I have heard it said a picture is worth a thousand words.
I hope that is true because that is my hand this morning and while I am good at writing I am also predominately right handed.
You see my problem, I hope!
This , my friends, is why anyone with any sense who cans and uses glass jars should always use bottle brushes. Because sooner or later that edge is going to get a crack you cant see, and you too will sport a gorgeous urgent care ensemble like me when you really cant afford to on a very busy morning.
Underneath that bandage is one heck of a cut that bled for over 45 minutes and has so little skin left to suture they could not and did not use stitches. And yes, it hurts like the dickens. What is worse is that, of all people, I should know better.
Why, You Say?
Because it is right across the other scar from the same thing happening 12 years ago. So, please, don’t be a “canning fool”. Use anything but your hand to wash those jars, even if you have cute dainty hands that fit inside jars and you’re in a hurry,
Otherwise you will be joining me in unhappy-to-be-in-Klutzville again and sharing your own war wounds from silly impulses.
Blessings to you and yours,
Hope and prayers for a speedy recovery. That sounds painful, Heather!!!
It’s not only jars you have to be careful with. My sister had a very nasty cut from a drinking glass once. She was washing it, put her hand inside, and the glass broke. I’m guilty of doing the same thing, even with a brush sitting right there. Guess I should learn from other’s mishaps and save myself the trouble. 🙂
So sorry you were hurt! Praying for fast recovery and the pain to subside.
Oh my! I always have my daughter help me wash the jars because her hands fit so nicely in jars. Won’t be doing that anymore!
Hope you heal quickly!
This is such a good reminder! I do the same thing, with my bottle brush sitting in the drawer. Time to get it out. As always, your post is just what we need! Prayers for a speeding and painless recovery. I know you are always so busy. But that’s a given with children, isn’t it? (((hugs)))
Oh no! Lesson learned!
I’m a canning newbie but as a 30 year carpenter I have plenty of scars. The ones I like best are the ones I don’t have. I think a brush is in order.
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Oh no, I never thought of that problem! I hope you are doing better. Thanks for the very important tip!