Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thank goodness I sprained my ankle Wednesday!

Hi everyone, I hope your week is going great so far! Well, now you know how mine has been. ha!
Yup, you read that title correctly. When I think about it, it could have been a lot worse. Funny how things happen when you least expect it, right? I was doing SOOO many well intended acts when it happened. Heck, I'll even count them for you...
It was a beautiful day so I thought I would surprise my girls by taking them out to a fun and different park (that's 1). After getting them and Izzy dressed appropriately with sunscreen and hats (2), I loaded them up into the van to pick up their little buddy Maddie that we invited (that's 3!). Lily said her buckle wasn't on right so I got out of the driver's seat to double check it. She sits in the very back of the van so I decided to go all the way in just to make sure she was secured. (That counts right?)
Anyway, I realized that I forgot the water bottles and told them that I would grab their drinks, and we'd be on our way. And then - THUNK. As I stepped out of the van, my left foot slipped off our driveway and into a 3 inch dip in the muddy grass right next to it. If this is any indication of how far my foot twisted, only the outer half of my left shoe was covered in mud. I yelled something (although I am not sure exactly), but I was thankful the kiddos were busy talking about watching Wall-E on their way to the park.
I thought about it later and thanked God that it wasn't anything worse! There is very little traffic behind our house as it is a garage access lane for those on our street. I could have whacked my noggin and blacked out (the kids would have still been discussing Wall-E - haha!). Knowing Maddie's mom though, Leslie would have been concerned and come looking for me.
So here I am, foot elevated, and since I can bear some weight on it, I'll be fine. I've been RICE-ing it (no, not as in musubi rice, as in Rest Ice Compression Elevation) but my left foot looks like it has gout. :(
Okay, so it inspired me to make this card that I've had in my head. I just got my TGF happy mail on Monday and knew what I wanted to do with Annika (I think that's her name!). She will be released on Friday, I happened to snag her at the pre-sale on Marie's blog.

Here's my Thank You card, long overdue! Get it? haha! Since she's holding a book, I thought she'd be perfect for a library card holder. I wish I took a picture of that insert, on a normal day I would have dashed out to the craft room to snap and upload. I don't feel like hobbling right now but you can purchase it HERE as a digi from a gal named Lindsay. :D Nothing fancy shmancy on this card, except that I was so happy to use a binder clip as an embellishment. I could never figure out how to use it right, but felt like it was an appropriate add on for this one.

So here I am, grateful, and with my foot up on the printer. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, I promised you a fun week and I wasn't lying. There is a fun challenge announcement tomorrow, and a BIG surprise on Friday! I would jump up and down, but you know how that would feel...;)

*Love and Aloha*

18 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Oh Joni!! OMGoodness - I'm sorry to hear about your ankle. RICEing is good.

Your card is adorable! I love the library card - I hadn't noticed that one in her shop, that's very cute. I think it's funny, we're both featuring Lindsay today. LOL

Great job!

Melissa Craig said...

BTW - I love the new pictures of Izzy, Lilly and Maali!

CRYSTAL said...

Oh my!!! Hope you get back on your feet again soon.... Sorry, bwahahahahaha, I giggled from the visual of your foot on the printer. That would totally be me, snow, sleet, hail, laundry, or sprained ankle wouldnt keep me from my appointed blogging...
Hope that brought a smile to your sweet face.

Hugs!!!!!!!
Crystal

Dee said...

That's an awesome card! Great Idea. Oh my you poor thing. Hope you're not in any pain. Hope you heal up quickly :) Hugz for ya - Dee

Gael said...

I am so sorry for your ankle, but happy that it was not something worse. I think that binder clip is perfect for a "library" card!!

Becky said...

Your card is adorable Joni, and I love how you tell your story, hope that ankle gets better soon.

Kerry said...

Oh noooo, hope your ankle get better soon. Got to love rice, it does everything1 :)

The card is adorable, and the binder clip is perfect. Love it!

PaperCrafty said...

Jones~I am so sorry to hear about your ankle. Try to take it easy!!! (((hugs)))

Your card is ADORABLE~I knew I was going to regreat not getting those stamps...thank goodness they will be available again on Friday.

Liann said...

Joni--
Take care of yourself and your ankle. I love your card it is adorable...TFS

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh NOOOOOO!!!! Oh, darnit joni...your attitude is so refreshing though and I'm SURE it will assist the healing process. You are such a ray of sunshine and I just LOVE that!

BEAUTIFUL TGF card..I SOOOO want that little girlie :) Gonna have to have her! Oh, btw, was I suppoesd to email you abotu something I won or something? Sorry, little foggy this week LOL! Too much rain!!! Hugs, Jessica ;)

Jacilynn said...

Sooo Sorry about your foot Joni! Love this card. This TGF is sooo cute and love the book tag. Great Card. Hope your feeling betta soon.

thefrugalcrafter said...

Ouch! sorry about the foot, great card though! Love the embossed pocket. Take care,
Lindsay

Rachel said...

Oh Joni!!!!!! feel Better soon. At least stamping doesn't require you to stand, or take a jog! And as long as the computer is within reach you should never be bored!!!

Heather said...

Oh my Joni,

Sprains can be so much worse than breaks though!!! A sprain can hurt for years longer then a break!!!

I am glad you are having some time to RICE it!!!

Do you have a lap top??? Maybe that gives you time to catch up on blogs!!!

Look at you girl you have not been blogging for very long and you already have 72 followers!!!! You are well loved I can tell!!!

Helps that you have a lovely happy attitude and cute projects and leave the nicest uplifting comments as well!!!

Love the new stamp I have not had the chance to ink any of them up quite yet, but I will be for tomorrow!!!

Heather

Ann said...

Hope your ankle is better soon! And your card is SO cute! LOVE that adorable image!!!!

Denise said...

Sorry to hear about your foot, hope you are up & about real soon, take care.

The Digi Shack said...

Owie! I hope you're ankle is feeling better.

Scrubbysue said...

Awwwww........this is adorable! TFS!