“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week”

Yesterday was a Kathleen day, one fraught with danger, mishaps and bodily injury. My back was bad so it took me forever to haul in my purchases from the plant sale. I grabbed the fence post for support while I opened the gate and got a splinter in my thumb. It was a small one but digging it out hurt nonetheless. I banged my wrist on the table edge and got a huge bruise which is still there but the swelling has gone down. That’s a good thing. I hit the top of my head twice on the same cabinet. The first time was happenstance while the second time was stupidity. I have my baskets on a rod from the ceiling in the dining room, each basket having its own arm. I was adding a basket which meant rearranging, and I hit the basket with the lavender stalks and knocked the stalks to the floor. They fell and, being dried, tiny blossoms were all over the place. It took a while to sweep those up. Cody, Gracie’s friend, came to visit and his tail swished across my succulent garden and dirt was spread over the floor. I cleaned that up too. The last straw was when the cabinet door where the kitchen trash basket is came off in my hand. It seems the screw holes have gotten too big for the screws. I immediately shut the door as well as I could, dragged myself upstairs and took a nap.

Last night, wary of moving too much, I stayed on the couch. I am always an accident waiting to happen so I figured the couch was a safe refuge from the plight of every day living. It was and I had the pleasure of an easy night and a Red Sox win.

Today is another beautiful day, and it is already 68°. The dog has been outside all morning, and a while ago she was resting on the lounge in the sun. I think we’ll be fighting for that spot later in the afternoon.

Enjoy your Sunday.

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24 Comments on ““Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    What a day for you! Ouch!
    The door thing happens to me in my pantry. I’ll leave an upper cabinet door open because I remembered I needed something in the lower cabinet and then I’ll stand up and whack my head on the edge of the upper cabinet door. There is blue air because it hurts and it’s really stupid of me to do it.
    My bathroom door fell off because the screw holes were too big and the hinge wouldn’t take bigger screws. I “fixed” it by putting Elmer’s Glue on the screws and in the holes and screwing the door back on. Of course, I might not be able to get the door off again without a lot of cursing but I don’t anticipate having to remove it in the very near future so that’s okay with me.
    Sunny and 72 up here. I have some errands and then Rocky and I will take a stroll and maybe go get some ice cream. Enjoy your day!

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Today-no mishaps! I finally did get grocery shopping-it was needing cat food that got me moving.

      I am most familiar with blue air!

      I tried your fix a couple of weeks ago with Superglue. It worked until yesterday. Now I’m going to find a wood caulking and hope that will work. My trash is sitting in the green bag in the middle of the kitchen so I won’t have to open the door.

      Errands tomorrow-dinner guests coming!

  2. olof1 Says:

    We are very much alike when it comes to accidents 🙂 I feel so sorry for You! even if I did smile a bit since I’ve been there and done that 🙂 The good thing is that it can only become better 🙂

    We reached 73 today and I have to admit it was to much 🙂 I’ve longed for this temperature so long now 🙂 But I guess it was a too big jump from the 53-55 we’ve had lately up to this temperature. I’ll get used to it quickly though 🙂 and tomorrow it will be even warmer.

    I can see how the clouds build up to become thunder clouds but it looks like they are moving away from us now. Wouldn’t mind if they stayed though as long as I don’t get the lightning out from the telephone socket.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      I remember your accidents and knew we were kin!Today, however, I am thus far accident free.

      We reached the low 70’s today too. It has been a great weekend. The nights still get chilly, but I’m far with that.

      They’re saying rain for us by mid-week.

  3. peterrocker Says:

    You know my recent record of similar incidents Kat. I am a walking disaster of late. Having a head stuffed up with a cold seems to make the knocks hurt twice as much,
    Love your weather.

    • katry Says:

      Between us we are accidents ready to happen! Luckily I don’t have that cold to contend with though I expect the pine pollen will start getting to me. It covers everything.

  4. Bob Says:

    I am the king of klutz. From your day yesterday you can be the queen 🙂

    I usually don’t believe in accidents because I think that they are a result of a failure to perceive a threat, a loss of situational awareness or poor workload management. I am both a teacher and a student of Threat and Error Management for flight crew members and I still don’t follow my own advice at home and stub my toes and hit my head regularly.

    More of the same here, very warm and sunny. Soon you will be able to fill in the weather here as hot, dry and sunny.

    • katry Says:

      I thank you for bestowing on me the honor of Queen of the Klutz.

