I picked two jalapeņo peppers out of my little aquaponics setup yesterday! I'm ridiculously proud of them, because those little plants were bought late in the season, root bound when I got them, never grew, and still managed to flower, fruit, and finally ripen a pepper each in the depths of winter. So, I wanted to save seeds and see if I could reward their perseverance by growing their offspring.
DH used part of one pepper tonight, so I got the seeds and set them out to dry. I washed my hands!
I swear I did! But apparently not well enough, because some time later I felt tired... and rubbed my eyes. Both of them.
I have psoriatic arthritis, which causes severe dry eye. So even though my eyes felt like they were being stabbed, burned, and sandpapered all at once, they didn't water enough to do anything about it. And if I tried to open them, it got worse.
I did find out, however, that in an emergency I am capable of getting from my study to the kitchen, finding the milk and paper towels, washing my eyes, then finding my eye drops and flushing everything clean when the milk wasn't enough, all without opening my eyes for more than a split second at a time! So that's something.