Thursday, 30 June 2022

What a shiner!!

 The goose egg has more or less disappeared from my forehead but the black eye, which surrounds  my eye completely, is dramatic this morning but oddly enough hardly hurts at all.   As for the rest of me - well aches and pains here and there and I am stiff but hopefully that will all go.   So no long term damage and when I finish this I shall go on to Amazon Prime and see what they have in the way of Computer chairs - this one has a loose arm (happened a fortnight ago and certainly contributes to my black eye yesterday so it was my own fault.)

It worries me rather that my family are coming at the week-end - my Great grand daughter is five and I worried about me greeting her with a black eye - they live in Glasgow and I have not seen her (apart from Zoom) since before Covid lockdown.   I rang my son earlier to ask him if he had a pair of sunglasses I might borrow.  He thought a)I might look more scary opening the door to them wearing dark glasses andb) she might think I am in the Mafia!   After a discussion we decided (they are calling there for lunch first) that he would explain what I had done so it didn't scare her (she is probably right, I will report back)

Well to today.   Obviously there has been some rain overnight as the patio was damp when I drew the blind this morning.   But after a good going over by my gardener it looks much better - predominently pink - scabious, valerian, geranium (perennial), poppies and osteospermum.    Antirrhinums have as usual seed themselves.   They are predominently yellow ones (this happens - I have never sewn them but they come every year)   There are touches of red - antirrhinum, poppies, montbretia (can't remember its updated name.)  **crocosmia (memo to over 60's - this happens - the name pops into your head a moment too late!  It is frustrating that most of my plants are up steps so I can't get up to them but as I am brilliant at falling perhaps it is for the best.   A new osteospermum which is white my gardener planted this year up against the wall at the top of the garden has taken off like a rocket and is spreading and falling down the rock garden beautifully - I can see it from here as it pushes through the scabious.

Well off to  Amazon to look for a new chair.   See you all anon.

29 comments:

Kathy said...

Missed your mail yesterday about your fall, so glad you haven't done too much damage, I'm sure your little grand daughter will find it amusing to see her Grandmother with a black eye, I know mine did when I had a fall. Take it easy, hope you find the right chair with no protruding arms or legs, if your anything like me I could trip over a feather at times. Take great care, and enjoy your family over the weekend.

Librarian said...

Oh Pat, your sense of humour is unbeatable! "As I am brilliant at falling"...
You and your son are right, why not simply tell the family what has happened, it is not something that needs to be kept a secret or hidden from the little girl. Little kids fall, too, and she will understand.
Your garden sounds an abundance of colour, just like some of the gardens around here at the moment. Beautiful!

Barbara R. said...

Thanks for the walk around your garden, I can almost see it...all the lovely colors! Sorry about your bump and black eye, falls happen so sillily (is that a word?) It's silly when they happen I mean. Glad you're looking to remedy the cause! Have a good visit with your family! You could say you're a pirate aka a patch on that eye!

Anonymous said...

I remember when I was quite little my grandmother saying something like "I tripped and fell just like you do, but its a longer way down for me!" and thinking yes, no big deal, why are the other grown ups so concerned about her fall but not mine? Now that I am her age I get it! Its nice to go down memory lane, my gran has been gone a long time (and she was 100!) so little glimpses like this are a gift.

Your garden sounds lovely - I need to find some crocosmia - nothing else is as good a red/orange!

ceci

DUTA said...

Constant use of ice around the black eye will solve the problem before the arrival of your little grandaughter.

Susan said...

Your garden tour was enjoyed and the color sounds spectacular. Amazon surely will have a new chair for you. Many choices are just a click away. The black eye should be greatly reduced by the weekend. A bit of makeup/concealer is always an option if you choose. We had lightening, thunder and torrential rain last night. By daybreak the sun is shining with moderate temperatures and a light breeze.

LouC said...

So very glad to hear that the ravages seem to be mendable. Your big smile will overpower any ole shiner and be reassuring to everyone. Enjoy your visit. It’s great that your garden is looking so lovely, too, just in time for visitors. Good luck in finding the perfect chair.

Anonymous said...

We were so sorry to read about your fall and glad that you are feeling better today.
Loved the sound of the pretty flowers and colours in your garden.
Hope that you are able to find a good chair to sit and write your always interesting blog.
Looking forward to reading about your family visit. xx
Wendy (Wales)

Melinda from Ontario said...

