My Less-Than-Graceful Moments!

Sometimes Gracefully Monday Sometimes Gracefully MondayHappy Monday!

I hope your weekend was relaxing! Darrin and I went to see the second Hobbit movie last night, and I thought it was great! Our theater was packed, so we had to sit in the front row, which wasn’t as horrible as it sounds. This theater had recliner leather chairs {yes, you read that right…recliner leather chairs}, so I was able to lean back and view the whole screen without cranking my neck. All I was missing was a tall glass of wine! ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ ย ย Darrin and I are total Lord of the Rings geeks {no shame}, so we had a good time watching Tolkien’s world transformed onto the big screen. Be sure to go see it! And Frozen! That was darn fun too.

I mentioned last week that it’s officially “sidewalk slipping season” here in Minneapolis, ย and I thought that this Monday we’d discuss ourย worstย icy sidewalk falls, because I had my fair share of embarrassing tumbles this past week. There isย noย graceful way to fall. Not even if your actualย nameย is Grace.

  1. A large, icy sidewalk hill + tall glass windows + me in heels = free ย afternoon entertainment for the entire office building.
  2. I may have perfected the “windmill fall,” where your arms are fully extended and swinging like a windmill as you fall on your rear end. I’ve been told that I have great “windmill form”….something to chisel on my gravestone, I guess.
  3. I hate the “almost falls”…where you slipย just enoughย to lose your balance but you not enough for a full windmill fall. Instead, you freeze where you are, flashing a mean set of jazz hands that somehow keep you steady, and then mentally determine how you’ll next proceed. Play it cool? Pretend like your “almost fall” never happened? Or obnoxiously acknowledge the people around you with a “Yikes! Almost slipped there!” exclamation? Either way, this situation cannot end gracefully.
  4. Slipping in slush is almost worse than slipping on ice. Not only have you fallen and have possibly bruised some part of your body, but you’re also wet and have to explain your mishap to everyone who asks why your jeans are soaked.
  5. Have you ever slipped and grabbed onto the nearest car ย to steady your balance?Only to have that car’s alarm start sounding and no car owner in sight to shut it off? Best way to proceed is to just shuffle along like a penguin with your head down….my version of “playing it cool”…

Can anyone else relate to any of these moments? Winter is beautiful, but I could do without the icy sidewalks and bruised knees!

I hope your Mondays are slip-free! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a beautiful day!