Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Notice the ice all over this snow person. And the little bits of white around him - those are flecks of paint that have come off with the freezing/thawing.
I moved the figure out so it wouldn't be under the gutters that desperately need to be cleaned. Do I have a big tree that dumps tons of oak leaves in those gutters? Nope.
Then I turned around to go down the steps and promptly slipped and fell, despite the Ice Melt I'd been putting down all day. The Universe was good to me, though, I was able to pop back up, shakey but ok. I have a feeling that I turned just enough that my butt hit on the wallet I keep in my back pocket, and of course I also had a coat with a liner. My arm got bruised and swollen, but, not knowing what else to do, I sat down after a bit and started picking stitching out of a mending job and that calmed me down and allowed me to keep ice on the arm while I kept working. And soon, the swelling and bruising started to go down. Today, it's almost gone.
So, it's ibuprofin for my butt, but I can start tapering off. I'm going out now to do some errands, and I'm going to be careful.