Our kitchen fluorescent light fixtures are hard wired into a timer and the timer quit working. That meant the lights would be on ALL night. The only way to turn them off was to unplug them.
Maybe it was the movie I had just watched the night before (The Spy Next Door, with Jackie Chan) or the fact that I wasn't even thinking at all, but I climbed up onto the counter, climbed onto the fridge, and then onto the landing where we have three sets of fluorescent lights plugged in. Unplugged the lights, and began my ascent down.
I made it to the fridge and got one foot almost onto the countertop. I could feel my hands slipping from the ledge, so I jumped. Like the good, former gymnast that I am, I remembered to bend my knees and make a "stick it" landing that would make any gymnastics judge proud. Only I didn't land on a cushy mat. I landed on a rock hard tile floor.
Within five minutes, I had a searing pain in both of my heels. I could not walk. Immediately did RICE first aid: rest, ice, compression, elevate. Got an x-ray a few days later with good news and bad news. The good news is that I have no fractures. The bad news is that my heels will be sore for up to four months.
No more skipping around the kitchen, let alone jumping or running. Just a rude reminder that I am not sixteen years old anymore. The next day, CSN Stores contacted me with another giveaway! Now, that is great news!! CSN Stores is a group of stores that has everything....lighting, furniture, home decor, shoes and much, much more! Shipping is free on many of their items and they have a fabulous no hassle return policy!
Here's even better news....you, my dear readers, will get to choose what to order from CSN Stores if you are a winner. What is on your wish list?
How about a stylish leather computer tote bag? This is $60 and has free shipping!
How does an ice cream maker sound? If you've always wanted one, now's your chance!
This giveaway is open to my USA and Canada readers!
Here are the details:
First, go to CSN Stores and browse to your hearts desire.
There are up to FIVE ways to enter (leave a separate comment for each entry):
1. Leave me a comment what you would like to spend your $60 gift certificate on. I would love to know!
2. Become a follower (or tell me if you are one) via Google Connect, Networked Blogs or RSS feed. Let me know how you follow Lovin' from the Oven~
3. Become a follower (or tell me if you are one) of Frieda Loves Bread on Face Book.
4. Tweet this giveaway. Leave me a comment with your Twitter name.
5. Blog about this giveaway. Leave me a comment with the title of your blog.
Please include an email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!
This giveaway is open until midnight, July 17, 2010. ***CLOSED***
CSN is graciously providing one of my lucky readers with a $60 gift promo code to use on any order from any one of their stores. Shipping is not included in the gift promo.
I have not received any monetary compensation for this post.