Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Channelling Nicholas Cage

That's what I've been doing lately - channelling a very specific moment in Nic Cage's oeuvre. And while it would be hilarious to be him in Valley Girl or Raising Arizona, the specific moment I'm thinking of is this:

It's Ronny in Moonstruck, yelling, "I LOST MY HAND!!"

[Here is the clip if you want to see Nic in action. I wish I were a better blogger and knew how to embed videos]

A few weeks ago I had a small accident in my kitchen and spilled very hot oil across my right hand. I ended up with 3rd degree burns, a heavily bandaged hand, and a big scorch mark on my kitchen floor. Along with the myriad other things I've been unable to do, I haven't been able to sew, spin or knit for almost a month. It's been so sad.

But things are looking up! I'm scheduled for a skin graft tomorrow which should help my hand's mobility and I'm hoping to get back to my crafting in the near future.

My friends and family have been terrifically supportive and helpful through all of this. The kidlings have done a great job picking up the slack. They also made me puppets to put over my bandaged paw:


They made puppets for my different moods - this one is "Silly." Although "Tired and Grumpy" seems to have been permanently attached to my face lately, I'm putting in a request for a "Relieved and Expectant" puppet now that recovery is in sight.

I think I have to go rent "Moonstruck" to watch while I'm healing...

7 comments:

Liane said...

I hope your hand gets better quickly! What a scary accident. :( I have to admit I've never watched the movie--maybe I'll have to do that!

annette said...

Did love that movie, and have to admit to having watched it a number of time - though not for awhile - might be time!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery, more silly and smiling days than "grumpy and tired" ones. Good luck with the surgery.

Pat said...

So sorry. so so sorry for your accident.

Sophie and Marc said...

poor u - that really sucks and I'm sure none of us realise how much we use our hands for EVERYTHING! You will soon be crafting again - and you'll be so happy when you do!

Valerie A. Heck said...

The puppet is great! I wish you a speedy recovery.
Valerie
http://valerieaheck.blogspot.com/

Jenn Maruska said...

Oh dear! I hope you're feeling better and will be creating again soon!!

Betty said...

hope your hand is back to normal and not giving you problems now! must have been painful and the recovery brutal if unable to do much! you really do need BOTH of your hands unfortunately, who knew using only one could be so difficult!