Much to my dismay, my crafting and projects have been put on hold as of late. On October 29,2010, I took my three kids to the Farmers market to get one last box of apples. It was the last weekend for the farmers market, so there weren't many people around. after we got our apples, we went over to the playground to play for a few minutes. Next to the playground, down a little grass embankment was a small stream with ducks. There was a chain link fence to keep kids from falling in at the bottom of the small slope. My 18 month old was fascinated with the ducks, so I picked her up and started walking down the grass to get closer to the fence for a better view. Suddenly I felt my ankle bend and my feet slipped out from under me. My daughter and I both slipped to the ground and I strarted pulling my leg towards me to get my balance. I'm not sure if my foot was caught on a root, but Shortly I heard a snap. At that point I knew I was in trouble. I tried to get up but quickly realized that was not a possibility. I was carrying my cell phone, so my first thought was to call my dad because my pArents house is only a few blocks from the park and my dad works at home. He left immediately and I called my husband's aunt who lives on my street to come and get the kids since I figured my dad and I would be headed to the emergency room. By the time they arrived, the pain had intensified and they took one look at my predicament and said there was no way around it, we were going to have to call an ambulance, despite the fact we were directly across the street from the hospital. I had managed to wedge myself into a rather difficult corner. In the meantime my husband managed to arrive. The drive across the street to the hospital was grueling. The x- Ray process was more painful than I ever could have imagined. The end result was surgery and a three night hospital stay. I had broken. Both bones in my leg. Twice at the bottom above the ankle joint and once right below the knee. My leg is now complete with a metal rod, a plate, and multiple screws. I am not allowed to put any weight on my leg for 6 weeks and will spend some time after crutches with a walking boot on. I am completely irritated with my new limitations, but I am so grateful for the help and support of so many family members and friends. It is amazing! Thank you!