I told her to "shut up" and she thought I said "get up". Here's the result of that!
Not really. This is actually the result of gracefulness at it's best. Picture the parking lot of the Pizza Hut with thousands of people around, okay, maybe one or two or none, who's counting. Mel and Noah pretend to be racing with Jessi and Tucker back to the truck. Noah crosses in front to look back and see how far ahead they are. Feet get tangled and down they go. She tries to grab Noah and move him over to keep from falling on top of him, so,,,,, with no hands left to break her fall, she hits directly on the asphalt with her face. The picture above is the result of that contact. Not to mention the lawsuit from Pizza Hut to fix the resulting pothole in their parking lot. As a result of a minor heart attack and the insertion of stents to open a couple of blockages a little over a year ago, Mel is on blood thinners so the slightest, and I emphasize slightest, bump results in a very colorful bruise. So, with a hard bump on the asphalt, like she had, it really looked bad (this picture was taken a week after the event so it looks a lot better here than it did the day after it happened). Two goose eggs popped up immediately, one above the eye and one below. Jessi went back in the restaurant and got ice to apply, which was exactly the right thing to do. Then she brought her to the fire department, where I was attending our yearly infectious control refresher class. There happened to be a nurse there conducting the refresher and she suggested we go to the urgent care facility due to her being on blood thinners, just to be safe. We did, but by the time we got to see the doctor the swelling had gone down considerably as a result of the ice pack. He said everything looked okay but to keep applying ice for the rest of the evening.
You women already know this but for any males that may happen upon this blog, here's what the wonders of makeup can do. Taken 5 minutes after the picture above. Still doesn't look great but does look a lot better and, when she puts her glasses on it's hardly noticeable at all.