Wren of grace vs All Hallows Eve

Today, so far I’ve: 1) jammed my little toe on that sneaky, hard maple dresser in the guest room in the darkest of the wee hours; 2) lost my footing on those wicked stairs down into the garage; and 3) had my forehead whacked by the edge of the evil washing machine lid.

I think I may have broken the toe. It’s quite sore, swollen and a blue around the base. But there’s nothing you can do about a broken toe. You can’t put a cast on it. And my little toe is so little I don’t think taping it to the uninjured toe next to it would do much good. So I’ve been icing it and trying to keep my weight off it when I walk. It makes for an interesting gait.

I was taking some recycling stuff to the bin in the garage. There are five steps down. Somehow, I mis-stepped on the second one, started to fall, grabbed the two-by-four banister and managed to stay on my feet as I slid/hopped down the other three steps to the floor. I twisted my back and my left hand is yelling at me for the unexpectedly heavy use. Lesson? Pay more attention on staircases.

There’s a sore, throbby knot just above my right eyebrow. That evil washer lid fell forward out of the blue just as I was leaning down and reaching into the tub for a single wet sock, one I’d missed while loading the drier. OWW!

It’s only 1:30 in the afternoon. I’m almost afraid to move—and there’s nearly a whole day and evening ahead, hours and hours during which I might unexpectedly add more mishaps to the running list. And my middle name has always, always been Grace.

And it’s Halloween.

Listen, Halloween spirits: We have treats to hand out liberally when the time comes tonight, so please, no more tricks? Take it easy on me.

Now, I think I’ll go make myself a cup of decaf. I promise to be extra careful with the boiling water.





5 thoughts on “Wren of grace vs All Hallows Eve

  1. Sorry about all of the “tricks”. Kick that dryer into submission…no, don’t do that with the condition of your toe! Love the jack-o-lantern.


  2. Haunted goings on ayonder in your abode! Toss the salt over your shoulder, turn around three times – slowly of course, and promise the spirits you will leave the best of the candy for them tonight. Happy Halloween!


  3. Oh, dear. Hope that All Hallows Day brought you some relief from those nasty spirits. And I especially hope that everything is just bruised, not broken or sprained! Take care of yourself!


  4. Thank goodness your middle name is Grace. Who knows what would happen otherwise. I like your pumpkin.

    Sad as it may sound I always am happier to bre wearing white shoes on dark steps because at least I know where my feet are.


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