Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Not Me Monday...ehem, Tuesday


I am NOT doing a Not Me Monday post on Tuesday. That would be lame.


It is NOT me who was without my colleague last night to run my bereaved parent support group :(

The group itself actually went really well. Great connections…great sharing.


However, in my hurry to get out of the creepy abandoned place while my participants were still in the parking lot, I did not leave the chairs in a circle and the lights still on.

Afraid of the dark? NOT me!


Then, as I exited into the dark parking lot…I did NOT find that everyone had driven off…holy moly…I did NOT say DARK parking lot. (no, I am NOT afraid of the dark)


So, I did NOT proceed to hurry towards my car only to suddenly find myself flying through the air and then towards the ground…CRASH! (Who put that concrete parking barrier there?)


I did NOT land on my knee and feel instant pain. All of the stuff I was holding was flung out of my hands and onto the asphault.


So much for moving quickly to my car!


Oh yeah, and who in their right mind would use a crystal bowl that they got for their wedding as an bowl for their support group refreshments…of course, NOT me! So, this lovely crystal bowl is NOT laying in the parking lot broken in a million pieces with me laying next to it in the DARK (don’t make fun of me…I am NOT afraid of the dark!)


Now, despite wanting to lay there and cry, I did NOT want to get the heck out of Dodge QUICKLY. So I gather my stuff (and my pride) and limp over to my car and throw everything in. I am NOT moaning at this point as I am trying to get out of this dark parking lot at 9:30 at night…ALONE! (oh, and I definitely am not hanging out in a creepy parking lot picking up glass! Sorry, REALLY, just not happening!)


Thankfully after the initial pain wore off, I only have a scraped knee ( I do NOT look like a 5 year old with my knee bandaid) and a bruised ego…and a broken crystal bowl that I did NOT use for my support group refreshments.


(Oh, and Leandra, you are NOT allowed to take any more days off from working with me & the group…look what happens when you leave me alone!)


So this LAME, NOT AFRAID of the DARK, support group facilitating, wife.mom.nurse is not posting this NOT ME MONDAY on Tuesday…I just wouldn’t do such a thing!

27 comments:

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Oh my goodness, you poor thing. That whole scenario sounded horrible. Hope the knee feels better soon...

wife.mom.nurse said...

Don't feel sorry for me. I am a drama mamma!

mrosev14 said...

I am sorry your night last night sucked so much. Yeah dark parking lots are super creepy, you're not the only one who thinks that.

I'm sorry you scraped your knee and bruised your ego. I'm also sorry that your crystal bowl is broken; however, kudos to you for facilitating the group on your own!

Mighty M said...

Rough night!!! I get really scared being alone in dark parking lots too - wrong night to use the crystal bowl for sure!! Get a bandaid on that knee - that always makes it better. I recommend Hello Kitty or Care Bears. ;-)

Shana said...

Too bad you can't put a band aid on the bowl! Too bad they don't make band aids for your ego as well! Hope your knee gets better!

E @ Scottsville said...

Well, a day late never hurt anyone! And I'm glad you did post it. It was a doozy for sure! Well worth hearing about it.

Sorry about your knee. At least it will heal. Sorry about your bowl. It won't heal.

*:oP

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Isn't that awful? I hate that. And then you get mad and suddenly feel very brave as you walk out to your car, just daring anyone to mess with you and your owie!

I don't like dark parking lots either. If it happens again hopefully you can grab a woman and ask her to wait with you while you lock up.

Hope your owie heals fast!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

That was me, Nan, by the way!

-stephanie- said...

Well that kinda stinks. What a miserable you didn't have.

April said...

Julie,
If it's any consolation...I don't like dark parking lots, either! I find myself constantly looking over my shoulders. Hope your "boo boo" gets better soon! Big hugs!

Tim said...

Oh I just HATE to laugh at other peoples misery (especially close friends), but this was HI LA RI OUS!!!

EVERY word had me rolling on the floor laughing! I just loved it. The post I mean not the incident.

Hope you are feeling better!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Carolyn said...

Sorry about your not bowl and your not bumps and bruises. Hope Wednesday is better for you. X.

Beth E. said...

I did not shiver and feel kinda scared just from reading about the dark, creepy parking lot. I am NOT a fraidy-cat!

Hope your knee feels better soon.

brian said...

Crystal bowl from our wedding? Did you have the silver and the candlesticks with you too? You must have look like a crazy lady fleeing from a hold-up of the bridal registry at Neiman's...

Helene said...

Owie....stuff like that happens to me too when I'm in a hurry. Oh and I hate the dark too...we can be scaredy-cats together!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I can totally see myself running to my car in a dark parking lot. I hate being by myself in the dark~and that really sounded creepy. I agree, your colleague CAN'T leave you by yourself again:)
The cystal bowl breaking is terrible.
Did your husband just laugh at this story? I think mine would have been tempted to chuckle at just the imagery this brought:)

Jane Anne said...

Oh my goodness, I think I can imagine it so well because I can imagine it happening to me. I fall way too much. I hope you feel fine and... sorry about that bowl.

Melissa Stover said...

oh that's sad. thank goodness you didn't cut yourself though.

mama's smitten said...

Oh you poor thing!I would have been afraid too!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Look on the bright side - nobody saw you! So you lost some skin and a beautiful bowl, but you still had your pride - or at least you did until you wrote this post!

Lucky you're not my age. I'd have also wet my pants at that point! Hope you're feeling better!

Melissa said...

I'm not afarid of the dark either! :0 Sorry about your wedding bowl...not good. Have a great rest of the week!

No Crying Mama said...

I posted my Not Me today (Tuesday) also! Glad I'm not the only one :)

Rebekah said...

So sad for your crystal bowl loss and you poor hurt knee. Hope your Wednesday is better.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I hate dark parking lots....so sad about your bowl...

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I am also a little afraid of the dark, in public places and right when I get home if I forget to leave a light on...Sheesh? Are we grown adults? As I always says...your never surprised when you are Paranoid!!! LOL....

Tell me whats going on? A Mayo trip is sounding a little serious....

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I'm right there with you on the dark. Sorry about the knee & the crystal bowl.

Heidi said...

Oh my, from another girl afraid of the dark, I'm sorry you had to endure this frightful night.