Monday, February 2, 2009
We all fall down...
My husband said it would be funny if I typed this post using only the keys that the left hand is supposed to use. This would translate into this:
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I will do my best. See, this only proves our mothers right - we should hold on with both hands. I like using both hands to drive, to ride a bike, to knit, to chop an onion, to wash my hair, and to type. Unfortunately, only my left hand showed up to work this morning.
Although much of our snow has melted, the thick layer of ice underneath has remained, especially in the front yard. Our Northern exposure helps ice linger on the grass and driveway. I walked out to meet Libby Lu arriving home after a weekend away only to lose my footing and slide down the slight rise of our front lawn. Fortunately, I did not slide completely under the vehicle parked in the drive. Unfortunately, I did not fall like all good ice skaters should, on my bum. I fell to my right and I broke another important safety rule and tried to break my fall with my hand. My right hand. I was fine for a while. When the soreness continued I took some ibuprofen, but the pain grew and by this morning I found myself in the doctor's office. X-rays show maybe a small crack, maybe not.
My students have a day off from writing - happy Monday.