It's been an interesting week. On Friday, the mailman delivered a card meant for someone else. So I waited until he returned to his truck, which was parked across the street. I kind of jogged across the street, and then I heard and felt a loud "pop". So basically I spent the next four days on the couch, leg elevated and iced, with a knee brace, fearing I had torn a meniscus or severely damaged my knee. I stayed wrapped up in one of my favorites, a 36-patch patch designed by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts for her 36th birthday. Quilts are so comforting.
I had planned on doing a lot of last-minute Christmas sewing. Last minute...because I'm a procrastinator. That didn't happen at all. By Monday, however, I was feeling a lot better and I can now walk fairly normally, with little pain. The doctor did an exam and thinks I hyperextended my knee, exacerbating some arthritis. I have let go of thinking I need to do the Christmas sewing and am actually enjoying resting on the couch, next to the Christmas tree, watching Christmas movies.
The other night we took Gabe and Ella down Christmas Tree Lane. Ella discovered that in Mark's car there is a moonroof and she was so excited about it, and wanted to be able to stand up, with her head through the roof, and look at all the lights. Since you can only drive about 1 mph, she had her mommy's permission. We had such a good time. We will do it again next week with the two older ones, although I don't think they will care about standing up with their heads through the window. :) (Sorry about the blurry pictures...)
Last week when I posted about our "back to school night," I got these comments, which were pretty funny. A program. Hmmmm...something to consider.