I think you had better get a cup of tea or coffee as this post has turned out to be WAAAY longer than I intended when I first started writing.....
10 days ago I fell down some steps.
There were only two of them but the lower one isn't as wide as the top one; I step off towards the side to avoid the big mud puddle that sits in the middle at the bottom of the step. AND because I am a sparky's wife we have lights in the sheds but NOT outside. It was night when I fell and my poor little boy was in my arms at the time. He was quite shocked to have his mummy suddenly fall screaming to the ground. Aside from the shock he was fine. I was not. LOL.
Somehow I made the long and painful trip into the hospital, funnily enough there was another patient in the emergency room (our hospital is small) with his ankle bound up in bandages and crutches near by! Good news, the Dr said he would eat his hat if I had broken bones in my foot and sent me home on crutches.
Crutches are not fun to use, especially in my circumstances. To leave the loungeroom/bedroom part of the house I have to go down about 7 very narrow and steep stairs (no railing of course); then negotiate about 25m of postholes (waiting for posts), uneven ground and lots of mud. This the only way to get to the bathroom and kitchen at present.
I can now hobble to the bathroom without the crutches almost causing another accident, which is much better.
Where the icepacks sat on my foot I only had mild yellow bruising come up. Amazing stuff that frozen water! The rest of my foot was not pretty. In the photo below the bruising has cleared up alot since it first came out.
Now I am hobbling about and helping more with everyday things but it will be another week or so before my foot is back to normal and pain free.
A few days ago my second youngest son, who is almost 5 yrs old, suddenly had a bad foot like mum. I found him lying on the lounge with pillows under his head and his foot, complete with ice pack!
Paper Bag Swap
I am making for Peg in the paperbag swap that with the Friends in Stitching webgroup that I involved with. She has sent me a stitchery (beautiful, as everything is that Peg makes!), two fat quarters, two buttons and some gorgeous ricrac to make SOMETHING for her!
I have no idea what yet, any ideas? Don't you just love how she decorated her paper bag? Just beautiful! My bag, that I sent to Leanne who is making for me, wasn't decorated nearly as creatively - sorry Leanne.
Part of the swap was that you had to put in something chocolate for your partner. Peg put in a couple of my favourite chocolates and some for the kids; but they aren't in the pic's as they were enjoyed last week when I was lounge bound. This is the back of Peg's gorgous bag.
While I have been laid up; between handing out extra chores and schooling the children; I have done some stitching. I already had the two little stitcheries done, and part of the house before my accident. Weeding the Garden should be finished tonight, all things going well. So when I am able to sit at the machine again I will have three blocks to put together for Gardeners Journal.
One day last week I had had enough of the stitcheries and decided it was high time that I got this pincushion made for DDs upcoming birthday. It is made from wool and was just divine to stitch on. DD went back and forth to the iron and did the pressing for me. LOL, a couple of pieces have a slightly brown tinge to them! So far she has forgotten that she asked me ages ago to make this for her.... The yellow pin is a pintopper, gorgeous!
Last of all Mr Busy has started to paint the house. I take ages to pick paint colours. He was in a rush and not happy because I hadn't decided. He didn't want to paint it mid to dark blue like I wanted so I told him to pick a colour. He chose violet from a traditional colour scheme, but I told him he had to have a darker colour as our windows, roof, gutter and fascia are all light in colour and we needed some contrast.
So the house is Intense Purple. I love the colour. I am not sure if it is right for the outside of the house though. Maybe I have been too used to seeing the white undercoat for the past four years???? Once the verandah sides are done I will be able to get a better idea of it. The only side painted at present doesn't have a verandah off it so it is rather exposed and bare looking.