I Fell Today, But Not While Biking

Day’s Verse:
My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Psalm 62:1-2

What a week for new experiences! First I ride in the super-cold; then I have a spoke emergency; and now today I filled out an accident report at work for the first time.

Today I fell like a little old lady. My flip-flop hit a patch of water on the perfectly-waxed tile floor in a hallway at work and I found myself unceremoniously on the ground. Happily, unlike in a little old lady’s fall, I broke nothing and hopped back up easily enough; the only injury I sustained was a pretty decent whack to my knee (which hardly deserves it and has suffered more than its share of damage over the years). This whack swelled up and turned a delightful red. When I finally got myself up off the floor, I obtained paper towels and sopped up the water. When my boss heard I had slipped, she urged me to fill out an accident report, which provides an official record for if my knee turned out to have serious damage as a result of my fall. I suppose that, even though I have whacked myself worse running into corners of cabinets, filing the report couldn’t hurt. So I did. It involved filling out a detailed form and explaining the accident to some relatively high-up guy. That’s what I call loads of fun. Continue Reading >>