Sunday, November 9, 2008

How to avoid making dinner

You know that feeling you get when you're doing something you know you shouldn't - that you're tempting fate - that you should NOT be trying to separate frozen turkey burger patties WITH A KNIFE?? Yeah, that feeling? Is a good feeling to heed. Because rest assured that said knife will slip and lodge itself deep within your left hand, producing an instant river of blood at which you may or may not use choice words before deciding you need to lay down before your body decides to do it for you. And probably most of your friends and neighbors are unavailable so you get to take all your kids to (a mercifully sparse) urgent care, once you have the stomach to get up, where you learn that you are not the only irritated-at-yourself frozen meat patty and knife injury of the afternoon(!!). A tetanus shot, a scrubbing that my dad would delight in, and 6 stitches later, I emerged to observe a now-full waiting room, grateful for my awesome timing. The lengths I'll go to avoid making dinner...

20 comments:

Shira said...

Ack! Ow! OW!!! You poor thing! :(

PaloAltoCougar said...

That wound still looks a little dirty to me. I'll be right over.
Dad

P.S. Glad you're recovering.

Wanda said...

My stomach hurts just reading the account. I think I need to lie down.

Lisa said...

Wow, I wasn't aware of the knife-and-frozen-food epidemic.

That is SO something I would do.

laura said...

Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Melanie said...

Oh ouch! Definitely, just get take out next time!

Timing is everything, so I guess I'm glad you skewered yourself early.

I hope it doesn't hurt too much.

Sarah Burgoyne said...

The next time you get a knife wound feel free to call me I'll gladly watch your kids :) Hannah would love to have "My Dono" over.

Melin said...

I have willies all over my body from this...

Anne said...

oh my gosh!! i can't believe that just happened to you. 6 stitches is a lot---holy crap.

Sonia said...

Oh good gravy that sounds like something I would do.

Willyerd Family said...

OUCH!! Oh Sarah, I'm so sorry! I hope you are feeling better soon!

Nataluscious said...

Thanks for throwing a wrench into my insistence that I really can use a knife in whatever capacity I want. Six stitches, huh? Way to do it up big.

Anonymous said...

Turkey burgers?! Turkey?

Allison said...

Aaaaaaaaaah! After reading the first sentence, I was having flashbacks to the pampered chef slicer incident. Considering how queasy that made you (and heck, how queasy ANYTHING makes me!), good job getting your kids in the car and driving to urgent care.

Sarah said...

In my haste, I neglected to mention that Joel was home and served as my paramedic. There's no way I could have driven myself. And yes, I almost passed out and yes I did go into shock (surprise surprise) and yes, TURKEY burgers - as in ground turkey - in an effort to make a healthier lasagna. Serves me right.

Today my hand is swollen and sore and blue. Fancy!

Katie and Steve said...

Ouch!!!

Glad you're doing better...but I don't know if a swollen, sore, and blue hand is exactly what I call better.

loewymartin said...

Ow, ow, ow. I'm cringing at the description. I'm sorry you speared your hand, but glad (?!) you made it to the urgent care at a relatively slow time.

c said...

dude. no offense but would it have been so hard to type a brief warning to your readers about the graphic nature of this post? i mean, i know you were in shock and only have ONE HAND, but sheesh. i need to go lie down.

(get well soon, friend!)

Heather said...

Now that I know you're ok...what a great story! That's one you can hang over their heads for a long time...the things I do for you! Heather

Margo said...

Sarah, I am just getting caught up on blogs. WOW, that is a tingle up the back story. I sure hope you are recovering well. I love ya.