Week 3 of broken Elbow

I can say the pain is a tad bit easier. Although it’s pretty sore first thing in the morning and worst at night. 

Lying awake staring at the ceiling listening to traffic go past isn’t much fun. 

But I am getting more movement in my wrist. Not too sure if there was initial damage there. Something I’ll have to ask the fracture clinic, as I’ve noticed more and more pain in my lower wrist where it struck the floor. Turning my arm upwards is pretty much still impossible. I get this cracking pop and it hurts, so I’m only doing so many in the day. 

For me, personal things are the worst. Still can’t put on underware. I’m in hubby’s T-shirts as they’re easier to get on, and bathing… sheesh not a chance. Can get in the bath, but not out. I’m like a decrepid old woman. And I feel it too. 

I don’t mind showers, but when you’re feeling crappy it’s nice to have a bath. Not at present. 


I’m finding it difficult in the ‘hobby’ side of things too. Not being able to write/edit as much as I’d like has to be a writers worst nightmare. Normally if I can’t write, I do something else creative. But my ‘other’ hobbies are out the window too. 

Normally I can cross stitch for hours, and have been putting some things for a charity I support. 



Here are a couple of pictures of my stitching for them. In the hopes it will help raise funds to keep unwanted/abused birds in the veterinary treatment they need. 




Unfinished but hope it will make a nice pin cushion 🙂 When I can stitch again. 


Just frustrating when you can’t do anything !! 


Uggghhh, here’s my lil Bobby though, he’s been great company while I’ve been home. Getting cheekier by the day though. At present I’m trying to get him used to being touched. Sometimes I get to feel his tail and place my finger on his back, but he’s not keen and flies away. I am starting to be able to get near his beak without him biting. Although this morning proved he still has the upper hand when instead of going for the treat, he bit my finger instead, sometimes cranky when he first wakes up. 




His ‘Black Ring’ is showing really well now. He’s a beautiful boy, and he defo knows it too. 🙂 


This has taken me all morning to put together, so I’d better wrap it up. 

I’ve been plotting for Nanowrimo. Although not too sure I’ll take part this year. I’ve still TSK – The Beginning to finish, without starting the next, lol 


Catch you soon. Hope you have a wonderful week. 



Friday :)

Well I’ve had a different week. It’s been pretty ‘mundane’ but at least I’ve had chance to rest. And I mean proper rest. Not been able to do much of anything physically due to the sore knee. 

Yesterday I tried not taking any meds to see how the pain was. Even just pottering about the house, getting a drink and making my dinner ended up making it hurt by late afternoon, so I needed to take meds. I’m really not looking forward to going back to work as I know it is still going to hurt. Maybe a lot, maybe not. I don’t know… I am going to have to wait and see. 

I just hope that I can cope with it and work through another few weeks… I think this one is going to take me a while to physically get over it and yes, I have to be careful not to do it again. Although I can’t work out how I actually managed to go over on it in the first place. 😦 

Writing wise. Nada… I’ve had lots of time to think about it, but not do. My heads been so fuzzy on these pain meds I just haven’t been able to think enough to tackle anything. So I’m kinda depressed about that. I was hoping to have at least a chapter done by this week even without being in work. Not meant to be. So I’m a little behind. I need some more goals there for the next few weeks. 

Ep 5 of Best Friends is in editing still. 🙂 I know this is taking a little more time than the last few but this one is set in two different parts of the country so it’s to be expected. I can’t wait to see it though as the pics in the ice cream parlour look fantastic… 

Other projects are moving at a steady pace. I kinda feel like a plodding horse in that sense but it’s all good. Can’t rush anything. There would be no point. 

The weekend ahead is going to be much the same, apart from hubby will be here. I think we have to nip to liverpool tomorrow. I might actually try and drive for a bit. See how I cope. eek

I am going to tackle some edits tomorrow… I am, promise… lol

Sunday we’re supposed to have a friend coming to take a few of my fish. He’s wanted them since last year, not they’re bigger and fatter and temps are improving so he can pick which he likes the look of. 

I’m gutted in this respect. I like opening the tunnel flap and seeing them whoosh over to get their dinner. The more that go the less whoosing there is. And less faces to see. 😦 it’s sad but they are getting too big for their tank now, they need a nice new home. I’m very happy to let them go. 

Sanke is doing much better. All scrapes are clear… from both ponds. It’s been over 9 weeks now. 🙂 I’ve very pleased. 

There are however some increasing sets of problems being experienced by other koi keepers. We’re heading into spring now. The weather finally has started to get warmer and the parasites are out with a vengeance.  This is heart breaking because some are losing their prized fish. 😦 Not a good time of year really. I can only keep doing what i’m doing and try to offer my limited bits of advice or at least point them to someone who really can help them. 

Looking forward to a sunny nice weekend. Let’s hope it’s a nice one. Speak soon… 


Dawn x x 

First day back at work :(

The dreaded first day back in…. ‘sigh’

Well not quite that dreaded, but after no sleep at all last night, it was tough.

So nice to see all my lovely customers though and for them to say they missed me, aww bless.

I am very tired now though… my eyes don’t want to stay open. So, no looking at the computer for too long tonight, or any writing or editing, I’ll be having an early night with a good book. 🙂

How was everyone else’s first day back?

D x