Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017

Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Monday, April 11, 2016

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I is for Injury
My women's church group was having a First Aid demonstration at one of their month meetings. There was also a display of what you can do with emergency food storage. One of the ladies had made bread with stored wheat and it was available for eating. The bread was fantastic but her knife was way sharper than mine at home and I sliced my thumb. I have pictures at the end of the post.

Now I also had jury duty that week and we had several outings planned for a staycation. I was so worried about scaring and making sure there was no infection that I babied my thumb like you wouldn't believe! Luckily it was my left hand as I'm right handed but I was still bumping it all day a jury duty and left blood smears on my notes. :-( I stopped at a urgent care cent on the way home. It was too late to get stitches but I should have so I got a wrist brace to help me remember to be careful. Instead of keeping my thumb free, I kept it braced next to a finger and stopped bumping it while writing.

Vacation was fun. I didn't use the brace but was extra careful when washing my hand and carried extra supplies so I could wrap it with dry bandages. Sure the family laughed and teased a little but paused when I needed to and weren't mean about it.

The fun thing is that there is NO lose of feeling in the tip of my thumb and NO scar. Even knowing exactly where I was cut, I can't find evidence.

Okay, now for a picture. I should have taken one of the pad of my thumb :-( as the cut went from my fingernail to half way across the back of my thumb! I'm serious, 3/4 of the tip of my thumb was sliced!

(extra space just in case but the picture isn't too bad as it is a couple of days after the cut) - sorry it's blurry!

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