Thursday, October 25, 2007

Strange Things, A Wiser Grace, Happy Girl

Hey everyone! Well, you all guessed it... it's a piece of pizza. As for where I found it? Under Smart Guy and I's bed. Yah, you read that right, under our bed. Why? Who knows. I have some theories, but the world may never know how a piece of pizza ended up under our bed. It was totally dehydrated and hard as a rock!

I have a scarey story to share with everyone. This has made me a wiser woman. Yesterday morning we planned to all get up and have breakfast with Inkling before the boys left for school. I got up at 7:00, took the cookie sheets and 9X13 Pyrex dish out out of the oven, placed them on the back left burner, turned the oven on to preheat for the bacon, and then crawled back into bed until 7:30. At 7:30, I got up, went into the kitchen, and began mixing my pancake batter. While I mixed it, I put the pan on to preheat. I turned away from the stovetop to measure something on the other side of the kitchen, six feet away or so, and 30 seconds later heard an incredible explosion. I turned just in time to have a sliver of glass cut my leg and see purple Pyrex glass slivered ALL OVER my stove, the counters, and the floor. My heart was racing and blood was dripping down my leg from the 1/4 inch cut from the flying glass. Apparently when I turned on the burner to preheat the pancake pan, I turned on the burner under the Pyrex dish. Ya know how they say "not for stovetop use" on the bottoms of those? They mean it. Talk about an adrenaline rush! I was shaking for an hour after it happened. Ruby called to talk to Inkling a couple hours after it happened and I was still on an adrenaline high. When I first saw all the glass slivers, I was a little overwhelmed. I thought "How am I gonna get this all cleaned up?" But I did and so far I'm the only one that has gotten cut. I have two cuts on my right hand from cleaning up. Inkling and I made sure the kids wore their shoes in the kitchen yesterday because we kept finding slivers and big chunks of glass all over the place. This morning when Bee pulled the bench out from the table for breakfast, there was a 1 1/2 inch long sliver on the bench where Prophet ate breakfast and dinner yesterday. How he didn't slice his little bahooney is beyond me. The lesson I learned..... Don't use the stove before you're fully awake in the morning. All I can think about is "What if I hadn't walked away from the stove and that glass had sprayed up in my face?".

My mom is gonna get here tomorrow. She'll be here for over a week, then my dad's coming out next Friday thru Sunday and then they'll go home together. I can't wait for her to be here for a long time. I love having her in my home. I can't wait to show her around town some more. They were here less than 48 hours when they visited in August, so we didn't get to show them much. Smart Guy is in Indi tonight at an Emerging Church cohort he was part of when we lived in Indiana. They were having Doug Pagit speak, and his friends invited him to come back and for it. So he drove over this afternoon, and then in the morning Dad is driving Mom to Indi and Smart Guy will pick her up and drive her here. So, how many of your hubbies would volunteer to ride in the car with their mother-in-law for five hours? Yep, I didn't ask, he volunteered when he realized when we was gonna be there! Great guy isn't he!!!

Tomorrow's gonna be one of those days that wear me out! I have to walk the boys to school at 8:40 (at least it's not 7:40), then come home and try to get some stuff done around here before I leave at 10:00 to drop Bee off with a friend so I can go to the Community center at 10:30 for my training to start delivering with Meals on Wheels. (she said the people love to have little ones come to the door to deliver and especially love pictures that are drawn for them, but this first time needs to be childless), then I have to go home for an hour or so to hopefully get a little more done before Mom and Smart Guy get in, and then go to the boys' school for their "Fall Parties", (yah, whatever, just call it a Halloween party for cryin' out loud, who cares)with juice and M&M's in tow, and run back and forth between their classrooms the entire 45 minutes I'm there, and then run out to pick Bee up from school at 3:00, and then back into town to get the boys from school at 3:30. Around that time, Smart Guy and Mom should be pulling in and I should be able to sit down and rest and visit for awhile.

As tired as I'll be, I love days like that on occasion during the holidays. Yes, I consider the holiday season to be in full swing at this point of the year. Halloween starts it and New Years stops it! I love the last 10 weeks or so of the year!! I'm a happy girl! Of course, this year, I have to go buy a new 9X13 Pyrex casserole dish so I'll have enough dishes to cook the holidays away!! Oh well, at least I still have my eyeballs!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Exploding Pyrex? Doing my trick are ya? Hope you're still not finding glass all over.