U is the letter of the day for the Blogging A to Z Challenge. U is not a letter I think of often. Under is a word that sounds good to me. The Troll Under the Bridge. Scary fairy tale things. What’s under that? A question I remember asking often as a child. As in “Whats under that Rock?” Usually it was something disgusting and therefore fascinating.
Under the weather. We’ve all experienced that. My middle finger on my left hand is Under the weather today. It’s as the result of a vegetable related accident. I was cutting lettuce…defying all rules because we’re never supposed to cut lettuce (I always cut lettuce.) The problem arose because I was in a hurry. Large wide head of lettuce. Short knife. This scenario requires squeezing together of the lettuce which obscured the fingers and oh yes…I was in a Hurry! It wasn’t even a very sharp knife.
Lots of blood…paper towel…band-aid with extra toilet tissue padding “under” it because this baby was Bleeding! Had to do a rewrap after washing dishes (with rubber gloves.) Must have been the combo of the heat and my hand hanging down. Bloody all over again. I kept my hand elevated all the rest of the evening. I’m not looking forward to removing the bandaid. I’m sure it’s not pretty “under” there.
Anyway, my typing skills are not up to their usual speed and dexterity this morning. But on we go…
Understand…Underwear…I don’t understand why my underwear gets holes so easily…I don’t wear flimsy, girly underwear. I also can’t understand why I have such a hard time throwing away my underwear when it gets in this condition. I put it in the hamper and say “I’ll wear it one more time.” It goes through the wash, gets folded in the drawer, I wear it and it ends up going into the hamper “ONE MORE TIME.” Over and over. You’ve heard me say before that I have a had time getting rid of things.
Understand…that would be a great word to explore on a regular basis. Things I don’t understand. I could fill the Grand Canyon with things I don’t understand. But one of the things I have learned in life is to not pretend I understand something when I don’t. If someone uses a word I don’t understand, I’ll ask what it means. I think that’s a sign of intelligence. At least I hope it is!
Understand. I don’t Understand why I’m making more typing errors with my uninjured hand?!?
Better give my poor Under the Weather finger some rest. Please, don’t anyone be offended if you see me with “that” finger in the air today. I know you all Understand…
Happy Tuesday! It should be “V”ery easy for you to guess what I’ll talk about tomorrow!