Monday, December 25, 2006

Some holiday excitement.

It's been hard to post about the trivial ups and downs of the weekend, because one of my best friends lost his mother this weekend, which sucks beyond bigtime. Everything below this seems somehow unimportant in the light of that. But it did remind me that I should appreciate people while they are here, so please read the following in the light of that.

(There is a bunch of knitting to talk about, but I'll save it for tomorrow.)

Friday night, we went to have dinner with some friends and as I was leaving their house, my ankle turned on their stone steps and I fell — right on my tailbone. (Almost as brilliant as April, but she had more style than I did!) I've been alternately icing my foot and butt, and limping around, since then.

We still managed to have drinks with my niece (oh yah, and her parents) at the fabulous Hotel del Coronado on Saturday afternoon and dinner with more friends on Saturday evening, but I was semi-miserable. Sunday we had dinner with yet more friends (definitely feeling blessed with friends here), and today was Christmas so we had lunch (well, Christmas dinner I guess) over at the house of the first friends. Though I managed not to trip on their steps this time.

Jen had sent me a Christmas gift, so I had something to open while Rob went through his loot! Very exciting. But even more so when I opened it up. The color in these photos is wrong — it has purples and blacks as well as blues — she selected the colors to match my Sundara kimono sweater! Can you beat this beautiful handmade bag?

No, you cannot. You cannot beat it with a stick. Check out the bottom:

This is beyond amazing. I'm totally touched.


Earin Marybird said...

Oh, I am so sorry about your fall. I know just what it's like and it is *miserable*. I hope the ice works wonders. Your bag is so nice. It's wonderful to have good friends.

Anonymous said...

Boy, she is definitely a GOOD friend! A couple people in my knitting group have made that bag and it's no quick knit! Lovely.

Hope your foot and butt are feeling better real soon!

trek said...

Lovely bag!

Stay off the foot.

Ashley said...

Oooo... That bag is really pretty.

Hope your butt and foot feel better! I fell on my tailbone once, and it hurt for months cause I hit it striaght on, and really hard. Hopefully you won't have to deal with that. :-D

Anonymous said...

Falling on your ass and almost twisting your ankle is a bad combination. At least it happened around the holidays so you don't have to take off work for too long. Season's Greetings from Michigan.

Laura B said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's mother.

That is a gorgeous bag. Take care of yourself!

.: tani :. said...

first of all, merry christmas!! what a lovely time it seems you've had!! that bag is GE-OR-GOUS...lucky you!

second, i offer my "silver lining"-style coping with life's big and small stressors: everything happens for a reason;it may just take us a while to figure out why. the loss of a loved one is often the hardest to find that reason...but i promise, it will reveal itself. my condolences to you and your friend.

third, what did you do to your butt to give you a reason to fall on it?

Anonymous said...

Ouch! Tailbones can really hurt. Great bag, I wish someone would make one for me. I should try that felting lark some time too!

Jen said...

So glad you like the bag! It was so much fun working on my own secret yarn project for you!

(I'm leaving a comment because I can't send e-mail while at my parents.)

And btw - thank you, thank you, thank you! The roving is gorgeous, I can't wait to spin it up!