Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ouch, my toe!

Vacuuming was hazardous to my health yesterday. Our weather has really warmed up and I was motivated to do some housecleaning. I kicked off my shoes. Not a good idea. Somehow or other when I was moving around an antique chair of my mother's, I managed to kick it and got a HUGE splinter directly under my big toenail. OUCH big time. I grabbed the tweezers and went hobbling to see the official family splinter remover--Dick. I told him I needed *help* and laid down on the floor in front of him, and stuck my foot up on his lap, closing my eyes to the pending pain that I knew was gonna happen.

He tugged; the LOG refused to budge. He mumbled that he may not be able to get that thing out. I then had visions of a trip to the ER...and all this, merely from trying to rid the house of dust and cat hairs? Not fair! He finally extracted the TREE, hopeful that he got all of it. Not as hopeful as I am, that is for sure!

I used the old timey healing treatment and soaked my foot in hot water laden with Epson Salt. Dick thinks that is a miracle item for healing cuts. He will take a grain or two and place it in a cut, slap a Band-Aid over it, and the next morning, presto bingo, it is pratically healed! Now if you try this yourself, it is at your own risk as we are not doctors and don't proclaim to be. OK? Now that the disclaimer is done, have you read the label on Epson Salt? I did last night and was astounded to read what it is really used for! I never knew!!! OK, for those who are too lazy to rush to their medicine cabinet to grab a bottle--it is a laxative! My Mother always used it on us kids for soaking purposes, not for its intended use. Oh no, there was a BETTER remedy for us kids in that department--Castor Oil! Remember that? I haven't thought about that in a very long time. I wonder if that is still on the market, or has it gone by the wayside like Carter's Little Pills...whatever those were.

So Joy and I are giving a bridal shower here this afternoon for the daughter of a BSP sista, hence the motivation to do some cleaning. Heaven help anyone who steps on this poor toe today. Not kidding! It seems to be better this morning, but I will definitely be wearing shoes all day, just for protection. Enjoy your Sunday...and don't kick any old chairs!

7 comments:

barb said...

Oh, your poor toe! My mother also used castor oil. She was of the mindset that 'a teaspoon a night would keep things right'. Gaaah!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh no, you poor little thing! my mother used to put that oil in orange juice and it was NAS-ty!!! dick is a smart guy, i'll have to try his method next time...

smiles, bee
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Lois Grebowski said...

Awwwww... poor toe!Hope it's feeling better today. have fun with the gals!

HaleyD said...

OUCH! Sounds like an ancient Chinese torture to me. That's what you get for vaccuuming, I guess.

Sandee said...

Ouch! That sounded terrible. I'm glad it's better, but it's going to be sore for a little while I expect. Take better care with those bare feet.

Have a great day honey. Big hug. :)

Joy said...

Remind me never to vacuum barefoot! The shower was great fun, glad we did it together! No cake, Lois and Bee, but those oatmeal scotchie bars were yummy!

the donG said...

enjoy the bridal shower. i remember some of my friends doing it too and it has always been fun for them. im sure for you too.