Saturday, May 10, 2008

It's All Fun and Games Until....

I can't believe no one wanted the couch! Not to worry though - it has been hauled to Goodwill by the fine men who demolished my family room this past week. More on that later, but first, an interruption in the week-end with a visit to the ER.

Last night, about a half hour before dinner with my mom, FIL, hubby, and Pumpkin, I put two bottles of sparkling mineral water in the freezer to cool down quickly. You can already see where this is going, can't you? When dinner was served, hubby grabbed one bottle from the freezer, leaving the other one in there to get colder. We always polish off two bottles when my FIL is over for dinner, so it didn't occur to either of us to take the second bottle out yet. Well, somehow, we weren't very thirsty last night, and the second bottle remained in the freezer until I remembered it just before heading up to bed. I pulled it out of the freezer, and stopped to examine it to determine that it was, in fact, frozen. While I was holding it, the heat from my hands must have ignited the explosion, and that bottle burst into a kajillion tiny shards, landing in every nook and cranny of the kitchen. I sustained only one injury, but it was a significant one, as I discovered that I was bleeding out of my eyeball. Curiously, it didn't hurt. Nonetheless, I wasn't going to mess around with something like that, so after my mom so graciously came over to babysit, we headed off to the ER to get my eye looked at. As it turns out, there was no glass in my eye, but a cut was evident, as is the fact that half the white of my right eye is now red with blood that probably won't clear up for a week or so. Pretty! Speaking of pretty, as I was leaving the ER, there were about ten girls in prom dresses hanging around the waiting room, creating a 90210 effect. I would have liked to ask one of them their story, although I was too tired to think about it at that moment. Anyhow, I feel quite lucky that I wasn't hit in the cornea or some place more important. I'm actually inclined to think that I was cut by ice, and not glass, since the damage is so minor. I'm also lucky that Pumpkin was already in bed, and that the dogs were outside when this incident went down. Yup, I'm one lucky girl. So how is your week-end going?

12 comments:

MLL said...

I'm glad you're OK and the cut wasn't more serious! My insurance charges $300 for an ER visit, so I always avoid it whenever possible...my eyeball probably would have ended up infected!

Marcia

Whirlwind said...

Wow, glad to hear your okay. I thought at first you were going to say someone got hit in the eye by a flying cork!

Melissa said...

My mouth is still hanging wide open (it got further and further open as I read!) O.M.G. I'm glad you're ok!

motherbumper said...

omg I'm gonna puke. I cannot handle eyeball injuries, and if that had been me I would have fainted. NO SH*T. But this isn't about me, it's about your eyeballs. Damn girl, not only are you lucky (?) you are WAY braver than I could ever be.

nomotherearth said...

Thank goodness it wasn't worse! I have eye issues (esp bleeding from the eyeballs - can't watch movies where that happens), so I probably would have been a quivering mess.

Holly said...

holy crap! glad it was only minor - well, as minor as bleeding eyeballs go. eek.

isn't it funny how we always ignore our injury and become thankful that the kids or pets or other people weren't in the room? ah, moms.

kgirl said...

I'm glad you're ok, because that sounds horrifying.

and the girls? alcohol poisoning. fer shur.

Nora Bee said...

How scary! Glad you're ok. Happy Mother's Day!

kittenpie said...

OMG that is terrifying. Eyes are so precious. I'm so glad you're okay!

Barrie said...

Oh my goodness. Thankfully, you're okay. A good lesson for me as I'm always forgetting about things in the freezer.

b*babbler said...

Holy crap dude, that is seriously messed up! Glad you're ok though (and look at the bright side - no cleaning up of frozen mineral water out of the freezer? Ok, it's a minor bright side, but I tried! :)

Rachel said...

oh.my.gosh.
I'm glad you're 'okay' but holy cow!! How scary.
Sheesh.