Thursday, September 02, 2010

Absense Alert!!!
This is KristieJ's sister guest-blogging. Many of you who follow Kristie's blog will have heard about the return of her #1 son and the battle of Kristie's cats vs. the plywood. The cat was winning but I am very sad to report that there has been collateral damage in the ongoing battle and the collateral damage is Kristie. The other day she was going downstairs to get some laundry out of the dryer and came face to face with the enemy - "Plywood". She attempted to be nice and politely move "Plywood" out of her way but "Plywood" was stubborn and wouldn't move much. She then attempted to step over "Plywood", which, if she had only taken a moment to realize exactly what family she is from, would have struck her as a particularly bad idea. You see the deep, dark secret of our family is that we are a family of klutz's. Not just your ordinary klutz's but the doing ourselves some serious harm type of klutz's. We have all learned through bitter experience that you do NOT hand any one of us a knife - we will somehow figure out a way to cut outselves during the hand-over. Unfortulately, Kristie must have been distracted and not thinking straight for she attempted to step OVER "Plywood". I would like to think that "Plywood" being much smarter than a block of wood, jumped out and tripped our intrepid heroine but alas, being of the same clan as I, I can assure you that Kristie slipped on "Plywood", fell in a heap and broke her leg in two places. She ended up having to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. She is fine now - she's had to have surgery to repair the damage and she's recovering in the hospital at the moment. She should be home very soon. She asked me to let her "blog buddies" know that she won't be blogging for a few days. The bad news is that she's going to be out of commission for 8 weeks or so. The good news is that she'll have lots of time to read and blog once she's home. I mentioned that she might have time to get through her TBR pile but she just laughed. I amended this to - maybe half of the TBR pile - still a laugh. But she should be able to make a good dent in it. I'll leave it up to Kristie to tell you all the (in hind sight) hilarious details of her fall in her own quirky, humorous way - I don't want to steal any of her thunder. Suffice to say that she'll have you rolling on the floor laughing. I expect she should be back blogging in a couple of days. If anything else happens I'll log back in and let you all know but in the meantime I know she has all your good thoughts and well wishes. And thank goodness this happened AFTER she got to all her romance conventions.

KristieJ's Sister

P.S. I think we'll have to say that "Plywood" has won the battle but Kristie will end up winning the war. And I have personally told Son # 1 that if "Plywood" has not vacated the premises by the time Kristie gets home I will personally rip it down, tear it apart with my bare hands and have a huge bonfire in the front yard.

42 comments:

Phyl said...

Ouch! Wishing you a very speedy recovery, Kristie! Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way.

nath said...

Oh no!!! Ouch, it sounds very painful... but LOL, it also does sound like something that would happen to Kristie!!

Best wishes to Kristie for a speedy recovery! I hope it doesn't hurt too much and if it does, I hope the docs give her the good stuff!

and LOL, I like how you think, Kristie's Sister :) I can't wait for Kristie to be back, reading and blogging! LOL, lucky nothing happened to her hands!

By the way, Kristie's Sister, great post :) Love your writing :P

Stacy~ said...

Sorry the plywood won this battle. You'll get 'em next time. Hang in there and get better soon. Miss ya already!

Robin said...

Oh, no, Kristie! I hope you recover quickly and aren't in too much pain. And that your son waits on you hand and foot, all the while groveling for "Plywood's" sins.

LorelieLong said...

Oh honey! I hope you feel better soon! Or, failing that, I hope your supply of pain meds be plentiful and potent.

~ames~ said...

OH NO!!

{{{Kristie}}}

Stupid plywood.

I'm sending healing vibes out your way and I hope you get good pain medication!

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Two places! Yikes! Yet I almost envy you since you'll get to read so many books with recovering, but I'm sorry, it must have been very painful! I hope at least that part is over and take good care of yourself and hang in there!

Thank you KristieJ's sister for turning your sister's rather dire and unfortunate circumstance into such an entertaining post!

azteclady said...

Yikes!

Broken in two places? Painful!

Thank you very much for letting us know, and please do convey to Kristie all our best wishes for a speedy and as pain-free-as-possible recovery.







(And if you need any help dealing with both plywood and Son#1, I'm sure there are a number of us, Kristie's blogging friends, who would be happy to help light that bonfire.)

SB Sarah said...

I'ma kick plywood's ass. And give it a mullet.

Lynn Spencer said...

Oh no! I hope that you make a speedy recovery Kristie. And I have no doubt that the plywood will be defeated in the end. :-)

Barbara said...

Omgosh! Kristie! ((Hugs)) I hope you are feeling better soon.

CindyS said...

Holy crap - that sounds horribly painful - I was already cringing when the 'plywood' showed up. *hugs to Kristie* I'm thinking #1 Son be demoted to Z Son.

CindyS

C2 said...

