Posted by: DD | December 15, 2008


So tonight I decided to make chili (chili and cinnamon rolls, doesn’t that sound yummy?…mmmmmmmm….). I was looking for the chili powder in my “spice cabinet” and in doing so had to move several jars and containers around to find it. Look what I found hiding in the far, top corner (by the way, blue moons and me cooking happen in about the same frequency):


And not just a sharps container. Look what was inside:


I can’t even begin to tell you the jumble of clusterfucked emotions I felt.

While, yes, I am grateful and happy that a year later I have a beautiful little girl, but I also felt some anger over the hell we had to go through to get here. A rather unpleasant reminder, especially since it was about a month ago I threw away a stash of extra needles and tried to push it out of my mind. I wonder how many other little bio-hazardous trinkets I’ll find in the nooks and crannies of the house?

Luckily, I’m sure I didn’t hide any with the cookies I keep in the pantry.



  1. Yeah that would have knocked me for six too. I found a few reminders last week shoved in the back of a drawer full of table mats (why? no answer there) a whole load of alcohol wipes. Still, that doesn’t really compete with tub of used sharps in the spice cabinet.

  2. Oh! I’m sorry you had to meet eye to eye with THAT. I hope you don’t come across anything else!

  3. Oh the reminders, it’s amazing how they sneak up on you. Hugs

  4. Wow. Talk about an unexpected kick to the gut. I say you should take the container and try to have a little laugh that after losing some of the battles you won the war.

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