Saturday, 4 March 2017
It's an ill wind . . . .
Today, I was rudely awakened by the telephone ringing at 06:00 am. Now, anyone who knows me, knows that that is the middle of my night . . . I'm a night owl, going to bed around 03:00 am and not seeing the light of day until around 11:00 am, so, I was on 'red alert', knowing that something really dreadful had happened! I rushed to the phone, stubbing my toe in the semi light and my bleary eyes and snatched it from it's base. I heard a weepy mother on the other end informing me that she had, "fallen out of her chair", and was, "on the floor and couldn't get up". My Mother is a 'night owl' too (worse than me) and she was about to go to bed and apparently, she had fallen asleep in her chair and woke up thinking, 'I must go to bed', so I think she must have been a bit 'doddery' and stumbled. My stomach lurched and I said, "don't move, I will be there in a minute".
I grabbed my car keys and hurtled out of the door and arrived in record time (eat your heart out Stirling Moss - anyone here apart from me old enough to know he was a racing driver?), I let myself in to my Mother's and after a bit of a struggle, managed to get her to her feet. Luckily, she was more shaken than hurt - I gave her a good checking over, and there wasn't a bruise or any sign of redness, thank the Lord - so I gave her a big cuddle to calm her (and me) down, gave her two Paracetamol, got her into her night-clothes and tucked her up in her bed. I kissed her, and arrived home, wide awake with an extra four hours tacked on to my day! Hence a few cards for a few challenges!
The first one I made, I am entering it into the 'Flower Challenge #6' which is 'Anything Goes', as long as it contains flowers.
Here is the card for that challenge.
The second card is for a the 'Less Is More Challenge', which calls for 'Mainly Teal',
Now, this one I was a little unsure of? I liked how it turned out, but I wasn't sure if, a) there was enough teal and b) whether there was 'too much going' on with the grey (I did hope that the grey leaves would fade more than they did (some inks do, this one didn't 😟). This is that card.
I rang my Mother later to ask her if she was OK (my sister visits on a Saturday, so I knew Mum didn't have long to wait until she had company), and she was quite bright and breezy and said, yes, she was fine. I asked her if she got some sleep and she replied, "yes, I had a good 'night's' sleep" and then asked me if I had HAH! Never mind, she was OK, and to me that is worth the loss of a few hours of my sleep!
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