After my gross finger photo, I thought I should post a pretty one:
This lovely lily is the one that our Russian neighbor "Lucy" (I don't know her name in Russian - that's what she wants to be called here) gave me for my 40th birthday party. I've transplanted it two times - it multiplies well and is beautiful and very lovely scented every year. The bumblebees love it!
News on my finger injury - I had to go to the doctor for it today - it has swollen more and my lymph nodes are tender....got some strong antibiotics. He wants to make sure he covers something called MRSA - which is a drug resistant staph infection. He said the drug is likely to make me nauseous....I'll whine about that if it happens - just took the first dose...
He's also not sure if I damaged a tendon or ligament - since I don't have full movement of the finger. I'll go back to a hand specialist if movement doesn't improve in the next two weeks. OK, I've whined enough for now!