Thursday, December 26, 2013

Great Start to the Holidays

We had a very, very nice Christmas Eve with my family, and a great Christmas Day celebration on the Cape with Dylan's family.  It's very hard to have to split the holidays up, as I'm sure that many of you have to do in order to spend time with both sides of your family.

One of the things that wasn't so great was prepping the food on Christmas Eve.  I offered to do the cooking for my family's celebration, since my parents are in the middle of a kitchen renovation, and I was making the salad, one of the last things to do before heading over to my grandparent's house.  I was cleaning the lettuce, and then slicing it on the cutting board before throwing it into the bowl.

And I bet you can see where this is going...

I had a bunch of lettuce on the board, with my thumb on one piece of wet lettuce, and it happened to slip on another piece of wet lettuce and right under the brand new kitchen knife I was using.

So yeah, at 2:30pm on Christmas Eve, we jumped in the car and sped to the emergency room, where I ended up with a tetanus shot, two shots for numbing my thumb since the first one didn't work, and  4 stitches.

So for the last few days, I haven't been able to do much. Thankfully, the cut was on my left hand, and I'm a righty, so it hasn't caused too much trouble, but I'm having a hard time with the simple things, especially since my arm is bruised and the muscles are super sore from the tetanus shot.  Putting on my pants and taking off shirts is the worst.  Also, I have to be really careful that my thumb doesn't get wet, so I haven't been able to cook or clean either.

I can't wait for this to heal. It's so painful and really annoying, so it needs to be gone, especially since we have so many things to do for the house.  And if you're interested, you can see a picture of the stitches on my thumb here. I didn't want to embed the picture in the post in case you get really grossed out about that kind of stuff.  But, I did a really good job.  Dylan has actually told me that I'm not allowed to use anything sharp anymore.

Anyways, I was going to have a house post for you today, but this kind of throws a wrench in some of the projects we had planned, so I wanted to tell you about this.

Have any of you had an injury that has played into your home renovations and decorating plans? Ever had stitches? These are my first other than the ones I got when my wisdom teeth were removed - and I'm not counting those!


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