Sunday Confessional

Heather says:

I may be scarce for the next couple weeks.  The summer of insanity will conclude with the grand finale of myself and four children* driving to Minnesota.  Mr. Heather will be joining us later.  I’ve been busy this past week putting together final details: house sitters, dog sitters, holding the mail, all the fun details that make me wish my only role was whining and saying “Are we there yet?”

Oh yes, it’s confession time? No matter what a sleep addled brain may insist, even if the previously unopened reserve gallon of milk is sour, never ever latch onto the false hope that vanilla yogurt could possibly serve as coffee whitening substitute.  It was only the faintest of hope, but it was soundly dashed with the first sip.

So what you have done through carelessnes or a misguided attempt to create a solution?

*Oh and three of the kids are under five.


  1. Kara on August 12, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Next time, try a small scoop of ice cream in your coffee! It’s delicious. 🙂

  2. Brenda on August 11, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Happy trails, Heather! I hope your trip to Minnesota is enjoyable & relatively uneventful. You must be visiting Mr. Heather’s family, am I right? You don’t say which part of our state you are headed to…..while you’re here, you may even be able to hit the State Fair. That’d be a good time! Whatever, enjoy!


  3. candice on August 11, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Haha. I did the mashed potatoes in the blender thing once. You’re right…it doesn’t work!

    Although I know I’ve messed up food, I can’t really think of one. I have grabbed a metal handle that was sitting over a flame on a gas eye. Grabbed the whole pot and picked it up before the pain hit. I almost died, it hurt so bad!

  4. Amanda on August 11, 2008 at 8:21 am

    I was trying to make mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving one year. Couldn’t find the beaters for the hand mixer and so decided to try making them in the blender. Mashed potatoes were not meant to be made in the blender. It was more like potato soup!

  5. Alice on August 11, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Oops, I actually read the posts and realized that I’m off topic.. hoping ya’ll don’t mind. 🙂 I think it can be filed under carelessness.

  6. Alice on August 11, 2008 at 6:51 am

    The 9th was my sweet, bike w/pedals riding, guitar playing 2 year old birthday. Enough bragging.

    There was almost a riot between 2 not so well adjusted families, and unfortunately me too, I just about cracked from the pressure. It was pouring rain so half the people didn’t come, ones who did complained as if they don’t live in the pac northwest, a few went so far as to criticizing my parenting and calling us bad people for not showing up to a shindig for the boyfriend’s parents *uninvited* (after a scuffle between us all about them assuming it was okay to take my toddler camping w.out even asking me) but she told us *~I~ told M to call his dad, he didn’t and you suck*?

    I said some choice words, got defensive, wrapped up the party. Kid had a blast, thank god. Sent a couple of sorry – I’m PMS’ing – stressed out emails just to keep the peace, crossing my fingers behind my back..

    Whew.. oops. This got long!

  7. Rebecca on August 11, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Accidental substitution as a result of not having labelled the spice bags from the bulk store (and clearly lacking in mental function that day): used garlic powder instead of cream of tartar in a lemon cake.

    ’nuff said.

  8. Mom of three on August 10, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Decided once to make Mac and Cheese while I was at work in the crock pot. Set on low and went off to work. It was perfectly done by dinner time, and so I put in the milk and cheese and set it on the table. Well, apparently mac and cheese was NOT meant to be slow cooked, because though it looked perfect, it tasted horrible. Think wall paper paste with cheese.

  9. Sheri on August 10, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Quick oats for rolled ones in homemade granola–blech!

  10. Teresa on August 10, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    No matter how good of an idea you think it is, you can’t presoak ramen and then nuke it for breakfast the next day.

  11. Kara on August 10, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    LOL, that reminds me of the time I substituted a little olive oil in my mac n cheese because I was out of butter. That was the most disgusting mac n cheese ever!

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