Monday, June 13, 2011

Broken

Have I got a story for you. So I'm starting the task of gathering up all my daughter's schools supplies on Friday to send them back,we have just two days left of school, I'm carrying a stack of books and manage to walk into the couch, smashing my foot into the corner. It hurt, but I kept right on working. I went downstairs a little later and tried to put on my flats to go outside, it hurt. I just put on sandals instead and didn't think about it more. Then later after I had been sitting a spell, I looked down and saw my toe engulfed in a bright reddish purple bruise. I stood up and the pain shot down my foot. Oh, I broke my toe...damn. I thought about posting a picture, but you really don't need to see that.

It's really not a big deal, it's a middle toe at the top and it aches when I walk too much and I can't walk fast, but nothing like two years ago when I broke my pinkie toe really bad. That one was a coffee table and was horrid as I use the pinkie toe for balance. This little middle toe is pretty much useless and out of the way. It doesn't feel good, but it's not too bothersome. As it was pointed out on my facebook page, I am truly glad it wasn't a finger. As rough as I am with my hands, it is certainly a possibility, but could you imagine? Oh, the horror that would be. Shh, let's just stop talking about that.

On the other side of luck, I was fortunate to get a few sizable orders over the weekend. It hasn't completely pulled me out of the rut, but close enough for me to stop worrying. I spent much of the weekend working on custom orders and getting a few sold things remade. I still have a few in queue for today and I need to remind one custom customer to come back and make their purchase if they want it by the deadline they asked for. I will never understand why people with the firmest deadlines take the longest to make the actual purchase. Do they not realize that when I said I could do it within their time frame that I was referring only to the time from our conversation to the deadline, not a week or two later, but what do I know? Hopefully I will be working on that custom order today, if not I still have a nice queue of tatting waiting to be remade. I do so like being busy with lace.

5 comments:

Sherry said...

I was thinking over the weekend how I do not seem to have the discipline anymore to do my own business and do lots and lots of tatting to build up inventory to do a little vending ... and here you are, in the middle of raising AND schooling children AND running the household AND remaking tatting that you've sold AND still designing more AND blogging ... yep, gotta be some Wonder Woman blood in there! Glad some orders have come in :-)

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Ow.

Ow.

I'm sorry. I've done that too - it hurts.

jenilin said...

I'm with you sherry she is wonder woman!!!! Totusmel you rock!!!! Sorry you are broken.

louine said...

I know what you mean about people and time.....When I taught HS Math, I taught seniors, who needed references from their senior math teacher for college applications....they would always wait to the last minute to ask me to write them.....I had to put a sign up that said, "Failure to plan on your part, does not constitute an emergency on mine." with a note that said I needed at least a week.

Sorry about your toe....

Michelle said...

I'm sorry about your toe! You'll have to do hand, neck and ear things for a while, no girlie shoes for you!