Thursday, May 15, 2008

Turkey Soup and Tart Burners

Well, after several years of not being sick, it seems that the summer cold/sore throat/runny nose bug caught me. I expect that I'll get better in a week or so. In the meantime, I think I'll sleep late and take a nap besides while I have a perfectly good excuse to do so.

Our water was out again last night. When I called it in, I was informed that there was a broken pipe and that we would be without water for at least two more hours. This was at dinner time. Of course. That was to make the day complete.

Yesterday morning when I finally crawled out of bed, I discovered that our coffee pot gave up the ghost--so no hot water for tea. Ever adaptable, I nuked a mug of water. Then I decided to have some pancakes for breakfast. Tossed all the stuff in the bowl...went to get an egg... no eggs in the fridge. So I substituted an individual portion of peach mango applesauce. Those pancakes were pretty good. No milk left for hot chocolate so I substituted canned milk. Geez, I'm a regular McGyver. Pretty good for my muzzy ol' brain.

Kelly asked what a tart burner was. The tart burner is on the left. You use tea lights in the bottom to heat and melt the "tart"--wax tarts like those on the right. It gives the house/apartment a lovely smell. I have bunches of them with tons of tarts in all scents and flavors can I buy 'em on sale. In the mean time, I toss the sealed tarts in my underwear drawers like sachets. Vanilla, lavender, lilac... yummy.

I mention the Blogging with a Purpose award. I've finally decided who to award it to. Jacqueline Roth, Barbara Huffert, Redlines and Deadlines, Bronwyn Green, and Life on a Farm. Tomorrow I'll post links. The rule is that you must pick five blogs to give the award to. They must not already have the award.

Until tomorrow...


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  1. Thank you Anny.

    I have a freezer full of soup. Want me to scoot down the road and drop some off?

  2. I used to love my tart burner! But then I started having kids...and one of them knocked it over and it broke. I'll be ready for another one in about 5 years!

  3. I didn't know that's what they were called. I had a wire and glass kettle for the same purpose until my dh knocked it over and broke it. Haven't replaced, but may consider it. I'm not one for heavy smells in the house.

    feel better soon Annycoo

  4. Anny, feel better soon. Hugs.

  5. Way to go, Anny McGyver, hope you're feeling better!

  6. :( Poor Anny. Feel better honey.

    And thanks :)