Last Thursday I had a manicure appointment (during dinnertime) in preparation for my sister’s wedding, so I was prepping a vegetable pie for dinner so that all my husband had to do was throw it in the oven. I’d used my mandoline to slice the potato and zucchini squash. I was working on the yellow squash, and decided I’d do it without the protective finger grip for the first 1/2 of the vegetable that way it would be more controlled. (Pssst: Here is where I admit that that was an IDIOT move.) I had sliced able 1/4 of the yellow squash, and then I took a CHUNK out of my finger. There was blood practically (well, not quite) spewing from my finger. I held a paper towel on it while I ran it under water. I asked James to get me a Band Aid. After about 30 minutes in the paper towel, I bandaged it because it was time to head to my manicure appointment. I told my husband how to finish making dinner and headed out.
The next day, James needed a lunch made for school. I woke him up early, he got dressed and then talked him through how to make his own lunch.
He used the cheese slicer (thanks, Tillamook!!) with no trouble at all. He put the meat and cheese in one baggie, and his bread in another because he wasn’t sure if he wanted a sandwich or just the ingredients. He grabbed a GoGo squeeZ, banana, crackers and a bottle of water. He put everything in his lunchbox and we headed off to the bus stop.
James was a HUGE help – and still is – because I still can’t do anything with the finger I tried to take off!!
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