Friday, March 1, 2013

confessions of an imperfect perfectionist

Confession 1.

I cut off the tip of my finger cooking dinner on Saturday night. I kid you not. A trip to urgent care, tetanus shot, and two near-passing out episodes happened. Wine, careless collard green chopping, and a freshly sharpened knife do not mix well.

Confession 2.

I have the most amazing family. During this fairly traumatic experience:

  • My mom coached me through the immediate post-cut procedures (apply that pressure!).
  • My boyfriend drove me to urgent care and held my (other) hand through the pain of wound cleaning.
  • My dad stayed on the phone with me while I changed my wound dressing to ensure I didn't pass out.
  • And my brother and sister-in-law sent me this finger guard in the mail last night. Hilarious (and practical, apparently).


  1. Oh my goodness!! Just the words "wound cleaning" makes me cringe. Eek! Hope it heals up quickly Sara!

  2. gah I am so glad you are ok, I bet that was scary

  3. Oh my goodness, I'm glad you're ok! I would have panicked to the extreme!

    Hope you feel better soon! And that gift is so cute!

  4. Surrounded by love. See even Jamie Oliver uses one!

  5. Oh no, this is every cook's worst nightmare. The changing of the dressing is the worst. Use this as a reason to try all your local take-out and get a professional wash and blow out. This is totally the time to be kind to yourself.

  6. Holy crap! So glad you are ok!!!!


  7. oh my good lord I cant believe that, so sorry but glad you got all fixed up

  8. Oh my gosh sweetie!! That TOTALLY sounds like something I would do! So glad you had your family's (and man's) support through it all! *hugs*