So, just how far will I go to get out of housework? Stabbing myself in the hand ought to do the trick, right? LOL
No, really, I didn't do it on purpose. In fact, life goes on, laundry still needs to be done, it's just a little bit more painful today. What am I talking about? Well, last night I decided to be a dork. I was trying to open a box. It wouldn't open so I grabbed a knife and slid it under the flaps, the knife slipped and I jabbed myself. Unfortunately I grabbed the pointiest knife in the kitchen, and I was in a rush so I really shoved that sucker with a lot of force. I have this very small, rather unassuming spot on my hand, which seems so blasted minor, but this morning I woke up with painful swollen fingers! Using the mouse hurts. Typing isn't comfortable either.
Here's a picture:
As you can see it doesn't look bad, just a little swollen, but boy is it throbbing and my fingers are cold and tingly. (I'm not taking off the bandaid, I can't stand to see my own blood, causes me to go weak in the knees) The hubby says I hit a muscle, which is why it hurts so much. Who would guess such a small hole could hurt though? Sheesh! You know this is going into a book, right? LOL
That's what writers do, we can't help it. Don't tell us about it unless you want us writing about it. ;-)
The funny thing is, my family has a history of injurying hands. My dad, a carpenter, injured his hand several times. One, and the worst, was when a car jack gave out, crushing his fingers. My brother had to lift the car and rush him to the hospital. My other brother once got his hand caught in a log splitter. This was back in high school. His shop partner sort of froze and Bobby ended up having to shut off the log splitter himself and calling for help. My brother Billy got into a fight once and the guy bit, yes bit, off the tip of his thumb. Can you say PAIN? there's lots of nerve endings in your fingertips. Ouch.
So, in the grand scheme of things, this is pretty darned minor! LOL But, I'm a whimp, pain is so not my friend.
This got me to thinking. Does your family have a habit of injuring a certain body part, or are we just strange that way?
(damn, how knew typing could be painful?)