My daughter has turned into Saffy from Ab Fab (Absolutely Fabulous - British sitcom). She thinks she has very irresponsible parents. I protest, we are merely a bit daft.
Kat gave us a gift before she left for Brize today, a pair of plastic tongs so that Paul could avoid electrocution by using metals ones for getting toast out of the toaster.
Early this morning she told me to be careful when taking Rick out because it was still a bit dark. In my defence my mishap would have happened in exactly the same way in broad daylight. It had been raining and the white frosty winter wonderland had disappeared so it did not occur to me that the ground was slick and shiny with ice, not merely wet. It happened very quickly, one minute I was walking towards our driveway and then the next moment I was up in the air. I came down to earth with a terrific thump and then slid along the ice, gradually coming to a halt next to the car.
I managed to get into a sitting position to find Rick next to me, shaking and trying to keep upright on the ice. Kat had heard my shriek and came hurrying to the front door with Paul. I warned them to stay away, otherwise they too would slip on the treacherous black ice. I grabbed the car door handle and pulled myself upright. Walking alongside the car I passed the dog lead to Kat who pulled Rick to safety, and I eventually managed to get back indoors.
I am now nursing a painful wrist, a bruised butt and suffering Saffy’s admonishments of “I told you to be careful.”
Sounds awful. Hope you don't suffer too much and recover soon. It's scary having a fall.ReplyDelete
It was very painful and quite a shock.Delete
As I can confirm with my broken hip last October - it is easy to be wise after the event.ReplyDelete
That is so true Pat.Delete
Lucky you didn't break a wrist. Take care and water on top of ice is deadly.ReplyDelete
I'm not absolutely sure I haven't broken something.Delete
Glad you were able to get up and get inside to safety. Ice is dreadfully scary to me and I avoid going out when I see icy patches. Hope you rest, relax and recover quickly!ReplyDelete
I had no inkling it was icy outside.Delete
That was a shocking fall. I loved AbFab, remember all the champagne they drank?ReplyDelete
They were so funny.Delete
So sorry to hear about your fall. You need Arnica and sympathy in equal measure! Take care and try to persuade Rick he doesn't really need a walk when it's icy underfoot.ReplyDelete
I usually send Paul out when it's icy. Vey extreme and unusual conditions outside today.Delete
Ab Fab is one of my all time favorites and when I saw your blog post title I immediately knew what you were referencing! Haha!ReplyDelete
Do be careful...sometimes Saffy was worth listening to!
She's usually right but at least she joins in with the glasses of fizz.Delete
Oh dear.I do hope you havn’t broken your wrist.A neighbour warned us the other day about the black ice so we stayed indoors.It looked perfectly safe to us.We didn’t venture out for two days but that means no exercise so doesn’t help my weight gain during COVID.ReplyDelete
Just didn't occur to me that it was icy after it had been raining. My weight will definitely go up now.Delete
Ouch!! Been there, done that but with no serious injuries. Hope you will be fine in a day or two.ReplyDelete
I certainly don't bounce as well as I used to.Delete
Black ice is so dangerous. It is invisible until we slip and fall. I hope you have no wrist fractures as they do take a while to heal. Take care and rest to heal.ReplyDelete
It took me so much by surprise. Well strapped up today so hopefully it will mend soon.Delete
You are so lucky! I had a similar fall and ended up with a plate, 4 screws and 2 pins in my ankle. As a consequence I have terrible arthritis in it 25 years later. Maybe a run around the garden will be good enough for Rick until it's nicer out. Hope you didn't break your wrist.ReplyDelete
I hoping it's just a sprain because I don't fancy visiting any hospitals right now. You were very unlucky with your ankle.Delete
May I suggest a Cottage Loaf or something similar. Big slices of toast come out easier! I need Saffy here to warn me not to do stupid things. I tore a muscle in my left arm yesterday; lifting heavy Oak longs. Silly me.ReplyDelete
It's so hard to do things one handed isn't it? Unfortunately I have discovered I can still vacuum with one hand.Delete
Hope that you haven't broken anything. Did your fall feel like slow motion and you have time to wonder what is going to hurt the most?ReplyDelete
There was definitely a moment before I 'landed' that I thought "this is going to hurt".Delete
Oh Gawd Sue!! Put some hooch in your tea & stay indoors! Brings back memories of my great fall - in front of a running car, in the drive, in front of the neighbors! came down on my wrist & knee about a half inch from a major face plant & had to crawl through the snow to my patio to get myself up. I wore a wrist brace for 6 weeks. I'm glad I did it 15 years ago & not today.ReplyDelete
At least I didn't suffer the embarrassment of my neighbours seeing me fall.Delete
I hope that by now you have recovered from that nasty fall Sue. You should consider having several CCTV cameras installed around your property so that Kat can keep a watchful eye on the pair of you via her smartphone.ReplyDelete
My wrist is still painful; I've had to swap places with Paul on the sofa so that I can reach my glass of wine. (Kat would just love that CCTV idea.)Delete
People need to quit falling down! This is a direct order from America...where there appears to be little to no order at the moment. Glad you're okay, no butts about it.ReplyDelete
It was the first time I have ever slipped up on ice like that, hopefully the last time!Delete