Friday, September 15, 2006

This Little Piggy Went To....

My toenail is hanging by a thread. There. I said it. Yes, it's gross. Very very gross. About a month ago I smacked my big toe on a brick stair wearing very cute and oh-so-fashionable flip-flops. At first I thought the nail would survive, even with all the blood and pain. Then, shortly after, I started to think maybe not. But last night, after I once again smacked the same toe on Boy #1's size 12 tennis shoes lying in the middle of the kitchen, I was sure. Toenails are not supposed to be standing up on your toe, are they? I have consulted with a friend, a toenail expert who has lost several of her own, and she has instructed me to do nothing. "It will fall off by itself when it is ready," she told me. "Leave it alone." So I am leaving it alone. I got a 9-toe pedicure today. At least the survivors will look adorable.

10 comments:

Crankyboy said...

Um, like, gross.

Martwork said...

Life is not always pretty. Sometimes it is pretty gross. Just be glad it's not your toe.

The Big Squay said...

BTW, the minimum limit of of simultaneous toe nail loss that can be reported on the internet is three. Anything lower is just spam.

sumac friend said...

Did you get a discount on the pedicure since you only had 9 toes?

Anonymous said...

disgusting
mr

ellen said...

I think the pedicure was worth a 10 percent discount!!! I agree with Sumac.

Anonymous said...

Can you make it laugh and talk like a puppet ?
mr

FriendlyQuark said...

Ouch. Hope you feel better soon.

Barrie

Martwork said...

This is the most-commented-on post in this blog so far. (But I'm hoping not for long) I spend hours crafting posts about my appliance problems, my celebrity sightings, and other such fascinating events, and the post that generates the biggest response is about.....my poor toenail. What does it all mean?

sumacs friend said...

It means people care more about you than about all the superficial crap. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.