Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Fell While Hanging Curtains

Woman Ironing in Slum Home

Remember how I told you that I washed my living room curtains? Well, I didn't want to put them up just yet. The large windows looked so pretty and made the room look spacious, bright and cheerful. Well, that lasted for a couple of days and then I wanted my cozy curtains back.

First I had to iron them. . I *love* ironing. I love setting up the ironing board and standing over the warm fabric and watching all the wrinkles go away. I had a lovely time ironing my burgundy, sheer curtains.

Then it was time to hang them up. I went over and stood on a chair. I reached up and hung up the first curtain, but then I fell and landed on the wood stove (it was off). There was a quiet crash (I fall quietly). There was tremendous pain in my arm and shin. I just stayed there on the floor, waiting for the pain to go away. When it lessened enough for me to get up, I went right back to my ironing.

I wobbled and limped, but I was going to enjoy my work. (smiles) Then I had a dizzy spell, so I got the stool and sat down while I finished my ironing. I managed to hang up the rest of the curtains and now I think I will iron 2 of my aprons.

After that, I promise I will go lay down... but wait... there is some paperwork on the hutch that I want to clear away. I know I should not keep cleaning . .  keep working . .  keep having all this fun... (how selfish of me! -smiles). . But after that I will go lay down... or, after I get the supper out of the oven...

Mrs. White

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Guiding Light said...

Be careful! And get some rest. I know how hard it is to stop all that working! (smiles) Blessings!

Anonymous said...

OUCH! You ARE a trooper, Sharon!

I hope there won't be any long-term repercussions from that fall?!

So now I'm torn. You see, I want to tell you how lovely that room looks, but don't want to encourage you in beating up your body! What's a lass to do?!:)

Mama Hen said...

So glad you are okay. Let those boys hang the curtains!

proverbs31heart said...

It was a good thing the stove was off and I'm glad you didn't break anything. Hope you get some rest soon. (((HUG)))

Deanna said...

Mrs. White,
So very sorry you fell. Ouch. May you get to feeling so much better.

Falls can hurt!
God bless,

Linda said...

Mrs. White, the room does look so bright and sunny and clean. I can see all your hard work. You should rest- maybe with a warm bath to help with any soreness. Take care!

Our Life and Journey! said...

Sorry to hear you took one for the team :(.I'm glad to hear your o.k. and and pressing onward.God's Blessings over you!

Leah said...

Ooh - I hate it when that happens!
I know what you mean though - about taking a break - I'm due to have a baby in a month and I keep saying, "Okay, enough standing up now! (I too enjoy ironing :) My feet are swelled. My hips are aching. After I do this one little last thing I'm going to sit down and put my feet up for a few minutes and knit or read. Yes, as soon as I tidy this one last area (or two)."

Hope you've healed up okay. :)

Joy said...

I hope you're okay! Your room looks very nice, though! :)

Anonymous said...

i don't know how i missed this post but i did. are you ok? !!!

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