Sunday, October 4, 2009

My Problems of Late..

Outside of my kitchen dilemma of last post, these are my latest issues. They are not earth shattering, or really of any importance or relevance. They are simply what I'm trying to deal with lately.

1. Our microwave broke. I've always been puzzled by those people who say, "We've never had a microwave, and never will". Well, good for you I say, in an admiring tone. But truth be told, I'm faking it. I don't know why they live like this, and certainly don't admire their lack of a speedy reheat. They are like people without tv's. Admirable?? I guess, after all tv is bunk. But I don't want to be one of these people. I have a busy life and a toddler. I haven't had a hot drink in two years. Can you live without yours?

2. It's that evil time of year when mini she-devils come at you from every corner. They attack. You are weak, unprepared for the assault. They guilt you with big eyes and glaring mother's lurking not far behind. And, of course, you are hungry, or worse.... Yes, you know what I'm saying - it's girl guide season. Sure, I could avoid shopping for groceries and alchohol, but my niece, whom I love, is a Brownie for the first time. So I have devoured two boxes in three days. I could vomit, but I don't. I try to order more. The worst part of this story is she is sold out. The even bigger worst part is that I had ordered a box for my friend, and now, I'm going to keep it and not share. She won't know. I'll say they were sold out. She doesn't even really like the mint melties. Is this wrong!

14 comments:

Jane said...

I think I must be pretty weird but I truly do not have a microwave and never have except for one short period in a rental house. And I have had two babies and not really missed it. its like anything you get used to what you have. I find it easy to defrost in our oven or on stovetop, can cook rice in a pot, steam vegetables over boiling water and fry bacon. What else do you need a microwave for? Oh popcorn I guess. Everytime I rent a holiday house with a microwave I put the relevant food into it in at the wrong heat and make it explode into every single crevice. And what about those radiowaves which poison you?(only joking)

Courtney said...

I'm with Jane - I never really learned microwave technique and so my food is always way too hot, it bursts, or not cooked at all. But for the last year, it has been packed away in a closet because we don't have the counter space for it. I miss it most of all for things like instant oatmeal. Also, girl scout cookies are addicting! Thank goodness they're only available once a year.

Pretty Neat Designs said...

Microwave - can't live without it. Girl Scout Cookies - I learned that I will eat the entire box of thin mints at one sitting, and if I can't be OK with that then I might as well not buy them. (I always buy them!)

Cathi said...

I use the microwave quite often,mainly to reheat and think it's a fabulous invention!

Girl Scout Cookies..yum! At our office every year my boss orders like 20 boxes and we always end up buying more....and I usually hide a box for myself....haha....

Happy Monday!

blondiensc said...

How does one live without a microwave, I don't understand that!! And, my husband LOVES intensly Girl scout cookies...and I got a chuckle out of how you described those sweet little she-devils! ha! happy Monday~

mise said...

That's tough going. I use the microwave to make cheat's roasted peppers (delicious). I don't like mad beepy ones with digital panels but a clunky simple microwave is a kitchen must.

And as for the cookies, here's the rationale you need: every one you eat saves Lily from eating it, and they're not particularly good for her. It's a mother's duty.

Flower Design Jane said...

I love my microwave, I also love anything sweet and delicious, lifes about enjoying the things you love

Pinecone Camp said...

They tend to shred the roof of my mouth, like Cap'n Crunch....but that never stops me from eating them.

Pinecone Camp said...

Oh, one more thing. We got rid of our microwave because it took up far too much room, and we needed more space for the unbelievable number of cook books we have!

Beach Vintage said...

Wish I had the little rascals at my door, I would buy them out. Have a great week.

Tracey said...

HYSTERICAL!!! Your cookie dilemma sounds a little too familiar! My husband just stares in awe when I can eat a whole box in one sitting (there are only like 15 cookies in there)! Our Girl Scouts don't sell their cookies until Feb., you know after Christmas, when the very last thing you need is to indulge in more sweets!

:) T

Queen B. said...

very cute post ! :)

koralee said...

Oh I love your cute problems...first who would NOT have a microwave???? Crazy people. Second..I really need some of those cookies..I wait every year for them..no Brownies knocking at my door!!! Probably a good thing...I do have a bit of a sweet problem. xoxoxo

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Nope...it's not wrong...and if you share with me...I'll keep it between us :o)