Sunday, April 7, 2013

Healing....

Not wanting to put a "downer" on my Easter Sunday blogpost, I didn't share my accident with you.

After cleaning up our kitchen on Sunday evening, we began shutting windows and doors ~ the temps were in the balmy 80's and it was delightful to enjoy the fresh air.

However, I didn't realize how dangerous the venting window in our kitchen door could be....


As I closed the window, it's spring-loaded mechanism released with a vengeance,  slamming down on the right hand ring finger.

Not knowing how bad my injury was at the time, I thought the nail had been severed from the finger...

My family was amazing and couldn't do enough for me ~ I'm sure you'll agree that at a moment like this you don't want anyone holding you, trying to put ice on your finger, or anything else....

I just paced and cried and held my throbbing digit, and tried not to throw up!  When enough time had passed, I took some Advil and headed off to bed...enough excitement for one day.

Well, my sweet loving hubby had gone in earlier and turned down my side of the bed!  That, in itself, was a healing moment!

Fortunately, as you can see in the picture, by Monday a steri-strip was all that was needed to contain the small gash.  Most of the damage was bruising, on the finger tip and under the nail.



The bruising did prohibit me from working on any jewelry last week ~ just too painful.  I took it as a sign from Above that rest and a slower pace was what I really needed.



The highlight of my week came on Friday when I had an entire day with my baby girl, Shotzie.
At Christmas, I gifted each girl with a certificate for a shopping trip and lunch with me.  Most often we three spend our outings together, so this gave me the opportunity of having each girl all to myself {tee hee}

Kiki cashed in her day back in December, but Shotzie waited until this past Friday.
What a glorious day it was....

Our day began with manicures at Gadabout, next we met our dear friend Jennifer at Starbucks for coffee, and then on to retail therapy and lunch!

 

After lunch, we decided to make a trip up to La Encantada for some more "therapy"....


It was gorgeous Tucson day,  and I'm so happy to have spent this precious time with a very precious young lady!


Well, it's back to Hive for me ~ the finger is healing nicely...



I've got some pieces that are begging to be finished, so keep an eye on the Boutique and my Facebook page for the updates.



I hope your Spring is kind and warm and perfectly lovely ~ caressing all your senses!!  Have a beautiful week, my sweet friends.


8 comments:

debi said...

Oh Karen, I'm so sorry to hear about your finger! That sounds terribly painful...I'm glad it's healing. That pretty manicure probably helped alot! :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Ouch! Oooh, it hurts just to think of it. Glad it is getting better.

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh girlie! I am so happy to hear you're all better ow! Lucky it didnt start coming off, its what happened to me!

SueAnn Lommler said...

That finger looks so sore...owie!! But it does look like it is healing nicely.
What a wonderful shopping day you had...special too!
Good for you!
Hugging you
SueAnn

~*~Patty S said...

OH MY I could hardly look at your finger photo after your description...terrible that happened to you dear Karen

Happy to hear you felt like going out and you are on the mend!

You take care!
oxo

lynn said...

dear karen, i am sorry to hear about your finger.. but i am happy that you had a chance to be with your girls.. to me that is priceless.. and im sure you hardly felt your injury with them with you having fun :).
have a wonderful week
big ladybug hugs
lynn xox

Barbara Mason said...

OUCH!!! But glad you are healing nothing like a shopping trip to soothe the body and soul...Take care and heal well my friend.

Laurie said...

Oh ouch! Isn't it amazing how much finger injuries hurt? I'm happy it's healing well...you'll be back to jewelry designing in no time!