Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve aged quickly. It’s almost comical the way things have happened this week. I don’t feel like I’m paying less attention, or taking more risks but dang it, I’m going to hurt myself if I don’t be careful.
The sewing chair at my 301 table is as cheap, lightweight rolling chair. I told Vince tonight that I’m getting rid of that thing . . really . . before I hurt myself. It’s sitting on a mat and that chair had dumped me twice in a few days. The first time, I was sewing and when I backed up to sit down, it just went rolling and I could feel myself falling. I wasn’t hurt. Someone mentioned holding it while sitting and that’s what I’ve been doing because it almost happened a second time.
I have a habit of sitting right on the edge of the chair. Yesterday I was sitting on the edge, leaving over sewing and I felt it scooting away quickly. It almost dumped me again but I just stood up as it went scooting away.
The first thing I’m doing when I go over there is getting rid of that chair!
I use a super sharp pair of small scissors at the machine. Somehow, I stuck them right into my hand the other night – on the side of my hand below my pinky. It didn’t really bleed but it grossed me out to see those scissors hanging out of my hand. It left a little hole.
My favorite Olfa cutter is in MO. I took it and a rotary cutter and a few rulers so Addie and I could sew but we didn’t. So, at home, making the masks, I’m using one of the Martelli cutters. It was totally my fault because I didn’t close it, but last night my finger brushed across it and I got a decent little cut. I grabbed a paper towel and wrapped it, sat down at the computer to finish up something I’d started before I went to the house to get ointment and a bandaid. Looked down and it had bled through the paper towel and there was blood all over my keyboard. That’s probably worse than spilling Dr. Pepper on it!
I went to the house, cleaned it up, put ointment on it, grabbed a bandaid. It quit bleeding and will be fine.
I’m up to date on my tetanus shot – have to be living out here because we’re always getting cuts and scrapes. I will wear gloves plastic gloves over it while working in the garden til it heals. Don’t need any dirt or critters that live in the dirt making it infected.
I need to be more careful . . and I will be!