Well, Quinn had her first trip (of hopefully not many) to the ER last weekend. It was one of those freak playground accidents (a playground that she's frequented before). A slip, a fall, full impact to her mouth on a platform, blood everywhere, upper front teeth gouged a hole thru her lower lip. As I tried to stem the bleeding, I don't know what I struggled harder with....trying not to cry because she was so scared/in pain or trying not to pass out at the sight of the fleshy wound in her lower lip.
(To think I was pre-med as a freshman in college.)
Thankfully, my sister-in-law ran to get the Mr. who was nearby & we drove to the ER that was literally 3 minutes away. We could not have had a nicer paramedic & doctor tending to Quinnie. Their bedside manner & medical expertise were incredible; they went above & beyond in comforting her (& mommy) in a traumatic situation. The Mr. & the very patient paramedic even had a stimulating discussion about the overuse of antibiotics ;-) Two stitches, a bruised cheek, a scraped chin, & terribly swollen lips later.....our girl is healing well. We knew she's a brave one but wow did she bring tears to our eyes.
So. In other news, I need to snap pics of Quinn's room updates to share. It won't be perfectly styled by today's blogging standards (if that's an expectation, are you lost, what are you doing here ;-) but it's a whimsical, happy space that makes us smile.
Meanwhile, I've been dreaming about kitchens. A kitchen renovation is at least 2 years down the road (when there'll be flying cars maybe & hopefully not a President Trump), but a girl can dream to distract herself from mouth wounds & stitches amIright? These are the elements that I/we/mostly I have lusted after for the past few years......
I'm a fan of no upper cabinets, white lower cabinets, & open shelving. Most people around here think I'm crazy for it, but we've lived with small kitchens with very little upper storage (very little storage in general) for years. It has forced us to pare down in the best possible way, plus I love the visual openness of these kitchens. And other storage options will be incorporated (like open shelving or a pantry or hutch unit).
To remedy the lack of upper cabinets, would love to incorporate a storage piece like this hutch........