Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What a Day

Did you ever know anyone who slipped?
Fell flat on her rear end?
In a swamp?
While holding a $300. mosquito trap?
Twisted the same stupid ankle that she's been twisting since she first twisted it in January?
Got to her feet, checking for damage
relieved at finding no damage to body or equipment
with a sinking feeling,
"Jeesh! Don't tell me I stepped in crap..."
to check the bottom of her shoes and discover
she had slipped on a FROG!!!!!

Do you know anybody that's happened to?

Well. Now you do.


Mary Paddock said...

No croaked frogs, but I can feel the twisted and retwisted ankle. I too have been twisting and retwisting the same ankle since February. It just remains swollen. But who has time to sit around and wait for it heal?

In my case, I tripped over my crippled dog whilst helping him down the steps.

Dunno whether to laugh or cry with you. Poor little Kermie. Poor little you.

Scotty said...

Aaaaaw, that poor frog.


Redlefty said...


Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Oooohhh... so know the ankle-giving-way feeling. Not good. And as for frogs... poor frog and poor Deb. Have I ever showed my little woman and her frog handling skills?? She's my main frog-wrassler. Too slimy for me.


Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Oh Debby! I don't mean to laugh at anyone else's troubles...but your post made me laugh out loud. I'm sorry about that!

I hope you are alright, and I hope poor little froggy is okay too.

You really do have a job with a certain amount of occupational risk, don't you?!

300 dollar mosquito trap? Well, all I can say is, for that much money I hope the thing works!

jeanie said...

Oh no - your poor mosquito net! lol - you had a perfectly good mosquito catcher right at your feet.

lol - word verification - bumhapmd

debby said...

Jeanie - It wasn't a net, it was a gravid trap. I make a special 'bug' juice that attracts females. It reeks. (lactobumin, grass clippings, swamp water). If I'd have spilt that stuff on me, I'd have had to go home to shower. It's bad. Yeah. bumhapmd. For sure. But it could have been worse.

Lavinia - frog NOT okay. Enough said.

BB - tickles me. You flinch at frogs. With the whole goanna thing? Too funny.

Scotty - Standing there on one foot, grossed out...and the first thought that popped into my mind was: Hope it's not one of Scotty's relatives.

Mary - my ankle has never swollen, but I twisted it in the most sickening way. And with each successive twist, it gets just that much more sickening.

Redlefty - you are redhaired lefthanded AND heartless. Tsk.

Pencil Writer said...

Twisted ankles. Ouch! So far from funny or fun. Hope you're taking care to elevate, rest, and brace it now. As for the frog. Poor dear.

But you haven't lived until you've gotten up at night--and per usual, not turned on the bathroom light --but felt inspired to do so this night only to find a toad perched on the toilet seat. Ummmm. Perched where, without the illumination, one would normaly have sat w/o a thought. Talk about a freaky, distasteful squish potential . . .

I still can't imagine the access point of said toad. It was in the most distant room in the house from an exterior door and on the second story, to boot.

Lest anyone grieve unnecessarily--said insect eater was not flushed. It was captured and let it go outside. AND afterwards a night light was installed and kept on in the bathroom just to keep sleepy eyes focused on potential hazzards therein.

No trivialization of your injury intended. You sustained harm. I only sustained a mystery. Hope your ankle gets well soon.

Redlefty said...

On the contrary, debby, a frog hid in my yard shoes last summer. I stepped in the shoes and... what was that? I had taken several uncomfortable steps and finally took the shoes off and out he came. He hopped off like it was no big deal.

So I'm laughing with you, see? :)

debby said...

PW - Okay...you win. Your toad story beats my frog story.

Redlefty - you're off the hook. You know, really, if he'd have hopped off, I would not have been so distressed.

Pencil Writer said...

Debby, it was a freaky experience, but hey, no injury. I do hope your ankle gets better. Those things hurt like heck.

debby said...

Ankle - twist, sharp intake of breath, feeling of nausea which passed quickly, scrambled to feet, put weight on it, some small twinges which come and go. I went on about my business. Apparently, no major damage. Like Mary said, who's got time to sit around? I imagine that the day I can't scramble to my feet, I oughta see someone about it.