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Saturday, January 26, 2013

It Ain't Pretty....!

But we'll get to that part later....

Along with the frigid weather, we got another three inches of snow yesterday.

The one positive thing I can say is that it makes for beautiful winter scenes.  As long as I can stay inside and be warm, I'm happy.

So far this winter I have not suffered from seasonal depression.  Credit is given to my changed eating habits.  What a great difference it makes to cut out most processed foods, sweets and junk!
I'm still following the Weight Watchers plan and have now lost 60+ pounds.

Since it's gotten cold, I've switched from the lovely green salads

to warm comforting foods.

All my meals are still heavy on the veggies, like this tomato, mushroom and spinach with a small amount of whole wheat pasta. 

It has been a very good winter for me.  I've been getting out and going to Weight Watchers meetings, a few rughooking gatherings, Zip and I have gone to Mechanicsburg to Wegmans and the huge Salvation Army thrift shop (lots of great bargains!) and bought ourselves a Wii.  Zip can spend all day playing the fishing games.  I'm not quite so thrilled with it as he is.  LOL!

In fact, I thought I was going to make it through the cold gray days without a problem,  UNTIL...the not so pretty part!

I fell. 
And made a very bad boo-boo on my leg, my ribs and my forearm.

I was rushing to the kitchen to take a casserole out of the oven.  I have to pass through he room Zip uses as his den with fly tying equipment, TV and guitars.  His desk is across from the woodstove and when he has it open and is sitting there playing the guitar, the passageway is rather narrow.  I was trying to get through and caught my foot on a piece of wood by the stove.  It flipped up and gave me a nasty crack on the leg.  I fell against the stove and ended up sitting in the woodpile.

All I could think of was the commercial on TV 'I've fallen and I can't get up!'  After a few minutes the pain seemed bearable enough that I could pull myself up on the woodbox.  I went into the bathroom and checked the leg and it looked so awful that I decided to go to the ER.  Zip drove me there.  They did x-rays and said nothing was cracked or broken.

Because my leg hurt so bad, I didn't even notice the pain in my ribs and wrist.  Later when I looked, I had bruises all down my left side.  I didn';t think I had burned myself on the stove, but when I looked closely at my arm, I realized that it was indeed burnt.

I won't show you the rib pictures!

Brad and Kami were really upset.  I hadn't called them until I came back home because I didn't want them to come to the hospital.  There were so many sick people in the waiting room who were coughing and sneezing that I was afraid B & K would be infected.

They came to the house the next day and decided to rearrange the room so that it would have a wider path for walking through.  And they did an excellent job!

My chair and the little desk are now across from the woodstove where Zip's flytying desk used to be.

Zip's desk is beside the stove so he can still be warm.  All the wood is back out of the way.

All Zip's books and tying equipment is neat and organized.  We can both see the TV from our favorite chairs.

Thank you, Brad and Kami!!!

I've been doing a lot of sitting around with my leg elevated, recovering with the help of kitties. 

Some knitting has been getting done.  I have to re-do the bottom of Mom's sweater.  I hope to get it finished so she can wear it this spring.
I will admit that I've been seduced into buying more yarn and a book of lovely patterns.  I'll show them in my next post.

Meanwhile, Isabel and I will be right here resting.

I love that calico fur!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh dear Pat, that does look nasty. Take it easy as long as you can. I love the photos of you & Isabel. Hugs, Deb

  2. Holy smokes... that is one heck of a bruise! Glad no broken bones though... Congrats on the 60 lbs! Once we get this bitter cold out of the way... it will be time for Spring and Summer... hopefully this cold snap is killing all the bugs! lol!


  3. Hi Pat, as I read your blog, I had all kinds of emotions going. I was so happy that you lost all that weight , Wow... ( CONGRATULATIONS) and that your had no depression this winter...
    Then when you fell and hurt yourself and I saw the bruise and the burn, my heart sank and I couldn't help but say "Oh NO" I'm like that, I talk to myself out loud, lol...

    I'm so glad that your kids were able to make a safer environment for you to manoeuvre around the stove.

    I hope that you heal quickly. In the meantime It nice to hear that you're knitting and are resting that leg with a warm kitty on your lap.

