Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Good News and The Bad News

The Good News ---
 My husband and I took our eleven year old granddaughter, Caroline, out west for a little whirl wind adventure to  Old Faithful  and other interesting points west.   This is one of my favorite pictures and unfortunately it did not come out as well  as I had hoped.
 Caroline had her own digital camera and took loads of pictures.
 This was our last day at Yellowstone and we took about a mile hike around the most beautiful hot springs I have ever seen.  They were absolutely gorgeous.
 The bad news - right before we left, I took a very bad fall but I got up and walked around.  My right leg hurt a little but off we went.  At the end of the mile hike around the hot springs, my leg started hurting something fierce and  I heard a pop. I could not go another step. As a lot of you know, I had a hairline fracture to my right hip.  No wonder it hurt!

I want you to know that my amazing granddaughter never complained one bit.  You see we had a lot more trip to go.  She had hoped to see some wolves and we were going to Mount Rushmore.  But no, we had to make our way home.  So while I lolly gagged in the motel room during our stay in Jackson Hole,  Art and Caroline went out and found fun!
 
 Oh my, did she love this hat and never (and I mean never) took it off.  She is the happiest kid and so funny.  I loved  laughing and traveling with her.  What a good sport!

.Instead of skiing down these slopes (you know this is where all the rich and famous people ski) Caroline went on an Alpine ride.  I know you can't see her but heck, I can't either!
So  that's the good and the bad of it.  Actually it is more good than bad.  I look forward to getting back to my craft room and having at it!

A big thanks to all my followers and to those of you who leave a comment.  I am not shy -I love it!!!!!
Sandy

86 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, Sandy!
I'm so sorry about your hip! I hope the pain hasn't been too bad! Your granddaughter sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing all the fun photos! :o)

Scrap Affair said...

Sandy, Sandy.... poor you. Well, I wish you speedy recovery, hopefully doctors will take care of the pain, and you'll be on your two healthy legs again in no time!
Loved your photos, what a fantastic time you had!

Danielle Champagne said...

Sandy, I am so sorry to read this. and hope that you will heal shortly. beautiful pictures! thank you for sharing. Hugs.

Bonnie Irvine said...

Holy cow, Sandy! The bad news is horrid. I hope your hip is healing well and the pain is minimal. The good news is lovely! Your granddaughter is a cutie and sounds like a wonderful travelling companion. You will all have sweet memories of your time together that will remain forever special. Now try to stay out of trouble...lol.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh noooooo...i hope you aren't in pain (good meds!)and heal quickly....your grandaughter is adorable and what special memories were made (-: the pictures are wonderful...

Linda Palmer said...

She is a little sweetheart and I am so glad she had fun. I am sure until the pain got out of hand you had so much fun. Beautiful photos. Take care of yourself!!! Promise!!!

koala said...

Oh noooooooo----- , Sandy, so sorry to hear that you got hurt.... (;*.*;)"""
Hopefully you would recovery as soon as possible....
It was very familiar picture for me, yes, i'd been there at Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore and .... Crazy Horse ....etc. They are sooooooooo BEAUTIFUL PLACE and SUPER GORGEOUS !!! p(^.^)q"""
I love YOUR PICTURES, thank you for sharing !!!
Your sweet granddaughter is soooo CUTE and SWEET !!!
Please take good care of yourself and have good enough rest for your body..., HOPE GET WELL SOON !!! ... and enjoy your crafting again !!! (^.^)v"""
Looking forward to see your creation again !!! (^o^)/"""

~Tammy~ said...

Oh goodness Sandy....that is terrible, but what a blessing and a gem you have in your granddaughter! You are a lucky grandmother! I hope you are better!

I went there when I was young and before digital cameras and I never could get a could shot of it either, and then you had to be patient to see if the pictures even turned out ha!

Blessing, hugs, and prayers!

Meihsia Liu said...

Oh, Sandy, so sorry to hear that you are in pain. Hope you get better soon. Hugs.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Sanday , I sorry to hear that you had a bad fracture, and I hope you will heal soon, your journey with your grandchild looks wonderful!!

