Sunday, 6 May 2007

coincidence

            

Is this a coincidence or what ! ~ Tom and Cress came to visit us last Friday and as they were leaving Tom going first followed by me and as Lyn went to go out the door of she tripped on the step and went down~ hitting her head ~ sprained her wrist ~ grazed both knees ~ twisted her ankle ~ with a few other cuts and bruises ~ Tom not seeing what had happened turned round to see his Mum on her knees and rushed to help her up ~

We went back into the house and had a cup of tea (Our cure all treatment for anything) ~ Lyn was in quite a bit of pain ~ she pointed out that she could move all her fingers so didn't think she had broken her wrist ~ after a while Tom left but they returned Saturday with a big bunch of flowers and a big bar of chocolate for Lyn and to make sure she was OK ~

Lyn had a Birthday party to go to Saturday night ~ she did make it to the party but didn't do any dancing ~

 Sunday Lyn and I were in the garden came through the gate leading to the side door ~ me leading the way and I tripped and went down ending up in exactly the same spot Lyn had fallen on the Friday ~ I hurt my left leg ~ A few tiny cuts on my hand ~ and scrapped my toes which were bleeding on my right leg and scuffed my knee which was very red but painless ~ painless because that is my Numb leg damaged when I had Radiotherapy so it didn't hurt at all :o)

 My Mum always said things come in threes and she would always snap a match stick in two to stop the run of bad luck ~ Now I am not superstitious but then I don't believe in tempting fate ~ so after hunting for a match stick and snapping it into two pieces ~ we should now feel safe going out of that door and coming in that Gate next time :o) ~

51 comments:

sdrogerson said...

do you drink the tea or rub it in the sore spot ;)

lindaggeorge said...

I think you both need to take more water with it! lol
Hope you're all soon recovered.

Linda x.

egre328 said...

Oh, poor you and Lyn.........you really have been in the wars!  Hope there were no breakages.  Did you sit down facing one another with a cup of tea and break into laughter?? Not funny, I know.  Take care.  Eileenx

jaymact1 said...

Soory Ally to hear about both of your falls and hope hope you recover soon. Is there something at thegate that is catching you when you come in that is not obvious you may well take a really close look. LOve and take care Joan.

susanebunn said...

I never heard of that action to stop the run of three, but I think I will keep it in mind, 'cause one never knows!  I hope you and your Lyn are on the mend now.  I wonder what it is about that spot that people are tripping there?  It hasn't rained or anything like that either.  Hhhmmmm . . . . .

Love,
Susie
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gaboatman said...

Ally
Ouch!!!  I'm sorry to hear you and Lyn both have had mishaps.  I am just glad no one was seriously hurt.  Is there something that needs to be fixed or changed where you both tripped so that it doesn't happen again?  I'll have to remember the match stick thing to stop a run of bad luck.  Barney looks so cute sleeping with his new toy.
Sam

springangel235 said...

Oh no, my word...what a nasty for both of you.  Please watch your step...we do not want to hear of #3.  How lovely Tom came back and gave Lyn the flowers and Candy...that was so sweet.  I love Barney so much...he is such a cutie!  Have a great week Ally...love you!!
Hugs,
Joyce

stijoan said...

i'd snap several matches if i was you! hope you and lynn are feeling much better soon!
;love Joanne

nhd106 said...

Sorry about all that, Ally!  You might want to check that "Spot" and see if there's anything going on there...
Feel better,
Nancy
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mariealicejoan said...

My mum always said that things happened in threes too!  I had never heard about the match stick cure though!  Will be sure to remember that the next time!  Glad you and Lynn were not hurt even worse and that nothing was broken!
Do stay safe!
Marie
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ora4uk said...

Oh Ally....sorry you and Lyn had your accidents...and I have heard of the "threes"....but not about the matchstick...LOL...and do believe I would have broken the whole box LOLOL....sure hope you both are doing better...I am always thinking of falling...hate to fall down....not only does it hurt my body...but my pride LOL...I am so silly...right????  and that Barney...he is a cutey....and I bet if I creeped up on him and tried to take that toy....he would come alert immediately LOLOL....my Max would LOL....do take care...and check that doorway...might be something there to cause the tripping....???  hugs from KY....Ora

lindachapmanuk said...

omg! you poor things! I hope you are both feeling better now...it shakes you up when you fall like that...what a horrible coincidence that was...my mum always said things came in threes as well but I didn't know about the matchstick, I must get one ready! lol Barney looks so cute there...Linda xx

blpltt said...

