Well, that was fun. Just got back from Safeway. Being the ever-graceful swan that I am, I slipped on some water in the front entrance, slid sideways on my heels (still wearing them from church), and doubled over backwards ONLY to catch myself just in time, re-gain my balance, twist myself upwards, and congratulate myself on avoiding yet another ER visit.
This would have been a lovely miracle of gravity just between me and the shopping cart to my right had it not been for the open-mouthed elderly woman standing right behind me, having witnessed the nearly-avoided catastrophe.
LADY: "That could have been a SERIOUS fall, sweetie."
ME: "Why, yes, it could have been quite bad. I'm rather lucky, aren't I?"
LADY: "You bet you are, sweetie. You turned that into a SERIOUS recovery. Nicely done."