Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dangerously distracted...

Like many homes these days, ours is a busy place. There are times (yesterday being one of them) when I'm tempted to pack a bag, climb out a window, and go to a hotel for a few nights.
(I figure I'd have to use a window cause both doors are so busy with people coming and going, I'd never get to my car without someone seeing me and catching on.) Once there, I'd order room service, watch a movie that isn't animated, and get completely blissed out from all the silence...

Getting to the point, I've been working crazy hours for the last two months, as has my husband (when he isn't traveling), and to top it off, everyone in the family (other than me) has a birthday in Oct or Nov. Envision Halloween three weeks ago (yes, we truly did get 249 kids) followed by balloons, screaming kids, and migraines from birthday parties.

Taking all that into consideration, I had a blond moment last night. I decided to make dinner and pulled out our fancy-dancy electric wok. Yawning, I set it on the stove. I dumped some oil in, cut up chicken and veggies, turned on the burner... and walked away to answer the doorbell.

Moments later, while fishing through my wallet for money to buy chocolate covered almonds none of us will ever eat from a cute six-year-old, my son tugged on my arm and asked if the wok was supposed to be smoking like that.

Note to self: an electric wok probably won't be covered under warranty when melted on a gas stove.

I hope all you folks in the U.S. have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

16 comments:

Ramona said...

Ouch, that woulda been a big mess now wouldn't it?!

I'm still thinking about all those halloweeners!

ORION said...

oh yeah...
See now this is why I never cook...

Heidi the Hick said...

Um...I did that once with an electric kettle...

Adam said...

And this is how come I mostly eat out. No need for the wok or the warranty!

Zany Mom said...

Feet up, wine in hand, and munch on those chocolate covered almonds!!

And I can't cook, either...

wordman17 said...

Ha! Ha! Yer hot!
In a stove-sort-of-way.
Guess you missed dinner, huh?

Victoria said...

This is a good example
of why one must have lots of
house insurance to cover days when we're distracted!!

Very funny!

Karen said...

LOL, way too funny!

Janet said...

Gee, I wish I could laugh really hard and say, "I've never done anything like that." Well, not exactly like that, but close enough.

You've got to put that incident in a book somewhere.

Wendy Roberts said...

Like Heidi, I did that once with an electric kettle. Maybe I have blonde roots LOL

Katie Alender said...

Ack! Poor Holly! Poor wok!

Melissa Marsh said...

Hahahaha!
I'm not the cook in my family - my husband is. This is indeed a good thing! ;-)

Holly Kennedy said...

Ramona -- it was a big mess, but what can you do, huh?

Orion - I wish I didn't HAVE to cook, trust me.

Heidi -- Whew! Good to hear I'm not alone in my stupidity.

Adam -- Lucky you. I couldn't afford to eat all with my kids all the time. Way to costly for a family vs. a single person. Lucky lucky you, though.

Holly Kennedy said...

Zany -- I was tempted to crawl straight into a bottle of wine that night, forget the glass.

Wordman17 -- Nope, dinner did get made. Can't starve my children and all that yah know?!

Victoria -- I shiver when I think what might have happened. And thank God we are insured!

Holly Kennedy said...

Janet -- If I put half of the stuff that happens in this house into one of my novels, no one would believe it, I'm sure.

Wendy -- No! I really think this is a writer's affliction of some sort, don't you think?

Katie -- it had a good life, though!

Melissa -- mine does the dishes all the time, but he doesn't like to cook (groan)

Kim Stagliano said...

Uh oh! Wok a mess! Glad the house didn't burn down. Happy American TG!