Friday, December 10, 2010

What would you do ?

Mason needed some new mittens , she likes mittens , oh how kids loose their mittens , do you think I could attach strings to them like we did when the kids were toddlers......NO , I had to get her these Canada mittens that support our athletes , and they are so cute don't you think???
I am busy searching out gifts for Christmas , finding the perfect gifts for everyone , making things, shopping on etsy and creating one of a kind treasures , do you do like Oprah give your favorites ...? make things or go the gift card route?



All the while I am out shopping and running errands with this mess , what would you do if you saw a woman with a bruise like this , would you say anything ?, anything at all ?or would you ask if she was OK , no turns out after numerous encounters with people over the last couple of days , no one would say anything at all ,I suppose people are assuming I was hit ...maybe , could that be what they are thinking ?, and maybe some haven't noticed it , but I KNOW some people have while we chatted waiting for paint or checking out lumber with my favorite cashier , I must say I am a little shocked , its a good thing this bruise was just an accident on my part and I am not a woman in need .... I'm just sayin....

10 comments:

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

Do you think we should ask when we see a bruise on a woman in the most politest way possible? It can be very weird and intrusive. However, a kind word never hurts if something bad really is going on. Thanks for making me think what I would do in that situation. ON a lighter note, I am making your sugar cookies and icing tonight! They are the best ever! Sometimes I can't get the consistency right on the icing. Mine takes way more than 3 c. of powdered sugar. Any tips?

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

hmmm, you pose an interesting dilemma! I would NOT say anything to you about the bruise. My hubby is an eye doc & sees way too many women who have been abused, so very sad! I would first assume it was an accident & say a little prayer for you, but I would not say anything unless you said something to me first. luv the mittens. you can never have too many! glad you are getting your shopping done!! if you decide to post your Christmas card, be sure to link to my latest post as it will be active till Dec. 31st! hugs, cathy

The Tattered Cottage said...

I would comment, that is just the type of person I am. I would most likely say, "that looks like it hurt or I can imaginie what the other guy looks like. I was in an abusive relationship and no one, would ever ask, not even so much as comment about my black eye, bruised jaw, nothing. If someone would have asked, I woud have felt someone cared and probably would have shared what was going on. Instead it took years for me to build up strength, courage and confidence to leave.

Mrs. Limestone said...

Oh I would hope that no one would just assume a woman was being beaten because she has a bruise on her face. If that happened to me, I'd be really offended by some stranger assuming something so extreme based just on that. (Obviously the story would be quite different if it was someone constantly bruised.)

Would anyone even think of such a think if a man had a bruise on his face?

Just Beachy said...

I wouldn't assume that someone was being hit I just find it strange not one person acknowledged the massive bruise around my eye ,and it was noticed , I saw a little girl this week who had a terrible black eye and I asked her what happened ....she bent over and bashed her eye on a stick
if someone we talked with regularly or even a neighbour on occasion and if they had a cast on their arm wouldn't it come up??? I guess a big face bruise is taboo...
just take a look at the tattered cottage's comment , we should take her comment into consideration I think

Kathy said...

I would have asked you how you bruised your face...I've done it before....nothing shy about me.
I'm amazed no-one did!
Love the mittens too!
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Pearl Maple said...

Love the mittens, my cousin sent me a Tims ornament this year to ensure we had a bit of Canadian'a for the holidays.

Bruises that big, anyplace you can see can it not get the same response, of ouch that looks like it hurt are you ok, just like you would a wrist brace?

Elaine said...

Very interesting! I think perhaps people are just leery or unsure of how to get involved. I could be totally wrong, but I think if people didn't generally assume the worst, they would ask, as there wouldn't be any risk.
Hmmm, something to think about. Hope it clears up for you soon, that must have hurt like crazy!

fabric epiphanies said...

I had to take my 11 year old to the doctors surgery last week with a cut and fat lip and a whopping hole in his tongue where he fell off the monkey bar at school...you always wonder about what people are thinking!

Seems funny you talking about the cold. My kids can't wait for school to finish this week to start their summer holidays. We are planning to camp at the beach and looking forward to spending lazy days beside the pool and lots of barbeques!

Brighton said...

I would have commented on it.