Greetings
Maria

Daen'Ys said...

Sorry to read this bad news Sandy. I hope you'll be OK soon and wish you speedy recovery!
Thank you for these splendid pictures .... ah, Yellowstone, we visited and I still dream about it!
Sincere greetings Rosi

inkypinkycraft said...

Poor you Sandy , I hope the pain is not too bad, you make sureyounwill rest up and take car sothat it heals quickly! Take care huge hugs xx trace x

Valerie-Jael said...

So sorry about your fall and injury, sounds very painful, but glad you still had a good break. I keep trying to mail you, but your mail programme sends every mail back! Hugs, Valerie

christiene said...

Ha Sandy, like a vacation trip with your little daughter
and though she is almost as big as grandma
Beautiful photo, s
Sandy improvement
Dear greetings also for your small child
Christiene

Tan's Hobbies said...

Oh, dear!! So sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you will be better and back to crafting soon.

And your holiday seems so FUN!! Love all the pictures and thanks for sharing. And your granddaughter is such a lovely and fun girl, as sweet as the granny!!!

Take care, dear =)

Imke said...

Sandy, i´m so sorry to hear about your fall- wishing you good thoughts and i hope you´re feeling better soon.

Your vacation looks like lots of fun !!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh Sandy as soon as you said you fell I knew what was coming! Your picture are wonderful and your granddaughter sounds a star, you are so lucky to be able to take her on holiday like that! wishing you a speedy recovery my friend! Big hugs Susan x

cuilliesocks said...

How awful Sandy, I hope the pain subsided quickly. My hubby has a hip replacement and I worry that might break it with al these sports he does, hut there is no telling him.
Your photos are great and so is your little Granddaughter, even although she must have been disappointed, good for her putting her Gran first. ! You take care of your self, Kate x

Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent photos. I hope that you get better... Take care of your self !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy...so sorry to hear about your hip hope the pain isn't too bad at the moment. Your granddaughter look like she's having a ball..thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs

Anne

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Sandy

Lovely pictures of your trip . . . such a shame it was cut short for you. I sincerely hope you are making a good recovery Honey.

The world NEEDS your beautiful art, and I'm sure your dictionary is wondering if it's upset you as it's lying dusty on the shelf!

Gentle hugs
Sarn xxx

Lisa M said...

Oh boy, you see that picture and instantly the very distinct smell of the sulfur geyser comes rushing back...but OH so beautiful isn't it?? It's been a hoot conversing with you while you're laid up, but I tell you what...I think I'm missing you being in the craft room as much as you do! Your pictures are fabulous Sandy and bring back wonderful memories of when my grandparents took me to DC and we walked to every sight known to man and every rest stop for coffee breaks along the way too.
Here's to hoping your recovery time loads you up with tons of wonderful inspiration!
Happy weekend and hugs to you,
Lisa x

May said...

O my Goodness...Not again Bless you, Sandy it must have been so painful... you will need lots of rest young lady to allow that to heal... What a trooper of a Granddaughter you have she looks such a happy girl, thoughtful & beautiful too...the photos are wonderful...Take care Sandy... Hugs May x x x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
So sorry to hear about your hip. Shame that it curtailed your wonderful trip but glad Caroline still managed to have some fun.
I have only been to Dallas and New York in the US so far but Yellowstone is on my list along with many other places.
Hope you recover soon.
Ang x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Your trip with your granddaughter looks great Sandy,but what a bad luck for your hip!!
Hope you get well soon!!
All the best, Alie

Edie L said...

I am so sorry you fell and broke your hip. What beautiful pictures you have shared. A trip of a lifetime, I am sure.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh dear what timing with a hip break. I hope you heal quickly, Cheers, Shirleyx

MaryH said...

Sandy, so enjoyed these pictures! Didn't realize your fall had happened on a trip out west. You have a lovely granddtr & what memories you have helped her to make. Tnx for sharing the trip with us, and sure hope you are mending fast. Enjoy the wkend as much as you can. Hugs

EnblogSail said...

