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:
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.
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.