Sunday, December 23, 2012

Silver Liningness Sunday

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!   I'm happy to say that I'm ready as I'll ever be.  Christmas can happen now.

On Friday, we went to Phelan Gardens and got our Christmas 2012 tree.  She is currently sleeping in the garage, but we'll probably bring her in and get her all prettied up later today.  When I told the kids where we were headed, they just thought it amusing that we were getting our tree from felons.

On that same day, Meego's real Christmas gift arrived via Santa-disguised-as-a-UPS driver.  But... where are my vacuum cleaner bags?

I'm also happy to say that there were no drug busts at our house this week and that we have decorative lights that actually light up now.

In other mishap news, however, Wolfgang and some friends went to the Sports Climbing Center a couple of nights ago.  This is a local indoor rock climbing gym.  Much fun!  They were on their way out the door when Dylan, one of the buddies, took an innocent last walk on the slackline.

Not Dylan
Image for educational purposes only

Slackline is like a tightrope, only fatter and less tight, about yay....

So Dylan was moseying along the slackline when he did a hurkey~doo and ended up dislocating his kneecap.


Paramedics were called, kneecap was put back where it belonged.  The silver liningness in it all is that no lasting damage was done.  Dylan is fine.  Teenagers.  Remember the good old days of being one, when we could dislocate something and feel perfectly normal a few hours later??

In addition to the holiday prep, it was a pretty productive week in other to-do list type stuff too boring to blog about.  Now I'm ready to settle in for some holiday downtime.  I hope the same for my blogging buddies!


  1. So glad that you got your tree and that all Christmas gifts have arrived and are accounted for. I finished the very last of my shopping ... TODAY. I guess I'm ready too.

    Dylan's dislocated kneecap sounds ICKY! YOW! Yes, I remember the days of tweaking some body part and being fine the next day. Now if I sleep in a bad position, I might pay for it for days.

    If I don't catch up with you before, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and all the Normals!

  2. Glad to hear you got the tree. Maybe we can hold out hope for a nice holiday picture or perhaps a sketch? Still, nice to be finally done. I'm not quite there, yet, but we'll pull it together as always and coming skidding in under the wire.

    Dislocated anything sounds bad. You nailed it about getting injured young. I still sometimes feel my dislocated shoulder 4 years later, especially when it gets cold. Dealing with a dislocated kneecap would be definitely a challenge nowadays.

    Merry Christmas to the entire Abby clan!

  3. EW. Ow. A dislocated knee cap sounds painful. For most of us anyway...
    I am NOT ready for Christmas, yet here I sit, watching movies and blogging. I have high hopes that all gifts have been bought, and will somehow be wrapped by tomorrow afternooon...
    Is tree decorating a family activity in your house? Or do you have a selected tree decorator?
    Please wish your family a Merry Christmas from the ShadowRun's! Hope you're having a white one! :)