photo by me
It all started when I woke up this morning and it all went downhill from there. Tell me, do you ever have days like that too?
By 9:00 AM I found myself lying flat on my back on the office floor at work like a crippled old lady. Why? Because my back went out. Just like a crippled old lady. But the world does seem so much more interesting when viewed from the floor up.
Unable to move well, I went to pick up a corner shelf I had decided to purchase from the classifieds. It was much larger and heavier than I had though and wouldn't fit any which way inside our little red car. So I thought I'd be extra independent and self-relient and hoist it on to the roof and tie it down with ropes. It looked pretty good, if I do say so myself. Kind of like a canoe or something perched on top of our little red car.
A block down the road and I realized I probably shouldn't drive on the freeway like this so I called my sister to bring her SUV to help me out. While on the phone, at a stop light, I watched my $15 corner shelf slide off the back of the car and into the traffic behind me. I may have slipped a curse word. Maybe.
While the shelf stayed mostly intact, it scratched a big scratch down the trunk of our little red car.
Mortified, horrified, and completely humiliated, I pulled my car over and ran to my shelf in the middle of the road, still in my skirt and crippled old lady back. A kind stranger picked up my shelf and set it on the side of the road for me. I then parked my car nearby and waited for my sister to rescue me. I may have cried a little. Maybe.
And then I took my sister to the wonder that is Yogurt Stop to make everything better. There is little in life that cannot be made better with a tart frozen yogurt topped with juicy berries.
But probably I should not have even got out of bed today.
That is all.