Not horse related, but it was still stupid. I was cooking beans in a pressure cooker. I had turned it off quite a bit earlier and there was no more steam coming out. My younger daughter was standing next to me - she had been badly burned when she was only nine months old (long story) and I wasn't happy that she was in the kitchen, but try telling a two year old not to do something and have them listen!
Anyhoo, I figure it's safe to take the lid off the pot so I can check to see if the beans need any more seasoning. Big mistake. Apparently the pressure relief valve was a little plugged, because there was still some pressure. I lifted off the lid and the contents came boiling out with a vengence. Without thinking, I twisted around so that my daughter was shielded and knocked her away. I caught the full brunt of the hot beans and broth all down my chest and belly.
Ran and jumped into the shower and ran cold water on the burned areas. That well water was COLD! I was hollering for DH to get out of bed (he was working nights and the beans were for his supper before he left for work.) DH finally gets out of bed, really ticked off at the mess in the kitchen floor, and tells me if I want him to take me to the ER, I was going to have to get out of the shower. I got out of the shower, and pulled on a very loose fitting sundress...only to find that DH was in the shower. He gets out, gets dressed, and asks why I haven't cleaned up the mess I made yet, and does he have time to eat dinner before taking me to the ER?
I had second and third degree burns on my chest and belly, and didn't notice until the doctor said something about it, but I had blistered my feet, too! (I had been wearing flip flops
I went home with a bandaged chest and belly, a shot for pain and some extra pills, and instructions to see my regular doctor first thing in the morning. We walk in the front door, and DH says "after you clean up that mess you made, would you make some cornbread to go with the beans?" It's a miracle that he's still alive after the glare I gave him. But, I did clean up the mess (with the help of the dog) and made him some cornbread for his beans...that had to be reheated - but WITHOUT the lid on!