Happy Christmas once again, Mrs B


December 13, 2011

I had just finished the last of the Christmas preparations, presents bought, wrapping paper, ribbons and labels ready to use.  So on the way home from the shops I decided to stop off at the dog park so that the Lovely Miss Lotte could have a walk.


I let her out the car and followed her only to slip on some loose gravel.  

The result? A fractured ankle and a lovely red Santa boot to wear for the next 8 weeks

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Santa boot

I have so many much more attractive shoes!

December 13, 2016

I was finishing lunch.  I pushed the chair back from the table when, unfortunately, the chair leg tangled with the rug making the chair topple with me still sitting in it.

The result?  A call for help.  My large Grandson came down to lift me up while the other one put me in the car and took me to the hospital.

The outcome?  5 hours wait at A & E to be told there was no point in attempting surgery for a fractured shoulder. Bed rest for a few days and take it easy for the next couple of weeks.  See you in 10 days.

Outcome No 2  Rugs rolled up and put away and days just lying in bed feeling stupid/embarrassed and knowing we didn’t need this at this time.

Moral – When told by the physiotherapist to remove rugs, remove them and don’t bring them out again.  Live without them.

So now I’m thinking of not having a Chrismas tree this year.  Hard to dress a tree with only the left hand operational and unless somebody does it for me, gifts may not be wrapped.  

But I want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, Hanukah or however you celebrate this time of the year.  Take Care if you’re driving particularly if you live in the Northern Hemisphere.

Pohutakawa tree

Our own New Zealand Christmas tree. Image via Wikipedia

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. Norman Vincent Peale

18 responses to “Happy Christmas once again, Mrs B

  1. So sorry, feel better soon. I do not like being laid up.


  2. A very fetching little red boot Judith but I’m sorry for your pain.
    I hope you recover soon and have no more mishaps.
    Nadolig Llawen Blwyddyn Newydd Dda
    xxxx Massive Hugs xxx


  3. Oh dear, Judith! All my sympathy. I remember reading about/seeing photos of your red boot when I first started following your blog . My very best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery from this injury, and I do hope you can still manage to enjoy Christmas. Sit back and let them pamper you. Big hugs xx


  4. Do take care! I hope you are starting to feel better. Merry Christmas and onward to a Happy New Year!


  5. Oh my! These things always happen at the worst possible time!! Have a Merry Christmas anyway!! ❤ ❤ ❤


  6. OUCH! Feel better soon.


  7. OH MY GOD!! This is awful! Thank goodness it is summer and you can hobble out to the rugless porch and sit in the sun. And you won’t have to cook the christmas dinner. What bad luck. Do everything the recovery experts say so you are back in tip top shape as fast as possible.. Poor you.. c


  8. Sorry for your troubles! I’m skipping Christmas this year as I am practicing being a Snowbird in Mexico. Here too, you have to watch your step, very rough roads and uneven sidewalks. I hope you feel better very quickly. Maybe those big grandsons will step into the breech?


  9. At least the cast is Christmas cheery! Hope you heal quickly.


  10. Oh I am so sorry about your shoulder. We are defonitely sisters in our bone afflictions. I too have been told to remove all small rugs and attempting to comply. Stoll in physical therapy for the left leg problems that linger on….. stsying “up” and wishing you a Happy Christmas. Hugs from Dor


  11. Dear J, have sent a message on messenger. Good grief! We are in a fine pickle all around. Here is to a 100% healthy 2017!


  12. So sorry to hear of your little encounter with the chair and rug! Just what you don’t need at Christmas time. I am sure your family will be fine if you don’t wrap those gifts and decorate a tree. Take care and best wishes for an adventuresome 2017! Cheers!


  13. Judith, I’m so sorry to hear about your accident, it sounds painful. Something like this is especially difficult during the holidays but the important thing is your health and well being. I wish you a speedy recovery and a lovely Christmas.


  14. Wish you all the best in a 2017! It will be a best year of all the time for sure !


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