Saturday, June 21, 2008

not all nights are like this.

Tonight, in honor of Saturday night and living far from the country we love, the food we love and the people we love.

I decide NOT to cook dinner and order pizza.
Because we can.
Unfortunately, we don't like the pizza place close to our house.
The other ones won't deliver to us- we live too far away.
I go pick it up.
Almost home, I decide to stop and get root beer.
OK, so Dubai isn't that American.
I got cream soda- in glass bottles.
Then head home.
Almost to the door when I hear glass shatter, soda fizz and feel pain in one of my toes.
One of the sodas slipped out of a hole in the bag.
When I moved my foot, I saw a pool of blood.
John came and helped me inside- and cleaned up the mess.
I cleaned the toe and we both decided that it was too deep to try and fix ourselves.
we went on an outing to a 24 hour Urgent care.
I'm thinking- we're in Dubai, not some 3rd world country. This is a blessing.
Asher stayed with me telling me to be brave, when to look, and when to "be tough"
I got 4 stitches in my toe
From a Doctor who was from Sudan.
and went to med school in Sudan.
and a nurse from India- who studied nursing in India
I guess I'll be less judgmental about third world nations.
Unless of course, my toe turns green or falls off.
I'll keep you posted.


  1. glad your toe's ok. hopefully it stays that way. this is what keeps life interesting right?! hopefully now that your toe is on the mend you won't have to do things. . . just b/c you don't want to. . . ;)

  2. ouch! So did you even get to enjoy the pizza?

  3. feeling your pain. i gashed my toe years ago and luckily no stitches but i did have to go it with a gigantic hole in my toe the size of a nail head and almost
    1/8" deep. not enjoyable. hope the pizza was good though.

  4. I LOVE how Asher is the one telling you to be brave! WE miss him and his sweet little sayings!

  5. Sorry to hear about your toe. Hope it heals quick.

  6. Oh man Toria, that hurts just to read! I hope you're okay and that your toe doesn't fall off!

  7. Oh my gosh. I hope your toe is healing. That stinks.

  8. That sounds awful! I hope you feel better soon.