Blinded & Maimed: Where's The Recipe?

Hi there.  Did you wonder where I had disappeared to?  Are you confused about my crazy post title?Besides having my parents visiting which left little time for posting, I had the good fortune to acquire a corneal abrasion, which has left me half blind. As a bonus I have three burned fingers - from boiling hot caramel.  Word to the wise - don't try to make homemade caramel while you are half blind - it's that easy.

It all started so simply, I was standing in my kitchen minding my own business, when out of nowhere an evil speck of who-knows-what landed in my eye.  Thinking nothing of it, I rubbed my eye and went merrily on my way, with a slightly more watery eye.  Well, slightly more watery turned into a burning, stinging, swollen eye which I continued to ignore - I like to think I'm tough (ignore the fact that spiders make me squirm and the dark void under my bed still gives me the jeebs.)  Trying to sleep that night was a hoot, imagine trying to sleep with buckets of sand, soaked in acid, and lit on fire, under your eyelids.  Think I'm being dramatic?  I'm not.  7:59am came around with me holding the phone, just waiting for one more minute to tick by so I can call my eye doctor.  Long story short, she saw me, she treated me, and put me on the road to recovery.  I really need to bake her a cake, or cookies, or something, right?

Well, after being told to try to keep my eye closed as much as possible, I got really bored.  There's only so much sleeping a person can do.  Boredom tends to lead to people doing stupid things - like deciding to make homemade caramel with one working eye - and accidentally sticking three of your fingers in the pot containing all of that thick, sticky, gooey, boiling hot caramel.  Do I really need to tell you that I have not had a good day today?  I had decided that I was not going to write a new post until my eye was completely healed; a dilated eye has me sitting inside a dark house with sunglasses on, so staring at a bright computer screen is not exactly comfortable.  My spell check was my best friend today, otherwise I might have written some very questionable things.  The main reason for this post was to share with you something that made my whole day, blinded eye, burned fingers and all.

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the Tasty Kitchen website, done by The Pioneer Woman.  If not, you really need to check it out.  It's a fun community to share recipes, and a great source of inspiration.  They feature a few recipes each day on their main page, and then the editors also dedicate a post to a new recipe.  What made me smile was my Cinnamon Chai Cream Pie being featured in their latest post, and my Caramelized Pineapple Cinnamon Creme Brulee was also a featured recipe on the main page.  This may not be too big a deal for all you veteran bloggers, but for this newbie, it made my day.

Well, thanks for listening to this blinded and maimed rambling girl, and sorry there was no recipe today. I'll be posting a yummy recipe tomorrow though, the same culprit that wounded my poor fingers today.


sara @ CaffeIna said...

I hope you will be able to see clearly very soon! And if this makes you feel better, I burnt myself (3 fingers for me too, please!) doing caramel even if I had perfect sight!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Oh dear! Please take care and get better soon. Congratulations on your featured recipes on Tasty Kitchen!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Oh no!! I had a scratched cornea once and it was the most painful thing ever. You can't sleep, it hurts, doctor's not up. I'm so sorry. Glad you are back...I love the Pioneer Woman. Did you know you guessed right the mystery label last week??

Eileen said...

Hope you are on the road to recovery! Congrats on being featured too!

Monet said...

Take care of yourself sweet girl! I hope you are able to rest up and recover over the weekend. I burned my arm yesterday pretty badly, but thankfully my vision is still in tact. I will be thinking of you!


Oh no! Sorry about your kitchen boo boos!

And congratulations of the feature!

Carolyn said...

Oh ugh, you poor thing!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your injuries! Sounds painful, but glad you are on the mend.

It is because of Tasty Kitchen that I am here. I LOVE this site! LOVE. IT.

I'm the one who kept rambling about the water Tazo chai concentrate in grocery stores. :) I am in awe of your talent!!

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone for your kinds words! My eye is much better today:)

To Anonymous: Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting Sprinkled with Flour. I really appreciate all my readers:)

The Weekend Gourmet said...

Feel better soon! I had abrasions on both corneas in July, so I know what a PITA it is...awful! I had to wear glasses for four weeks because mine were caused by my disposable contacts. I hadn't worn glasses for 10+ years and had to buy a new pair.

Kim K. said...

Oh I have SO been there! Last Christmas I poked my eye with one of the tree needles... didn't think much of it until I woke up the next morning with the entire white of my eye red with blood. It was basically a big bruise... but it lasted throughout the entire season... I have all the holiday photos to prove it!
I sure hope you are doing better. Those finger burns can hurt too! You've had a tough few days!

Becky said...

I have had corneal abrasions from contact lenses, so I know they feel. Why is is that several food bloggers have injures their fingers all at the same time? You burned three fingers, The Mom Chef sliced the tip of her finger on the mandolin, and I cut my finger opening a can.

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