Monday, May 17, 2010

Why I will never be a hand model.

Yesterday was a great day to work outside... although not for my hands. I had quite the day for destroying my dear digits. It started when I snipped the tip of my finger off with the garden shears.. now it wasn't the bone or anything, but it was a good portion of the skin from the end of my finger... enough to produce a LOT of blood. And try to find a band aid in a house with a four year old who needs a band aid for every single scratch on her body.

Anyhow... after that wound who haphazardly dressed, I then got a heinous splinter exactly in the crease of my finger! See that?
I hate splinters!

Next up, I hate to rake a large portion of loam in the front yard to plant grass seed in. This made for some great blisters:

Ahh, as much as I love my spring projects, I really wish i would smarten up and put on a pair of gloves! (Yes, I do say this every year.) Today, I am going to build myself a potting table similar to this:
in hopes that if I have all my supplies close by and neat & orderly (including gloves) I may just use them... or, more likely, I will have new photos tomorrow of the damage I did to myself on aforementioned project!


  1. I was going to ask if you have gloves!! I ended up having to brush gobbs of dirt out from my and the boy's finger nails after out stink n the yard, but no real damage!

  2. I just bought myself some new gloves for mother's day (glamorous I know!!) I actually really like them, its the first time I found a pair that I actually like to wear!!

  3. I'm the same way- for some reason I hate wearing gloves to work in the garden.

  4. I've always wanted a cute little potting bench! Can't wait to see yours!

  5. Ouch...that hurts looking at it...but I'm sure the end project is awesome.

  6. Ouch. That's why I don't garden. I'd love to, but I'm too clumsy.