03 February, 2007

What a day

And not in a good way either...

Ok, I just need to whinge for a bit so if you don't want to hear (read?) me moan, just click next blog now.

Worked this morning so up early (I start at 7am). Saturdays are usually pretty busy. I really think we need more people rostered on in our team, on Saturdays. Anyway, busy as usual but then there were some problems which just added to our workload. I ended up with a headache by the time I finished.

Came home and went to do some grocery shopping. I was walking through the carpark, past some bins with vegetable type garbage in it. I didn't see it at the time, but I slipped on something dark green and leafy. Managed to skin my right knee, bruise my right hip and do something to my left foot (like a sprained ankle but it's definitely my foot). It hurts to walk on it anyway.

So later, we went to a pub restaurant to celebrate some friends' birthdays (married couple with birthdays on the same day). J was telling me he'd had lunch there a few weeks ago and it was great there. Since we were a very large party, they asked us to wait until 7.30 to order. That wasn't too much of a problem, though I was a bit concerned Chickie might get too ratty. He gets like that when he's excited and hasn't eaten. I figured a kids meal shouldn't take too long though. Oh how wrong I was... we were served at 9.15! We immediately ate (the food was delish at least) and then took Chickie home to bed. He was a champ though. He and another boy there were pretty good, though we had to constantly keep them occupied (otherwise they wanted to run around).

In the end we left as one of our party was just receiving their meal (she'd been forgotten) and then forgot to pay our share of the bill on the way out! Luckily J had already planned to go back to our friend's place afterwards so they paid for us and he's got the cash for them. We've never done that before though - we felt so embarrassed!

So I'm sitting here - hot (was at least 39 degrees today), achy, I still have a headache and for some reason, I'm craving ice cream.

So that's my whinge. On the upside? I have another 5 days off now, so at least I don't have to worry about driving to work with a sore foot.

8 comments:

Zazzy said...

Ice cream is one of the ultimate comfort foods and it sounds like you need a little comfort. I hope tomorrow is a better day!

velcro said...

Oh you poor thing. That does sound like quite some day. Well done Chickie though for being so good in the restaurant. Am glad, in a strange way, to read that someone else frequently gets ignored or forgotten in restaurants. I thought it was just me.

Robin said...

But hey, five days off is good!

caramaena said...

zazzy - I think I did need a little comfort (so I had a little icecream!)

velcro - it's happened to me before too. Out to dinner with friends and they'd all been served (and finished) before mine came out. I never went back to that place again.

robin - oh yes, five days off is definitely good. Now if I could just work out a way to keep doing this five days off/two days on business - at the same pay rate of course...

Dogbait said...

That 39 is hitting us tomorrow but cooler weather from Tuesday onwards.

R2K said...

5 days off!

H said...

Hope your foot feels better after your days off. Take care.

caramaena said...

db - supposed to be 36 today with a milder southerly change on the way - even a little drizzle predicted. Looking forward to the cooler temps - was 41 or so yesterday.

r2k - yup and loving it! This is the third week now with 5 days off and 2 on.

h - thanks - much better now.