26 July 2012

Defy Gravity

"Don’t limit yourself and don’t let others convince you that you are limited in what you can do. Believe in yourself and then live so as to reach your possibilities. You can achieve what you believe you can. Trust and believe and have faith."
—Thomas S. Monson, "Living the Abundant Life", Liahona and Ensign, January 2012

And that's all I have to say about that.

Americans Are Such Badasses

Even when we don't know why.

Flags are such funny things anyway. I mean, all the rules and regulations that go with them. If an American flag touches the ground, don't wash it! Burn it! And the ceremony that goes with a proper flag burning retirement. No state flags can fly higher than the American flag, except Texas can be parallel.

And the ever important rule -- some would say the most important rule -- "No flag, no country.*"

*And I *will* back that up with my gun, from the NRA.

17 July 2012

Probably Going to Lose the Hand

Yesterday, I was baking me up some sourdough bread (because I'm a domestic diva), and my pot holder slipped. (Not so diva.)

My hand came into contact with my dutch oven. Which was about 450 degrees hot at the time. (That was the oven temperature, and we all know how awesome dutch ovens are at conducting heat. If you don't, ask me -- I have first hand experience.*)

Needless to say, I swore. A lot.

Thankfully, it happened when I was pulling the loaf out of the oven; unfortunately, I had one more loaf to bake. During which my thumb decided it would be a good idea to find a hole in the knitted potholder so that my thumb could find its way to the metal rack in the oven.

I swore a lot, again. (Did I mention the oven was blazing hot?!)

Spent the rest of the day with a cool compress on my right hand. I'm probably going to lose it.

*Pun intended, you're welcome.