18 January, 2010

Sigh

Doesn't that look fantastic? It was the lovely view from our room on the weekend. Hubby and I had a romantic weekend planned, sans kids. A day of skiing, some spa time, a book, a few extravagant meals, and sleeping in. I mentioned that the kids weren't with us, right?

We arrived at Lake Louise, rented our skis, bought our lift tickets, and took a warm-up run. On our second run I had a freakish, lame but spectacular wipeout. It's hard to fully describe, but suffice it to say that it involved my ski edge getting caught on something invisible, the splits, a face plant, and some somersaults. Then it involved a trip to the ER, X-Rays, a knee brace or two, crutches, and lots of ice.

Needless to say, with a handful of torn ligaments, one of which will likely require surgery, there won't be much quilting going on in the coming weeks. There isn't even that much walking going on.

32 comments:

elle said...

OH, Cheryl! What a bummer! ((HUGS)) That is really tough.

felicity.quilts said...

Aaaaand you've just described the reason I don't ski. Sorry to hear about your injury! And even more sorry that you won't be quilting much because I'm worried that means you won't be blogging much and it's all about me, you know.

Lesly said...

No way! What a rotten twist to a sweet romantic getaway! I hope you got to drink a few hot toddies in front of the fire at the chalet, at least. Hope the surgery goes smoothly with a quick recovery!

6p00e553f28a8d8833 said...

yeowtch! Possibly not the memorable weekend you were planning on? Hope you are feeling better and more mobile soon!

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh, that's terrible!!! Did you at least get any romance or quiet time with hubby??? :(
Does this mean you're going to explore hand piecing and handquilting?

I'm sorry. I hope you feel better soon!

jacquie said...

oh cheryl...no! i hope you're not hurting too much. take care!

sewkatiedid said...

Sounds like some time to take up knitting or crocheting?

Hope your on the up girl!

Paula said...

Ick! You need some hand work to keep you busy. I'm so sorry about your fall. Hope recovery is FAST and you're back to quilting (and everything else) soon!!!

Lee said...

It usually is on the lame runs that one injures themselves skiing. I sure hope you have a quick recovery. If there is anything I can do from the south end of Calgary, let me know.

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NiCoLe said...

Oh no! I hope you have a speedy recovery and that you aren't in too much pain. Maybe you can start hand sewing.

Betty Crocker Ass said...

Crap!
At first I thought it was your husband...but then when I read again with out a screaming baby in my arms I realized it was you...

So so sorry.

I hope you heal fast!

Kris said...

Hope you start feeling better soon!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

How awful! I hope you feel better soon!

sulu-design said...

Oh, no! Um, how can we look on the bright side? The kids weren't with you, right?

Here's hoping for some quick healing and lots of TLC from the family.

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness. I was ready to hear all about the romance and then to my surprise this happened to you. I hope you feel better soon. Bless your heart.

badlandsquilts said...

so sorry about your accident... Hopefully you can find handwork for a bit of relaxation and a creative outlet (hexes?).

The Quilt Buddy said...

Ughh! Oh Cheryl I feel your pain! I bet the whole thing happened in slow motion, just like in the movies.

Feel Better Soon!

corinnea said...

I am SO sorry. I feel your pain, though not as much. I fell last week too but only sprained my knee. Best wishes on your recovery.

r0ssie said...

ouch! So sorry to hear that you got hurt.

Exuberant Color said...

Ooh, that sounds painful. I hope it heals quickly.

whatktmadenext said...

Oh no. What a nightmare :( Fingers crossed that everything heals quickly.

Diane said...

Ugh! and here I was so envious of your post that you were off to ski for the weekend... Hope all is resolved with the injury.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Oh noooo! I'm so sorry about your injury. What a bummer! Looked like a wonderful weekend up until that point!

Anyways .... I finished my quilt I started with your quiltalong. I ended up changing the design a little as I got going. I was having trouble cutting out wonky squares without wasting a ton of fabric. I got thinking and since I was making it for my boyfriend who loves book ... I made it look like a bookshelf and then since it was for Valentine's Day .... I embroidered a sappy love poem on it.

Here is the link to my flickr set and I'd love to have you check it out.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/baileygirl5/sets/72157622680839516/

Thanks again for all the great instructions. I'm still learning so much and each time I make a quilt with someone I a glean a little more.

Marielle said...

darn it! My first thought upon seeing the photo was, "oh not that's her pedal foot!"

Hope you heal quickly.

Nancy said...

Oh Cheryl...not good! Hopefully you will heal soon! Talk to me when you are going for surgery. Have had 18 surgeries...hang in there! It could be worse...you could have two arms in slings too!!

So sorry this happened. Take care.
Hugs, Nancy

Tonya said...

Oh that was not what I was expecting, after the first photo. That really sucks. My husband and I went to SLC for a ski weekend, a long time ago. It was before kids, so the value of the free time was no where near the same. But, I dislocated my shoulder the first morning before lunch. I have no idea how it happened, also freakish. I hope you heal soon, I can't imagine how difficult it is going to be for you to take care of the little ones. Hopefully you have some help near by. Good Luck.

Jackie Russell said...

Bummer. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ow ow ow ow. heal quickly!

amandajean said...

i hope you are on the mend. sure wish the weekend would have turned out better for you two....

CitricSugar said...

You and your husband do like to keep things interesting, don't you? My goodness....

Wishing you health! Take care!! (Yogurt will help.:-)

KateKwiltz said...

Oh Cheryl, that's awful! I hope you're getting around OK! Heal quickly!