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June 21st, 2006


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01:36 pm - My foot, and a morning devotional.
Well, It's official: my foot (and sock, and part of the inside of my boot) is a bloody mess.

It is, actually, not so bad as I thought. I've replaced the bandages and my foot is currently barefoot and outside my shoe. But man, the blood. . . I wonder if it'll even come out of the sock, or if it'll affect the gore-tex in my boots.

This morning, in the pre-dawn dark, I ripped my foot across the carpet flashing in the basement, and it sheared the skin right off between two toes. Must have hit it just right, because the flashing (not entirely sure it's the right word, but it's close enough) wouldn't do that under normal circumstances. I went into the bathroom and soaked my foot in alcohol and bandaged it up, roughly, with what was handy (and sterile): regular old band-aids. I'll need to find some more creative bandaging supplies in the near future for a better coverage.

It still hurts, but isn't nearly as tender to the touch as it was this morning, so I'm walking generally without my cane right now.

Of course, I've decided that I need to learn how to walk with a cane. My shoulder is killing me because I've put all my weight on it all morning, and I did a lot of moving around this morning before making it in to work.

The ritual this morning was all right, but I was distracted far too much by my foot to really get into it. I imagine I probably didn't seem like the nicest person this morning, but then again, I got in my fill of ritual before anyone else showed up, surprisingly enough.

I got there early (I'd planned enough lee-way to get woken up and moving this morning that the incident with my foot didn't really slow me down. . . It actually probably woke me up faster) and sat in the labyrinth for a while, alone.

I'd been reading MacDonnell's Vedic Mythology the night before, which is what made me decide to go into the ritual the next morning in the first place. Particularly, I was reading about Usas, where I came across the line: "She is besought to arouse only the devout ... worshipper, leaving the ungodly ... to sleep on."

And I could not help but feel spoken to.

So this morning, I raced her as the daughters of heaven, the shining mothers of order, changed colour and showed the sun his path.

And as I saw the sun come up entirely, I found myself asking, "When does Usas give way to Surya?"

So I wrote to Usas, for Usas. I find that I absolutely must get a copy of the Rgveda so I can study the meter and speak well to this particular goddess. What I wrote, I would be embarassed to show her.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: "Happy Christmas (War is Over)", -JB

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From:3starsinmyeyes
Date:June 21st, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
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ok 1) you are not allowed to turn into Dr.House
2) try soaking your foot in epsom salts instead of alcohol (it doesn't sting as much)
3) sorry to hear about your foot...owie. you need to be v. much more careful
4) never be embarrassed. it wastes time ;)
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From:chronarchy
Date:June 21st, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Dr. who?

Oh, nevermind. I know. Just took me a minute. Dr. Who is the wrong show.

I don't own epsom salts. They sound. . . fruity. Like what you get at a spa. And they give massages at spas, which is part of why I don't go near them.

I'm working on being more careful :)

As for embarassmenet, see above. I think it's shyness instead.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:June 21st, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
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Epson salts are not in any way fruity. They come in a manly large box with manly large letters. You put them a tub of hot water & soak injured body parts.

My Dad seriously screwed up his ankle years back- jumped up to catch a baseball & landed in a gopher hole. Doctor ordered him to to soak it in epson salts to draw the pain out of it until he could get in to the office & have it checked out.
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From:chronarchy
Date:June 24th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
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Well, if it's manly. . .
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From:smithing_chick
Date:June 24th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Hey, you were the one worried it was "fruity".

Mostly, Epson Salts are in roughly the same catagory as Ace bandages & heating pads for home first aid stuff.
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From:3starsinmyeyes
Date:June 22nd, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
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since you already got a description of epsom salts, i'll let that go

and shyness wastes even more time ;)


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