Wednesday, April 14th, 2020
Most of the day I spent at the loom.
The wind was brisk and chilly this morning, so inside seemed a good place to be,
but about tea time the sun had come out and the wind had gone into hiding,
so I contemplated taking a cuppa out to the back patio,
and giving Bruce the chance to have a little run around the garden.
All was warm and well, - enjoyed my tea, and the birds.
A robin, a couple of goldfinches and a bevy of chickadees.
I had my walker close by, so thought about taking a small stroll
around the garden to see how the peonies and iris were doing,
and if any of the lilies had pushed their stubby leaves through the ground.
Down at the bottom of the garden,
in the raised bed,
there is a lovely clump of deep purple and pink hellebores, -
I have been keeping a small cut glass case filled with these blooms,
close to the Beloved's picture,
and thought to clip a couple of the blooms to refresh this small bouquet.
Off we went, - me and my walker and Bruce, who was still out keeping me company.
I set my walker beside me, leaned over and snipped off a stem
with a number of blooms on it, - lovely!!
Evidently not paying enough attention to what I was doing,
I leaned a little closer to the plant, and lost my balance.
Oh dear, oh dear, - nothing broken,
but there I was, on the cement apron that leads to the garage,
with a few spots that were hurting quite sharply.
I looked around, - ashamed to say that I was glad
nobody was around to see me embarassing myself!!! Ego!!!!!
I pushed myself up and limped into the house, -
only to find that the telephone was ringing.
and on the other end was a kind and comforting male voice, who said,
"Oh Mrs. Finch - you have just fallen.
Are you alright.?"
Well, of course, - I had my Lifeline on
(which I try to remember every morning when I get up)
and though I thought nobody knew
I had put myself in this sprawling position,
I soon found out that all sorts of people knew!!!
As I reassured the Lifeline man I heard my daughter come up the hallway, -
as one of the respondents she had also been phoned!!!
And my large and third son was at the door, -
of course they had phoned him too!!
I am extremely grateful for the competency of the Lifeline People,
and without hesitation would recommend
that anybody who is ancient and lives alone
should indulge themselves with this safety device.
When everyone had gone, -
reassured that their old Mother was O.K.,
I put the Hellebores into the glass vase,
and had a whispered talk with the Beloved
as to what had just happened,
and that I hoped he appreciated the flowers
that keep him company,
and the one who fell down, picking them for him
and for Love
I shall look for bruises
and find the little jar of Apeaz salve
before I go to bed!