Friday, July 23, 2010

Gratuitous Scab Photo and Other Things.

My Etsy shop has been open for almost three weeks now.  It's been very exciting and nerve-racking.  My Viking Hat made it to the front page last week without my knowing and my views went from sixty to over a thousand over night.  I was so confused and didn't realize what happened till the Etsy app on Facebook updated my status.  By the time I checked the Etsy front page was already different and I completely missed it.  I instantly felt naked, exposed, and I was filled with anxiety knowing all those people viewed my stuff.   I was overcome with the most uncomfortable mix of excitement and fear I wanted to throw up.   Rutty said I was weird.  Yes.  Probably.  I can't even explain it.  I've made four sales since I opened, which I'm absolutely thrilled about and I have two custom orders in the works.  So far so good... Knit...Breathe...Repeat.

In other news, Rutty tried out for Wipeout Canada and made the short list.  He went to the audition today with our boss, Nicole.  I guess we'll find out in a couple of weeks if he needs to find some big balls to practice running across.

What the hell is this you ask?  This is the lovely landscape of my right shoulder in a flattering shade of green that gives the impression of death.  The Hipstamatic filtering on the photo is emphasizing the ugly, it's actually not this bad. 

I've been having issues with my jaw for a while and I kept putting off getting it checked because I don't have dental coverage and I'm still paying for Nugget's orthodontic treatments.  I bit the bullet a few weeks ago when the pain got too annoying.  I saw a specialist who practiced unconventional, naturopathetic treatments.  I got fitted with a couple of mouth pieces to wear when I'm not eating and I had some myofascial therapy.  

So what does that have to do with the photo above?  After the therapy session I was sore where the needles were injected.  One of the needle sites developed a water blister, my guess is it developed after the moist heat treatment. The water blister popped and the skin peeled and it was all raw and painful for days.  That is my wound finally scabbing up and healing.  Too much?  I know, you're welcome.  Sharing is caring.


  1. congrats on your etsy success... "sharing is caring" - i almost died laughing! that's what i tell dom all the time. nice scab shot - lol. i love your viking hat, i made it one of my favorites... hope you are feeling better, i had a blister before - not fun.

  2. Thanks Carla! Loved the photos of Dom that you put up. You have a heartbreaker on your hands.