It’s iPhriday! I’m joining Lisa at Gray Days and Coffee to post a smartphone photo every Friday. Will you join in? I have 2 photos this week, but I promise there’s a good reason.

My friend and I were driving to dinner one night this week (he was driving) and we noticed how spectacular the sky looked at sunset. He was driving pretty fast, so it was tricky to get a non-blurry shot, but I managed to get this one through the windshield.


I imported this photo into Lightroom to do a camera correction to straighten the lampposts but it didn’t work and I don’t know why?! 😦


Onto the second part of my title – That night, I was rudely awoken by MissG at 3 in the morning and she wouldn’t stop barking really loudly (at nothing, by the way). I guess there was a cat outside my window, but regardless, she gave me quite a fright. My friend was sleeping in the living room and IΒ didn’t want her to wake him, so I gave her a little smack, just a flick really. Of course, I missed her completely and hit mid-air. I let her outside for a few minutes and then we went back to bed. As I was turning off my lamp, I noticed a pain in my hand so I turned the light back on to check and it looked fine but was definitely very sore. I was so tired that IΒ just assumed that a spider had bitten me and that the venom would travel up my arm and kill me during the night. Yes, I’m a drama queen when I’m tired.

When I woke up (luckily) the next morning (Thursday), I couldn’t hold my cup of coffee and the fleshy pad at the base of myΒ thumb (it’s called the THENAR, by the way) had swollen up quite a lot and it was starting to go a purple-red colour. I had an extremely busy day at work, with a lot of driving around, so I just put up with it and watched the colour develop.

Today is Friday and it’s even more swollen, quite painful and has started to go black (if you’re squeamish, turn away now):sprain-1

Sheesh, I’ll never try to smack GG again. I went to the pharmacy today to pick up some things and asked the pharmacist what he thought. HeΒ advised using a compression bandage and seeing a doctor if the swelling doesn’t subside.


We are going to the Taylor Swift concert tomorrow night and I just realised I won’t be able to clap. So, I will send Taylor a shoutout tomorrow to let her know that if the applause sounds a little light tomorrow night, it’s because I can’t clap, but I will show my appreciation by screaming like a teenager instead.

Good grief.

x desleyjane

PS I have a pink bandage for the concert, lol, I am such a child sometimes πŸ™‚

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

24 replies on “iPhriday – Sunset Glory & Disappointing Taylor

  1. I enjoyed reading your post (as always) and think you captured the sunset very well all things considered. If you hadn’t pointed out that the lampposts were crooked I wouldn’t have even noticed…but now you have!!! I’m also sure that Taylor will appreciate your pink bandage and your screaming like a teenager. You make me smile πŸ™‚ Have fun and keep an eye on your hand it doesn’t look good at all but I’m glad you didn’t overact and start imagining spider bites and venom killing you in your sleep…

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    1. I know! I am just so perplexed as to why the camera correction didn’t work this time 😭😭😭
      Thank you, I hope she loves my punk camouflage pattern bandage LOL. I’ll probably Instagram it tomorrow. Haha, yesterday course, lucky I didn’t overreact πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  2. I knew about this incident, and still feel very sorry for you, but I think that the only way to recover is to sell the ticket for the concert and stay home recovering from the injury.
    That is a much better treatment than going to see TS!
    Ok, stop cursing me! Lol
    PS. Gorgeous pic!

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  3. Have fun with Taylor and I’m sure she’ll appreciate the pink bandage. I once saw Whitney Houston (way back when) with a bedazzled neck brace – it all about aesthetics, lol! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks Lois. I’m glad you had a laugh πŸ˜€ Yes it does seem to be spreading. I’ve just woken up and had a compression bandage on it all night. The colour is darker today but doesn’t seem to have gone any further. I will keep an eye on it this morning and go if anything changes.


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