That's not varnish on my thumbnail; rather it's the result of not paying attention to the position of my hand before slamming the car door on Tuesday night. Xray seems to have ruled out a fracture (doctor was to ring me if it needed to be splinted) but can you say "hurties" with me? In the immediate aftermath I sat cradling the hand in my lap and reminding myself that I've endured childbirth so surely this was bearable; well I'm starting to reconsider that. At least childbirth had an immediate payoff.
It's certainly the first time I've typed the phrase "swollen, purple and throbbing" when talking about myself at any rate.