Weekend Path – May 21-22, 2011

By Chrissy the Hyphenated

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13 responses to “Weekend Path – May 21-22, 2011

  1. Dee

    Uh oh, Chrissy. Was it you or the hubby who had a run in with that tool. What is it? A de-grouter?

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    • It looks like one of those gizmos you cut fabric with for quilting — I forget what they’re called. Ouch! Hope it heals up quickly.

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      • Dee

        That makes sense, at first I thought the background was tiles with grout!

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        • I have to admit, the background does look like tile, Dee. But I took a quilting class years ago and for some reason I remembered that rotary cutter thing, even though I couldn’t remember what it was called. And Chrissy, you are NOT stupid! Everyone has accidents, although admittedly some of us are more accident-prone than others. I rarely get through an entire day without bumping, crushing, burning, bruising, or lacerating some part of myself. Usually it’s minor, thank goodness, but I always seem to be scarred and/or bruised somewhere. My husband and kids are the same way. We go through band-aids by the gross, and I always keep a couple of cold packs in the freezer….

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          • chrissythehyphenated

            Only a couple? LOL I think we have four.

            They’re wonderful for not just injuries, but also cooling off and for soothing headaches and too-long-at-the-puter stiff necks.

            As for stupid … I wasn’t angry about having an accident. (You and I share that Klutz Gene, bob!) I was angry at myself for using a razor sharp tool when I was steaming mad at Dearest. Now THAT really is stupid.

            We got into a tiff about something ridiculous. I have been sleeping badly this week, muy cranky face witchy woman. Totally my fault … are you reading this, SalTEADog?

            Anyway, he wisely retreated to his basement office where I only go under duress (i.e., he’s away and the modem crashes … the rebooty thingie is down there).

            I had to blow off steam somehow, but I’d have been much better off if I’d chosen a wet rag and some nice safe patch of dirty FLOOR!

            sigh. I do these “angry, stupid woman” things about once a year. Apparently, that is how long it takes me to forget the last time.

            The worst one sent me to the ER. I slammed a drawer extra, EXTRA hard, just to, you know, PUNCTUATE whatever I was yelling at my poor hubby. Caught my pinky in there … dear God in Heaven, but that hurt.

            That was … 1983 maybe. It’s good to know I managed to learn ONE thing fairly permanently LOL.

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        • chrissythehyphenated

          The background is a self-healing cutting mat marked off in inches.

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      • chrissythehyphenated

        bob’s right. It’s a rotary cutter for fabric. And it’s my own stupid fault I sliced my thumb. I was being lazy and cutting freehand without a ruler. I’ve NEVER cut myself when I have used a ruler. Argh.

        Fortunately … my left thumb is the only one I don’t need for typing!

        Also, I learned that cinnamon really does work well as a blood coagulant. I was bleeding like a stuck pig until I sprinkled some on a tissue, slapped it on and wrapped it tight with masking tape.

        I do have medical gauze and tape LOL but they were all the way in the bathroom. I was cutting on my kitchen table, so grabbed what was nearest.

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  2. Dee

    Herman Cain announces today. If you have cable you can watch it live on Fox at 11 est.

    hermancain.com

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  3. chrissythehyphenated

    Lil Buzz’s Grand Adventure Update:

    He and Mama Buzz have moved on to a new State in Our Grand Union. New cousins, new grand and great grand-parents. New playgrounds and toys to explore.

    The weekend thread graphic is thanks to a lack of ID-neutral imagery from Mama Buzz, plus my need to vent about my own stupidity.

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