Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Fragments– Welcome to North Dakota

The weekend.  Yep.  Fragments.  Yep.  Visit Mrs. 4444’s Half Past Kissing Time? Oh, yah, fur shur!!!

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  • My eBFF Leanna came to visit with her fancy new van.  I told her to pack “warm” since it would only be in the 70’s and that’s a big change from Oklahoma.  She still ended up borrowing a sweatshirt while we sat outside.  I say we’re just spoiled with “nice” weather.
  • So, did I mention Leanna came to visit? Right.  So, did I bother to take ONE SINGLE PICTURE OF US????????????? NO!!!!  Seriously, WTF?
  • I did however, manage to get a shot of the locksmith who had to come on Labor Day morning and unlock her new van when all the keys got trapped inside (um, engine running).image
  • We played softball.  Only all we could find was a kickball.  It worked.
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  • I made the kids clean up the dog poop before we started.  Apparently dog poop is best cleaned up with a clothes pin on your nose.

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  • We cooked on the giant wok/ trash can grill.  It was awesome!

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  • My neighbors brought over a turtle they found in their yard.  He was later that day set free.  The kids really like him!
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  •  Interesting story of the week: My husband is always making fun of my cooking abilities.  The fact that I have none, which I fully acknowledge.  However, I can follow a recipe and so last night I volunteered to make Tuna Croquettes ( a la Alton Brown) like I’ve done before, while he finished his homework.  I set a pan of shallow oil on the stove to heat before I put in the finished croquettes.  While my back was turned I heard a “whoosh” and I looked to see huge flames leaping from the pan of oil.  I quickly covered the pan and took it outside.  The kitchen had filled with choking smoke, all the time the smoke alarm never made a sound (note for today: BUY BATTERIES!!).  I had to open all the windows and set a fan at the door to get rid of all the bad air.  It still smells like burnt oil down stairs.  Not to be daunted, I started some new oil and finished the tasty food.  I told my husband he’d better start cooking again before I burn down the entire house.

4 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Cooking with oil is scary!!

won said...

Oh my goodness! Oil fires scare the daylights out of me. I'm impressed you kept your calm, and glad no harm came.

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brainella said...

Holy cow! Good job on the fire extinguishing. And then you persevered and finished the job -- I would have ordered in. :)

And the clothes pin picture is a hoot!