Mrs. Green turns blue …

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Oh, dear Mrs. Green What can the matter be? Well, Mrs. Green is still, erm , green, but her foot is now a stormy weather shade of blue. Yes, today brought on the final mishap to assign our intrepid eco-warrior to her rest bed.

It has not been a good week for the Green family. Mr Green sawed his thumb mending a gate and later that week went head over heels on his eco electric scooter in the garden after an inebriating Sunday lunch. Meanwhile, Mrs. Green slipped on a muddy bank near a river and pulled her shoulder, then today fell down some steps and grunged her foot, toes, ankle and other parts that she didn’t realise had nerve cells.

Enough is enough and we are now convalescing quietly licking our wounds. Thing is Mrs. Green finds it hard not to talk to her friends , so I think she’ll be back soon as her ankle allows her to type with her toes … if you see what I mean.

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  1. John Costigane says:

    Hi Mr Green,

    Sorry to read about the family injuries. I particularly appreciate the male perspective where all domestic activity is a potential danger. Repetitions can be avoided by adapting safety measures eg gloves for handwork.

    Mrs Green’s falls sound painful. A good rest should help recovery.

    These days, I find less to write about and tend to follow events eg LetsRecycle, where there are always developments.

  2. Sarah says:

    Mrs Green needs a laptop….. Then she can type to us from the bed or sofa!

    I hope you all heal up soon!

  3. greenlady says:

    Awww you poor lambs ! I am just thankful that Little Miss Green and the four footed friend have escaped calamity !

    @ JohnC…Unfortunately, even the most sensible gents often seem to have a missing ” safety ” gene… ^_^

  4. Sorry to hear of the mishaps; hope you are all doing fine and getting the well needed rest.

  5. Mr Green says:

    @John Costigane: Thanks John for that quick-tip. I usually wear gloves for gardening work wherever possible. Unfortunately some things need finer motor skills where the gloves have to come off.
    @Sarah: Hi Sarah. Yep, Mrs G has a laptop and I’m sure she will will press it into action over the next fewe days.
    @greenlady: So am I greenlady! Ok, I used top work as a Health and Safety officer, so I’m pretty up on hazard assessment. In fact I am very cautious about cuts and burns, as one of our priniples is to treat as many health issues as possible ourselves without medical intervention. In the ‘Green’ household, prevention is a priority. It was just “one of those weeks”

  6. Poppy says:

    Ouch! Oh dear you lot, what are you like?

    You could do with a family soak in a bubbling hot tub, to soak away all you menatl and physical woes. Now there’s a project for you – an Eco friendly hot tub ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hope you’re all back to fitness soon {{{{}}}}

  7. John Costigane says:

    @Mr Green: Hi again Mr Green, there are industrial gloves, like leather gloves, which have improved grip. I used them to grab luggage, to/from aircraft, which tends to slip from bare hands. They are ace for many other tasks though handling small nails/screws would be less practical.

  8. @Mr Green: Hi again Mr Green, there are industrial gloves, like leather gloves, which have improved grip. I used them to grab luggage, to/from aircraft, which tends to slip from bare hands. They are ace for many other tasks though handling small nails/screws would be less practical.
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

  9. zero says:

    @Poppy: THanks Poppy for youir kind words and thoughts. You’re right … relaxation is the key.
    @John Costigane: Sorry John, your first email was caught in a spam box, probably due to a different email address and website. Our system is very sensitive to things like that.

  10. Deb from Boston says:

    Ouch! Well wishes for speedy recoveries from across the pond.

  11. Kris says:

    Ouch – get well soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Layla says:

    Ohh, sorry to hear about it!

    Falling down stairs seems to be ‘in’ these days..? My Sis fell a few weeks ago too & sprained her ankle & is okay now, already polluting the world! /sigh/
    I wish you & Mrs Green even speedier recovery!!

    The world needs all eco-warriors it can get!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Do take the necessary rest though.. hot tub DOES sound nice.. how eco is it? ๐Ÿ™‚ /sigh/

  13. rosemary in cheese cloth bundle with twine or thread. and epsom salts ( magnesium sulfate)or sea minerals..
    steep in hot water for 20 minutes.you and the bundle, and anyone else who may wish to help you heal.
    tendernesses to all. ns

  14. Mr Green says:

    @Deb from Boston: @Kris: @Layla: @nadine sellers:
    Thank-you Ladies for your kind thoughts. Nadine, that sounds good enough to eat… many thanks.

  15. sandy says:

    get well soon the greens, hope little miss green is OK

  16. Mrs Green says:

    Awww, bless yer hearts. Thank you everyone. I’m on the mend now. And even though my toes haven’t been working, it hasn’t stopped me barking orders from my sick bed LOL!

    Nadine, I never knew about using rosemary in this way – my knowledge stopped at arnica and comfrey. Interesting; thank you! For now, the lavender bottle is almost empty and needs replacing, but my goodness that stuff works to soothe the pain of body and restless mind.
    Unfortunately, my rosemary bush keeled over in our acid clay soil this year, but I know friends who have copious amounts, so I might go on a begging trip ๐Ÿ˜‰

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