As Ainsley would say `What are you like !'  Hope you're both resting up, and getting over it. I'll remember the matchstick precaution.  Bunny xx

astoriasand said...

First of all Ally good to read a post from you and I got the usual laugh over Barney Haaaaaa.I wouldn't try to take that toy believe me LOL!!Now on a more seriuos note.I am so sorry you have both had them nasty falls.They don't half shake you up.Did you find anything that caused the trips or was it just a natural movement you both made.My neighbour used to have a doormat outside her flat and you could guarantee I would trip over it everytime I passed the door.approaching my door.LOL!!I have had some near scrapes.She moved and I got the flat she had,so no doormat outside now LOL!!The first job I did was to  throw it as far as I could Haaaa.What a lovely thought for Tom to bring flowers along.Hope she enjoyed the chocky and the party.I hope your hand soon heals and those nasty grazed toes.Loved the pic of Barney as usual.Have a lovely evening.Take Care God Bless Kath
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dcmeyer420 said...

Barney is so cute and adorable. Sorry about you and Lynn falling. Is there anything on that threshold that is making you guys trip? Hope you guys are feeling better and the scrapes and bruises all healed. Hugs.

msecz said...

ouch! I will have to remember about the match next time, I never heard it before but it couldn't hurt. hope your both feeling better today.
Sandra

tendernoggle said...

oooooooh...sorry that you and Lynn fell...Hope all is okay now...I have heard about things coming in threes...but never heard the part about the matchstick...and as I am superstitious, I will do that next time! lol
Hope you both feel some better now...God bless,
love ya,carlene

lsfp1960 said...

I hope it helps too.  So sorry to hear both you and Lyn had bad falls.  First of all it's scary and then it's painful.  So glad neither one of you have any broken bones.  Linda in Washington state

plieck30 said...

heard that about things happening in threes but not about the match stick. Hope everything is mending well with you and Lyn. Paula

labdancer51 said...

Ouch Ally, poor you and Lyn, no wonder you snapped the matchstick. I haven`t heard of that one but I`ll certainly keep it in mind. I hope you both are recovered from your painful tumbles.  Wasn`t that lovely of Tom to bring his Mum flowers and chocolate. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

labdancer51 said...

PS:  Barney looks so sweet asleep on the chair. :o)

ukgal36 said...

ouch to both of you! glad you are okay...never heard of the matchstick thing before...
Lyn

sarajanesmiles said...

I've heard that things happen in threes too, never heard of the match stick thing before though.  Glad you weren't too badly hurt m'dear, ouch for Lyn though!
Loved the Barney pic :o)
Sara   x

oddb0dkins said...

I've heard that things come in threes too, usually deaths and funerals. Never heard of breaking a match to stop it though.
Hope you and Lyn are both okay. Think you might want to do something about that darn step, lol. B. x

mtrib2 said...

I am sorry tha Lyn took a fall and hurt herself.    Also I'm sorry that you fell in the same place.    That must be an awkward step to have it happen twice, but then how many times has it been traveled with no problem at all?     Barney looks content asleep there.    One time I thought he looked older but now I see he is not old looking at all.     I hope Lyn has recovered and that her wrist is doing well.    Also that you are feeling well.     Does Barney ever let Nin have his toy?     mark

jeadie05 said...

I have heard of breaking the match too ,just incase you thought you'd imagined it Allie lol that was one of my Mothers as well ,I hope both you and Lynn are feeling better after your falls ,even if you are not badly hurt it still shakes you up doesnt it ....love Jan xx

lilysparadise said...

Sorry to read about your misfortune. Hope you all are healing and that the tea and chocolate helped. Please take care!
Sincerely, Rose~*

tillywooat62 said...

so sorry to hear thaat you have both been in the wars this weekend, i hope that you are both on the mend again,  I also snap matchsticks when similar things have happend twice,
love Lynne xx

faveanti said...

