Oops, slipping up in Blogtober

It was never going to happen.  Let’s face it – EVERY day in October?  I would bore myself!

But yesterday’s “no post” was not intentional.  It started with Kambarang, and bees in the Shed.

The traditional custodians of the land where I was born and still live have different names for our Seasons than those transposed by Northern Hemisphere migrants.  Previously, I have written of our missing “Spring”.  And then I checked the “Noongar calendar”…

@ noongarculture.org.au

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October.  Kambarang.  Flowers – both wild and cultivated in our yard.  Everywhere – right on time!

And with flowers – bees!   Up the back corner near the washing line, where the Grevilleas are flowered up to the max, pegging out the washing these days is accompanied by loud humming (not mine).

So – yesterday, the sun was shining, the day was warm.  I set up my table in the Shed to tackle those Uni assignments, opened the windows to soak up warmth of the day, and in flew bees.  I had to help them find their way out again.  And again.  And again.

When I packed up,a lone bee was lingering.  I left a window open as an escape hatch for him.  As I unpegged the washing off the line, I saw the bee leave the Shed.

I seized the moment to shut the Shed window.  Unfortunately, my plan of leaving obstacles in that garden patch to stop Pete the Supervisor from trampling the growing herbs,  backfired.  Admitted – it’s a bit of a mess…

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I have no idea exactly how, but…  end result… me planted on hands and knees in the dirt – we sat for 7 hours in the local hospital Emergency Department (until 3.45am!!) to be told I have broken my toe, and luckily have no breaks in my bruised shins and hand!   I have this funky shoe to wear for the next 6 weeks!  Or not…

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Well, that’s my excuse for yesterday, and my post for today.

I’m thinking sourdough for tomorrow but we’ll see how the wind blows…

Happy days to you, and love your bees : )

Sarah

 

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4 thoughts on “Oops, slipping up in Blogtober

  1. Yeah – felt so stupid – got all the “falls risk” questions – did I black out (no), any chest pain (no), dizziness (no)…etc.
    Just cluttered garden and haste!! But very glad no busted wrist or knees!!
    Have nice technicoloured toe though!!

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  2. Oh noooo! Poor you 😩 I slipped backwards onto rock in the garden recently and honestly thought I’d broken my backside. I was in agony and the resulting bruise was really something to behold. Not that I recommend beholding that part of my anatomy. (Eye bleach anyone?? ) Genuinely couldn’t sit down for three days… Ho hum 😂😂😂. Hope your toe mends really quickly!!

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  3. Maybe you did break your coccyx?? Ouch!! 😳
    At least my toe gives me an excuse to lounge around with my foot up – one of my specialties anyway 😂
    I’m hobbling round in slow motion in that stupid shoe – have realised how fast I usually walk!! And all the grumbling I usually do at people who walk slow…
    Life loves rubbing your nose in things doesn’t it???
    Clearly my blogging efforts have seriously slipped away too 🐌

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