5 Sep 2014

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE

1. Ever since I sprained my left leg on Sunday by slipping and falling on the wet pavement of the midi market, I mostly sit or lay and hobble a bit around like a slow rapid. I feel like a prisoner ! Fortunately I can drive, in my automatic car, my left leg is anyway useless ! To change a bit the wallpaper I drove to Nicole to sit on her terrace in the sunshine. She wasn't in a better shape, she has a sciatic in her right leg, and hobbles too, which makes a nice pair of us when we hobble together. Usually her dog Charlie walks slowly behind us, now he walks in front when we hobbled to my car.

2. I take antiinflammatory pills and move as less as possible. I spent my time at the computer and watch TV, and watch our street like Google street watch. Even watching the garbage men became interesting.  When I am fed up I take my car and drive a little around. As it was mostly raining, I couldn't take any pictures either.

3.


My neighbor's car broke down and had to be towed ! Mr. G. was full of compassion. At least I had something to watch ! Otherwise I only see people walking their dogs or some joggers !



I managed to change the bedsheets and dared to do it while cat Arthur was sleeping on my bed. He wasn't pleased and stayed until the last minute when finally he gave up when I tried to vacuum him !

4. My identity card had to be renewed and as my leg was a little better (at least I thought so) I went to the city hall. Of course I didn't find a parking space close to the entrance and when I finally arrived the lady told me that my passport pictures weren't good. I had to hobble across the street to a photo automat, and had pictures made especially for passports and identity cards,



on which you look like "Wanted" because you are not allowed to smile ! The result was this ! Not very flattering ! If ever I will be checked and arrested as a terrorist, I can understand !

5.


My painting class has started a new school year and for this event I offered myself a new school bag with wheels ! My paint tubes became so heavy to carry, in a normal bag, now with the wheels it is very easy ! The blue canvas is a new painting I started.

We were all happy to see each other again after two months, and the coffee break was very long, everybody talked about holidays !

7 comments:

pattisjarrett said...

Your art bag on wheels is inspiring! Sorry to hear about your fall. Hope your body mends quickly. We aren't allowed to smile on our driver ID cards, either. I like what you did with yours! :)

diane b said...

The stupid thing about passport photos is that they don't really look like you anymore. Arthur is a determined puss. Sorry to hear about your sprained leg. Hope it is better soon before you go ga ga. It will be fun for you to return to Art classes.

Jo said...

In South Africa during we've had to change our ID books for Smart Cards. I received mine when we went home in July. From quite a reasonable photo I've regressed to something which looks as though I'm lying in my coffin when they took the photo. I wondered if I really looked so awful, until I saw Grant's and several of our friends' ID Cards! I hope your leg is better soon. I can just imagine Charlie reveling in the fact that he is quicker than the normally "fast"ladies he's with! Love your bag with wheels and look forward to seeing your new painting. Have a great weekend. Jo

Jo said...

In South Africa during we've had to change our ID books for Smart Cards. I received mine when we went home in July. From quite a reasonable photo I've regressed to something which looks as though I'm lying in my coffin when they took the photo. I wondered if I really looked so awful, until I saw Grant's and several of our friends' ID Cards! I hope your leg is better soon. I can just imagine Charlie reveling in the fact that he is quicker than the normally "fast"ladies he's with! Love your bag with wheels and look forward to seeing your new painting. Have a great weekend. Jo

Mara said...

Oh my, I come back after nearly two weeks' holiday and you go and fall! Hope you feel better by now.

That suitcase looks full! I wonder what (or who) you will be painting this year.

Sandra Carlier said...

Your new school bag with wheels looks very nice! I should have one like this as I bring often so many things for the pupils! Hope Nicele and you you get better now!Big hug to Charly!

Linens and Royals said...

Sorry but I need the $1000 so I will alert Interpol about you.
We don't have Identity cards here but I'm sure we are being tracked anyway, I refuse to even have a supermarket loyalty card. None of their business how much chocolate or cat food I buy.