Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Not quite what I had in mind......

Things are heating up a bit around here - yesterday was hot and today will be hotter, and right there in the middle was last night, which was unbearably humid, so I didn't sleep a wink.


However, having the doors and windows open and the garden seat cushions out is good. Summer! The sun umbrella will also have an outing later. And, going to a BBQ this evening with loads of friends (visiting children from Canada are a great reason for BBQs!) should be excellent, without the need for 47 layers of clothing and a fire roaring in the fireplace.

Well, people, I started writing this this morning (it is now lunch time) and then got chatting to my daughter on line, and then my new Addi swing crochet hook arrived in the post and I got all excited about that, and then I fell out of the front door and landed on my back on the drive.

Yes. I know. Ridiculous. I have no idea what happened, but I think I twisted my foot, and fell forwards down the steps and onto the tarred drive, rolling onto my back as I did. Wearing a skirt. You have no idea how elegant I looked. I live to entertain the neighbourhood. Thankfully, unlike a couple of weeks ago, I managed to protect the bad leg and land on the good one. So now I have no good legs. Just wonky ones.

So there I sat with blood dripping off elbows and knees, totally bemused - what the heck just happened???

Anyway. It took a while to get up, get cleaned and get the drips to stop. And you know what just came through the letterbox? A leaflet advertising zimmer frames, mobility scooters, and other such delights like sticks and wheelchairs.

I think I am just going to go and sit in the garden and do nothing. Providing I can get out the door without falling on my face.


Helen in Switzerland said...

Go on, tell the truth, you'd been at the gin hadn't you?!!!

Linds said...

Hah. No chance! But an excuse of some sort would be handy!

Vee said...

Good lawd, Linds. What in the world? Do you need to have a walking stick handy by the front door?

Now perhaps it was the pure excitement of a the crochet hook, which looks so delightfully ergonomic. I've never seen one like it and now I want one/many in the worst way. I'll Google to see how much this will set me back.

Have fun at the BBQ and watch out for the steps!

Linds said...

I wanted many too, Vee - the pretty colours ensnared me, but I only ordered one (the standard 4mm G/6 one)to see how it feels in my hand. The reviews I have read are all brilliant.

Crystal said...

Oh, LInds! I hope you aren't going to have any major bruises or pains from that fall. Isn't it crazy how our balance changes as we age? I feel so very clumsy at times - usually when I'm shopping and clothes are falling off the racks as I pass by! Take care and enjoy that new little toy :)

Needled Mom said...

Oh dear Linds!!! That sounds like it was quite the show for your neighbors. I do hope you won't be too sore tomorrow.

MotherT said...

I certainly hope you don't suffer too much from your tumble!

I am admiring the crochet hooks. Actually, drooling would be more like it.

Dawn said...

I am so sorry you fell today - but thankful it wasn't on your bad knee. But having two bad knees isn't good either! I hope you're okay!

The crochet hooks look really interesting. I wonder if I'll ever do anything creative again!

Glad it's warmed up for you - but sounds like from the ridiculous to the other ridiculous!

Becky said...

I wish I lived in your neighborhood -- free entertainment. Goodness, I hope you don't have any aftershocks from that fall.