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Christmas injuries

So our Christmas morning started out like most. Presents, laughter and breakfast all while snuggled in our Jammies. I loved seeing my kids faces so happy with joy as they unwrapped the gifts that were neatly wrapped under the tree.


My hubby got me a Mandolin, the fancy Chefs version and I was giddy. I just had to give it a try with a freshly washed potato. It kept slipping off the safety guard so I thought, meh, I can do this.
And yeah. I’m an idiot.

I took a huge slice off of my thumb and a swift trip to the ER was in order.
Lots of tears of disappointment were shed and yeah…looks like I won’t be cooking for a while. The fact I am one finger typing this is a miracle.


My hubby saved the day as always preparing dinner and I got the best get well soon card from my daughter.


Lessons learned over the last 24 hours include:
1. I have the best family and friends. I received countless texts and facebook messages wishing me well.
2. The people who truly care for you will be there in the darkest of times. I was so upset, and in pain, but can’t even describe how thankful I am to have such amazing people in my life.
3. Christmas Day doesn’t always go as planned. But in the chaos there is a certain peace that comes with the constants we have in our lives.
4. Taking a shower and getting ready with one hand is. Hard. Thanks to my
Hubby for helping me shave my left arm pit. Lol. Yeah. He’s that amazing.

At the end of the day despite my bruised pride I am counting my blessings.


Despite being side lined from running for a few days I am truly looking forward to 2015 with new challenges and blessings.
How about you? How was your holidays?
💗 Michelle

32 thoughts on “Christmas injuries”

  1. OUCH! Never a dull moment around there, eh? 🙂 It sounds painfully similar to our house too in years past, Michelle. I’m glad that you only lost PART of your thumb…could’ve been a whole lot worse I suppose. I doubt that one bandages thumb will prevent you from cooking! 8 miles are on the agenda for tomorrow morning…time for me to hit the sack! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I am cringing for you on that slice! Ouchie! When I was a teenager working at Brown’s Chicken, I cut the heel of my palm on a meat slicer. I’m imaging yours is quite similar. Way to make the best of it and see the beauty of the Christmas spirit. It shines through in your pics!

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  3. Ouch! Hoping you heal very soon. My holiday was spent with great friends and was full of laughter and joy….just what this girl needed to break out of my bath humbug mood. Wishing you and your family a Happy 2015!

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  4. How many stitches did you get? Hopefully it wasn’t too deep. And will you be scared to use the mandoline again?

    I’ve sliced myself on a multitude of kitchen gadgets, including the microplane cheese grater…ouch! And on the foil on the wine bottle too. You never know where the hazards lie…

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  5. Oh my god, this is so scary! I hope your thumb heals quickly. I’ve sliced my thumb before with the brand new knives I got my boyfriend last year for Christmas. Luckily it wasn’t ER worthy, but it was a scary moment. I’m glad you are ok and you were still able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas with your family!! 🙂

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  6. I’m sorry to hear about Christmas not going the way you had planned. That’s a total bummer, but I am hoping all the texts. messages and well wishes had you feeling a little better. You are definitely loved.

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  7. Thank you for checking out my blog. I love your writing so far! Hate that you got hurt on Christmas! OUCH! But glad your hubby came through! Sounds like a KEEPER!
    Looking forward to following!


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