Wednesday, March 23, 2011

GRANNY FLUNKS OUT!

Yes, I flunked balance therapy!
I won't be blogging quite as often for the next few weeks. 
Some of you may remember that I was in physical therapy to improve my balance. Well, I guess you can say I flunked out last Friday. Having fallen on the steps in my garage and being unable to stand without aid, one might put off balance therapy for a while. 
Or you might say that I was a little late in starting therapy.
THAT SAID, I DID ATTEND THE SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE.

The day before my fall my family all went to the parade. I haven't been able to get all the pics from each family member as of yet. I copied these from my son's facebook. 
I hope you will enjoy these as a prelude.
You have to be early to get a good spot. Some areas are so crowded one can't see. We had a good spot.
These ladies had a captive audience for Girl Scout Cookie sales.
NO! This is not me or anyone I know. Other than the first pic of me
no relatives were  abused in the preparation of this post.

Of course this is a natural hair color this time of year in Savannah.

You know, he may be related to the young man above!
It doesn't take talent to get into the parade, just green attire!

Believe it or not there is a bank president and attorney in this group. Our local Shriners do a great job of supporting worthy charities. Children's Burn Center.

Wouldn't be a parade without bagpipers.
There were about five groups. A couple of the groups were from Ireland.

The Budwieser Clydesdales are my all time favorites. 
After the parade the party moves to Riverstreet for partying and green beer.
 By nightfall the crowd was shoulder to shoulder.

All in all, a fabulous day and fun was had by all.
We will pack up all the green for another year.
Hope you all had a great 
Saint Paddy's Day!
I will be posting from my files, some experiences that I didn't share last year. I really can't transport dishes and favorite accessories or work on projects with this walker.  I hate missing out on the fun so I will see you out there. 
I am joining the following parties. Please visit them and all the other great posts at their  party.


Outdoor Wednesday

44 comments:

La said...

I love St. Patrick's Day and it looks like Savanah knows how to celebrate.

I hope you heal quickly and that your balance improves.

Nikki said...

what a great time! You crazy lady...I have horrible balance too...some say my feet are too small for my height...whatever. I have though been looking into those silicone bracelets... check them out or ask your balance therapist abou them... Hope you are up and about soon!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So sorry to hear you got hurt. Great parade shots.

From the Kitchen said...

What fun! Here, they dye the Chicago river green!!

Hope you are able to resolve your balance issues with no more falls.

Best,
Bonnie

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

I'm sure I'd flunk balance therapy also!!! Looks like you had a great time at the parade and I love all of the photos!!! Take care and use this time to have a beautiful week!!!

Babs said...

What fun!! St. Patrick's Day in Savannah!
I'm so sorry about your fall and hope that you're back to your very best really soon. Enjoyed the photos. I heard that the St. Pat's day continued on through the weekend. Now that's celebrating. Hope you're feeling better soon.

grammy and papi said...

Sorry to hear about your fall. I also fell in the garage recently, I'm Grammy. Bruised both knees badly, crashed into a paint can with my face, requiring 8 stitches in my eyebrown and smashed my mouth, but other than that I was OK. LOL I looked terrible for awhile with FAT lip and black eye, but thankfully no broken bones. Hope you are recovering soon. Balance is important.

Loved your pictures of the St. Patricks Day Parade.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Laura Wilkerson said...

Ms. Ginger! You better take care of yourself! Don't make me pack up and come on over there and take care of you and sweet ol' Bob. Although I would if you needed me, just say the word :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I was wondering where you've been! Sorry to hear about your fall! Looks like you had a great time on St. Pat's Day though:@)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh ginger, I was just thinking of you yesterday. I am so sorry you had a fall. Get balanced soon, and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Take care.
XO
The parade looked awesome.

Miss Char said...

Ginger, I'll be praying that you get your balance issues under control soon. I struggle with balance issues too and know how easy it is to take a fall. Take care my friend.

Karen said...

Hi Ginger, I'm so sorry about your fall. Please take care and before you know it you'll be back in balance. Great parade pics!

Carol said...

Oh no, Ginger! Hope your recovery is uneventful and speedy!

Lisa said...

Having a fall is bad (and scary) enough without all the problems that come after. Yes, I hope you have a speedy recovery, and don't get too frustrated with your poor body. (Glad you got your priorities right and made it to the parade)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

So sorry about your spill. The St. Patrick's Day parade looks like so much fun. I've always heard that its a good one! This is my first visit to your blog. I am now a follower. My girlfriends and I are planning a trip to Savannah this summer. Visit me and follow me as well.
Take care, Jane
http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh bummer, heal quick! Then go to balance therapy right away!!!

Carol

mississippi artist said...

So sorry you had a fall, please get well soon! Loved the pictures of the parade,I bet you had a blast.

Jo said...

My Savannah Granny, you have been on my mind, and I always look to see post updates.
This hurts me all over to think of you falling.
I can't hardly stand it!
Please stop flunkin' test!

I really enjoyed the photo's of the St Paddy Day parade(I always went when we lived on Johnnie Mercer Blvd),sorry to say I haven't been back since 1986.
The photo of you smiling has put a smile on my face too!
(hugs)
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I see you had a bad Fall sweet lady this is not good so sorry. Call me if you can ~~~miss you!!!
xxoo
Diane

Farah Muzaffar said...

