Exiled to the garden shed, I sit there glumly.
Safety first, affix safety goggles. I consider using gardening gloves, but that might be going too far. Anyway, you should never handle heavy machinery in gloves, the risk of the tool slipping out of your hands and going flying off- no. I need a firm grip on the garden shears.
Propping my feet up, I take a deep breath and start the initial cut.
A sharp sting on my left cheek. Good job I was wearing goggles. Could have taken an eye out with that toe nail clipping.