December 31st, 2005


Death pool update

Turns out my hubby is far sneakier than I'd ever given him credit for. I was fully equipped and on guard for explosions and toxic fumes, but I overlooked the stairs/waxed floor/wool socks combo he cleverly set up.

While fighting to remain conscious last night I heard the dog whining outside the basement window. We live in a high-ranch bungalow, so I ran up the back stairs and headed to the front ones thinking 'okay, be careful, your socks are slippery'. Apparently the message didn't get to my feet in time, and they shot straight out from under me on the very first step, leaving my tailbone to tackle the descent alone. Luckily my recent hibernation has meant it has an extra layer of cushioning, so it escaped with only minor bruising. I reached out with my left hand to grab the railing and missed, but I did manage to tear the garland off the banister, I guess I figured wooden beads bonking me on the head would be soothing. I managed to miss kicking the stack of library books down on top of me, but I did mangle my right shoulder fairly badly. This is the one that keeps moving around in the socket, and with each stair I could feel it grinding away. After lying in a heap at the bottom of the stairs for a couple of minutes (really no swearing at all!), I got up, let the dog in and proceeded much more carefully back downstairs to settle in for a night of suckiness.

It turned out to be much worse than that. Many of you may be thinking, 'Oh, she foiled his plans and escaped with only minor injuries', but you would be wrong, so very, very wrong. The messed up shoulder is pure torture, as I cannot knit! I have hardly any mobility in it, my hand goes numb when I try to hold the needles, and moving it causes a wonderful grinding feeling in my shoulder. Can we say cranky?

Curse him and his devious mind! Did I mention no knitting? Excuse me while I wander off to find something to kick ice my shoulder.

I found the cure!

Online retail therapy.

Chapters Boxing week sale. mmmm booooks! Lots and lots of loverly books. Original price ~350. I paid ~70. If I'd gone to Chapters, I would have spent almost that much in the Starbucks alone! And they'll be shipped to my door by next Friday. Did I mention free shipping?

Vernon God Little (random never heard of it selection)
The Border: Canada, The Us And Dispatches From The 49th Parallel (ya, I'm a history geek, so what?)
Naked In Death (My mother was a bit concerned when she checked out my wish list, and hit the Death series [JD Robb] - I have them all listed *g*)
Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: ...A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right(who could pass up on a title like that? *g*)
The Darwin Awards 3: Survival of the Fittest (no, I'm not aiming to get in these)
On The Shoulders Of Giants: The Great works of physics and astronomy ( have we not already established that I'm a geek?)
New Spring: The Novel (I know it's supposed to be crap, but I have to read it, Robert Jordan hasn't ticked me off enough yet to stop reading, and it was a good series)
Throwing the Perfect Shower: 18 Themed Wedding & Baby Celebrations ($2 who could pass it up?)
How to Make a Pregnant Woman Happy: Solving Pregnancy's Most Common Problems Quickly and Effectively (ya, so a bit of cart before the horse)

9 down, 3945863562 to go *g*

Speaking of books, did I mention my mom managed to find the PostSecret book for me for Christmas? It was sold out just about everywhere, but she managed to snag one for me. Too cool.