Big Meal Tomorrow

Today I have been cleaning and getting everything ready for a house full of family tomorrow. I will be hosting a meal for 14 people. That is a lot for me! My dining room does not seat 14 people at the same time. So I have to either have two seatings or set up a small table for just children in the living room.

A special children’s was my sister’s suggestion, but that makes me a little uncomfortable. I don’t want the children to feel like they are second class citizens or being excluded from anything. I have not made up my mind on that yet.

I will be too busy to get online for a couple of days, so I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow.

My Kitchen

Permission to leave dirty dishes in the sink (free clip art)

Permission to leave dirty dishes in the sink (free clip art)

Did someone put this sign up in my kitchen? It seems like every time I walk into the kitchen I find another pile of dirty dishes in the sink. Who is eating all this food and making a mess of my kitchen? What is so hard about putting dirty dishes into the dishwasher instead of setting them down right next to it?

Weird and Wacky Injuries



This week I have been suffering from a sore calf; I have somehow managed to pull the muscle whilst sitting still at my desk. This led to a conversation with friends about the most ridiculous ways in which we had injured ourselves. One friends confessed to having sliced her fingers in a blender, when her generous bosom pressed the ‘on’ switch for her, whilst another no longer has fingerprints on her right hand, following a metal-work incident. I have no right to laugh, of course, having once accidentally knocked something off a window ledge, reacted instinctively, and caught it. It was a cactus.

Dealing with people’s personal injury claims is a serious business, but for a bit of light relief I have put together a list of some of the most unusual, and improbable, accidents and injuries.

Food and drink

Aside from choking, which is no laughing matter, you wouldn’t think there was much else that you could do to injure yourself from simply eating or drinking. You would be wrong. Reddit users shared the following stories:

“I knocked myself out trying to eat nachos.”

“I was breaking off some chocolate. It was very difficult.” The result? Shoulder strain.

And of course, when you add alcohol into the mix, some impressive injuries can occur. “I was doing drunk yoga in the icy parking lot behind a bar at 1am…It was the worst decision ever.” Need we say more?


Children can get themselves into some interesting situations, “I got a concussion trying to be a trapeze artist on a towel rack. I was an adventurous, but very stupid four-year-old.” Worse is when adults try to behave like children, “I cracked my head open on an inflatable obstacle course.” And don’t think you’re safe from your own children – England footballer David Batty once sustained an injury to his Achilles tendon after he was run over by his own child riding a tricycle.


Batty is not the only footballer to receive an embarrassing injury, Rio Ferdinand once strained a knee tendon whilst watching TV, and David James pulled a back muscle reaching for the remote.

Household objects are not the only cause of injury to footballers, animals can be dangerous too. Norwegian defender Svein Grondalen once sustained injuries whilst out jogging, after colliding with a moose. Ouch.

And it’s not just the professionals, “I bruised my face falling into water too hard.”

Accidents and injuries can happen to anyone, and whilst they may not seem funny whilst you’re tweezing the cactus spines from the palm of your hand, once you’ve recovered you might have a good story to tell. Of course, if this accident was caused by the negligence of a third-party, and caused you significant distress, or required you to take time off work, you may have a claim for compensation. If your solicitor is not handling your case to your satisfaction, and you want a second opinion, contact SOS Claims and let us help you. We promise we won’t laugh.

Appreciating Our Veterans

Veterans (free clip art)

Veterans (free clip art)

My good friend, Walter served our Country and so did my Daddy, although Daddy served a very long time ago in World War II and he’s been gone a long time now. But Walter is one of the few men I know that served in the military and came home with no injuries and no PTSD. He is a good man and I’m proud to call him my friend – even if he didn’t read my blog!

So today we all honor our Country’s veterans and if you know someone who has served, you should give them a hug or a handshake and tell them to their face that we all appreciate their service.


This morning I heard a duet with Roy Orbison and K.D. Lang performing the song, “Crying.” It is a lovely version. I never would have thought to pair K.D. Lang with Orbison, but their voices blend perfectly. It is a touching song – I love it! I looked it up on YouTube and found a video for it – hope you enjoy it!