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.