I need to change my avatar now. Can you see it? Right there on my nose? It's my I-turned-40-but-I-don't-feel-40 celebration! There was a thread at DST a year ago about ideas for celebrating 40th birthdays. At the time I'd just turned 39 and was thinking of piercing my nose then. After thinking about it, I decided to save it to ring in my 40th year, which was yesterday! Michael took me on Thursday (he got off work early that night and had enough sleep by the time we took Matthew to school). This photo was about 2 hours after. Looks pretty good, huh? 24 hours later the swelling started and by last night it was apparent that it wasn't quite right. By this morning it was definite. I called when they opened at 11am, but Michael hadn't been asleep for very long, so I waited til he woke up. Kepp putting ice on it like was suggested on the phone. But it was imbedded in my swollen nose pretty well by the time I made it there. She had to yank it up and pull it out and then put a new one in.
It's a straight piece (like a really long earring) that they put a bend in before they put it in place. They never know who might be a "puffer", so the bend in the 1st one didn't leave enough room for the swelling when it occured. Which then caused more swelling. I didn't even have any ibprofren in the house to help with the swelling. So, once she changed the post to one with a longer bend after yanking out the old one, the pressure was relieved and it felt better (...like an hour later... after the ibprofren...) and now the swelling is going down as well. My left eye is really puffy too, so will be interesting to see if I get a black eye - LOL!
Birthday - I had a really nice one! I had a nice piercing/lunch out with my hubby on Thursday. The boys gave me "Night at the Museum", a holster bag for my camera and cupcakes, my parents took me & Matthew out for pizza for lunch (where they noticed my nose and silence insued for a minute - LOL!) and the mom of the baby that I took photos of took me to dinner last night and out shopping for a girls' night out (Michael was at work)! Very fun!
Scrapping - I've had 2 CT's morph into other things lately. One I can let out, but the other is a secret for a bit longer...
Jan Crowley has joined with the fabulous Meredith Fenwick to bring you Songbird Avenue, a charity scrapbooking extrodinare! (Yes - go click it - a giftie is waiting there for you with a sneaky peaky of what's to come!) It will go live on Tuesday and the proceeds from this 1st kit will benefit The March of Dimes.
I have 2 layouts in waiting for each of the above and one that I can post now
I have been honored to recieve the Thinking Blogger Award by AmyK! So honored! I have a few friends that I would bestow this on, but they have closed blogs, and there are others that I would pick, but they have already recieved this too. So, this will have to wait just a bit until I have some time to pick! LOL!
I was also tagged by Nikki!
Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!
- The obvious for today - I'm a puffer! Who knew?
- I hate to not have my toe nails painted. I will take the old off and the new will go right back on. I can handle none on my fingers now, but not on my toes.
- My hair got a little curlier after being pregnant.
- I was on the flag corp in high school.
- I worked at Wendy's during the "Where's the Beef" era! (LMAO!)
- I have puppy fever right now, but I don't want a dog - LOL! At Ry's BB games, there are so many puppies being brought to the games! Soooo cute!!! But I want to play with them, snuggle them and then let someone else take them home to clean up after - LOL!
- My BF and I have the telekinetic thing that we do. One of us, or both, will be thinking of the other and we will end up with one of us calling the other within days of when we starting thinking of each other. Get that? Kinda freaky, huh?
I'm not sure who hasn't been tagged with this one either, so I'm copping out! If you haven't been tagged, consider yourself so and give me a linky to your 7!
K... I'm going to bed! Early for me, but with my face, I want extra rest! Have a good one! :)