Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Guess what

Would you believe it - I fell again?   I fell beautifully gracefully while pushing my trolley - it tootled away from me down the hall and left me flat on my face on the hall carpet.  My son could not get me up alone so he phoned my Lifeline and the Ambulance came.   They stood and pondered my position for all of a minute and had me up in no time.   Now I am none the worse for the experience except for a few bruises in places where I didn't know I had places - but oherwise unscathed.But what a strange Christmas it will be.  I shall be here alone and I am quite looking forward to it.  I shall mark out the one  or two programmes I want to watch on TV (Did anyone else watch Dr Zhivago on Monday afternoon - sheer indulgence - at teast the fourth time I have seen it), read the books I have asked for as presents, snooze (hopefully the bruises will have come out by then)

The sun is shining today - but then it would be now the Great Conjunction is passed I think we can say with certainty that none of us will be around  when Jupiter and Saturn pass again.

Yesterday I finished packing presents and tidied away the detritus.  Today I shall polish more furniture and begin to put out cards.  I love cards, to be reminded of friends, to learn once a year what they they been doing all year.   And I shall finish filing papers which have been hanging around since I came out of hospital - why do I keep putting it off?

My two early presents - one from my Daughter in Law's mother (an Amaryllis)and one from my two step Great Grandchildren D'arcy and Alphie (a White Poinsettia) are absolutely thriving.    I was hoping the Amaryllis would be our for the big day but I fear it will be a day or two late - but not long.   Watch out for the photograph.

Well I shall go and switch on the oven to cook my Tesco Finest Cottage Pie (delicious) and my Tenderstem Broccoli (three minutes trimmed, a drop of water added and done in the microwave), try not to look in the bathroom mirror at my black eye and probably have a sleep.


54 comments:

Bonnie said...

Sorry to hear about your fall, do take care and I send my Christmas greetings and all good wishes for the new year to you.
Bonnie in Minneapolis

Jennyff said...

Sorry about the fall but pleased the damage wasn’t major. Cards, shepherds pie, amaryllis, would you be prepared to trade them for a few sunny days.
We haven’t even put lights up outside as no one can see them including us with the curtains drawn but we are loving this weather, a different Christmas for us all. Take care

Jean said...

Oh no! It sounds like you were lucky and got away with it, more or less. Take care!

Sue said...

You really should have left the sherry alone Pat!!! Take care and just pamper yourself. x

libby said...

Thank goodness you fell onto carpet at least...stay safe and have a good Christmas

Librarian said...

Phew - glad you fell so gracefully that you did not suffer any injuries! Do you know why it happened, were you dizzy?
For some Christmas chic, you could wear a glittery eye patch over your black eye, like a Christmassy pirate bride.

mel said...

Oh goodness! Sorry to hear about your fall...glad the damage wasn't too serious. What a fright it must have been, though.

Take good care and have a lovely, restful Christmas. xo

Carol Caldwell said...

So sorry to hear about your fall but glad it wasn't worse. Please take the utmost care. Have a relaxed Christmas and lets hope the new year is better for everyone. xx

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

I'm trying to picture a graceful fall. I'm imagining an old time black and white film actress swooning with her bend arm above her brow crumpling into the arms of a dashing young man. Was it like that? Why didn't the dashing young man catch you? But seriously, I'm glad you came out relatively unscathed. Your meals sound good, and I'm glad you are contented with your upcoming Christmas. Do take care. -Jenn

Mary said...

Yikes. Glad to hear that you were not greatly harmed in the fall. Scary, but good you have capable folks to help you. I did see the Great Conjunction last night (in US)...and no, don't expect to be around for the next one. Not even a memory. :)

Debbie said...

Oh Pat - you should take more water with it!

(Glad you're OK)

Derek Faulkner said...

Apparently the Great Conjuction will still be visible up until Christmas Eve.
I can't surely be the only one that, after seeing your list of jobs, wonders if perhaps you are doing just a bit too much.
I once kept a poinsettia for several years and even when it was three feet high it still produced new flower bracts every year. When I was in Jamaica one time they have them growing as hedging.

Minigranny said...

Glad to hear that your fall was graceful - perhaps you or Pricilla need stabilisers fitting! It's good you didn't do any damage to yourself. I wa disappointed to not see the Great Conjunction due to clouds but apparently it was quite low down on the horizon and if there were buildings or trees in the way it would have been difficult to spot on a clear night. Take care and have a lovely Christmas and a ,hopefully, better and brighter new year X

Bobbie said...

So sorry to hear of your fall. Glad you are ok though:) Hope you heal quickly. Have a cozy little Christmas. Bobbie

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh, Weave. Do try to stay upright, please! I hope your bruises heal very quickly. I am thinking of you, as usual.