I've never heard of snapping matchsticks.  You'll have to take care with your numb leg.  It must be very easy to injure yourself and not know it.  Are you OK now, both of you?
Angie, xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry you and Lyn have been in the wars Ally. I hope you two wounded soldiers are on the road to recovery now! You'll have to pad yourselves out to prevent further injury, it shakes you up when you fall doesn't it? Have a good week and be careful! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

fasttrack58 said...

Oh no I hope you are both feeling better now... Maybe for a while it's just safer to stay in and have tea, lol....
Have a safe and quiet day!
Linda :)

tellsg said...

Oh blimey, I hope you are not feeling too sore.  Glad you were able to find a matchstick.  Love the picture of your doggy with his toy.  Hugs, Terry x

wldconnie said...

Good gracious it ounds as if you live in a dangerous place! Hope you are both ok now. Love Conniex

louiseb411 said...

Hope you are not too battered and bruised still. I always think that bad things happen in three so I will remember about the matchstick  Louise xx

therealslimemmy said...

aww barney and his toy ! that is such a great shot i love to see them with their "prized possessions"
i hope that you both are feeling better soon my mom did a smilar thing while walking the dog...broke her cell phone and scraped herself up pretty good.  
ttyl
emily

bronny42 said...

Ho Ally what a shame you both falling and hurting yourselves and do hope you a both feeling much better.  I agree the best medicine is always a good cup of tea. Hope all cuts and bruises are healing up and that you are both feeling much better. Kathie

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cacklinrosie101 said...

Ally, my mother always said that about snapping matchsticks also.  I am superstitious and do that.  I'm not so sure how well it works but I certainly hope no one else falls in that spot.  Hope you and Lyn are mending.  Love xx Chris

jmoqueen said...

I never heard of that supersition but I'll try and remember it for next time :-)  Ouchies at you and Lyn though for falling.  Did anybody get you some chocolate??

Jenny

fowfies said...

Oh Ally I hope you and Lyn both are not too sore from the falls. As you know, I seem to be notorious for falling down, falling off of steps, so I feel for you and Lyn. The older you get, the longer you stay down and wait it out til you feel like getting up, waiting for the pain and surprise to subside, all the while wondering..How did I manage to get down here???? I believe I would have snapped me a matchstick too after that happening in the same spot. Take care now! XOXO

xxroxymamaxx said...

What ever are you all tripping on.  Maybe you need to remove the step. lol  what a lovely graphic of the church.  Hope you are feeling better.  love, Shelly

jayveerhapsody said...

Ally, I think you'd better get a match stick and snap it in two immediately - - just to be on the safe side! And DO something about that nasty step! I'm truly sorry to hear that both you & Lyn were injured by it.  We have one thing in common - I always love a good cup of tea to soothe my soul............(despite popular belief, plain old tea is better than a shot of tequila!)

                                                                                                               Jon

rachealcarol said...

:) My Mom has passed on similiar wisdom to me Ally.....didn't know about breaking a matchstick though.  I hope you two recover ok, kind of takes the wind out of your sails when you have a mishap.

Barney likes his comfort, I love how he's stretching his legs out. Rache

csandhollow said...

I believe in the 3

lindapaterson177 said...

oh dear Calamity Janes the pair of you!!! hope you are both feeling a lot better after your trip. You might have to invest in that flouresent tape to stick near the area to remind you to be careful, and yes be superstious it often does happens in three`s.
luv bella xx
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acoward15 said...

My Mum always goes with the cup of tea cure all.
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jeanno43 said...

Nasty, have you checked that place thoroughly to make sure there is nothing there that made you both trip??  Never heard of the matchstick thing and we never have matches in the house anyway lol.  Still I will remember that one.

faircolleen said...

What a coincidence Ally,hope you are all ok.I love the photo of Barney with his toy. . .every time I see him I want a dog.

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally sorry you and Lyn had bad falls hope you are both recovered ,I knew about the match sticks ,how lovely of Tom to bring his Mum some floweres and chocolate  to cheer her up ,I just getting round to reading and commenting after my holiday .......Love Jeanxx

elainey2465 said...

Hi Ally just popping in to say Hi - thanks for all your comments - really appreciate that you visit me! Love Laine xxx

lacaza3 said...

Wow so sorry you hurt yourself..I fell a few weeks ago and bashed my head on the concrete...needlesstosay the concrete won
Donna In TEXAS