Monday, December 31, 2012

Falling on my Face

Good Morning. Happy New Year's Eve. I don't celebrate New Year's. I think in all my years on the party circuit I only went out twice. It's true. And believe it or not, I still have the little black dress that I wore the New Year's Eve Nate kissed me at midnight. (1992) That night would make such a great story. Two people see each other across a crowded room, the grandfather clock chimes midnight, and there was Nate, striding across the room to kiss ME! God I was in love with that man. Our relationship was kind of like a cross between When Harry Met Sally and Caddyshack. Only instead of golf it involved boat racing. He's happily married now with a bunch of kids in Florida, but he'll always be one of those men I hold in my heart forever.

Anyway. Falling on my face. Uh, yeah, I did. Two days after Christmas. I was carrying in the toaster oven and tripped over the dog, BLAM, landed with my top lip on the edge of the toaster oven. Tore the crap out of my lips, bled like a stuck pig for about 6 hours. I had no idea lips could bleed so much. I busted something in my face where my two front teeth are, still feel the tingling and have been praying that I don't lose them. Waiting for them to turn black and blue like the rest of my face.
So, let this be a lesson to all of you going out tonight, be careful where you walk, beware of dogs,  and try not to carry toaster ovens.

On another note, I was almost finished with THE EARL'S ENGAGEMENT. Had the final climax written, working on the denoument, and then realized it sounded too much like the plot ending from MASQUERADE. So guess what I did? Stripped it, 8500 words worth, all the way down to Chapter 24. Believe me, it wasn't easy. I want this book finished and out there, I have big things happening in the next few weeks and I don't need this hanging over my head. So that's where I've been, what I've been doing. Still working. Even on Christmas Day.

So, no resolutions for me. Hate them. I mean why try and do something that you know you can't do. I mean, sure I want to lose 40 pounds, but why start a diet on Jan. 1 when I know it's still winter. I'm still in chocolate mode. I'll wait until March when the weather breaks and I can walk everyday.

Okay, so gotta fly, have to finish ENGAGEMENT. Have a great time for those of you who go out. And like I said, beware of toaster ovens.








15 comments:

Yvonne Osborne said...

Happy New Year, Anne. I know you'll write well in 2013. As for resolutions....well the intention is always there but the heart is bent on chocolate.

R. Mac Wheeler said...

owweee

Your poor face.

I'm still cringing. With my low tolerance to pain...

Hope you're back to pretty-health in no time...and happy new years!

Linda G. said...

Yeeowch! Your poor face. Hoping you heal up real soon. *hugs*

Liza said...

Oh dear! Hope you are healing quickly. No resolutions here really, either. But I do look back on the good things. Thank you so much for all your help this year! I know my 2013 will move forward in the right direction as a result of your support!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Ouch!

I'm forever tripping on some animal. My cocker thinks she has to walk directly in front of me where ever I go--guard dog. You should see her operate when I yell at one of the cats or the kid--she does the whole barking thing and rolls the cat I yelled at. Kid's too big to roll, but she still gives it a try. He has been known to roll on the floor in laughter.

Feel better sweetie!

Rick Daley said...

Bummer. Hope it doesn't stop you from having a Happy New Year, or from using worn-but-useful parental cliches like, "Don't give me any lip!"

Sarah Ahiers said...

oh my resolutions are always attainable. Otherwise, why make them?

And ouch on your face! That freaks me out (falling on your face, i mean)

Carol Kilgore said...

Ow-ee! Hope you didn't really damage something beyond repair. Here's hoping 2013 will be awesome for us all!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Happy New Year, Anne. Here's to no tripping in 2013!

Nicki Elson said...

Oophf! Hope you won't stay black & blue much longer and I'll send up a prayer for those teeth to stay healthy too.

I wish I didn't celebrate new year's. I adore the friends who are hosting the party but I'd much rather do a repeat of the Pirates of the Caribbean marathon the kids and I did a few years ago...you know, the kids who make New Year's plans without their mommy now.

Your New Year's Past w/ Nate sounds delicious. ;) Happy new year & have fun w/ the Earl.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh, I'm sorry you got so hurt! that sounds pretty terrible. So my New Year wish for you is healing--sent your way with a touch of peace and serenity.

Old Kitty said...

Lovely Anne!! Please please stay away from toasters!!! LOL! But seriously - you take it easy now and have a wonderfully peaceful and creative New Year!!!

Take care
x

Donna Hole said...

That tops my story about the bruised up my arm. I fell in a trash can :)

Hope your face heals and you keep your teeth. Good luck with the re-write.

Happy New Year.

.......dhole

DL Hammons said...

Anne got a serious boo boo! :(

Welcome to 2013!

Bish Denham said...

Oh my dear Anne! You must be more careful in the future, falling off ladders and tripping over dogs is not something you can keep doing!