This is the good life man! Hope u recover speedily:)
Caryl

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

Sandy so sorry to hear of your mishap! The pictures are wonderful and what great memories you made with your beautiful granddaughter.
I love Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, you were only about 5 hours from where I live. Hope you have a speedy recovery. hugs, Ruth Ann

Kelly Neis said...

Wow those are gorgeous photos! Alpine slide, I have never done that , lucky girl so glad she gave it a try. You have awesome grandkids, because they are like their nanny. Strong and resilient! Stay off you hip and relax while we feed your mind with artful things!
Big Hugs and loving arms,
Kelly

ann @ studiohyde said...

Oh No! sounds nasty a hairline fracture of your hip! How are you doing, is it a case of hospital to set something right? I'm really not sure about these things.

Glad that you had such a good time with your grand-daughter, she does look a happy girl.

Wishing you well....ann.

butterfly said...

Love the pictures of your holiday, and what a trooper Caroline is to not complain at it having to be cut short. She's clearly having so much fun.

As you know, I'm so sorry about your hip... awful. But "lolly gagged"?! - that I'm going to need to do some looking into!
Alison x

Myrna said...

Sandy I hope you have a speedy recovery! Last week we were in Montana and hit a tiny corner of Yelloestone. Beautiful country. I grew up in South Dakota so we'd hop in the car and head to the Black Hills. Always had to go to Mt. Rushmore. I hope you get there sometime.
Take care of yourself Sandy! Didn't you do something to your hip a while back? I seem to remember that.

Buttons said...

So sorry to hear of your injury Sandy. And it looks from the piccies as though you were having the best time. Take care of yourself. Hugs, Jenny x

Carla S. said...

So sorry to hear about your hip fracture, Sandy! I hope the pain has subsided and I wish you a speedy recovery. Sorry that it interfered with your trip, but it sounds like you still had some wonderful times! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Vicki Parson said...

AW!! Sandy, so very sorry to hear of your fall sweetie! I hope you can get back to hoppin around soon with your grandkids! These are really gorgeous photos and it looks like you had such a fun time! :) Thanks for sharing and take care my friend! HUGS

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, I already know of your plight but I still want to say how sorry I am, hope that it is not too long before you can get out of that chair and get about again. Caroline is a little darling for not complaining - love all the photos too. Take care my lovely friend! Gentle healing hugs, Anne xx

Lau W said...

Oh really nice shots, your granddaughter had fun, sure ! it's beautiful to see all these photos !
I'm so sad to hear the bad news, pffff, hope you will be better soon ! Take care of yourself my sweet friend, i think of you very much !
Big big kisses ! xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Sorry to hear about your fall, hope it heals well.

Pat said...

Sandy, your photo's are just great and your granddaughter is so sweet. I am so sorry you have had such a bad fall and hope that heal real soon. Take care of yourself. Sending you some (hopefully) healing hugs.

Pat xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Amazing pictures, Caroline is the best! So sorry about your injury but it sounds like you all made the best of it. I do hope things are better now???? These things are sometime Caroline will never forget, they are so special for her. I also love doing things with my grand kids.
Hugs, Pat

Terry said...

Falls can be so dangerous, but glad you are OK! Lovely photos and how clean WY looks! Have a wonderful and hurtfree weekend!

Karen Gist said...

Oh Sandy, you poor love! That must be sore, now please be good and take care of yourself for me. No pole vaulting the fences or wrestling with bears for a while!!!

Stunning photographs. You are so lucky to live in a country that has such beautiful areas.

Actually...does it mean that I have to pack my suitcase and come and take care of your goats for you? haha HUGS xxx

Olga said...

your pictures and story are amazing!!!!! Your grand daughter is a cutie too!

butlersabroad said...

Oh Sandy, sending gentle hugs! Beautiful pictures, glad you all still enjoyed the trip though. Yellowstone is such a beautiful park. Have a wonderful weekend, hope you're soon back at it again!

Hugs
Brenda

Faye said...