      I don’t think I could have perceived the door nail was ready to come out. I could have avoided the splinter by using my foot to push open the gate.

      I believe in accidents. Some things can’t be pereceived before they happen. The screw looked like all the other screws. Opening the door dislodged it, something I could not have predicted.

      It was a beautiful weekend here!

  5. Zoey & Me Says:

    The old proverb things come in threes. I’m glad you are managing OK. I hate splinters as even when you remove them the spot still burns. Stay on the couch.

    • katry Says:

      I enjoy my couch last night and today was a great day!

      You’re right about the splinter. The digging out spot now hurts!

  6. Hedley Says:

    “I will be there at 7.30 am” said Big Rick, and at 7.20 the green minivan pulled into the driveway. Cannondale was loaded on the back and off we went to Stoney Creek Metropark. The Senior season park pass was $15 and after the extended period of slumber I could once again hear Big Rick’s plans for millions. He is the most optimistic person that I know.
    The park was full, hundreds were running a half marathon and we were a little delayed as we tried to exit.
    The lake was calm, the path busy with riders and joggers, we listened to the cheering runners as the began their journey at 8.00 am
    Big Rick is my friend, we have ridden together for more years than I know. I am glad that Summer is here and I am thankful for my Sunday mornings

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      When Big Rick comes to ride, I know summer is really here! The whole morning sounds wonderful and the day lovely!

      My friend Pat and I have breakfast together every Sunday morning. For that I too am thankful!

  7. Rick Oztown Says:

    Use either a broken off kitchen matchstick or several toothpicks broken off to “shrink” the hole size back to where the screw will bind again. Been working for me lo these many years. RSVP

    • katry Says:

      I assume you mean wooden matchsticks, and I don’t think I have any; however, I’ll give the cabunet a look-see. if not, I know I have toothpicks.

      I’m hoping this solution works. It sounds so easy!


      • katry Says:

        Not even toothpicks in the cabinet. I have to shop a bit anyway so I’ll pick up both of them!

      • Rick Oztown Says:

        I’m not sure why they would, but if both fail you, find some old wire window screening material, use kitchen shears to cut you a small piece, roll up an inch of it and shove the resulting cylinder down into the screw hole. THAT will do the deed. Just don’t get TOO much shoved into the hole. Sometimes you can buy a wire screening patch kit at the hardware store. Now this is just if the others fail you.

        Engineers solve problems.

  8. Bill S. Says:

    When you insert toothpicks (or any short splinter of wood into the screw hole) use Elmer’s too. The Elmer’s or wood alone will not secure the screw into the hole. Wood putty too will not hold.

    Engineers indeed solve problems: A real man makes love to his wife. An engineer sits at the edge of the bed and tells his wife what he’s going to do and exactly how he’s going to do it.

    Is your flight to Accra non-stop from NY? Many of the flights I have investigated have a long layover in Frankfurt or London.

    • katry Says:

      I’ll pick up some Elmer’s when I shop for tonight’s dinner-thanks!

      I wonder how many Coffee people are engineers. Sounds like Rick is!

      The flight is non-stop to Accra. When I went last summer, I went on Lufthansa to Frankfurt then on to Accra. I had chosen to go out of Boston, and that was the best flight. The wait was under two hours. I was glad I did because the hurricane arrived that weekend and closed DC and New York on Friday and Logan was scheduled to close on Sunday. My flight was Saturday-luck was with me!

      On this flight, I arrive at JFK from Boston at 7:35 and leave for Ghana at 8:30 arriving the next morning at 11:30 (7:30 our time).

    • Rick Oztown Says:

      I’m not sure what I did to deserve the put-down, Bill S. Hope your day leads to better tomorrows.

      • Bill S. Says:

        It was a joke, Rick Oztown. Life is too short for us to be serious all the time!

  9. katry Says:

    Thanks, Rick-screening I have!

  10. lilydark Says:

    My body hurts and my eyes are barely open. Yesterday I dropped a slightly heavy tool which no one can identify on my foot. I want to write more but the toothpicks holding my eyes open are just not working any longer.
    I’ve enjoyed the above conversation……and oh…….crash…..

    • katry Says:

      Where did you get the tool? What were you hoping to do with it?
      I hope your foot is feeling better today!

      Sleep well!!

  11. katry Says:

    Rick and Bill,
    I used the match sticks and the glue-the screws seem to be holding! Thank you both!!

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