The Evil Welcome Mat

A month ago I bought a new welcome mat for our front door. The rest of the family immediately started complaining about it. "It's too thick." "We keep tripping on it." etc etc I told them to stop complaining because it's a pretty mat and, "Just watch what you're doing. What's so hard about stepping on a mat when you come in and out of a door?" (do you see where this is headed?)

Isn't this a pretty mat?

Does this look too thick to you?

On Monday I made dinner for Erika and family since she just had Karina. (refer to previous post about my new beautiful granddaughter) I had the rolls, corn and my purse in my hands as I headed out the door. know that door mats don't always stay in the exact position that you place them, right? This one had moved over a bit. As I stepped outside my left foot caught the side of this TALL, overly THICK mat and my ankle twisted. The next thing I knew I was flat on the porch. Oops! I tried to stand up but my left foot wouldn't cooperate. Luckily I had my cell phone in my back pocket.
Instead of delivering dinner to them, Erika and Michael loaded Anthony, Launa and the brand new baby in the car and rushed over. Michael carried me in the house. (so embarrassing) The bright side is that the main dish was still in the kitchen and didn't end up all over the porch. Michael & Anthony served Erika (who was still recovering from a c-section), me (who couldn't walk) and Launa because....well....she's Launa.

The foot started out with a golf ball sized lump on the left side which turned into this bruise you see in the picture.
The next day the entire foot was swollen and bruised.
This is today when the swelling has gone down a bit.
The doctor has me on crutches for a while. Launa called them 'crunches' the first day.
p.s The EVIL mat is being replaced....


KarenOjai said...

Ouch! That looks like it really hurts! I am so sorry. I have done that myself way too many times. Anything I can do? Dinners? Let me know.

Karen :)

I am SO blessed said...

So sad! I did giggle though! The thought of you laying there laughing as I'm sure you were (with tears in your eyes!) made me think we would have had a good laugh over that one! Sorry I'm not there to help, feel better soon!! AND DON'T OVER DO IT!!!