It's only Wednesday and already its been a week of ups and downs here.
On Monday I travelled to Brisbane for the culmination of six months of (often painful) dental work and healing: the fitting of my new front tooth.
Not only am I now free of the denture that I’ve hated this whole time, but the dentists have done a wonderful job in the restoration. I was so thrilled at the result I felt like spinning Maria-style down the Queen Street Mall while singing “the hills are alive with the sound of music”. Of course, I didn't realise that at that same moment Lady Gaga was doing the same at the Oscars. For the record, after paying the final bill, my version would definitely been more poor nun that Hollywood glamour.
It was impossible to wipe the smile off my face. Until yesterday.
Yesterday I fell in a hole. Not one of those figurative holes that are dark but squishy so as to not leave any permanent marks. I fell in a literal hole. Worn by ex-TC Marcia over the weekend, one of the boards on the veranda gave way until my foot and I plummeted one leg through the deck until no more of my ample thigh would fit.*
It hurt. You know how when you drop something on your toe and you string all the swear words you know into one almighty curse? There was none of that. My leg was screaming so much, my brain couldn't form words. All I managed was owwwww.
It took me a while to retrieve the lower part of my leg from under the veranda. Seems without gravity pushing my 80 kilos at 9.8 m/sec2 my knee wouldn’t fit back through the hole. A few more goes saw my leg freed and I invested a lot of the holy-crap-there’s-only-forty-hours-until-we-leave-for New Zealand like this.
I’ve woken up much better this morning. I can catch up on the packing and I’m wearing a long dress to the wedding, so no one will see my killer bruise! I’m calling it a lucky escape.
how is your week progressing?
what did you think of Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music?
* This whole hole incident has made me grateful for the ample thighs I’ve spent most of my adult years trying to slim. If I’d had Hollywood thighs like Lady Gaga, I’d likely have spend yesterday afternoon pulling splinters out of my vajayjay.
Jodie@Fresh Home Cook says
Ouch indeed! I hope it heals quickly! Great news on the dental front though - what a relief it must be to know it is now done & dusted.
Oh & for the record, I would have loved to see you getting your Maria on!
Have a fabulous trip! xx
ouch!!! Hope it heals soon - and that you have a wonderful trip!
Oowweee!! I think you can definitely call that a lucky escape! On the plus side - wahoo for nonmore denture :)))
Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me says
Ouch my friend, silly Marcia seemed to be a thorn in so many people's 'thighs'! I hope you're not hobbling too much, but it's so great you're no longer toothless!!! Bon voyage and safe and fun trip and wedding x
Thighs are fabulous. After a spectacular fall down our steps last year I was very pleased to have my emergency rump to save me. Can't imagine the pain had I been lacking the extra bounce factor.
I hope it all reduces in colour and swelling very soon.
Owwww - you poor thing. But a leg wound sounds much less painful then the other option. Have a beautiful time at the wedding.
Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says
I hope by the time of the wedding you'll be looking just the ticket from tooth to toe! On the flip side, the tooth is the bit that everyone will see. Can't wait for the pics! x
Miss Chardy says
Oh no, you poor thing....all I can say is ouch!!! Have a great trip.
Oh your 'bright side' about the ample thigh is hilarious.
That happened to my friend (no the vejayjay bit, the hole bit) to my friend. In her house (rental!). Very glad you are ok.
Oh thank goodness! Now, you might think that's a odd thing to say, given that your leg effectively became part of your back deck BUT... I thought you were leading up to telling us that you'd chipped your beautiful new tooth in the process. But you didn't so YAY! I really, really hope you're ok. xxx
Mystery Case says
Ouch. Hope you are fully recovered for your trip. I missed the Oscars completely so haven't seen Lady Gaga's performance. Might need to go google it.
Cindy@Your KidsOT says
Oh you poor thing. None of this showed on your photo at the airport. Hope you are fully recovered to have a fabulous time in NZ. My week has been a rollercoaster too but nothing quite as physical -just stress and frustration and then good news...