Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ooh la!

Hello! Now, I know we all think the French say 'Ooh-la-la!' all the time, but I've noticed that the two 'la's are usually reserved for very dramatic, and usually slightly humourous, occasions. You can add more if you like: 'Ooh la la la LA!' being saved for real surprise. However, the one 'la', as in the title, often comes out as an expression of surprised concern. So I think that sums us up over the last seven days.
You know about the car accident - we walked away fine, although I had an aching arm and back checked by the doctor to confirm it wasn't whiplash. I was really tired and reclusive over the weekend - OK, that was the delayed stress. All in hand, all getting better, and then: 'Ooh la!'
Son 1 climbed a small heap of earth in the garden, slid off it, and ended up at the doctor last night with a suspected broken thumb. Three hours later the doctor confirmed he had similar fears, so this morning we were off to the X-ray centre in the town next door. It turns out that there (almost certainly) isn't any break there, it's just very sprained. But the boy who's just got back to cycling and table tennis following months of immobilisation after an operation is now unable to do either sport due to no grip in his right hand! He can still type, so he's OK for school. But, sigh: 'Ooh la!'

12 comments:

Beck said...

Gosh! What an eventful time you are having. So sorry to hear about the car accident, but glad you are ok. You must have got a dreadful shock, poor you! And sorry to hear about your son and his thumb, no good at all! I hope it gets better quickly, kids are so good at healing themselves. I hope the next little while is free from any more drama's and FULL of good things. Lovely to be in your space again xo

Jane and Chris said...

It never rains, but it pours!
Jane x

polkadotpeticoat said...

I hope its not to serious.....on a happy note I love your beautiful display of lovelies....

Marianne said...

Hi Floss
Thank you for visiting and I do very much appreciate your thoughtful comment. Sorry to hear of all your trials and tribulations at the moment and hope things improve very soon.

Fat Dormouse said...

What bad luck for your son! I hope he's back to normal soon.

VintageVicki said...

I echo Jane&Chris's comment - and also suggest you break a mug or something to make it the cycle of 3.

BTW love the enamel bowl - if only the UK CS's/carboots had such loveliness.

magsmcc said...

Bon courage a tous!

Frances said...

Ooh, la, and as many more la's as might be required.

Life is so very odd. Sometimes I think that boredom is highly under rated, but then again, who would chose boredom?

Seems to me that you and your family have got lots of energy and enthusiasm and curiousity. Let's throw in taste and courage.

xo

Lorrie said...

It's just one thing after another around your place. I hope this is the end of it and you're in for a long boring uneventful stretch of healing.

BadPenny said...

Lovely to hear from you but sorry to hear of your mishaps.
Funny I was just talking to a friend yesterday about her two year old - English mum & French dad so learning two languages bless him.

Carole said...

Oh la la, pas de chance ! I haven't read about the car accident, but it sure sounds like a lot has been happening to you lately ! I hope it all gets better soon. Courage !

catkin tales said...

ooh la! indeed, poor son.1. i very much sympathise with him and his mum and hope you are both recover soon.
i followed the link you gave me and would very much like to join you in 'the thrill' as the idea really appeals. this will not be until july though, as i have quite a lot of commitments in june. still, at least can get 5 months of rediscovering forgotten assets in :)

my very best wishes to you and your family, hope there are no more mishaps x