Thursday, November 12, 2009


I am a complete jackass. Last week, I blogged about my aching back. I was unable to walk for almost two days. The pain was intense. Then, I suddenly felt better. My back was still a little sore, but it was 100 times better than it had been mid-week. When Saturday rolled around, I decided that I wanted to start painting the bathroom. I went to Lowe's, bought all of my supplies, and got started.

I decided to start the project by using a brush to cut in around the baseboards of the bathroom. When I went to kneel down on the tile, my knee hit against the floor at a weird angle. I was in agony. It felt like I had shattered my freaking knee cap. I laid on the bathroom floor cursing for 5 minutes. When the pain eventually started to fade, I try to get back on my knees. Bad idea. If I put any pressure on my knee, the pain was overwhelming. So, I decided to sit Indian-style instead. You'll be happy to know that despite my pain, I painted the entire bathroom.

On Sunday morning, I woke up with lots of knee pain. It was a continuous dull ache, that lasted most of the day. On Monday, I woke up with a slight backache, but my knee felt a little better. On Tuesday, it was becoming increasingly difficult to lift my children without doubling over in pain. On Wednesday, my back hurt so bad it was almost unbearable. I literally could not stand upright - much too painful. And today, I haven't moved from my couch all morning.

The good news is that my knee feels better. The bad news is that I am a jackass, who doesn't know when to take it easy. And now I am paying the price. Next time you go out - look for me. I'll be the hunched over 90 year old woman chasing after 2 toddlers.


Eva said...

You need to be more lazy. Then you wouldn't injure yourself.

Just Jiff said...

Who was the idiot who said, "Hard work never hurt anybody?" Is that a phrase? If so, they should be kicked in the shins.

amanda said...

yay for your couch day! sounds like you needed a break..i mean hello you are seriously the only person that i know who would go ahead and finish the paint job.

i would have been all - hubby your turn...and then i would have complained about what an awful job he did!

Mama Smurf said...

But you have a pretty bathroom now, right? Take care of yourself and relax! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Mama Smurf said...

But you have a pretty bathroom now, right? Take care of yourself and relax! Hope you're feeling better soon!

misguided mommy said...

i never know when to stop either. that is why i should stop going to the gym so just once i could walk down the stairs with out feeling like my ass was going to fall off