Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Chappening

It’s really hard to take a selfie of your two index finger tips. This seems to be the time of year when my fingers eat themselves. I might have started with a small knife knick on one, but they turned into two gaping holes plus a lot of chappyness. My coworkers were somewhat horrified as I apparently* smeared a streak of blood on an inventory sheet. Oh no. 

*I swear I didn’t notice this happening. Circumstantial evidence. Whodunnit? Could have been raspberry sauce! I found some of that on a chair outside! Need an amateur CSI here. 

My piano teacher knows the chappening happened to me last year too. 

Ok so a couple days band-aided with neosporin. Then healing hands salve, and glovie wovies when doing nasty kitchen stuff. They are much better now, but it looks to be a long crappy I mean chappy  winter. 


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Working with paper in cold, dry weather is the MOST awful way to sap any moisture from your hands. I keep a tube of the Norwegian hand cream in my desk at school and my hands suck it in like a sponge.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

My fingers (in general) and cuticles (specifically) become chapped, bloody messes every winter, especially when I'm working with paper. Our cold dry air outside is exasperated by the warm dry air of the furnace. When I was still working, it was a real problem if I smeared blood on paychecks, bills, or the church bulletins.