Thursday, 24 February 2011

Minx in a Muddle

I don't normally need help to get into a mess. Since my head injury I frequently reverse things (hot instead of cold, up instead of down etc). This can lead to mild confusion i.e. when I say I've injured my left knee instead of my right. Or complete chaos when I write a message asking someone to do the exact opposite of what I want them to do, then misread a text message by reversing one word and omitting another... Confused yet? Try being me for a bit ;-) Better still try writing a book and having to laboriously check everything a million times.

However someone up there must be bored and has decided to assist this week in upping the mayhem quota - resulting in an x-ray technician x-raying the wrong part of me ('Computer says do what's on the form' never mind the human patient in front of you telling you it's wrong) and being given a faulty TENS machine which emitted random, unexpected surges so powerful they made my muscles jerk. Quite difficult when you're trying to talk to people and they have no idea you're hooked up. Funny? Well not if the electrodes are attached to you it's not, no...

Even my dogs have decided to lend a paw. Two nights ago Poppy (left) managed to lock me out of my house. It seems mildly amusing now she was able to shoot the bolt across the kitchen door, leaving me trapped in the garden room but I assure you it wasn't so funny at the time. Daredevil in a splint was on the other side of the door (up to goodness knows what circus antics) and I was shoe-less, phone-less and in dire need of the loo.
As my keys were still on the inside of the front door my initial plan of waiting for someone with a key to turn up and rescue me was pointless. Instead I had to traipse through the mud in my socks, climb through a hedge into next door's garden and try not to look too deranged when I knocked on the door. Thankfully the neighbour is a forensic police person who managed to break open the door and then replace the lock without any visible sign that the door had been forced. It's a little worrying someone can break in and replace the lock without me noticing but for the moment I'm merely relieved I didn't have to ring the fire brigade. Otherwise I would now be in the 'stupidest reasons for callout' book.

Enough is enough. I'm taking a deep breath and putting an end to the recent spate of bad luck. At least I have my Mills and Boon 'Make a Bag out of a Book cover' comp win to cheer me up (my entry is below). Although the email address I was given to claim my kindle prize doesn't seem to be working... Perhaps I need to take another deep breath ;-)

7 comments:

scarlet wilson said...

Think your bag looks fabulous and it was a well deserved win Lorraine!

Joanne Coles said...

Oh Lorraine, I'm not sure whether to LOL at your terrible luck with Poppy locking you out or give you a big hug.

Although, personally, I think I'd have wanted to ring the fire brigade ... somehow ... hey, maybe after the nice neighbour let you back in you could've got locked out again but this time with your phone?

Ok I'll shut up about my fireman obsession now. I blame that Judy Jarvie!!

Jackie Ashenden said...

Oh, did you win?? I didn't know! Congrats m'dear! It was such an awesome bag!! Yay for Kindles. :-) Hope you're having a better time of it now...

Elissa Graham said...

Why is it that our beloved furkids only do something amazing at exactly the wrong time? I mean if someone had been chasing you and Poppy had slammed the door shut and then locked it, thus ensuring your safety she would have been up for a medal but "Look what I can do Mummy" when you're shoeless, phoneless and keyless is a tad less impressive. And then all your other little disasters - well all I can say is: you poor lamb!

Hope everything goes perfectly for you from now on. Tillie sends Pip recovery kisses.

Lacey Devlin said...

What clever fur children! Full points :) I'm so glad that it all worked out ok. May a forensic scientist live next door to everyone with intelligent pets :)

Sally Clements said...

Thank goodness for neighbours, and boo for silly technicians not listening to the patient!
Lovely bag, every time I see that pic I'm SOOO impressed!

Lorraine said...

Thanks for all the comments guys :-)
*slaps wrist for forgetting to reply to you*
Haven't actually been able to get a reply from anyone at M&B about the non-working email address to claim my kindle. If anyone has any bright ideas let me know!
xx