Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Virgin Mary Smashed my *&^%$ Toe!

Lily accidentally just dropped this crystal Virgin Mary figure that we have right on my toe!

It's throbbing and blood is pooling behind the toenail and IT HURTS LIKE A HOLY MOTHER!!!

It's one of those toe-injuries that makes the toe nail fall off in a few days/weeks.

Something about all of this feels so symbolic...

7 comments:

Reid said...

Man, that must have been cause for some really ironic profanity.

Barb said...

Inappropriate use of biblical figurines!! If she weren't such a small, cute, and (innocent) little bugger it would be an inexcusable injury!

Kimberly said...

Those toenail wounds hurt soooo bad!

Peggy said...

or "iconic" profanity, as the case may be. :)

k said...

mom, you're funny.

Catherine said...

I did something similar to my toe last year and let me just spare you a lot more pain... you have to puncture your nail. Put the end of a paperclip under a flame, get in nice and hot, then push it through the middle of your nail (or where ever you feel the most pressure) until blood comes out. It will probably shoot out so you may want to do this in the tub. I know it sounds horrible, but it will continue to hurt until you releive the pressure. Also by doing this, you have a much better chance of keeping the nail. Mine is just fully grown in again, and this happened last May. Sorry about that by the way. :(

Steve said...

what useful and gnarly gross out cool advice. I need to have some Pepto now. Can't wait to see ya Cath!