And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Monday, February 04, 2008


Since I quit biting my nails, I have been trying to figure out what to do with them. I really don't like the look of nail polish (all that color just freaks me out), but I have a thing about nasty, dirty nails.

I keep a nail buffer, clippers (for the occasional hangnail), emery boards, and cuticle pushers sitting on my comp desk so that when I notice a nail is uneven or that there is crud underneath I can fix the issue without biting. (Ok, so that is a little OCD-ish, but read about my night last night and I will seem perfectly normal again)

I have been floating 'round the net off and on all day, and just a few minutes ago when I got up to check supper I made the mistake of leaving the cabinet doors open. Um, yeah. I have one of those "computer hutch" things that you can close the doors on. I am a little OCD-ish about electronics hanging out in full view and open storage, too.

When I came back to the 'puter, all seemed well. Then I heard this horrible scraping noise. It was reminiscent of sandpaper on concrete. It made my teeth shiver and gooseflesh rise all over me (and is still doing it, now that I think about it).

Being the proactive kind of gal that I am, I went looking for the source of this horrific noise. I found Little Sprout CHEWING on my nice new 7-way nail file and buffer!

Do you know how nasty and slimy a nail file can get when it is covered with baby slime?



Lisa said...

I can't imagine it felt very good on her little mouth, either!

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Catty Ax Lady said...

Oh my...I can't even descibe the shivers that went up and down my spine with that story. And as a former nail biter, I understand keeping stuff next to you at all times.

barefoot gardener said...

OMG, she was just filing away at her teeth like she was practicing to be a carpenter or something. It was so aweful!

Of course, a few more teeth are trying to come in, so I suppose it might (?) have felt good on the gums??

Kati said...

*shudder* I can imagine, but don't want to, the sound! Like nails on a chalkboard!!! I hope she hasn't done any damage to her already-present baby-teeth with the filing. At least it was an emery board & not a metal file. *grin*