Monday, 17 November 2014

Since the since then...



 At the moment, after a lovely sunny summer that seemed to last forever, 
I'm sat at home with my legs stuck on a footstool like a lazy old tart with nothing better to do.

 I've been at home for 7 weeks so far and I have a couple more weeks before I can put one of my lazy tart legs on the floor again.
Yep it be a little bit busted.
Not just a clean break, oh no, my first ever broken bone has to be an awkward one with a fancy name and I have to break both my leg bones just under my knee. The very same knee I need to use for weeding & walking. Urgh.
A boisterous dog ran into it on the park, he took a playful bite out of of Frank's bum, Frank ran and hid behind my legs, boisterous dog hit my legs, owner cleared off sharpish.  Hmmm.
So here I am, still on crutches, no longer in a thigh to toe cast covered in paw prints having to do many a strange leg action that would make John Cleese proud, (thankfully) but a stretchy metal calliper type thingy to keep my knee lined up with the other leggy bits. Bald bloke calls me Forest Gump. Oh the joys.

I get to loll around the house in jogging bottoms (a new experience for me...I'm liking it!) and I have been rediscovering old hobbies like doing a spot of landscape painting (bit rusty at it mind you) reading books a plenty, watching the 'delights' of Jeremy Kyle, I've become obsessed with 'Homes under the Hammer' (and their ability to match any tune to suit the last sentence spoken about a house) oh and I've been eating lots of biscuits. LOTS of biscuits.
One good thing is that I don't have to drive bald bloke to work in the silly hours and I do get to ride around in a wheelchair when I venture out at the weekends. My bestest pal who came to visit thought it would be amusing to abandon me and my giant leg and take a photo. We also went to the local DIY centre where Frank very nearly 'watered' the artificial Christmas trees on display..eek! Sharp exit there!
There was nearly a tipping out up the curb incident at Ledbury recently which was slightly embarrasing but I'll let Baldy off for that one. Just this once. I think if I'd have fallen out and rolled across the cobbles with my giant sticky out leg, I might not have shown my face there again..

Well summer, as lovely and busy and long as it was has whizzed past and now it's Autumn and I'm desperately missing being in the garden or over the hills and in the woods with the doglets.
The very bored doglets that get walked whenever they can by whoever is willing. 
The garden looks seriously neglected  both front and back. We were in the middle of digging out the pond to rebuild the wall having moved the summer house, and planting a couple of trees I had grown from seed. I have precious plants dug out in bags and bulbs that should have been in by now but hey ho, Spring is not far off and maybe ( hopefully) I'll be able to dig and kneel again by then to pop them back in the ground.

Bald bloke re did the roof of the summerhouse and replaced the windows with proper glass. He made the window frames a little differently to give it a thirties look and the colour is a little darker than before. By next summer I'm determined to have it finished with a new floor and that wallpapered ceiling. It's been ongoing for four years for goodness sake,maybe more. If I can find the measurements on that piece of paper I've mislaid, I might even get round to finally sewing some fabulous vintage deckchair fabric into the blinds.
  
I have all this time on my hands but am really restricted as I can't get to the fabric stashed in the roof or under the stairs or pop to the shops for a reel of cotton and every little thing is such an effort. Luckily I have the making of tea thing down to an art now. Got to have my tea fix. It's the law don't you know..
Anyway, I can't think of anything much else to tell you, it's all just on pause really but I thought I'd pop by here, my poor neglected blog. If you're interested, I've recently discovered the joys of Instagram (far easier than trying and failing to write a blog post on my phone!) I'm on there as  @vintageprettyshabby. It would be lovely if you popped by and said hello!

Cheerio for now x

Ps sorry if my blog looks a bit skew-whiff, I'm doing it via my iPad or phone rather than on a 'proper computer' and it won't play along nicely and re-size my piccies.

