Saturday, December 10, 2011

dropping like flies (m)

A week ago, my sister-in-law, B took a fall in her kitchen.  She was rushing to work and fell off the step onto the marble foyer.  She got up, brushed herself off and went to work.  Getting out of the car in front of her building, she catches her heel on a crack in the pavement.  Boom!  Down she goes a second time.  This time, however, she can't get up as she can't bear weight on her leg.  A trip to the ER reveals a fractured kneecap. They can't determine whether she needs surgery or not.  Meanwhile, she's on crutches during the busiest season of the year for her.  She's a music director for her church.

Last night, Aunt Y, misses the toilet and lands in the tub.  Aunt X calls Cousin Patty who lives nearby to help pick up Aunt Y.  "How did she miss the toilet?" Patty asks.  "Who the x#@! minute I'm watching Wheel of Fortune, the next minute I hear her crying for help," says an exasperated Aunt X.

They say things come in threes.  "Who will go down next," they wonder.

Well, if it counts, I'm down 2.5 pounds this week....

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