Sunday, 15 November 2009

Friday 13th November - The Big Day

Don't know about other countries in the world but in England Friday 13th is always considered by the superstitious to be an unlucky date. Never mind what month it is, on Friday 13th the superstitious stay in bed.  My Little Grandma was terrible.  In fact she was a spooky old lass all round.  When we visited you had to hope the weather stayed fine because if you saw the storm clouds gathering at dinner time, te chances were you wouldn't get fed!  The least hint of thunder and lightning and that was it.  All things metal had to be out of sight.  That meant no knives and forks, no tea pot, no cooking pots - in fact no cooker either!  If you had hair grips they had to come out.  If you were half way through a meal she would throw a cloth over everything on the table and  we hadn't to touch anything.  I don't know what good she thought a cotton table cloth would be if lightnin struck!

I'm not sure whether or not I'm truly superstitious but on this Friday 13th I had to be up and doing because it was the day of  The Handover.  My friendly neighbourhood wheelchair OT (occupational therapist) came round so I could officially take possession of the electric wheelchair I've waited so long for.  More than a year have I waited for it and now - Ladles and Jellyspoons - I give you..............THE CHAIR.
I know what you're thinking: "Wouldn't you think she could have taken out that extra bit of cushion out from under the 'proper' cushion."  I should have.  Would have lookdd nicer but to tell the truth I forgot,  I'm using the extra bit to lift me up higher (me being awful wee)

Eeeeeh I went up to town on Saturday, to the camera shop.  We have a verygood familyrun one here where they really know what they're talking about and guess what?  They managed to retrieve all 118 photos of Keith's birthday that I thought we had lost.  Oh happy day so here he is, the birthday boy............ and a girlfriend!

C - H - E - E - R - S!!!!!!



I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is some fancy chair for sure. It appears bigger than I thought it would be. I'm glad to hear that the 13th or no, it arrived! Cheers to your Keith on his birthday! What a sweet girlfriend he has!

Teacher's Pet said...

That is a Cadillac of a chair....and I am sooo excited for you.
I'm a 'wee' person, I go for the cushions!! You go girl!
Happy birthday, Keith (glad that you were able to retrieve the photos)....
Smiles from Jackie

joolzmac said...

WooHoo Angie - she's a real doozie! No stopping you now. Bet getting those photos back put a smile on your dial too! I think you will have to do some 'out and about' posts, showing us your new independence.

Cheers - Joolz

Grammy Staffy said...

I am so glad that you got your wheelchair. Friday the 13th was not unlucky for you. It was a nice day for me too. I think it is funny that Friday the 13th gets a bad rap. I have heard all of my life that it is unlucky but I don't ever remember an unlucky thing happening on that day...humm? Could the superstitions be wrong???

So glad you got your pictures back. Yippee!!!

I am still sick today and don't have time to put up with this nonsense. My throat is on fire and my head feels like it is 3x it's normal size. (I know some people may think I always have a swollen I agree with them.)

Thanks for dropping by my post. Your comments always make me smile.I hope I didn't pass my sick germs on to you my dear. Hugs, Lura

Ora said...

Hi Angie...great pics...Keith looks like a sweetie!!! and glad your chair is there...and hope it gives you comfort and joy (sounds like Christmas LOLOL) your days!!!! and I laughed about your granny...and her superstitions...I am not...but I don't go out of my way to walk under ladders...and mess with black cats LOLOL...hugs to ya...Ora

Marie said...

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrreat Chair Angie!!! Fantabulous darlink, just fantabulous!! Friday the 13th has always been my lucky day and this past one was no different. Can you believe I won twice on the European Lottery! Yeppers! A grand total of £8.10 . Lucky me, I know!! (Wish it could have been 45 million, but oh well beggars can't be choosers right?) I LOVE THE PICTURES OF KEITH! What a wonderful smiling face! Happy belated birthdays from Todd and I to him. He's a real sweetie pie! WE loved meeting him and you, of course! I send oodles of love and hugs to you both. xxoo

LYN said...



Sage said...

Hi Angie,
Love that carriage. Hope all is well with you.
Take care,

Jasper said...

Oh WOWWWWW! That is one fine chariot! It looks fantastic; hope it's easy to drive. Do you have to wear L plates?! You'll have to share all the details of your excursions, you know!

And happy birthday Keith (bit late there, sorry). That's the first pic I've really seen of him - you've got yourself a good looking one there, mate. He's a keeper! Nice of him to buy his new girlfriend a pint!

LOTS of love (try not to do too many wheelies!),

R&J xxxxx

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