Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Some good news wanted please....

I had a horrible dream last night which left me feeling shaken & unsettled this morning.

I dreamt that DH died of pneumonia.

Both DD & I were understandably devastated. I remember feeling the overwhelming weight of responsibility when I realised that I had to tell her. All I wanted to do was crawl into bed & pull the duvet over my head & shut the world out but I couldn't. I had to be strong for DD as her world had fallen apart. She's very close to her father & a total Daddy's girl. I also had try to go back to work after an acceptable period, manage the house, insurances etc, the dogs still needed walking & feeding & I just wanted to crawl into bed & mope. I felt totally alone in the world & wanted a hug more than anything but there was nobody there to hug me.

When I woke up DH was whinging as I'd clung to him like a limpet for most of the night & he hadn't slept very well.

Then today I took a call on my direct line at work:

Mrs xxx, its xxxxxxxx school

xxxxx is ok but...........

At this point my imagination went into overdrive: ambulance, intensive care blah blah blah ...

It turns out that DD had collided with another child whilst playing football. She couldn't swim last Saturday as she had injured herself playing football & has loads of galas coming up so I'd asked her not to. Her face, I was warned, wasn't pretty!

However it wasn't as bad as I had imagined: A big black eye which is half closed but no cuts or broken teeth.

8 comments:

susoolu said...

Poor sweetie - hope she isn't in too much pain, glad it is nothing too serious. (And isn't black and red one of her favourite colour combinations? And stop eating cheese before bedtime - cut out those bad dreams!)

HazelNutcluster said...

You poor thing! And poor daughter too, glad it's not worse. Football sounds dangerous!

I know about those horrible dreams, I have them a lot. It was close to full moon, that can make a difference. No, I'm not insane, it's true ;)

You want to hear some good news? Erm, I was quite happy to read on knittyinpink's blog that Colinette have a new yarn and 2 new pattern books. Will that do?

Hope DD recovers soon and looks lovely for her galas.

Anne said...

Oh ((((((())))))) lots of hugs - I hate dreams like that, they really do give you an emotional hangover for the rest of the day. And then your DD's accident on top of it, no wonder you're feeling wobbly - at least there's no lasting damage, although I'll bet she'll be avoiding mirrors for a bit.

I guess the good news is that it really was all a dream about your DH.

As for some good news, well, I don't know if it quite counts as that, but it made me smile - Scottish pupils are going to be getting lessons in fake tanning - see http://www.guardian.co.uk/medicine/story/0,,1688592,00.html

Hope you shake the wobblies off soon.

Carolyn said...

Oh what an awful nightmare. They're still just as scary as when you were a kid aren't they? I periodically dream Eddie is leaving / has left me. I always wake up feeling absolutely bereft.

Sorry about your DD - mind you I remember at her age getting a brand new riding hat and being told I WAS NOT to ride my pony bareback back to her paddock. Did I listen? Did I hit a tree branch and rip a hole in said new hat? Ooh that took some explaining ;)

Wye Sue said...

Congratulations you have been choosen to receive a skein of Colinette yarn, to be presented at Skipnorth....
Thought you needed cheering up and I *need* to go shopping for me & my SP and I'm coming north as well :-)
So one day next week I'm going to the factory .....

Daisy said...

oh goodness what a horrible dream. I hope you forget about it quickly.
Ouch for DD too, I'm glad it wasn't any more serious.

Andrea said...

The good news is ..... it was only a dream:)

TutleyMutley said...

EEek. How horrible. Hope dh remains well and dd is looking/feeling better. Huggles your way.