Monday, July 25, 2011

Sick, broken and in chaos

"Gee, you must be sick if you haven't sewn for three days!"
The words spoken by my husband on Saturday.

Yep, I've been sick. Very sick. Coughing and spluttering all over the joint. Worse though, now that I am feeling better, I am also now broken. We decided yesterday to shift rooms in our house. I've been enjoying the luxury of a HUGE sewing space for about 2 years and it was always going to come to an end one day. Unfortunately, moving furniture up and down the stairs hasn't agreed with my back. According to my physiotherapist, I'm not very strong. This probably means that we should have asked for help to get the mattress and chest of drawers upstairs, rather than lugging it up ourselves. Worse again, is that my sewing space is in a woeful state of chaos. Crap on top of crap, on top of fabric, on top of patterns. It makes me want to cry looking at it!

But enough about me. How about the kids? Well, Adele is now sick and horribly clingy. James is just his regular middle child self and Ollie, well he's broken too.
Just his arm though. It only took four hours in Emergency last night to confirm that the reason why he hadn't moved  his arm for over a day, was because it was broken. Talk about mummy guilt! Not realising the kid had a broken arm for over a day! He only fell a very short distance off an empty cardboard box at mum and dad's house, but clearly it was bad enough to warrant a cast. It's just a hairline fracture though, so probably won't be in a cast for long.

So there is my sad and sorry situation right now.

The good things right now that are stopping me from getting too down:
 - Ollie is happy about his plaster cast.
 - Adele went straight to bed tonight
 - The boys love their new room
 - My husband is being extremely sympathetic about my back
 - My physiotherapist is pretty awesome and I was able to celebrate my visit to him by tying my shoelaces before I left his office.
 - I got into the university tutorials that I wanted
 - I won a cute retro sewing pattern from Justine
 - I'm heading out to dinner with some good girlfriends tomorrow night
 - Tomorrow is a daycare day and even though Adele will be with me, one is easier than three!

I am hopeful that the rest of the week will be undramatic and easy. How are you tracking right now? Any dramas to speak of?


  1. Oh dear, that is a crappy week!
    My sore back is just due to an overly attached non-napping 2.5 year old who want to be carried everywhere. Although I did shed a tear or two a few weeks back when I couldn't move the massive cupboard in our garage on my own.... weakling!
    I hope you are feeling better really soon.

  2. You poor thing! Don't beat yourself up about your little one's arm. They're kids and it happens and you were sick and hurt to boot!

    All you need to do is get your sewing space organized and whip up some Liberty goodness!

  3. This soon will pass and you will be back with another AWESOME sewing space and beautiful projects completed...and health!

    Enjoy the break from sewing!! I am ready for one...I have been enjoying a break from the family to sew but am a bit over it and ready for the balance to return!!

  4. Rx - a cute little TNT, (don't worry about the arm, I did exactly the same thing with my daughter - no long term damagel). Hugs, hope you and Adele feel better soon x


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