Ridiculous, this fall. My toe must have caught an uneven break in the concrete, and in the split second my brain processed the jolt, I hit the ground with such nauseating force that my pepper spray SPONTANEOUSLY EJECTED FROM ITS HOLSTER.
Thank god it was dark and no one was around to see me, because I'm pretty sure I left a dent. My right knee was skinned completely bald, and my left elbow was shredded and bruised to about a third of the way down my arm.
I took a picture of my elbow and texted it to my friend Graham when I got home because she has nurse tendencies, and I wanted to be all LOOK AT MY BOO BOO. Plus, she was there the last time I nearly broke my elbow by tripping over a small child and falling down the stairs, so I thought the photo had sentimental value.
She (like everyone else I showed, because I am a showster!) was like, YOU ARE DISGUSTING.
No she wasn't.
(She probably was. In her mind.)
A week later, I can move everything perfectly well, but my knee is still swollen and radiating a strange eerie heat, and going up and down stairs is a geriatric pain in my ass.
So I'm taking a few days off from running.
Which is what brings me here.
I've missed you.
I really have. And I keep thinking I'll find my groove and get back into a semi-regular writing routine, but it just---hasn't happened yet.
I work. A lot. And when I get home, I'm focused on the boys, and homework, and laundry and my quest to find a lunch food that Patrick will actually put in his mouth, and then rinse, lather, repeat. Another day.
The good news is, I love where I work. My clients are great. My coworkers are awesome. I'm still just offensively happy about the whole situation.
Truly, it's gross.
So the rest will sort itself out in due time.