Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Time To Perk Up!

So, yesterday wasn't so great. I let myself get right down in the dumps, to be honest. I was feeling as if I'd been stuck on this sofa for weeks now, that the heavy and uncomfortable cast had been on my leg forever, and I was fed up of feeling so flippin' useless! Also, we had a trip to London booked for this weekend, and (unrealistically, as it turns out) I'd been hoping we could still go if I cut right down on the activities I did and made full use of the help the attractions offer (I never knew that most London museums offer wheelchairs on loan, for example). Yesterday I finally accepted that there was no way I'd even manage the journey, never mind do anything while we were there, and I was pretty down about that :(

Today, though, I'm over it! We'll rearrange our trip to London for some time when I can make the most of it and we'll all have a much better time that way. I've got a film ready to watch later, a good book at my side, a new puzzle book to hand, and The Doctor has promised to bring chocolate home for me later :)

And if all else fails, I just need to look at this photo to guarantee a giggle:

The Tomboy at a school open evening a couple of weeks ago. Those static electricity thingummies (or, if you want to get technical - or accurate! - Van de Graaff generators) are always good fun, but it turns out she had just the right hair for a particularly crazy effect!

22 comments:

Mise said...

You've manage to maintain the good cheer extremely well, so a minor bout of misery is well-deserved. I hope The Doctor reads this post and doubles the chocolate quantities.

gayle said...

Poor Mel! I would be really cheesed off too :( hope you can make your London trip another time, the most important thing is you getting better :)

Mary B said...

Glad you have managed to turn your negative feelings into a more positive outlook and yes that is a great photo of The Tomboy. Bless her for giving her Mum something to giggle at

Jimjams said...

Chin up - there will be other opportunities - in the meantime, play games, watch movies, and snuggle up on the sofa with the loved ones!

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you've pulled yourself right out of that slump . . . and a promise chocolate makes it all better. That photo certainly made me smile this morning!

Karen said...

It's perfectly understandable that you 'd have a day of "down in the dumps!" It is a great photo to keep at hand, and I hope the new book is entertaining as well.

Sian said...

"Nothing lasts forever" my Grandpa used to say. It always seemed like a good mantra whichever situation he produced it for.

It's a great picture

Lizzie said...

Hey, look at the Tomboy's hair! That's great fun!

Sorry you had a rotten day yesterday; it is no fun having injuries that keep us stuck on the sofa. Remembering how frustrating it was, when I had that back injury - couldn't do anything for months... blah! You have my sympathy - glad you had a better day today (and hope you got the crumb out of your plaster cast!).
Keep your chin up - it'll get better and you will be up and about again. XX

Kirsty.a said...

Oh dear, sorry you've been feeling down. You're lucky you've got The Doctor to take care of you

Jessica Griffin said...

Haha! That's great!

Jo said...

I'm glad you're feeling brighter and that you've managed to change your weekend in London, it will give you something to look forward to. That is a great photo :)

Alison said...

Glad you're feeling a bit brighter today Mel...I can only imagine how frustrated you must be.
Alison xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Missing a vacation is always a serious bummer & it's ok to feel that way given the circumstances. But like you said, it can be rescheduled & who knows, something really existing you would have missed might be going on when you get there.

Miriam said...

A day in the dumps is allowed! Glad to hear you are feeling better today though. Brilliant photo. Hope the chocolate arrived x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love, love, love that photo!
I hate the realization that I can't go on a trip! It makes me want to pout!
Glad your spirits lifted.
Rinda

alexa said...

What a brilliant photo! And glad it has lifted your spirits - immobility is such a huge deal. Hoping the making new plans will feel cheery-uppy.

debs14 said...

Excellent photo!
Sorry the trip has had to be postponed, better to wait until you can fully enjoy it.

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Chocolate cures all!!! Glad you're feeling a bit better today

Missus Wookie said...

Yeah for chocolate, new books, planning for trips and snuggling down with some telly.

That photo made me smile too! One of the highlights of our Boston visit in 2007 was seeing REAL Van der Graaff generators - you know built by Mr Van der Graaff ;) Princess got the crazy hair do that time.

http://mrswookieswanderings.blogspot.co.uk/2010/07/bhft-american-colonies-2007our-17th-day.html

As you have so much spare time ;)

The Mann Fam said...

I remember how horridly awful I felt when we had to cancel our cruise to Panama the day before we were to leave. Mum, who was going with us, had fallen that day and broke both wrists.

We, too, are looking forward to a rescheduled cruise in the near future when all will be able to enjoy it to the fullest.

We joke now reminding each other not to do anything that would jeopardize the upcoming cruise. =)

Denise said...

Awwww - poor you.You will be able to replan your visit.I'm glad you've perked up a tad today.What a gorgeous photo of the tomboy. Wish you well x x

Love, Carrie said...

this photo makes me smile too : )