Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In a Pig's Eye...
AudioEnglish.net defines "in a pigs eye" as:
I suppose it is fair to say that the odds of a certain shepherdess driving a metal rod into her eye, while chasing a chicken, would be 'very unlikely'.
Yet, I managed to do it.
Please trust me when I tell you that a metal rod, through the eyelid and scraping the eye ball is excruciatingly painful! I think I stood there, holding my head and screaming, for about five minutes, before I could even move.
The pain was so intense that I was nauseous.
I (selfishly) did not want to call an ambulance so I called my oldest daughter, Pam.
I knew that Pam ~ being a full-time working mother of three extremely active boys, with lessons here, there and everywhere on any given night ~ would have nothing better to do than leave work early and drive 45 miles out in the middle of nowhere to take her mutilated mother to the doctor.
Of course Pam, being my "Princess" insisted that it was "no trouble at all". That she was sorry I was hurt but glad for the excuse to spend time with me!
Do I have great kids or what:?
(I love you Princess)
The eye doctor 'numbed' the area and then proceeded to clean up the eye and lid. I swear, it felt like he was poking glass INTO my eye!
Luckily for me, the iron rod had pierced my eye lid, just below the socket, but only scratched the surface of the eye ball itself. Although, I'll never understand how the hole in my eye lid is above the eye but the scratches on the eye ball are on the bottom...?
A thorough cleaning, antibiotics and a tetanus shot later and Pam & I were free to leave!
We stopped at a local restaurant for a quick bite to eat and then hurried home, just in time to watch "The Bachelor".