This could be my motto! They must have written this for me!
Good morning dear Reader.....It's true! There really is a clumsy gene and out of seven kids, I got it!.......I have always been clumsy and unlucky. Contrary to popular belief, that one grows out of it, I never did.....
Take the sad unlucky case of all my siblings and myself, my Mum and Dad, my husband, my small son one day at Burleigh Heads Beach. We were all lined up, paddling in the water at Burleigh Beach. It was many years ago and I still remember it vividly......The water was beautiful and we were all talking when it stuck......Bluebottle!.....The bloody thing wrapped itself around my ankle and I screamed in pain......Now please note, dear Reader, that I was in the middle of all of these people and the rotten bluebottle picked me to sting......Just coincidence? I don't think so! Luckily we are all natives and knew what to do but it was just awful....I have the sneaking suspicion that my five brothers enjoyed it immensely.. Little buggers!
That wasn't the first incident and it certainly hasn't been the last.....I am just so clumsy! I have many burn scars on my hands and arms from the oven.....Just about every single time I bake I burn myself when I check the trays in the oven..... Always on the oven racks!......No matter how hard I try, I burn myself......Is this clumsy or is this unlucky? I went to the extreme of getting elbow length mittens but, they are so hard to use that I dropped everything I picked up and managed to burn my toes or my feet as I dropped the hot food on them.....I threw them away! Useless! I am forever dropping glasses on the floor, so much so, that I had to get my husband to cover up the tiles in the kitchen dining area with vinyl, timber look alike boards.....they are softer than tiles and I hardly break anything now when I drop it......My clumsiness costs a lot of money!
I was in a restaurant yesterday with a friend. We were waiting for our drinks to be bought out.....With great anticipation I might add........The waitress arrived.....seemed to trip on her own foot and I copped white wine, my companion's drink, all over my dress, my arm and my bag......Oh the joy.....this is definitely unlucky.....The waitress told me that she had never done that before.....No, that's because I had never dined there before!.........She won't be doing it again on me! If I ever see her again I'll run a mile!......Just about every time I go to restaurant my meal is last to arrive, or they lose my order, or they haven't got left what I wanted to eat......or worse still, I don't get served for ages. I know that this is unlucky and it is not just coincidence because I have been in a large group and I am the only one this happens to....Just ask my husband.....he calls it "The Curse of Julie!" Bastard!.....He always gets his meal and drinks and no one ever loses his order......
The other day I heard a commotion on the verandah and thinking the puppies were in trouble I rushed out the door and bounced straight off again.....I had forgotten that the screen door was closed......I really hurt myself!.....I bounced that door straight off it's tracks and it landed out on the verandah.......Took some power to do that! Maybe all this gym work and weight lifting is paying off! This is both unlucky and clumsy! Anyway, I couldn't put it back, so I had to wait for my husband to get home....He just laughed! Bastard again!
I am always spilling my wine on myself as well......although some of you will say that this is due to my alcoholism and nothing to do with being clumsy, I do protest!........Sometimes it happens when I haven't even had a sip! I spilt nail polish on the lounge room carpet......I was mortified.....I scrubbed that carpet for about an hour and although it's not too obvious, at least not without my glasses on, it is still there......See, if we ever sell the place, we will have to replace the carpet.....Going to cost a fortune! Another thing I am always doing is walking into walls and doors.... If I forget to take my glasses off when I have been working on the computer or drawing and I get up, I will invariably walk into the door or the wall as I can't see properly walking around with my glasses on. I am always hurting myself and I have a multitude of bruises to prove it......If I fill the salt shaker I always spill the salt! If I use Chilli flakes in cooking, I always spill them and then I have to spend about 1/2 hr making sure there is none on the floor for the puppies to lick up.....Panic mode when that happens!.....I try not to use chilli flakes, preferring fresh chopped chilli! I break mirrors frequently! Maybe that's the reason! I have broken so many that the seven years bad luck for each one is running consecutively and I will have it till the day I die......
Just this morning I hurt my left hand with one of the weights I use in my gym......I have strained it and it's really sore.....All I was doing was lifting the weight, it's only about 4 kilos, and I twisted my hand the wrong way......Oh dear......I am left-handed, so it's not a good thing.....It hurts to type as well......
Now this really takes the cake! I had to go for an appointment for my flu shot this morning.....My husband even wrote it down for me on the message board so I wouldn't forget! I didn't! I set off at 10 am.......Got every slow driver in the world in front of me......Stayed off the highway because the traffic is so slow with roadworks going on.....Struck more roadworks on the side road, but managed to get there with 2 minutes to spare and breathed a sigh of relief....Got to the chemist and announced myself......I was promptly told that no flu shots were happening today......."Perhaps it was someone else you booked with" they said. "No", says I, most confident that I had it right, "April 16th, 10.30 am and it was definitely this address." I had booked it online......No record they said......I re-booked another appointment for Thursday and it was as the chemist was arranging it all that she found my booking......I had missed it.....It was last Saturday! April 13th, 10.30am........At least I got the time right! Oh dear....Am I really going gaga? Was this just unlucky? I don't think so! It's my fate! I am destined to always be this way and I really think after all this time I had better get used to it.....
Anyone else have the same problem?
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"