Do you go on Pinterest?


I do.


I am often inspired to try new gardening ideas or new recipes that I find.


Some of the gardening ideas are good and some frankly, aren’t.


The same goes for trying new recipes.  Some of my favorite new recipes come from Pinterest.  But, it seems that about 1/2 of them don’t turn out that great.


Still, I enjoy Pinterest and have ‘pinned’ some of my favorites on my own Pinterest page.

However, there are some ‘pins’ that aren’t any fun at all.

Yesterday, I shared with you about my son’s hand surgery.

This is what his hand looked like afterward…



He has 3 pins going through his thumb and he has a huge cast/bandage covering it all up.

I hurts me just to look at this x-ray photo.


Kai came through the surgery quite well and his pain medications seem to be handling the worst of the pain.

Thank you all for your kind wishes and support for Kai – I appreciate it so much!
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

3 replies
  1. Jean Campbell
    Jean Campbell says:

    Ouch! Kai is so brave.

    I tried a Pinterest origami fold for closing a potato chip bag. I did it over and over, thinking I would finally get it right. When I finally gave up, the few chips left in the bag were crumbs.

  2. RobinL
    RobinL says:

    Poor little thing, he's been through so much! But I'm pretty sure those pins are the least of his worries about now, even though they give mom the heebie jeebies. I had thumb surgery years back, and had one of those pins jutting out of my skin. I didn't even know it till they went to put my cast on a week later! I panicked looking at it, but they simply reached over and calmly plucked it out. Didn't feel a thing.

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