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Driving, doctors, and coupons and a crash!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Today was my first day to get in the car and go to a doctor appointment alone. It was the yearly ladies' exam, so I figured I could leave the hubby home. Then I mailed a package, and went to the local discount department store that begins with a W to get jar lids and rings, then on to the local fabric and craft store. I had a coupon!

That was the most fun, clutching my lone 40% off coupon and browsing the yarn, trying to decide on what would catch my eye. Since I am mostly a creative crocheter, I don't need scads of one kind. I was entranced by a pretty variegated rust/olive/brown acrylic that was smooth, and not the typical worsted weight. It cost be well under $3. It will make a nice addition to my unpottery.

It is the same kind/sheen/weight of yarn as this picture.

Then when I got home, I was sitting at my computer chair, and bent over to pick something up that dropped. Oh, oh. Bad move. Big error. The chair rolled over and dumped me on the floor. Luckily I did not land on the recently surgeried knee, but did land on the painful sciatic nerve of left rump and leg. I did not really make that much noise, I had to call out to Ron to come help me. He brought me the walker to help myself up, but it is critical that you can bend your knees to get up. That is something that is very difficult.

I am up. I am ok. Sitting carefully. My ego bruised more than me, though my muscles are a little hurting. How I hate falling. Not a good thing. At least it was not down the stairs. I don't think today is a good day to go upstairs. Level ground does me in. Sitting even.

Needless to say, I do not feel like standing up and doing any canning today. Jam will have to wait til tomorrow.

Company is coming soon. Sweet hubby washed the kitchen floor.
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    we have company coming next weekend so i hubby and i will have to do some cleaning during the week so we aren't busy all day on saturday.
    3036 days ago
    Glad to hear that the fall wasn't too serious. I hope you are feeling better soon!
    3036 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    I'm glad you didn't get hurt anymore than you did. HUGS!
    3038 days ago
    Oh, my! Glad you weren't hurt! And a 40% coupon is in my near future, too! I am printing it off while sparking!

    Some of my former high school students still tell the story of when I fell out of my chair at is much more amusing to them than it is to me!
    3038 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Oh my!! So glad you weren't hurt!! Hope you are not too sore tomorrow :(
    That is awesome you got to go on your own to that appointment. That yarn looks lovely, and what a very nice job you did making that too!!
    Take care of yourself, be very careful! Enjoy your company tomorrow!
    3038 days ago
  • PATTYS1959
    OUCH!! I'm sure that hurt, but look on the bright side, you WERE able to drive by yourself, and you got some shopping done too. That yarn sounds interesting, and I think the little UN pot you made is really pretty. Hope you feel better soon.

    3038 days ago
    Oh no!! You didn't need that! Praying for you~! emoticon
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  • RESULTS361AP09
    I'm glad to hear you weren't seriously hurt. About 2 months ago, I tripped & fell hear first into a door. Boy did I see stars! The first thing I did as I lay on the floor was look around to make sure no one saw me do it! emoticon Take care of yourself and I have to say that I really envy you & your creative mind. emoticon
    3038 days ago
    Happy it sounds as if you didn't do too much damage. I get the trying to stand keeping one knee straight, I had knee surgery a few years back. Feel better and don't feel that ego bruised the sciatica is enough to hurt.


    3038 days ago
    HOpe your ok. That is the most important, not our ego's.
    3038 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Praying you didn't hurt yourself too badly. A fall anytime is never good but soon after surgery-be careful my friend.
    I can sympathize-I was walking across a parking lot this afternoon and thought I had stepped high enough to clear the concrete barrier they put in the parking spaces but caught it with my sandal toe and next thing I know I was heading down. More embarrassment than hurt but I try to be really careful-with no insurance, I can't afford a big bill at the ER. Terrible to wish your life away to get old enough for Medicare!
    3038 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    You take care of yourself, girl! No more falling down, OK?!! Enjoy your company! emoticon
    3038 days ago
  • MAGA99
    emoticon & prayers being sent ur way
    3038 days ago
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