Yesterday, Girlfriend came in from the backyard and into the kitchen and showed me her big toe. She snagged it on the bottom of the screen door and managed to slice off a good portion of the top. She pointed to it calmly. When I cleaned it, I discovered it was worse than it originally looked.
So, I stuck the top of her toe back on and put a nice pressure bandage on it. She looked a bit pale, but never cried or anything, really. Hours later, we took the bandage off and it appeared as if she had just a semi-minor wound.
"Those 7-year old bodies," I remarked, "they sure do heal quickly!"
This morning I got up and went downstairs. She and HWWV were sitting there watching my beloved "Mythbusters," and I looked at her now un-bandaged toe. Without turning from the TV my husband said, "that toe, it sure did heal quickly, didn't it?" And I looked at it and marveled how I couldn't even see a line of demarcation. I even held it up to the light to get a better look. That dang toe looked untouched like a baby's bottom; I couldn't believe my eyes!
So I said: "Hey Girlfriend, you're quite the healer. I simply cannot believe how quickly your toe healed! I thought for sure it'd be a week or more before you could run and play again!"
"Mom, you're looking at the wrong toe," she said, "The one that's sliced off is on the other foot."
Oy. Anyway, lots going on here that I can't discuss. It's not that I don't love you, I do, but there are rants and raves and goings-on that simply cannot be talked about for fear of retribution, pattern idea stealing (as if that ever happens) or contract pulling.
I do, however, have a peek of the red vest pattern that I was working on months ago (and that has been ready for forever). For some reason, I've had a mind block when it comes to getting pictures of it. This isn't the actual, final picture, but for those who are wondering, here's proof that it is top of mind. We were trying to catch the wind in my hair but I kept telling HWWV that it was all so greasy that there was no way the wind would lift it. He told me to jump and I did. See how successful that was?
Hope you all have had a wonderful Spring break.
Disclaimer and Just in Case You are Wondering: Girlfriend's shots are up to date. I checked for rust on the slider. It was a nice, clean cut. Yes, the tip, it will fall off. It is doubtful that I could have had it sewn back on. She's fine. She does like The Ballet but the "En Pointe" part would probably piss her off. Cleaned the wound with three types of cleaner and probably not your favorite. She is fine, fine, fine. She may not be able to kick a soccer ball comfortably anytime soon, but she could care less. Shoot, I once cut off the tip of my thumb and no one said a thing. That is all.