Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Catching Up... and a wonky stove

Where does time go? I know it flies when you are having fun, but I think it goes at warp speed when you are behind in tasks...

Getting ready for Christmas, making teacher gifts, celebrating the holiday, last minute orders to complete, having the kids and a husband home for two weeks... Now I am ready for a vacation!

I promise to have some pretties to show soon :) I made some cutie holiday gifts for Christmas, and they were so well received that I am thinking of making some Valentine inspired versions soon... so keep an eye out :)

At the Pixie Cottage, the current contest has been extended, so you have an extra week to make a "Button It" creation! If I ever get my blasted camera working properly, I will show you what I came up with. It is still acting wonky (my new favorite word) so I may just have to break down and get a new one. Of course, my stove is also acting wonky. I was attempting to make dinner yesterday, and when pre-heating the oven, I thought I accidentally turned on the interior light. I flipped the switch. Light still on, and growing brighter.


Opening the oven door, I see there is a spark of light, growing into a bright flame, traveling down the coily thing in the bottom of the stove. Sparking and red hot, it looked like a movie version of the dynamite stick where the fuse is about to blow.

"A shooting star! Look, Mama! There is a shooting star in the oven!" a little voice yells behind me.

"Get back Johnny!"

I grabbed a cup of water and tossed it onto the flame, which only seemed to incense it. I slammed the door shut, pushed Johnny behind me while I watched in horror as the red hot flame grew in intensity, sparked and finally fizzled.

And snapped the coily thing.

So I think the oven is broken.

Hey, does this mean I don't have to cook anymore?


Dee Dee said...

Oh no. Hope the stove is a cheap fix!

Jessica said...

Pizza for dinner! Yum. Except for the fact that it's the new year and I have resolutions to lose weight and can't really think about pizza. I'm sorry to hear about your stove. What a pain! I hope the problem gets resolved soon.
I'm excited to see your new projects especially your homemade gifts. I hope your camera stops acting wonky. ;)
Happy new year!

Anne said...

I'm glad you didn't get hurt Kirsten!! Maybe you can scrap more insted of cooking for a while? *giggle*

Hugs, Anne

Kathy said...

Oh dear!
Great story though - hope you're all fixed by now and that the family aren't holding out their begging bowls a la Oliver Twist

Wonky is ine of my all time favourite words, and such a great crafting "tool"

Craftypagan said...

Hope all is well with you, missed seeing your beautiful creations, come back soon!


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