If you try and don’t succeed, try, try again….or just give up!
By feelingbeachie on August 30, 2010
My husband, Marc, was standing by the sink in the bathroom, shaving, and I was in the shower. When I came out, I was dripping blood. Everywhere! He asked if I cut myself shaving. “Not exactly,” was my reply, as I opened the vanity and proceeded to bandage my finger.
“How did you manage that one?” he asked.
“Well, my razor was wedged between the soaps, and when I reached for the soap, I kind of sliced my finger.”
“Um… Good one. I don’t know why you insist on keeping your razor there. I keep moving it away, and you keep putting it back. I am surprised you haven’t done this before.” He replied as he walked into the shower.
Wow! I knew that Marc was always moving my razor, but I never gave it much thought as to why. I just thought it was in his way or something. Sometimes I can be pretty oblivious to safety. Ok, most of the time.
I really sliced myself good. By nighttime, my finger was still on and off bleeding, and hurting. I pointed this fact out to Marc. With tremendous seriousness he turned to me and asked me if I could please slow down, and think before I act, so I don’t kill myself one day. He asked me if I ever even stopped to realize why he kept moving the razor. He also asked how I never even thought that a razor, laying blade side up, wedged between soap couldn’t pose any danger…… I promised to slow down, and make sure that I didn’t just throw the razor haphazardly around the shower.
That was two weeks ago yesterday.
This is how the last two weeks have gone:
1st Monday – I’m wearing a band-aid and my finger is hurting. I carefully place my razor away from the soap.
1st Tuesday – I’m wearing a band-aid but my finger is no longer hurting. I place my razor away from the soap.
1st Wednesday - I’m no longer wearing a band-aid. My finger is fully healed. I toss my razor away from the soap.
1st Thursday – I don’t even remember hurting my finger, until I chuck my razor between the soap. Then I realize I shouldn’t be keeping it there, and move it.
1st Friday – “Oops! I did it again!” I say to myself as I move the razor away from the soap.
1st Saturday – Not again! But, yes, again, I have to move the razor away from the soap as I head out of the shower.
1St Sunday – As I head into the shower, I consciously think that I will not just toss my razor around when I am done. They say it is the thought that counts, right?
2nd Monday – It is a new week. I will be off to a new start! I will get this right. NOT! Fail!
2nd Tuesday – I was out of the shower already when I realized my razor was wedged between the soap. I quickly scooted back in to move it.
2nd Wednesday – I got it right! Yeah me! Success!
2nd Thursday – Well, yesterday was a fluke…..
2nd Friday – Damn it! I Why is something so simple so difficult?
2nd Saturday - Damn it! I did it again. Why can’t I get this right?
2nd Sunday – Damn it! What is wrong with me?
Today is the third Monday. It is the start of a new week. I will be off to a new start. This isn’t a difficult concept. I can do this. I know I can. I can get this right! Right? Well, maybe……
Wish me luck!
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