Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ouch..even big girls cry...oh..and meet my Sister!!!

Had an errand to run this morning then afterwards oldest daughter and I decided to go ahead and hit a few garage sales today.

We were on our way to a sale in a really nice neighborhod when I tell daughter "let's walk along the sidewalk to get to the sale" because she had started to walk along the grass..
So we start walking along the sidewalk..and up by the walk there were some really pretty rose bushes..we were walking and commenting on the roses..when all of the sudden...

Whomp! Down I went and hard!..right on my hands!
Ouch, ouch, and double ouchy ouch!
And wouldn't ya know there was about half a dozen folks at the garage sale too.

But what hurt was I had scraped all the skin off of one of my hands by the bottom of my palm..ooh..and not only that, but it had a big splinter sticking out of it! A big piece of pine needle had slid right up into my hand too.

Both hands had splinters in them, but the hand that had the skin slap off of it had the biggest splinter wouldn't you know.
Well..the owner of the house came and asked if there was anything she could get me, and I told her that "a wet paper towel please" but she brought me a wet washcloth to hold on it.She told me that she hoped I had a better day..and I told her.."oh it's not a bad day at all..I just took the time to stop and smell the roses..and it caught up to me..literally"..we both laughed.
We looked around for a minute and I found a small mirror and small shelf that I'll paint red.
Then back here to the house to clean it all out.
That's when I cried.

Driving home not able to bend my hand really hurt. My one hand literally felt like it was on fire.
And has felt all day long like I have just literally laid it right onto a hot burner.

You should have seen me gritting my teeth when daughter helped pour the peroxide all over the raw part.
Oh my! I about climbed the wall.

But..I'm all bandaged up and what did I do after I got the splinters out and had a good cry?
I told everyone that I had gotten up too early and I was going to go take a nap..ha.
And I did. least part of me feels better now..ha. But yeah..sometimes even big girls cry..and gosh darn it..that hurt!!..and still hurts..but I'll heal.
I did manage to also find a cute old paper umbrella too for only 25 cents it has oriental type birds on it..real pretty, and a new travel cooler..a smaller sized rubbermaid cooler that was brand new.
So it wasn't all a loss.
Now onto the exciting news!!!!
meet my sister Emily!!

Maybe some of my other family members will join blogland eventually...but at least now one of my sisters has joined the fun!
Stop by and make Emily feel welcome why don't you!
Tell her "Garden Goose/Tina" sent you.
Thanks for stopping by!
May you have a lovely weekend.
~The Garden Goose~


Aunt Jenny said...

Oh poor thing. That sounds so much like something that would happen to me. I hope your hands are better really is the worst to have your hands really can't avoid using them, can you!!!
take care and have a nice REST of the holiday weekend!!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Oh dear, I was going to say Ive just stumbled across your blog, but after reading your post that maybe isnt the best way to put it, so I will say I have just found your blog and have enjoyed reading it. I am the kind of person who falls over all the time usually banging my head. HA HA! I hope your hands feel better soon