Thursday, November 03, 2005

Feelin' like Shania...

So, how did my morning start you ask? Well...
I broke a nail. Really, really low. So that it was bleeding.
One of those "Oh my God, are you alright? " kind of breaks...and as much as it hurts, you know it's bad, because your girlfriend is standing there and can't believe what she saw. I'm not a yeller... I just sort of cursed and got real quiet.
Did it hurt you ask? Yes, it absolutely did.

I have a fundraiser that I'm attending on Saturday evening for Angelflight. I don't have a whole lot of available time, so I've already gotten my nails done for this. So, as I was bringing a case of wine to one of the Amy's at work, I grabbed the handle of the cardboard box - and you can imagine what happened next. Slip....rip....ouch.

My nails are really one of the only high maintenance things about me. I love having them look nice, and especially when I've got this fundraiser....so, I'm going to have to creatively figure out a way to get it fixed sans kids - which is no easy task, I assure you. Did I mention that I don't have a dress to wear...............? Everything that I own is either "Academy Award" type formal, or business oriented. Thinking this might be time for some creative improvisation. I'll figure something out.

Well, if this nail break is the way my day started, I can only imagine what lays ahead of me....

"Honey I'm home....."

9 comments:

ramblin' girl said...

hope your day improves!

Lori said...

Hopefully the rest of your day went better. There is no way, no how I could ever have long nails. Not possible, so though I can't fully relate I did give a cringe and an 'ouch'when I read about it!

JAX said...

Owww, that is one of the worst pains a woman can know (besides childbirth of course).

I miss you. I haven't been on as much lately to any of my faves really so I wanted to say HI. I hope your dat turned out better.

I cut off my nails when I started the guitar lessons and life is good. Now I have a good excuse for having short nails but I still keep them in top shape. Much easier though.

naive-no-more said...

EWWW! My hair is standing on end thinking about it.

One time, I had acrylics on and you know how they get that ridge by the cuticle if you neglect them for too long? Well, I was on a roof shingling when the shingle nailer started to fall. The trigger of the nailer caught that little ridge and ripped my real fingernail out with it. I almost passed out. Never a good plan on the roof.

Anyway, I sure hope your day got better.

Kodijack said...

Hmmm, sorry to hear you started out the day like that, especially involved in commerce. I am pretty sure that you could deduct that (not really, but you know, maybe your tax accountant is riskier than me.)

McSwain said...

Ouch!!!!!!! And you'll look fabulous no matter what you wear.

clew said...

One time on the boat I shut the cabin door swiftly when my thumb was in the door frame. (I won't say I had been drinking but I might have been ;D) It's an acrylic panel accordion door, so it pinched my thumb so sharply that it broke the nail diagonally through the center.

So completely broken that the top and bottom pieces were no longer connected. It bled like crazy and since the nail was now in two pieces, the top part would slide around on the nail bed.

It still gives me the shivers.

I'm not a squeamish woman, but the bleeding, creepiness of a floating nail chunk, and the brain melting pain therewit almost made me keel over.

Long story short, I feel your pain.

Rebecca said...

Hey all!
Thanks for your stories of commiseration! :) Clew and Naive - holy pain batman!

Cheryl: Thanks! :)I'm on a mission today to throw something together...

JAX: I miss you too! :) I'm glad you had a little time to pop in. :) No worries, life catches up with you once in a while. Once I post I'll be visiting you all as well.

GlitterGlamGirl05 said...

That always happens to me - always at the most unfortunate times too!