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The Streak continues....Day 9--Hot Pepper Close Call

Friday, September 03, 2010

Even though I've tracked my food 10 days in a row and walked 3 miles 9 days in a row, I've decided to describe my tracking/walking streak by the single number. So today is Day 9 of my streak....Whoo Hooo!

Today on my walk, I took a picture of a house that is my favorite style house. I call it the "basic black and white house". I don't know what the real name of this style house is, but I love the style because it never really goes out of style. It's very classy.



Yesterday, I almost had a disaster in the kitchen. I was chopping some peppers from my CSA to roast. I didn't realize that one of them was a really HOT pepper. After cutting it, I touched my hand to my eyelid. OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!!!! I know better than that when I know the pepper is hot. Trouble was....I didn't know this one was. Fortunately, the pepper "juice" didn't actually get in my eye. After carefully rinsing my eyelid with cold water and keeping an ice pack on it off and on for about an hour, the pain finally went down. It was amazing how bad it hurt...my skin turned all red too. I'm just so grateful I didn't actually get the hot stuff in my eye!

Enough of that.....

On a happy note, I'm excited because I'm off to the airport in about an hour to pick up DH. He will be here for the long weekend. It's so much more fun when I have he's around than being here by myself. We have a bit of DYI work to do around the house, but that's actually very fun for us. We like fixing things up.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for everyone that lives along the East coast that Earl is going to stay out to sea!


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MSSUNBUG 9/4/2010 1:50PM

    Yikes, sorry about your pepper incident! Congrats on keeping the steak alive! Looks like a standard colonial to me, the house--no? Love the porch!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/3/2010 11:52AM

    I've had more than one "pepper incident" myself.
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I'm usually more careful now, but they can sneak up on you. My worst incident was when I dried some hot peppers and ground them up. I poured them into a jar and wasn't thinking about the fact that there would be "pepper dust" in the air from the pouring and leaned over to sniff them! Let's just say that my sinus got very well irrigated!

I think it's interesting that the capsaicin in the peppers is actually used in a number of analgesic preparations for pain relief. The capsaicin bonds to specific receptors and releases potent neurotransmitters which initially cause irritation and pain, then desensitize the nerve fibers, resulting in a period of pain relief.

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VALANNB22 9/3/2010 11:45AM

    Way to go! Keep up the good work.

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