I went down like a ton of bricks…and…the Kiss

You would think some days that when I leave for work I am going on a long weekend trip.  I have my gym bag, camera bag, lunch bag, purse, bottle of water and coffee!  I said goodbye to Tony and went out the back door to the car.

Sadly, I did not see the patch of ice on the ground with all the shit I was carrying.  Within an instant I was on my knees, and not for anything fun! (that’s what she said! – Mary, that’s for you!).

It took me a second to realize what exactly happened.  My first thought?  I’ve broken my knee cap.  That’s how hard I fell.  I stood up and I realized I only had one shoe.  I looked and looked and finally found it – 15 feet away by our shed!  My coffee?  Um, that was splattered all over the side of the house.

Both my knees look like this – and my right elbow was scraped too. Sad smile


At first I thought it wasn’t too bad.  But as the day progressed, the swelling of my right knee got worse and I could hardly bend it.  I iced it last night which helped, but I may have to take another rest day today.  I still have 27.9 miles to go for my 45 miles in the month of March – still totally doable!

Breakfast was two banana granola pancakes, with a schmear of honey roasted peanut butter.  Holy shizz – the peanut butter?  I got it at Whole Foods and its spectacular.  They charge $5.99 a pound for it, and the container I bought cost $1.25.  I need to buy more stat!  Breakfast came in at 379 calories, 12 fat, 40 carbs, 2.8 fiber and 20 protein.

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I actually thought of going to work out, and actually went to the gym.  Only to realize I didn’t have my gym bag!  With my fall I got all out of sorts and never brought it to work.  I ended up going to the local grocery store to buy a couple things for Souper Friday today and to get stuff from the salad bar for our taco salad dinner.

When I got back, it was St. Patty’s Day in my mouth!  Lunch comes in at 399 calories, 17 fat, 31 carbs, 8.4 fiber and 28 protein.

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This may be my new favorite mustard – so good!

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I may have also purchased a cheese while at the store – this one is delicious! After goat cheese, I think cheddar is my second favorite cheese.  Only 3.20 for this piece!

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Here are the toppings I got from the salad bar for $2.02.

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I mixed light ranch dressing with taco sauce for our dressing:

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I cooked ground sirloin, then mixed in 1/2 a cup of black beans and 1/2 a cup of corn.

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My giant taco salad came in at 508 calories, 28 fat, 33 carbs, 7.4 fiber and 31 protein.  This took me 30 minutes to eat, and I didn’t even finish it all. Open-mouthed smile

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Alright, time to get my shit together.  I will leave you with a tiny guest post from Tony – Happy Friday – make it a great day!


It has always been important to me to make Biz laugh every day. She has one of the best laughs ever, and she loves to use it.

When we are on the work bench (in bed) Biz always says good night and gives me a kiss. That is when I make my move. I like to name the offensive way I put my tongue in her mouth. I’m not sure when it happened, but she hates when I put my tongue deep in her mouth. For me it means, put your tongue deep in her mouth. As I am doing this I say things like, dead turtle. Dead turtle is when I don’t move my tongue, I just shove it in motionless. Spastic lizard, that is when I put my tongue deep and her mouth and shake it. U tube is when I make my tongue into a U shape and place it deep in her mouth.

Invariably she laughs and yells, “too much”. I cannot stop, it amuses me greatly.

I’m really lucky that I get to spend time with someone who enjoys my flaws as much as my strengths. She is the best thing that ever happened to me!


31 thoughts on “I went down like a ton of bricks…and…the Kiss

  1. OUCH! I hate when I fall like that. Hopefully, you’ll heal quickly. I took a good spill carrying a box of junk out to the van when I was moving one of the kids into their dorms. Same thing, knees and elbows.

    I’ve got two corned beefs, cabbage, carrots and potatoes in the fridge to cook up tomorrow. We are doing St Patty’s day a day early because we are also celebrating my hubbys bday.

    LOL at Tony’s addition to this post.

