Good morning dear Readers......I have really taken my clumsiness to new heights....You may remember that I told how clumsy I am in a previous blog but, honestly, I just can't believe the new way I have found to hurt myself....
It all started about 3 weeks ago...I was vacuuming the house. As I have a Dyson upright, I have to detach the hose to get into tight spots like under the table or along the window tracks etc.....So this day I detached the hose from the machine, did what I had to do, clicked the hose and handle back into the machine and pressed the red button to lower the steel part of the hose back into the casing.....Bang....down she came....trapping the skin of my palm with it...,I screamed! Hell's bells's it hurt!
So that day I vowed that I would remember not to put my hand in dangers way.....The following day I had to vacuum again.....You wouldn't believe it? I did it again.....I screamed blue bloody murder and called myself some choice names and again vowed o be extra careful......Luckily I went on holidays and my hand had a chance to get better.....I had put off cleaning the house when I came home and only got to it yesterday....So I was vacuuming the dining room.....I had to detach the hose to clean the flies from the tracks in the floor to ceiling windows. I then put the hose back onto the machine, pressed the little red button to detract the steel part of the hose and BANG! down she came again and the base of my index finger just happened to be in the way....See the picture above.....that's the blood blister I got! Oh boy...is it sore! I forgot! I completely forgot.....I think the vacuum is trying to kill me and it's not the only machine in the house trying...
My washing machine is another vile creature trying to rid me of my mortal coil! It's a front loader machine that I have had for about 8 years.....It has always had a bit of a problem with it going out of balance but, the last few months it has upped the anti.....It seems to be wanting to get out the laundry door.....I caught it a couple of weeks ago doing a little dance across the laundry heading for the door and when I tried to stop it it threw the plastic cover of its door at me.....No joke....It did....That cover flew off straight at me....Could have killed me! Even the puppies were scared and fled for their lives......I had to jump on the top of the machine to stop it....I had to wait for the cycle to finish before I could move away from it....So now I have homicidal machines in the house...I am getting rid of that machine as fast as I can....It knows how clumsy I am and it's trying its best to get rid of me......
I have woken up to something though......I thought that it was all me...The clumsiness, I mean....but, now I am beginning to wonder if somehow all the machines, gadgets and appliances in this house are really out to get me.....Take the stove!.......I am always burning myself on it....maybe, just maybe, the stove is deliberately burning me. Maybe the iron is also deliberately burning me every time I do the ironing......I don't sound paranoid, do I? I think the kettle has joined the campaign as well, because I have noticed that I am getting steam burns on my hands every time I boil it and make a cup of tea.....Yes....it all makes sense...It's not me.....It's them!
So what do I do dear Reader? Do I throw out every appliance in the house? Maybe I should invest in chain mail gloves....That would fix the vacuum from trying to torture and maim my hands.....It won't stop the steam and stove and iron burns though.....Maybe I should just be more careful.....What do you think? But, if you come to my house one day and find me under the washing machine or with the iron or kettle in my face, or maybe the stove fallen over on me, remember this blog and get
Hi, At 59 I am just finding my feet in the world...So exciting! I have learnt a lot over the years.....gone from being extremely hard up to living a very comfortable life and loving every single minute of it.......My boys are grown up and living good lives themselves and I am so proud of them.......I have the best husband in the world (most of the time anyway....hahaha) and I have 3 dogs who I just adore and they adore me...... I try to live by my motto ......"Be like the sun....let your warmth shine through always"