Monday, September 30, 2019

A Fall Day

Before I whine, here's the progress I've made on the purple infinity scarf:


I did it again.

It was the first day of fall last Monday. I had stayed in a hotel overnight. (The floors at home were being redone. We could not walk on them for 24 hours. So, off to a hotel.) And while I had had plenty of time to plan for this (I knew about this for about three weeks), I didn't prepare as I should have.

I had meant to get some bottled water for the two-day stay in the hotel.

So, Monday morning, that was the plan. (Well, the plan was to pick up some water on my way back to the hotel after work, but alas, I was not called to work that day.)

I was going to go back to the room and look up what was nearby. But after breakfast, I stepped outside the hotel and spied a strip mall across the street.

I headed for it. I was nearly to the light at the intersection when I lost my balance.

The pavement was uneven. I had placed my left foot down on a bad spot, my ankle twisted, and down I went. I landed on my right knee. Hard.

I sat there for a bit, whimpering. I have done this before, so I knew I'd get myself up somehow. But, a couple people were nearby, and they helped me up.

My left ankle was pretty swollen. My right knee was scraped up. But I managed to limp back to my hotel room before the ankle got too sore to walk on.

And there I stayed for the rest of the day.

At some point, with my foot propped up, I was reminded that it was the first day of fall. So, I tweeted:


I will mend. But if you hear me whimpering over here, now you know why.

23 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that wasn't fun! I like your humor though with what you tweeted. Hope it is slowly but surely recovering every singe day!

    betty

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  2. Yes, I saw that tweet. I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself any worse! Go ahead and whine about it as much as you like.

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  3. Welcome to the "I fall a lot" club.

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  4. Take lots of pills, I don't believe in pain - get well soon Liz. Its a pity Dr Crusher isn't here, she'd fix you up real fast but this being reality I guess its the pharmacy and rest.

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  5. Oh I am so sorry. I hope you heal quickly.

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    1. Thanks. I can walk on it now, so that's progress.

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  6. Whimper away, Liz. I hope you got water.

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  7. Oh Gosh! I know that feeling and I hope you have seen the Dr?? It will take time to heel and you whimper as this was a nasty fall.

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  8. Ai-yah! I feel for you. I really do. Hopefully you took advantage of the hotels amenities while there!

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  9. Ouch, sorry that happened. As a person who's had too many twisted ankles to count I feel for you. They're slow to heal, and are never as strong after which makes you more susceptible to doing it again. Argh. Currently at the end of a round of Vertigo which makes me wonder, do you think you were a bit dizzy right before you fell? It seems that's far to frequent a situation. The infinity scarf is scrumptous. Love the color and can tell by looking at it how soft and yummy it is. Thanks for the visit on Traveling Suitcase, but since you're a knitter you might want to check out my personal blog, Sandy's Space. Leaving you that link. Take of yourself and heal quickly.

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    1. No vertigo. The pavement was uneven, and I wasn't paying attention to where I put my feet. I must be more careful in the future.

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  10. Ouch! That's definitely not a good way to start fall.

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  11. Owwie! That sucks, Liz. The tweet, however, is super funny.

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    1. Thanks. Once I found the humor, I knew I was okay.

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  12. The scarf looks great. Sorry about your ankle and your knee, but glad you're able to find some humor in it.

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  13. That stinks! I hope your ankle is getting better.

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  14. Ouch! My left ankle has done the same many times (the last was the day before we went on our big family holiday last January - of course). I hope it settled quickly for you.

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