Last night, was like any Saturday Night...great weather, we grabbed dinner out - the grandkids were here...and I was working on my layout for my spot on gettingcricky.com for the Sunday Challenge Guest Designer spot with Kristal..she had graciously invited me to spend another Sunday with her as a guest designer....
Now...I don't have a "craft room" - per se. I have all my supplies in my laundry room. Which is really big. It is right around the corner from my family room...so I'm not complaining (or at least I never have before!)
I had just opened a new Cricut cutting matt (you alreadyyyyyy know don't ya?) and my paper had stuck to it so darn bad, my entire cut was ruined. Oh...and it was the lettering of my layout...you know how long it takes to cut out fonts....So I was a bit miffed cause I didn't know if I had more of the same paper...and I had to redo every single letter (which for this layout was 13! UNLUCKY number 13) --- so I get up from my couch (I sit on my couch and use my coffee table as my scrap table)...I go into the laundry room...finally find another sheet of the paper I need, I come BACK into my family room - (now keep in mind, I have to get this layout over to Kristal Saturday night...when all of this is happening...it IS Saturday Night!) So I am running behind...I come into the family and FLOP down on the couch...
OH MY GOD ----
I SAT ON MY SCISSORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No joke here!
Guys...I am talking the long bladed scissors that have the spring open thingy (to supposedly make it easier for cutting) the blades (yes BOTH of them) went into my butt cheeks!!!
I had to reach behind me and PULL one of the blades out of the fat of my butt cheek!!!!!!!!!!!
you know...talking about it actually is worse than it happening.
At first...I guess adreline started to rush - and I didn't feel pain -
and I was thinking "Oh MY GOD how funny is this? I sat on scissors"
Now, if the whole idea of this doesn't make you a bit weak...
my hubby was taking a nap cause now he has a flu bug - so the only adult
awake was my 28 year old son!!!!!!!!!!!
Who had to take a look at my hiney and diagnose..."Stitches or not?"
My gosh - I really am officially old...
My adult son has seen my butt - up close and personal ... and the worst thing is...
I REALLY DON'T CARE! I didn't know if I had cut off like 10 pounds of the
extra 100 that are back there or what...
I mean think about it - you can't see your own butt cheeks?
By that time, I was getting a little light headed -
and if I would have tried to turn and reach back there to grab a peek
(which would NOT have happened anyway)
I would have definitely passed out!
What I am saying ---
I am so old...
my adult son has started to take care of me...
(I thought I had a few years before this!)
Okay so now it is Sunday ---
I got the layout sent over
(hey, can someone point me in the right direction
on how to take pictures of a 12 by 24 scrapbook layout AND
get it uploaded to the computer? I put mine thru Photoshop Elements and kind of
mushed it together - but I don't think it looked as pretty as some of the double
page layouts on the Internet...in fact, I think it may be the worst picture of
a double page layout I have ever seen :( )
And now....I am going to call it a day!
Of course the "wound" is right on the soft part of the cheek
that you SIT ON --- (shaking head) ...
so even when I sit here taking it kind of easy....
pain is searing thru my body! LOL
O my gosh - WHO does this?
When I was a kid my mom would say
STOP FLOPPING DOWN ON THE COUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I -so- wish I would have listened to her.
Moral of this story?
Scrapbooking MAY be hazordous to your health --
IF you leave your scissors lay around ;)
As soon as I feel comfortable that I can go out
and walk and not strike up the bleeding again...
I am heading straight to Joanns ...
and buying one of those crop carrier thingys...
I keep my "tools" in a basket and when I am crafting,
I pull things out and leave laying everywhere...
because its difficult to find things in there - so
scissors, ATG, pens...I will leave lay beside me...
on the couch or on the coffee table - -
once bitten - twice shy.
I WON'T DO THAT anymore!
Here is the layout -- If you click on it - you'll go over to gettingcricky.com
to see the upcoming Sunday Challenge -- Why not play along?
Kristal always has some wonderfully cool blog candy...