Hello, lovely readers.  I'm afraid I don't have any very good pictures of the manicure I've been sporting on Wednesday.  In fact, this is the best I've got:

Yeah, I know.  Kind of pathetic.  Taken with my cell phone's camera while walking across the parking lot at Kaiser today on my way to visit a friend, who at the moment looks rather like this:


I'll spare you the details, but needless to say that I've been on hospital duty/little sister distraction duty since Wednesday night.  That's the only reason my nails got done at all--while we were waiting for news on that boy who I've just shown you, I painted my nails and hers.  I did China Glaze Lubu Heels with stamping in Milani Hot Orchid with the sakura-ish flowers from BM11.  Hers were China Glaze's Midnight Mission, a  dark blue with starry silver sparkles, paired with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep for some stars from BM20.  I assure you that they looked quite cute & really helped prevent her from biting her hands to death while we were waiting for news.  Thursday was some retail therapy while we waited to be allowed to visit, and he's doing so much better now, but he is quite bored and still pretty crummy feeling, so I've been spending most of my time with him.
There will be posts with more details and better pictures and less panic soon...  Hope all of your weeks have been less stressful than mine!