Just Life

A Silly* Story.

Yesterday’s rain was long gone by the late afternoon and I took full advantage to get Holly out for a walk. There were a few puddles, but the skies were blue and there was even a nice breeze that put a real spring in Holly’s step. After all the rain, I was delighted to find an intact camellia blossom.

The leaves were singing a song and I looked up to see (and maybe to take a video with my phone) … then slipped off the sidewalk and rolled my ankle.

Ugh. I’ve spent the last 24 hours on Rest-Ice-Elevation and I think it’s going to be OK. Thank goodness for knitting and audiobooks (more on both of those tomorrow) … and a sweet dog who is more than happy to sit quietly by my side.

the ankle behind the knitting is a little swollen and bruised, but definitely on the mend!

*I told Katie and Charlie last night that it was a “stupid” story; they told me they don’t use that word. When I asked what word they might suggest to take its place, they said “silly”. I think I understand where they’re coming from; I’m not sure my dictionary does.

Stupid – having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense.

Sillyhaving or showing a lack of common sense or judgment; absurd and foolish.

For sure this story shows a great lack of common sense…


  • Patty

    Mary! I'm very sorry that happened to you! But completely an accident. (Because you are active and doing things!!!) Please take some Advil too!

  • Vera

    Ouch! So sorry! I remember when our son was Charlie's age we would not use the word stupid…and when neighbors did, Colin informed them that it was not a nice word to use.

  • Juliann

    I had a conversation with a seven year old who told me kids were using the S words. I was taken aback until I found out that the S word is stupid. Live and learn.

  • Kym

    Oh, NO!!! Silly OR stupid, that's are a real pain in the . . . patootie! Because I bet Charlie doesn't say THAT word either! 😉
    Whenever I'm laid up with a (silly . . . stupid . . . insert word here) injury, I'm always extra happy for knitting and reading.
    Sending good healing juju your way. XO

  • Penny

    I cringed just reading about your injury, Mary – sounds very painful! Sure hope you heal quickly, and until then it sounds like you have some good things to help you pass the time.

  • AsKatKnits

    I am sooo sorry you are injured, but I am glad you have such good company as you recuperate! And, I am not sure this is either silly or stupid but rather inopportune! Sending you much love!

  • karen

    praying your ankle gets better! I have done that too many times and it's the same ankle…eep. take care and go snuggle little miss H.

  • margene

    I love silly instead of stupid (which is so derogatory-imo). At least you had the perfect solution to recuperate. Hope today goes more your way! xo

  • Honoré

    Oooh! No fun! No silly! No "toopid" either. Hope you're on the "quick mend "cycle, not in any pain and that you get a lot accomplished. Glad Holly's there to assist. Take care and wish I could be there to be your feet.

  • Bridget

    Been there, done that. I'm glad yours is doing better though – I do not recommend a broken ankle!

    Take care and enjoy the puppy cuddles. 🙂