November 27, 2005

MORE - Cooking with Tammi

Cooking in the dark....that's what I'm in the dark......

Yeah - oh yippee. This has become a real adventure - let me tell you.

I got the pies done - not happy with them, but they're done.

I was working on the cranberry salad when - Blam...the blub blew in the kitchen light. The ONLY kitchen light. Guess what? I can't find my stash of light blubs. So.....I was cooking with my flashlight on the counter beside me. Until I finally just gave up.

You know - I've always admired my Amish relatives for doing things "the hard way" but - honest to goodness - I never really wanted to try it for myself.

So anyway - that was at 1:00am There is no all night anything here in my little Stephen King town. I finally gave up and went to bed around 2:00am.

Got up at 6:00am and made coffee. Only to discover I was out of cigarettes. NOT GOOD.

So I got dressed and ran to the store. Well, I got partially dressed. I put pants on - do I get credit for that? I bought some light bulbs and cigarettes. Sat down at home and had my morning coffee and smoke.

I'm in pretty good shape right now. I can actually relax. But let me tell you - cooking Thanksgiving dinner in a wanna be kitchen - well, let's just say after this, ANYTHING should be a breeze.

Hmmmm....wonder what could possibly happen next.........

But you wanna know a secret? I can't get the damned smile off my face. I'm enjoying myself more than you could possibly know......

Posted by Tammi at November 27, 2005 07:43 AM

Tammi, were the smokes and bulbs free since you were only wearing pants?

I need to try this....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 27, 2005 08:55 AM

I knew you were having fun, even before I read that last line....

Posted by: _Jon at November 27, 2005 09:04 AM

Let me get this straight... you've got more candles than Methuselah's birthday cake, and you had to use a FLASHLIGHT?

*rolls eyes*

*shakes head*

Posted by: Harvey at November 27, 2005 10:00 AM

Oh, Harvey has a point. You're the candle Queen and you used a flashlight. Uh oh.

I hope you took pictures. You know, posterity and all that jazz. We'll ALL look back on this and laugh... once you move out of The Shoebox and out of your Stephen King town. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at November 27, 2005 10:08 PM

I think the light bulbs are in the storage closet...

Posted by: Ogre at November 28, 2005 09:29 AM