Thursday, June 26, 2008

Can I just say.... OUCH!!!!!

Well, here I am, 42 yrs old, and just haven't had enough excitement in my life lately (NOT!!).
So, yesterday, while I was waiting for Rick at work, (I spent the day there at the base doing some stuff that needed to be done - as well as enjoying a lovely summer day parked in the shade under a tree knitting to my little heart's content), I decided to go check out the base Library. On my way back from said place, I was almost at the car, when all of a sudden I performed a fairly perfect swan dive onto the concrete. Wallet went skittering, so did the car key, and the cell phone. I did one of those, twist your ankle, try to catch yourself on the other foot, except it landed in a bit of a hole, and then kept the momentum going very forward onto the asphalt. The result..... this:

Yeah, road rash, like I haven't seen the likes of in many a year. Except I don't remember my whole body hurting like this when I was a kid. Granted, I have a bit more mass pushing that forward/downward momentum now than I did then, but still....
I originally thought, "Wow, I got off pretty easy, 2 spots on the outside of my palms and the back/underside of my right forearm - no skinned knees, to skinned chin or nose - this should be fairly OK. I can tell you now, this morning, 16hrs later, I didn't get off so easy. I am right handed, very right handed, hence typing is working just fine, as long as I don't have to rest my hand on the mouse, or rest my arm anywhere except in midair. Although I can rest my arm straight up on my elbow, as the brush burn did not "turn the heel" of my elbow.
Oh, and by the way, the Library was not worth all of this, why, they didn't even have any knitting books!!!!!

Now, I must go onto say a huge debt of THANKS to my Knitting Crew at Yarn for Supper, which was last night. I got so much sympathy, and all the best kind, Good Friends, Moms of both young and grown children, it was very much appreciated. The marble pound cake helped too :)
I am so glad I got to go, because it kept my mind off it, more or less, kind of sort of, and I got some knitting done before things really started to stiffen up.

NOW ONTO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS: The kitchen remodel. Here are some pics of what it looks like now in preparation for the laying of the floor.

This process is to start this weekend, with the installation of another layer of subflooring to help insulate and improve the stability of the current floor. It will be nice not to hear everything shake, jingle, and otherwise rattle as one walks across the floor.

The middle picture shows the linoleum tiles that will then be installed through the whole kitchen & pantries.
This is the 'historic' part of the post. Can you say "Retro"? These are the 3 layers of flooring that were previously in my kitchen:
We went from the most recent Pink & Light Blue late 80's early 90's country decor...

...down to the late 70's/early 80's Burnt Orange & Harvest Gold (which I might add had a coordinating deep ripe banana gold/yellow paint on the walls).
Then finally the orginal flooring (circa 1970) thick linoleum tile with a coordinating petite floral wall paper that was actually contact paper.

In my next post I will show the many "seasons" of wall paper that I have come across. For now, my numerous aches and sorenesses are starting to harass me again, so it time to try to find a comfortable way to maybe do some knitting.


Queue said...

Hang in there kiddo - maybe a little chocolate will make it better?

Cat said...

OUCH is right, just looking at it even hurts. I hope it feels better soon.


Anonymous said...

Holy Crap girl! I can feel your pain! I hope you feel better soon!

Oh, I hope to make it to a YfB meetup soon but, with me working evenings and Saturday mornings it is VERY hard. Ugh!

twinsetellen said...

I'm not sure what is making me hurt the most - the road rash and jarred bones or the hard work peeling up all those layers of flooring! At any rate, I am feeling for you.