you see... yesterday morning maggie had to go out to potty. since most of the *snow* had melted over the weekend, i thought it would be ok to just slip on a pair of john's house shoes and a jacket instead of getting all geared up for the weather.
i fastened maggie's leash on her collar and opened the door; she ran out the door, down the steps, and into the yard ahead of me. the sun was shining brightly on what *snow* still lay on our front yard. i took note of how beautiful it was.
when she had used up all the slack in her leash, maggie stopped and turned around to look at me as if to say,
"you know it's the side yard or bust, mom!!!"
i laughed to myself at her and took a step off the front porch. i took the second step before realizing that the *snow* wasn't giving beneath my feet...
it was then that it happened.
i had absolutely NO CONTROL:/
i was standing on a solid sheet of ICE...
but not for long!!!
for, in slow motion my left foot started sliding to the east and my right to the south west... given that the leash handle was all i had to hold onto,
DOWN i went right on my bum:o
"the side yard or bust, mom!!!"
the first thing i did was think, "is my arm broken???" because i was feeling pain... then, upon deciding that it wasn't, i looked around to see if anyone saw.
no one in sight.
it was at that point, that i started laughing at myself, ALOUD:P
what a dork!!! there i sat with only thin flannel pj bottoms separating my bum from a couple of inches of ice. maggie was STILL looking at me (at that point, in total disgust) waiting for me to take her to the side yard dammit, and i was just trying to figure out (through laughter) how i was going to get myself in a vertical position and back to the porch???
don't worry, i have no pride;
finally, when i made it back to the porch, i stood and walked very carefully around the perimeter of my house holding on to the siding for dear life... i made it to the side yard where maggie prefers to relieve herself:)
and, btw (if anyone is wondering)???
my hip isn't broken at all; thank you, d:)
but(t), my bum is still a little tender:b
love and GOd's blessings,