Monday, December 11, 2006

Clean and sober the way Mama intended me

Day 10 after slamming the dishwasher closed on my thumb and I have not taken a painkiller in 24 hours. Woohoo! I don't have to go to the Betty Ford after all.

The nail is still kinda gross and black and the family wanted me to take a picture of it, but instead I took a picture of the fireplace mantle which I gussied up like a Martha Stewart nightmare tonight.

Pics tomorrow.

Okay I'm starting to feel Christmassy now. About bloody time.


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was all ready to post a comment for your husband last night when I read someone stating 15 days to Christmas! This immediately sent me into a panic attack. Unfortunately the attack has yet to lead to action!

Looking forward to seeing the pics of the Martha Stewart Nightmare!

Allison said...

Aww, I want pictures of the nail! Suppose the mantel will have to do :)

I'm attributing my Christmassy-type feelings to having finally watched all my favourite holiday movies on television. I go home Wednesday, and then we're decorating, should be fun. Alcohol will have to be supplied so we all don't kill each other whilst trimming the tree.

mellowlee said...

hmm Im still not feeling Christmassy yet. Maybe it's cause Dev will be going away on the 17th. Or because I haven't decorated yet. Or done any baking. Or finished my cards. Maybe I need to go on the rudolph bus. Im looking forward to seeing your christmassy photos! Maybe that will help! Im going to list all of my fav holiday movies and post them this week. If I have the time I can link them all up to imdb.com. xoxo

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Yoiks, all panic and no action is the worst possible scenario, Toccata!
I'm sure my Martha pics will spur you into action. *snort*

Won't alcohol simply add to the possibility of tree trimming homocide, Allison?
I watched Vacation last night too and while it's always great to watch, I was sorely disappointed that they cut big chunks out, including the ANTLER CUP SCENE! Sacrilege!
Your card may arrive after you leave but thank goodness we have Ukranian Christmas.

Oh no, is Dev going to be gone for Christmas, Mel? That would be really tough. Come have Christmas with us then.
I'm actually starting to get things under control around here after being an absolute control freak bitch all weekend. But hey, it paid off!
Listing your fav Christmas flix is a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Tree goes up tomorrow, cards around 20th as usual, gifts around 22nd as usual. One day I'll get my finger out and get organised.

Ben Heller said...

Barbara,
We all need you to give us some christmas cheer. Maybe a post on your favourite christmas songs will get us in the spirit of things.

I heard The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping" today and that got me in the mood. Guess I'd better write some cards

kees said...

Ben that is an EXCELLENT Christmas song. One of my very favs. As much as I am desperate to see the mantel (and I am) I am going to have to start a chant "na-il, na-il, na-il, na-il, na-il" and so on until you cough up one gross nail photo.

Allison said...

I KNOW! No antler cups, I thought I had imagined it, then so I put on the dvd, and bingo. Damn television and the cutting of clips important to the overall storyline!!

We actually have a fake tree, as people in the family are allergic. But yes, alcohol could still result in artificial tree death ;P

Anonymous said...

Pass some of that christmassy feeling over my way, will ya? Maybe if I got the tree....

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hi Vigilante, welcome! You actually sound quite oraganized - you know exactly when you will be doing everything. That spells organized to me!

Ben, you're back - now it truly feels like Christmas.
"Christmas Wrapping" - I don't know that, I shall have to look it up. For you, I will post something on my favourite Christmas songs, which will either help you get in the spirit or send you screaming from the room.

Kees, just for you, my darling, I have now taken a photo of the offending thumb and will post it as a little gift.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEES!

Allison, they just shouldn't mess around with films in order to fit in their precious commercials. They inevitably cut the wrong bits.
Just don't start hucking ornaments at each other during tree trimming and you should be okay.

The tree goes a long way to shoving a little jolly up one's bum, Maureen. OKay that sounded all wrong...
Green smelly things work too!

Evelyne said...

When my mom told me that Christmas is only in 13 days, I did not believe her! It can't be true, but I guess that all the decorations in the street (and at school) are a good indicator that Christmas is coming... but we won't notice it and we'll be in February.

justacoolcat said...

"About bloody time"

No pun intended . . . ?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Christmas in February doesn't seem like such a bad idea sometimes, Evelyne. I might just be ready in time for that.

Not intentional at all actually, JACC. It was a surprisingly bloodless wound, as only a crushing injury can be. Aren't you glad you asked?

Anonymous said...

This is the third time I've tried to add a comment! Grrr.

Anyway, Allison has me thinking. Why not decorate the infection for the holidays? It's already green, all you need to do is add a splash of red nail polish and voila! Christmas nails!

(It's a good thing)

mellowlee said...

Yup, he goes every year. Kind of sad, but Im glad he will be with the family for the holiday. Plus he really wants to see Amy, so that makes him happy :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I tried commenting on yours about a gazillion times today, John. Stupid Blogger. If they all show up all of a sudden, you have an evening's worth of deleting to do.
This is actually a different injury - sorry no green on this one, but I like the way you're thinking.

Well, seeing his girlfriend will make an enormous difference, Mel, but it's still a little lonely without him I'll bet. There are only three of us at Christmas usually and that feels a little bare at times.

phlegmfatale said...

Ya know, after that first line - "Day 10 after slamming" I thought you were going to say that you've gone a full 10 days without damaging another one of your digits, poor poppet.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

awww, I like being called a poor poppet, PF. Makes me feel all special-like.

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