February 1, 2007
This chubby little guy is Mocha and he gets his photo on my blog today because he is partly responsible for why I am mailing my Valentine's exchanges for the USEBB and SBEBB on the very last day.
Last Friday morning Mocha got startled while I was feeding him and bit me on the finger. He is normally quite tame and doesn't bite or have accidents when I hold him. It wasn't a bad bite and normally would have healed quickly but I started a new job on Friday at a coffee shop and had to wash my hands a lot over the weekend. I didn't have any hand cream at work and my hands got very dry and chapped. The spot where he bit me got so dry it split open. By my day off on Tuesday my finger was so sore it was agony to do the finishing on the little Valentines I had stitched. They were supposed to have beads but there was no way I could get them attached in time. Without a bandage my finger hurt too bad to hold a needle and with a bandage I was clumsy and "all thumbs". It also hurt to hold a pen and my handwriting on the cards I enclosed with them and the bills I had to pay is just terrible.
After I finished stitching yesterday I bandaged my finger up with Neosporin and it feels a lot better tonight. My Valentine exchanges have been mailed and they are on their way to two ladies who I hope will like them. Tonight I am going to watch DVDs and stitch on something for myself for a while before I start the next batch of exchange pieces. I can't wait to see what my partners have sent to me. Everyone always does such beautiful work.