How are you feeling now Granny... but I think you enjoyed a lot... you looked very fresh in the picture... enjoyed the post very much ...
If you love to play with colours and flowers? Please visit me at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Gillian Layne said...

Ginger, you take good care of yourself. I think my Mom did simple exercises for balance as well because of ear problems; when she gets back from her trip I'll ask her. I'll be sending healing thoughts your way! :)

Curtains In My Tree said...

I have read that the st patrick's day parade and Day is a big deal in Savannah. My favorite girl trip place.
So glad you made it to the parade.

I will be there again not till October this year

Pearl said...

I am so very sorry to hear that you had a fall. Hope you heal quickly.
Your St. Patrick's Day photos are amazing. I just love all the smiling faces.
Take care.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Great St Pattys Day post. Also hoping you're walking a straight line and feeling better soon.
Hugs

xinex said...

What a fun parade, Ginger. You look so cute!...Christine

Tricia said...

Oh, I was so sorry to read of your fall! NOT fun! We miss your tablescapes! Thanks for all the great St. Patrick's Day photos from Savannah's famous celebration. Looks like a good time was had by all. Heal quickly!

Marlis said...

Please please take care of yourself first and foremost. My mom failed therapy twice. It's ok. Loved your photos of the parade. and you certainly look like a ray of sunshine and purdy as a pie! Thanks for dropping in with your kidn comments.

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I hope you are taking care of yourself sweet lady. I hope you got my Email~~~ Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new Tablescape. The weekend is coming sweet lady.Please take care !!!
XXOO
Diane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, I hope you are feeling much better when you read this!

Love your pictures. They are wonderful, and it looks like a crazy fun time was had by all. I would love to see this in person. So colorful!

Sending much love your way...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Oh, Ginger! I'm so sorry you were hurt but looks like you saw a great parade! Take care of yourself and if you can, I'd love to have you come to my party!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Designs By Pinky said...

I just said to my hubby the other day that I REALLY want to go to Savannah and stay for a few days to really SEE it. We were there for a day a few years ago: came over on the ferry from Hilton Head. I know I would love the city. I am so sorry about your fall! Hope you are better soon. I will be your newest follower now too! XO, Pinky

podso said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog and for following. I enjoyed your St. Pat parade pics (and oh yes, I love Savannah) and am sorry about your fall and balance problems. Hopefully you are improving soon. Your desert rose tablescape is beautiful! My dishes were my mom's and we gave them to her later in her life because she had always loved them. She is now in an assisted living place so when we broke up her home, they came to my house as I had always loved them!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that you fell. I do hope you recover soon.

Love seeing all the green.

Mallory said...

Hi Ginger! Thanks for stopping by my blog! So sorry to hear about your foot. That sounds just awful! I'm excited to start following you back! :)

Ann said...

Oh! get well soon and take care of yourself.
As you know my son lives in Savannah. What great pics from the parade, brough back such memories of my vist last year. Love River Street. I heard that a couple of years ago there was a power cut on St. Patricks Day and it was difficult to get everyone from River Street due to the steep steps.
Anyway Happy Week

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Sorry to hear of your fall! Hope you're better as of now. You looked like you had a lot of fun at that parade, and had first row! It looks like it was a blast! Take care Ginger.
XO
FABBY

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh I am so sorry about your fall (and your flunking out of balance therapy ~ you're so cute). You look adorable in your St. Pat's hat, and the parade looks like so much fun. Will be saying prayers for you. Hope you are better very soon. laurie

LV said...

Do not give the blog a thought Your blogging friends will be here for you when you feel like posting. I regret you are having such issues. Trust things will start improving soon. Thanks so very much for feeling like visiting me today.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, I sure hope you are doing better. I was thinking of you when the storms tore through Florida last week and hoping y'all weren't getting it in Savannah. We had two big trees go down (in Central Florida on property we have there), and they fell from the neighbor's yard within five feet of our back porch. It was terrifying. They got the trees out of the yard, but they dug trenches, knocked down bushes and fences, and generally made a mess. The sprinkler guys were here today (till another storm front ran them off), and they were amazed that the thing went "between" the sprinkler rows). God did it. He also kept it off of our house. I feel so grateful.

So, I'm here tending to things, plus I went to a funeral and am going to two parties. I might not go to one today if it doesn't stop raining. It's a mess outside. That's what is going on in my world. That, and Mr. Magpie has the flu. I feel so bad for him because I'm not there to help. I'm here overseeing the mess.

Anyhow, hope things are much better there and that you are enjoying a lovely spring...

XO,

Sheila :-)

SmilingSally said...

Hi Ginger,

Please place a link to Blue Monday on your post and return to link in again to Mr. Linky. You can find the code in my sidebar.

http://smilingsally.blogspot.com

Sally

Maggie said...

Hi Ginger.
Sorry to hear that you have been in the wars and are still having trouble getting about.
It must be all the green beer that's a fault!
Thanks so much for bringing back great memories of the St Patricks Day Parade which we enjoyed a few years back.
Hope you're back on your own two feet again soon.

Light and Voices said...

Being off balance isn't fun! Hang in there. Thanks for posting the St. Patrick's Day parade pictures. I love a parade!
Joyce M

Jane said...

Sorry you are hurt...hope you mend quickly!!!

Love your parade shots. Savannah is a great place for parades...

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday Participant to share a piece of your world. So sorry to hear about your health problems.

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