So years ago, heck I was in highschool so it was eons ago. I was cooking supper one night and caught some grease on fire in a pan on the stove, I tried throwing corn starch or baking soda or whatever on it, but that did not work, and I was afraid to put the lid on and burn myself. Well I panicked and carried the burning pan over to the outside door, and then I freaked and dropped the pan and went outside and screamed and screamed.
My Dad came to see what was going on and I was like in shock or scared but I just remember holding the door handle for dear life, I don’t know if I was crying or what, but anyway, the floor was burned and I think a cupboard, I don’t remember what all. The kitchen needed a little updating anyway.
So turn the clock ahead quite a few years and Jeff, Eric and I just moved into our new home in Queen Creek, and we got a new microwave with buttons that actually say things on it…like defrost, popcorn, potato, snake – oh wait not snake that was in that Snakes on a Plane movie, but anyway it does lots of neat things with just one push of a button. So we did not live here that long and I wanted to defrost some hotdog buns or something, so I put them in with some papertowels on them and hit defrost, now I guess I was thinking it would just magically know when the buns were defrosted…so I went outside. Jeff came running out the door who knows how long later, and I guess the papertowels had started to burn just a little bit, and the microwave had a bit of an orange tint on the inside, from hmmm…maybe some flames.
OK, so turn the clock ahead some more to when we went home a few months ago, and we were sitting around the kitchen table, and my Dad looks at Jeff and says “so did Diana ever tell you how she almost burned the kitchen down?” and of course, I had hoped to take that little story to my grave and uttered as much. Jeff looked at me and said “no, she didn’t” he thought that was so funny, and then he told them the whole microwave story…ha! ha! I am laughing on the inside.
So turn the clock ahead to TODAY! Now I can stamp in front of a crowd, but obviously I can’t cook in front of a crowd. So I was making my famous egg salad, and Angelese, Eric’s HAB lady were here and watching and helping. So after boiling the eggs, I put a pot holder on the counter so I could put the hot pan on it, so they could cook for the 17 minutes required. Well then you do some more steps but eventually you have to put the pot back on to boil, so I did that, and then all of a sudden smoke is pouring out around the pot and I was like what the heck? I picked it up and the stupid pot holder had stuck to the bottom of the pot and I did not know, and that sucker was smokin’ – now let me tell you there were no flames, the smoke alarms did not even go off, and no one was hurt. I just put it in the sink and let the rest of the little pieces burn off the burner. I was like “well Eric, Dad really doesn’t need to know about this”
So Jeff wasn’t home 15 minutes and Eric was like “Dad guess what Mum do?” this is how Eric talks…he has a speech delay, but he just sounds so cute when he is trying to tell a story, and this one had him so excited and laughing. So usually I will help him tell a story, he uses a lot of jesters when he talks, but not today, he had to do it all himself…he eventually showed Jeff an unburned pot holder and Jeff figured it out. I said it was not bad, and then Eric fished it out of the trash….
So we went to the Y-Not for supper, and as we are waiting for our dinner, Jeff was messing with his phone, and I never minded with him, but then he said to me – cause he wanted me paying attention to him “what is your Mum’s name?” and I am like “Linda” thinking he knows her name….then all of a sudden, he is like “Hi Linda, it’s Jeff” well he tells her the whole story and even with my deaf ears I can hear her laughing. Mum asks if there was any damage, and Jeff is like oh no a lot of smoke and a pot holder ruined. Well then my Dad comes in and Mum makes sure Jeff tells him too, he is laughing too, and even asks Jeff “did she run and hide in the shed?” and I was like I did not hide in the shed. So there, the whole story, now everyone knows..that is why I sell stamps, and not cooking stuff!
So then after Jeff got off the phone Eric and I were saying that we were smokin’ pot
holders earlier. I guess you had to be there.
So anyhow I worked on a swap card for Convention today, and it is very much like a card I did on here before, with just some different colors.
I am loving this little guy, and I have 25 monkeys and 100 banana’s to cut out….yikes! I mean the card would not be near as cute with just one banana would it?
After I color the banana’s I take my Itty Bitty Backgrounds and stamp some dots on the peelings, they look much more real this way.
I took this picture of Sammi today, (I tried to take her shiny eyes from the camera flash out of the picture) the last couple days she has not been feeling that good, she is getting pretty thin and is not seeing or hearing as good as she used to. She is 13 and starting to show her age. She has a vet appt when I get back from convention. She goes through these periods once in a while, and then she is fine for a while. It breaks my heart, but she is not crying or acting in pain so that is good, because Jeff and I both agreed that we won’t ever let her suffer. I just don’t want anything to be wrong with her, we have had her a long time, she is my little girl and I love her so much. She is the best dog in the whole wide world and has brought such joy to our family, I don’t want it to end. So as you look at her picture, think happy thoughts for her ok?
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