Friday, December 3

You never know what might happen. . .

Anybody wanna guess what this is?

It's a photo of my left hand. Just for the record, I don't normally keep that attractive bandage on my hand.

Last night, as I was industriously cutting a piece of cardboard with a very sharp box cutter--you know what I'm going to say, don't you?

I'll spare you the gory details. Suffice it to say there are lots of blood vessels in your fingertips. Two hours after the accident, after lots of compression and elevation, my finger was still bleeding.

Oh, well. It had been 21 years since I'd had to get stitches. And won't a new scar complement my always-pristine manicure? (Please tell me you like sarcasm.)

So how about you? Have you had a good day?


  1. so sorry Richella; hope it heals soon - and no pain.

  2. Oh NO!!! I HATE when that happens!! It will be a battle scar you can tell your children, grandchildren and GREAT grandchildren about!!

    Hope you heal fast!

    Lou Cinda

  3. I'm so sorry, Richella. I sliced mine trying to cut an onion not long ago. Until then, I didn't realize how much a finger can bleed. Hope you feel better soon. Carla

  4. Ouch! Did you have to have stitches? I hope it heals quickly. My day is a 'stuffy' one, my sinuses are acting up and I can't taste much :(

  5. Oh my goodness...I swear I just wrote this same post about 3 weeks ago haha! Bless your heart I know just how you feel.

  6. OUCH, girl!!!!
    I am so so so sorry that happened to you!
    I'll bet it was scary!
    I HATE when I accidentally cut my finger!!
    How long before it is healed and the stitches come out?
    I just asked the Lord to heal you quickly!
    BIG [sympathetic] HUG!

  7. OH NO! Bless your heart! I am so sorry! I hope you at least got the good drugs. HA! Hope it feels better really soon!

  8. Richella I am so sorry. OUCH!
    I sure hope and pray your poor finger heals quickly.

    Take Care, ~Melissa

  9. Oh no! Prayers for swift healing & minimal scaring! Hope your weekend gets better. :-)

  10. Oh, you poor thing! I have had stitches too many times to count! I hope you heal up fast!


  11. Ouchy! Crazy... I just shattered my crock pot in my hands on Tuesday and got 10 stiches in 2 of my fingers! Must be something going on this week;) I hope you heal fast!

  12. Bless your heart and I know that had to hurt! I see some bandage decorating in your future. :)

  13. take care... and let me look on the bright side: someone else is going to ahve to do the dishes!!!!!!!!

    love you!

  14. Lets look for the positive... you have a lovely wedding set. :)

    Get well soon!

  15. Oh girl! I feel your pain!!!! You know those big paper cutters at school? I sliced my thumb with one of those bad boys on the day of our Christmas party one year! Be careful!!!!!! I wanted to let you know that I put your link on my blog as your mantle truly inspired me!

  16. I am so sorry to hear that! I can't believe that you went 2 hrs. with it bleeding!

    Hope you heal up quickly.

  17. OUCH!!~ Hope you have a quick recovery. I know better than to use a box cutter, I would cut my whole hand off...ME BAD!

  18. Ouch! That must have been painful. Praying it heals quickly!

  19. Oh no! I'm so sorry. I hope it heals quickly.

  20. Oh, Richella!!! I'm so sorry!

    Here's a story that might make you feel take that back...but just know that I empathize with you! On December 10, 2003 (I remember the date!) I was looking out the very large window (with no muntins to separate the very large glass pames. Very. Large.) in my sewing room to watch the dogs outside. Shadow had this really, really nasty habit the...okay, do you get where I'm going with this? Anyway, when he started eating, I usually just knocked on the window and he'd stop. Well, on this very cold December day, the window was frozen (We have terrible insulation in that room and the window was very old and single paned). So, when I knocked on it, it EXPLODED. Cut my wrist really badly. I ended up in the ER and had to really laugh it up to convince the nurses and doctor that I hadn't done it intentionally! :)

    So...I feel (actually felt) your pain, girl.

  21. Oh, I'm so sorry! You're in good company though. Last week a wooden side-rail of an antique bed {that was propped up in the garage} landed on my head. An emergency room bill, some staples, and a lovely bald spot are what I'm getting for Christmas. : )


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