Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Giveaway and Deja Vu all over again

Yesterday, I was going to post about my fun getaway to Washington, D.C..  But Thursday afternoon, I suffered from the worst kind of deja vu.  I fell down the stairs.  Again.  And broke a toe.  Again.  You might wonder how it is possible for one person to be so very, very clumsy.  And I really have no answer.  Except to say that clumsy people should not try to take the stairs at a run, no matter how spunky they are feeling.  Especially if they are wearing socks.  So I have a broken toe, my tailbone seems to be badly bruised (and is actually far more uncomfortable than the stupid toe), and yesterday evening, my ribcage started to ache a little too.  And I'm trying really hard not to look at/think about the two broken toe nails.  They aren't hurting right now, so they can just stay as they are with no meddling.  Sigh.  This is really getting tiresome.  It's left me feeling nauseous, cranky, and it hurts to sit at anything close to an upright position.

Moving on to the fun part of the post... I need to have a giveaway to celebrate gaining 100 followers!!!  I have thought a bit about it, and what I am going to stitch something for the winner, whoever they might be.  I might throw something else in as well, but a stitched small is the offered prize.  So, if you are interested, here are the rules:

1- you must be a follower (of course, this is a giveaway celebrating followers!);
2- comment on this post and tell me your favorite month of the year (this is related to what I'm thinking of stitching);
3- the contest will be closed on October 31, and I will announce the winner soon after.

Simple enough, right?  I hope everyone is having a better weekend than I am, and I will try to update with D.C. stories and photos soonish.


Hazel said...

I would live to enter your giveaway! Oh my. I hope you heal up quickly. I used to fall down the stairs a lot in my last house - they were very narrow. X

McKenna C. said...

I hope you get to feeling better soon!

I would love to enter your giveaway! My favorite month is a tie between October and December.


CalamityJr said...

Oh, you sound way too much like me. Hope you stop aching soon. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers! What a fun giveaway idea. My favorite month is April - lovely spring colors, warm breezes instead of freezing wind, my birthday... We won't mention spring allergies, haha.

oshkani said...

Hope you feel better soon. My favorite month is May.


Margaret said...

Oh no!!!! You poor thing! Have you gotten yourself checked out? Made sure your ribs and tailbone are ok? I've broken a toe before -- and a leg. Not fun at all. Hope you're feeling better really soon. :( And hey, I'm tripping all the time -- just did so today as a matter of fact.

As for your giveaway. Hmmm. My favorite month is tough. It definitely has to be a month in spring, cause I love spring. :D Maybe April? Or May? One of the two. I hope that's ok. lol! Thanks for the giveaway -- and congratulations on 100 followers!

Linda said...

Oh my. I'm sorry to hear about your fall. You really should go to the doctor and get checked out. You might have a serious injury.

On a happier note. Congrats on 100 followers. I would love to enter your giveaway. My favorite month is Sept.

Thanks, Linda

Chris said...

I hope that you are feeling better. It sounds like you fell further and harder this time. Please be careful.
I am looking forward to hear about DC. So were the cupcakes worth the wait in line?
Throw my name in the giveaway hat. My favorite month is October.

Miss Pants said...

I heard about your fall and I was sorry to hear about it. You and your mom both. That's just crazy.

I don't think I could pick a favorite month...fall months? September, October or November.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Robin, Poor you - that is dreadful, I hope that you get better soon.

Lovely giveaway so please count me in! I have three favourite months: October (my birthday month and Halloweeen), March (the start of Autumn in Australia, Autumn is my favourite season) and December (because I love Christmas).
I will also post about your giveaway on my blog: and you might like to check out my giveaway, too.

hugs, Kaye

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG! I had a fall off of some stairs lately myself but I was lucky with some very bruised knees and pride!

Please enter me in your giveaway! I love October!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Owww! Your poor toe! And tailbone! Hope they heal quickly! I'd love to win your giveaway. My favorite month is March. Strange, I know.

Anne said...

Hello! I'm a new follower and so glad I found your blog! As I was looking through your blog, I am amazed at some of the samplers and the Chatelaine that you stitched! so pretty! Congrats on reaching 103 followers now!! Woohoo!

My favourite month/time of the year would have to be December/January :D

Good luck to everyone!



Emma said...

Oh dear, I hope your aches and pains ease soon.

I would love to take part in your giveaway. I have to say December is my favourite month of the year :)

Leez506 said...

I really enjoy your blog and would love to be considered for your giveaway! I love the month of June the best:)

Faith... said...

So sorry to hear about your fall down the stairs! I hope that your toes are not broken...

Please enter me in your favorite month is September because that is the month I became a grandma!

Thank you

Ellen said...

So sorry to hear about your fall, Robin. I hope you are doing okay.
Didn't I hear somewhere that your mother also recently took a fall. Please (both of you) take care of yourselves.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear about your fall. I hope that everything heals up fast!!

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway. As far as my favorite month - we get all four seasons and I love something about each one of them, so I'm definitely not picky.

Katrien said...

sorry to hear about your fall!

I'd love to enter your give-away, my favorite months are june and october, the birth-months of my daughters

Shaunterria Owens said...

I am so sorry to hear about your fall - here's to a speedy recovery :)

My favorite month is November because I love autumn...the leaves falling, the colors, the smells, I adore all of it.


Ellen said...

Congrats on your 100+ milestone! Love to join your giveaway, thank you!

My favorite month is November! It's my birth month and my favorite season, Autumn!


Ullhärvan said...

Poor you, I hope you'll feel better soon!
My favorite month is August, because it's usually nice weather around here (but not this year though) and it's also my birth month.

lynda said...

I hope you are able to relax a bit so that you can heal...I've done the falling down the stairs bit too and I know how much it hurts!
Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a new follower. I love all the autumn months, especially November because that's my birthday month too!

Marcy said...
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Marcy said...

Ouch! I hope you heal quickly. I'm not good with stairs myself.

Please enter me in your give away. I would love to receive something stitched by you. My favorite month is October -- I love autumn