Monday, August 17, 2009

Souvenirs

This weekend, I took an unexpected trip with my dear hubby. He had planned an out of town trip, and I thought I would tag along and find some new quilt shops and antique malls.

Now when we go out of town, we sometimes like to pick up souvenirs from the areas that we visit. I think I mentioned once before that my daughter found a lovely teacup when we visited Canada several years ago. Sometimes I just pick a vintage treasure, or a unique piece of fabric.

But this trip was different. Because you see, THIS is the souvenir that I brought home with me this time.

Yep, this was my memento of our trip! All of the plans that I had, of going to two quilt shops, two antique malls went down the drain when I missed the curb and turned my foot and went down, down, down :-(

And you know what else I discovered during this trip. I found out that when you can't go anywhere, and you are stuck in a hotel room with an ice pack on your foot, you are hungry all the time! Did you know that?? I could not believe it! I mean, what else is there to do??

So how was your weekend?

28 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

Oh dear you poor thing, I am so sorry to hear that. Not exactly the sort of souvenir you want is it. Gotta watch those killer curbs, hope your better real soon.

Bunny said...

Oh poor poor you what a terrible thing to do.
Hope you will be running around in no time to all those quilt shops etc. Time to plan another trip.

Wabble over to my blog am having a giveaway. Hugs

Becky said...

Wow...sounds like my kind of trip. I come home with that souvenier so much I own my own pair. Lately, the DRs have been putting braces on me and telling me to walk at whatever pace is necessary...but to walk on it.

Barb said...

Oh my goodness......so sorry....Hope you recover soon.

Diva Kreszl said...

Oh dear...what a disappointment for all your wonderful plans! I hope you are on the mend real soon and that it's not too serious of an injury!!!

Dena said...

I'm sorry to hear your plans were not as you had imagined. I broke my ankle last December and was bedridden for a couple of months before I could hop around one level of our house. It's only been in the last month that I've been able to put a regular shoe on... and that's pushing it. Rest and don't try to push it, you don't want to reinjure yourself. Watch a lot of videos, read books, and maybe some hand sewing.

Darlene said...

ouchie!!! take good care of yourself.

larry7pokey said...

Soo-o sorry for your fall! Can't even be happy that you saved money, huh? Hope it heals soon. pokey

Susan said...

Too bad about spending your get-away on crutches and stuck in a hotel room. Take care!

Kim said...

Well now this is just no fun at all...hope you have somebody there to do some good cooking for you while you are laid up and soooo hungry. :)

an encourager said...

My... what a find - and TWO of them!

imquilternity said...

So sorry to hear of your misfortune, but I know how it feels. I did it two years ago while visiting my sister in North Dakota. It was tough getting home on the plane! :)) Hope you feel better soon!

Susan said...

Oh no! What a horrible way to spend your vacation! I hope you're back on your feet very soon!

Rhondi said...

I'm so sorry you hurt your leg. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!
Hugs, Rhondi

Shirleymac said...

Ouch! I hope you get better soon. Too bad to miss those quilt shops and antique stores.

Loralynn said...

You poor baby! I've done that, it hurts so much! I hope you recover quickly!

AverettLadyNana said...

Oh NO you poor little thing!!! I am so sorry to hear your injury...on a trip is a bad thing! Hope you are soon back visiting the quilt and antique shops!!!

Miriam said...

I hope you are back on your feet soon.

blushing rose said...

MOM!!! *my oh my* What you won't do for attention ... chuckle! Sweet Jocelyn, you & my DH should get together ... he wound up in emergency just BEFORE we left town, TG! Stitches, yucky stuff. Hope you are feeling better & heal quickly.

My hat(s) ... well, that's what happens when I get out of this 'cage' ... I find something to have fun with. Chuckle! It was great ... wait until you see the others I played with.

Hugs, Marydon

Allie said...

ACK! You poor thing! The last time I tangled with a curb, I missed with both feet and landed on my right cheek - uh, on my face. Take really good care of yourself - just sit, don't try to walk on it. I hope you're back to normal soon!
And yes, I can imagine being hungry all the time when you're bored. And room service can add up fast!

Crispy said...

Oh Jocelyn!!! I'm so sorry that you got hurt!! I hope it gets better very quickly and that you don't have to be on those awful "antiques" for very long.

Crispy

julia said...

Oh I'm so sorry! I hope that you heal quickly!

call me crazy said...

Oh no! So sorry you hurt you foot! I hope it is feeling better and you are back to shopping again soon. ;-)

jannza said...

Oh, I so love reading your blog. We have several things in common. This one surprised me. Sorry you had such a nasty tumble....and what an awful change of plans! Hope you're beginning to feel better. : )

Happier days are coming!

Michelle said...

I feel for you...I broke my ankle back in May and was in a walking boot for six weeks,I think sprains sometimes feel like they take longer to heal. This will be a good time to catch up on reading, hand stitching and list-making{of the many projects you'd like to do}
Many good wishes for a speedy recovery!

Terri said...

Awwwww! That is the pits!! And boy do I understand that hunger thing you spoke of...hope you're doing better...

Amy said...

Oh no! Get well soon! I hope you have something to hand stitch to keep you busy!

Sew Many Ways... said...

So sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you are on a quick road to recovery. Ever since I saw you teacup pictures, I've kept my eye out for one in a local consignment shop. Maybe I'll find a nice one for you soon.
~Karen~