Flaky [ˈflākē] : ADJECTIVE. 1. Breaking or separating easily into small, thin pieces. 2. Crazy or eccentric.

I’ll be the first to admit I’m flaky. Still, there’s a time and a place for such revelations. Case in point:

In the morning, on the way to work, I step down our four measly brick steps in the garage on my way to the car. Unfortunately, my brain forgets the routine I have been performing almost daily close to the last decade and my foot misses the last step. As I crumple to the floor, my knees save my face from planting first on the concrete.

And so, I unceremoniously pick myself off – laughing, because what else can a klutz do in this sad comedy of errors? – and gather my fallen belongings.

Does Steve offer a hand, a word of sympathy or encouragement?

Of course not.

Convos with hubby #1

Steve (watching bemusedly from the doorway): What in the world happened?

Me: (sighs) I missed the step.

Steve: But… how?

Me: I don’t know! I just had a flaky moment, I guess.

Steve: Moment? But… you’re always flaky.

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