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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.


  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.

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

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

  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.

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

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

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