I wanted to start my Monday……
but after taking this picture along the Chicago River in front of the Merchandise Mart to show off our beautiful first snowfall...
I walked forward and turned to cross over to the Mart, stepping onto the bright yellow painted handicap walkway and my feet went out from under me…
I attempted to catch myself, but ended up doing a 1 ½ gainer directly onto the street.
Stunned, it took a second or two to get my bearings, which gave a kind passerbyer time to reach me and help me onto my feet.
I stood there sopping wet, on the verge of tears like a 9 year-old who just fell off her bike.
The Mart security guard, who also witnessed my gymnastic move of a fall, came over and inquired if I was okay and then said “I have told them for years that they have to put sand in that paint. I see people slip on it all the time!”
She took down my information and said to call the office of the building if I require any medical attention or if my Snippet’s camera (it was in my hand, so it also fell hard to the concrete) was broken.
Right now I am in my office, working and becoming more and more….
stiff and sore