for the last year or more my other half has patiently worked on renovating the basement family room in our house from the previous owner's decor as depicted below. (please note brown faux wood paneling on walls, lumpy old carpet, suspended ceiling --oppressively low, drinks bar with orange vinyl padding, right out of an austin powers movie, their furniture not mine i hasten to add.)
and the process of this renovation involved him doing lots of THIS,
singlehandedly bless him.
to end up with THIS
so yesterday morning i unwittingly decided to add my input to the project and i ended up with
which we shall now refer to as 'Exhibit A'
how could this happen?
well picture THIS
now referred to as 'Exhibit B.'
and then picture ME getting up quickly to answer a ringing phone and attempting to step over this sleeping-good-for-nothing-else-cat
and in the process picture ME,
lifting my right foot and catching it at the bottom of the left leg of my p.j's.
then picture me hurtling thru space and landing in a sprawled heap,
on the floor
with my head thru the recently finished and painted drywall.
again, i refer you to 'Exhibit A.'
then picture ME yelling for m.o.h. who was still in his bed
(you may recall he is recovering from major surgery)
picture HIM struggling to come "dashing" to my aid,
holding his mid-section with both hands as he goes as fast he can down the stairs saying,
" hold on! don't move!"
and then picture ME, reassuring HIM, as he slowly bent down to rescue me, still clutching his fragile mid-section, that i was alright and no bones were broken and that no, there was no blood, and yes i could move all of my limbs independently.
god knows how!
and then picture HIM examining the hole in the drywall that he just so recently finished painting.
and scratching his head
and the cat
and the wall
and the fact that i am the biggest klutz ever!
you will have to picture ME,
lying there in a heap,
feeling like a complete idiot
but also thankful that no major damage was done..
to ME that is.
and then picture 'Exhibit B'
who has remained in place throughout!
and i will picture YOU!
because that's what i do when i think about it.
i have some bruises
and you will have to picture THEM
because i am definitely NOT going to picture them for you!