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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spider Mustard



This type of innocent looking lettuce almost took my life
last night while eating dinner!  And when I looked it up
to see the proper name, I had to laugh!  Spider Mustard?
Well, with a name like that, no wonder it was deadly!

Actually, I choked on it!  One little leaf slid down my
throat before I was ready and half of it was down my
wind pipe.  I didn't have enough air to give a good cough
and yet when I tried to take a breath, the lettuce went
further into my wind pipe!  Quite the horrible predicament!
After trying to cough, breathe, gag and cry, I managed a tiny
 'Help!' but The Mister said, "What do you want me to do?"
haha....like I could answer him!  Anyway, I finally just
reached down my throat and got a hold of one end of the
thing and pulled it out.  Wow.  That was awful!

So, in my spirit of thankfulness this month, I'm happy that
after all the things I've been through, I didn't get taken
out by a little leaf!  hahahaha!

And next time you eat that Sweet Mesclun Salad Mix,
be wary of the Spider Mustard! :)

63 comments:

  1. Oh dear! That sounds unpleasant! I'm thankful too!

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    1. I know! I would have been under the pine trees in the back yard much earlier than I expected! hahahaha!

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    2. Poor Mister...left with all these boys and pets! hahaha...

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    3. better feed that lettuce to Nugget!

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  2. Oh Gosh!
    That is a most ghastly experience.
    I am so glad you got it out on your own.
    I guess it gives the name raw a new meaning since your throat must be raw too. lol

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    1. My throat feels fine, but later, I was exhausted! ha.
      Must have been the stress. Oh dear.

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  3. Damn, just proves we never know
    How we will go
    A little leaf for the kill
    That kind of makes be feel ill
    Great job yanking it out though
    No hymlic needed at your show haha
    Need some more of the fountation water I will say
    It seems to be wearing off at your bay

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    1. Makes you feel ill,
      if the leaf were to kill?
      Aw, you really do care, cat.
      Sweet you are, and I knew that!
      Yep, almost used all of my fountain of youth
      need to replenish the supply, that's the truth!

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    2. Pfft don't tell
      I have a rep at my cell
      Have to keep up the sass
      With my little rhyming as you said smartass haha

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    3. a smartass you are.
      everyone knows that near and far!
      haha.

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  4. Very scary! Glad you had your wits about you and were able to act quickly. Whew!

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  5. Oh Betsy really scaredMy mom had aproblem with lettuce too! OMY and the mr. said what you want to do??? oh man!LOL

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    1. I das similar experiences, they said are you OK??? and of course we are not LOL

      betsy I finish the embrodry Im so proud

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    2. oh how fun...can't wait to see it! :)

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  6. maybe something about the name LOL

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    1. it has to be...what a funny name...and I don't like spiders anyway!

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  7. oh Betsy as much as you are being humorous this is such a scary thing to have happen!Glad it worked out!!Gross name! I dislike spiders, VERY much!

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    1. oh, me too! I just had to crack up when I saw the name! hahaha

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  8. So glad that you are fine. I have almost choked on something before and luckily coughing really hard worked. It is scary.

    May God's Angel's continue to watch over you.

    God bless.

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    1. Yeah...I really wanted to cough but I couldn't!

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  9. That is terrible...and I feel awful...but I must admit.. I had to laugh at the Mister's question?? I so think that is what Don would do. So glad you were able to just reach down and grab the edge. I don't think I will be buying that spring mix!!! "Itsy bitsy spider .....big problem."

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    1. I did tease him later and he said he would have done The Heimlich on me eventually. lol.

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  10. omg...how horrible...i wont be copying you on that one if i can help it...geez....glad you are ok...

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    1. haha...no, don't copy. We aren't identical twins, anyway. :)

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  11. Oh, how scary! And to think people are taking up vegetarianism (is that a word?) in order to live longer!

    So glad you are okay. Now you must teach the Mister some basic first aid.

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    1. yes! Eat meat, people! hahaha!

      Yes, a first aid class would be a great idea. :)

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  12. oh my gosh, Betsy! Choking is my biggest fear. If I had been there I would have just gone to my knees...blood and guts don't bother me, but choking...aughh. I don't think I would have even thought to pull out the leaf from my throat...Good Job!

