Apparently she who is without pain should keep her mouth shut and not brag about it on her blog, lest she be punished for her pride! lol
First let me just say that I’m fine- a little bruised and sore, a tiny bit discouraged, but okay. And the camera is fine!! It was dangling from my neck and the telephoto lens nearly clipped the cement step, but I caught it with my hand.
Next, a message to my children and those who know me well-these strange accidents CAN happen to other people!! It is NOT my fault they keep happening to me. Really. Other people fall down. They just seem to do it skiing or dancing- not walking around their own yard. J
So, to make a long story short, here is what happened this morning. I went on my walk down the hill and back and was even congratulating myself on my faster pace. When I returned to the yard I noticed that a new lily had bloomed and I stopped on the little stone path to take a picture. Buddy kept bothering my feet and getting in the way. I was fussing at him when I suddenly stepped on something, felt a tug on my shoe, and went sprawling into the cement steps in front of the kitchen door. As I said, I managed to save the camera, but slammed my leg and one arm down on the steps. I ended up sitting down on the brick patio and I nearly couldn’t get up because Buddy kept trying to jump on my lap! I finally put the camera on the top step, threw Buddy about two feet away, and pushed myself up. The leg and arm are now a little sore, but nothing broken!! Yeah!! That’s always important when I fall!!
What was truly strange was the reason for the fall! I have been walking in a pair of shoes I bought specifically for the treadmill because they have a special cloth inset in the sole that is supposed to improve your footing on the rubber mat surface. Well, they were not made for walking on a rocky road and the cloth had torn loose! I stepped on the piece, tripped myself, and down I went! Yes, even though Buddy was in close proximity, it was not his fault.
So…another day with another pain. Accidents just happen.