Evil, evil plywood! >:(

((((Kristie))))

Carrie Lofty said...

Oh no! That's terrible! And I'd just stopped by to thank you SO MUCH for the N&S present. It's adorable and wonderful and terribly, unbearably thoughtful of you. And then to learn this happened to you! I'm so sorry! Wishing you tons of rest and time to read and rewatch N&S to your heart's content. (((hugs)))

Patti (Book Addict) said...

OMG I'm so sorry to hear you're in pain and I hope you get great drugs. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!

*reaching through the computer to sign your cast*(((hugs)))

Leslie said...

(((Kristie))) - so sorry about your broken leg! Hope your recovery is quick and the docs give you some great pain meds.

Kristie's Sister - thank you so much for letting us know what happened. I can tell by your writing you and Kristie are related. You both have the same great sense of humor. :)

sonomalass said...

It's just like Kristie to want us all to know what's going on. Such a sweetheart.

We're all wishing you a swift and easy recovery; can't wait until you're "back" for book conversations while you mend.

Lori said...

Oh no!! Wishing you a speedy and pain-free recovery. And loads of time to read. Yay you! If only it had come about in a different way.

Anonymous said...

Boo on plywood! It deserves whatever it gets -- including the mullet. -- willaful

Marianne McA said...

So, ultimately, complete victory for the cat...

We all knew it would happen.


Kristie: lots of love, hope you feel better soon, and that you're able to read loads. (And, maybe, be a little traumatised? Break out in a cold sweat every time you need to go near the laundry room, developing into a nasty case of screaming uncontrollably any time you happen to glimpse a dryer... Bit of luck, he'd feel so guilty that you'd never have to iron anything ever again...)

Kristie's sister: thanks for letting us know. (A talent for blogging obviously runs in the family as well.)

Marcella said...

O no! Wish you a speedy recovery and lots of good reads in the meantime, Kristie.

Hilcia said...

Oh Kristie! I hope you mend well and soon! Take care of yourself. ((Hugs))

Heather D said...

Oh No Kristie!!! I hope you mend quickly!! But your sister is right, you definitely have plenty of down time to read and get some of your TBR pile knocked down!!

(((Hugs))) I really do hope you feel better soon!!

Carolyn Crane said...

Oh, no! Kristie! So sorry to hear this! Feel better soon.

Statch said...

Kristie, I hope you feel better very soon! (And Kristie's sister, you guys must have a lot of fun when you're together -- you have a great sense of humor!)

SarahT said...

Kristie, I hope you're on the mend and feeling better. Take good care of yourself.

SarahT

Meghan said...

Oh no! Feel better, Kristie!

Karenmc said...

Oh, damn you, Plywood!

Kristie, enjoy the pain pills and keep #1 Son at your beck and call.

Will Destructo Cat be snuggling with you during your recovery?

Tumperkin said...

Poor Kristie! Get better soon!

vi said...

Plywood will not prevail! Have a speedy recovery!

Karen W. said...

Thanks for letting us know, Kristie's sister. You have your sister's writing talent. :)

Kristie, sorry to hear the news. I wish you a very quick recovery! Take care of yourself, let your son wait on you, and read 'til your heart's content.

Rosario said...

Ouch, stupid plywood! It it gets given a mullet, I want pictures!

[[Hugs]] Kristie, hoping for a very quick and painless recovery! xx

Wendy said...

Aha! I KNEW IT! Laundry IS hazardous to your health! I always suspected....

Kristie, Kristie, Kristie ::sad face: I read your sister's update with jaw on the floor. I can't believe you broke your leg! Take care of yourself and try not to throw heavy objects at Son #1's head. Although....I wouldn't blame you.

Rosie said...

Well this was a stunner to read this morning. I know with your sister around you are in good hands. I will be anxious to read your account of events. Take care. Be well.

Kaetrin said...

Ow! Sorry to hear about your accident Kristie. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Tabitha said...

Ah Kristie hope your leg mend quickly!

Mary G said...

HI Kristie
So sorry to hear about your injuries. I hope you mend quickly. I wish I was close enough to help out. Thanks to sis for the update.
((((hugs)))

Lisa Marie Wilkinson said...

I'm so sorry to hear that poor Kristi had such a terrible fall. My prayers for a speedy recovery are with her.

ReneeW said...

OMG, I'm in shock! So sorry to hear this. Damn plywood (grumble grumble)! Thanks for letting us know.

Kristie girl, you need good drugs and a personal slave (son #1) to move a huge pile of books within reach. Wishing you a speedy recovery. *big hug*

Lynette said...

Oh my. Just caught this. I am so sorry. Thinking of you Kristie!

Lynette

orannia said...

Oh no Kristie! *hugs* Wishing you a speedy recovery (and lots of reading :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kristie, I'm just reading this now and am so very sorry. LinnieGayl