Sandy, I'm so sorry you had an injury on your vacation. I'm glad you got to see Yellowstone, one of my favorite spots to vacation. My dad, who had far more adventure than money, took us to Yellowstone when I was a kid. I have been back many times and really love the whole area. How wonderful to be able to vacation with your granddaughter. She sounds like a wonderful child. I just became your latest follower.

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Sandy, Sandy! You poor old sausage, as I say only to those I love the most! What a blow. How long will it take to heal? Sounds like you made the best of it, as you of course would and your granddaughter is a woman of character at an early age. Sending healing energy. huge hugs, Donna

Annmaree (Emu) said...

its so great to travel with family, such fun times!

No good about your hip, deary! Hope you recover quickly and it doesn't give you too much pain!

You Take Care xoxo

Julie Ann Lee said...

So sorry to hear your bad news. I do hope you haven't been in too much pain, Sandy. You seem to have been so brave about it too. Your grand-daughter sounds a love. You must feel so blessed in her. Take great care of yourself and get better soon. Julie Ann xxx

Charlene said...

Oh you poor girl! How carried you back in? How are you doing now? Your grandaughter is a sweetie!!! I'm glad part of the trip was fun :-) Hugs to yu sweet friend!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Poor Sandy, sending you a big hug :) Hope you'll feel better soon. Seems your granddaughter is a wonderful girl.

Brenda Brown said...

So sorry about your accident Sandy, wishing you a speedy recovery. Love the photos and Caroline looks like she had great fun.
Hugs Brenda xox

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Sandy so sorry to hear about your fall and so typical when your out n about having a grand ole time with your Granddaughter, hope all is on the mend...superb photo's :) love them, you really do live in an amazing part of the world so much on your doorstep...thanks for sharing Sandy...Mel:)xx

cathylynn said...

Thank you so much for sharing you good new bad news with us. Your pictures and Caroline are gorgeous. I was so sorry to hear about your fall. I think my heart fell too when I heard the terrible news. I was so happy to talk to you the other day and I treasure your friendship. Now this is orders from headquarters.....You better have a safe and speedy recovery!!! Somehow we got to get you back in your craftroom! Here's a super hug with love from me!
Cathy xoxo

Dawn said...

Awe Sandy you poor love. I hope you are well on the road to recovery now sweetie? What fab photo's of you both, your grand-daughter has such a beautiful smile bless her. Yellowstone is on my bucket list ha ha, along with a lot more U.S. destinations, one day, maybe, here's hoping hey!!
Huge huggles x x x x

Patricia said...

Oh! Sandy I send you some (((HUGS))) you poor thing.
Great pictures, your granddaughter has such a wonderful smile. You have taken so many wonderful pictures to treasure
Have been a few places in U.S.A & Canada but never been to Yellowstone must add to my "to do" list, it looks amazing.
Hope your recovery is quick and not too painful
Hugs

Patricia x

Neesie said...

Oh Sandy that must have been horrendous pain...I cringed just reading about it!
Caroline sounds a very caring gorgeous girl. I can imagine you will have lots more exciting fun times together.
Good luck for a speedy recovery ;D

Shelby said...

Hopefully your hip is on the mend, but it looks you had a fabulous time with your beautiful granddaughter.

Shelby

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

aaaaawwwww poor you! That just plain stinks! But I love your cheery attitude.....as always.....cheerful Sandy! I'm sure your dgd loved every minute she spent with you.
I hope you mend quickly & get back to your craft room soon.
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~
Sharron♥

Mrs A. said...

What bad luck for you. Hopefully you will be back on your feet and Mended soon. Your trip sounds like you all had a good trip your fall aside. Plenty of crafting time. Hugs Mrs a.

Patricia Garcia said...

Sandy I am so sorry that you are going thru this again, I hope you heal quickly. Your granddaughter is a sweet heart....Love her face in the picture of her alone, I bet you two had a blast!! Take care, sending Big Hugs your way!

Hugs,
Patricia

Janet said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I always like to "meet" new people.

I'm sorry about your hip but at least you got to have some fun before it happened. Your granddaughter is a cutie!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh honey, I'm so sorry you had to cut your time short, and for an injury at that!! Hope you're feeling a little better. Looks like you were having a fabulous time! And those are memories your GD will keep with her forever! Big hugs to you!
Sharon

Marjie Kemper said...

