a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Falling... I'm fahhhhhhhhhhlling... I'm fahhhhlling in...

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Falling... I'm fahhhhhhhhhhlling... I'm fahhhhlling in...

SUMMARY: ...my yard...
Backfill: My comment on a friend's Facebook post this morning, May 5 2020

Friend said (in part):

...Falling in the flower bed and landing on a metal tub overturned with a one-inch rim on the bottom will leave a nice curved impression on one's back while also turning one's back black and red...The hardest part is getting out of bed...after that it's easier but not pain free.

My response:

Oh, ouch.

Pretty sure I didn't fall as much when I was younger as I do now, despite trying to pay close attention and doing my balance exercises... er... most of the time.

 I'll join you having fallen yesterday, tripped over I think a rough piece of concrete, having evaded all the obviously out-of-kilter pieces of concrete. I thought I was going to catch myself as my feet tried to stay under me while I was plunging forward, realized that that path would have me tripping over a 12" garden fence and possible whacking my head against a tree, but when I tried to slow or turn, down I went, and all I could think was, "don't fall on that new knee again!". Landed on side on my hip and elbow.

 Yep, finding a comfortable position last night was challenging and I sure feel it today. Sadly, my bruise has no interesting shape whatsoever, so I feel cheated on that score. (On that sore?) And I cannot possibly post a photo of my bruise on my upper thigh for fear of attracting voyeurs. So, instead, here's a picture of the scene of the crime against my humanity.

 I hope your bruises heal even faster than hoped for.

I avoided the piece of wood that's sticking up. I avoided the offset crack in the concrete. I believe that I somehow caught my foot on the next crack, which is not offset. And then fell at the end of the concrete there.  I should've drawn a chalk line around myself to see where exactly I landed, because I can never exactly remember after I get up, and I think it would be helpful in understanding how I go.  Ah, well, at least you get to see some flowers.

P.S. I can't remember any of the lyrics that go with the "I'm faaaaalllling " repeated that I'm thinking of, and of course so there are a zillion songs with "i'm falling in love with you", so you'll just have to imagine.

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