Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pity paws

Whenever the dogs I've had would get heartworm tests, they'd come home with a bandage wrapped around their paws. We'd always tell them they had a pity paw, because boy could they milk that bandage for all it was worth.

Lately though, it's me with pity paws. Last Monday, I sliced my index and middle fingers of my left hand during my attempts to cut through the first butternut squash my garden produced. The cut on my middle finger could have benefitted from a couple of stitches, but I was technically working and couldn't spare a trip to the urgent care center. I applied a steristrip and bandage and called it a day. Knitting all week has been tricksy.

Today...well today I pulled the beouf bourguignon from the oven to stir and add some vegetables. I replaced the foil and went to grab the pan lid, completely forgetting I had only moments before taken it out of the 325 degree oven. Of course, my fingers were slightly wet and my skin sort of sizzled on contact. I burned my right thumb, index and middle fingers.

I think I should officially change my name to Grace, or better yet, Calamity Jane. Everything I touch or do seems to be loaded with danger. I am not going to tell you how I fell off my Dansko shoe (just the left shoe) last week and nearly wrenched my shoulder while falling soundly on my ass. That would be a shameful retelling of my less than elegant comportment. With two pity paws and five injured digits, it looks like knitting will be impossible for a few days.

I may need to make an investment in industrial strength bubble wrap for a bit, or at least until the moon is aligned with Mars or some such nonsense. I hope this phase passes soon.



17 comments:

SkippyMom said...

I hope so too ya' big klutz. heehee

I don't know what is worse, deep cuts or burns - and now you have both, poor thing. I hope they heal quickly.

Take care and stay out of the kitchen. :)

Gail said...

Oh, dear, I hope my grace is not rubbing off on you! I usally do this when I'm too tired...maybe you need a rest.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well buggers to that honey! i'm limping along too. we're a fine bunch!

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

Denise said...

Ouch and ouch. Poor you. Do you have Bag Balm? I swear by that stuff for cuts, scrapes and burns.

P.S. I always fall off my sandals, they are flats. I'm very talented that way.

Brenda said...

Ouch Ouch and Ouch. You better stay home for a week or so. And maybe just read books.

Rose said...

That's basically how I broke my foot in July. So sorry you're having a run of bad luck, especially since it prevents you from knitting...hope you heal fast!

Towanda said...

It seems like this sort of stuff always happens in threes. Least for me anyways. Danskos can be a precarious matter when moving too fast.

NCmountainwoman said...

Don't you just hate it when that happens? This house is the first one I had with granite counters. I did exactly what you did several times before I learned the lesson.

Hope everything heals soon. Meanwhile, try to get some sympathy around the house for your own pitty paw.

Miss 376 said...

Oooh, ouch! Hope it all gets better soon

Alice said...

I shall have to tell you, some day, about the year I seemed intent on breaking all my toes . . . multiple times.

Finding Pam said...

All I can say is OUCH! That has to hurt so much. I have had trying times like this so many times. My speciality is falling off laders.

You have my sympathy. I hope you get some sympathy from Leo.

sapphireblue said...

Yikes! Not good. I hope you are feeling better and healing up. I love to see what you're knitting, but I understand those needles would be painful on those wounds.

The Bug said...

This is why I'm not allowed to handle sharp knives in my own kitchen. Now, the burn thing probably wouldn't happen because I'm deathly afraid of getting burned, but falling off my shoes? Yep. Done that.

Hope you feel better soon!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Well Rudee you take the prize. I never heard of someone falling off their shoes. You are a hoot. Now, I have fallen over my shoes. Get healed soon. Of course you can work but no knitting. How well I know.
QMM

laurie said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

i sliced my finger the other day, chopping up healthful green veggies for my salad. made me wish i'd just gone to burger king for lunch instead. less painful.

Rositta said...

This too shall pass, shall I send the bubble wrap? I have lots...ciao

Ruth said...

Hope your hand/s are now feeling better.My grandfater always said that when thing would not work or went wrong you were not holding your mouth right - so hold your mouth right and everyting will be OK.