Monday, April 28, 2008

Hmmmm....

Hey There !!

Well, once again, after promising to resume regular blogging, it has been more than three weeks since my last post !! Time flies, doesn't it.

Life has continued to be busy, keeping me away from all you amazing people.

Chicky had a bit of an accident a couple of weeks back ... whilst crossing the road, she stepped off the kerb into a drain ... twisting and fracturing her ankle. We took her to the hospital, where they put her in plaster, saying she wasn't to put any weight on that foot for the time being, and made an appointment for her in a week's time. Two days before the appointment, Chicky was having a bath (her foot was covered with cling wrap, and was haning over the edge of the bath, to keep it dry), and when she stood up after her bath, of course the water went running down her leg, into the plastic, and down into the cast. Fortunately, it was only a half cast (a back slab, they called it, and it was bandaged up to keep it on her leg ... mainly to support the ankle, I guess), and we were able to remove it, before it got all mooshy and yucky !! Went to the appointment with the Orthopeadic (spelling !?!?!) Surgeon, who said the fracture was quite minor, and she was told that she could resume using the foot, using common sense (now, do teenagers have common sense !?!?!). She was given an elastic sock/bandage thingy, just to give her a bit of support. At this stage, she is still limping a little bit, the ankle gets tired and achy quickly, but is well on the mend. She can easily climb up and down stairs now, and is even attempting to run a little. I guess netball will still be a couple of weeks away, although she may attempt her dance class next week (she can easily sit out anything that is too awkward on the ankle).

Poor kid, she is having a bad run ... I picked her up early from school today ... she now has tonsilitis !! At this moment, she is coughing herself stupid, has a temperature, and generally feels like crap. She is on anti-biotics, and paracetemol. I'm guessing that as soon as the anti-biotics kick in, she will start feeling better !!

We went to a 50th birthday party last Saturday ... Hubby's brother's. It was an interesting night, to say the least. Saw some people who we hadn't seen for many years ... now that was an experience ... say no more !!

I have been doing a bit of scrapbooking ... that is fun ... and enjoying going through all my photos, picking out those I want to scrapbook. I have also enjoyed scouring through all the scrapbooking shops in the area ... wow, there is so much gorgeous stuff out there ... it would be easy to go mad and spend a fortune !! I am going to a scrapbooking show this upcoming weekend, in East Burwood, with a friend. Should be good ... lots of stuff to look at (and buy, LOL).

Not sure if I've mentioned it previously, but in August, I am going on a girls weekend to Phillip Island ... scrapbooking. Yes, a scrapbooking weekend !! And I can't wait. I have never been on a weekend away without my hubby and Chicky, never been on a girl's weekend. My friend, RL, scolded me, and told me that I should go on one, and invited me to join her and a couple of other friends on this upcoming weekend. I discussed it with Hubby and Chicky, and they encouraged me to go. Soooo, it is all paid for and organised. Now we just have to wait for August !!!

A couple of weeks ago, I caught up with some fellow bloggers for a 60th birthday lunch. Gina, whose birthday it was, was there ... as was Lee-Ann, Brigid, and another friend of Gina's, Jann. It was a lovely few hours ... we lunched at the Cherry Hill Tavern in Doncaster ... yummy food, good company, lots of chit-chat.

Ummm, not sure that I can think of anything else at this stage !!!

Hope you are all happy and healthy, and keeping out of mischief !!

Enjoy the upcoming weekend ...


Take care,

17 comments:

Clare O said...

First the ankle and now the throat- poor girl! Hope she's feeling heaps better soon.

megz_mum said...

O no! What bad luck with the ankle! Good to see you back blogging though:)

Gina E. said...

Hi Connie - sorry to hear about Chicky. Just as well it didn't happen while you were on holidays. Nothing like those events to spoil a good vacation!
Thanks for the mention of my 60th - it was actually the best part of my day! We must do it again soon - Val is keen and I think Helen will be too, if I can pin her down.

Greeneyes said...

Meow ,
Just checking in to see how little Chicky is???Wow , she has been getting hit hard , ,poor girlie , How is the Tonsils now???Pesky things, cant even blame that on BOY Kooties LOL(WINK)
I wish her well and drink little one drink ,drink, drink!!flush those germs :)
Hang in there Mum , bet youve been a wreck worried ,take care of you too !!HUGS sweet friend

Thanks for the heat , outside today and wow no shivering LOL and I wish I could join you on your girls weekend scapbooking , I keep buying the Lotto tickets but they say the numbers are wrong,LOL;)


Greeneyes

Dawn said...

Poor Chicky. I hope she's feeling much better by now.

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Hi Connie! I am sorry to hear about Chicky. I hope she will feeling much better soon!

Kylee said...

I hope she starts feeling better soon. I hope all is well.

Pearl said...

Poor girl...I bet she is a bit blue. Tell her to rest good and she will be back up having fun really soon.

You have so much to see with that scrapbooking getaway. I have so many goodies for embellishing your pages...The sky is the limit.

Hugs,

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Chicky's ankle sounds painful.

More blogs please, Connie!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Poor chicky is NOT having it easy!!! Best wishes to her! *hugs*

CiscoKid said...

Indeed a long time. Hope your daughter is better. "Another outing"???
Lucky !!

Deb said...

A scarpbooking vacation. What a splendid idea.

Heidi said...

I'm coming out of my my blog break on this very special day...

Take a look at my new Blog Post :)

Hugs xo

Michael Manning said...

So sorry to hear this news about Chicky. My thoughts and prayers are with her!

MEOW on a scapbook party! That sounds FUN. Sorry I goofed up your Guestbook signing in 3 times. I blame my stupid computer. lol!

Jeanette said...

Hi Connie, Sorry to hear Chicky hurt her ankle then on top of that a bad throat,, Hope she is well on the mend . take care,,

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Welcome back. I hope Chicky is OK.

Snow White said...

sorry to hear about chicky, it never rains but it pours with kids, my four have all had the cold, I got food poisoning and then bronchitis lol must be the season. take care for now
shona
xx