DISCLAIMER: This post includes a story about an injury sustained to my finger. If you are as squeamish as I am, you may  not want to read!  No pictures though, only my words!

If you are following my 365 blog you know this is the same picture from Sunday, but it goes with the story of the day, today as well!

I am in the throws of getting ready for Cambree's big 4th birthday celebration on Saturday.  This is the state of my buffet right now...loaded down with creative things to make decorations out of.

I have seen these tissue paper pom-pom flowers on several different blogs that I follow and I wanted to give them a try and use them at CJ's party.  So yesterday afternoon while Westynn was napping I decided to whip these up.  They should have been really easy and quick to put together. 

The first one went together with relative ease.  It was a little tricky getting the edges rounded, but I managed.

I wanted the second one to be a tad bit smaller so I trimmed up one edge and proceeded.  When it was time to create the rounded edge, well, that's the time when it all fell apart.  Instead of going for my favorite pair of scissors I took the lazy way out and grabbed the closest pair from the desk.  I don't know exactly how it happened, but somehow I cut off the top of the knuckle on my left index finger. 

I'm not going to give details here, because frankly, it will make me sick!  Let's just say that God did not give me the gift of dealing with injuries.  I immediately grabbed a paper towel to soak up the blood and headed to the bathroom to get a bandage.  It was in the bathroom that the room started to spin and I started to get sick to  my stomach and things began to go black. 

Oh, and let me just mention that I had cupcakes in the oven at the time as well!!

So, being the smarty pants that I am, I stumbled to the chair and called Jeremy to come home and bandage me up!  Yep, right in the middle of the afternoon.  Once he arrived home, he immediately began to make fun of me....but he's always known that I don't do well with this sort of thing.  He kept referring to it as a "paper cut" but the skin on the scissors begs to differ!  Anyways, he got me all bandaged up and in the chair with a pail and a glass of water.

It took me about 30 minutes, but I eventually felt better and went about the rest of my day.  And I think it will heal okay, but it in right where my finger bends and it is going to take FOREVER!!!

But there is one more thing that I have to admit here.  Before all of the room spinning and such my first thought was that I had a perfect blog post....what would be the best thing to photograph!  HA!  I considered the skin on the scissors, making you guess what had happened.  I thought about taking a picture of the wound....which for obvious reasons would not have worked for me!  Ultimately, I just decided to tell you about it and spare you the photos.

Oh and the cupcakes.  Well the timer went off while I was waiting for Jeremy to get home, so I had to stumble to the kitchen and try to retreive the cupcakes from the oven AND remain upright at the same time!  Thankfully, the cupcakes were saved.  The only thing lost yesterday was a huge chunk of my skin!


Becky said...

I've never had a problem with blood, but recently Tristen cut his finger open on a pocket knife that required a trip to the ER. While they were looking at it, they were messing with it, and spread the cut open, looking inside it. I remember suddenly feeling hot and saying: WOW--it's really warm in here. Next thing I know I am in a chair with a cold washrag on my forehead and everyone paying attention to ME, not Tristen, who is laughing so hard he's about to fall off the table.
Hope your finger is better!! Ick.

The Murphy's said...

LOl! Poor thing. I too am always thinking "ohhh, let me get my camera. I must blog about this!" Hope you heal quickly!

Rhonda said...

Wow, I'm sure sorry! I've "nipped" my knuckles while giving the boys haircuts before, but I can't imagine a CHUNK. Well, I can, but I don't want to! Hope it heals soon. Hope your party for Cambree goes great!