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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Now That's Dedication!

Okay ... you know you're a stitching addict when....

Tonight I was making one of my favorite comfort food dishes from my childhood, Spanish Rice. I had pulled the pot out of the oven to see if I needed to add any water for the rice. Everything was cooking nicely so I put the oven mit back on and grabbed the handle of the pot then with my other hand grabbed the lid. A 350F degree lid!!!! I did it without thinking, normally I use that pot on the stove top not in the oven so it was second nature to just grab the lid. I've now got small second degree burns on my right index finger and thumb! I've got two nice blisters on my index finger and one on my thumb. These are the fingers I use to hold my needle!

But I still stitched, despite the owiiees in my fingers!

I also finished up a framing job tonight too. Actually you know what is the hardest thing with these blisters on my fingers? Writing! So work might be fun tomorrow! On the flip side, at least I'm going to work tomorrow. I'm a member of CUPE and originally we were having a one day strike against some legislation the Ontario was trying to put through that would severely impact our pension. To my relief I received a phone call telling me that a tentative agreement has been reached and we're not walking out tomorrow.

I stitched in a new place earlier this evening, its always interesting to see what places we do stitching in. For the first time ever tonight I stitched at a Timmies while waiting for my other half to pick me up! (Tim Hortons) I dropped my car off at my favorite Hyundai dealer to get my breaks checked out and a regular service done on my car. Once this is done my car will be ready for me to take off during March Break in a couple of weeks.

I'm not sure where I'm going or if I'm going anywhere but it would be nice to hop into my car and just go if I feel like it. At the moment my March Break options are : Drive to Tennessee and spend the week with my best friend Claire (I was in her wedding this past summer), a 17 hour drive. Drive down to Brighton and spend a day or two with my friend Ann, a 3 hour drive. Go down to Toronto spend some time with my friends Elana and Warren also visit with my old school friend Laura and meet the new baby, a 5 hour drive. Or go down to Washington D.C. with my mum for 2 or 3 days, according to Google a 12 hour drive (I think its not really that long) or Mapquest a 9 hour drive. Or I could just stay home. Decisions, decisions!

I'm so ready for March Break... start the countdown please!


Katie said...

Oh major ouch!! That's definitely dedication. As for march break, I'd go with whatever route took me past the most LNS's ;)

Valerie (grvlgal) said...

OuchOuchOuch!! Glad it wasn't bad enough to keep you away from your stitching, though.

Dawn said...

Yikes! I hope they heal quickly. :)

Katrina said...

ohhh Dani, thats gotta hurt girl!

Jenna said...

OWWWWWW, Dani! You poor girl! If you happen to have any lavender lotion or anything, try it. Lavender essential oil is great for healing burns! Healed a huge, inch-long blister one of my fingers from a soap accident without leaving even a scar! I hope that the blisters heal soon. :)

Von said...

Youchie, Dani!! I've done similar things, but never burned myself quite that badly. Seems like Jenna had some good ideas. :)
I'm itching for a good long spring drive myself - love road trips.

Myrna said...

Owie! Hope your fingers heal quickly!

And, all your ideas for your trip sound like fun... Enjoy whatever you decide. :-)

(Thanks for the finishing on the little bags. I might try to make one of these.)

Oh... found your message board the other day, and was enjoying reading all the posts.

Nicki said...

Ow Dani!

By the way - Sylvie on the Friends Gather board was looking for a SAL partner for Celtic Banner. Don't know if you're interested but she's stitching in the L&L forum on a Wednesday :)

Terri said...

That must really hurt. I hope it heals quickly. As for your trip you could always come out west and visit me lol