Tuesday, January 3, 2012

5 days at the Circus



Well, five days at the Circus AKA New England Baptist Hospital.  I was a petulant little Circus Goer.  Oh, yes, I started out excited to see the Clowns, the high wire acts, the Bare-back Rider, but they must have put something in my cotton candy because I thought the costumes were a bit tawdry, the facilities run down, the animals too thin and shy and instead of being funny, the Clowns seemed, well, confused.
Every night there was a vivid film of my job with famous floral designers helping me out with an impossible deadline.  A novel addition to any Circus! Why was I so crabby? The clowns arrived twice a  day, but they argued about the skits: get into the little car? get out of the little car? Walk toward the audience? away from the audience? wear the funny white stockings? take off the funny white stockings?  Why are they arguing at the Circus? Shouldn't they have rehearsed? 

 While I'm pretty sure the Cotton Candy was the culprit, and not the Circus/Hospital, I'm glad to say I'm happy to be home. Oh, and why did I go there?   To have my knee replaced.   There's no photo for that, but plenty of metaphors which are inappropriate for this blog! 

11 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

Glad that you're home from the circus and hopefully on the mend.

marlowe said...

Home is always better -- even if they don't have 'cotton candy" on IV.
Hugs!

flwrjane said...

I'm pretty sure drugs were involved, and I'm not talking a sugar high.

But I'm glad you're home and hope the recuperation goes swimmingly.

xo jane

webb said...

Husband has been there, done that. Not particularly fun. Take your meds - religiously - and do your rehab. He's playing tennis again, but it took a while.

Good luck! I'd send flowers if I knew a good florist in your area. (Kidding, of course.)

Bow Street Flowers said...

Thanks again Steve for checking in on the Circus fun!

Thanks to you too, Caliornia Girl of Mine.

Thank you Auntie Jane! I think now that a Fellini poster would have nailed the real essence of my experience.

Thank you Webb! I was warned about the pain and the long rehab, but what to compare it to? I will steadfastly follow your advice!

Sprout said...

My mother-in-law said the last time she went to the circus they served icecream on the flying train!

Hope you get well soon!

Bow Street Flowers said...

Hey Sprout! Woo Hoo! This sounds better than bickering clowns!! Thanks for the good wishes.

Falls Flowers said...

ooh, i hate the circus! it's never as fun as they promise it will be. i'm sure you'd rather be here, helping me find my next hiree!! :D recuperate well, and keep an eye on the mail... xop

The Monkey Flower Group said...

A new year, a new knee! Hurray!

Glad you're home, and hope you feel better soon.

xxoo,

Jaime

flowers on my table said...

You poor thing, I hope you are recovering well? Both my knees are knackered from spending years on them painting furniture and kitchens. I can't say that I am looking forward to the day I get cotton candy!

Take care of yourself, and don't return to work too soon! I hope you have a very happy 2012, with love, Linda x

flowers on my table said...

Just popped in to say hello and wish you well. Love Linda x