3.20.2011

The Stupid Thing I Did Today, Volume IV

Ah, good old Stupid Things. I can't believe this is only Volume IV. Oh, it's not that I've only done four stupid things since I started this blog. Not by a long shot!

It's just that I've only done four stupid bloggable things.
Also, I sometimes forget about them, because, ya know, that whole Stupid thing.
(if you want to read about Stupid Things I, II, and III, click the tag at the bottom of the post.)

So here's the latest.
It was St Patrick's Day, and I wanted to make an Irish meal. So I got a corned beef brisket, which I made with cabbage, potatoes, and onions. It was delicious.

I was in a time crunch, it was a soccer practice day, and I needed to get the corned beef in the crockpot, but first I put it on the stove in water and brought it to a boil.
Then I began to transfer it to the crockpot. But somehow, in that process, I dropped the pot, and boiling water splashed all over me.

John yelled "Take your clothes off!" And I'm like "Seriously? This is SO not the time for that, you perv!"

Then I ran into my room, stripped and jumped into a cold shower. When I was done, I shoved John in, because clearly he needed one too.

Anyway. I did a pretty nice job of burning my lower abdomen and leg. And some sensitive areas in between.

I told John "It's not THAT bad." Then he looked at it and said, "Yes it is, look right there!"
And I said, "That's a STRETCH MARK!"

Geez. I have no dignity. And I apparently also have a husband who has a fetish for burn victims.




20 comments:

Brenda Susan said...

Oh Ouch that sounds awful!! Not sure it counts as being stupid though, maybe clumsy? (Can't believe i'm sitting here calling a stranger a clutz!!)

Amy said...

Ow ow ow!!!! I hope you're ok; burns are never fun!

And trust me, that's not a stupid thing to do, accidents happen. :)

April said...

Oh, you poor thing! I can't count the times I've burned myself and it smarts like the dickens! It happens to all of us!

Be sure to stop by today if you can. I'm having a Shabby Apple Giveaway! :)

Kristin - The Goat said...

OUCH!! If you're burns haven't healed, run out and get some vitamin E capsules and spread the liquid from the capsules on the burns. It helps with any scarring, too. (It's a little sticky for quite a long time, but the stuff is a miracle for burns)

Jenny said...

That had me laughing so hard I was crying. I am so sorry you got burned. I have done that before when I was moving a roast from the oven to the counter and it slipped and all the grease fell to the floor and splattered all over me.

blueviolet said...

You're really lucky that it wasn't worse. That could have been disastrous! But the way you described it was so funny!

diane rene said...

ouch ouch OUCH!!
and see, john thinks you are so perfect he never even saw the stretch mark before that ;0)

Helene said...

Oh my, ouch!!!!!! I'm so sorry that happened...you know you're a mom when you're able to go through something like that and still maintain your sense of humor.

Brandy@YDK said...

OH WOW! i hope that you aren't too burned. that seriously sucks.

Christina Newman said...

Not stupid, scary! Very scary! I hope you're okay.

Anne said...

Hope you are doing better! That sounds scary but I have to admit I love your husbands comment "Take your clothes off!". Mine would say the same thing.. any ploy to get them off (burning, stubbed toe, cut/scrape, sore throat! LOL!)

clearness said...

Ouch. You poor thing. That hurts and sounds like it splashed all over your lower half. Hope you feel better really soon.

shortmama said...

Glad it wasnt more serious!

Kat said...

Oh no! That is horrible! Owie!

bluecottonmemory said...

One of my sons got second degree burns from Hot Apple Cider (at a Halloween Party I had - someone spilled it on him). He was 2. They gave him some magical zinc ointment that I had to put on. Before they did that, though, the ER used gauze in ice water and kept rotating them until for probably over an hour.

Glad it wasn't more serious - and that your dinner was delicious! Don't you just hate it when you're doing something awesom and then something almost ruins it all? Those are NOT fun moments!

Katertot said...

Holy OUCHIES, Batman!!!!!

Did your hubs get a good kick after pointing out a stretch mark?

I'll never forget when my son came up to me, very concerned, asking me who scratched all over my belly? Thanks kid - those aren't stretch marks, they're the scars I have from carrying YOU for 9 months. lol

Myya said...

OUCH!!! Glad it wasn't worse. So along with telling your hubs that that was a stretch mark did you smack him upside the head too??? I would have mine :) LOL

Erin said...

OMG OUCHIE!! I hope it's okay!!

I cracked up at the stretch mark, so something my husband would say!

DIAPERS in the DESERT said...

It is clear your hubby has a BURNING passion for you!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sorry about burning yourself. Can't believe he thought a stretch mark was a burn!!!