There are days when I think I am doing okay and then there are days when I know that I am not. I guess as long as I still realize that I have those lapses I am okay, right? So today let me share a few of the things that I have had to laugh about over the past couple weeks.
It all started with my broken pinky toe. I was in the garage getting something out of the freezer and as I walked past my car, past the steps to the upstairs apartment my pinky toe reached out grabbed the bottom of the stair. As I looked down the toe was at an angle and not a good angle. I have been down this road too many times to count so I limped into the house and found the medical tape and had Chris do the whole buddy tape to the next toe thing. Fortunately there have been very few occasions that I needed to actually wear shoes (thanks pandemic) so I was able to manage for several weeks with just barefoot or sandals. Last week it finally was healed to the point I could stop taping it up and could actually wear shoes. Yippee.
I haven’t had to get gas much lately but I found myself needed to fill up a couple weeks ago. It has been so long since I have filled up the tank I kind of forgot how to do it. To the point it was embarrassing! I kept trying to put my credit card in the slot and it was just flopping around. It just would not go in. I tried multiple times and was getting exasperated until I realized I WAS PUTTING IT IN THE SLOT WHERE THE RECEIPT COMES OUT! Good thing I had my mask on so if they review the security cameras of this crazy woman they won’t be able to fully identify me. Oh my goodness. Once I got it in the right slot it worked like a dream.
One of the things that I do as a volunteer is help gather and price books for the AAUW Book Sale. Although we were unable to hold it this year we have started a safe collection of books for the next sale. My category to price is History and Political which means I am not tempted to bring any of those books home with me. I went to price the overflowing books in my category one day and as luck would have it two other women who head up the book sale came in to work as well. It isn’t a huge space and since others were there I masked up. My usually 6 boxes were on the floor around my table to load into and as I went to add a tally mark to the page of filled boxes my foot caught the corner of one of the boxes (I blame the mask) and down I went. It was one of those slo motion falls when I caught myself once and then kind of rolled and fell again. It was dramatic. If I had been alone it would have been better but oh no – I had two concerned witnesses. I assured them I was okay when I really wasn’t because that is what I do. I finished my boxes and hobbled to my car. I have never had bruises of these proportions before and I have had a lot of bruises. My entire left thigh from top to knee is one bruise and I have multiple places on my lower leg where I caught the boxes. Sigh. The bruises are now a lovely hue of purple, yellow and black so they are healing. I will spare you pictures of the carnage.
Finally another gas story. This week I found my gas tank amazingly almost on empty so I headed to the gas station again. I clicked the lever to pop the door on the side of the car and when I walked around the car it was still shut. I tried it 10 times, no joke, before giving up and driving home. I texted Chris and asked him to be ready to help me pry it open because I was on empty and really needed to fill up before a scheduled trip to Hendersonville the next day. I drove in the driveway and just left the car in the driveway so it would be easy to access. I walked around the car and you guessed it – the little gas door was open. A miracle I like to think but if that miracle had happened when I was at the gas station I would have liked it a bit better.
So there you have it. I have found that if I choose to laugh about situations it makes it much easier and less stressful. In my life there seems to be a lot to laugh about. What about yours? Tell me about your silly things in the comments and remember that each comment this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – In the Pink.