Sunday, January 27, 2008

What a difference a day makes

It feels great to have a weekend at home to get caught up. Yesterday I cleaned the house and did 8 loads of laundry, organizing and purging as I went along. For supper, we ordered pizza. One slice with a glass of wine tasted better than a dinner at a five-star restaurant. After supper we watched part three of "Comanche Moon", the prequel to Lonesome Dove. Emily had a friend over to spend the night. Dan got a lot done during the day, too, including replacing a faucet in one of the bathrooms.
Around noon, I answered the phone to, "This is so-and-so from the Winter Park Ski Patrol." For a second, my heart stopped. Luke was up there for the weekend with his Confirmation class and I had talked to him an hour or so before as he was getting ready to go snowboarding. They had Luke at the clinic, he had taken a fall and they were about ready to x-ray him to see if he broke anything. This is my accident-prone child who has broken a femur and a wrist and lost an appendix. He never does anything on a small scale. To make a long story short, he was okay, just very bruised on his left hip. Thankfully, one of the church chaperones is an E.R. doc and with my permission he took over. Having this guy there was even better than being there myself. Luke was in good hands. He stayed for the rest of the weekend, is now home safe and sound, and will most likely be very sore for a few days.
Today, I got caught up with paperwork, paid bills and went grocery shopping. Dan made tacos for supper (I do cook dinner occasionally, really, I do).
Now, I have two books waiting for me: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, which I'm reading for my book club. And the other is The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall. This one is for another book club at church. So, it's time for a cup of tea and some reading. G'night all;)

8 comments:

Lynne said...

That phone call must have freaked you out - I know it would have if I had received it. I always tend to think the worst. Glad that Luke got off with only some bruises and aches.

Xandra said...

Sounds like you had a really productive day! I love those because I get to check things off my list and I feel like I'm making real progress!

I'm glad to hear that Luke was ok...those phone calls are the worst!

BClark said...

So glad that Luke was alright, great you had your personal Dr. along. You are just busy as a bee, great, feels good! Oh, I nominated you for a thing that Violet Lady sent me. I don't know how to make the links right, sorry.
Barbara

Robin said...

Don't let anyone ever tell you that we don't EARN those grey hairs - every single one of them!
I'm glad everything is fine.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Wow, I bet your heart stopped or at least missed several beats. How fortunate to have a dr along on the trip, I'm sure that went a long way towards your peace of mind.

Please post your thoughts on Eat, Pray, Love when you finish. I've read good and bad and am on the fence about that one. Also, is the Ultimate Gift book the one the movie is based on? We saw the movie and liked it!

Glad you had a good weekend, sounds like you got a lot done. Love getting things back under control. And hey - pizza and tacos, that is my kind of weekend! :)

Have a wonderful week!

gail@more than a song said...

My heart would have stopped too with a phone call like that! Glad he's ok.

I saw the movie Ultimate Gift, but not read book if it's the same one.

Jen said...

8 loads of laundry? Your killing me!

What tv shows did you end up jumping into?

Jen said...

PS
Glad Luke is good......