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Monday, September 13, 2010

Hello Sparkies~

So, Hubby has always teased me when it comes to yard work. Living in Oregon all my life and having acreage...we just mowed and that was about it...it was country living at its finest.

Well, I was trying to be a BRUISER and show off that I could do some extra yard work around the house since he is always doing physical labor during the week at work.

And this was the result:


Dunno if the picture will show how deep these blisters are...but my co-workers are totally grossed out!!

Who would have thought this area would be soooooo sensitive. I can't lift my weights for ST, I can't grip the elliptical handles, when I write....I have to be very careful, or the pen will fall on the blister and makes me scream....I can't even pull up my pants without doing a complete step-by-step thinking process.

Definitely learned my lesson...next time I will wear gloves....or since Hubby made the statement, "Just leave the yard work to me" I'll have him keep his word!!!

I won't even show you all the ant bites on my left foot...since they attacked me.....I counted 13 bites....it isn't pretty!!

Smiles,
Carrie
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  • NIELSENSLADY
    Go the bada$$ route and get workout gloves!
    3411 days ago
  • SPARKYJEANIE1
    Care Bear....OUCH!!!!!!!

    OK - you forgot to mention going to the bathroom and washing your hair..ouch and double OUCH!!!

    Looks like those are shovel marks or maybe rake marks (I'm stickin with shovel)...and the thing that sucks is once they start to heal, you'll obviously have to move your hands eventually in a position that will pull them right back open again...oh dear!!!!

    Go hard or go home DOES NOT apply to doing yardwork - sans gloves...but I bet you looked cute while out there yankin weeds...lmao...oh and the ANTS??!! Those must be some non-California mutant Texan breed...bull ants or somethin?? Friggin pests! I'm sorry you got all hurted. I bet Greyson wants to kiss your boo boos for you to take them away - on second thought, he's probably like "mama, you hands are ICKY!" haha...

    Keep em covered girl and get that antibiotic ointment goin...

    xoxo
    Jeanie
    pan> emoticon

    3449 days ago
  • MOLKATSMOM
    EEEEEEK! I am soooooooo sorry!!!!! It makes my hands burn to see these pics :-( Feel better soon :-)

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    3449 days ago
  • FERRELBD
    I got a sore spot through my gloves from pulling weeds and was feeling like a martyr. I guess I can stop my pity party!
    3450 days ago
  • TEACHERANG
    Owww! I think that means hubby has to do all the cooking and cleaning 'til those heal!
    3450 days ago
  • BORNAGAINBRAT
    I knew there was a reason I hate yard work. Hope you feel better soon.
    3450 days ago
  • 1LUCKY1
    Oh, I remember the days of yard work and the blisters that followed if I wasn't careful - even through gloves sometimes. Had to learn how to hold the tools. But think of the great exercise you had and you could actually see some results, even if not on your body. i miss the yard work for that reason.
    3450 days ago
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