Thursday, February 6, 2014

First Snow and Things You Should Not Try

If I hadn't been sitting by the window, I probably wouldn't have known it snowed. It spit ice flakes for a while, and then big, fluffy flakes began falling. So I put on my coat and grabbed my camera. By the time I found a background dark enough for the flakes to show, they were small and sparse again. So goes our typical snow.



I've also put a list together of things I have done this week that you should not try.

1. Remember the dry erase place card boards I made? The paint I used was an interior eggshell latex. After applying the five coats of Mod Podge, I noticed it was yellowing in places. I consulted Amy at Mod Podge Rocks and she said she had heard others tell of that happening and said to only use acrylic paint. My Hubby in-house paint consultant is out at the moment, but when he returns, I'll let you know what he says about latex/acrylic paint. The yellowing isn't bad, and over the past few days, it is evening out so it looks intentional, but still not what I wanted.

2. Don't substitute swiss cheese for American cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich. It's a bit on the tasteless side.

3. When grilling a cheese sandwich with your last piece of American cheese, don't scoop up the sandwich with your spatula and raise it over your head to see if it is browned on the bottom. I'm sure the surgeon general would concur that the five second rule doesn't apply to grilled cheese sandwiches. And after you throw it away, you're stuck eating a grilled swiss cheese sandwich.

4. Don't try to install a ceiling fan by yourself if it takes both hands to hold said fan up to the ceiling, unless of course, you need an upper body workout. In that case, lift it nine more times and you've done a rep.

I'm sure I've done other stupid things this week, but these are the only ones that come to mind. What are the don't-do-this things you'd like to share?

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15 comments:

Lena said...

Installing a ceiling fan is a pain even for two. You definitely shouldn't do it alone :)

Kate said...

I've had a few of those weeks. My "don't do this thing" has to do with the swim meet last weekend. Drama Teen was at Science Fair as was My Guy, but we still had to provide a cooler with bottled water for the coaches. I thought I was smart. I put the cooler in the jeep, but didn't fill it till I got it to the pool. Then filled it after I unloaded it. What I didn't count on was that they put more ice in it just before I had to load it up after the meet. Talk about almost throwing your back out!

Nancy said...

Ceiling fans intimidate me. Actually anything involving electricity intimidates me.

averyclaire.org said...

I think your blog is very amusing and interesting! We have ALL had those days! They are no fun! Hope you have a BLESSED day today.

Marti said...

Hubby can put them up by himself, but then, one of his hands is the size of both of mine. Even after I said not to do this, I tried again and got it up. I have no patience and wanted it done. But really, I should have waited. Well, really, I shouldn't have taken it down in the first place. But taking it down was easy.

Marti said...

Ouch! And also too bad you had to go to the swim meet when DT wasn't even there. I had forgotten about being the "drink mom" at soccer games, but that wasn't as bad as hauling the huge banner around. *shiver* I hope you don't have any long term pain from that. Usually hits the next morning for me.

Marti said...

It used to intimidate me, but when Hubby didn't step in when I first wanted the electric outlets changed out (previous owner had gotten paint all over them), I decided to do it myself and found it wasn't that difficult or scary. I wouldn't attempt to do any real wiring, but I've taken down and put up a lot of light fixtures.

Marti said...

Thank you! And thank you for visiting my blog too. Seems like I have more than my share of those days.

Jen Ham said...

So funny Marti! You made my night! xoxo Jen

Marti said...

;)

toniaconner said...

guess my week was better than I thought.

Marti said...

LOL, well, it wasn't that bad. At least I got to eat something.

Tisha Dolton said...

My mother had the "don't do this" of the past week. Don't shovel the driveway after you refused to let the neighbor put down dirt the night before. Also, don't shovel the driveway until you check with family members to see if they are going in to work or not. Maybe she wouldn't have broken her ankle. Ah, well. Live & learn.

I love your blog. Love that you keep up the humor.

Marti said...

That is the biggest don't-try-this of all. I hope she is feeling better.

Arty Tea said...

Now I just had to laugh at this, because I made a grilled cheese with swiss just last night...mixed it with the last piece of cheddar. Dip it in a bowl of tomato soup, and it's not bad! Have a great week! Aloha