Monday, December 22, 2008

OUCH part 2, black and blue

went to the airport on saturday night to pick up jenny and great nanny noo noo who are here for Christmas.
it was absolutely freezing.
and it was late by the time they got thru passport control and luggage pickup etc.
and they had absolutely loads of luggage.
so we brought the truck.
the tailgate was frozen shut.
and we hadn't taken the car seat out of the back of the truck.
so we had to pile jenn, great nanny noo noo and about four suitcases and two lots of hand luggage into the back.
the ride home took about an hour and they were buried underneath luggage for the whole journey!
and nowhere to spread out because of the car seat!
neither of us had the strength to fiddle with the tailgate in the parking lot because he is still too weak and my shoulder is absolutely uselss and we were all just numb with cold.
first of all i have tendinitis in it and now i have the recent tussle with the basement wall to add insult to injury.
my head hit the wall but my shoulder took the brunt of the impact first!
see evidence below.

i went for a mammogram today.
'what on earth happened to you?' the technician asked.
i hadn't realized the bruise had turned so multi-coloured.
"i jumped up to answer the phone and i fell over the cat when i stuck my foot in my p.j. bottoms and i bashed my head thru the drywall." i explained.
"oh!" she replied. "who was on the phone then?"
i don't think i will be wearing an off the shoulder little black dress this festive season.


ChiTown Girl said...

Holy Mother of God!! That looks so painful! Oh, you poor dear! I hope you're on the mend soon!

Sara said...

you need some of that bruise cream - arnika or something its called or get someone to kiss it better!
Lots of love S x
Martin says "what a plank!"

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is a pretty one!!! you are lucky she did not report spousal abuse by MOH. :)
The funny thing is, My Mom took a spill this week and hurt herself in a dept store. She is bruised all over and in lots of pain. She also is going for a mamo today. And her boob is bruised...wonder what she will tell the tech. ???
Glad the family made it in, even though you stuffed them like sardines.

Stinking Billy said...

clippy, black strap - who's a sexy sod, then? ;-) x

wor vron said...

aawww poor sis hope Jenny and Noo noo will give you lots of tlc this christmas -lots of love to you all xxx

Gill - That British Woman said...

that bruise is nasty.......enjoy your company......I have a good last minute recipe to be posted on my blog tomorrow.


Lakeland Jo said...

Ouch-that is very sore looking. Looks like you have been in a fight down the Bigg Market. (sorry other readers- Geordie speak only)

Expat mum said...

More Geordie - Bliddy hell, that must have knacked!

Helen said...

I know you said it yurself but you really had a lucky escape to get away with just bruises & nothing broken (except the wall of course), Hope you kicked the fata**ed cat anyway. Glad Jen & Noo noo are with you for much needed moral and physical support!!& I hope your mammogram was less painful than my last one - my left t** was almost squashed flat & it hurt like hell! You painted such a comically vivid picture of your a over t accident I peed myself laughing at it -How it did cheer up an otherwise gloomy day. God Bless us every one!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My goodness gracious that looks painful.

I must say your blue eyes are set off stunningly by the purple bruise though!

Anonymous said...

Ouch. That looks painful. Lots of ice will make it go down faster