Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Starting The Week Off With a Bang - And An OUCH!

I'm a klutz. Always have been. Take the Grange Fair. For years, if there was a hole anywhere to be found in the fields where the fair is set up, I'd find it - and fall in it.

Well, I started off early this year. I didn't wait until the fair was up and running and do my falling on the grass. This year, I tripped over the doorsill when I went to turn my crocheted projects in for judging. Never mind that the door had huge signs saying "Watch Your Step!". Never mind that the doorsill and the bottom of the door were painted bright orange! Never mind that the fair isn't even open yet this year! I pulled open the door, misjudged the height of the step, and fell forward on my hands and knees, then collapsed on my face onto the floor! Talk about humiliation. Nothing is as embarrassing as that. No, wait - I had to have 4 people help me off the floor! Yeah, that is more embarrassing. I was afraid to try to get up on my own, having had both of my knees replaced in the last 3 years. You know, they give you these nice shiny new knees and then you find out you can't kneel on them anyway! So I was stuck there until they could locate a crane to come pick me up. Just kidding - it was 2 ladies and 2 gentlemen. Sheesh! My left knee is a little swollen this morning. Can't tell if it's going to bruise yet or not. I scraped it a little when I landed on it.

I hope this isn't an omen as to how my projects will do.

I will be posting again with updates on my weekend in Lancaster, and with photos of the Harry Potter package that Beansieleigh put together for me! You should stop by and read her blog - she's quite entertaining. There is a link to it on my sidebar.


  1. Oh shucks.. Now I'm blushing.. (0; Sorry to hear about that spill you took, but don't feel too embarrassed. It sounds just like something I would do too, and it certainly could have happened to anybody! Good luck at the fair anyways! I have never entered anything in a fair before, but it sounds like fun!

  2. Jeannie,

    Hope you get better soon. I hate falling... If the yard had only " 1 " hole in it, I would Find it . "

    Elevate the knees / legs and crochet for the day. ;-)


  3. May the Grange Fair judges STUMBLE upon your projects and FALL in love with them! Good luck!