Hard up Hester said...

Dear Weave, do take care of yourself.

Sue E said...

So sorry to hear this, your body is still recovering, and I guess your balance and equilibrium aren’t quite there yet. So glad it was indoors, take things slowly, your mind probably works a little bit quicker than your body at the moment. You sound to be doing all the right things, work on your exercises , and building a bit of muscle strength, as best you can, slowly but surely you’ll be more confidant and stronger. Glad you’re eating well, high protein to promote healing, and plenty of fluids, I admire your resilience, you’ll get there, I hope you have a lovely peaceful and relaxing Christmas doing all that you enjoy. The days are now getting longer and before we know it it’ll be spring, you’ve done a lot of work in your garden, so very soon you’ll see the bulbs peeking through. Mine are, and that cheers me, so all the best Pat, and stay safe I love your blog , and you have many friends online and in the real world ! That love you xx

Heather said...

What a relief you have not done too much damage to yourself, and don't let it happen again! You certainly bounce back from things. Enjoy the rest of your day and keep safe.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about your tumble. I'm not sure if you can locate arnica or arnicare cream in the UK but if you can it works wonders to make the bruise go away quickly. Your little red hairedd friend from Austin Texas!

Marcia LaRue said...

Since everyone else has given you great suggestions ... I shall wish you a speedy recovery from your fall and wish you a very Merry Christmas [despite everything else!] and keep the hope in your heart for a much better New Year ... 2021 ... 💖

Ellen D. said...

Glad you didn't break anything else! I am sure you gave your son quite a fright (and you too!)
Please take it easy and feel better soon.
Happy Holidays!

jinxxxygirl said...

So glad to hear the fall did not leave you too worse for wear.. Hang in there Pat! Hugs! deb

Heather said...

Thank goodness for your lifeline. Hope you are not in too much discomfort. Merry Christmas, keep safe.

thelma said...

Just take things quietly, and leave the sherry in the cupboard for the time being. Glad the fall wasn't too bad.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Oh my goodness - hope the bruises soon heal, take good care of yourself.

the veg artist said...

Blame the sherry! Glad you are OK, but take care, please.

Gail, northern California said...

Oh, Weave, no! Thank goodness you didn't re-injure your hip! Please take very good care of yourself---we're all counting on you to do just that! Merry Christmas, dear lady.

Andie said...

speaking as a retired occupational therapist. Trolleys were not made to enable walking. You should have a small Percy indoors and leave your trolley until you have better mobility. You do not need another fall but I know you know that. Do take care and enjoy this Christmas. I read your blog every day and thoroughly enjoy it and your joy of life. Love Andie xxx

gmv said...

Oh no! Thank goodness you fell on carpet and have no injuries except for the bruising.Your Christmas Day plans sound restful and lovely.

Stay upright or in your chair, :-)

Country Cottage said...

Oh gosh, so sorry to hear of your fall but pleased no lasting damage. Look after yourself and have a Lovely quiet and safe Christmas. 🎄 Viv

Bonnie said...

Oh no, I'm sorry about your fall! How fortunate you didn't do any more damage but I know you must be sore. Please be cautious and move slowly although I know things can just surprise us sometimes and cause an unexpected fall. Your early Christmas gifts sound beautiful! It is wonderful to get something like flowers to enjoy on the Winter's days! Please take care dear Pat!

angryparsnip said...

Happy To read no damage from your fall.
Your Christmas sounds lovely. Having a few family and friends over would be wonderful but if you can't you can't.
We all need to enjoy what we can do.
cheers, parsnip xx

Jules said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your fall. Hope you're OK and that any bruising will heal quickly. X

Debby said...

Oh heavens! Weaver, perhaps you should consider wrapping yourself in a protective layer of bubble wrap! You could put a ribbon on yourself. and call yourself a gift ~ which you are, to all of us here.

Merry Christmas!

Rachel Phillips said...

Oh dear. I have just read Andie's comment and am sure she has a good point. I guess also that the trolley may not be ideal for a tall woman height wise. I hope your bruises soon feel better and you are not feeling any after effects to slow you down in healing xxxx

Virginia said...

Golly, I was holding my breath after that first line! Fortunately bruises heal faster than bones, but you’ll still be very sore and I’m sorry about that. Andie’s right, you would be safer with a trolley with brakes. There must be something like that available, but tracking it down, between Christmas, the virus and Brexit, might be a mission! I’m relieved you’re basically ok.

No, we won’t be around for the next Great Conjunction, but I found myself deeply moved by viewing this one. The last time it was visible was the year Saint Francis died!

