Friday, January 29, 2010

Oh what a day

Can I both whine and boast in one post? Or is that rude? Or do I care as it's my blog?

 I did something really dumb today. I managed to sew through my own finger. Yeah, seriously the needle of my machine went through my index finger, stopped there too as the needle was in the down position when you take your foot off the pedal. Luckily it was across more then down, so no bone/nerve/muscle (maybe muscle) seems to have been affected. Don't ask how. I'm not 100% sure. Something along the lines of not paying attention, having a pin in backwards, and no sleep the night before. All I can say is lucky me.

 Wanna know what else happened today? My breaks decided to stop working, or so the lights on the dash said. While I was driving. With Little Bit in the car. I was taking her too turoring, after waiting for 35 minutes in the frickin freezing cold for her bus, when these lights I'd never seen show up.
Pull into nearst parking lot. Thumb through the manual, can't find the symbols.
My dad calls, and is standing next to my brother. A conversation ensues. It is decided I can drive on. Nothing smells, no smoke, nothing feels different, breaks worked fine. On I go.
 About 2 minutes later, brother calls.
Pull over NOW.
Apparently he ran it by one of the mechanics, its the breaks ( the round symbol with waves inside and brackets on either side). OK. Crap. I'm in a bus lane.
It is again decided it would be safer for me to go on to the next parking lot. OK well that would be Fabricland (now that would have been fun), but the next parking lot after that is tutoring so I go onto there. A tow truck is sent, I call mom to pick us up seeing as I have DH's Jeep keys. Since she was taking Little Bit anyways, reasons to come, it was no problem. She just came over after work and bought a new pair of shoes while Little Bit was in tutoring. Any excuse right?
So van, mostly likely dead, as it is not worth anything and fixing it is getting stupid.

 So onto the bragging part, though the needle could be brag worthy as really, how many people manage that?
I got to go to the Darius Rucker/Rascel Flatts concert!! It was awesome. Darius Rucker especially, top 5 concerts ever. DH actually danced with me to our song "God Bless the Broken Road" which was our wedding song. That was very cool dancing to it live.
 I forgot the camera, not that I can get good pictures with all the lights etc.

 Block 2 came from FQS for Le Jardin. Tomorrow you know I'm cracking into it. Know what else came today? My very large 20"x20yds of Jenny Haskins Tearaway Stablizer, my favorite thing to use for applique. I'd ordered it for my late Christmas present, now its a belated birthday present. YAY!
 So now I'm sooooo tired I'm heading to bed. Night all.


Rene' said...

You had an eventful day!!! So glad no one was hurt during the brake adventure and the needle/sewing episode. Congrats on the Rascal Flatts/Darius Rucker concert. Sounds like a blast.

Anonymous said...

OMG.....unsure if I'd have been standing by the end of your day! Thankfully nobody hurt with the brakes and ouch on the finger!! A concert sounds lovely about now!!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Wow what a day! :-o I'm glad you were able to stop safely with the brakes. :-/ The concert sounds great! How is your finger today? Hopefully not too sore!

hetty said...

WOW! That was quite a day! Hope your finger is okay today. Glad no one was hurt with the brake thing. Does that leave you without a car now? Hope today is filled with lots of applique and happy memories of the Darius Rucker/Rascal Flatts concert!

quiltmom anna said...

I am glad that you were not hurt when you were having brake problems.
You had quite a day Miss Cara- I hope that the finger is not causing you too much pain - it sounds very uncomfortable.
The concert sounds like fun- so nice to have something good to look forward too.
Have a better weekend - take care of yourself.
Warmest regards,

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