Consider the Lilies..: June 2016   

Jun 18, 2016

Tendons, trash bags, & athletic tape.

If you are friends with either myself or Sky on Facebook, you know that Sky hurt her hand last Tuesday. 

She severed her tendon, broke all the way through the joint, destroyed the nerves and damaged an artery. 

She spent 3 hours in the emergency room getting X-rays and stitches, then saw a specialist on Wednesday who scheduled surgery for Thursday morning. 

He put two pins through the bone and reattached the tendon but couldn't repair the artery so she may or may not have full feeling or mobility in that hand. 


The pain has been manageable but she's having a hard time adjusting to using only one hand. 
Showering was interesting. Since she can't get her cast wet AT ALL, we had to get creative. 


We wrapped the cast in Press'n Seal, then put a plastic trash bag over it, then tapped it to her arm with athletic tape.   It worked!  
She needed me to wash her hair and help her dry off, but other than that she did pretty good in her own :)

I have to give this girl kudos though. She hasn't complained about the pain at all, not even in the emergency room. I asked her yesterday what her pain level was between 1 & 10 and she said "about a 7 1/2" and that was after a Percocet!  
She really is the toughest person I know :)

She will go back to work on Monday but doing any welding is out. She'll be doing administrative work until her hand is workable again although she's pretty sure she can work the forklift with one hand. 

She's nothing if not determined!


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Jun 13, 2016

Home early..

Clay came home two weeks early..
He was supposed to be home last night but there was flooding in Dallas so he had to stay over and got home this morning..
He's only home for 2 weeks though..  Bummer..  
But his schedule is changing from 5 weeks away to 4 weeks..
And he brought presents!

I love the little souvenirs he brings home :)

He got this hand carved rhino before he left Angola..

He got this stuff from a friend who brought it to him from Columbia..  Coffee infused caramel sauce and coffee infused raspberry marmalade..  
Oh my gosh, it's so good!!

He had a layover in London so he picked up some English tea.. YUM!

And a real English tea cup!



Jun 3, 2016

What day is it?

I overslept again..  I seriously hate it when I do that, I feel like a zombie all day and then I go to bed really late so I have to force myself to get up early the next morning, and then I feel tired all that next day..  bleh..
I had sort of a rude awakening too..  Once I dragged myself outta bed and into the bathroom, I discovered that Sky's cat had peed on the bathroom rug..  Naturally I discovered it by stepping in it..  Gross..

I finished Isaiah's blanket and started on one for Chance..  I went to Hobby Lobby a week ago to look at the yarn, I wanted to make it with neon blue yarn and black yarn with neon blue specks..  Hobby Lobby had exactly what I wanted and I should have bought it then because when I went back the next day to buy it, they were all out of the black..  And of course it was the only color they were out of..  
There is another Hobby Lobby in Omaha and one in Papillion but it was starting to look like it was going to rain and the top is down on the Jeep so I didn't have time to go see if the other stores had the yarn I wanted..  But I did find black with silver specks that reflect the blue so I got that instead..
I'm probably boring everyone who doesn't give a darn about yarn..  Sorry..

Clay will be home early!  Two whole weeks early!
But he's only going to be home for 2 weeks..  
He'll be home for Father's Day but not his birthday, so he gets double presents on Father's Day..

I'm seriously trying to think of something interesting to blog about, but I got nuthin'..  
My life is pretty mundane..
(not that I'm complaining, I like it that way)