Saturday, October 10, 2009

An Award and a story

Debra at She Who Seeks--one of my fave blogs--has left me a lovely Kreative Blogger Award on her post. Thank you so much, Debra! I'm honored that you would include me in such great company!

Just to recap, the "official rules" of this award are as follows:

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it in your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know you nominated them.

So I liked the way Debra did this, posting one revelation about myself at a time and since I'm a little on new-job-overload, this will work well for me. So I hope you can bear with me while I do this. Then, I'll nominate a few of my favorite bloggers to recieve this award.

REVELATION #1: I', clumsy.

For example:

A few years ago, while running to answer the ringing phone (Who knows who that was?) I got my toes tangled up in the fringe on my Oriental rug and the afgan I had wrapped around me and did a flying, face plant on the hardwood floor! WHAAAP! My arms, still clutching the blanket, remained stubbornly at my side. (No time to react? Striking for better wages? Hunhhh. I had a serious talk with them later. They agreed they'd been unecessarily negligent.)

Now, all this would have been bad enough, but as I sat alone on the floor cradling my poor broken toe and crying "Ow-owowowow!" my normally docile cat, Sylvester, whom I had only recently adopted (a closeted neurotic)F-R-E-A-K-E-D OUT, came running over to me YOWLING and HISSING as if I've suddenly morphed into this alien creature that was about to eat him. It was so out of character that he was actually yelling at me for breaking my toe, that I couldn't help, but crack up. So, there we sat, facing off, me laughing/crying, and him hissing/yowling for a while until we both got ourselves under control. Then, he licked his fur and removed his neurotic self back to his chair.

Somewhere around the same season, I sprained my ankle. I think I was walking on a flat sidewalk (There might have been a prickly, round Sycamore seed pod involved) and BAM! Down I go. It was pretty ugly. So ugly, I figured I'd possibly broken it. So I decided to get it X-rayed just to be safe.

(I should mention here, that some 6 months before all of this drama, something happened to my heel. It was VERY tender for a long time, and I really couldn't pin point any particular incident when I'd hit it, kicked it or otherwise abused it, so I figured it was possibly the result of my DH inadvertantly kicking/bruising my heel by walking too close while I was wearing sandals...something he had a maddening tendency to do, not recognizing my personal foot space. Now? I cut a wide berth around him and keep my eye on his feet. He's always like, "What?")

So I get my ankle X-rayed. The Doctor comes back with the picture and slides it up into the light box.

Doctor: "Your ankle's just sprained. But what's this?" He points to a suspicious-looking shadow on my heel.

Me: "Hmmm."

Doctor: "That's a healed fracture."

Me: "Wow. Really? Well, it did hurt for a while, but-- I broke it?"

Doctor: (eyes narrowing) "You don't remember breaking it?"

Me: "Well, I-- Not exactly."

Doctor: "I see. Do you often hurt yourself and not remember how you did it?"

Me: What? No. I mean I might remember how I did it, but I'm sort of guessing."

Doctor: Leaning conspiratorily closer. "Do you frequently lose time, ma'am? Experience blackouts?"


I tried to keep a straight face as I hobbled out of his office. He watched me go, shaking his head pitiably, sure I was either 'Sybil' or a closet, black-out drinker.

Here's what I wanted to know: Where's that damned cat when I need him?


Sarah said...

OMG Barb..ROTFLMAO....that is too funny - I never thought of you as clumbsy...giggle snort - I know I just can't help it..I am in tears I am laughing so hard. As I was reading this the music from my blog was playing The Exorcist" in my you!
Hugs, Sarah

Sarah said...


Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Well join the club! I have several falls and breaks and silly stories about them too.

Hate to giggle about your predicaments, but you describe them so vividly and with such a sense of humour, I could not help myself.

Congrats on your award. Most deserving.

Snap said...


You have me laughing and holding my belly! You also remind me of ME! I can't wait to read the next six revelations!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Where's that damn cat when I need him?" Sylvester was probably hittin' the 'nip. Maybe HE's the closet addict and that's why he freaked out on you!

Barbara said...

Sarah, Yes, Sylvester was doing the cat version of the Excorsist in my living room! He was so funny, I was torn between calming him down and calming myself. LOL. Glad you enjoyed it, honey. ((hugs))B

Barbara said...

Thanks Bonnie. :p) Glad to give you a chuckle at my poor toe's (and ego's) expense... xo

Barbara said...

Snap, Hee-hee! Glad you got a smile out of it. Thanks for dropping by.

Barbara said...

Debra--Hahaha!! If you only knew. He's the funniest, most empathetic, wierdest cat I've ever had, but his favorite thing to do is lick me on the chin while furiously purring. That's when he's not sucking his thumb. Thanks again for the award!

Kathryn Magendie said...

LAUGHING - omg that doctor and you HAW, Barbara - that is so funny - though I'm sorry you were hurt but still *laughing!* and your cat screaming at you...laugh! this is so funny - :-)

Barbara said...

Kat, heee-heee, I know, thinking back on his panic-stricken expression still makes me laugh. If only he could speak... Have a great day! xo

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Now what was it that you broke or bruised? The ego? I am so laughing out loud my face hurts! Just the picture of your cat howling at you while you're trying to collect yourself and grabbing the broken toe is beyond. I'm seeing the Funniest Home Video award in my head!

Renee said...

I love this Barb.

Have you started work and if so, I hope it is going well.

Love Renee xoxo

Barbara said...

Alicia, If only I'd had a video camera trained on my idiotic feet and on Sylvester's reaction. It totally would have won money. As it was, all I got out of it was an amusing memroy. And a broken toe. :p)

Barbara said...

Or memory. What the heck is a memroy? Argh. Brain freeze.

Barbara said...

Dear Renee, Yes, I started almost two weeks ago and I'm only wearing band-aids sometimes now. :p) It's an adjustment, but interesting. But my brain is officially mush at 5pm. Thanks for asking, hon. Hugs to you, xo B

TheRoosterChick said...

OGM, thanks for the laugh! I had a similar -planting of the face - while making a tp run from the potty to the hall closet... with errr um my pants down. I was clawing at everything in sight to remain vertical, but to no avail… said face was planted. Not one of my best moments. Thank goodness I was home alone with no witnesses - other than Cat Face. She was very supportive and remained right by my side while sniffing at my nose until I could compose myself. Cat Face if you’re reading this, thanks again for your unwavering dedication.

Barbara said...

RoosterChick, LOL! That sounds exactly like something I'd do, though your cat sounds much more supportive than mine.:P) Thanks for stopping by!