Since we didn't have any invites, we decided to take the kids to the movie.
But first, I must tell you about my mishaps.
I don't know if I'm losing my mind or just getting old, but I really blew it a couple of times today.
They both occurred on Newroz Eve.
I was intent on making pickles and had bought all the dill, jars, and garlic I would need, but I still needed the cucumbers.
I ate a quick breakfast, and then I took a jaunt outside to catch the vegetable truck just as it was unloading at my neighbors vegetable stand. I bought this for $3, and came back home.
I answered, "Yes," and he said, "Have you looked in the mirror today?"
I froze. I HAD looked in the mirror when I woke up, and I looked scary!
But I never thought about it again.
I was mortified. I had brought shame to my family :)
Needless to say, it would have been a good day to actually cover my head with a scarf!!
So...I washed the jars.
I put dill, garlic, and a hot pepper in each jar.
Tthen I took my jars over to the stove to put the boiling water, vinegar, salt mixture into the jars.
It was only THEN that I realized, I didn't have any cucumbers in the jars!
I was shocked. It wasn't there!!
For the first time ever, I had to actually slice all the cucumbers to go in the jars (I know. I'm spoiled, right?), so I figured I might as well use a brand new knife.
Now I have three new cuts on my hands to prove that the knife works really well.
Karis wanted alfredo for dinner, and you would have thought I had never cooked in Uganda using the metric system...
I got confused on the butter measurement. It said 1/2 cup butter, and I calculated how many grams were in a full cup of butter so I could half it. When I read 227grams, that's as far as my brain went, and I never halved it!
While I was wondering why my alfredo was so soupy, I went over and over the recipe until it hit me, and I felt so foolish. I had to end up doubling cream, parmesan cheese, and cream cheese. It was a huge, fattening mistake! Whose family needs a double recipe of alfredo on a Sunday night?
We interrupt this semi-regularly scheduled program to show you some marketing I found here in this country.
|TORNSFRAMERS anyone? (thank you, China)|
Read below for words.
"Will be crying and coughing sound, facial with light, moving head and hands"
"After 15 seconds, handing up and wanna sneeze. Repeat 3 times, Finish the process after 30 seconds without injection."
(Picture is of a child giving her baby an injection in the tush.) "When injection facial light fading, with happy laughter and movement, after 15 seconds automatic static."
I have no idea what any of that means, but enjoy!