Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Wind, Fires and Not How She Envisioned Walking Down the Aisle

Happy Hump Day! We’re supposed to have a whopper of a “Santa Ana Wind Event” Tuesday night and Wednesday. We already have two major fires burning in So Cal (not close to me), and we don’t need anymore breaking out with the predicted wild winds and extremely dry conditions.

I’m also cleaning because we’re having overnight guests for the wedding this weekend, and stuff like that triggers my mostly dormant clean freak :-) But at least I’m spacing it out over several days, and once I do it, it’s off my mind and I won’t worry about it when people are here. What’s hilarious, though, is we’re going to be too busy for anyone to notice, things will be chaotic and messy, and the house will end up a disaster zone. But tell that to my dormant clean freak–that chick is a little crazy, which is why I try to keep her locked in a dark closet and drugged her with wine, LOL.

Now for the other news. You know how many girls dream about their “walk down the aisle” to marry the man they love? My almost daughter-in-law had that dream too.

It did NOT include a broken foot.

Yep, she broke her foot one week before the wedding. She was with her sister and friends on a pre-wedding trip when her heel in the crack of the sidewalk, her foot rolled to the side, and she heard the snap of the bone on the top of her foot. The next day–after she tried to walk it off, LOL, proving that she’s definitely not a wimp–my son took her to Urgent Care and they confirmed the break in her foot. It was just a freak accident that earned her a big boot accessory to her wedding dress, and a different kind of walk (hobble!) down the aisle than she had planned.

And let me just add here, her attitude has been amazing. Of course she’s bummed and had her moments of upset, and her foot is very sore, but she’s dealing with this like a champ! Seriously, she’s able to laugh at the situation, is working on last-minute details and also resting her foot because she’s smart and practical as well as beautiful and talented. I’m proud of both her and Youngest Son, who took care of her as soon as she got home from the trip. Accidents happen, but we don’t let them ruin the important moments in our lives.

Attitude is everything!

Happy Wednesday! And feel free to share any similar stories you might have about freak accidents, or things that happened before big events in your lives.

P.S. I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!

6 comments to “Wind, Fires and Not How She Envisioned Walking Down the Aisle”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    October 30th, 2019 at 6:48 am · Link

    Oh noes! What is it about those stupid little foot bones that make them break in such silly ways?

    My mom broke a bone in her foot stepping down off the porch – missed a step and came down hard. I broke a bone in my foot playing some little friendly basketball after work one day. It was the first week of work at a new job, so you can imagine what a pain that was. Laughing and having fun, I jumped to avoid having the ball knocked out of my hand, came down wrong, and snap. Of course, I was wearing work shoes and not tennies. Derp. Spent the first weeks of my job hobbling around the plant. Whoopie.

    Screw the boot. I hated that damn thing. She doesn’t have to walk that far. Get her a pretty cane and a throne type chair to sit in during her vows. Or a decorated wheelchair, so she feels pretty as someone pushes her down the aisle in queenly fashion.

  2. Silver James
    October 30th, 2019 at 9:14 am · Link

    Oh dear! When you mentioned a glitch, I was worried the fires had affected the wedding site and there was scrambling going on for an alternative location. Whew! Not that breaking a foot bone and being stuck in a boot is good. Her bridesmaids need to spray paint the boot white and decorate it to match her other shoe and wedding dress and/or wedding colors. Your “boys” have picked amazing women and I’m betting New Bride will meet this challenge headon with a big ol’ smile! I’m glad Youngest made her go get checked. She might have not been walking at all come Sunday if he hadn’t!

    Let’s see…which story to share. LOLOL There was the time in high school when the guy I had a crush on landed on my leg during a co-ed volleyball game in gym class. He called the ball, I ducked, with my left leg partially extended. He stepped on my calf when he landed. The ligaments in my ankle tore. Then there was the time the curb disintegrated as I stepped on it and I went down. Tore the ligaments in my right ankle and messed up my knee. It was in the parking lot of the police station and I was returning to my office after a call-out. Yeah…crime scenes in a boot is an experience I should put in a book. 🤣

    Happy cleaning and I’m so excited for your family. This weekend is going to be wonderful! 🥰

  3. Viki S.
    October 30th, 2019 at 3:09 pm · Link

    I keep praying that all are safe in CA. Glad that you and your family are not in harms way.

    Oh that just stinks about your soon to be DIL’s foot. Well, they will always have a story to tell about their wedding ;).

    I can see you cleaning up a storm. But you’re right. No one will notice because they’ll all be in wedding mode.

    I’m having a frustrating day. Seems to be one of “those” days. If it can be difficult it is :(. Tomorrow will be a better day ;).

    Have a great evening and rest up from all the cleaning.

    PS – Love Maggie in the wind photo. The poor girls ears.

  4. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    October 30th, 2019 at 4:59 pm · Link

    B.E., we’ll see what the orthopedic says tomorrow. Fortunately, we have access to a wheelchair so we’ll do whatever it take. However she gets down the aisle, she’ll be beautiful :-)

    Ugh, that had to hurt! The bones in our feet take a LOT of stress in our daily lives and are easier to break than people might think. It’s probably amazing it doesn’t[ happen more often. So would you have won if you hadn’t broken your foot????

    Doesn’t it figure you were new on the job when that happened too? I guess the broken foot gave you an conversational ice breaker. But what an annoyance that had to be for you.

    Hope your week is going well!

  5. Jenn
    October 30th, 2019 at 5:12 pm · Link

    Silver, I was working on an answered to you when something glitched, my browser shut down and I lost it all :-( Oh well, it’s a little irritation.

    And yeah, fire, or fire-related damage/problems with the venue would be bad. That’s actually crossed my mind, but I refused to worry about something I can’t control. So far, all is fine there.

    YIKES! What a painful Volleyball story. Ligaments hurt, and can be slow to heal. The curb story isn’t much better except it didn’t involve a boy you had a crush on. But obviously you didn’t let anything stop you from going out to crime scenes! Amazing.

    Yep, our bride will make the best of this situation and she has lots of people who will help, and be protective if she “forgets” to protect her foot :-).

    And thanks! Hope you’re having a great week!

  6. Jenn
    October 30th, 2019 at 5:24 pm · Link

    Viki, thank you on the fires, I’ve been praying too. Some horse properties have been affected, and moving horses isn’t easy but they’re all pulling together and getting as many as possible out of harms way.

    Yep, DIL will have a story :-)

    I’m not overdoing the cleaning, I’ve gained a smidge of wisdom over the years, LOL. I just feel better knowing the basics have been cleaned to my standards in the past few days.

    Bummer–I hate the days Murphy’s Law shows up with a vengeance. I really hope everything is ok and tomorrow is better.

    That picture of Maggie cracks me up.

    Hope your week improves dramatically!

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