Now for those of you in Utah at the moment, I know it hasn't snowed in a week or so...but I have to tell you that I dread the snow. Let me rephrase that, I dread the ice that comes with the snow. This winter we had to deal with a pretty icy parking lot where we live. It got so bad that Chase couldn't get his car to reverse all the way out of a parking stall, and instead had it roll forward into a snow bank and get stuck. It resulted in him and two other guys having to push it out and Chase missing his first day of classes. This ice has also taken advantage of me and my inability to walk. Ice has been accumulating not only at our parking lot at home but at work as well. As a result, I have fallen twice this winter. Now, when I say fallen, I mean flat out hit the pavement, while in a skirt mind you, and have bruises to show for it. I have proof...
After my first fall I got a pretty wicked bruise on my elbow.
After my most recent fall, that happened just last week, I suffered injuries to my leg and elbow. I think the picture gives you somewhat of a look at the massive bruise that formed and the cuts and bruises from the ice that my knee received. It hurt pretty bad. I took NyQuil that night at 7:30 pm because I could not stand the pain any longer. Needless to say, these pictures were taken a day or two after the fall because I was in no mood to sit for a photo shoot. Luckily my loving husband brought me flowers and wrote me a poem about the incident. He's so great.
So, please, everyone the next time it snows, say a prayer for me. At the rate I'm going my next fall is gonna break something. Although I don't know how much it will help because I think this klutzy business runs in the family...my dad fell last week on black ice in Texas. He's hurting too. So wait, I guess wherever I live I may have to face ice. There's no escape!!!!