Saturday, December 19, 2009

So, When Was It "Diculous"?

I've noticed a common misspelling: Rediculous. I think I know why. It's our pronunciation. We say it as though it has the prefix "re" and as such try to spell it that way. It looks ridiculous. I used to make the same mistake until I realised the cause of my error. It's RIDiculous not REdiculous. It's like ridicule.

"Ah ha!" said I. "I know how to spell ridicule."

Etymology wins again. All is well. Hooray.

Burnt Butter

Breakfast was to be French toast in the new pan. It ended up being French toast in an old pan. I let the new one get too hot and the butter smoked as soon as it went in the pan. Opening the backdoor and quickly fetching the fan averted a house full of smoke. All of it a little more excitement than I was looking for on a Saturday morning. Anyway, after scrubbing with various ratios of soap and hot water and subsequently putting the pan in the dishwasher it was still covered in burnt fat. The ultimate solution? Salt and lemon juice mixed as a paste and good ol' fashioned elbow grease. The pan is now (mostly) good as new! I should have just used salt from the get go...


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Homemade Ornament

So, I said I would 'pload a photo of the ornament we made. Here it is:

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Weekend

Let's see: Bought a carafe for the Bunn; bought a new pan (to go on the new stove) as a replacement for the warped one that doesn't sit flush on the cook top; pulled down a large branch that was hanging in the trees (I'm surprised the wind the other day didn't send it crashing down already); did a few loads of laundry; put the mirror, shelf, and shoe rack back in the front hall; spent the day with cutes. The last thing is the most important.


Monday, December 07, 2009

Christmas Crafts

We bought a glue-gun. We got crafty. We made a Christmas ornament. A homemade ornament is admission to a party, so to speak. I don't think we'll be turned away, but we were asked to bring one. I'll post a photo after the ornament has been given. Don't want to spoil the surprise. :)