Sunday Confessional The End of DST 2010 Edition

Heather says:

The Sunday Confessional here at Home Ec 101 is a chance to quit hiding our imperfections. No one is perfect, no matter what the media wants us to believe. I have a few this week.

I went to bed early last night, determined to catch up on sleep. Yes, I know you can’t actually catch up, but I’ve been running on too little for a few weeks now. I completely forgot about setting the clocks back until I noticed people fussing on Twitter this morning.

Nice. Actually, it was REALLY nice.

I completely forgot to do Retro Saturday. Oops. Also, I didn’t even think about it until I was halfway through this post.

If you didn’t change your smoke alarm batteries in October, please do so today. Or you can spend the next few weeks wandering from room to room trying to figure out which one is chirping every so often. -This is not the recommended method.-

Did you know you’re supposed to vacuum smoke alarms monthly?

Did you know that smoke alarms are happy hiding places for small spiders?

Did you know that spiders can set off smoke alarms?

Yeah, I missed the small print on the underside of our smoke alarms, too.

Finally, there is a giant stock pot of potato salad in my garage refrigerator that is going to be thrown out. I was told to make enough potato salad for 60 people. Just as an FYI if you’re ever asked to bring potato salad for sixty, that’s tripling the potato salad recipe) It was pretty chilly so turnout was light and most of the people at the event were kids, who as a rule don’t touch potato salad. So two-thirds of it was left untouched. I like potato salad, but there is no way I’m going to eat twelve pounds of it over the next few days. Someone help me not feel guilty.

How about you? What do you have to get off your chest?


  1. mrzfitz on November 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I'm missing something here — what does the DST stand for in the title?

    • Lucy on November 8, 2010 at 11:04 am

      Daylight Savings Time

  2. Ashley on November 8, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Ugh confessions…there is a stack of dishes in sink that need to be washed, clean dishes to put away, and laundry for me and the boyfriend to be done. I have a doctors appointment on Friday which I'm totally dreading.

    One more confession…I love potato salad and probably would've eaten all 12 pounds!

  3. Melinda on November 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Let's see…. I just almost forgot to change the clocks last night, but since I woke up hacking and coughing, it didn't matter anyway.

    I am very thankful that we don't have our small group Bible study tonight, because I really didn't want to clean my house this week. I have to do it for next week, but that's next week.

    I also have to clean my kitchen before I cook supper, and I really… don't want to.

    Okay, that's all I have to confess today. I'll be back next week.

  4. Princess Leia on November 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    So we moved into a new-to-us house at the beginning of Oct. When my in-laws visited for the first time a few weeks later, my FIL mentioned that we didn't have any smoke detectors. I mentioned this fact to hubs who said "we have to have smoke detectors or we couldn't have qualified for our FHA mortgage." So I blew it off, assumed hubs knew the house better than FIL, and didn't bother looking for myself (or, you know, paying attention at all). Then hubs went to check the smoke detectors to find out what size batteries he needed to buy to replace today – only to find out that we only have one in the basement and it doesn't work.

    So instead of buying batteries to put into our smoke detectors, hubs bought smoke detectors. They're not all installed yet, but they're at least all in the house and ready to be installed this week.

    In our defense, the house is almost 100 yrs old, and the previous owners took out everything that was mobile and not written into the contract to convey. We were left a single light bulb in each fixture (each uses 3-4 bulbs – and they made sure to leave only conventional bulbs, taking all of the CFLs with them), and not even a half roll of toilet paper. Maybe they took the smoke detectors too.

  5. @JayMonster on November 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I must confess… I don't hate Daylight Saving Time, and worse, I just don't get what makes everybody whine so much about it. I can understand people being a bit sad about losing an hours sleep (of course, a person COULD go to bed a bit earlier the night before), but when the clocks go back? Really? How does that screw up a persons day?

  6. HeatherSolos on November 7, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Thankfully the potato salad is being re-homed. Yay for Twitter. (I was very careful and kept the potato salad in a tub of ice at the event.)

  7. Joyce on November 7, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Throw the potato salad away with no qualms and remember the next time when someone tells you to make enough for 60 to cut the quantity down if you know a lot of the attendees will be kids who won't eat potato salad.

  8. Carol Shive Mirek on November 7, 2010 at 10:13 am

    I never knew that about vacuuming smoke detectors, but then I try to avoid looking up because then I see the globes on the lights that need to be taken down and washed.

    I send my husband an older son to church each week without me. And I really don't feel guilty about it. The fact that I don't feel guilty about it makes me feel guilty. LOL Did you follow that??

    • HeatherSolos on November 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

      Light globes + dishwasher = miserable chore less miserable. 🙂

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