*Edit: Had a little scare yesterday morning. Mom called at 4:00 AM and my dad was taken by ambulance to the ER. Long story short, it was not a heart attack, apparently not a host of other things. They kept him overnight. I was out there 12 hours yesterday, and then my brothers came back out to relieve me. You just never know what your day will hold. But 4:00 AM calls are the worst, for sure.*
First of all, I filled out an online form yesterday, and you know how they want to know what age bracket you're in? Well, guess what. Because of my birthday Saturday, I am now graduated to a whole new age bracket: 46-55 bracket. Daggone it. If they're gonna lump me in with AARP, I'd better be getting some discounts ASAP.
OK, secondly, is there a time limit on how long I can have that button in my sidebar? Because I'm thinking people might still be making their way through the videos. [Real reason: it is the best thing I've ever done in my life, and I can't seem let go of the moment.] I am amazed at how well this carnival went, thanks to you. If you haven't looked at the list lately, you must, because people are still jumping on the bandwagon, and one blogger, Cheryl, well, she outdid us all, content-wise. No one can top her content. No. one.
And the winner of my Ken Lee mug is Chatty Kelly from Wonder Woman Wonders. The winners of the mousepads by the same name are Sara from Make Music From Your Heart to the Lord and Chel from Leaving a Legacy. I wish I could've sent a gift to everyone who participated, because you all sure gave me a wonderful gift on September 30. Sniff. Love ya.
Let's do another one! What do you think about shooting for the week after Christmas? That way, most would still have decorations up, if they chose to talk about those, but the busy-ness of the season would be over. We could share the highlights of our holiday, or skazillions of other things. Of course, we'll be exhausted, but like shopping until you drop, this will be EXHILARATING! Let me know what you think, and let me know any cute ideas for names of the carnival you happen to think of. It takes a village to do a video carnival!
This is going well, too. I think I'm sticking to Mondays. Some of you have asked for the code to the button. OK. Try this:
Have you made any of the recipes yet?
Yesterday I made the corn chowder which I posted. Everything was going well until the end, when you turn it down to melt the cheese for the last 10 mins. I had the burner on 3 or 4 on my electric stovetop. I came in here to check email, got up, went back to the stove, and it was foaming! It had just begun to stick, so I jerked it from the heat and tried not to scrape the bottom to avoid loosening any "debris" that might be stuck there, which would then "loosen" the burnt taste throughout the soup instead of just on the bottom.
It's amazing the tips I could give for what to when you've ruined a dish. Ah-ha! There's my best-seller, right there! Anyway, I pretty much ruined the chowder.
So Jorge came in, and I told him what I had just done, and he just stood there, looking at the pot blankly, because he knows that in a situation like this it's better not to make direct eye contact with me or say anything about the food.
I reached up for a bowl to begin dipping, and water splashed out of the bowl which someone had put up wet, and my whole frontal area got soaked, so much so that I had to change tops.
After apologizing profusely for putting bowls of water in our cabinets, he tasted the soup, and I kid you not, said, "It's not bad. It doesn't taste burned. It tastes smoked, like when there's been a house fire and everything smells kind of smoky after that."
He should've stuck with the blank look and and muteness. And I should probably stick with vlogs instead of recipes. Sigh. I know you think I make this stuff up.