Monday, 19 September 2011

The ups and downs of everyday life.

Good afternoon

Thanks for all the comments on my last post. I was right Scooby disappeared off upstairs with little son and was last seen in the heap of cuddlies that still share his space every night.

Its been an interesting week - I am surprised how quickly each day goes even those when I'm home alone. I guess that might be to do with how slow I am at doing things - even a simple trip upstairs to get washed and dressed takes about 45 minutes - I can normally get sorted in under 20 minutes. 

Anyhow the ups;

A trip to Aldeburgh on Friday lunchtime - we sat in the car on the sea-wall eating fish & chips - blissful - was lovely and blustery and the sea spray was coming in the car window :)

My wonderful sisters who've been visiting loads. One sister is keeping me supplied in books - I've said I don't mind which authors - I'm happy to read anything. I read these 3 last week - would recommend all of them to you.

A pretty CKish blouse found by a sister in a charity shop - can't wait to wear this when I can wear my skirts again.

The same sister on a shopping trip spotted this cardi and bought it for me - its actually hot pink and red - the light in the kitchen isn't great for taking pics.

The downs;

This great metal frame that's been plastered into my cast since last Monday - its meant to help me walk but I am struggling with it. It does allow me to stand for a little while without my sticks but only a few minutes.

The doctor at the hospital rejected my shoe choice last week (converse pumps) - apparently they are not supportive enough. Instead he recommended some trainers that would be suitable for running. Never has the purchase of new shoes been so awful. I am not a trainer girl and it pained me to spend money on something so ugly. Again the colours aren't great - these are shocking pink and black - no way was I going to wear white trainers. At least teamed with a flowery sock they are ok and I must admit they have eased the aches in my good knee.

I discovered this morning that an important date had passed me by - this little blog was 2 on Saturday. I think a belated party and giveaway will be held once this silly plaster cast has been removed. 

Right off now to enjoy the peace & quiet before the boys come home from school.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Floss said...

Hello Vicki - your last comment made me laugh because that's exactly what I'm doing too! I'm glad that there are at least some 'ups' for you at the moment.

Miss Magpie said...

I had a similar telling off from my doctor when I tore the tendon in my foot. Apparently Converse are not the thing for poorly feet! Luckily I had a pair of lace up leather brogue-type trainers from skechers which got the nod of approval so I didn't have to buy new ones.

WoodbankCrafts said...

Oh dear, I must have missed that you had broken yr foot. Hopefully your well on the mend.

Great clothes choices from your sister.

It's good when people get books for as you get books you may not choose yourself but end up really enjoying :) x

Vix said...

I'm glad you're being looked after, it must be so frustrating. I was so miserable after my hip replacement, there's nothing worse than relying on other people when you're used to being independent.
Lovely floral blouse and cardi. Shame about the trainers but if they make the recovery speed up a little it's worth the fashion faux pas. xxx

Pomona said...

You poor thing - it must be so frustrating! And to have to buy shoes that you really don't like is a real pain - I hope it is not too much longer before you are bouncing about again.

Pomona x

Ellouise88 said...

Glad to hear there are some up sides to your situation! Happy 2nd bloggy birthday and enjoy the reading.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Sorry to hear your leg traumas are still going on, why on earth did they think sticking a table leg in your cast would help - have they ever tried walking or standing with such a thing? Take care. x

Claire said...

what would we do without our families? That frame does look kind of awkward.
I need to go to Aldeburgh for fish and chips, havent been at all this year i dont think!
Henham was good, i think the stalls were better this year although the craft tents were definetely lacking stalls compared to previous years!

harmony and rosie said...

I've just been reading through your last posts as I was a bit confused (I was away at the end of August). Sorry to hear about your eventful reunion, and hope you're on the mend. What a way for it to happen, I bet you'll have a hard time living that one down?!
Take care x

Scarlett said...

What a wonder sister and lovely goodies. What a pain about the cast, i must have missed a post about this so going to catch up on your blog, i hope you are on the mend soon, and its a bummer about not being able to don the converse, i'd have a trainer problem too if i ever had to wear a cast. Love Scarlett x

Catherine said...

Some nice goodies there! Plan a nice shoe shopping trip for when the plaster comes off! Cx

Claire said...

Hey Vicki, have had to back track to find out what you did...........that will be one school reunion to remember.
Funny what attracts us to read other blogs. I saw your thumbnail pic of your trip to Aldeburgh over at Bunny Mummy in amongst all the other bright crochet type blogs but yours appealed most. I love that sort of weather and eating fish and chips by the beach sounds like the best thing in the world.
You are so fortunate to have such thoughtful sisters .
Love the blouse and cardi they bought you.

Happy blog birthday and I hope your leg heals ASAP without any problems.

Claire :}

**Anne** said...

That plaster cast looks so uncomfortable especially with the metal bit sticking out. I can only imagine how it must get you down after a while.
Fish and chips at the beach, looking at a wild sea sounds like my sort of fun. I'd put lots of vinegar on my chips. Yummy.
I love the cardi. Hot pink and red, awesome! I hope you take a photo of you wearing it so we can see how it looks on you.
Sending big hugs,
Anne xx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

you do make me smile! I too had to but trainers recently - and struggled big time. In fact I looked a fool!
(you're working that look though)
Cardy with red AND pink stripes? good job you don't live closer - I'd be round for a cup of tea and a snaffle. Knowing you couldn't chase me!!!
fee x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

oooh, just read previous comment back...hoping you've retained your sense of humour.
Right, off on the school run - lets see how many mums I can offend before 9am!
f x

millefeuilles said...

Dear Vicki,

I came to you via Romi and Bob; I wish you all the best for a speedy (well as speedy as is possible) recovery.

I saw you left a comment at Romi and Bob about maybe doing a doll swap, or project.... I would be really interested in participating when you are up to it, of course.

Best wishes,


Romi and Bob said...

Ta for your comment on my blog. A doll swap would be great. I am a bit far though, is that ok? Or at Christmas time?
Your training shoe and sock combo looks cool to me. It must be so frustrating, so I hope it won't be for too much longer. xx

Shirl said...

Chin up old girl, not long now and the plaster will be off. Lovely cardi, gorgeous colours xxx

Lisa said...

Love the new items of clothing your sister bought you.
Hope the next pair of shoes you buy are completely fabulous!
Lisa x