Well, I suppose I should start with the good news.
The parasol got First Place/Best in Category!
|Wooo, but why did they put ribbons on it?|
I'm VERY happy with my first "enter something in the fair" experience! The hubs and I had a fantastic time all around!
Now for the bad news.
We WERE going to go to the fair again this weekend with our buddies in tow (I asked my husband if it as okay to do one trip with it being just us; since I didn't want our friends to witness me descending into a puddle of nervous feels), but...
(This is the bad news)
I went and sprained my ankle yesterday while running to catch the bus. So walking around the largest fair in Washington State isn't going to fly.
I was hurrying down a set of outdoor stairs (we live in a very hilly area) when I tripped over my own feet. Luckily, I was able to catch myself before I fell all the way down the stairs, but I still twisted my ankle pretty badly, and heard an audible "pop".
It hurt so bad I nearly threw up.
I called my husband, my boss, and my mother (for good measure). I sat down there on those concrete stairs and waited for my husband to come by and take me to the ER.
So after the triage, the waiting, and the X-Rays, the doctor diagnosed me with what is probably the least dignified sounding injury in existence:
A mild sprain with a bony contusion.
So, I get to sport an ankle splint along with this fabulous thing (which I am TOTALLY going to bedazzle)
along with a set of crutches to use "as needed".
If there is a silver lining that can go along with yesterday's adventure, it's that I'm going to have a LOT more time to knit and crochet! I'll keep you guys updated, Readers!
Until next time!