Yesterday & Today

  • Yesterday I was convinced that I would find my first tick of the season, and I did. Maybe I’d had that same thought every day since spring began, but this time I was right. It was a relief, in a way, to finally see one. Now ticks are not scary phantoms but real problems that can be dealt with. Alas for the tick, I couldn’t just let it go, because then it’d bite someone or something else. So I squashed it with a rock on the driveway. I don’t like to kill anything, ticks included, but I have to admit to a certain amount of satisfaction in having made sure that it will never bite again.
  • The kids are excited about the Mother’s Day gifts that they made at school earlier this week. Marshall was hiding his behind other things when he got off the bus yesterday. After he got inside, he hid the gift in his father’s office, and now I’m not allowed to go in there. Livia wanted to give me her gift early. She complained about having to wait, but I held firm—no gifts until Sunday!
  • Last night, I sliced off the very tip of my left middle finger while halving a dinner roll. That’s the downside of having a really sharp bread knife, I guess. Now I’ve got a Band-Aid on the end of my finger. It causes me to hold that finger separate from the rest. I’ve been inadvertently giving my husband and kids the finger all day!
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4 Responses to Yesterday & Today

  1. sprite says:

    How is your finger doing? (I think sharp knives are the worst, but Rudi insists that “dull” knives are worse.)

  2. chick says:

    I don’t think a dull knife could have shaved off the tip of my finger, but I’m pretty sure I could hurt myself with a dull knife, too. All knives are dangerous to me! The finger is better, but still requires a Band-Aid, which is a nuisance. Band-Aids do not fit well on fingertips.

  3. sprite says:

    No, not even fingertip bandaids. I’ve had a couple very sharp vegetable peelers and I swear every potato dish I made for a couple of years included some skin in it. (Ew!)

    I think Rudi’s theory about dull knives is that you’re pressing harder and therefore you’re more likely to do more harm before realizing it.

  4. chick says:

    You know, I’ve heard that thing about dull knives before, and I think there’s some truth to it. But since I can manage to hurt myself with just about anything in existence, I take it with a grain of salt.

    I don’t think you’ve ever fed me a potato dish, but please reassure me that you’ve never chopped off any body parts while preparing lasagna 😉

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