Monday, August 3, 2009

Carmel, really?

This was the day after, nasty!


I have grown a whole new level of compassion, understanding, and empathy for people who have suffered from any type of burn. How can such a small burn cause such exquisite pain!


Angie, Lindsey, and I decided to make Carmel corn. There is nothing better than filling the kitchen with laughter, love, stories, jokes, fighting and each other! While the desired treat of the week is on its count down to be devoured by the herds " Thatcher crew". These are the moments I want to freeze in time! This treat didn't quite make it to the feeding troff, we burned the carmel, ok I burned the carmel.


Lindsey and I were pouring out the carmel to make a new batch, as I saw a large piece fall, ever so slowly, to scorch several layers of skin off my foot. As I watched the carmel drop, I remember thinking, "this is going to burn, MOVE YOUR FOOT!!" I didn't move it, the pain set in! I was in idiot mode; of course the sink was full of dirty dishes. I couldn't relive the burning sensation with running my foot under the faucet. I grabbed as much water as I could hold in the cup of my hand and threw it on my foot, really what was I thinking, that was not going to stop the boiling carmel from continuing to cook my foot. Lindsey, Angie, and Melissa had potatoes peeled, and a bucket of ice before I got my 2nd tsp of water to stop the burning. They were amazing I had peeled potatoes on my foot in a matter of 20 seconds. They were peeling them so fast their knuckles were bleeding!


The best part of the night was a few minutes after the HUGE commotion, Brent and Kyle walk in wondering what was taking so long. After they accessed the situation, Brent says, " So, you burnt the carmel!" We never got around to making the 2nd batch, the night suddenly turned into a "potato rotation party." They all took turns peeling and rotating a new batch of raw potatoes every 5 minutes for my new-blistered foot. Lesson learned, move your foot when you see smoldering hot lava, descending to rest on your foot!


This is 11 days after, you would think that it would heal faster, not so! I always thought I had such cute feet..., I know a little vain. Feet are wonderful you can be 9 months pregnant, fat, and ugly but, your feet can always be cute! Now that me foot will be scared, maybe I will start to love my elbows?



16 comments:

Katy said...

Oh my goodness! That looks so painful!!

Lindsey Smith said...

it's so SAD!!!!! I can't stop crying, i'm sure it hurts all the time. I pray every day that it won't hurt so much and that you will feel as little pain as possible. Love You:)

Hess said...

Lindsey stop CRYING!!! Your hormones must be off:).

Chelsea said...

that looks like it hurts immensely. i never knew potato peels helped with burns. i'll have to try that out next time i get burned.

i haven't been blogging much since i've been working a LOT. basically working, feeding my kids cereal, and sleeping sometimes, too. just little internet breaks here and there but not enough to update the blog.

how are you guys? has kyle been able to find a job? we have an offer on the house. i'm cautiously excited. i gotta say that the realtor you recommended to us isn't overly friendly, is she? geez

Tashina said...

Oh my gosh! That looks like it hurts so bad! I didn't know about the potato thing, either... I hope I never have to try it! :) I also hope that it gets feeling better soon!

Taryl said...

OUCH!!!!!!

The Drysdale's said...

MaRea I can't even imagine I have been thinking about you and your burns since I saw you. You are one tuff cookie. Did you talk to Ashley?

emily ballard said...

That looks awful! Seriously awful!!!

Tell us more about potatoes. . .

And I still have a bag of red cashmere socks for you. Should I leave them with Kyle's mom?

Chez Prier said...

MaRea, it looks so much better than it did the day you were at my house, I hope it feels better too. Your attitude was so beautiful to be so patient and loving even when you were in so much pain. I am sure that I would have been surley! You amaze me and are my hero!!!! Truely I am in awe of your strength, charity and power! Thank you for your example! I love you!

Melissa and Brent Thatcher said...

ah! It blistered even after the potatoes!!! Dang it.

Roe Family said...

ouch girl!!! That sucks... But sounds like you had fun up to the burning Carmel.

Chelsee said...

Oh goodness...I am going to have to be extra careful when I make carmel corn now. And by make, I mean watch my mom make.

melanie said...

OH my goodness! that's some sick looking stuff. It's a good thing you had some quick thinking friends. Peeling potatoes? Would never have crossed my mind. I hope you completely heal quickly!

Thanks for going out with us for taco tuesday! That was some good stuff! hopefully we'll see you guys again if we ever make it to Utah again!

Louis said...

Okay...OWWW!! That looks so painful!! Hope it doesn't scar but even if it does you will always have a good story to tell. Also, we went to Jackson Hole this weekend and at the KOA we stayed at this little girl was playing with Mariah and she came over to our camp and Rob and I about passed out because she looked EXACTLY like Kaden!! just in female form. It was crazy. Rob is, yet again, convinced he is living in the Truman Show.

MnS said...

As much pain as you have been feeling for the last couple of weeks, you sure are funny. I couldn't help but laugh at the elbows comment. You are a true gem. Love you tons!

Becka and Bennett said...

How is your toe doing? Are you feeling better? Did the medicine help? Hope things are going well, it was great to see you!

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