Her Indoors!

I know I spend too much time inside. The days go by and pass into weeks and I start to get cabin fever as I get fed up of my four walls! 

I had plans to go out but one time I’d forgotten to charge my wheelchair, another I’d forgotten the girls were coming home from school early and I’d not left enough time, and finally, plans were scuppered when my eldest had to go and buy new glasses instead after breaking hers in a fall.

If I’m honest, I’ve not been feeling too good and it’s much nicer to sit cosy on my settee with my book and crochet. Or maybe I have been too lazy?

This week is half term and today we took the kids to the local farm to carve their pumpkins. It was a lovely day, the kids had fun and I was happy for a while that I’d made it out. 

The Little Man concentrating on his pumpkin

Going Out is Not All it’s Cracked up to Be!

The hour in the tent for the pumpkin carving passed by quickly. The kids then did a treasure hunt in the farm shop where they had to hunt for clues in return for a little bag of  sweet treats. I do love the farm shop, they sell some lovely things from fruit and veg, meat and cheese, to chocolate, wine and really nice gifts. Today, I just wasn’t feeling up to shopping though, so we rushed around with the kids and they collected their treats before we left.

Outside in the car park we discovered that someone had hit our car! It was only a small bump, but the damage was visible. This is not actually ‘our’ car but the brand new courtesy car that we have while ours is being fixed. I actually felt sick. 

We got home and while walking through the door I felt a massive pain in my back which set off a spasm and I went stiff and unable to move. It took my two adult children to hold me up while Graham fetched my wheelchair. 

Now, I’m wishing we hadn’t gone out at all. I can only hope the pain eases soon. 

And Graham is faced with calling the car hire company about the bump.

Other News

We’ve had some friends going through a tough time this week and we’ve done our best to be there for them. This means countless hours on the phone and having them around twice in one week when we normally see them about once every three months. Hopefully they are through the worst though and things will get better for them now.

We have another friend that had to go into hospital for an operation, she’s home and recovering now. 

And my eldest daughter fell on a loose slab outside the university smashing up her face as well as her glasses. 

All in all, it’s not really been the best of weeks, but things can only get better. Can’t they?

Debs Random Writings


  1. October 30, 2018 / 12:02 pm

    Sounds like you had a rough week too! I hope your daughters glasses were able to be repaired. #keepingitreal

  2. October 30, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Your excursion didn’t turn out well I’m afraid. I hate that people hit cars and drive away like it’s nothing but I’m more concerned about your welfare. Sending you warm thoughts and hope you feel better soon. #keepingitreal

  3. October 30, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    Ugh! Sometimes it would have been better to stay indoors. I hope the kids had a good time. That is rotten luck about the bump to the car.
    I hope next week is better for you x

  4. November 1, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Hello Anne,

    Sorry to hear that your week has not been the very best. It’s easy to say just to focus on the positives but in truth, it’s good to acknowledge the negatives, spend some time complaining about it, and then to move on. I hope that the following days and weeks are better for you.


  5. November 3, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    Hi Anne, OooOOOooo you have had a bit of a week! The pumpkin carving and treasure hunt sounds like they were fun, but what a damper the car prang was? I hope the insurance company took it easy on Graham and that your pain has now subsided. I bet you’ll not be too keen to get out for a while again now? Which is a shame… Being a friend when it counts is what being a true friend is all about, I have no doubt your friendship has helped your friends through their rough patch…Faces are never the best thing to land on. I hope your daughter’s dignity was damaged more than her face!

    Thank you for popping over and linking up with #keepingitreal.


  6. November 4, 2018 / 10:02 am

    you have had a tough time this week, i too woulod feel sick if someone damaged my car and drove away, hire car or not, it’s very unsettling. #keepingitreal

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