Sunday, November 25, 2007

The City of "Fallen Women"

Yes, that's what they say about San Miguel - not because of our morals but because of our uneven sidewalks, cobblestone streets, gravel streets and missing parts of sidewalks. Oh, the other thing that "gets" you is when there is a teeny, tiny step down on a sidewalk, like 1 inch. It can really "throw" you - literally.
Well, it was the gravel road outside mi casa and it happened about 7:15AM Friday morning. I was carrying my garbage bags to the dumpster at the school across the road. The basura truck only comes to the school and very, very quickly and relatively early. So, I've learned that when they open the gates to the cans to rush over there with my bags.............would I have done this in the USA? NO WAY!
An old Mexican man came around the corner and as I looked up, yup, you guessed it, I hit an uneven patch and I SLID for about 3 feet.........on my stomach! The poor old man was saying "Oh, Senora","Oh Senora" and he came over, got the bags and put them in the cans! I finally got up and limped home to check out the injuries. Ah I decided nothing but two bloody hands - not bad - only a "4 point landing". BUT, the next day, when I got up I realized that my ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders were alllllllllllllll really hurting. I felt my age! So, I spent yesterday limping around and feeling sorry for myself - BUT, I'm back to my old self today. Whew!
I think after that episode I would rather be a "fallen woman" in the other way! HA!

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. Glad you are okay.

After many trips to San Miguel, I finally hit the street. It was in May and I was walking back from the house that we eventually purchased and I just lost it. Like you, nothing lingering, just a reminder that I'm not a kid anymore.

How is the weather in SMA? We have sunshine in Houston this morning, but Saturday and Sunday were miserable. It looked like evening all day long and it was cold (high 40's).

Gypsy Girl said...

So sorry to hear about your fall. Hope all is well now. I think I'll buy some battle shoes before coming to SMA this winter. i do remember how uneven the cobbles and sidewalks are. Charming but dangerous!!!
Stay well

Babs said...

Thanks Cynthia and Gypsy Girl - You BOTH know how darn scary these hills and streets are here!
Cynthia, the weather is magnificent. It's in the high 40's at night and mid 70's during the day..........perfecto!
We did have a really amazing hail storm a week ago and then it rained here Friday night! Very strange for this time of year..........

Kay Cox said...

Glad you are now okay. We all get our turn...remember mine was flat on my face with the family in the front house looking on over their lunch. Aiiiyayaiiii!

Kay Cox said...

Glad you are now okay. We all get our turn...remember mine was flat on my face with the family in the front house looking on over their lunch. Aiiiyayaiiii!

Babs said...

Oh Gosh Kay I remember THAT one and also when we were with the group in Xilitla 9 or 10 years ago! Remember?