Monday, January 3, 2011


I'm not the least bit known for my grace. I've been a klutz since I was a wee thing. The scar in my eyebrow? Happened when I was two, when I toddled into the corner of the TV set. I'm still banging into things, and it always shows--I bruise really easily. I honestly can't remember a time when there wasn't a single bruise on my body somewhere. Yes, I'm that klutzy.

And graceless. Remember when I dropped the VCR on my foot and broke it (the foot--the VCR was already broken)? Well, last week, two more prime example of my klutziness and gracelessness happened.

Christmas Day I was getting out of the car and closed the door--on my calf. I still have the bruise and a scab--it will probably leave a scar. Then a few nights ago I was making mashed potatoes. As I was draining the potatoes one dropped out onto my thumb.  That little potato hurt! I spent most of the night with a paper towel-wrapped ice cube on my thumb.You'd think one little boiled potato wouldn't cause much damage, but I still have the blister from the burn. Hopefully that one won't scar. Sheesh.

I've kind of curious what crazy ways I'll injure myself this year. Let's hope it doesn't involve any more broken bones--or scars. Have enough of those, thankyouverymuch.

How's your New Year going?


  1. LOL! Heather, you crack me up. So far my new year has gone great. Glad to be back to normal today.

  2. My new year is looking good.

    Did these incidents of klutziness happen in 2010? You deserve to be klutz-free in 2011.

  3. You are in good company, the grace jean skipped me too!

  4. I'm a fellow klutz, always have been...with one big difference. I don't bruise. Hardly ever. Thick capillaries walls or something. Even when I've broken a bone, no bruising. You'd that would be an advantage but it really isn't. No sympathy factor. No matter how much it hurts, I always hear, "Oh, it's not that bad. It didn't even leave a mark."

    Here's hoping you make it through 2011 in one, relatively unbruised and unbroken piece.

  5. My best wishes to you Heather. Your recent injuries sound painful. I started out 2010 with a concussion after I hit my head on our metal key rack/calendar holder that is on the wall in our kitchen. So far this year, no injuries yet!

  6. Dru, I'm always klutzy--year round, every year. LOL.

    Happy to say, today was a bruise free day. The night's not over yet, though. :)