Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fire and Ice

One of my favorite poems is Fire and Ice by Robert Frost

SOME say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

After suffering these burns on my fingers, I think Fire would be worse. At least the ice that I had to keep sticking my fingers into only burned for 5 minutes or so and then turned it really numb. These photos are a week after the burn. They really hurt, STILL.

How did I do this???? Well, I bought a nice tea kettle for easily making my kids hot chocolate. It was whistling loud and I was pouring the water into their mugs and there was just a little water left and I just needed a little more so I was trying to get it all out when the lid came off and the boiling water poured over my fingers. I can't believe it. My mom's teapot doesn't even have a lid, because you fill it through the spout -- so with her's this could never have happened. But mine has a lid on top for filling and it comes off if you turn it over far enough. It was a tough lesson to learn.
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Amber said...

Ouch, ouch, and ouch. And another ouch. And I can't believe you popped the blisters. That is like breaking rule numero uno of burn care. tsk tsk tsk. Although, I probably would too (why do we love to pop things?)

Jamie said...

I did not mean to. But they were so tight across my joints that I couldn't bend my fingers. And then a few times my kids sat on them and the skin just came right off! OUCH!

Sonia said...

Oh my goodness! That looks seriously painful. Have you seen someone about it yet, or are you doing the mom thing and just giving it a few days to see if it'll get better?

Anonymous said...

That water was obviously a little too hot for hot chocolate :)