Thursday, August 17, 2006

Just Call Me Grace...

So I was heading off to the health club today, loaded down with gym bag, purse, keys, two bags of library books to return, and managed to miss the last step on my way down the stairs. My foot twisted sideways, I dropped everything, and I heard a pop.

Man, I went DOWN. Luckily (unluckily?) the only part of me that got hurt was my ankle. And my pride. Thank goodness our backyard is pretty private.

My kids, oblivious as only kids can be, didn't even notice until I'd crawled my way back up the steps into the house and started hollering for them to get inside instead of getting in the van. Not that I got much of a response. See, there were FLOWERS! On their PLANTS! Or maybe they were DEAD LEAVES that only LOOKED like flowers, but still really cool anyway! Finally, we were all back in the house and I called my DH, who said he'd come home early so I could go to the doctor's.

So I've got a Level Two sprain, and have to spend the next six to eight weeks wearing an air cast/brace. (The saddest part? I can't wear sandals again this summer. Lace-up shoes for support all the way, baby!)


Oh, well. At least something good came out of it. After picking up my brace, we did a little shopping, and DH came out of the bookstore with a get-well gift:

Big smooches, honey!


Stacy~ said...

Oh, sorry to hear about your little incident Kate. But oh, what a GREAT gift! SB is the best :)

Kate Davies said...

Thanks, Stacy! And I just finished Into the Storm tonight. I wanna be Suz when I grow up! :)

Kelley said...

I'm sorry!! Hope you feel better soon :)

Julie in Ohio said...

Kate, that's horrible. I've sprained my ankle twice. They are worse than a break. :o(

The bright side, you have more time for reading and writing.
And (there's a hopeful tone to my voice) hubby takes a more active role with the kids? I believe he is to be making meals, too...unwritten rule.

Milk it for all it's don't want to repeat the fall. :P

Kate Davies said...

Thanks, Kelley! I'm feeling a lot better.

Julie, I gotta say, I like the way you think! I'll have to work on DH's sympathy gene. :) "Oh, I just felt a twinge -- can you run the bath tonight, honey?"

Yeah, that'll work, right? LOL

Julie in Ohio said...

That's the ticket, Kate. If you add a moan and groan and you're home free.

mandymroth said...


Sorry about your ankle and having to crawl back to the house. Sprains suck so saying I'm happy to hear you had that rather than a break isn't saying anything grand. :(

I'll bring a bowl of virutal popcorn and a DVDS over. How is that? What do you want to watch?

Kate Davies said...

Thanks, Mandy! Movie and popcorn sound great. I think I'll choose my all-time favorite comfort view, Pride and Prejudice (the A & E/BBC version). Six hours of Colin Firth and Austen -- who could ask for more!