The poorly placed ladder during the porch screening-in.
Fortunately, the tumble from my desk required no medical intervention, although the word intervention does tend to be spoken more frequently at our house following one of my spills.
"Maybe you should start factoring in the cost of medical care when you're estimating a project," my husband said recently. "You aren't saving money by doing it yourself if we're running to the hospital as often as to Lowe's."
My teen daughter likes to tease that I'm emo -- slang for those who dress all in black and cut themselves, claiming it releases their pain.
"But I don't do it on purpose," I said. "What do you call people who accidentally injure themselves?"
"They're mostly called klutzes," she said. "But I'll probably just keep calling you Mom."
When Celeste shared the news of my fall to some of her friends, it inspired a round of "yo mama" jokes, in my honor.
Yo mama so clumsy, when she gets out of bed, her feet miss the floor.
Yo mama is so clumsy, she got tangled in a cordless phone.
Yo mama is so clumsy, she got run over by a parked car.
On the up side, at least clumsy mama won't run out of column material any time soon.
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