I crawled off to the doctor today. Poor widdle me hasn't been feeling well since *before* I dropped the thermometer on Sa*turd*day night.
Doctor said "You don't have mercury poisoning. You are the third patient in the last five who has the same symptoms."
Yep, I got me a gut bug! No appetite, no energy, no va-voom! Twitchy and upset (dehydration). Doctor says it will clear up in the next 48 hours or so - that is most of a week that I'll ahve had this for then!
I finished the baby dress today. All sewn up. Then I discovered that I miscounted the eyelets for the ribbon, dang! Also I very carefully put the top button hole on the wrong side of the neck band... after I had sewn down the picot edge. It only took an hour to sew the edge down cos I kept trying to be fancy. So no button hole for the top button. It fits quite easily through a stitch. Of course I wasn't wrangling a wriggling baby as I put the button through a stitch.
No pics yet - I need to block the lace some. Yes I should do it before sewing it up but it's done in the round so I figured it can be blocked now. It is very cute.
Just as well that I haven't gone to see the baby eh? Mel does NOT need this gut bug. Not after a caesar.
After sitting in the surgery for an hour, I am about halfway through the bonnet. Another hour or two and it will be done too! Then the stupid little shoes. Dang, need to buy more buttons for the shoes....
Thanks for all the entries so far - I am glad to see I am not the first to try to poison myself with something horrid, or stab myself. Actually, whilst thinking of lab accidents, I used to do electron microscopy (transmission and scanning). One time I was wearing my contact lenses (VERY naughty!) so I could look through the TEM lenses easily without having to adjust them to billy-o for my myopia and also have to put my glasses on to make adjustments to the machine when I wanted to change something. Yep, I'm that shortsighted. I ended up needing to stain some more sections. So here I am, with my safety glasses on and a big wad of paper towel over the end of a syringe of uranyl acetate as I tap it and then squueeeeeze the syringe ever so gently to get the air out. (I can't even remember why the air had to come out - I think it spoiled the prep after a while.)
BLURT! The syringe blurted a several drops of uranium straight around the paper towel, under the safety glasses and straight into my eye! Boy did it hurt! Plus I had to hook the contact lens out. Then 15 minutes with the eye wash, an hour at the doctor's, an eyepatch and a permanent scar on my sclera (the white)!
I didn't get in much trouble because the lab manager knew that I was very very careful with what I did. Apart from the contact lenses, I followed all the lab guidelines very strictly.
So keep those horror stories rolling in, along with the awful great aunts. Alas the only thing I'll be able to stink of is myself - can't wear perfume and as for mothballs.... ergh! I might be able to arrange a faint whiff of cat wee though. Will that help?