Friday, December 17, 2010

Bad juju

Don't you hate it when you're trying to do the right thing but somehow the day just seems to turn all upside-down and inside-out?

Yesterday there was some bad karma at my house.



To set the scene: I'm hobbling on crutches due to an injured hip and fractured foot. The dogs and I are navigating a couple of rooms in the front of the house (as the main living areas remain only partly demolished), and the cat is winding her way between my legs at every opportunity.

Suddenly Bracken jumps up against a bookshelf in our entrance hall/makeshift kitchenette, sending a  mixing bowl crashing to the floor. The glass splinters everywhere, I grab both dogs, hustle them outside and reach for the largest pieces of glass, immediately slicing my finger. Blood starts dripping all over the floor as I try to find some paper towel and hop around in a clumsy attempt to gather up the remaining glass, find a rubbish bin and wrangle the vacuum cleaner, all the while leaving a trail of (rather pretty) red splashes amongst the glittering splinters. The dogs start to bark and leap excitedly at the screen door just as the phone starts ringing, while our cat makes a mad dash through the chaos, spreading the mess further and knocking one of my crutches clattering onto the floorboards....

I stand still for a moment and take some deep breaths.

.... *one* ....

.... *two*.....

.... *three* ....


.

4 comments:

sakurasnow said...

Oh no! I'm very sorry to hear about all that bad juju coming together all at once! Hope you, both the dogs, and the cat have all recovered from the chaos and that you're having a soothing, relaxing weekend.

Janne said...

Sounds like something I could do. Hope you get well soon!

Jo said...

Oh dear! Not fun. It gets a bit like that with renovations. I have things all over the floors and piled on every surface, cats uneasy, tripping over....

the textured leaf said...

OH Noooooo! You poor dear. Things can only get better. I love the sign. I need to get me one of those!

... also ...

Related Posts with Thumbnails