I Broke Another Toe + Our New Intern Is Missing Some Teeth…

I Broke Another Toe + Our New Intern Is Missing Some Teeth…

Oops, I did it again! I woke up the other morning, and stood up. I then moved my left foot forward. It appears one of the dogs got hold of one of my Crocs, and left it next to the bed for me. (So sweet, right???) When my pinky toe hit it, both Brian and I heard the very loud CRACK!

I can walk just fine (on the inside of my foot). I just can’t bend it, or touch it, or wear shoes. It looks like a purple sausage and it’s…sideways. I have always had very ugly feet so I don’t care about another crooked toe (though this is my first sideways toe!). They called me ET Feet in high school.

Brian said, “I’d love to see x-rays of your entire feet. I bet there are tons of breaks in there!”

My mother put me in gymnastics when I was young because I was so clumsy. And, the gymnastic coach kicked me out of the program…because I was so clumsy.

Remember when I broke my big toe very badly stepping off the boat a few years ago? I have arthritis in that toe now. (That humorous piece is one of WritersWeekly’s most-read articles ever!)

Remember when I slipped getting onto the boat, and very badly injured my leg?

Remember when I stepped into a hole on the floor of the boat after Brian warned me about it?

And when my clumsiness caused an oil explosion?

Remember when I tripped over the boom after Brian warned me about it several times?

Then there was that time I gave myself a black eye

And, remember (most recently) when I went over the bluff, crashed into trees, and sprained my shoulder while sledding in our back yard? (You gotta watch the video if you haven’t already! It has 54,000 views on youtube.)

Last night, I was about to brush my teeth. As I moved my toothbrush away from the toothpaste tube, a bristle with a blob of toothpaste popped forward and shot that blob right into my left eye! Brian saw the whole thing. Man oh man, did that burn!! By the time I’d finished rinsing out my eye, I had mascara all over. I looked like Tammy Faye Baker.

Brian just keeps looking at me, and shaking his head…

In other news, we have a new intern! Her name is Charly. Okay, okay, I admit it. There may be some nepotism involved in our hiring process. She’s our adorable youngest grandchild! She doesn’t type very fast, she likes to nap a lot, she’s messy, kind of hard to understand, and she’s missing some teeth. But, her laugh is extremely contagious!! 🙂

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5 Responses to "I Broke Another Toe + Our New Intern Is Missing Some Teeth…"

  1. Linda G  March 12, 2024 at 8:19 pm

    Angie I can’t say much since I wrecked my hip one more time by one more time picking up one of my 15# weights the wrong way and then after the hip was healing I sat too quickly on my chair and fell onto the bottom of that same hip. Not to mention body slams and falling backwards off the couch between the solid oak table and a love seat. We should do a comedy together. The people will run in panic.

  2. Bob Miller  March 10, 2024 at 7:13 pm

    When i was a young’n, we called folks who suffered such incidents as, wait for it…


    Now not that I’m rendero judgement on you, just sayin’!!!

    Take care and don’t try running anywhere.


    • By Angela Hoy - Publisher of WritersWeekly.com  March 12, 2024 at 12:22 pm

      I’m definitely a klutz!!!! 😉


  3. Marianna Busching  March 10, 2024 at 5:30 pm

    If you toe is sticking out to the side, you’d better snap it into place. That happened to me when I slammed the side of my foot into the bathroom door. My toe stuck out to the side. I just pushed it back into place (BIG ouch!), it turned purple and healed. I hope yours heals quickly.


  4. James G. Archibald  March 9, 2024 at 9:19 pm

    Angela you seem to have a vendetta against your body ,,, especially your toes 😉