Jul 2, 2009

Laid Up On A Holiday Weekend

For once I actually had plans to accomplish, but they got shelved in a matter of moments.
I got today off, as well as Friday, from work for a nice 4-day weekend.
Today I was going to sleep in and then run one errand and be home for the rest of the day to do things in the yard (like weed-whack, etc....)

I took off to go run said errand around 10:00 am and found out when I got there, that they weren't open until 1:00 pm. Great.
So now I had some time to kill. I decided to go get some groceries and off I went to the store.

Got back when they were open and got things taken care of and then I made a quick stop to pick up some more birdseed (I was starting to run out).
By now it was after 2:00 p.m., and much later than I wanted to be out, but whatever. I still had the rest of the afternoon.

I got the groceries out of the car and was walking up to the front door when my right foot slipped.
I overcompensated and lurched with my left foot to balance myself, but was carrying all the groceries so my balance was off.
I twisted my left ankle, dropped the bags of groceries, and fell on the ground.

I know I'd screwed something up, so I hobbled into the house and then brought the bags in.
I took off my shoes and socks and.... yup. My ankle was already swollen.
I'd sprained it pretty bad.

So now instead of all the things I had planned to do, I had to park on the couch with a bag of ice on my ankle and the bottle of ibuprofen next to me.

My whole day got shot full of holes and I got nothing accomplished.

Tomorrow, Hotness and I are going to Seattle to meet up with my mom and her husband.
We'd planned this for a couple of weeks now and I'll be darned if I'm going to cancel it because of a sprained ankle.

I'll dose up on Ibuprofen and Tylenol tonight. And tomorrow... I still have the Vicoden from when I busted my toe.
I'm going to hobble around the city and enjoy myself if it kills me.

So if you see a bald guy limping around downtown Seattle on Friday, it's not a random homeless guy.
It's just gimpy old me.

1 things people had to say:

technogreek said...

That totally sucks!