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I will never again . . . (Part 4)

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Snacking while cutting and cleaning carrots I shall never again bite down on a mouthful of grit.  Even if it is organic grit.

 

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Take a "quick: nap after a sleepless night while low simmering a small batch chicken stock...to be jolted awake by the scorched smell. Horrible thin walled pot is in the trash. Smell still lingering 15 hours later even with all  windows and doors open. Now to get  replacement - it was not mine. OOOH!

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2 hours ago, heidih said:

Take a "quick: nap after a sleepless night while low simmering a small batch chicken stock...to be jolted awake by the scorched smell. Horrible thin walled pot is in the trash. Smell still lingering 15 hours later even with all  windows and doors open. Now to get  replacement - it was not mine. OOOH!

 

Whose pot was it?

 

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Just now, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Whose pot was it?

 

 

Step mother (mother being a term and not a descriptor) If the pot is not spotless and shiny she goes off....I have about 6 weeks to figure it out before she shows up. The quarantines might hopefully extend that window.

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3 minutes ago, heidih said:

 

Step mother (mother being a term and not a descriptor) If the pot is not spotless and shiny she goes off....I have about 6 weeks to figure it out before she shows up. The quarantines might hopefully extend that window.

 

Before you give up, try PBW!

 

http://amzn.com/B0064O7XBA

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Before you give up, try PBW!

 

http://amzn.com/B0064O7XBA

 

 

 

Already in the trash bin and he comes tomorrow. I will keep that cleaner in mind for future. Thanks!

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I'd like to say I will never again do what I did last night, but although I know what happened, I don't know how or why it happened.

 

I cooked some linguine intending to have it with pesto, then decided to drain the pasta.

 

a) This was the first brainfart. I almost never drain long pasta through a sieve or colander. I lift it out with my trusty pasta-lifter-outer.

 

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pasta-lifter-outer

 

b) So, I lifted the pot up and moved it about 18 inches to the left where the sieve was ready over a bowl and poured the pasta and boiling water all over my leg!

 

It all happened so quicky, I really don't know what happened.

 

Boiling water everywhere, except in the bowl under the sieve. Pasta everywhere except in the sieve. Pain everywhere! Well, not really the latter. Just my right leg. It is cooked.

In the end I just went to bed feeling miserable and had no dinner! Today, I'm still finding bits of pasta all over the kitchen.

This is my leg today.



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4 hours ago, liuzhou said:

This is my leg today.

So very sorry this happened to you. I think the stress of the whole lock down etc., although we might like to think we are not stressed, is really affecting us in ways we had never imagined. I used to take my many medications automatically without a thought. But suddenly I can’t remember if I took them or if I didn’t. So now it’s become a whole ritual of setting aside time to fully concentrate on this one simple task until it is completed and then writing down that I did it. I’m just saying this because I don’t think our brains are operating at full capacity and you have been under stress for much much longer. Anyway I wish you quick healing of your leg and a decent meal very soon. 

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2 hours ago, Anna N said:

So very sorry this happened to you. I think the stress of the whole lock down etc., although we might like to think we are not stressed, is really affecting us in ways we had never imagined. I used to take my many medications automatically without a thought. But suddenly I can’t remember if I took them or if I didn’t. So now it’s become a whole ritual of setting aside time to fully concentrate on this one simple task until it is completed and then writing down that I did it. I’m just saying this because I don’t think our brains are operating at full capacity and you have been under stress for much much longer. Anyway I wish you quick healing of your leg and a decent meal very soon. 

 

 

Thanks @Anna N

 

I've been living under this for over 2 months now so, although it is lightening up, it's been a long strange trip!

In about half an hour, I'm going to attempt to  cook my planned meal again. Without the drama this time.

 


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@liuzhou  Ouch!  That looks painful.  I hope it heals soon.

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Owwwww! That hurts just to look at it. 

 

I have not maimed myself recently. I'm probably due.

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I so empathize with you.    I hope you put something cooking on it before bed.    Your comment about not understanding the cause is very familiar.    "How did it happen?"   The split second error that is not discernible.   

 

i  bring the boiling pot to the sink, about4 feet away, and pour through a large drainer.   The only possible error is when I miss and pour the whole contents down the garbage disposal.    -> salad for dinner.

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11 minutes ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

I hope you put something cooking on it before bed.   

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I hope he didn’t. That would hurt!

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Ouch @liuzhou My last boiling water incident was one Easter boiling the eggs. I was in the midst of 9 months of radial nerve palsy and dumped the water on my stomach. I did  not lose skin but it took time to become less sensitive. Before that it was steam as a teen. Boiling carrots, pushed lid back a fraction and tried to dump out the water without the carrots landing in the sink. Matching wrist burns. It took forever to heal. I did get lots of sympathetic looks as folks thought I'd slit my wrists! 


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1 hour ago, Anna N said:

I hope he didn’t. That would hurt!

Danged typo!   

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I shall never again carefully transpose a dry-measure cookie recipe to milligrams and then inadvertently add only half the sugar.

 

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46 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I will never again...

 

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Ooops!

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1 hour ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I will never again...

 

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'Florida panhandle had a growth spurt

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Posted (edited)

It looks like Florida tried to suck up parts of Alabama and Georgia. 

 

whoa, Heidi we are of one mind. I"m only seconds behind you.


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