I accidentally typed, “My Evil Breast” and thankfully caught that almost immediately. Can you see the movie promo now? “Her cups runneth over… with eeevvviiillll…. Evil Breasts. The scariest ‘B’ movie you’ll ever see.”
Speaking of bees and my unfortunate typographical error…
What do you call ghost bees? Boo Bees!
OK, now that comedy moment is over (be sure to tip your waitress and try the chicken), my kitchen tried to very nearly kill me today. My stove went renegade, flashed an F1 error at me, and then proceeded to attempt to scorch my bacon. I know, right?
Thankfully, I pulled the bacon out in time, but I could not get the stove to shut off regardless what I tried. As it beeped and booped and continued to catch things inside on fire, I was googling to find out what I was supposed to do next. I was ultimately without power for an hour, because I couldn’t figure out which circuit switch to flip to cool the oven down enough to unplug it from the wall. Anyway, the stove is now unplugged and pulled away from the wall, but I’m not pleased at all. At least the house is still here! And I was able to clean behind the stove.
And I have a chain saw. Yes, oven, if you are reading this, I do know where Maynard is, and his blades have been sharpened. Remember that.
As an aside, my friend Brad casually asked me about my fire extinguisher. I say, why ruin the bacon?
Update: It turns out that there’s something wrong with the oven that made it malfunction (okay, so overstating the obvious is a my gift to you), so I might have to go and buy another stove if we can’t figure this out. I hope not. As much as I would love to have a new (read: not malfunctioning) stove, I don’t have the wherewithal to shop appliances right now. Toaster oven, anyone?
The irony of this situation is I had forgotten that the door handle of the oven KEPT FALLING OFF (it’s amazing what selective memory can accomplish). Kelle reminded me. Thank you, Kelle.
Now on to how I’ve been doing with our Mid-Year Challenge… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.
I ate this:
Breakfast: Nothing. Taco Star was so filling yesterday, I am still full. Insane, but it’s a ton of food. I should weigh my nachos the next time I order…
Lunch: Cottage cheese, olives, sunflower seeds and shredded Parmesan Cheesee
Dinner: Red Robin Southwest Chicken Salad (Well, most of it anyway). It had more carbs than I suspected, but it’s fine. I’ll just be especially not-silly the rest of the week.
Exercise: Running in and out of the house finding the right circuit breakers to shut the stove down. It was like HAL. Evil oven with brains that wanted to eat my face. And burn my bacon.
Notes: I need to clean behind my oven more often.
What I learned:
I am so motivated by the last few weeks of our weight loss challenge that I didn’t even consider all of the amazing things that have changed for me with the 50 pounds I’ve lost. I ran up and down the stairs several times to shutdown the oven breaker. I spent the next 30 minutes cleaning the sides and back of the stove (and the floor behind it). I am still cooking four different meals today for more savory recipes to share with you. I even have the energy to go to a crowded building for a holiday music concert (I don’t like crowds), and I will maybe even be more comfortable in the seat. I ran in and outside several times with the camera to photograph some recipes I’m working through.
All of those things, and in circumstances that would typically have me so overwhelmed, I wouldn’t be able to function in the past.
Little things used to make me really anxious. Today I am a warrior! I’m like, “Come at me bro.”