Friday, February 22, 2008

The Ice Man Cometh...



It's just not a good thing when you look out your window and the world looks shiny and glazed over! We had a terrible ice storm settle upon us yesterday. And so what did I do, or try to do? At dinner time (not earlier in the day) I attempted to go out to retrieve the mail from the mail box...at the curb. Have you ever seen the cartoon of a person slipping on a banana peel? That was me slipping on the ice, but I had only taken one step outside my garage. Yes, it did look shiny and glazed. Yes, for some reason, I did think I could make it to the grass. And, yes, my feet flew up in the air and I landed on my butt and then my head hit the concrete!. Luckily, I think, I had my hood on so I had a small bit of padding on my head. I'm okay but I do have a bit of a headache this morning! You would think my 50 year old self would have been smarter than this!

But I did get 3 1/2 layouts done yesterday! YAY!

P.S. As my DD posted in her comment, yes indeed, she did suggest that I take my cell phone with me when I attempted to go to the mailbox. That was using her noggin! Fortunately, I didn't have to use it. But it would have been a sight to see me, flat on my back, trying to get back into the garage. I had no traction! I couldn't push back into the garage. I couldn't stand up. I finally was able to roll over and crawl the few inches back to dry concrete. What a sight that must have been! Thank you OctoTracy!

7 comments:

Amadia said...

Absolutely understand about the ice storm, this is the most snow we have had in over 29 years. So high, you have to be careful at all intersections because you do not know what may be coming around the corner! Where is spring?

beth said...

wow! cool photos. hope you are feeling ok after your fall.

thanks for playing along and happy spying!

nicole said...

great 'cold' photos!!
thanks for spying with us.

Octopusouphut said...

You forgot to mention how me, you daughter, told you to take your cell phone outside just in case you fell. Of course, you didn't need to use it...but still. Who was the smart one? lol

Magpie said...

Hope your rear isn't too sore after that icy mishap, lol! Once I had to go out for an ultrasound when I was about 7 mths. pregnant. We got there fine, but pulling onto our steep concrete driveway proved crazy. Couldn't make it all the way into the garage, but I couldn't walk from the car to the house. So I had to crawl up the yard on my hands and knees! Probably hilariously comical for all my neighbors.

Lisa said...

it is an icy icy world right now. my drive way is a skating rink! I also suggest a helmet :)

Pearl Maple said...

Fantastic photos - the calendar says spring is just around the corner but sure seems to be slow this year.