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Monday, July 14, 2008

Well no one EVER said...

That my middle name was "Grace"!!! I tell you I have been everything but graceful the last few days.... (Some items below may not be suited for those with squeamish tummies - READERS BEWARE!!!)

It all started when hubby had to go out of town. Seems I can always find a way to make a mess while he is gone....

First the roof is leaking again!!! YES AGAIN!!! If you have been reading my blog for the past year - you will know what my roof leaked LAST YEAR when hubby was in Iraq!!! And here we are ten days shy of a year - and it is leaking again! IN THE SAME SPOT!!! GRRRRRRRR!!!

The good things - well I documented the leak and all my problems last year VERY WELL - so there is no doubt that this is the SAME LEAK in the SAME PLACE! Also there is a new person for me to deal with - and he seems VERY nice and ASSURES me that they WILL get it taken care of! And finally - at least I caught it before it came flooding into the house like it did last time!!! THANK YOU LORD!!!

So if that was bad enough - I stepped on a red wasp on Friday afternoon! And he stung the bejebbers out of me - in the arch of my right foot!!!

Scary looking ain't he!!!

I was walking around on my patio barefoot (this is nothing new for me - I am ALWAYS barefooted if I can get away with it!!) and I decided to trim the rose bush. When I stepped off the patio on to the grass it felt as if someone stuck an ice pick up through the arch of my foot!!! I have to tell you - I had instant tears!! I grabbed my foot and out from under it flew a red wasp!

Well my foot started swelling and I had this red rash go up my leg - I felt nauseous - it was not good! Took a Benadril and put ice on my foot - it took about two hours but it finally stopped hurting and the swelling went down enough I could walk on it!!!

Then on Sunday well- I stepped on the metal loop that sticks off the dog crate (you know those metal dog cages?)... and the metal went though the bottom of my foot and out the side of my heel! I kid you not!! Now the good note is because I am always barefooted - I have some calluses built up on the botom of my feet (I know I know - nasty - but hey - I am GLAD it was there!!!) Now the bad note is - when the wire jabbed up through my heel - it took the skin with it. So I had to get a needle and kind of pry the skin from under the injury! It was GROSS!!!

So - this is now what I am dealing with!!!

See I told you this might not be for the squeamish!!! So now I am trying to keep it clean and coated in antibiotic cream since I haven't had a Tetanus shot since I was six years old (I am allergic to them - go figure!!!) And I am finding it a little bit hard to get around on my tippy toes!

Ah - the joys of life!!! So - as I stated before - "Grace" is not my middle name! Oh to add insult to injure my Dad said that the next time hubby is due to leave town - to please let him know... he will see what he can do to rent me a rubber room!!!! WHATEVER!!!

Until Next Time!



debenj July 14, 2008 at 3:03 PM  

OUCH! & double OUCH!!!
By the looks of that wasp, it probably would have killed me (or darn close to it as I'm highly allergic to stings). That's one mean looking insect and one nasty looking hole on your foot. Hope it heals quickly without any infection setting in. I don't think a rubber room would work for you, you need a rubber or maybe one of those metal chain link shark suits :) LOL. TAKE CARE!!!

Joyce July 14, 2008 at 4:01 PM  

you are too funny! sorry you got hurt but you made me laugh with your story and I really needed a laugh today. Hope your foot (feet) get better soon! Joyce

Anonymous,  July 14, 2008 at 5:27 PM  

Ouch, that's what I was thinking too.

Lucky Charm Crafts by Lynn Barwald July 15, 2008 at 9:50 AM  

Lori, that IS GROSS!!! The picture of your foot anyway. SORRY you've had such a hard time lately! When it rains it pours! Hey, look at it this way.. bad things come and 3 and now you're done!!! XOXO, Lynn

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