Thursday, October 15, 2009

So here's the thing...

It started with a need. Jamie and Easton needed more drawer space for their clothes. Their dresser was just not cutting it. So I got creative I did. Because as I once heard Dr Phil say, "There is no such thing as money problems, just creativity problems." (I wonder if he still says that in this economy cuz I'm thinking there are a lot of money problems right about now)

So I said to myself, "Hey self, why don't you take the ginormous dresser out of Landon's room, especially because he only uses about a third of it, and put it in J and E's room?" Why not indeed. And that's just what I did, all by myself, because I am one tough chic.

While playing musical dressers my S.H.E.-ness (sidetracked home executive) got the better of me, as it often does and I suddenly found myself in the middle of another project.

These yard sale find shutters have been following me around for years just waiting for the perfect place to be put and yesterday was their day. Yesterday, right in the midst of my dresser mess and chaos, I decided to hang these lovely shutters by J and E's bedroom window. Simple enough--right? Well it would have been if not for my one stupid mistake.

The piano bench was my mistake. The old rickety piano bench that tips over every time the wind blows (it really does). It is not a stable bench, not at all and it certainly should never be stood upon. It would definitely be a very dumb idea to stand on that rickety old piano bench. And that is exactly what I kept telling myself the entire time I was standing on it to reach the top of the shutters.

So I wasn't very surprised when I felt myself falling downward, nope not at all. And when I saw my foot twist under that there rickety bench and felt my body slam down on top of that bent up foot I said, "Oh that can't be good."

And then the screaming started. It was like being on a roller coaster, I just couldn't stop screaming. That was some crazy pain. It only got worse from there and soon I couldn't walk at all. Stupid.

The bad news is that I crunched the corner of my leg bone right at the bottom where it meets my foot, so I get to be in a lot of pain and hobble around on crutches for three or four weeks. Not happy. The good news is that I only crunched the corner of my bone so it doesn't need to be set or have a cast, which means I get to avoid more visits to the doctor and extra medical expenses. Very happy.

So the moral of the story is, don't be a S.H.E., don't be dumb, don't stand on rickety piano benches and always, ALWAYS listen to the little voice in the back of your head that tells you when you are being a dumb, rickety bench stander on-er S.H.E. when all you really wanted to do was to get a bigger dresser for your girls.

P.S. I almost posted a picture of the huge-o-mongous bruise I got on my leg too because it is something to behold let me tell you. But it's on the back of my upper thigh and what kind of crazy woman would post a picture of the back of her upper thigh? Not me.
But you really should see my bruise because... WOW.

12 comments:

KK said...

Glad you don't need a cast at least. Be careful! I hope if heals soon.

Marcie said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch. The whole "bone crunching" description really turns my stomach for you. Hope you heal quickly and can get back to all of your fun projects.

Heidi J said...

oooohhh definitely glad its not worse! good luck

The Cranes said...

Sorry, I laughed at your story because you have such a delightfully funny way of telling it. But it really wasn't funny what happened. Sorry and hope you heal quickly. Now my daughter and two of my cousins have had x-rays in a matter of days. Enough with the accidents!!

4boyzmdmom said...

Oh, I just shivered reading your description; it just made me hurt for you! OUCH!! You do have a way with words, though! Get better soon....

Jessica said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who plays musical furniture! I usually pick the weekend my husband is at scout camp or something. You are lucky your break is as small as it is. I had a roommate who broke off the end of her leg bone and had to have surgery. 7 screws and a plate in her leg!!! I'd take a purple & blue upper thigh any day!! Make sure you show it off to your husband ;)

MaryRC said...

awww no Jeanette. Are you like me, I do not own a decent step ladder or ladder. It's ridic! I stand on furniture, i pile furniture to reach the out of reach places. Oh so sorry, get better quick!

Stoddard Family said...

The shutters are adorable though! I'm sorry they came at such a price. Hope it gets better quickly.

Unknown Mami said...

Well you certainly were taking caare of business, but I'm sorry it was at the expense of your body. Ouch!

Bren's Life said...

Come on now! why would you nlot of stood on the piono bench with a chair on top of it for more height??? I hope your ok,that really stinks

Anonymous said...

I read this to Paul and he said "like mother, like daughter" I've been lucky so far. Sure feel bad for you....sounds so painful. Wish I were there to help. Your shutters look great, though. Take care. Love you!

Shellie said...

Ayayayayay! I could SO see myself doing that. Except that I never find time for big projects like that, usually. But I can't count how many times I've stood on something unstable like that. At my height, it's a risk I have to take.