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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

And He Thinks I'M the Klutzy One?!

I've mentioned my klutziness, my clumsiness, my banging into furniture and doorways that have been in the exact same places for years. I admit it. I'm a danger to myself. I constantly have bumps and bruises. Plus, I have EST (Extra Special Talent) in the "I can't believe I did that" category.

Example: Reaching into the clothes dryer to grab some towels. Somehow I manage to stick any one of my fingernails right into the teeniest crevice that I've never noticed before, and the nail breaks off.

Example: When using my bare foot to kick one of Vern the Wonder Dog's treats to him, I scrape my big toe so far and deep into the carpet that I almost give myself turf-toe, falling to the floor almost simultaneously crying and laughing.


Okay. See the picture below? It's part of our dining room. The chandelier was over the middle of our dining room table, until a few weeks ago when we gave it to one of "yours, mine, or our" sons. I had been sitting there with my laptop on the table because Vern likes to lay and look out the front window. (The window in my upstairs office is not that close to the floor.) So, in absence of that table, I put my small desk there.




That light fixture is plenty high enough that I don't have the problem of running into it, BUT my six foot tall husband, The Ronald, kept banging his head on it!! Which to me is even klutzier (and dumber) than the things I do, because his eyes are RIGHT THERE in that area! He kept insisting he didn't see it and if I didn't want to hear his *&#%@*, then I better hang something on it...for him to see.

So, voile'. There hangs one of my favorite things: Wind chimes! I think they add a bit of karma and help my writing mojo. What do you think? About my klutziness? The Ronald's inability to see what he's about to walk into? And my lovely chimes adding ambiance? Or anything else you want to comment on!



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“My couch is coffee-colored. I can thank Starbucks and clumsiness for that.” 
― Jarod Kintz 

21 comments:

  1. Poor Becky! My daughter Christina shares your malady...her family nickname is "Grace" because, er, she isn't! :)

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  2. I trip on air. I say "excuse me" to cabinet doors and other things I run into. I spill stuff, too.

    My mother always said "I was graceful as an elephant". I find bruises on my shins and have no memory of having hit anything because it's such a common occurrence, I don't even notice it half the time.

    I'm glad that this talent has not followed me with regards to operating a motor vehicle.

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  3. Door jambs move. That is the only reason I have bruises on my shoulders. Most of the time I have a bruise on each shoulder from the rotten things.
    And I always have a bruise (or two) on my shins or hips. And rarely remember the specific event which caused them. Yes, I am a klutz. Nice to hear I am not alone.

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  4. Becky - as you might have noticed - I ALWAYS spill on my clothes when I eat. ALWAYS! lol

    sandie

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  5. Ha ha ha ha ha Well, you solved that dilemma, Becky! Ha! And you are ready for a windy day, too! Good for you. Susan

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  6. Ha! Poor Ronald. When I change the furniture around and it is dark, Cary will say, "I need to memorize the new map now." Your house is really pretty!

    Kathy M.

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  7. Hey Lisa! So wonderful to see you back in the Blogosphere! You can tell Christina that awesome people are clumsy!

    Kim, I love it that you apologize to inanimate objects! I do the same thing!! Also when I bump into Vern! AND I always have bruises with unknown reasons. Another good thing it hasn't affected our driving! :)

    Hello EC! I say All Klutzes Unite! And as I told Lisa (above) Awesome people are clumsy!

    Hi Sandie ~~ I don't remember you spilling food. Now you've told the whole world! Ha!

    Hi Susan! Yes, hopefully I've solved that problem. I'll write a new blog post if The Ronald still walks into the light fixture! :)

    Hey Kathy! I love Cary's remark! That's hilarious. It's a good thing for both The Ronald and me that I don't tend to move furniture! And how sweet to say my house is really pretty. I certainly won't show the cluttered, messy, crappy parts! Hee hee.

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  8. The men in my house always run into chandeliers if there's nothing under them. I'm not sure why, but it's predictable.

    And yes, klutzy!

    ;)

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  9. Ha. Never knew a couple who competed in clumsiness. I refrain to declare a winner.

    Been thinking of you Becky. Aside, from the mishaps, hope all is well.

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  10. I love the picture of Vern! Don't you know he is thinking...but what? You know, I have that same exact light fixture over my dining table? One more thing alike... Glad to hear from you and see you here again....

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  11. I confess. I have klutz issues as well. Stuff like cutting a corner to tight and wacking right into the wall. Sigh.

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  12. Well...I used to be partial to ramming my head and shoulders with the back hatch of my large SUV. But now I have one that works from the door-lock-clicker thingy, and it CHIMES to tell me to get out of the way.

    Unfortunately, it looks like your chimes would not go off until The Ronald already rammed the chandelier.

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  13. He-he! Perfect arrangement for both klutz and karma. Love it!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  14. I love wind chimes, I would put a fan in there so they move to create positive energy flow and good chi.

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  15. I ALWAYS manage to spill what I'm eating on my chest. I should carry a bib with me. LOL

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  16. Oh, those wind chimes. They made me smile!

    I can relate a bit. My oldest daughter was a klutz for a while!

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  17. Sue, I laughed out loud when I read your comment! Tooo funny!

    Hi Myrna! You are so hilarious! I love your entire first sentence! I may have to reword that a little and post it at the top of my blog...a new quote will be born! :) And thanks for thinking of me. Even though I haven't been posting or visiting very much, I of course think of you, and many of my blog friends, especially for being so supportive of my writing. I hope your long wait for my book will be worth it!

    Hi Claudia! That is really funny about the light fixture! Yes, another common denominator! And yes, isn't Vern adorable? He gets more and more human everyday! Such a delight to have in our lives.

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  18. Hey Karen! Isn't it weird how we keep doing silly, klutzy things like that? You'd think we'd learn by now! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

    Val, wouldn't it be cool if we had a "Stop Clumsy Actions" microchip embedded in us, and it would "chime" when we needed to watch out! And no worries about The Ronald. He'd see the chimes before he ran into them....I think..

    Hi Pat! Hey...Klutz and Karma, I never thought of it that way. Awesome!

    Hi Mary! I didn't know you love chimes, too. I MUST have them! They are so beautiful, soothing, musical...I love to both hear and see them. I do have a little fan in here and I'll point it in their direction!

    Hi Jennifer! I must say that spilling food on myself is NOT one of my klutzy habits. But it's about the only one that's not on The List!

    Hello Ann! How nice to see your sweet face! I hope things have calmed down a bit for you. I haven't been by your blog in quite a while, but I know you were dealing with lots of issues. Thank you so much for stopping by and I'm so glad the chimes made you smile!

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  19. I'm pretty sure I fall into the clutsy area.

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  20. Hi Lynn! I think you may have told me that before. One of the many things I like about ya! :D

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  21. Becky, I am the ultimate klutz! Windchimes? I LOVE wind chimes! My bridge/bunco groups gave me some as a going-away gift! They are 42" long, and sound like heaven. My neighbors will hate me. I also have the sweetest set of little ones with beachy flip-flops that Ames brought me when she came for a visit. I am all set!

    xoxo

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