Sunday, February 15, 2015
Size 12 concrete blocks
I saw this and immediately thought of River and Angel always trying to sit on the keyboard. Mind you knowing cats, they would expect you to put the laptop on the cat bed and let them have the desk.
I am hurting again. I folded up all the washing yesterday, bent down to pick up the washing basket while turning around, you know like chewing gum and walking at the same time. Perhaps I just had a hangover from watching Darcy Bussell's ballet programme on SBS and thought I was still graceful in my largeness. Graceful, maybe, ballerina balance, zero. I went down like a sack of spuds.
Unlike last time when I'd waxed my feet and slid across the carpet to land gently flat on my back, this time I knew if I tried to get up I'd really hurt myself. Bite the bullet and ring 000 again, oh the embarrassment, again. First slide on bum to the folded clothes and put a dress on since I'd planned to shower and wash my hair so was still in night dress at 4 in the afternoon.
They rang back 3 times to see how I was because I said it wasn't urgent, I was an experienced sitter on all surfaces and wasn't harmed. Last time they brought just the little pump up cushion, this time it looked like a life raft off the Costa Concordia. I slide over and the ginormous thing does its job and I feel like Titanic rising out of the depth in Clive Cussler's book. I stood up and walked to my chair, no problem. The ambo said it was for people much bigger than me, thank you, says I.
Of course I fell on the side where I'd ripped off the toenail last week, where I'd scratched the leg last week and now had carpet burn down the thigh. They asked if I was dizzy when I fell. No, I just need another two sizes on my feet to balance the arse and learn to do one thing at a time, like turn first, then bend to pick up. The BOH when he finds out will be round here to put a seat belt on the treadmill. I walk okay on that, I'm holding on. Walking to the shop this morning was sedate and close to every fence so I figured that was my exercise for today. That and keeping two steps ahead of the breakdown that's chasing me.