Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Whole30 - Day 23

Guess where I'm blogging from tonight? MY BED. You know why? Because it's TOO EFFING HOT ANYWHERE ELSE. Our house doesn't have air conditioning but we did get a window unit for the bedroom, so it's the only room that's bearable today. I believe the temperature outside passed 35* today (that's 95* for you Farenheiters), but it was 44* with the humidex. Yes, that's 111* Farenheit. And yes, that is TOO HOT.

Sorry, to be so grumpy! I'm just feeling worn down today, I guess! It's been a bit of a stressful day -- but I'll get to that in a bit.

Since I haven't been able to make my breakfast casserole, I just made some more scrambled eggs for breakfast. I won't bother with a picture, because, well, really.

For lunch I had leftover green curry from last night. It was great. This picture's a bit of a cheat, since it's actually from the LAST time I made curry, but you get the idea.



But no long after eating, I got a call from Shaun -- he had gotten hot melted plastic on his hand. He thought he had second degree burns. He thought he might need to go to the hospital.

Needless to say, I was too stressed to stay at work for long, so I asked my boss if I could leave early, and came home. It turned out he had accidentally put the ELECTRIC kettle on the STOVE and turned on the burner (We used to have a regular kettle until just last week, so he was so used to doing this that he just totally blanked. Shaun focused on a work problem = totally oblivious to pretty much everything else.) He didn't notice it until he saw smoke drifting into the office -- he rushed down the stairs, unplugged the kettle and yanked it off the burner -- at which point the hot melted plastic flew on to his hand, the stove top, and the floor.

We're so lucky it wasn't worse. Oh my goodness. I can't even.

He did indeed have some second degree burns, but he was enjoying some codine and numbing cream by the time I got home. :) I brought him PowerAde (I thought it would be helpful to replenish after all the adrenaline) and Ben & Jerry's ice cream (just because). I must say, it was really hard not to partake in the ice cream. Feeling stressed and helpless seems to be a big trigger for me -- I felt the same way after learning that my friend had passed away. I managed not to eat any though, and we had a nice dinner instead.

I had thrown a pork shoulder in the slow cooker this morning before work, and I was so thankful we that waiting for us. I also tried a lazy person attempt at mashed cauliflower -- I tried just microwaving them and mashing them in a bowl with a fork and a smidge of mayo (for creaminess). As you can see, it didn't really work. It was more like "fine chunk cauliflower" than "mashed cauliflower". Oh well -- still tasted good.


Shaun seems to be doing much better (or maybe he's just a bit high?) so we're going to chill a bit before bed. Which will probably mean just lying here and reading, because it's too hot to even turn on the TV.

8 comments:

  1. Hope Shaun heals quickly.

    I am also a Fall girl!!! Bring on September.

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    1. Thanks Enz! He's doing much better.

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  2. I'm glad Shaun is okay. That is scary.

    I love summer, but the humidity is killer. I'm not a fan of the cold at all. =/

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    1. Actually, you know, I don't really like the cold either. I think what I like about winter is that it's perfectly acceptable to cocoon yourself inside, reading books and drinking tea. In the summer I not only feel hot and horrible, I feel GUILTY that I'm not out 'enjoying the weather.'

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  3. PS Hope YOU feel better soon too!! It's raining here on my mountain :)

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    1. Haha, I don't think we got any of it! So disappointing. I love a good thundershower.

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  4. That IS scary! I'm glad he's okay. How did they get the plastic off his hand?

    I can't believe you didn't inhale a pint of B&J's as I surely would have done.

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    1. He peeled it off before he left! Crazy, I know. He was very lucky that he didn't break the skin.

      You know, a month ago, I totally would have inhaled the B&Js. Now, the craving was more mental than physical ... it's much easier to say No to what is effectively HALF a craving. :)

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