Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

Cocaine Princess here.

As you know from the entry posted here sister broke her leg and when I brought her home from the hospital sister was refusing to use the crutches she was given because she thought she didn't need them. 

I've been very busy this holiday season with work and that meant many hours away from home and despite sister telling me she would be fine I didn't feel comfortable leaving her alone in the house with only one working leg which is why I suggested I hire a nurse to come in and help out for a bit. She felt she didn't need one and although I'm always use to getting my way I backed down and said, 'okay. I won't hire a nurse as long as you use your crutches.' She agreed and promised she would.

One morning sister requested a bagel while she was in the family room. Those of you who know me are more than aware that I don't have a domestic bone in my body but I am capable of toasting a bagel and a couple of other things too. I popped two in the toaster and asked whether she wanted it buttered or with creme cheese. 

SISTER: Just plain, darling.

ME: Eww, how can you eat a bagel without any type of spread?

No big surprise but she didn't answer back. As I waited for the bagels to toast I ran upstairs to get my phone after hearing it ring.  I was nearing the bottom of the stairs when I heard a loud thud sound followed by "OW!" I ran back into the kitchen and what did my green eyes see? Sister on the floor and the container of Philadelphia creme cheese laying beside her. 

ME: What the hell happened?!

SISTER: I changed my mind, I wanted the creme cheese.

ME:  So you thought you'd get it by yourself without your crutches?! You couldn't wait for two seconds for me to get back?!

I asked if she was alright and sister replied she couldn't move her arm.  

Trip #2 To The Hospital

Throughout the car ride and even while waiting in the ER I didn't say a word to sister despite her trying to talk to me. To say I was mad was an understatement. To make a long story short, sister's fall resulted in her breaking her right arm.  

I finally broke my silence.

ME:  Congratulations! Within a period of 6 days you managed to break your leg and arm.

Sister didn't just break her arm but according to the doctor the break was nasty and because her right hand is now in a cast even if she wanted to she's unable to use her crutches to get around.

I still don't understand why she kept on refusing to admit she needed help or why she was so hell bent on not using her crutches? Her not using the crutches resulted in sister losing her balance from the weight of the air cast. Had she used them she wouldn't have fallen.

Question: How is it that someone that's so smart (university educated) have so little common sense?


And so because of sister's injuries my annual winter vaycay to the hot, sultry tropics is on hold. This morning I didn’t wake up and slip on my bikini to head down to the white sandy beaches of South America. I will not be laying under a palm tree while sipping a Rum Runner. Of course sister said it would be okay for me to go (she's in more than good care) but it just didn't feel right leaving her. Needless to say my best friend Valentina was beyond upset. I'm not going to lie, I too am upset but as sister said to me the other day, things happen for a reason.  I'm a big believer of that but it still doesn't make it any easier. 


Earlier in the week I was doing a little Christmas shopping. Just when you think you're done there's always that one more present. While browsing around I found this: 

And in that same store I saw this. Too cute, eh?

Weather wise it's been quite rough for us. On the weekend we had a massive ice storm. Everything is literally encased in ice. Thankfully our power was out for less than 12hrs but hundreds of thousands of people are still without power. Our entire neighborhood looks like it's made out of ice, it's quite pretty but I've never seen anything like this before. The other day I stepped outside onto the walkway and it felt like I was walking on glass.


I love this holiday song.  How beautiful are their voices and not to mention the amazing lyrics.

My lovely ones, from the bottom of my Colombian heart I wish you all a Merry Christmas/Joyful Holiday. Feel and embrace the joy and love this season has to offer.


Cocaine Princess


Red Shoes said...

I think this is my mostest favoritest post of yours EVER!!!

Of course, except for the part where your trip was delayed... :o(

I LOVE the Santa/Scrabble cartoon!!!!

Merry Christmas, dear!!!


Cocaine Princess said...

Red Shoes at 12:05
Thank you, Shoes. Merry Christmas.

Gorilla Bananas said...

What rotten luck, Miss Princess. Your sister has some kind of psychological issue, without a doubt. Maybe it arises from a fear of growing old. I recently learnt about ice storms in Canada in a TV documentary. Apparently they arise from an unusual band of cool air which causes the rain to re-freeze.

Cocaine Princess said...

Gorilla Bananas at 5:47,
Or she's just stubborn....

Rumpole said...

I write fiction and I couldn't/wouldn't make up a series of events like this. Truth is stranger than fiction. I hope your sister gets better and you never mentioned whether, with the broken arm, she agreed to get the Tylenol three prescription fulfilled.

Cocaine Princess said...

Rumpy at 9:17,
She was asked but once more she refused which ticked me off....again!

Miss Stormy Marples said...

The Prayer song is the Best. I love the one that Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli sing and the one with Celine Dion and Josh Groban too.

What drama with ur sister!!! I'm sorry.

Dream of the sunshine and beach. Hopefully, u can go in a couple of weeks.

Christmas has been "magical" for me this year. I am at peace with myself and those around me. It's a good place to be.

Kenneth Noisewater said...

Happy holidays. Hope you and your sister are injury free in the new year.

Bruce Johnson said...

Try dealing with yiur sisters antics when she is 86 years old! That is what we have to put up with regarding my mother in law. Beyond frustrating. Have a Great New Year Princess!