Sunday, January 27, 2013

To add insult to injury

Last night when we dropped off Diane on the way home from the airport, I slipped and fell on some black ice in her driveway.  I didn't think much of it as the time since it kind of seemed like it happened in slow motion and I landed on a very 'padded' area.  But today,  that twinge I am feeling in my knee which I must have twisted at the time, is making me feel sorry for myself.

So what do we do when we feel sorry for ourselves......surround ourselves with comfort foods.    This morning I baked cranberry scones - a favorite, and some butterscotch and chocolate chip cookies.  I proceeded to make myself a fancy cup of coffee......the first cup I brewed I forgot to put the cup in place.   More woe is me!    But now with a fresh cup of Hazelnut Cappachino brewed I am ready to sit, sip coffee, eat scones and stitch.  
Progress moved along with O Tannebaum before my jet-setting round-trip and Boo to You is working up fast. (see yesterday's post for a photo) I am not sure which I will stitch on since I am enjoying seeing the quick progress on each.   hmmmm, am I becoming a better stitcher or are these two easy projects.

I spoke with Diane last night on her way home from the hospital.  Her dad is better but worse.   He was alert last night as Diane sat with him in ICU and was able to recognize everyone and speak to them which is something he hadn't done in about 36 hours.  But the doctor's say the congestive heart failure is worse.     She has a rough few days ahead of her which puts my silly feeling sorry for myself into the proper perspective.


cucki said...

Enjoy the sweet tea time looks so yummyyyy
Love for you x

Julie M said...

Oh ouch Robin! Take some ibuprofen and ice that knee! Your baked goodies look yummy! Sorry about your friends Dad. My dad has congestive heart failure too. I thank God for every day we have still have him.

Nancy said...

Ok, lay on your bed and bring your knees up toward your chest. Take a deep breath and as you exhale bring the knees up further. Then take a deep breath and as you exhale take both legs off to the right as far as they will go. If you have pain, take another deep breath and see if is relieves it. Do the same with the left side. This will help relieve you of some and maybe all of the knee pain. You probably did some fancy footwork while trying not to fall and that ruched your back and caused some muscles to pull your hips out of alignment. This exercise that I told you to do will help realign them. Once that is done, pack up some of those cookies and stop at Starbucks or some other coffee shop and go see Diane with a hug and some comfort foods. Even if it means going to the hospital for a few minutes. Sounds like she has a very tough time a head of her and a kind touch of friendship would probably mean so much at this time. Then come home and stitch, stitch, stitch. Your projects are beautiful and I bet the frogs will stay away because of your kindness. Happy Stitching!!

Chris said...

So sorry Robin. It sounds like you have found a way to feel better. Everything looks so yummy.
I love this Santa!

Stress Less said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Your stitching looks great! And the scones even better! I wish I were there to taste one. Would you be willing to share your recipe?