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    1. I'm just glad I could reach it! Glad for long fingers! haha.

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  13. I'm a little scared of soup. I have choked on soup before.
    Ya just have to wait to see if you pass out or not with that one. I'm glad you are ok!

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    1. soup? lol....sorry, I'm laughing, but that is one thing I have not choked on. Usually it's popcorn that makes me cough! ...go figure.

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  14. so glad you are ok Betsy, and thanks for the warning, it could happen to anyone!

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    1. well, not sure what the warning is....chew your food? Don't laugh while eating? Something like that. haha.

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  15. That is crazy glad your alright.

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  16. Thank goodness you are ok...
    I know you won't be choking on the buttermilk blueberry cake!!! hahaha...
    Seriously....glad you are ok...
    We wouldn't want to lose our favourite blogger, now, would we???

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Aw, thanks.
      Maybe Pat would have written a tombstone inscription.
      Something like...

      She choked on a leaf.
      Her life was brief.

      hahahaha!

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  17. My goodness!!! Glad you are ok!! Take care
    x

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  18. Oh, my gosh, Betsy!! So glad you were able to get ahold of that lethal mustard leaf!! blessings ~ t.

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    1. lethal indeed! Who knew! haha. When it got wet, it just stuck there and wouldn't move!

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  19. Wow, what an awful experience! Echoing what everyone else has said, I'm really glad you're ok. I'm amazed that your throat isn't really sore after all that coughing! And just the name, "spider lettuce", conjures all sorts of weird imagery.

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    1. haha...well, that's just it...I couldn't cough...I couldn't take in any air. Yeah, that name is just strange! hahaha.

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  20. I did the exact same thing....since it happened I always tear up the lettuce/spinach now. It's such a helpless feeling! Glad you're okay.

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  21. Yikes! That sounds like a dangerous salad! I've choked on a corn chip--in a restaurant no less. Its a horrid feeling. I kept thinking "I'm going to puke or die or something, and in front of a whole room full of people." ha

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    1. Oh dear...yes, out in public is always worse!

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  22. Dear hope you feel OK today please be far of dangerous food like spider mustard LOL

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    1. LOL! Stay far, far away from anything called 'spider' !!!

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  23. Yikes, how very frightening. Seriously, Betsy, I am so glad that you are OK. I had an awful experience with choking with my son years ago...we almost lost him. Choking is no laughing matter. That said...OK, your limerick about choking on a leaf and your life was brief? Pretty funny now that you are OK. (o:

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    1. hahaha...oh, it is funny...and I meant for the post to be...not really asking for all the sympathies.
      But to be taken down by a tiny leaf just cracked me up...after it was over, of course! ha.
      Glad your son is ok, too...very scary!

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  24. Gosh, what a horrid experience. Really glad you're OK.

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    1. it was yucky...but it was over in a minute or two!

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  25. What do you want me to do?!!! I don't know why I found that so funny.
    Uh? Call 911!! first, then slap me on the back, then call 911! I'd even go for that southern hind lick
    ma-nuuuu-ver if it would help! ;)

    All funny aside...Thank God you're ok! I've had this happen and at the time it's no laughing matter.
    And guess what? Hubby was no help at all. None. My throat was scratchy for a couple days after. It also makes you very cautious when you next eat. I stick with the old non-nutrious crunchy iceberg lettuce now.

    Blessings Betsy!

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    1. old boring iceberg...but it's safe! haha.

      Sounds like our hubs need us. lol.

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  26. "I did tease him later and he said he would have done The Heimlich on me eventually."

    Eventually?!? How much time did he think he had? Sheesh!

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    1. He probably would have waited until I was blue and non-responsive. lol.

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    2. oh Betsy I think the mr. was shocking think you always are well, you make everything and care and help the 5 men and pets LOL so he wait you give him intructions LOL OMY!
      He was really scared !!!
      xo

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  27. OMG! This was too scary to read about so I can't even image how it was to go through. How were the boys through all of this?

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