I'm having one of THOSE Monday mornings
I did some dusting this morning and decided to get it over with faster by using the the brush vacuum instead of the fluffy duster.
I knocked over my my favorite ceramic statuette on the mantel and a sliver broke off on the back of the statue.
So, I quickly got the crazy glue and glued the broken piece back on.
Everything went well, I held the broken piece with a small rubber eraser until the glue set, but then when I was putting the statue back on the mantel, I noticed that I glued my thumb to the front of the statue.
I have no clue how I got the glue on my thumb, but there I was, not able to put the statue down, and then I broke out in laughter...
When I realized where my thumb was
So, I quickly Googled how to remove instant glue.
One site recommended nail polish remover, but I never paint my nails and don't have acetone in the house, so I search further.
Another site recommended soaking the finger in soapy water and vinegar.
I did, but it took about ten minutes to soften the glue enough so I could release the statue.
The lesson of this Monday morning stupidity, add acetone to the shopping list.
How's your Monday morning going?
Erika M Szabo
Author of epic fantasy/magical realism novels and children's books, Publishing Coach at
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