19 October 2012
my upside down week
Some weeks just get turned on their heads. I have been excited about my 20 year school reunion . . . for 20 years . . . it's finally on this weekend. I'm even making a speech. I had booked to have my hair done, facial, pedicure, new dress & workout extra hard to look in a tiny bit better shape this week . . . then my darling daughter fractured her wrist. I have spent hours in hospital mid week & just spent the whole day in an Orthopaedic clinic waiting for news . . . "it's a bad break" . . . the doctor rolled his chair across the room & said "if you can see the break from the other side of the room, it's bad, & this is bad."
She has taken it all in her stride. Amazing. Very little chance she can compete at the state or national finals for athletics now. "That's Ok, there is always next year." All volleyball season her team has been building & improving, preparing for the school championships in Melbourne at the end of the year . . . now she has possibly 8 weeks in a cast & 8 weeks rest. No interstate trip. "That's Ok, i'd rather get this fixed correctly now." Impressive maturity.
So while i was cancelling primping appointments & convincing myself i'd feel more comfortable in clothes i already own & go 'as is' to my reunion . . . my thoughts turned to . . . what can i throw together for the children tonight for dinner with zero preparation . . . my wonderful handsome soldier left a work conference early to collect our other children from school & presented us with a fruit platter from the function. Clever man. THEN told me "just go, get that pedicure, relax" & i jolly well did. I came home to dinner on the table: BBQ lamb cutlets with lemon peas . . . gosh i love my husband, willing to pinch fruit from the Army!!
One thing i did manage to do was zip into Alannah Hill between the hospital & home for some shoes i spied earlier in the week. These babies are suede, pink & glittery - the perfect attention grabber to distract my school girlfriends from the weight i've gained in 20 years. They were reduced all the way down to $55 - practically free for glittery heels??!!
So my weekend will turn this upside down week back to some version of normal - with the help of pink suede shoes, hot pink toes & a neon pink plaster cast . . . i am so excited about seeing my girlfriends, i expect to lose my voice squealing & laughing all night in Sydney. Love Posie
If you're in Melbourne, my gorgeous gal pal Claire from Craft Schmaft will be at the
Finders Keepers Market
Royal Exhibition Building Carlton VIC
Friday 6 - 10p.m. & Saturday 10a.m. - 5.p.m.
Check out her softies & patterns via the side bar advertisement.