Friday, August 8, 2008

the tumble



I seem to be accident prone, a trait shared by my dad.
In this instance, a foolish tumble off a wall.
As in, see Jen want to shut the dumpster lids that are perpetually and infuriatingly left open at all times by the catering facility on the other side of her patio fence. See Jen step from the patio chair, spring up the patio wall and stand there with a broom to shut said lids. See Jen steady herself by grabbing onto a fence plank. See fence plank come out of fence wall like a stripped screw. See Jen propel backwards off wall, fall sideways straight down onto patio chair, then concrete. See heavy pottery pot fall on top of Jen and smash into many pieces. See Jen lay on concrete, stunned, gasping for air after smashing not only pottery, chair and cactus (yes, cactus..) but several ribs on left side as well. See Jen a big mess with large bruises, egg size lumps, scrapes and cuts all over.

I hope the weekend improves from here. The patio is still a mess, but the F**king lids are shut.

7 comments:

Lorelei said...

OMG!
I hope you feel better fast. Geez Louise, Jen!
Sounds like something that would totally happen to me too. I can relate.

Willa said...

Oh my gosh! Poor thing. Yeah, I would totally do that, too Hope you feel better soon.

Gaea said...

Ahhhh! Ok Humpty Dumpty! If you just wanted to stay in bed in make jewelry all day, you didn't have to throw yourself off a wall! I hope you are recovering!

Jennifer Stumpf said...

ha! you guys are making me laugh, and it hurts to laugh! thanks for the good wishes. :D

Mary Newton Designs said...

So sorry about your accident. Hope you recover soon! Mary

karengberger said...

You poor dear...I hope you have time to rest well and let these hurts heal. I am so sorry that this happened to you, and hope you are feeling better soon. God bless you.

Sarah said...

I shouldn't laugh, as obviously you got hurt, but that last sentence made me guffaw out loud at my desk (and earned me a curious look from my boss :D )