Rabbits, Graduations and Broken Wrists

So it’s been a little quiet around here lately. I know, and I’m sorry.

It’s due to a little fall I took and a little injury that ensued.

Actually, it wasn’t so little of an injury after all. It was a broken wrist. The kind that involves multiple bones, surgery and plates (and not the fun kind either).

And you guys, it was a decorating injury.

See, we had a long cushion from our patio chaise lounge in the dining room because it had been raining. I went to hang a picture and moved said cushion to do so. After the picture was hung, I stepped back to take a look and forgot about the cushion I had moved there 30 seconds prior.

To to say I wiped out would be an understatement. I fell hard and my wrist took the brunt of it.

And just because timing has never been my strong suit, this all went down less than 24 hours before our big graduation party for my two kids. Luckily a lot of the prep had been done and my family stepped in and took care of the rest. They’re awesome.

Graduation cakes

Now it’s almost two weeks later, the surgery is behind me and I’m starting to feel a little bit more normal.

I thought you might want to see the picture that set into motion this sequence of events.

Dining room artwork

As my son said after the fact, “Bastards. Just look at them eating their lettuce.” That made me laugh.

rabbit oil painting

But the real insult that added to the injury?

Dining room at CreatingThisLife.com

After everything, the picture was hung too low. My mom had to adjust it the next day.

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  1. Jennifer Moorhead says:

    Sorry about your wrist! The art and frame are gorgeous. Do you have a post about that chandelier? Pretty room!!

    1. I haven’t, Jennifer, but I’ve gotten lots of questions about it so I’m planning one. Hopefully soon.

  2. Oh dear I’m so sorry to read this! Gosh it can happen so fast! I tripped over my vacuum cord a few days ago and it was a miracle I didn’t go down and crash into something. I hope you heel quickly and can get back to normal soon. Sounds like you had a great party despite your mishap. The picture is great- I can’t tell you how many times I had to readjust the height of a picture- especially if I’m doing it alone. Stay safe!

    1. Glad you weren’t hurt, Liz. You’re right about how quickly it happens.

  3. Glad to hear you are doing better. Great line by your son….congrats to them both! 😉

  4. nan, odessa, DE says:

    Just yesterday, I was thinking we hadn’t heard from you.
    Glad you are on the mend.

    1. Aw, thanks Nan. It’s nice to be missed.

  5. Vanessa Bower says:

    YIKES !!!!
    So glad to hear you are on the mend. Hope you were able to get some pampering from the family and friends.
    Love the art work and perfect for the dining room.
    Take care,

    1. I’ve been getting tons of pampering, Vanessa. I’m spoiled and loving it.

  6. Jane Tuttle says:

    Ouch! Hope you continue to heal. Glad you are posting again.

  7. Oh my gosh – not that I’m making light of your injury, which was horrible, but I cracked up laughing at your son’s comment! I also have a graduate who shares the same teenage boy humor.

    Hope you heal quickly!

    1. Love having those kids to make us laugh, don’t you, Leslie? Congrats to your son on his graduation.

  8. You website it looking great. Just catching up with some old acquaintences today!

    1. Thank you, Darla. Hope all is well with you.

  9. Cindy Ridgway says:

    Oh, so sorry to hear about your fall………….And at the BEGINNING of summer, too!
    I, too, want more info on the chandelier. You never know what people will see in pictures, especially when YOU are focusing on a specific thing! See you soon, in cooler country!

    1. I’ve got a post planned for tomorrow, Cindy. Nice to hear from you!

  10. Very glad to hear you are on the mend! May I trouble you to tell us a wee it about the picture please? Who did the painting originally? If it is a print where did you find it ?
    Thank you so very much!! Very cute “little b——-s”

    1. Judith, my mom gave me the picture so I don’t now. I’ll try and remember to ask her.

  11. I’m a nurse on an orthopedic surgery unit and we see things like this too often. A patient and I were talking the other night about how there was no exciting story behind her injury that required surgery and upcoming rehab (she tripped and fell while stepping off a curb).

    I’m glad I’m getting your emails again. Now I need to go back and see what I’ve missed!

    1. Ah, bless you, Angie for taking care of us klutzy people. 🙂

  12. Oh Julie! I’m just catching up with this blog! So sorry to hear about your wrist. It’s been a while since you did it, so hopefully you are all better now.
    Laughed out loud with your son’s comment about the bunnies. :)!

  13. What can you tell me about the painting? Is it signed? I just bought one similar to it today, and I can’t find any info on the artist. Thanks!

  14. Florence Love says:

    Strange question, did you get rid of that painting of the rabbits? I found one exactly the same, with the same frame in a store recently.

    1. Hi Florence. I did not. Still hanging in my dining room. 🙂

  15. Jacklyn Carney says:

    Hello Julie,

    I have been looking for this print for about 12 years, obviously if I’m telling
    you and writing this I haven’t found one!
    Hoping in some way you can be of help to me in this area!?

    Thank you for taking the time to read this post, I’m hoping I’ll hear from you,
    Jacklyn Carney
    Waterford, CT.

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