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.