Thursday, July 3, 2008

Have no fear! I’ll break the fall with my face!

I had a pretty good day yesterday. I went to the gym at 5AM and got in a pretty good workout. I accomplished a lot at work. I came home and went on an 8 mile bike ride with Chris. He finally got his bike so it was nice to cycle around the lake together. We came home, made a great dinner of Morton’s Steak, homemade mashed potatoes/yams, and a salad. I read the book I got from the library – The Biggest Loser Program (silly as it sounds, it’s a pretty good book) and went to bed at just after 10 PM.

At 11:30 PM Chris was awoken by the following sight…

One of my feet was twisted backwards and sideways in the sheets and the rest of me was… face first on the floor screaming ‘OWWW!!!’ muffled by the carpet.

You know how you have dreams that you are falling and you wake up startled? I was having one of those dreams. But when I woke up I discovered that I was, in fact, falling. I was startled awake just before I hit the floor but not early enough to throw my arms out to protect myself.

I landed on my face.

So here’s the problem. I’ve got a very obvious carpet burn across my chin and up my nose, my left side is swollen from hitting the floor with such force, and I’ve got a limp from my twisted ankle. When people ask what happened, I can’t tell them I fell off my bed at 28 years old soooo I’m going to say…

I was coming out of the library with my new Madonna CD when a group of rabid teenagers approached me. They didn’t want to wait the 12 week time it takes to make it to the front of the reserve list so they attacked me… with carpet swatches.

Isn't the bump on the left side of my chin lovely?


sewcreative said...

Your look is classic. Don't worry sweetheart, I gave your cousin Gretchen and Aunt Liz a heads up about your face. After all the WHOLE family will be here for the wedding this weekend. I didn't want them to be freaked out when they got a look at that face of yours. So......I told them that you were riding your bike and hit fake turf and fell on your face. It sounds better than your excuse. You were at least exercising in my story. Plus they are sure to question Chris and to see if you and he were having a fight or something.

Always watching out for you. Love, mom

Vanessa said...

Oh you poor thing! Ice your ankle and take good care of you.

I love your story. Or you could always tell people you fell off your bike. Should cover all the injuries with one easy excuse!

Lizzie M. said...

I'm just jealous you got to do all those things w/o four crying kids around your ankles.

But hey, who knew sleeping could be so dangerous?!?

Nicole said...

Niiiice! And just in time for the wedding:)

Btrony said...

you poor thing... but you know what?

You still look HOT!

Anonymous said...

OUCH! I thought that only happened to kids. Glad it was minor and that you heal quickly.

Expression on your face = priceless!


JD said...

True, the look is classic, you look like your about to burst into tears, awww