Well…. In case you have wondered where in the world I have been since I launched my blog, I wanted to give you the peace of mind that I am still alive! On Father’s Day, I had a FREAK (and, I do mean FREAK) accident which almost resulted in the loss of my middle finger on my right hand! Yep, you guessed it…I’m right handed, and the struggle has been REAL! As much as I would like to say I was bit by a shark or a bear, all I have to offer is I was making sweet tea….YES! MAKING SWEET TEA! Oh yeah…did I mention this happened the night before my blog launch too? Thank the Lord I had already written my post and created my Rafflecopter prior to my accident or there’s no telling what could have been included in my post under the influence of some STRONG pain medication! One of my dear friends brought me what you see in the picture below, and it was just too cute not to share!
Here’s how my story goes…. We were about 15 minutes away from having our dear friends over for burgers. The grill was lit, table was set, and I decided we needed some ice cold sweet tea to go with those burgers. That’s just what we do in the south! I made the sweet tea the same way I have made it for 25 years, and even used the same pitcher I’ve used for 25 years! After I dissolved the sugar in the tea, I picked up the pitcher and filled the rest with water. As soon as I picked up the GLASS pitcher, it completely separated in two parts…It was as if someone had taken a glass cutter and cut it in half. No shards. No shattered glass. Just two separate parts. By nature, I threw my right hand under the bottom half to keep it from hitting the tile floor and going into a million pieces. I sure didn’t want to mop up sweet tea minutes before our company arrived either, but THAT is where I went wrong! The bottom half of the top part of the pitcher sliced across my middle finger cutting all of my nerves, an artery, and both of my tendons. I came VERY close to a helicopter ride to Dallas to have my finger reattached, but praise the Lord again it did not sever it completely! After having extensive hand surgery, Flexor Tendon Repair, and being completely immobilized with ZERO use of my right hand for 6 weeks, I guess you could say typing a blog post would have taken me a month of Sundays using just my left hand. Moral of the story: Only Rubbermaid/Tupperware for me when it comes to making sweet tea!