Monday, June 21, 2010

Mend My Broken Face With Sad Literature

Last week I showed you the hideous photo of my broken face. I wasn't told that when you have that much blood in your forehead and nose, it eventually has to go SOMEWHERE!

SOMEWHERE was into 2 large, puffy bags under my eyes! I took this picture last Friday, then it got worse over the weekend.
Normally, I would have treated my broken face with a 5Lb bag of Peanut Crack&M's, but now there is a diabetic living in my house. I tried to substitute a bag of pretzels, but it just isn't the same.

I still haven't gone back to work. I get a little bit lightheaded when I stand up for too long.
I spent 2 days in bed and decided to do some reading (even though glasses perched on my broken nose? OUCH).

What would YOU read to match the misery of a broken face? I read A Farewell To Arms by Hemingway and now I'm into Angela's Ashes. They make my broken face seem a little less of a tragedy.

I am also knitting myself a bubble suit for when I venture back out into public.
And I'm going to burn all my evil flip-flops.


Jen on the Edge said...

Holy moly! You really clocked yourself well, didn't you? You poor thing.

I think you need something more uplifting to read. Have you read "The Help" yet? What about "Saving CeeCee Hon"? Both are excellent books with great strong female characters.

Hang in there!!!

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

I agree with torching he flip-flops. Bee and I are taking care of a patient on the Cape with a similar affliction to yours!

Feel better soon! Try reading Cutting for Stone.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Maybe a crash helmet, too, eh?
Oh dear, that looks so tender.
And with no m&ms either!

Cat said...

Ay :( that hurts looking sorry.

Bubble suit, hahaha. Burning flip-flops, hahaha. Sorry, I really did laugh when reading it. Even though I love flip-flops with a passion.

And have you seen the commercial for the NEW M&M's? They are PRETZEL M&M's!!!

I think this is an M&M link --

blackbird said...

You poor poor thing! You need some Arnica!

Loretta a/k/a Mrs. Pom said...

Holey Moley! Ouch Ouch. And no M&Ms. I'd like to send you a big Cape Cod basket of fried clams and onion rings. Wouldn't do anything for your face, but yummy!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Save the pictures so you can use them for make inspiration at Halloween.

One Halloween I had to answer the door with 20 stitches around my left eye, after I fell down my steps. You are not alone. DH says my middle name should be Grace.

bunny said...

Has DFACS come knocking at the door yet?? You look edgy. Like you were in a fight. With the sidewalk. And it won. :)

Badger said...

Oh, you poor thing! That looks so painful, and as a fellow fibro sufferer I can only imagine what your recovery has been like! Maybe you can go out for some peanut Crack&Ms and eat them all in the car on the way home? He'll never know, and you deserve them!

Class factotum said...

My mom had her deviated septum operated on years ago and was left with bruising on her face. She and my dad, who was the nicest man in the world, went to the grocery store. People would look at my mom and then shoot the dirtiest looks at my dad.

Monnik said...

Holy moly, those are some sad books. Might want to try Sophie's Choice next. :)

You poor thing!! Hope your face is on the mend very soon.

Bee said...

Feel better!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Wow--you're family has been through a lot in the last couple of weeks. I hope everything is healing.

I'm also recollecting insurance issues and hope that is all squared away--otherwise, yikes!

Heather T said...


This is what I get for leaving the country and not checking in on anything for day, nay, weeks!

Destroy the flip-flops. See? This is why the whole flip-flop thing as fashion-forward thinking was a BAD IDEA.

Lordy, I hope you look better for the holiday weekend!