I'm so relieved you escaped serious injury after your fall. I think your granddaughter will be more intrigued than frightened by your shiner. I wouldn't be surprised if she wants to crawl up beside you for a closer inspection.
Your garden sounds lovely. My osteospermum (planted because of your recommendation) are only a few days away from blooming. I'm looking forward to the big day. I've been nurturing them along since March.

gz said...

Glad you are feeling better after your awkward landing!
Perhaps get a computer chair without the sticking out fall overable feet?!

busybusybeejay said...

Please take care.How about some make up to cover the bruising?Barbarax

Barbara Anne said...

Pat, you and your indomitable spirit are a joy!! Sorry about the shiner but it makes a good story and your GGD will laugh if you do. It's good to know the shiner doesn't hurt.
It seems to me that it's a wonderful thing that your garden and it's lovely flowers are all stair-stepped up. You can see them all while in the house as if they're in a grandstand!
Hope you can find the perfect computer chair in a color that you like.

Hugs!

Rachel Phillips said...

Everything seems so complicated. I can't believe a child of 5 or so has to be treated with such kid gloves that she cannot cope with Grandma having a black eye. It's not as if you are in plaster from head to foot with tubes sticking out of you. I am sure she has reached the age where she can see that all is still well in spite of a bit of a weird look to Grandma.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Thank goodness you don't ache too much after the fall. I'm sure all will be well with you great granddaughter if you tell her you fell over and bumped yourself and it doesn't hurt anymore and will be better soon. She's probably got bruises too as they do tend to fall sometimes at 5 years old - you could compare bumps and bruises!

hart said...

I think a few words of preparation, as in "wait till you see Grandma's black eye," is all that's needed. Hope the aches retreat.

Brenda said...

Be careful

Hindi said...

If you look at the greenery of nature early in the morning, maybe there will be some relief in the problem of eyes.
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Ellen D. said...

Glad you are feeling well enough for visitors! and online shopping!
I bet you can't wait to see the children. Enjoy!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for all your commiserations - stiff tonight so hopefully some of it will have gone off in the morning.

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh Weave, I am a bit late to all the news so I have only just heard about your shiner. They always look worse than they feel. Tell that to your grand daughter.

Heather said...

At least your eye isn't painful. You'll have to explain to your neighbours in case they think you were thrown out of the pub for fighting!! I am sure you wont frighten your little guest and hope you enjoy their visit.
I am wearing a woollen cardigan this evening and pretty disgusted with our June weather. It has been grey all day and became steadily wetter. Mostly showers but some quite heavy.
Do hope the aches and pains will soon wear off.

Anonymous said...

The black eye may fade by Saturday. I agree with your son, be truthful with your great grand daughter. After all, we want kids to learn to be honest and not fib! Well, you could tell her you are a superhero (that will make her giggle)
My Aunt always referred to plants given to her by the name of the person she received them from. There was a true geranium, aka the Mrs Peterson plant. Crocosmia was called Ramquist Lily. She knew the real names of the plants but always preferred the above.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your gardener flower placement - some plants do very well against a wall, a good choice for your new osteospermum. Reminds me of my favourite quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. "I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue 'no good in bed, but fine up against a wall'.
Little children I know often refer to their injuries as their 'ouchie' - - being curious little beings, your grand daughter will probably want to know how your ouchie happened before moving on quickly to something else.- Pam.

Joanne Noragon said...

Happy to hear you are reasonably well. Hope you get a good desk chair.

Cro Magnon said...

Are you sure that your old chair doesn't just want a screw tightened? Having said that, I have a newish 'Office Chair' that my youngest bought for me; I love it.

Hilde said...

Your granddaufhter will find your black eye interesting and not be afraid at all. BTW, in German we don´t call it a black, but a blue eye.
Your garden surely is lovely, you are lucky to have a gardener who takes good care of it.
Hilde in Germany

Frances said...

If you are worried about your black eye perhaps you could tone it down a bit with some make up?

Bovey Belle said...

Glad your body is just a bit achey and not a bit broken Pat! I am sure that your black eye won't frighten the grand-daughter - kids are resiliant! Like Frances, I wonder if you could dab a bit of face powder on to take the colour out of it a bit.

Your garden is sounding beautiful right now.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks everyone. Love the Eleanor Rooseveldt description. Eye less black today.