    Stay safe and warm. OPrayers for quick healing.
    Love & hugs,

  4. Oh Pat, that looks terrible. However it could have been much worse. I'm so glad you didn't break more bones, or get an even worse burn. Brad and Kami did a lovely job keeping you safer at home. Please be careful and rest up so you will heal faster.

  5. I am so glad you are ok, and I am sorry I haven't called you about knitting lessons. School is keeping me busy. Even with a two hour early dismissal yesterday, I stayed there until 4 pm getting things caught up and done. Take care and if you need anything give me a call.

  6. So happy that the depression is so much better, and congratulations on losing 60 lbs.! \0/ !!
    Am so sorry that you were hurt and pray you heal quickly. Lord love your heart!
    Thankful for family rearranged the furniture and your traffic flow is now safer and better.
    God Bless You Both and your furry friends!

  7. Pat,
    I was just thinking of you the other day and wondering if things were okay! Now I see you were totally busy and getting into a little bit of trouble too! Goodness! Glad things are looking better and you are looking so darn good! The weight loss is terrific!! It's been a rough winter for me here in that regard... I so need to get walking again!
    It is so good you have Brad and Kami to help when things get upset! Now your knew space looks inviting and safe!
    You and Zip and the fur babies stay warm and safe!!!
    Cathy G

  8. I have missed your posts. Glad to hear you are mentally doing well and hope the physical part heals quickly for you.

  9. Pat ~
    So sorry to hear about your injuries but I'm glad it wasn't worse. I hope you heal quickly.
    Congrats on the continued success of your weight loss. That is a huge amount you've lost and good for you that you are losing it sensibly. Whodda thunk a better diet would help with seasonal depression?
    I love that cupboard that is behind your chair!!!
    Hugs :)

  10. It makes me so sad that you got hurted. I hope you are feeling better now!

  11. Wow Pat what a nasty fall..I'm so glad you didnt break anything..but I cant believe you didnt I have never seen a bruise that bad in my life!! Congrats on the weight loss I admire you so much...Im trying again to lose..could you share some of your wonderful recipes with me...!? So glad your children arranged the room for you!! I havent been to Grant street in a while..but Im vowing to get back after basketball season around March!!

  12. Poor Pat! You are a lucky gal ~ if you can call that nasty bruise lucky! Congratulations on the weight loss!! It is beyond hard ~ I've lost a few but nothing like you!! Continued healing to you!!

  13. Omg poor thing must have hurt sooooo much....maybe the padding you used to have might have helped the fall ???. You have done so well ....60 pounds make me so ashamed that I cant buckle down....You are so strong willed xx

  14. Oh dear, I don't like the look of that, look after yourself Pat.
    I guess with you losing all that weight you are moving faster, I wonder if you were the old size if you would have moved slower and not had the accident?

    You've done so well though, and must feel a lot better.

    Was on the point of writing as you had not blogged for ages but glad you are okay both of you.


  15. I hope you recover quickly! I missed reading your blog.

  16. Pat, You sure did a number on yourself. Your leg looks awful! Amazing what we can do if we're not pay attention. I'm just so happy you didn't do more damage. Get well soon. Barb

  17. Lovely winter photos Pat. I hope you're feeling much better now and that the bruises are easing. Your kitties are so cute, it looks like you've got some great company while you get better :) xx

  18. Oh my goodness Pat what a terrible accident you had!!! I'm glad there were no broken bones but you still have to take it easy. I agree that kitty loving is the best medicine :). I hope you will be feeling better soon.

    Ps - congratulations on losing 60lbs, that is fantastic!!!!!

  19. Ouch! That looks so painful. Glad there were no broken bones!
    Glad you have kittie nurse's to help you feel better!

  20. Just dropped by again to say I hope your leg and ribs are recovering and you are getting back to normal now ...hugs xx

  21. Bless your heart. I have an aunt who has lymphodema and hit her leg recently. She had a wound-vac and health care nurses and bandages, etc ... it's never-ending. I hope you recover quickly. The calico and knitting should keep you occupied for a bit. :-) Enjoy the rest as much as you can.


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