You could put an eye out.

When I said before that I was accident-prone?  Yeah, that might have been understating it just a bit. 

Tonight, I was playing with the dog with her most fabulous toy, which is basically very tough tennis ball material in the form of a jack –of the type you played with as a child, not so much the jumping kind or the cards kind.  We were doing our patented tug-wrestle, with one arm of the jack in my hands very near my face and one arm of the jack in her mouth (because I was worried that you might think she’d grown an opposable thumb there…).  She apparently didn’t have quite as good of a grip as I imagined, or she’d decided to let me have it for being gone part of the day, because she lost her end, and I took the big rounded end of the arm directly in the eye.


Not the eyelid.  The Eye.  It hurt enough that I was rendered incoherent for a couple of minutes and had trouble explaining to my husband, who was just re-entering the room, what had happened.  All I knew for sure was that it felt like my eye was going to explode and that whatever liquid was trapped under the eyelid I could not possibly open felt warm.  Not a reassuring feeling.

I’m at least happy to report that not only was it not blood, but I can also see.  My eyelid is a bit puffy, and my eye is very red and irritated, but everything seems to be working pretty well so far.  I was quite happy that I’m not supposed to work tomorrow and quite bummed that I wanted to play Rock Band tonight but figured that it suddenly wasn’t a good time to be keeping my eyes wide open while trying to follow the notes scrolling toward me.  Thhppptt.

Mental note:  Let the dog win more.

About dyskinesia

Woman, mother, human being, grammarian. I have Attention Deficit Disorder. My child has Asperger syndrome. Philosophy, laughter, therapy, living. Life after divorce.
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1 Response to You could put an eye out.

  1. Taoist Biker says:

    I’m glad that I was apparently mistaken in saying that you’d have a black eye from it…but I’d also like to thank you for publicly noting that, if you did, it wasn’t because of me!

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