First, there is work- It is never ending. Except for short breaks, which I will get to explain my short
Second, HELLLO it is just a couple of days till Christmas! And, I just finished my Christmas shopping today. That doesn't mean I have all the gifts made that I NEED to make/finish!
Let me just start at the top!
Last Saturday, the DH & I had plans to finish Christmas shopping. We got almost everything and everyone covered, except for the a couple and those that I am making by hand. Then we spent a nice relaxing (in bed and asleep by 830) evening at the farm; with the Llamas. I haven't seen them in a while (2 months) because I just don't have the luxury of going when I have to work. It sucks.
But we did get to spend some time with our Sweet PPG! (PawPaw'sPrettyGirl)
|I love these faces!|
Well, I noticed that Lennie Llama (the sweet baby,) has an infected eye. Not good. And, the problem with that is, we don't have cross-fencing on our farm. It is just 30 acres of vast-wide-open-space. So, llamas are a little hard to load in the trailer when they can just walk away from it. So, our relaxing Sunday at the farm turned into work. Lots of it. And, injury. For, me! We had to build a small pen to corral our llamas in, in case we have to have them vetted or such. Which we almost got finished, until my fingers intertwined with some 16ft cattle panels and got crushed. Not just a little smashed- CRUSHED.
Like, black & blue and swollen and nasty. I cried. Real tears.
(more on that later.) So, I have pictures of our pen-in-progress.
(Nevermind the super sweet and sexy farmer man.)
|Super Sexy Farmer Man.|
So this is the pen when we left it, after my injury. It was almost all the way finished. But, I don't have the finished product in a picture. The DH & FIL had to finish it Monday. Without me.
Now, as far as my injury. I went on in to work on Monday. I told my work partner that I had a "little" injury and wouldn't be able to wear sterile gloves. We thought I was gonna be ok- and I will be. Eventually.
But, around 330 Monday, while we are working our butts off to try and finish all of our cases, my hand starts throbbing like you wouldn't believe. I was hurting! Almost tears hurting. Advil (my best hurting friend) was NOT helping a bit! Up till that point it was keeping it very manageable and I was fine to be the "tech." Not so much at that point. To make it worse, work had us so wrapped up. We had about 7 cases at that point. No way we were finishing all of those!
So, I had to leave work and go to the Direct Care (mini-ER) and see someone about my hand. Guess what? Yep, my middle finger is BROKEN! I have a molar-plate fracture on the middle finger of my dominant hand! Sucks to be me.
I generally have very small hands. I wear a size 6 sterile glove and a small clean glove enulfs me. By the time I left work to get the X-ray, a large glove caused tremendous pain to my right hand, and would barely fit snugly on my finger. It was horrible.
That leads up to my short lovely break from work, right before my Christmas holiday! Woo Hoo! I really hate to not be at work- I love my job! And, I know that my team is hurting not having me there. But, Dr. said I have to be off work through the weekend (this weekend) and then I am on a mini-vaca till the day after Christmas. So, I guess it will all work out.
I have been trying my best to stay ahead on Easy Street, but it just hasn't worked out for me. I am at a very manageable stage and have everything cut, but I just can't seem to find the time or the pain-free position to be sewing!
I have gotten some done.
These are my little wings for the shaded 4-patches. I have them made and the other half cut but just need to join them
Then, I have a special little treat that I started today. I am usually not a hand-sew kinda person. I actually can't sew a straight line to save my life. But, I might have just found my niche in all this hand-sewing business! Hexies! Yep!
Those are my first every hand-sewn hexies! Woo Hoo! Ok, so they are just basted, but hey- it was fun and I love it. I'll keep ya'll updated! I am linking up with Bonnie over at Quiltville and with Lee over at FreshlyPieced.
Till next time!
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