I am an idiot.

3 Feb

Our basement has 9 steps. They are carpeted, and have nothing to hang onto. We know it’s a problem, but since we’ll eventually spend a few thousand gutting the entire basement, we don’t do much about it. Slightly unsafe, but we handle it.

Today, somehow, I slipped and fell down the entire flight, slamming into a plastic bin at the bottom of the stairs. I thought my father was going to shit himself.

I’m lucky-nothing broken, aside from a fingernail torn from the nail bed a bit, and my back, which is aching from being thrown out. I have a giant bruise on my boob, which took the majority of the impact, and some scrapes on other pointy bits. How I avoided breaking anything is rather amazing to me.

What’s funny is that I don’t really recall what I slipped on, or falling. I vaguely remember realizing I was falling through the air, and heading for the bin. I’m sure I was saved by the fact that I don’t flail when I fall, I go limp. I didn’t reach out for anything. I just fell.

I’m fine. Just sore, and amazed that I’m ok. But it’s a little scary that I don’t recall what caused the fall.

Anyway, just wanted to point out that I’m a moron. My kids come by their klutz factor honestly.

6 Responses to “I am an idiot.”

  1. Nat February 3, 2007 at 11:58 am #

    I can’t judge. I’m just as clumsy. hahaha

  2. talk talk talk February 3, 2007 at 12:08 pm #

    Ouch! I hate basement steps, they always seem to lean down. I hope you feel fine soon. 🙂

  3. Tortuguita February 3, 2007 at 4:31 pm #

    The boobs come in handy, eh?
    I’m glad you’re so calm about it all and I hope you feel better soon.
    I’d get that hubby of yours to give you a good massage.

  4. Magdalena February 3, 2007 at 8:25 pm #

    Shit! That could have been bad…I’m glad it wasn’t. Boobs have many great uses; breaking falls being just one of them. 🙂

  5. krista February 4, 2007 at 1:54 am #

    I am right there w/ ya sister. I’m still licking my wounds from my tumble last week. Somehow I am not able to walk and talk on the phone at the same time. Remember I’m the one fell/tripped/tumbled out of my office bld and broke my foot for mothers day. Klutz is in my genes too. Hope that didn’t pass to Lance.

  6. puddlejumper February 5, 2007 at 5:35 pm #

    ouch. hope you are starting to feel better!

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