Tuesday, September 05, 2006

So, things just keep getting more and more exciting Chez Yarn pirate. Yesterday, late afternoon ish, we got a call. On her way back from the Grand Canyon, the car carrying the youngest pirate was in an accident. The car flipped over, rolled and ended up off the road in a wad of crumpled mess due to a tire detreading. Everyone walked away from the accident because they were wearing their seatbelts. Bruises. Bumps. No breaks, no death. So okay. This is important. Please listen. Wear your gorram seatbelt whenever you're in the car, ok? I cannot stress this one too much. It saved my child's life yesterday. She has interesting bruises where the seatbelts were, missed the first day of school, hurts and feels like, well, she was in a major auto accident, and is out of PE for a week, but is otherwise unscathed (sez the doctor) by the adventure.

She's got a great bear story to tell her friends and her father and I have a few more grey hairs, not to mention a new nervous tic or three. The 6 hours between the phone call and when she was back in our arms felt like years, but she is home safe. I am frankly on the edge of tears everytime I look at her and the what ifs are too horrible to contemplate - but the bottom line is, we got her back and she is safe and in a week the bruises will be gone. She will still be here. For which we are grateful.

In other news:
saint anne bonney
This is Saint Anne Bonney at the prow of the HMS Yarrrrrrnbowl. She was in my reveal box from my SP8! Now she has pride of place along with First Mate Totoro.

sp8 reveal
This is the other stuff in the box, of which I have taken a very crappy picture. I'd stacked it all on Charlie a la Stuff On My Cat, but he had other ideas. That's some corriedale roving in Bird Of Paradise from Lisa Souza - omg, SO beautiful. And pirate bandaids, a fiber mag, animal shaped rubber bands, a nail file, creamy facial goodness, and a skein of Karabella yarn wot will make something one skeinishly cool. THANK YOU SECRET PAL. It's been fun!!

Buckle up out there.

16 comments:

Moze said...

So glad to see that Piratelette came through OK. As a recent accident survivor myself, I each your seat belt scream. WEAR 'EM!

rincaro said...

Oh my. So glad to hear that she is safe and sound.

Mouse said...

OMG! I'm glad that your little one is ok -- I understand entirely about the wait from the phone call time until they are with you again.. The school put my little one on the wrong school bus and dropped him in another neighborhood on the second day of school. I thought I'd never see him again.
I've survived a heavy duty car accident because of my seatbelt... I buckle mine as soon as I sit down in the car, EVERY time.

Lucia said...

OMG. Glad she is OK, and thanks for the safety reminder. Your secret pal is terrific, and what a handsome cat (what I can see of him -- model shot please!).

(My letter string is llyeow, which I think is how Charlie would pronounce "yellow.")

Roxie said...

Thanks to all the powers that be for your sweetie's safe return! In car accidents, unbuckled children become projectiles. Belt those babies in!

Wonderful treats and oh, such a handsome peach-faced love-cat!

sopranospinner said...

Oh.My.Gosh.

And I'm sending mine off with friends (and her GS troop) to learn ocean safety. In the ocean. And I can't go.

So thankful that your little one is okay!

I'll never forget hearing a firefighter say "I've never unbuckled a dead body." And never messed about with seatbelt use since.

Saying prayers of thanksgiving for you!

Inky said...

I am SO GLAD she is home safe and sound. I am all about the seatbelts too, way before the law - they saved my mom's life this past May.

Ina said...

I'm very glad your youngest pirate is OK and seemingly taking everything in stride.

The Guppy said...

Thank any and all gods the Littlest Pirate is safe and healthy and whole! How terrifying for you and Mr. Yarnpirate.

I am completely and totally in love with the pitcher in the Saint Anne Bonney picture. Where did you find it? Is it one of your designs?

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Guppy, yes, that's one of my pieces. It's an old design, but I still do them! It's kind of stained glass looking up close, I tried to mimic the look of art glass with the glazes.

Jill said...

Thank the Goddesses! I feel like I am going to break down crying just from relief! I never understand people who argue that they don't wear a seatbelt because it's "uncomfortable." Uncomfortable beats being dead.

The Guppy said...

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yes, that's one of my pieces. It's an old design, but I still do them!
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So...do you take special orders?

Marie said...

De-lurking to say I'm so glad your littlest is ok. Makes me want to give my two an extra sqeeze...

Miss Tonia said...

I'm a week behind on reading blogs because I was in a car accident, the day after you're youngest. Not quite as bad, but still, if I hadn't been wearing a seat belt, I would have met the windshield, up close and personal-like! I completely agree. Must always wear seat belts. Glad to hear everything turned out okay.

Jess said...

Eeep! Close calls are almost as scary. I'm so glad to hear she's okay. If I may add to your "wear your seatbelt" injunction: not only is it for YOUR safety, but a flying human body is, by definition, a blunt object and dangerous to everybody else in the car!

Catherine said...

Catching up - my son was in a serious accident a couple of years ago, he flipped his car on a slick off ramp. He and his friend crawled out of the pancaked car with minor cuts and bruises. They were both wearing their seatbelts. I'd trained him from the time his little eyes could focus that you never get into a car without putting it on, and though he ignored many other things I told him, he did retain that, thank GOD. I still get all cold and scared when I think of what could have happened.