“When Mother Nature speaks, even the Gods hold silence.”

The morning has been a disaster. First, my back really hurt from sleeping as I did curled around the dog who had made himself quite comfortable. I had to grab on to things like the door knob so I could get to the bathroom with the least amount of pain. When I reached to the bottom of a shelf, I missed and down I went. That caused me to yelp loudly and I scared Henry. I stayed a bit on the floor until my knee stopped hurting then got myself up. When upright, my feet began to slide on the floor in opposite directions. My right leg turned in the wrong direction and down I went. The leg was so painful I made a bit too much noise for poor Henry who was quite scared. I got up after a long while, went to the bathroom then hobbled back to bed to comfort Henry. I then went down the stairs slowly, a step at a time. Henry wouldn’t come down. I fed the cat, made coffee and used my cane so I could get the papers. Henry still wouldn’t come down. I knew he must have peed so I crawled upstairs, cleaned up the pee then sat with Henry on the bed for a while. I went back downstairs. I called Henry, and he came running  and went right outside. He did his business and came back in and jumped on the couch. I got a cup of coffee and fed the dog. I read one paper. By then, both legs hurt. Walking is painful, especially my right leg. When I did the split, I used muscles I didn’t know I had. These two falls were the weirdest of any. I didn’t trip. I missed the shelf. I didn’t trip. I slid. Today will be a couch day for me and poor Henry. I do think I am taking falling to a whole new dimension.

It is snowing right now. A few random flakes are falling. Today is April 6th. The gardens should be ablaze with bright flowers of all colors. The trees are supposed to have buds, not snow, on the branches. This is soup and sandwich weather when I expected barbecue. Mother Nature definitely has my attention.

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22 Comments on ““When Mother Nature speaks, even the Gods hold silence.””

  1. GnuFOOL Says:


  2. greg in washington Says:

    cheerleading practice has been cancelled for today!!! hope you recover quickly!

  3. olof1 Says:

    I do hope You recover reasonable quick!
    I’ve done a split once and I couldn’t work for three weeks after that 🙂 It was actually the beginning of my road towards hip implants. Well it wouldn’t have been that serious if it hadn’t been for my rheumatism so I don’t think You have to worry about new hips 🙂 🙂

    You have been unlucky with injuries lately and I do hope that when spring arrives for real that Your injury time is over!

    Take care!


    • katry Says:

      I took some aspirin, and they seem to be working. The leg gets stiff if I don’t move it. It is the muscle by the knee so no hip issues.

      These were weird falls.

      Have a great evening!

  4. im6 Says:


    • katry Says:

      I am not so damaged as with my arm. The leg muscles hurt on the split leg but they hurt less when I move around. They just get stiff if I sit so I get up and move often.

  5. Hedley Says:

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I was thinking this as I was lying on the floor trying to figure the best way to get up without a whole lot of pain.

  6. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Wow. That was a disastrous morning. Poor you. Poor Henry, too. Take it easy and definitely go to the doctor if things don’t improve in a day or so.

    Piki Dog got the go ahead from his neurologist to rejoin canine society. Both he and Rocky will be happy to go back to doggy day care once a week again.

    It’s snowing sideways here at the moment. It’s been snowing since noon and it’s accumulating on the grass and trees even though it’s above freezing. It’s not sticking to the pavement though. No flowers blooming here although I can see where they are trying their best to do so.

    Enjoy the snow 🙂 and take it easy.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      The muscles on my right leg hurt. I guess it is not used to doing a split. I have to brace myself to get up. Henry watched, and I could see he was upset. He stayed upstairs and it took me a while to get him to come downstairs.

      I was checking Henry’s papers and noticed he was born in August so he is only 8 months, still a baby. Given his background and his age, it is no wonder he is skittish.

      I’m glad Piki Dog can now rejoin the pack. That must have been a relief.

      It stopped snowing and started raining but now it is just cold. I have crocus blooming and daf buds getting close. My forsythia has buds as does my wild rose bush.

      Have great evening!

  7. Denise Says:

    I hope you’re ok. I was hurt in an operation 20 years ago and had to relearn ways to do things so that I’d be safer. Stairs! I hate stairs!
    Be careful. I’m in NC and everything is blooming. Sorry for the snow. Denise

    • katry Says:

      My leg hurts. I get up and ouch my way to the kitchen or the bathroom. I think it is just the muscle on the leg which did the split.

      I was shocked when I missed grabbing the shelf and went down on my knee.That hurt but not so much. It is the slide and split which did the damage. Those were silly falls.

      I’m jealous of your flowers and your warmth. It is in themed 30’s right now. That is winter, not spring!!

  8. Bob Says:

    Getting old is not for the faint of heart. It does best the alternative, dying young. 🙂 I hope you are feeling better. I get the achs and pains along with the morning stiffness.

    I missed reading your post yesterday and I’m also glad that the baseball season is finally here. Baseball is the only game without a clock and without tie scores. This maybe the last year without a pitch clock and the owners are going to discuss other tweaks such as only one extra inning. I always knew the designated hitter rule in the AL was a slippery slope. 🙁 It’s just another business.

    Today was warm and cloudy with thunderstorms this afternoon with up to tennis sized hail in some areas. Thankfully not in my neighborhood.

    • katry Says:

      I am sitting on the couch so I’m in no pain. Moving and walking are painful. When I need to get up, I have to figure the most painless way off the couch.

      You are so right about getting old! I too don’t like the alternative.

      The game was boring.The Rays went ahead 2-0, and the Sox tied them in the bottom of the ninth. The game went 12 innings. With the bases loaded, Hanley Ramirez hit a single.

      I can’t see only one extra inning.That means there will be tie games. It took 3 last night.

      It will be cold at night, down to the 30’s. Early next week we’ll be in the high 50’s during the day.

  9. sprite Says:

    Ugh, Kat, I’m sorry. I hope tomorrow is a better, less painful, day.

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, sprite.

      I’m hoping not using it while I’m sleeping will help. The worst is sitting for a while then getting up. By then it is just so stiff and painful.

  10. Coleen Burnett Says:

    Hi Kat!

    Glad you are OK. You are as bad as me…want to know how many times I have gone down? As I lay/sit on the floor, I go, “How’d I get down here anyway?”

    I will not urge you to go to the doctor. You will know nearly immediately whether you’ve done something or not…

    I am sorry that Henry got spooked, but dogs have short-term memories and by now he’s probably forgotten the whole episode.

    Unfortunately you probably won’t. The soreness might take a few days.

    Waving with hugs!


    • katry Says:

      Hi Coleen,
      My leg really hurts when I move. I have a cane which helps.

      I don’t think it is anything serious, but that’s what I thought about my arm, and it was fractured.

      Henry is just so young that he does get spooked easily.

      Have to steel myself to get up as it does hurt. Henry needing to go out gets me up the fastest.

      Waving back and thanks for the hugs!!

  11. Rowen Says:

    Ouch. Sorry. Hope it eases off soon.

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