What a Gal

Last Friday, Isabella and I visited my in-laws.  While I was in another room, my m-i-l, age 82, decided to swing Bells between her legs – and lost her balance. 
As I entered the room they were in, I looked on helplessly as Mom fell hard on her pelvis trying to keep Bells from getting hurt.  She lay there quietly for what seemed like an eternity gathering her strength to get up.  Isabella crouched down next to her, rubbed her back and said, "Iss awight.  Yo okay."  (It’s alright.  You’re okay.)  Then she, Bells, walked away.  When the little one came back and found her greatgrandmother still on the floor, she planted herself by her side.
Mom was in pain and had a gash in her elbow.  An icepack and some bandaging and some rest on the sofa were the order of the day.  Bells – squiggly, wiggly, can’t stand still Bells – stayed, for the most part, by Grandma’s side.  Even if it hurt her, Grandma wouldn’t have admitted it because she has been wanting her greatgranddaughter to snuggle with her for so very long.
Who does the title, What a Gal, refer to?  I’ll let you decide.

What sound or noise do you love?  laughing babies and children

What sound or noise do you hate?  Scraping a fork across a plate Baring teeth

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  clinical social worker (MSW)

What profession would you not like to do?  daycare worker

I was in quite a funk last week.  I wonder if a number of you were, too, as there hasn’t been all that much activity.  Here’s hoping for more blogging and less funkiness.

Blessings for a new week, g

11 responses to “What a Gal

  1. RE my car knowledge…my daddy only had girls. I got it from him. This may be my last blogwalk for a while, depending on internet availability on the road trip. So here’s to it:
    Lovable Sound – the quiet of a mountaintop with a slight breeze, no roads in the distance to offer up traffic sounds, nothing but silence in nature.
    Detestable Sound – fingernails on a blackboard
    Profession to try – professional chef
    Profession not to try – accountant
    No funkiness here. Just anxiety about packing for a 7-week road trip with the kids. Yikes!

  2. What sound or noise do you love?  jingling of my keys as I"m arriving up and opening my door after workWhat sound or noise do you hate?  alarm clockWhat profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  Business owner of a catering business/teaching abused women to cook.  Name of business:  Carol’s Crossroads.  Great idea, huh?  (They would be working for me, of course, and learning a new skill at the same time.)  What profession would you not like to do?  Plumber, don’t ask…lol
    Yep still in that funk.  My blog says it all.  Hope the funkiness goes away soon.
    Hope you have a great week and that your mom recovers quickly from Bell’s visit.

  3. Little ones instinctively know when we adults need a tender touch, in my opinion anyway.
    No funk here – no time for it! Only two weeks of softball left to go!
    Hope your week is filled with blessings, too. -cindy

  4. hope your mum-i-law is better now. not good to have any fall at that age. but I’m sure your little Bell’s touch soothed her pain away. 🙂
    hw’s your own shoulder? Have you considered starting swimming or water aerobics again? I find it helps a great deal. I mean, I still have pain, but days when I swim, it gets somewhat better.
    Take good care!

  5. my condolences to your MIL.  how sweet that Bella stayed to look after her! 
    And I am with you – more blogging and less funk!

  6. Sorry to hear about grandmother Gail.  Please keep us updated about the continuing drama with the women in your family…lol.  My pulse rate has always been in the low 50’s (runner’s rate as you addressed), but it had dipped to almost 40 even at rest.  As I type this, I’m wearing a 24 hour EKG monitor to give the cardiologist a full days window view of my heart activity.  The diagnosis is not yet been determined.  I’ll send you a message with more detail.  BTW, how are you and the shoulder?  Perhaps we should start referring to each other as the banged, bruised, and battered friends!!  Oh well Gail, at least we still have some spunk left in us.  Don’t know about you, but I’ll go until I drop.  I’ve always been very active and can’t stand this stay-at-home and rest stuff.  So, what’s new with Bells?

  7. The title "What a Gal" refers to both mom and Bells. Hope Mom is OK!
    You can paint/decorate any of my cars with with kittens or cats.
    I need to work on doing the maniac monday and fiesta Friday memes. Give us a list of the older ones and I’ll start working on.them.
    Take care and Happy 4th!

  8. Oh my  goodness!  Hope your mom is totally okay soon.  Yeah, I’ve been in a funk as well.  No real reason.  Hope the sun starts shining on you soon!!  The internal kind, that is…as if summer isn’t hot enough!

  9. oh no…well the good part is that everyone was ok…my grandmother tried to play with the kids too…and she always ends up hurt as well…guess sometimes you just can’t stop them…♥~♥ :oD the shortest distance between two people is a smile… :oD ♥~♥

  10. Good things are happening!  Praise God!  Read all about it in my blog.  Thanks always for the uplifting words.

  11. Hello G,

    Dana has the right idea about yoiur blog title. I know of people that are younger than 82 that have given up. Hope your M-I-L feels better soon.
    Have a Happy & Safe Fourth of July!!!
    Peace & Blessings.

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