21 comments:

  1. A lovely, eclectic post phot-wise. Really enjoyed reading it all - except for feeling sorry re the broken leg.
    Hope you are hopping back to normality with speed. Those doglets need you in walking mode ASAP.
    Jenni

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  2. Ouch!! Nice to hear from you and don't worry about the garden you can soon whip it back into shape when you're fit.

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    1. Thankyou TCG!... I do hope I can whip the garden back into shape, my goodness it's overgrown! x

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  3. So very sorry to hear about your break. Wish I could pop over and help you. Did the other dog's owner leave you stranded with a broken leg? How on earth did you manage? I broke my wrist falling in an icy field one winter and remember too well the difficulty in getting myself and two dogs home. Can't imagine doing it with a broken leg though. Take calcium supplements and you will mend even faster.

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  4. Hello Kathleen, luckily I have good neighbours and lots of sisters! The dog owner did indeed leave me stranded, I wasn't knocked over but I couldn't walk, I don't think either of us realised it was broken at the time but she must of seen me still clinging to the fence as she walked away across to the other side of the park! Luckily I live a few yards from the park and a passer by saw me and helped me home. Thank goodness I wasn't far away or had to drive, I hadn't got a phone on me or anything!
    Even a few yards seems like a mile when your leg doesn't work! ( ouch about your wrist by the way! Eek holding the leads! Hope it wasn't too far home!)Thanks for the tip about the calcium tablets, I'll definitely look out for those, another lady said take some vitamins and drink lots of milk! Xx

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    1. Find some chocolate chewable calcium if you can. It's almost as good a candy!

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  5. Well, if you're going to break a bone, you might as well do it as properly as possible! I hope you have your minions and they fetch and carry as much as possible. Heal well and quickly, your pups and your garden will be much happy when you're up and back to normal!

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    1. Yup! My thoughts exactly!
      Thanks pogonip x

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  6. I love the garden, I love the dogs.....will be following you now.
    janice

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    1. Thanks Janice .. The more the merrier I say! x

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  7. Gosh, poor you, I am amazed that you got home at all even with help. When you get more mobile and the metal thing off your leg try sitting in a Jacuzzi its heaven when the bones ache. Its better than painkillers. When I badly broke my arm, I went to a gym just to use the jacuzzi, it helped to get my wrist to flex again. Take care Sharon

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    1. Ooh good tip Sharon! Thanks. Hmmmm now who do I know with a jacuzzi...

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  8. Did you take the cast off?Hope you feel better an dont have any pain.

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    1. Hello! Yes the cast is off at last, just got to learn to walk properly now, thanks for your message x

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  9. Hello there I have your blog in my favourites and was just going through when I saw this lovely post/ well lovely for me to read but not such good things happening to you. I took my redundancy in April so have also become addicted to HUH. Glad to see you got your building work in the house done before the leg incident! I still feel guilty when I sit down after working but am talking myself into it more and more. Noone reads my blog anymore - I don't post much but I think FB has taken over do you?

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    1. Hello Catherine, I wrote a reply to ŷou a while ago to you but it's gone awol for some reason! Anyway thanks for your message, I think you're right Facebook and Instagram seem to be the place to go to these days! I must admit they're a darn site easier to post to or just to tick a 'like' box to show you're reading.im sorry to hear you had to take redundancy but I hope it's all worked out for you and you're enjoying being at home... I think I like being at home a bit too much at the moment, now I'm out of plaster, I can get about a bit more and do little jobs I've been putting off. I'm making a blind for the bathroom at the moment. It's a bit of a pain if I run out of milk though, I'm not quite managing a walk to the shops just yet! I shall think of you now when I watch homes under the hammer..I didn't think much of today's properties though! A loo! x

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  10. Ooops! bad dog and what a naughty owner to disappear and not help you. Love your blog and always a tad sad when there isn't a new post (selfish haha). Glad you're on the mend. Sending hugs of happiness to you and yours this Christmas Season. Julie (Malvern) x

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  11. Hello just found your blog , Its fantastic , looking forward to looking back at your older posts xxx

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    1. Ah thanks, that's very kind of you to say! X

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