Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Is That My Thumb in Your Plate of Green Beans?!?

I am going to admit something here that not many people know about me.  I have recurring nightmares about chopping off my fingertips.  Whew, okay there I said it!  I am serious.  I have nightmares that while I am cutting veggies for dinner I accidentally let the knife slip and cut off appendages.  I'm not sure why.  I've never had any serious incidents involving knife slippage, although my sister did cut her fingers one time on a meat slicer.  I wasn't there at the time, but did meet her at the ER and almost passed out when I saw the aftermath.  I also accompanied my husband to the emergency clinic after he nearly took out his eye while taking the garage door down when transforming the garage into a bedroom for the baby to come, Emily.  I was actually in the room as the doctor stitched him up...BAD IDEA!  I was preggers, and I almost passed out then too.  I used the pregnancy as an excuse, but the truth is I don't do so well under trauma.  If one of the kids are hurt I can stand pretty tall under pressure until after the fact, but I digress.

I was preparing some fried green beans for dinner tonight.  I like to add onion and bacon in with my green beans because I am a true southern gal.  Like a dope, I added the onion first which meant I was slicing up the bacon with tears in my eyes.  I'm sure that by now you can guess where I'm going with this story!  The next thing I know I was trying to quickly get the bacon in the skillet because hubby had the steaks on the grill and I was also making a salad and baked sweet potatoes (topped with butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar).  I'm making you hungry aren't I?  But wait...I'm about to send you running away from my kitchen. 

My nightmare came true tonight!  Okay, so it's not that bad.  I only sliced through a portion of my left thumb and nail.  I am glad that my husband was home to run to my aid as I ran screaming through the house to the restroom.  He met me there and told me to run water on it while he found the first aid kit.  Thankfully he managed to put some triple antibiotic ointment on it and bandage it up for me and I managed to NOT pass out.  Maybe I should get some sort of accident insurance quotes just in case I do happen to cut off a finger!  Don't you think that I might need to take the rest of the week off work so that I can nurse my thumb back to health?  Perhaps hubby should cook dinner for the rest of the week to keep me from undergoing any further trauma and maybe the children could just hitch a ride back and forth to school/daycare!  Okay, well a girl can dream can't she? 
The moral of this story: if you ever have dinner at my house, know that I put my heart and soul into my cooking. You just might take home a little piece of me with you!

7 comments, add yours here:

jen@925frugal said...

I think you should certainly take the day off work ;>

Crazy Working Mom said...

Jen, I'm glad I can entertain you! :)

BTW, I am at work...*sniff*

Sandee said...

I cut my thumb last Friday cutting up veggies. I hate it too, but I don't have nightmares about it.

I'm glad hubby was home to tend to your boo boo.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Crazy Working Mom said...

I hope your boo boo healed quickly, Sandee. I was glad he was there too.

I'm not sure why I have the nightmares. I just do...

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so glad you didn't cut it off! Hope it heals quickly.

I love green beans with bacon and onion. Hold the finger, though... I'm not a big fan of fingers. LOL!

Carolyn Ford said...

Serious OUCH!

Patois said...

Sliced my finger about 10 days ago. Big time empathy to you.