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Thursday, 8 September 2011

I nailed this lesson

Contrary to the adage about not teaching old dogs new tricks, I've had an experience recently in which I learned about a lot of things:
  • first, and foremost, I learned that getting maniacal about housework can lead to physical injury of the grisliest kind----I had one of my fingernails torn off down past the quick.  It was shocking and painful.
  • then I learned that people with arthritic hands are not the best candidates for taking up cuticle clippers in aid of torn fingernails
  • I proceeded to find out that mishandled cuticles can have a strong reaction to lemon juice, while trying to apply brown sugar and lemon juice to a piece of toast---total lack of judgment
  • later in the day, I was reminded how bandaids applied to fingertips invariably get both filthy and shabby in about 60 seconds
  • even later, after a visit to the nearby drugstore, the lesson was brought home to me that if you buy a package of faux nails with 12 different sizes, not one will fit you
One of these things is not like the other
 And most tellingly, I learned that it wasn't a good idea to glue a faux nail to my torn skin.  Live and learn; if I can do just one of those, I ought not to complain.

11 comments:

  1. I'm SO sorry! No good can come from housework.

    On another note, as soon as I read "faux nails," I thought, "Oh, no she didn't."

    I love you, but I must say that gluing anything to torn skin is not going to end well.

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  2. I know! for me, vanity always triumps over good sense.

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  3. Been there; done that; it hurts like hell!

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  4. Yikes. One of my strong points is that I have nails like steel. I keep them pretty short because of the computer and gardening. I rarely have a manicure or pedicure. Now, if only my hair would go back to being thicker. You are gracious in the face of pain.

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  5. You ought to have known better than do housework! Shame on you.

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  6. I love your imagination, Lorna. Keep us smiling. :)

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  7. Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch!!!! Been there, done that, and all I can say is, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch!

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