Wednesday, July 31, 2019

I AM A WORK OF BRUISED ART

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

If you don't know how I became a work of bruised art, take a look at my previous post about the tow truck and the way I flew from the steps as though I were an acrobat working without a net.

The working without a net part was not smart.

If you have read about the tow truck, then you have an idea of what my right leg looks like. It is swollen and covered in bruise paint. A true artist took a brush to me and gave me dark, purple spots. I look forward to sharing the bruises with you as their colors change. Before long, they will turn into softer shades of green and blue.

I like pastels. They are soothing.

Now that you know what my right leg looks like, I want to share a real beauty from my left arm.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

P.S. Please forgive me for not reading and commenting on your blogs. I am in rehab for my addiction to bruises.


I'm sorry the photo isn't better. It was kind of hard to get a good shot in the bathroom while holding up my left arm with my camera in my right hand and not show off my nightie, which you don't need to see (although it's one of my favorites). I also see that the housekeeper hasn't done a very good job of cleaning the mirror. It's streaky.


I think this shot is more interesting because it kind of looks as if I have two left arms with matching bruises. I took the first photo in the hall bathroom used by Favorite Young Man and Willy Dunne Wooters. This one is in my bathroom, which allows you to see the pretty frame around the mirror and the very nice tile in the shower. The purple on my arm is out of place with the rich gold and brown in the bathroom, but sometimes a splash of a different color is fun.

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  1. Oucheroonies.
    You are always a work of art. The bruises are a totally unnecessary addition.

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  2. There are easier, less painful ways to get a splash of color. You went about it the roughest of ways. Hopefully the rehab goes well.

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    1. Maybe a throw pillow or a rock painted by Lorraine.

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  3. Hi Janie ... as EC says 'ouch'. The green will be prettier?! Take care and I do hope they ease off soon ... cheers Hilary

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  4. I'm without words, for once. Ouch.

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  5. Ouch that looks bloody painful. I hope it fades soon.

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  6. Holy smokes, that's one heck of a bruise. As I write this I see there is an ad on your sidebar for Arthrozene. It "Helps Old Knees Feel Like New." lol

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    1. That's hilarious. My knees are not the problem, though.

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  7. Oh Man! You have some really dark bruises! Spoil yourself rotten and rest, my friend!

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    1. We're having a thunderstorm. The puppies and I are hiding from the thunder.

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  8. Oh no! That looks terrible. Sorry that happened to you. That bruise is going to turn every color in the rainbow before it's all over, I suspect.

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    1. I'll be okay. When the bruises change colors, they will be starting to go away.

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  9. My mom had a fall a few years back, and one of her very large bruises on her hip kept "blooming" for over a month. The doctor said she was lucky her hip wasn't broken; the bruise showed the extent to which the tissue had absorbed the impact and spared the bone. I'm not sure if this will make you feel better or worse! I guess I'm saying two things: be prepared in case more bruising keeps appearing, and I'm so glad you didn't break anything.

    What about your leg, where it was/is hurting?

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    1. My leg is pretty much the same: many bruises. I do feel better knowing that the tissue absorbed the impact. It could have been much worse.

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  10. Well the good thing is it won't stay purple forever. Soon you can turn blue, then green then that yellowish color. I am so sorry for you.

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    1. Thank you, but the bruises don't hurt as much as they did. I will be fine.

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  11. When they turn yellow brown they look so yucky ! Did you see your doctor ? Blood clots are bad if they don't break up and get absorbed. Please be careful !
    parsnip

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    1. I was going to see the doctor and decided not to bother. I iced the bruises and I can see that they're starting to get better.

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  12. Oh, you poor dear. What you left out of your saga about waiting for the tow truck for-freaking-EVER is the temperature. I'm guessing it was hot as Hades. And humid. UGH! I'm really sorry. Thank goodness you were able to limp your car to the side of the road. Too bad about the fall, though. It looks like you're gonna be a little more "colorful" than usual for a while.

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    1. I was blessed with the lowest temperature and humidity that we've had since "summer" began. I was even able to lower the windows on the car and catch a breeze. If we'd had normal temperatures and humidity, the state troopers probably would have needed to call an ambulance for me.

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    2. I'm glad the weather was cooperative. We wouldn't want the troopers to scrape your poor melted body out of your car.

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  13. I am so sorry! That looks like it seriously hurts!

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    1. The bruises hurt at first, but now they're getting better. Thank you for your concern.

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    1. They hurt a lot at first but they're already healing.

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  15. Bruised art is still art. ;) Take care!

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    1. That's right, Chrys. Let's appreciate every form of art.

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  16. I admire your appreciation for the beautiful colors sustained from and injury. Hoping you can experience them painlessly very soon. Take care, Janie!

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    1. Thank you. They don't hurt now and they're starting to change to calmer colors.

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  17. OMG, Janie, so sorry. Looks painful. Life is certainly stranger than fiction.

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    1. I've always said that the truth is wilder and more interesting than anything I could ever invent.

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  18. Bless your heart Janie. I know that had to hurt. I wish there was something I could do to make it better.

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    1. Is is true that when a southerner says "bless your heart" that it really means "you are an idiot"?

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  19. OMG Janie. That doesn't look good at all. You be careful now.

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  20. That is one nasty bruise! I hope that you get better soon. :)

    ...on a side note...I finally invested in a nightie on June of last year. I don't know why I didn't get one sooner! It's heavenly and very soft.

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  21. Oh, Janie! I do hope that you are doing better. That bruise looks awful! Of course I'm working backwards in my perpetual quest to catch up, so I have still to read about the tow truck ~ with trepidation, let me tell you! I'd almost kill for a cleaning lady right now! Hugs to you!

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  22. YIKES!!! I hope you're doing better!

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  23. Oh no. Bad bruising. Hope you get better soon!

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