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Saturday, November 10, 2007

My Wrists Hurt Real Bad

I promised to answer all questions in my last post and Deby asked me to do 7 truths about myself. What? Talk about myself? If you insist.


  1. I have an irrational fear of breaking my ribs--- My mom fell in the shower against the side of the tub and broke some ribs once. She kept calling the kids to come help her, and we kept saying “WHAT?” We were forbidden from saying “WHAT?” when somebody called for a long time. Now, I think to myself every time I step into the shower, “Don’t fall. Don’t break a rib. Don’t break a rib.” I will sometimes repeat the same mantra when I walk near the coffee table or other hard, low surface.
  1. Going to work sometimes feels like I’m going to scout camp--- Did I earn a merit badge today? No, but I did throw a peanut at N-All that went down his shirt (nothing but net!) He had to shake it out; it looked a lot like he was walking it out. Later, we all learned how to do a bow-hitch. They broke out the duct tape and some marshmallows, which I took as my cue to leave.
  1. If I could always wear four inch heels, I totally would.
  1. I am bad at returning messages lately--- I’m sorry if you were one of the casualties. I always seem to remember I need to do something at 1 in the morning. Is it socially acceptable to return calls when I remember to do so? My apologies in advance if I call you at 2:30am—but hey, you called me first!
  1. I feel guilty if I put Proximo into the play-pen that Other Half set-up.
  1. Other Half and I can’t go to bed at the same time otherwise we will talk forever and not sleep (bad since he has to teach the Future of America in the morning.)
  1. My wrists are exhibiting carpal tunnel type symptoms--- I had a huge project due at work where I did some serious screen time. I’m constantly lifting little items, 18 pound babies, and stressing my wrists throughout the day. I need to take a break for a couple days. See you next week.

15 comments:

Tiffany Twisted said...

apparently you can probably more than likely get me at 2:30am :)

compulsive writer said...

You may have already tried this, but my doctor recommended I wear my braces at night and take 200 mg. of a good B-6 before bedtime. It helped some. On a good day anyway.

April said...

I did fall in the shower one time and crash my ribs into the side of the tub. I didn't break anything, but it hurt like a mother and left a long, deep bruise that hurt for weeks. :( I'm always scared in the shower now.

Also, I have an irrational fear that ghosts watch me in the shower. Stupid Hollywood movies.

Sue said...

Whenever I take a bath (not a shower), I start thinking about what would happen if I had a seizure or something, and nobody knew and I drowned, and then I end up sort of leaning out of the tub, so that just in case I go unconscious I won't also drown.

wendysue said...

I'm trying to think of any instance in which you would not wear 4 inch heels. . . .I would guess that you even sneak four inch heels into the temple under your dress.

fijiangirl said...

I will miss you for the next couple of days!

kiki said...

Re: #4

It's okay. I'm pretty sure I sent you a text message late one night when you were in Florida, which is 2 hours later in time than it is here. So I think your phone probably dinged or rang or whatever at 2ish AM.

Sorry about that.

If you want to text me or call me in the middle of the night, it's perfectly acceptable because I always turn off my ringer.

Geo said...

I have an irrational fear of falling down my basement steps. Good thing I don't often wear four-inch heels. I'm too klutzy. I think you just have a gift.

Olivia said...

I love heels, but lately my feet have been having adverse reactions to them... It makes me feel old, which is exactly how heels are NOT supposed to make you feel. Also, I have carpal tunnel stuff, too. My mom got this awesome surgery though, where they went in with a scope, cut something in her hands, and she could type the next day and her carpal tunnel was cured forever. True story. I recommend that or some Noni juice.

Julie said...

And speaking of heels, I posted something that you should appreciate. You'll never look at my DH (or engineers) the same way again. Ever.

sue-donym said...

I feel guilty over everything.

Fig said...

A, I just came over to see if you'd posted anything new, after spending an hour updating my blog look. Lo and behold, I picked the exact same background color you have.

I just wanted to make it known that I didn't mean to and I'm sorry. Yours is cooler anyway. Please don't be mad.

Lois, Our Lady of Blogs said...

I have a fear of falling in the tub and knocking out all my teeth. I've had this fear ever since someone told me she did that.

Also, ever since someone told me that she barfs whenever she coughs, now I barf whenever I cough.

I hope that now I don't have a fear of breaking my ribs in the tub!

Tori :) said...

So... who helped your mom?

AzĂșcar said...

Good question, I honestly don't remember, we were small. I was probably around 9. It might have been my sister Jeffiner. I STILL feel guilty that we didn't answer straight away.