Happy Saturday!!!! What are you up to today, this weekend? What? You are staying in? You are not going anywhere? GOOD FOR YOU!!!!! Thank you!!!
You know I can always find so many things I like to do at home. I guess it’s because in the past I have had to work so much I have been away from my home. I always love going to my house where it is peaceful and quiet and a sanctuary.
This is day 28 of the 30 day blog challenge: My most embarrassing moment. Grab you a coffee or whatever and get ready to laugh. Some of you who know me have heard this story but many of you have not. I will share it with you anyway. I call it, The Scarf Story.
As you know I donated a kidney to my husband back in 2011. You also know I am an avid knitter. Keep these two things in mind because they play a big part of my most embarrassing moment.
Late in 2011 we were about eight months out of the kidney transplant. Mark and I were having to go to the doctors at Vanderbilt on an every other month basis. Well it came up that our appointment time was just before Christmas. I decided that it would be nice to take some of my knitted scarves to the Nephrology Clinic and give a knitted scarf to each of the nurses and staff that we had had so much contact with in the last eight months. A Christmas gift for them. We had seen them so often they were almost like family at this point. Especially our doctor.
So I gathered up a bag of my best scarves that I had knitted throughout the years. I took pleasure in picking them out imagining how excited some of our friends at Vanderbilt Medical Center would be when they picked a scarf.
When we walked in that morning for our appointment I told the nurse who checked us in that I had the scarves. She was so excited. I gave her the bag. I had already picked out one especially for Mark’s doctor. I told her to pass the bag around and let everyone pick out the scarf they wanted.
It was about the middle of December and Mark had not had a flu shot. After the exam the doctor sent us to another room so Mark could get a flu shot. One of the ladies from the front had brought the bag of scarves that were left back to me. It was a lot lighter than when I had first gotten there. Most of the nurses and staff had already picked what they wanted. I love giving my scarves as gifts. A scarf is something that everyone likes to get and you don’t have to worry about size or anything. I work on scarves throughout the year to be able to do this for birthdays and Christmas.
So, while Mark was in getting a flu shot. I was waiting with some people in the hallway. Mark yelled out from the room and said” Hey Lisa come and show the nurse your scars”. I scrambled out of my chair thinking Oh My Goodness the nurse is thinking about donating a kidney and she wants to hear what it is like!!!! She wants to see what the scars look like!!!
I ran into the exam room where Mark was getting his flu shot. The nurse was sitting there and I pulled down my pants and pulled up my shirt and thrust my tummy out to her to show her my kidney surgery scars. I felt so proud. They both looked at me a little weird. Mark said ” What are you doing?’ “I’m showing her my scars”, I said” Mark shook his head and said ” I said show her your scarves”. I was mortified!!!! The people in the hallway had overheard and they were dying laughing. The nurse quickly picked a scarf and I, after I pulled up my pants and pulled down my shirt, went back to the hallway to wait. I was so embarrassed.
But on the way home I started laughing and I just couldn’t stop. Every time I thought of the nurses’ expression, and Mark’s, when I pulled my pants down and pulled up my shirt, I burst out laughing.
A good story, one I will never forget and I am sure Mark won’t either. I am sure the nurse won’t either.
So that my friends is my most embarrassing moment so far.
Love your day your way!!!