Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Weekend In The Country

A short saga explaining the dearth of charming pictures from our little corner of the world.

Yesterday I was in the middle of making my Dr. Dukan breakfast. (You know the one: the chaff of wheat and oats, one egg and a tablespoon of zero fat yogurt?). Everything was fine until I couldn't find the oat chaff.

An aside, because this is a blog about style after all: at the time I was wearing nicely fitting navy blue joggying pants and a white Marcel (what else?), my feet were bare, but toenails polished of course. In an instant I realized the six pound sack of chaff must have been forgotten in the car so I slipped on the sandals next to the front door that were there to remind me to take them to Mr. Cotte, my shoe man, to have no-slip soles put on them.

Now, I literally dash out of the house toward the car, I'm quite hungry at this point, whereupon I am suddenly airborne. Down go my knees on the driveway, then my hands and the rest I cannot understand or figure out. Somehow I twisted my body to the left, thus completely scrapping my bare left arm (remember I'm wearing my Marcel) and then my face hit the gravel and kept on sliding -- in short, I'm a mess.

Lots of teeny bits of gravel to pick out of my face, arm and hands, but here is the worst part: I am supposed to stay out of the sun for the rest of the summer if I don't want a scar above and below my eye.  Two solutions were recommended as delicate compromises: a big sun hat, the highest possible sunscreen on the area and no swimming pool swimming for a week or so because of the chlorine. (It was even suggested the best choice would be an indoor swimming pool. Hello?)

I do not own a sun hat -- yet. Have the sunscreen and am at the moment popping Arnica Montana like bonbons. FYI -- don't want this post to be a total waste of your precious time -- Arnica Montana is highly recommended before and after facelifts and other little touch-ups of the same genre to minimize bruising and swelling. Immediate purchase on today's agenda, arnica gel.

Next week I'll photograph the geese near the pond in our village, but to do so this week would have involved climbing a small hill and you can imagine I really, really was not in the mood.

Have a wonderful, sunny (teardrop), fun-filled weekend.

A demain. xo


LPC said...

Aw, Tish, yikes. Falling is miserable. Scraping oneself is miserable. Of course, you can maybe console yourself with a fabulous sunhat. It's an investment, after all:). Seriously, I hope you get well quickly.

materfamilias said...

Tish, I'm so sorry! That sounds like the kind of spill one replays and replays. And not to make light, but how tragic/ironic that it happened on behalf of oat chaff -- might have been slightly more tolerable in the name of very good chocolate!

knitpurl said...

Hope you heal fast and well. So sorry to read of your mishap. I'm glad nothing was broken. Take good care of yourself, thinking of you and sending you a virtual bouquet of gorgeous French roses, xoxox

PS-grandson to arrive July 12th! C.

Anonymous said...

Tish, this really is bad news. I'm so sorry. Such a terrible start to the best part of the summer. Still, I'd say your RFLIF will use it as an excuse to spoil you rotten for the rest of the weekend.

Deja Pseu said...

Oh dear, hope you're feeling better quite soon. Gravel, ouch!

Marieanne said...
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Shelley said...

Boy, do I hate falling down. Did you cry? I normally do. Aloe vera maybe? For small scrapes I find Elizabeth Arden's 8 hour cream is brilliant. Hope you heal soon!


Oh damn, Tish. I know just how you feel. The Arnica stuff does work though, even my derm doc told me so. Take the pills, rub the gel/balm. Those shoes. You knew they needed non-slip soles, didn't you? Get a pair of ugly non-slip ones, like boat shoes, for reasons like this. I'm so sorry, wish I could visit. We will forgive you anything except not posting Dear Cheri !!


Janelle said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear that! Take good care ... and it DOES give you a chance to try out all those fabulous hats....???? Love your blog, read it daily and it's almost as nice as being there ... I long for Paris!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh my, how unfortunate...I hope that you recover quickly and that there is not much discomfort involved.

Happy hat shopping...take care.

BonjourRomance said...

So sorry to hear about this dear Tish! Do take good care of yourself and the suggestions about the aloe vera is a good one - it is very soothing for the scrapped and tender areas on your arm.
I'm positive you would look fabulous in a sun hat!
Don't worry about us, we'll be here when you are feeling better!
Get well soon!

SewingLibrarian said...

Take it easy and feel better soon. We (your faithful readers) will wait for you.

BigLittleWolf said...

Mon Dieu ! Not what you needed. I hope you are treating yourself to whatever it takes to feel better and heal.

Rest, rest, rest. (Drink, drink, drink.) And bisous.

Duchesse said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear of your injury. Please take the time too recover and let everyone take care of you.

Beatnheart said...

Poor Baby...take care now.

Semi Expat said...

Oh TIsh, sounds really painful - and I imagine you seriously did not feel like any breakfast after that fall either. Thanks for the info. about Arnica though ! And I do think you should get a lovely sunhat. Helen Kaminski does some beautiful ones which I think you can get in Europe too (she's an Australian). Take care of yourself and keep to doctor's orders. x

tish jett said...

You are all so wonderful, so absolutely adorable. How lucky can a girl get?

Mater, you are so right -- chocolate would have made everything so much better. (Again, it was so much fun spending time with you in your chic sun dress and leopard ballerinas -- why didn't I photograph you? What a fool I am. It was a pleasure meeting Pater as well.)

It's true, Skye, a fun sun hat!!!!

Yes, I am being spoiled and no nothing was broken, but you even the weirdest designers couldn't come up with the colors I'm producing. Really quite amazing.

Shelley, I considered crying for a nanosecond, but when the one teardrop hit the cut beneath my eye I immediately reconsidered. It was the famous "salt in the wound" cliche.

Cherie will be back her snitty news and views, not to worry my dear Splendarosa.

Thank you Janelle, you made me very happy even though it hurts to smile.

And thank you too to: my dear, dear Carole, Marsi, dear Pseu,Marieanne (just love your "portrait"), dear hostess it is always such a pleasure to receive your visits, Mimi, I owe you a long official and unofficial note -- coming soon, I promise.

Hello Sewing Librarian, what a pleasure to meet you. And thank you.

Merci BLW. Duchesse, you are so kind.

Thank you dear Beatnheart.

Hmm, Helen Kaminski, merci for the tip, dear friend.

xoxoxo, Tish

manolo blahnik madrid said...

aw i do love your hats which are also my favorite

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