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Note To Self~ #2

I’m beginning to think that Note To Self needs to be a regular feature of Broken Cookies Don’t Count.  You’d think that as a grown up person, I wouldn’t have to be learning all of these lessons this late in the game. Well, unfortunately that is not the case.

Sunday did not turn into the project fest I had hoped for.  We did get a little Christmas shopping done which was a good thing, though not my intention for the day. 

It was a mostly sunny day outside so a ride was nice, but I do not like shopping Anywhere in the middle of the day.  I’m an early morning shopper.  When I was still working, I would hit the stores around dinner time…far fewer shoppers then.  So just too many people in the Target and in the parking lot.

When we had finished our excursion, Ralph suggested Chinese food so Ele and I said Yes.

Lunch was lovely and I’m saving those photos for What I Ate Wednesday.  Sadly, there is one photo that won’t be making it to What I Ate Wednesday and that is the reason for today’s Note to Self.

Do NOT delete photos from your camera when you’re in a conversation and distracted by what’s going on around you!!! There was a great shot of one of my dinners from last week that I wanted to use for WIAW.  You know how I’m always bemoaning the fact that my food all looks alike, not very colorful.  This was a good one.  I was trying to delete ones I had already used, but wasn’t paying close enough attention so…Bye, Bye dinner photo. 😦

So even though Sunday wasn’t my favorite day, lunch was delicious and I did get to see the Good Wife without falling asleep and I can share a photo (not mine) that just cracks me up.

Black Kitty in top hat.

I’m thinking of getting into Steam Punk and I think this is a good place to start!

Note to Self~ Get a Top Hat…

Happy Monday!!


Note To Self~

I’m a basically intelligent person.  I can see what’s going on around me and I can usually figure out a way to make most things work.

It seems however that lately, if I’m not paying close attention, I can really screw up!

This morning, Ralph was up when I didn’t expect he would be.  I had allowed him plenty of time to do his breakfast routine before I decided to have mine.  I knew what my breakfast would be.  I had diligently prepared my OOIAJ (overnight oats in a jar) last night.  I was looking forward to it since I got up at 5am.  I’m not really interested in breakfast at that time which I probably should change after today.

I like my OOIAJ warmed.  I know it’s not how it was intended to be eaten, but that’s how I like it.  I give it a minute and 30 seconds which is usually perfect.  I put it in the microwave.

Ralph and I were milling about the kitchen chatting about various things.  I suddenly realized there was an out of the ordinary sound coming from the microwave.  I leaned down to look inside and saw sparks!  Without mentioning it to Ralph, I quickly turned it off. 

Note to self:  Be sure to remove ALL of the metallic inner seal from the peanut butter jar Before you put it in the microwave.

Here is the proof-

Notice the little black crusty places around the edge?  The one on the right is actually plastic that burned away.  Thank goodness I realized this was happening.

The good news is…the OOIAJ tasted delicious!  It’s always very satisfying.  I think it’s the protein in the peanut butter that does that.  Perhaps I should add it to oatmeal when it’s not in the jar. 

At least I have enough sense NOT to use dishes in the microwave with any kind of metal on it!

Back to work on my sorting and packing!!

Happy Friday! Don’t set anything on fire!