Whatever goes around, comes around

I have been the head cook and bottle washer in this house for many a year. Then I found quilting. Many times we joked about not having supper cause mom’s quilting, or how do you know when supper’s ready? There’s smoke in the kitchen and the supper detector is beeping. OK so I’ve set a few suppers on fire and have sprinkles icing sugar on a few black cookies to trick people. Who hasn’t?  I’ve had three sons and a husband to raise, and they are a lippy bunch, let me tell you.


After  25 years my quilting obsession became my job, and I love it! My husband, Charlie, is semi retired and has decided to take up some of the house keeping chores, namely cooking and laundry. I am so lucky to do what I love all day and then come upstairs to a nice supper. Tonight, however, was just a little different.


Have you ever heard the saying, what goes around, comes around?  Well….


Tonight we were sitting in the living room having a visit before supper. Charlie jumps up from the couch and runs into the kitchen. Turns out the oven is on fire. HA! I mean….oh dear. Then he grabs a water sprayer to put it out. I’m thinking water + grease = NO WAIT, but I am too late. Luckily whatever was burning wasn’t full of grease and the water did the trick. Unfortunately the house filled with smoke, the dog ran to the front door and sat there whining and cursing his lack of opposable  thumbs, and, people, my time has come.


Yo Charlie! Supper must be ready cause something’s on fire. I can hear the supper alarm beeping. He doesn’t have an oven, he has a protein to carbon converter. Icing sugar will not fix this…… Ya that felt good.

 Seriously, Dianne shouldn’t try to pick on the IT guru. I can ALWAYS get the last word!  Supper was perfect despite the fire. Vigilance saved the day. No flavor changing or color disguises required.

What was burning? ??  10 year old food spills that had finally fallen down into the flame area. I guess I need to take over appliance cleaning too!  At least the water bombers were not circling like they do when Dianne bar-b-que’s.♠ :-P


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