So sorry your trip was cut short! I hope you are healing and feeling loads better. Sounds like your granddaughter is one great kid!

Lori said...

Yellowstone is amazing, but so sorry the way your trip ended! Your granddaughter is the sweetest!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Sandy how awful for you but I am so pleased to see all these lovely pictures I do envy you being able to visit Yellowstone, I have seen loads of documentaries on the TV about it but I know it is somewhere that I will never see in the flesh. I am so glad that your hubby and granddaughter had some fun but I am so sorry that you ended up missing out, I do hope that you will heal soon.
hugs
lorraine x

cotnob said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your hip, what a terrible shame you didn't get to enjoy all of the trip!
I hope you are on the mend and will soon be back in your craft room.
Pauline
x

Sandra said...

Ohh my, so sorry to hear about your hip! You have such bad luck when it comes to falling! Glad to hear you had a good time up till the fall. What a sweet granddaughter! Hope you'll feel better soon! Hugs, Sandra

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi sandy

What a terrible thing to happen to you, I hope you are feeling more yourself soon. Take good care of yourself.

I am sure there will be other trips to make up for this one.

Dionne

Stamping With Bibiana said...

Finally… I can come and visit you …and I saw this news..OMG i am so sorry for your hip!!! I can not imagine the pain...you must take it easy...and hopefully heal very soon
Keep in touch
Bibiana

Anita Houston said...

OH NO! You are a tough cookie to not even realize it for a while! Hope you mend quickly! I have always to see Old Faithful! Glad you at least got to!

Chris said...

Can hardly believe it Sandy, that is so unlucky! Goodness I admire that you carried on walking with a fracture! Hope it isn't the same side and I hope you're feeling comfortable now! You have a wonderful Granddaughter she must take after her Granny. Take care sweetie pie, I hope you're back in your raft room soon! Hugs Chris.

Paper Tails said...

Your pictures are amazing! I am sure your granddaughter will cherish the time she spent with you. I hope you feel better soon...

Karen

Paula said...

What a great memory Caroline will carry with her throughout her life. And for you, missy, you better take care of yourself! heard a pop? Oh my, please rest up and pay attention to those little "hurts".

scrappymo! said...

I hope you are feeling better now and getting full strength back in that leg.
My prayers are with you for a complete recovery!

Michelle J M said...

Oh Sandy so sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you are on the mend. You look like you had a wonderful time otherwise. Michelle x

julieprice3 said...

So sorry about the fall, hope your hip is on the mend, on the bright side you didnt hurt your arms so you can still create, :)
Hugs Julie P

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, just catching up and so sorry to read about your fracture!
Hope its on the mend now.
Your grand daughter, sounds such a 'treasure' - love her hat.
Hugs, Avril xx

Pam Sparks said...

You're just one adventure after another lady!!!! WHOA... so sorry to read this about your hip though! OUCH! You made memories for Caroline and fun to read what a trooper she was! Well, I think you're brave doing trips with the kids each summer anyway! You're a real trooper too! Thanks for the smiles and hoping you're on the mend! Gorgeous photos!

Victoria said...

Sending you get well soon wishes! Hope you feel much better really soon!

Maria said...

Oh Sandy, I'm so sorry about your injury - that sure sounded painful. :( I hope you are on the mend now!!

Sue said...

Oh Sandy, I hope you are feeling better soon! Apart from this it sound like a fabulous trip and you have lots of fab photo's xx

Kathy said...

Such beautiful vacation pics. Looks like your granddaughter was having a blast. So sorry to hear about your fall and injury, what a bummer. Rest up and heal soon!

judkajudi said...

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. We took this exact trip with our 14 year old daughter years ago and it was one of our best trips ever! Sorry about your fall....

Sharon said...

So so sorry to hear about your hip Sandy and what a stunning granddaughter you have. Sounds like you all had fun though. Wishing you a speedy recovery honey, hugs Sharon x