Christine, Wondering

Random Musings of a Human Becoming

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Lesson 1:

If you plan to spend an entire Saturday at school writing reports and know that you're going to be driving home in the dark feeling tired, and brain-foggy, make sure you plan to do it slowly and carefully. If you don't, you may end up scaring yourself badly in a near-accident and feeling quite sick and shaky from the adrenaline rush.

Lesson 2:

If you have a near-accident from driving tired in the dark and are feeling shaky from adrenaline, don't try to grate cheese for your dinner within minutes of getting home. If you do, you may end up taking a cheese-grating sized scrape out of your finger, which will hurt like crazy and bleed right through band-aids.

Lesson 3:

If you are lucky enough to own a proper first aid kit, make sure you always know where it is. If you don't, and you cut your finger on the cheese grater, you will notbe able to find the gauze, padding and tape you will need to control the bleeding.

Here endeth the lessons.

Right now I've got my finger wrapped in elastoplast and then in make-up removal pads, and then in sticky tape. And the blood is showing through already. Not happy!


Ice it.

I bleed insanely whenever I so much as nick myself and told my mom this once. She told me to hold my finger or what not above my heart, apply pressure - and to ice it. The ice actually stops the bleeding nicely - something I'm grateful for. I remember cutting myself once while chopping cheese. I managed to get blood EVERYWHERE - from the living room to the bathroom to the kitchen - in my search for band-aids. X was not amused.

And at least you have a first-aid kit. We just have various things of band-aids and what-not. X leaves them out, then I put them away - and I can never quite remember where. :-D
Not happy, but funny with it! ;O)

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