CLUTZ by any other name!

So I was out in our snowy backyard throwing Peter’s ‘squirrel’, which is his favorite past time.  I had my cane with me, since  plodding through deep snow is not one of my strong points.  I had tossed it half a dozen times, when I toppled over backwards.  In shock, I unwittingly tossed my cane.  Landing on my butt, cushioned by fairly deep snow, I suspect I turned the air a lovely shade of blue.  

After a few seconds of assessment, I twisted on to my knees, and tried to get up as I usually do.  That was when I realized I had nothing to pull myself up on.  My cane would have loved to help me, but it was resting about twenty feet away.  Calls for help went unanswered, so I began to crawl.  

My knees have never really liked me, so they were quite indignant at this cold wet experience.  The pain was infuriating me, as I began to sniffle, and mutter to myself.  I could have sworn that as I edged closer to it, my cane moved further away.

Eventually I reached what I hoped would be my saviour.  It took a few minutes to find a spot that would not simply swallow the majority of the length of the cane.  Soon enough, I struggled a pushed my way to my feet.  

Back in the house, I got rid of my snow-soaked jeans, and made a cup of tea.  My head is gently throbbing, and my mood is grim.  This little adventure has left me slightly shaken, and questioning my ability to manage on my own.  

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One thought on “CLUTZ by any other name!

  1. Note to self…hang on to cane!!! I too know what it’s like to be stranded in the snow! In my case however that position so low to the ground brings all the doggies over for a good lick and an attempted play session. Lot’s of choice words during those sessions! BE CAREFUL…is something I am always trying to remind myself. As for managing alone, that’s not going to happen is it????

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