Friday at noon, Jodi and I decided to take a quick trip to Branson to visit T.J. Maxx (a huh!), Target (Jodi’s fave), and the Gap. Branson is about an hour and a half drive from home and we planned on being back by supper… so it was a QUICK trip.
We stopped at Subway in Harrison (about half-way there) for a lunch salad and as we were going in, I grabbed the door handle and got stung on my right ring finger. I saw something fly out from behind the handle, I don’t know if it was a bee, wasp, or what, but it was capable of setting said ring finger on FIRE! I got in line with Jodi trying to pretend I didn’t want to cry – or pass out – like a real trooper. I stood there shaking my hand at a rapid pace and even tried to suck the venom out (bitter, I tell you). It was a picture of grace.
We were thinking I may have to put my arm in a sling or something and Jodi had a couple of layers on, so she offered to make one out of one of her shirts. I was wishing I’d worn a scarf for an easy sling – or to use as a tourniquet if necessary.
Last night it started itching and today I’ve got the hyde nearly scratched off… here’s a shot of my now ring-less ring finger…
From the looks of it, you’d think it stung me on the knuckle, but actually it got me right below my fingernail. It’s a good thing I took my ring off or they may have had to amputate!
(I hate my hands… I can’t believe I just posted this picture on the WORLD WIDE web.)
On our way home from Branson, Gary called Jodi and told her that they needed to take a couple of boats to BRANSON for an upcoming tournament. So, he called David and as soon as we got back to Flippin, we turned around and headed back to Branson. It was as it should be - Gary and Dave in one vehicle chatting away (as men do), while Jodi and I towed the other boat and we couldn’t find a thing in the world to talk about! Yeah. Right.
We dropped off the boats about 9 PM, and decided it was time for supper. So, we found a Chili’s that was close and had supper at 9:30. (For those of you trying to eat healthy, try the Guiltless Grill menu at Chili’s. I had the black bean burger with grilled broccoli and black beans and it is SO good! Jodi got the grilled chicken platter.)
You can tell we’re TIRED – it was way passed our bedtimes!
We got home around midnight. Total Friday driving time = 6 hours!
Saturday my niece, Lindsey, was in with her brand new baby for a baby shower. Several weeks ago, Kayla and I went to Branson to buy her baby gift and I finally got to give it to her. I fell in love with Gymboree! And little GIRL stuff!
Her first bathing suit
Since Lindsey and her husband, Jessie, live a couple of hours away, we hadn’t seen baby “Rylee” yet… so Carla (David’s sister) invited us for supper so Dave could meet his new grandniece. Carla fixed a great supper and we had such a good time getting to visit and HOLD THE BABY!
Can I just say how much I want one these??? Yes, I know I’m almost 45 years old. But, still. Either I’m bound to have another – or God’s preparing me to be a grandma. (No pressure, Kale!)
Hope y’all had a great weekend. I’m off to elevate my ring finger.