There will be no first world problems this week, because even though they are presented each week solely for the purpose of trying to make just one person somewhere laugh (usually me...), it's really hard to complain about spilling my lunch, finding an apple from two months ago under my car seat, and waffles' pooping shenanigans when there are much more serious problems in the world.
I am not going talk about the horrors of past week, instead, i want us all to focus on the little every day things we take for granted.
I don't know why, but i had the worst craving for a bagel with lox last night. Probably resulting from my attempt to disrupt an ugly sweater contest last week by pawning off an ugly blue sweater as a Hanukkah sweater. (the link leads to Maggie's blog which has photos of me AND my competition!)
Either way, I have been so frantic at work lately that i accidentally bought unsliced bagels. Big mistake. While trying to slice that baby, i somehow missed the bagel and went right into my thumb. It was deep too! Luckily, the bone/nail stopped the knife before i actually severed the thumb - otherwise i would have to change the blog to "nine-fingered runner!"
Obviously, a serious cut produces a lot of blood, but luckily, both Matt and I have degrees that forced us to spend a LOT of time in the wood shop. (i.e., i have seen way too many kids slice off fingers with a bandsaw. It really happens more often than you think!) It's really hard to stitch fingers, so usually even if you go to the ER, they will just super glue the wound together and let nature do it's thing. Sadly, we were fresh out of super glue, so we taped it shut until i got to work this morning, field medic style.
Did you know you use your thumbs for EVERYTHING? I couldn't even get my pants zipped up! (and not just because of my rapidly expanding waistline!) It has taken me like three hours to write this! Seriously thumb, i am VERY sorry for taking you for granted. You do a lot.
When my coworker came in today, he was nice enough to glue my thumb shut for me. Now that is a good friend. It almost looks normal....
Anyway, the moral of the story is, thumbs are really important, be careful when slicing food, super glue is way cheaper than stitches and just as effective, and pre-sliced bagels are TOTALLY WORTH THE MONEY!
Take the time to appreciate your body today - it puts up with a lot!