Good evening. I didn't have a card ready to share today, and I wanted to welcome a new follower, Irene.. I think this is the proper link to Irene's wonderful blog: ttp://alloccasionscards.blogspot.com/. Please take time to pay a visit to this lovely blogger.
We started getting light snow flurries in Upstate South Carolina about 1:30pm. It's been floating down all afternoon and DH challenged me to go outside to take some pictures. Our deck is beginning to be covered with white, so I stepped very gingerly. Now, I know my buddies up in the Northeast & Midwest are gonna say "That's nothing". True, but in our area This Is A Big Hairy Deal! Thought I'd share some event pictures with you. Also a little adventure that I had on Saturday. Pics first:
| Back deck|
Now my adventure: Saturday night there was just a small bit of some chicken fajita mixture left - too much to toss, but not enough to bother storing. Decided to heat up in the microwave and nibble. Intended power setting was at 90% power, 1.5 minutes. Got on the pc, where I was returning visits & commenting. Became engrossed in all the lovely work I was enjoying at the blogs, when suddenly the smell of burning. Evidently I had set the timer for 15 minutes instead of the intended 1.5, and burned up the food; blackened a Blue & White corning ware ceramic pots that is older than our kid. Interior of the microwave was all brown & stained, not to mention a terrible burn smell. Left a cup of baking soda in it overnight, but next morning was still pretty awful. I couldn't stand the odor long enough to try to clean it, so out on the back porch it went. A Costco trip replaced it. The workman who had been doing some cement by the shed took it. We asked if he wanted it, that we thought it could be cleaned, but if he didn't - it was going to the dump. It worked just fine, but I couldn't stand the burnt smell. The oven is placed in an open cupboard built to house it, and the inside of that was all brown & stained as well - from the smoke escaping around the microwave. DH has been putting a Kilz paint product on the cupboard walls after he washed off what stain he could, then adding coats of paint. The burnt smell is _nearly_ gone, but the paint smell - although low odor - is still with us. The new microwave is setting on the counter, and in the way of everything I try to do! Kinda scary when you do Dingbat things.
Now to a happier note: Yesterday this lovely brass easel for holding cards arrived from the lovely Miss Pixie (Diane) at the Snippet Playground. Mr. RG selected my number, and WOW was I one happy Elf! Thanks Miz Pixie. I LUV IT! Took a picture of the sweet little card enclosed, but it turned out blurry. DH has invited relatives for the chili I've got cooking, so gotta run & finish some mayo slaw & Texas Toast.. Great meal for a chilly evening. I was hurrying to get the pics made & posted, because of c'mp'ny comin' for supper. I had to get my photo gear off the table so we could get ready to eat.
That's it for this evening. I'll be MIA for a few days, as I have some card commitments due. I may manage to get something finish to post - but if not, Warm hugs. Be safe if it's icey or slippery where you are. Thanks for your visit.