I went to the Farmer’s Market today and bought a fresh salsa kit- tomatoes, garlic, onion, peppers, lime, cilantro… the whole smack.
Now I’ve heard that one should wear gloves while handling hot peppers. But I don’t know which peppers are the hot ones, and it didn’t seem so bad. So I just charged on and cut up all the peppers and my hands felt just fine.
Until… accidentally touching a pepper enhanced finger to my lips and tongue… ouch.
An hour and several handwashings later I scratched the inner edge of my nose… agony.
The boys and I went swimming with my Dad and I imagined all the pepper juices would get chlorinated out of my skin… actually it just made my fingers dry to cracking and let all that juice penetrate further.
And the crowning glory?? This evening my fingers were too swollen and tender to hold knitting needles.
Now I know, eh?
I also found some stitch markers at the Market. These are for my Hogwarts swap pal- a Gryffindor.
Obviously they are not traditional Gryffindor House colors, but they reminded me of specific characters from Gryffindor. From the left: Harry – the red, the hearts, the turmoil
Ginny – ‘something flowery he might have smelled at the Burrow,’ and she’s always wearing those colors
Hermione – the top of an elf hat
Neville – Venomous Tentacula for the win!
And last but not least:
Crookshanks – Posing on top of a Chapstick lid. Sorry for the poor picture quality, my camera can’t focus on things that small!