I Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I Need to Work Harder

Apparently this is what my body is telling me.

How do I know this?

Well, let's see...this past Sunday I sat at the table with the kids I teach, and while they were doing their little coloring papers, I sharpened pencils. I used one of those little sharpeners that are rectangular in shape and come in various colors of plastic.

Harmless, right?

Well, it appears I am so out of shape (in regards to working) that my thumb and forefinger developed quite large and painful blisters.

BLISTERS! From sharpening pencils!!

What is wrong with me?!?

And then yesterday we decided to clean out the garage. (Many of you who know me well are laughing. And while it may be true we don't have piles of "stuff" in there, it was still dusty and dirty.) I used our broom more like a large bristle brush, and really scrubbed the floor and garage doors well. It looks much better in there now, but I am telling you...


I didn't realize I don't do much hard labor.

But actually, I think my skin is just sensitive to blistering. I also get blisters when I peel potatoes. The friction is the culprit, I assume, but maybe I'm just a wuss? It's possible. But will it stop me from working? Probably not. I have too high a guilt complex for it to come to that.

I know this is so random and let's face it, pointless, but it's what I'm sharing.

What gives you blisters? Other than major sunburns and touching hot things...


  • Giovanna

    Wow, you do have sensitive skin! I once got a blister on my thumb when we were gardening for a couple of days straight. Other than that, I have pretty tough skin. Maybe you should wear gloves if you are having to do repetitive stuff around the house?

  • Brenda

    Good grief! You need those little rubber thumb cover things that people use for counting and then they fall in a canned good at the canning plant and people think they've found a c*nd*m in their green beans.

  • Giovanna

    Brenda that's hilarious!

  • Great-Granny Grandma

    Maybe you need to wear gloves?

  • JulieMom

    HA!! That's funny Brenda- I've NEVER heard of that before, but I bet it happens!!

    And you're right. I need to wear gloves for heavy duty cleaning. I just never thought I'd have to break them out for peeling potatoes.

    Or sharpening pencils!

  • impromptu-mom


    I don't get blisters very often anymore. I guess I don't work hard enough either!

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