Thursday, September 26, 2013

Girls just gotta have fun

I'll be really glad when I can crawl around in the dirt taking pictures of the animals and the subject matter 
of this blog returns to its normal fare. In the meantime, all I've got for you is the mundane daily chronicle 
of what's going on inside the house. Today's episode features Ranchsitter #4 instructing Ranchsitter #5
in the fine art of wound packing. Instead of closing my eyes as I usually do, 
I stuck the camera in front of my face, which is the next best thing.

They donned their surgical masks and threatened to hurt me if I took any unflattering pictures.





The honey seems to be doing its magic and the hole gets smaller every day.
I still think honey belongs on a sopaipilla and not my stomach, but who am I to argue?



This is Danni measuring the right amount of packing strip.
The lengths we bloggers go to for blog fodder...



I try not to think about where it's all going.



I was telling Danni and Joey how funny they looked at this angle.
They were telling me how funny I looked with a camera on my forehead.



When all was said and done, my nurses did a happy dance 
and the sterile cotton tip wand was passed from Danni to Joey.
Ethel, I hope you're watching this...you're next!

29 comments:

  1. I hope Ethel doesn't cancel after this show.. i might if it were me.

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  2. Well, look on the bright side. If somebody brings you some sopaipillas and forgets the honey...
    Oh, never mind . . . that's just too far beyond the pale.

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  3. I so enjoy your blog and pictures!

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  4. Hooray! The cotton swab has been passed!

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  5. Carson, only you could turn recovery into a daily party! Love reading about the ranch sitters and getting to "meet" them. Very entertaining!

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  6. You have some mighty good friends!

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  7. Well done! I knew Ethel would be a ranch sitter, just didn't know her number.

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  8. What, no Red Cross logos on their hats? And were they dancing because of a successful packing job or because the ikky packing job was done? I think I'd be sucking on the honey bottle to settle my stomach.

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  9. LOLOL Talk about making the best of it! Your ranchsitters should have a show of their own! Glad everything is going well!

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  10. Those are some pretty cool looking nurses. So is Smooch following you around trying to sniff your belly-button all day? :)

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  11. If you played your cards right, Carson, you could probably have company (a party) all winter long.
    I know you can figure out how to do this!

    Cheers,
    Jo and the petz

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  12. Wait! Where'd that cool, detailed shot of your wound go?!

    And...you don't think anyone can tell from those pics that I still have my pajama bottoms on, do you? :-)

    Joey- she's a natural and the cotton swab is in good hands!

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  13. Oh my!!!!! The ranchsitters are high- larious in their duties. This was just adorable and well scripted, directed and captured. And a good time was had by all, except maybe the recepient of the honey balm. Too fun.

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  14. The stylingest surgical masks ever!!

    I'm glad that you said the procedure doesn't hurt. Thanks for sticking the camera in front of your face for yet another fun post in a not-all-that-much fun situation.

    Good to know that all this heroic doctoring is working!

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  15. Your readers' comments are every bit as entertaining as the post itself.

    I'm tickled that honey is being used as a healing agent. How cool is that. You know - maggots are also very good at cleaning wounds...just sayin'.

    lol....

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  16. Carol in N. Colorado9/26/13, 9:21 AM

    You girls are just having too much fun. Wait, can girls have "too" much fun. I get a good chuckle every morning. Thanks. Your ranchsitters are all amazing woman. Glad the recovery is going well.

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  17. I could help out with all the critters with no problem whatsoever, but packing that wound, wow, those are some darn good friends!

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  18. Oh, my! And when I was in high school I actually thought I wanted to be a nurse - don't think I would have made it! Danni and Joey make a fine team, and from the looks of Joey, she'll be a wonderful ranchsitter and Carsonsitter!

    Nancy in Iowa - sending more hugs

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  19. Danni-I can totally tell those are your jammies....

    I want the detailed shot of the wound...too much description without an understanding where all that gauze went....

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  20. Who says good help is hard to find?

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  21. never bored and never boring! we enjoyed the happy dance !

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  22. You have some *good* friends! (Honey heals wounds? who knew!)

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  23. Northern AB gal9/26/13, 3:27 PM

    If the wound is healing, shouldn't the length of the gauze be getting shorter? - like Charlie said, where is all that gauze going?

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  24. I wonder if your honey is Manuka honey produced in New Zealand. We produce and export some of the best antibacterial honey in the world. It makes me all warm inside to think the honey that's healing you might have come from New Zealand bees. Hmmm, I probably could have worded that better. No matter - lie back and enjoy the honey. Carolynn is right it could have been maggots (or leeches)!!

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  25. those nurses eeer I mean ranch sitters are having way to much fun ;-)

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  26. the tape will get shorter eventually - excellent passing of the swab

    good humor makes everything better

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  27. hysterical!!! love the picture of Danni with the scissors at the ready. all they needed was a scalpel. love the ranch masks. every ailment or illness should have such joy!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. AWWW! I wanted to see the wound.

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  29. Heh heh heh, love it. :)

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