Keep safe, and leave a couple of tasks for tomorrow!

Bovey Belle said...

In my experience, it's the gin before breakfast that does it, Pat!! Sorry you took another tumble, but hopefully you won't be too sore. Do you have any Arnica in the house? Good stuff for bruises.

Many thanks for the card, btw. Don't know how you tracked me down, but Thank You!

Helen said...

Hear ye .. hear ye ~~~ no more of those gall-durned falls! Cheers and Happy Holidays from ‘cross the Pond.

Barbara Anne said...

Dearie me! I'm so sorry to hear about your fall and am glad you didn't do more damage to yourself. I agree your walker needs to have hand brakes.
Hope you're not too sore.

Hugs!

gz said...

Brakeless trolleys/walking aids should not be given out..it is asking for problems as you have found.
Hope the bruises come out soon...arnica helps, inside and out xx

John Going Gently said...

Bloody hell weave.......
Bloody hell

Pipistrello said...

Oh no! Thank goodness your body decided to go the graceful route this time. Here's hoping your bruises heal quickly.

Red said...

Awful to hear that you had another fall. I hope you recover rapidly.

Anonymous said...

Sending hopes for a speedy recovery, so good to see you are not letting it dampen your spirits,-Mary

Sol said...

gosh what a shock to fall again. Beaming you a speedy recovery

it's me said...

Sorry another fall. What a trooper you are! Wishing you an accident free holiday!

Susan said...

Sorry about that fall. At least it was graceful and nothing is broken. I suspect you'll feel some soreness. Take care and no more accidents, please. Your OT and PT must evaluate your needs to ensure accident-free healing...

Joanne Noragon said...

I am so sorry. Thanks for begotten up! Last time, OK!

Cro Magnon said...

Oh dear Weave, you really must be careful. Maybe one of those inflatable Sumo suits would do the job. You'd BOUNCE. I hope the bruises aren't too bad. xx

A Smaller Life said...

Oh gosh, poor you. Thank goodness you have nice thick carpet and not the currently much loved laminate flooring. I must say I like the image of you in Cro's suggestion of an inflatable Sumo Suit!!

Please take care and I do hope your black eye goes down a bit before Christmas. Ouch!!

Mary said...

Hope all will be well from now on dear Pat - put the brakes on (literally) for a bit until you have healed!
Love that you have an amaryllis and poinsettia - both the loveliest flowers around the holidays - cheery and colorful, and that's what we all need this year.
A very Happy Christmas to you.
Mary X

maureenlthompson said...

Oh my goodness, I do hope you are not hurting too badly after your fall. Stay safe sweet lady and a Merry Christmas to you. XXXXX

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for all your good wishes. No real harm done on my fall - plenty of bruises and another bump to my confidence but aches and pains are receding. Thanks for all your good wishes. Have a good Christmas Day whether you are spending it alone or with family and let's all hope for a better 2021.

ILLUMINATI GRAND LODGE® said...

SEASON GREETINGS!!!

INVITATION FROM THE ILLUMINATI ORGANISATION 666

This is an open invitation to everyone that is interested in becoming part of the world's biggest conglomerate and reach the peak of your career. As we begin this year's recruitment program and our annual feast of harvest is almost at hand, so we decide to introduce you to the "New World Order".

At this point, we're assuring anyone who is ready and faithful to become a member of this great organization, that once he/she becomes a full member of the Illuminati brotherhood then will automatically become rich, powerful and be famous in life and achieve all their heart desires and also receive a monthly salary of $500,000 USD. We are ready to change your life, we can make your dreams come true.

The great Illuminati district offers you a life time opportunity of making your heart desires come true. I believe everyone on this planet "Earth" knows about the ILLUMINATI, but for those that don't know much about this Organization, I'll brief you about it. The Illuminati is a secret society that bless man kind and fulfill his/her dreams of becoming a millionaire, billionaire and also promote their various business. At this moment, I believe you've know more about this organization and there's no reason to be afraid of anything.

I'm not here to mess with you or play games with you because as it stands now there are lot's of people out there who Impersonate us, claiming to be members of the ILLUMINATI. So the Brotherhood then comes to conclusion of Globalizing this organization in order to help those who are actually ready to become part of this Great Family and those that were misleaded by Impostors. Now i believe this is your opportunity to join our prestigious Organization and make yourself and your family proud.


If you're interested in joining this Great Organization, then contact our Grand Lodge at Pennslyvania, USA via WhatsApp: +1 (325) 261-7127 or our official Email: [illuminati666grandlodge@gmail.com]

Signed: GRANDMASTER