  2. OMG Biz! That looks painful! I can’t believe you went to the gym anyway! That’s dedication. Just to give you a little laugh…when we moved, my daughter skinned her knee like that and of course, the bandaids were nowhere to be found. So, I cut a panty liner in half and used it like a bandage. I figured WTH, it was clean, absorbent & unscented…should be okay. She was pissed! She also would NOT be happy that I told anyone 😉

  3. Holy Shiz woman that fall was brutal! And to think you made it all the way to March w/o a tumble! Hope that heals up quickly for you…bet it’s sore today! Thanks for the shout out btw! Lol!
    Food looks yummy as usual…you always make an awesome looking taco salad!
    Enjoy your weekend with the ol’ Spastic Lizard! Lmao he cracks me up! Love the “work bench” comment!

  4. hope you are ok, and OMG you both make me laugh so hard, I had to run to make sure I didn’t pee my pants!!!!!!

  5. Ouch! I mean OUCH! Not fun for you, but funny how the shoe ended up 15 feet away. Hope the knees heal quickly. Take care.

  6. So glad you are ok, Biz…dang, it looks painful!
    I REALLY need to check out our Whole Foods store here.
    Your sweet Toney seems to be well worth enduring “the kiss”…you guys crack me up!

  7. OUCH! Rest those knees, Biz! And tell Tony that women NO LIKEY the dead turtle!

  8. Awwwww @ both posts!

  9. findingradiance

    Ouchie! Take it easy because you will probably get more sore and swollen before it gets better.

  10. Those knees must hurt! And I’ll bet your whole body hurts. And what a wonderful husband. Being able to laugh is such a good thing.

  11. OUCH! My goodness I hope you heal fast – that looks painful!!

  12. Whoa – you really did a number on yourself!! Hope it heals quickly!
    Tony sounds like he’d get along well with Jay. Lol. 🙂

  13. Ouch – that is the kind of fall you feel for a few days afterward! Glad nothing was broken, but sorry you fell in the first place!

  14. First, Tony’s guest post is hilarious. Second, I hope your knee heals quickly! Eek! Stupid ice. When is spring going to get here?!? Third, that’s my FAVORITE mustard!! Happy Friday!

  15. Ouch! I’m so sorry about your fall! Heal soon!!!! Happy Friday, Biz!

  16. Weighting For 50

    OWCH!!!!!! Take care of that knee Vat!!!!! (and for the record, I snickered at Tony calling your bed “the work bench”.)

  17. ohmygosh! I’m glad you’re ok! Poor knees! Ugh. Hugs! That post from Tony hahhahha. You two are the best. Delicious Mexican salad

  18. Owwie! That was quite a fall you took!!! Hope Tony “kissed” your owwies all better 🙂 Food looks delicious….my taste buds were a’singing again 😉

  19. Curses to that patch of ice, I hope you feel better soon. At least your in good spirits and eating well 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend

  20. holy OUCH lady! I hope you heal quickly, that looks painful 😦 Tony is a nut, but he makes me laugh just from hearing his stories!

  21. OUCH, hope you are feeling better soon!!!

  22. Man oh man that knee looks sore!! Maybe Tony should tongue it! 😉 Lol!!!

  23. Your poor knees! Glad you’re okay! And The Kiss cracked me up! Dead turtle….haha

  24. OWIE hope your booboo’s heal quickly! I loved Tony’s little post! It’s so fun to be able to play & laugh with the man you love. We also do an annoying kiss that is very sloppy and makes us laugh. It’s good to laugh 🙂

  25. OW your knees!! And Tony is so weird that you have to keep him.

  26. Goodness! I hope your knees and elbows heal very fast. I’ve taken some nasty spills along the way and sprained my ankle three different times. Sigh.

  27. Oh my, that knee looks painful! I definitely would have skipped the gym after that :). Have a great weekend and I hope you don’t get attacked by any tounge creatures! haha

  28. That was a nasty fall Biz, doesn’t look good. Hope it doesn’t bother you too much.

    Love Tony’s mini guest post.

  29. Susan Calderon

    Take care of yourself Biz. I hope you heal up quick.

  30. Oh my goodness that ice just jumps out at us 🙂 I hope the icing it helps! Take care of yourself. Love Tony’s bit (I mean the addition)!!

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