So yesterday as I was rushing home from my weekly volunteering, I made a quick stop at my dad's favorite local chocolate shop to purchase a box of chocolate covered cherries he loves. I hadn't taken more than 6-8 steps outside the shop when I stepped on a random patch of ice that in my hurry I did not notice and down I went hard on my behind ... *ouch**ouch**double-ouch*! Both feet just went out from under me and suddenly there I was on my bum with my handbag, my car keys and the chocolates scattered around me.
I'm fine ... walking around a little tenderly today, but it's nothing that a few extra doses of ibuprofen won't help ... except that somehow I also injured my middle finger ... on my stitching hand! I don't know what happened ... but it hurts like the dickens, it's black and blue, it's swollen about 1-1/2 times its' normal size, it's not working properly ... I can't hold my stitching needle!!!!
With all the last minute shopping, baking, wrapping, and preparing that happens the week before Christmas, putting my stitching aside for a few days would normally not concern me, but right now it's a problem because I still haven't finished the Christmas gift I am stitching for my sister ... aarrrgghh!!! I'm praying that tomorrow I'll at least be able to hold a needle and muddle my way through.
Oh dear, dear, dear ... that's about all I can say at this point ... I'd like to say a few other not-so-pretty words but that won't get me anywhere, now will it ... besides I said them all last night!!!
So listen friends, be careful out there! Don't be so busy and preoccupied with errands that still need to be finished that you don't pay attention to the random patches of ice!
If I don't get a chance for another post before next week, I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year. You all have certainly blessed and inspired me this year with your talents, your encouragement, your kindness, your friendship.