Well, we prove again that if it isn't one thing, it's another. And it isn't even Mikel this time. Quite the shock, I know.
I got a call a little while ago that Jamie wouldn't be coming home for the night. He apparently decided to wait until the roads were clearer and the weather was warmer before he would have an accident and break himself. To his credit, the roads are rather icy after it's rained and snowed. He probably shouldn't have let Alyce talk him into going to the mall for Christmas shopping tonight.
I don't know all the details, mainly because understanding Alyce when she's talking a mile a minute is next to impossible, but apparently, when they were coming out of the mall, someone grabbed one of the many bags Alyce was carrying, and attempted to run off with it. That was a stupid move consider that Jamie, is a big man, was right beside her. Jamie darted after the thief, easily grabbing the guy by the hood of his jacket, but the ice sent Jamie's feet out from under him and he slid hip first into something rather hard, due in part to the ice and the momentum built up from the thief picking up speed to try and get away from the scary big guy chasing him. I'm not sure what. Of course, the thief got pulled down with him, and Jamie refused to let go of him, so I'm sure it was quite exciting. There were security officers just inside the mall, so they ran out and took charge of the thief and called an ambulance due to the fact that when Jamie stood up, he went right back down.
The verdict is a fractured hip, Alyce told me. Jamie will be staying in the hospital overnight for observation, but he should be back home tomorrow. I have no idea how bad the fracture is, but I'm sure I'll hear all about it when Alyce comes home with the girls. I can't promise to understand her completely, but we'll see.
A cheery entry, I know. But it gets mine done, at least. I'll have to thank Jamie for giving me something different to post about. I'll have to see if Kendra wants to write her post.