She’s Away!!!

Hey, Posse!!!  So… Missy March?  She’s Away.  And I’m Not.  So you get MEEE! for a quickie post.

And quick it’s gonna be, as I have 3 projects nipping at my heels, with deadlines that are making my stomach twist.  But I’ll get it done.  I always do.  Cannot figure out how I do it, though.   Eh.


So!  WINNERS!  I’ll betcha anything you thought I’d forgotten about Frites!  I. Did. Not.  Here’s the thing:  my hand is still healing, so grasping things is challenging (Chef Anne Burrell would have a heart attack, watching me use a chef’s knife with my index finger extended – but it’s the only way to balance it without having the base slide into that sweet spot at the inside of the thumb pad.  Training mishap.  Yoiks! 

Try opening a doorknob with that.  It’s finally closed and healing, blessed be (early photos are grossAF and NSFW because you could throw up from the ickiness).  For the first 2 weeks I had to wait for my postman to show up if I needed a jar opened (it’s a long way across the street, trust me.  He’s the easier choice).  It’s getting better but still a bit hurty.

But I digress..

So.. I was worried about how to spritz Frites into a sample vial because it is taking 2 hands to spray anything these days… thinking about the ways I could Rube G the whole process….

Then it occurred to me:  I could just take the damb top off and POUR it into the vial.   Lordt.  You’d think I would CHECK the mechanics!!

Which means I can post the winners!



gmail yer evilauntieanitaAT and remind me what you’ve won (because I’m old and forgetful.  Or just old.  Whichever)

Mayne!  Wish I were on the Away, too!  Alas, best I can do is Peoria.  Gotta go buy dog food.



  • Tom says:

    Yikes! Glad to read that you’re mending- hard to even drive with that kind of wound, especially if you have a stick.

    I’m staying in, more hermit-like than before. Met a friend out and of course was all kissy-huggy-mwah-mwah b/c we hadn’t seen each other in forever only to be told 2 days later they tested pos for Covid. So I’ve been shoving tester q-tips up my nose. So far neg (and I am triple vaxxed) but I am keeping interpersonal to a minimum. Not their fault- I may have given it to them and not known..

    Remember those good/bad old days when we only had to worry about unprotected sex?

    • Musette says:

      Lordt, yes. I (really) was just thinking about that a few days ago, as one is wont to do, remembering the days when The Clap was the worst. Then came HIV/AIDS… and all bets were off.
      Now? Heck, just air-kissing can kill ya!
      And yes! on the hand. It’s motorcycle season – for everyone but me. This is persackly at throttle level. I can’t even turn my bike around to do a shakedown. Eh.


  • Jennifer S says:

    Bless that mail carrier going the extra mile to help out! What a nice guy. Hands…yah. Tough place to heal from. Glad you’re getting better!

    • Musette says:

      He’s a champ! I adore him. But he’s not allowed to stop and chat anymore because… they track those folks now – and one time he was in front of my house for THIRTY-NINE minutes!!! We were talking about the Corps…. and I guess time got away from us. But I am now the stuff of legend at our teeny PO.


  • Maya says:

    That looks like it was/is pretty gnarly. I’m glad that it’s healing and less painful. And, um, don’t do anything like that again. OK? 🙂

  • cinnamon says:

    Ouch! Glad it’s getting better.

  • Alityke says:

    So difficult to get hands to heal. Every activity needs hands. Washing, self, laundry, dishes, housework. Frustrating as!
    Hope it heals quickly & cleanly

    • Musette says:

      Inorite? and it’s at the perfect sweet spot where you grab stuff. So.. doors, pens, knives… all required more thought than my poor old head could handle.


  • Dina C. says:

    Dear Anita,
    Hope your hand continues to heal up quickly and well. My step-dad is dealing with a very slow-healing wound on his arm that started with yard work. A sliver of bamboo was the culprit. Had to go to a wound specialist and get the nuclear strength antibiotics. Yikes. Prayers for you both!

    • Musette says:

      YOW! I’m wishing for his speedy healing! I got ahead of this by asking the DVM to ‘lend’ me some amoxy, which he did. A week’s course kept infection at bay and, tbh, the damb thing hurt so bad that I couldn’t use it for much, anyway. Betadine and Neosporin took care of the rest.

  • Pam says:

    The Hand! Owwww! Hope it heals fast.

  • Kathleen says:

    Hand wounds take so long to heal, and we need to use our hands! No doubt painful because we can’t not use our hands. Wishing you complete healing soon.

    • Musette says:

      Thanks, honey! Now it’s just the internals, the nerves he no doubt tore apart with that little stunt. No infection, just… healing-hurt.


  • Tara C says:

    Yow!! Hope that gets better soon, looks oainful.