Mum arrived last Friday with Kirsty and HER Craig ( now that WAS part of the plan!)...bags were unpacked and it started to feel a lot like Christmas...I went off to the Charity's Christmas bash at night and arrived home just after midnight having had a lovely evening.
Imagine my surprise when I walked through the door to discover MY Craig in the house (he wasn't due until today.... and here the best laid plans start to unravel). He had travelled back from a business trip to San Jose and when he and Kirsty looked at each other shiftily when I asked if this was him here for Christmas, I knew all wasn't well: he had come to tell me face-to-face that that he had to be in JAPAN the day after Christmas!!
To say I was upset is an understatement...not much sleep was had as I tried to come to terms with this turn of events. By morning I had pulled myself up and, realising that it wasn't the end of the world (well, not quite) took myself off to a Charity event I was involved in:
After a lovely day, I came home about 6pm to discover that only my Craig was at home- the others having gone to see the new Star Wars movie. We had just finished eating and sat down to watch the final of 'Strictly..' when the phone rang....it was Kirsty to say that mum had had a bad fall and they were in an ambulance being taken to hospital!
To cut this long story a bit shorter the end result is that mum has fractured her humerus, is in a sling, is in agony and can't get out of bed without feeling sick and dizzy...I have to add here that I am a dreadful nurse and that she is a dreadful patient!
Craig left this morning to go back to Germany before flying on to Japan and I am now trying to imagine how Christmas Day is going to be...in some ways this whole debacle has taken away the focus from dad not being here this year, though believe me he is still much missed.
I sincerely hope that YOUR plans have not gone quite so badly awry and that your Christmas is filled with the love and laughter of family and friends....i know that in the midst of this chaos I will!
Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you