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So what’s going on with me this month?
What’s going on with me this month is the same as the last two months. And I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned it already. Due to my just plain not thinking properly I have been dealing with a burned hand. Let me tell you what happened.
It all started one March evening. I was using the pressure cooker but let too much time pass after the timer went off. Worried that I left the meat in too long. In a rush to get the meat/protein part of dinner ready. And ignoring the low hiss of the pressure cooker tried to open the cover only a tiny bit to let the steam out. So you can imagine what happened next. The water inside exploded. Splashing against and covering the wall, the counter, the floor, the fridge side and the back of my left hand.
I was in pain for hours after running cold water on my hand for several minutes. The stinging, burning pain didn’t go away for the whole night. The only thing that consoled me was listening and singing along to Z Tao’s OST from The Brightest Star in the Sky drama. My sons could only complain so much about my loud off key singing. Sorry but not sorry.
So ever since then I have been using neosporin, vaseline and wrap bandages. Only to find out later I’m allergic to the bandages. Now I have to use non-stick sterile pads before I wrap my hand. According to my husband, my hand is about 50% healed as it’s done blistering. I can’t tell by looking whether my hand is healing or not. All I know is it still doesn’t look the way it used to or like my right hand. My husband laughed and nodded in agreement that there’s no way I could’ve been a nurse.
Another thing going on with me is that I’ve mastered a few protective styles and the flat twists. Next thing to learn is cornrows. I first decided to go natural in 2019. And as I stated in a post before, instead of doing the big chop, my hair went into transition with braids and locs. I’ve worn it in braid outs, twists outs, blown out. I’ve pressed and dyed it shades of red in ombre style (blending one color hue to another from light to dark). Now I’m about to step into the unknown by going blonde.
My hairdresser seems to be happy. She’s been trying to convince me to go blonde for years. Though I’ve made the decision to go with a honey-golden-brown blonde blend. I have yet to head over to the salon for a consultation and schedule a hair appointment. Is it procrastination or lack of courage holding me back? Either way, I’d like to dive in and get it done by my birthday next month.
As for my writing, I’ve made some progress. Guess returning to work on a hybrid schedule last month was a catalyst. So far I’ve rewritten and revised parts of chapter one of my fantasy WIP. Finally added around 500 words and a new character. Whether she’ll (haven’t a name for her yet but her nickname is Marilyn) remain an unseen side character or grow into a support character integral to the plot remains to be unseen.
So that’s it with me. Have any writerly and life updates going on with you? Ever done anything not smart that resulted in an injury? Made any drastic or subtle changes to your person? Did you regret doing it or was it the best thing you ever did?
Happy Mother’s Day! Hope all the mommies will enjoy Mother’s Day this weekend.