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Help Save My Dignity

Every time I go to the fracture clinic at the hospital – which is often these days — I feel ashamed.

Blog Photo - Cynthia cast being put on

Why?

Everybody has a great story about how they broke their whatsit.

Broken arms, collarbones, legs — you name the body part, and a great story comes with it.

Eden, a teenager, is aiming for the Olympics. She joined the boys’ ice hockey team in the spring to sharpen her skills.

“I’m 5’4″, they’re 6 feet plus”, she says.

During a skirmish, one player lands on her arm and — snap! “The bones were sticking out,” she says.

Next to her at the clinic, a young adult male tries to disguise his pride as he explains he broke his collarbone while  skateboarding. 

Then there’s the 20-something young woman who has now broken the same leg twice — first from playing basketball competitively, now from football.

“So what happened to you?” These brave warriors invariably turn to me.

Ugh! How do I say: “I got up, passed out and fell down”?

I need to save face. Can you please help? 

I need a great story about how I got these breaks in my ankle.

Must be very short and semi-believable and mainly decent.

Funny, if possible.

The sooner the better, please. 

Readers will tell me which story they like best. I’ll then sign a copy of either A Good Home or An Honest House and mail it to the winner.

Thank you for helping!

 

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Witless Wednesday ….

This is what the thing was supposed to look like:

Blog Photo - Cake Picture in Recipe Book

And this is what it looked like when I made it, (just after I cut off a few slices, mind you):

Blog Photo - Cake Picture

Something wasn’t quite right…..

Blog Photo - Cake Comparative picture

As you can see, the upside down pear cake didn’t hold together, and didn’t look very appetizing either.

But when I collected my wits, I concluded that since these pears were extra-large, I should have added more batter.

As to why it looks so unappetizing – darned if I know.  And though it didn’t taste awful, it also didn’t taste great.

Arghhhh. The Undomestic Diva strikes again….

 

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