Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Boy Am I Sidelined!!!

I was blazing through my chores yesterday and came to the one that is usually my favorite, chopping veggies. I bought 10 green bell peppers on sale and needed to cut them up to freeze. I was on the last piece of the last pepper and the knife(and my hand) was wet. I sliced through the tip of my right thumb, bad. Luckily I was able to keep pressure on it for about 45 minutes and it didn't bleed too much. Mark brought me some gauze, liquid bandaids and a finger cot(metal splint) so I was fixed up in a jiffy. It probably needed stitches but I'm not sure they could go where this injury is very well. This morning it was throbbing pretty bad and I can't do simple things like put on clothes or crochet without some major adjustments. Actually, I can't crochet much at all so that afghan(Christmas present) might be way late getting to its recipient.

Mark is out of town today, he had to pick up equipment on one of their patients in McKinney and then meet someone for lunch to deliver some helios bases the guy bought, and then meet with a pharmacist who wants to sub-lease their Commerce office from them. It would be nice if he didn't have to work any more 12-hour days. He left this morning before 6.

So, that leaves me to get the rest of the house in order. There is laundry to be done, fresh sheets to be put on the beds(that ought to be interesting with my thumb), mopping, decluttering, and menu planning. Sigh. I'm wearing my favorite shirt though, it says, "After viewing her calendar for the week, she went ahead and pre-medicated.", how funny is that?

Oh yeah, wanted to tell about this! My neighbors are having their concrete slab(the whole house) stained to look like rock. It is exquisite! There are geometric designs scored into the concrete and painted leaf accents here and there. I think they used 3 or 4 different browns including a saddle tan, a rust and a dark chocolate. Last night Puppy-girl and I went over because they were unloading the POD that has been on their driveway since late September. I thought maybe the floor was finished but it isn't quite. They just didn't want to have to rent the pod for another month. Anyway, I would LOVE to have that sort of flooring but worry about the hardness and lack of sound absorbing that concrete has. They said the worst problem has been the fact that my dad's sealant job on the slab was so good that it has been hard to get the stain to take(my dad built this house in 1979). The artists are having to scrape the entire floor by hand with a razor blade putty knife contraption. It is taking "for freaking ever" said the lady of the house. Maybe when it is done they'll let me take a picture or three to share.

Now, I'm off to mop this wreck of a kitchen.

4 comments:

Karen M. Gibson said...

Ouch! You need to let those wonderful, thoughtful kids of yours put those sheets on the bed and maybe even mop the floor! You need to rest that thumb!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

So sorry to hear about your injury, Molly. Not a very convenient time to have your hand bandaged up.
Oh yeah, I need me one of those t-shirts.

Chickenbells said...

Gol dang! Ouch!! I love chopping veggies...choping my fingers? not so much! I guess it isn't Christmas until someone cries...or bleeds profusely and then faints! I hope that you take it easy on that poor thumb of yours...

I love that staining thing they do to concrete...my mother's neighbors had it done to their walk way and it's all textured too...I would love to do it to Foolsewoode, but can only imagine the cost! I can't wait to see the pictures...

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