August 24, 2006


What a day. Annabel fell of her little ride-on car, or rather she just fell over with the whole thing. She's getting too big for it but is still fighting over it with Thomas. Anyway, she cried and by the tone of it I knew something was wrong. So I ran to her and pick her up. She's very pale and very upset. She says her arm hurts. So I ice it. She tells me after five minutes it is 'all better now' so I put her in front of her beloved Blue's Clues morning show and quickly post my entry for the Last Scrapper Standing competition. I check on her. She doesn't look right, pale and very quiet. So I pick her up for a cuddle and she screams. Uh-oh.... ring the doctor and we're told to come in straight away. She's still in her jammies but I don't care.
Anyway, long story short: we're off to get X-rays and initial report is no fracture but films will be sent to specialist in town and in a couple of days we'll hear for definete result. She was fine with the X-rays until the $%^#@ technician grabs her arm by the wrist right where it hurts and turns her arm 90 degrees. My poor sweetie got a major shock, not to mention PAIN. And in fact I think she was suffering from a bit of shock because straight after while we were waiting for the initial report she went to sleep on my lap. Back to the doctor to get her arm bandaged and immobilized. She won't use it and flinches every time someone comes near it. She wants to be held and cuddled all the time but flinches when I pick her up. I don't know, my belly-boo (nic name) is a tough one and something tells me that is not normal for a sprained wrist or is that the paranoid mum talking?
Fingers crossed we'll make it through the night without drama.

btw, here's (sorry had to link it, blogger doesn't seem to want to upload my photos today) my entry for last scrapper standing. Circles! I will never again do something like this, I lost track of the hours I spent rolling the paper and then trying to glue it to the transparency. I said 10 in my entry but I'm sure it was more than that (sure felt like it). And you know what? I don't like this layout at all. And knew I wouldn't as I was assembling it but I didn't have any other ideas or time to do something else so there it is... shhh don't tell. Oh and excuse the dirty windows...


At 3:00 AM, Blogger aidaville said...

OMG !!! I hope Abigail is better ??? Poor cutie ....

The LO for Last Scrapper Standing is absolutely amazing, you deserve to win AND be DT on Scenic Route ..... just don't forget us mere mortals (((LOL)))


At 2:00 PM, Anonymous susan j said...

Marieke every single LO of yours for LSS has blown me away!! I likes your work before this but now I freakin LOVE it!! You are definitely HOT!!!! Hope you don't mind me adding you to my blog roll. I will be stalking here regularly now!! LOL

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Lynda said...

Woohoo, well done Marieke - and good luck for the next round!

At 4:10 PM, Blogger Monique said...

Marieke, go and check out the LSS blog now!!!! Woohoo!!

Big congrats, you are IT for the kiwi contingent now!! (no pressure lol!)

Hope your little girls arm is recovering, listen to your instincts and get it checked again if you are worried.

At 4:12 PM, Anonymous Janine said...

Aww Marieke I hope Annabel is okay. Poor wee poppett. hey you are a mum and you know your daughter more than anyone else so don't feel paraniod.

Now I know we are our own worst enemy but hellllloooo that layout is stunning!!! What is there not too love about!! I love the circles and holy heck 10 hours??/ it was worth it the layout is stunning!! I hope you win a spot on this team because you create stunning work.

At 7:20 PM, Anonymous karen said...

wow .. heaps of work ... love the dirty windows (that was just so the layout didn't look like it was floating wasn't it!! LOL) and love your ideas. Great work on the curlie circles.
Hope Annabel is feeling better .. otherwise INSIST on treatment and don't worry about what *other* people think.

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Ali Dub said...

Hey babe LOVE that pic of Annabel and hope she is over her wee accident. Nice to see you getting some praise and recognition, just make sure those Peas don't turn tail on you, if ya know what I mean?

Love your work xx


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