Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

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unlucky for some

all this time, i thought it was friday the 13th that was meant to be the unlucky day – but as it turns out, friday the 14th might not be that great either. driving in to the studio this morning, i slid gently & gracefully around a curve in the road…. and the back end of my car kept on sliding (not so gracefully, though). it’s been pretty rainy today, and there must have been a slick patch on the road – the slide turned into a skid, and my car performed a neat full circle before shooting off the side of the road (backwards), down a small embankment (still backwards), and came to rest in some brush, stopping just before we reversed onto the beach & into the sea.
i guess it could have been worse – the road was fairly busy, and the slide could easily have gone the other way, into heavy oncoming traffic. the tide could have been in (!!). i could have been badly hurt – as it is, i feel mostly ok, apart from a sore right shoulder (probably due to some pretty intense wrestling with the steering wheel!). the pup (who was in the back) could have been hurt – he’s ok too, and doesn’t even seem to be that worried about it (he’s passed out snoring in his bed like nothing ever happened). and the car will hopefully be ok as well – there didn’t seem to be an awful lot of damage (although i’m still waiting to hear back from the repair centre, so cross your fingers for me!).
even so, it was pretty scary – so, after waiting about in the pouring rain for the tow truck to show up, i’ve pretty much given up on the rest of the day. gone is the plan to head into the studio for a day of hard work (i’ve got a ton of stuff to do, but it will just have to wait). instead, i’m planning an afternoon of hot baths, hot drinks (& stiff drinks too), good books, bad movies, and knitting. & here’s what i’ll be having for tea…

c is for cookie
C is for cookie…

…that’s good enough for me.

16 Responses so far.

  1. Paula says:

    hugs Lilith. Glad you weren’t hurt any more seriously and fingers crossed the car isn’t too badly damaged.

  2. Kirsten says:

    Oh my Gosh! Think about it this way: You were not hurt, your doggy was not hurt, you did not hurt anyone else in the process, so in fact you are a very fortunate girl! It may be that your purse starts aching when you hear from the garage, but then we shall just have to buy more yarn from you … (what an excellent excuse, if I may say so myself:-))
    Have a cosy and comforting evening!

  3. Kathleen says:

    Shame you had to go through that. Thank goodness you are alright. x K

  4. Victoria says:

    That does sound scary. Glad to hear you are ok. If you take homeopathic remedies, Arnica is really good for shock and bruising. Hope you have a better evening!

  5. Marie (stashsiren) says:

    So glad you are o.k., Lilith! You are indeed entitled to that stiff drink or two – and be sure to rest your shoulder (a heat pad does wonders, too)! Sending you biggest hugs from me and the Hairy Hubby!

  6. Mags says:

    so happy everyone is safe and sound (i’m sure the car will be too… poor thing.. i like that car!) sounds like a blissful, well deserved (and necessary) end to the day.

    hopefully the sore shoulder doesn’t impede knitting!!!

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  9. Blythie says:

    Glad you (and the pup) are okay. Hope you had a restful day recuperating!

  10. Karen says:

    Wonderful that you’re OK. Just give yourself a little time to breathe deeply and get over it. Life can change in an instant. So glad yours didn’t!

  11. soCherry says:

    Good grief! Hope you’re OK – how scary!
    Rest up – it’s crap weather out there anyway – enjoy the cookies!
    Elaine x

  12. Emma says:

    oh no! i’m glad you [and the dog] are okay. stiff drinks and cookies are definitely a good plan.

  13. Syd says:

    Oh my!!! That sort of thing can really shake you up. Warm baths, stiff drinks, cookies and knitting, sounds to me like your a very wise woman. I am very thankful both you and pup are OK, it could have been so much worse. Keeping fingers crossed the car is not too bad.

  14. So sorry to her about your accident Lilith. As you say, just glad it wasn’t worse. Hope you’re soon back on form.

  15. Liz says:

    Stiff drink very good for stiff shoulder. Hope you’ve recovered from your shake up now.

  16. Flavaknits says:

    Glad to hear you are okay – what a scare!


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