I have to be one of the most klutzy individuals on the face of the earth. I am a complete and total bona fide spastic spastazoid. Oh it’s nothing to worry about – I don’t have a pending neurological condition (at least I pray I don’t) – I’ve always been this way – since I was a teenager I have tripped over or run into every thing possible that was in my path. If it is there in a room, I will bump into it, trip over it, fall on top of it, or generally just bruise some part of my anatomy as I attempt to pass by it. Truth.
At lunch the other day with friends, we were joking about how navigationally challenged I am — I was trying to prove I knew which way was West by flailing my left arm straight out from my body — right into the right boob of an old woman who was passing by – dang near de-boobitated her in the process. Spasmo – that’s me.
I have a lovely glass coffee table in my living room – look at some of the pictures on EmmaLou’s page and you will be able to see it – it’s very old; I found it at a consignment shop but I fell in love with it and had to bring it home. Little did I realize it’s a solid piece of glass and very thick. The problem with this is I keep running into it and it hurts. I always have at least one bruise on a leg or a foot from where I’ve run into this table hundreds of times. Now what bothers me is the fact that I could actually lose my balance and fall onto the table and be really hurt. So if there is anyone in the Dayton OH area who is looking for a lovely old glass coffee table please email me – I think it needs a new home.
Anyway, I’m getting distracted from my story…. I run into things – doors, tables, couches, I trip over shoes and I slip on area rugs and we all know the story of the infamous fall on the ice last January. I’m a walking disaster waiting to happen. Often when I hit something, EmmaLou will be there with me looking at me like I’m some kind of nut case who doesn’t even know where her own furniture is.
The other day Devoted Spouse was at his volunteer job, and I was at home waiting for the Sears repairman to arrive. I was on my way into the kitchen and I turned the corner from the dining room into the kitchen and what did I do — I missed my turn and hit the edge of the wall with my bad shoulder. Ouch. Stupid and painful. EmmaLou just stood there and looked at me. I went on into the kitchen and decided to make a cup of tea. As I was opening the kitchen cupboard to get out a cup, the phone rang and startled me and what did I do? I hit myself in the head with the cupboard door as I looked toward the phone. There sat EmmaLou shaking her doggie head at me. Ouch again. That one hurt.
Not long after that I tripped over one of her dog toys and hit the antique heavy wooden coffee table (it was originally a ship’s hatch on a WW II ship) in the family room and ended up falling onto the couch (thank goodness I fell onto the couch and not the floor). There was EmmaLou right there looking at me. Suddenly the doorbell rang.
Guess what happened? EmmaLou swung around so quickly she smacked her nose right on the coffee table. Hard. Had to have hurt. I sat on the couch and looked at her and shook my head. She looked back at me and I swear she smiled. She was having a sympathy klutzy moment with me.
I’m thinking of wrapping my lower half in bubble wrap to protect my knees and legs and hips from table edges – but that doesn’t stop the top part of me from running into door edges, walls, and cupboards. Sigh. I need total bubble wrap. And perhaps a little bit of bubble wrap for EmmaLou would be a good idea. Or maybe we should just put ourselves in a padded environment with only soft furniture and live in bean bag chairs forever. Sigh.
We’re just a klutzy bundle of bruises at Chez Crone and Bear It these days.