Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Girl's Night (SOL16 #30)

It was December 23rd and it was girl's night. My girlfriends live in the northern suburbs of Chicago and it's kind of hard to see them on a regular basis. With us all having different schedules, we definitely have a hard time carving out the time to see each other. Needless to say, when we have a girl's night on the books, it's exciting. 
I had been waiting all day. I spent my morning cleaning, doing laundry, and running errands. I kept busy while I was waiting for the clock to show 6:00 pm so I could leave Westmont and see my besties. Phil got home at four and hung out with me for a bit. We talked about our day and what the plan was for the evening. Suddenly my phone rang. I saw that this was a phone call I should take outside. I stood up and walked out our back patio doors. It was abnormally warm for that time of year so I walked out barefoot. Silly, I know. After the phone call was done I walked down the wet wooden stairs to go back in the house. 
The second to last stair ruined my whole winter break. I took the step and slipped. I'm sure it was very comical to watch, but living in the moment was awful. I fell. I bit it hard. The next thing I knew I was lying at the bottom of the stairs moaning in pain. 
"You're okay, Katie." my husband reassured me. I was not so sure. I finally got up and felt the pain radiating through my arm. I know I didn't break my wrist, but man it felt like I did. "Put some ice on it," he told me. 
I sat for a while with an ice pack on my arm. I couldn't even tell you where it hurt, but it sure hurt. After about an hour and some swelling I decided that it was time to go to the ER. 
It's probably just a sprain, but they might give me something that will help with the pain. After an hour and a half the x-rays came back. Soon after, this picture was sent to the girls involved in girl's night. 

I would not be in attendance. 


  1. A fall from the heights of excitement to the pain of the ER. I hope you were abe to make it up with your friends another time.

  2. Oh no! Your slice makes me want to walk more carefully in the future! Hope your girl friends visited you

  3. oh man, I didn't know you missed a girls night as a result of this accident! Did you reschedule for spring break? ;-)