pay someone to mow?
I hurt my thumb.
Not sure how, but I was using the self propelled lawn mower, and I had to squeeze really hard with my right hand, to depress the lever that makes it go, and suddenly as I tried to let it go, a sharp pain ripped through the base of my thumb.
Same thumb I hurt years ago, trying to crawl across the front seat of a car we jokingly called the "Beirut car bomb". The driver's door wouldn't open from the outside, so I was leaning in from the passenger side, trying to reach the handle. I don't remember the specifics, but I slipped, and have the vision of my right thumb being momentarily parallel with my wrist.
It hurt so bad, and before I was halfway home, my thumb, from the base to the tip, was THREE times its size.
I ended up stopping at Urgent Care, and they xrayed it, and said they thought I dislocated, and then relocated, my thumb.
Now the same thumb is very painful, and the base of it is quite swollen.
To mow or not to mow. Is that a question?
Well, if it is, it is a dumb one. What WAS I thinking?
Ack, who am I fooling?
I am nothing if not stubborn, and I mowed more today, only I had to use the REAL push lawn mower, because I could not grip anything with my right hand. Have you ever mowed the lawn with one hand. It is interesting.
I think this has something to do with admitting my age. To myself. I don't really care what anyone else thinks about it.
But I digress.
A friend of L's came over the other day. She brought these amazing little dresses that she has been making.
Little Dresses for Africa
Changing lives one little dress at a time…
L's friend, who is also L, told me not to put her in the picture.
But how could I not?? She is holding the dress!!
Aren't they gorgeous??? She is making all these little dresses, for little girls that she doesn't even know.
If that isn't sweet, then I don't know what is.
If you are interested, here is a video she shared with me, to make a pillowcase dress from less than a yard of fabric.
And click here for the dress instructions from the Little Dresses of Africa site.
And that's all I have tonight.......twas a long day at Crazy as a Loom, getting ready for another order for a 5x7 rug, that we are going to try to squeeze in before the BIG order that I am gathering fabric for.
Never a dull moment.
But that is absolutely OK with me, sore thumb and all.