Friday, May 29, 2009

I had a good trip


No bones broken – just a grazed knee and elbow and a big dent in my pride. I took a moment to get my breath back and regain composure – there’s a tendency to blub - and a van stopped to offer to take me home and a nice lady stayed with me until we could get me in an upright position. Having had fractures before I was immensely relieved that I was whole and as I was right outside the chemists determined to get what I had come for (my husband’s medication).


Someone told the chemist and I was offered a seat, drinks and a taxi but felt I could mange the walk home. As I was leaving another gentleman offered to drive me home – Minehead is like that - but I thanked him and embarrassed, exited by the wrong exit and had to return red- faced



On the way home I decided to gat a Daily Telegraph to cheer me up and found that when I had replenished my wallet before leaving the house I forgot to return it to my handbag so no DT. Fortunately I didn’t need money at the chemist. Clearly this is a day when I should lie low and that is what I intend to do now.

27 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Oh Pat :(
((hugs))

kenju said...

Pat, I am sorry that you fell. It sounds like a good day to stay home and be careful. I had a call this week from a birth family member; my bio mom fell and broke a rib and scraped her leg so badly you could see bone. Luckily neither of you broke a hip!

Queenie said...

I had to check the date to see if it was the 13th! Poor you, I hate days like that. Yes, stay at home - maybe even safely tucked up in bed! Tomorrow will be a better day.

debra said...

Some days are like that, aren't they. I'm glad you're ok.

rosneath said...

you take care, lie down with a nice cup of tea on a lounger in the garden!

belleek

john.g. said...

Oh, Mum2, sounds like a relaxing weekend away is in order! xxx

Z said...

Oh, sweetie. I'm glad you weren't hurt badly. It's so mortifying, isn't it? Take care xx

Nea said...

Hugs and kisses are now being blown south west towards you.

I had an accident this morning too, on my way to school. The brakes on my bike locked and my 9 year old coming up behind crashed into me. We had to use 3 big plasters, and lots of hugs and kisses.

Keith said...

Oh dear Pat! What on earth were you doing? Hope you feel better soon; better had a few stiff drinks to calm you down.

PI said...

Kim: I'm fine really. xox

Judy: I'm so pleased I didn't break anything except a bit of skin.

Queenie: I got off lightly and it's a lesson we oldies need constantly to remember - to look where we are going.

Debra: luckily I didn't have to do anything once I got home.

Belleek: I did go out in the garden in the late afternoon sun.

John.g: a quiet week-end here it will be:)

PI said...

Z: I thought of you and your fall and hope you are back to normal again.

Nea: thank goodness it wasn't anything worse. Big hugs back to you both:)

Keith: I crossed where there was a dip in the pavement for pedestrians to cross and must have forgotten there wasn't a kerb at the other side so missed my footing and fell forward. A very inelegant position to get up from. Silly me!

lom said...

You should have taken you walking pole! Take care Pat

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So sorry to read of your fall, Pat...We do become more vulnerable as we "get on" don't we? So glad you did not break anything, my dear....!

PI said...

LOM: you are absolutely right but I feel such a nana.

Naomi: all in all it was probably a good thing. A timely reminder that I'm not still 45:)

R. Sherman said...

I'm glad you're OK. Be careful, dear.

Cheers.

Krimo said...

All in all, a fruitless shopping trip to remember!
Glad you're ok.

PI said...

Randall: I will I will:)

Krimo: yes and the devil of it was I was out of soft fruit for a whole day.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Oh my goodness! I hope you are feeling better now.
Sx

PI said...

Scarlet: stiff and achey but otherwise fine thank you:)

Keith said...

All this sympathy! Now, if it had been me that fell, or any man for that matter, the comments would have been:

"Clumsy sod!", "Look where you're going!", and the classic; "Drunk as per usual were you?"

PI said...

Keith: don't begrudge me a few kind words - you know jolly well I would have been sympathtic but don't go falling about now.

Keith said...

Sorry Pat, I am genuinely sorry that you had a fall, and I would never begrudge you "tea an' sympathy"!

PI said...

Keith : forget the tea - make mine a kir.

rashbre said...

Sorry to hear about your trip.

On a brighter note, I'm surprised you didn't try to put the Telegraph down on 'expenses'?

PI said...

Rashbre: good thinking. I'm already saving receipts for when I make my pile:)

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

If you'd laid off the kir you might not have fallen over! ;)

PI said...

Daphne: how very uncharitable. It was 11 am - hours away from my last or my next kir.