… you get a burn while cooking grits and then spend the next week and a half documenting the burn’s healing progress.
For those interested, the mild blistering started the day after the incident and stayed around for four days. Once the blister healed, the rest of it improved quickly. At this point, the new skin is just a bit lighter and pinker than the rest of my hand.
An important tidbit when cooking grits in a pot: Turn them down after they start to thicken, or bubbling pockets of them will burst out of the pot and could land on the back of your hand.
The good news: They’re still a delightful side — especially with a little cheddar mixed in — even if they have left you wounded.
What’s the oddest thing that you’ve observed or documented for the sake of writing?