To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

All At Once

Never ever forget that you are melting butter on the stove because you hate the way it pops all over the microwave.
Because after butter turns black...and burnt butter stinks really really bad...and it will get smoky...which will cause the house alarm to go off...and the loud noise will confuse the sleepy toddler...that you are battling (and losing) the fight to set up a play pen for...and then you will have to call your husband who is in a lunch meeting to ask him how to turn off the loud alarm...only the best either one of you can come up with is to keep pushing buttons until it stops...and all the while your son keeps yelling above the racket wondering how long he has to swing the front door back and forth to create a breeze to clear out the smoke.
Have you noticed things can go bad all at once?
But all is quiet now...I defeated and vanquished the playpen for the sleepy toddler who is now blissfully visiting dreamland...the door is propped open with an old candle holder (way better than the redneck doorstop {a can of baked beans}and the burnt butter is all cleaned up off the stove. I'm not sure the towel I used to clean it up with will survive and the smell is lingering but hey!
It could be worse.



Nonners said...

Yeah. :] It could be worse.

Amanda said...

Yes, it could most definitely be worse.

And, in the future just knock the smoke alarm down w/ a broom. Works like a charm!

Marty said...

It really could have been worse and it was over pretty quickly but it was a tough minute :-)
Amanda, I would have been happy to whack it with a broom but it was the house alarm and not just a smoke detector...good thing I've already disabled those in previous incidents, though, huh? Or that would really have been a mess!

Anonymous said...

I burn things in the microwave all the time. So neither stove nor microwave is safe! lol