White Dog could not stop laughing at me. I couldn't stop laughing at me. Nilla who had just come in from the yard had to be filled in before she, too, started giggling.
In a total senior moment I dropped my dinner fork to the plate and let out a cry of dismay. "Oh no!" I said in a worried tone, "what did I do to myself now?" I was looking at my hand and bloodied fingers in horror.
"Ummm, momma?" Opal sniffed, licked and then gently nosed at me. I looked to caution her to stay away from the carnage. "Momma, it is from the beets."
I peered at my hand and rubbed. "Oh yeah."