Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mishap in the Kitchen

"I've never cut myself with a knife before" I told my Mom as I recounted my latest unfortunate mishap. "I doubt that" she said "But I can't recall it ever happening before." And neither could I, or I wouldn't have made such a presumptuous declaration. What happened is as follows:

Silas and I were having people over for brunch in honor of our friend's birthday so I had made two very lovely quiches. When I went to bake them, however, my oven refused to work. Silas and I did all that we knew to do and it still refused to turn on.  Our guests were to arrive in thirty minutes and I needed a back up meal so I decided to make Kitchen Sink Omelet. I was in an enormous hurry when I began chopping onions and the knife slipped.

Next thing I knew my thumb was bleeding all over the place and I could see the skin under my thumbnail for the first time in my life. I had sliced it top to bottom all the way through. It made me ill to look at it so I made Silas take care of it. He did a good job, especially since he loathes blood and the very sight of it makes him sick.

Initially, I had to wrap it up to keep my thumb together. But I was able to take a picture of it while I was changing the bandage yesterday.

Nasty isn't it?


  1. How did you manage to cut your toe with a knife?!

  2. Ouch! And that is why we have fingernails...you still have your whole finger. But ew, I probably would have about passed out if that happened to me.

  3. girl... don't do that! :P i don't usually cut myself, but i do burn myself ALOT!
    hope it heals quickly!

  4. Aw! That was sweet of Si :)
    I've only cut myself once in the kitchen and this time the knife didn't just slip out of my hand like it would normally do and I had to pull it out of my hand which was not fun :) I ended up passing out. And come to think of it I was making a sandwich for your husband.

    I hope your finger feels better soon!!

  5. Ouch! I usually don't cut myself much-'cause I don't cook allot-but it always hurts if I do.

  6. Ian... too funny! Sorry, Elisabeth. :D

  7. Wow, you cut the end of your thumb off! Oh wait, it always looked like that.

  8. AH HA! I know it! I bet you sliced your fingertip off because you're PREGNANT.

    What do you mean I just added this after reading your post about finding out you're pregnant? Why ever would I do a thing like that? I'm just this good.


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