Wednesday, April 21, 2010

back at em:)

I am feeling almost normal! That cold sure kicked my #@!

Now...... nightdress story......I am lucky I lived to tell this tale. When I get a cold it feels as though my brain becomes full of sludge and I am only operating at half capacity. Staggering around the house like Frankenstein when I wasn't in bed. Well, a day or two into the worst of it, I decided to make a small stir fry to get something more substantial than toast and tea into myself.

I had the stir fry going on the back burner and on the front I had the burner on high for a pot of water for couscous. Needing some spices, I dragged over a chair and stood to rummage in the spice cupboard above the stove. While my head was stuck in the cupboard, I smelled smoke. (Amazing because my nose wasn't working) "That's odd, I thought........" When I looked down I saw were bright flames!!! YIKES! It was me!

I grabbed the material on either side and scrunched it over the flames managing to smother them. The bottom edge of my nightie had been resting on the burner. It was a bit of a wake up call. I couldn't believe I had done something so stupid. I also learned that pajama material burns quickly! Sheesh. Nothing like a hot flash to let you know you are alive:)


Jeanne said...

I love the red dress and your photographs

Teresa said...

So sorry to hear of your accident and glad you didn't get hurt or burned. Wow, be extra careful when your brain feels like sludge.

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

Oh my gosh that's such a scarey incident with your pj's! I'm so glad you're okay!

Your pictures here are so so beautiful. Can I borrow that dress?

I'm not in Halifax but it looks like a good giveaway for someone local.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a close call! Glad you're okay! (If I lived in Halifax, I would have JUMPED at those tix -- LOVE Paul Gross!)

rachel said...

Oh, scary!! A narrow escape. Puts a cold into perspective though, doesn't it!

Alice said...

gosh - you are very lucky! I'm glad you are OK. I haven't been around for a while (boat internet is painful - lol) but have REAL internet for a few days so playing catch up... off to check out what else has been happening in your life! x

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

...oh my gosh, shelagh! you lucky glad you nose worked well enough to help you out of that one! bet you didn't feel like eating after that! glad you are finally feeling better too! still loving my picture of peggy's cove...i look at it every day! xo, mickey