Thursday, October 23, 2008

There go my Labour Weekend gardening plans!


At the fracture clinic there was a very distraught little girl in the waiting room. Her Mum was trying hard to cheer her up. 'Look!' she said, pointing at me and my cast, 'Look at that lady! That's what you're going to have, too. Isn't that cool?!'

Her mum looked at me somewhat pleadingly, so I felt compelled to smile and nod. 'Yes, it's really cool. Really. I love it. It's great.'

I don't know how I feel about this thing of telling little lies just to get someone else through something difficult.

Parents do it a lot. So do politicians, I think.

13 comments:

Bron said...

Oh no!! You poor thing!
Still could be worse I suppose...hehe - could be both?! ;-)
Hope you can enjoy the 'time off' with a good book or two!

Johanna Knox said...

Hi Bron - thanks for the sympathy (I'm shamelessly seeking it at the moment!! :o) Both - yes. That would definitely be worse. I reckon my right arm might be worse too!

Alas, no time off - am in the midst of the busiest period of work I've had all year - plus some voluntary work of sorts. My to-do list is looking a bit insane!!

Nikki said...

Oh, poor you!

Yeah, I feel the same about being drawn into (or hearing about) that sort of conversation too...

Ruth said...

How did that happen??

Johanna Knox said...

I slipped down a steep, wet, concrete drive with a big load of heavy bags. (Collecting our milk, eggs, and meat ... broke my ankle but saved the eggs!!)

Ruth said...

ouch!! sending you sympathy...

Johanna Knox said...

Thanks. Only my own stupidity to blame really. Keep thinking of pivotal moments of decision where if I'd just decided to take the *other* option, I would still be cast-free.

If I had have decided to wear the shoes with better grip ...

If I had have decided that I could be a few more minutes late for the meeting I was headed to, and take it all more slowly down the path ...
(Late is better than never ...)

I do hate those if-onlys.

Jez said...

Crap!

You have my sympathies, coz I've broken enough to know what it's like.

Andrea said...

Gah! OMG poor you! Anything I can do to help?

Anonymous said...

Hi Johanna, how awful! Wishing you a speedy recovery period. I guess most of your activities will keep going but I hope you'll find time to put your poor foot up and accept some TLC. What kind of work do you do? Warm regards Esther R.

Johanna Knox said...

Hi Jez and Andrea - thanks for the sympathy. Yeah, neither of you are strangers to the frustration of injuries are you! (Although you get yours from doing more exciting things.)

I'm a total fracture noob.

Feel so trapped, and as the global economy goes to hell in a handbasket, all I want to be doing is getting out there and planting my veges and herbs! But can't!

Hi Esther - thanks for your kind thoughts. I'm a writer. Work some of the time in the museum sector - exhibition writing etc., and the rest of the time in freelance journalism. xx

Free said...

Aww man that cast is just begging to be scribbled on ;)

Sending happiness & health your way for a quick recovery. You're not missing much in the garden with this weather!

Johanna Knox said...

Thanks! I get a new fibreglass cast this Thursday that I might be able to put some weight on. I suppose I will have to choose a colour that is scribble-on-able ... (Am thinking purple ...)