we had some excitement here last night ….. D#2 fell off the horse during lessons and then afterward complained that it hurt to breathe deep.  After dilly dallying about it, I decided (at friggin 9:30 pm – couldn’t have made this decision at 7!)  that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have this looked at.  Boar and girlfriends told me that even if she did break a rib there would be nothing to do about it.  But I thought it wouldn’t hurt to get it checked and also today would not be good for dealing with this type of thing – better to have it checked when I can actually take her to the x-ray.  The end of the story is that Boar was right – nothing was done, and she didn’t actually break her rib, just really banged up.  But I do feel better that they looked at it and determined that it is all fine.  Of course, I am exhausted now…… got home from the adventure at midnight.  She is staying home from school today. And I am off to work.
thanks for all your help with my little aran nightmare —- it has been decided, with the help of Kathleen, who I will torture every step of the way, that I shall knit Irish Moss by Alice Starmore.  Yarn shopping happens tomorrow!

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  1. Best wishes for a quick recovery for D#2. That’s so scary. I think you did the right thing by taking her in. Yes, if it’s a broken rib there’s not much they can do but at times a broken rib can puncture a lung…. so always a good idea to have it looked at.

    Get some rest.

  2. I hope D2 recovers quickly. I took a nasty spill from a unicycle (God only knows what possessed me to attempt to ride a unicycle) when I was in high school and badly bruised my ribs. It was excruciatingly painful. I was thankful then, too, that my mother took me “just in case”.

    And that sweater – It is gorgeous. I might not ever want to knit it (as I have never so much as attempted an Aran sweater) but I would be perfectly willing to have the model come sit at my house and look scruffy and sexy! ;) I wonder what my handsome prince would have to say about that….

    Good luck with the sweater. I can’t wait to see the progress.

  3. Good choice for the next sweater.

    For what it’s worth, I think a mother’s instinct is always worth listening to. What if she’d really broken it badly and it was poking a lung? THEN they’d have to do something. OK, perhaps I’m an alarmist, but if you hadn’t had it checked out, you would have spent the whole night awake worrying about D#2. I hope she’s feeling much better now.

  4. I fell off a horse once when I was a kid, pretty scary stuff. I kept on riding in the future, but when my bum hit the ground, at that moment, I thought I might have broken a leg or something! I’m glad that D#2 is ok. :)

  5. We have had our share of falling off horses around these parts. Glad all is well.

    I love Irish Moss, it is a great sweater. You should measure a sweater or sweatshirt that Boar likes the fit of and knit to match that. Enjoy the yarn shopping.

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