Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Black and White

So, the other day was rum ball making day.  Sarah helped because with my still bandaged thumb, I couldn't mix the dough properly.  You have to get your hands into the dough and knead it fairly well.

We had a lot of fun slinging powdered sugar everywhere and with two of us working, the whole process got done in half the time.  But good grief!  We sure did make a mess with the powdered sugar.  It was everywhere EVERYWHERE!  And I mean everywhere!  There wasn't a single surface that wasn't sticky & white by the time we finished.

Meanwhile, while Sarah & I were coating the kitchen & me (why didn't I wear an apron???) with white powdered sugar, my husband was out in the garage tearing apart his truck's engine and turning himself black.  He was head to toe covered in oil and gasoline.

Mary Poppins Chimney Sweeper

He was Dick Van Dyke playing the chimney sweeper in Mary Poppins dirty.  Except dirtier.  Much, much dirtier.

By the time Sarah & I finished making the rum balls, it was getting close to time to fix dinner.  I decided I'd shower first then clean up the powdered sugar while I was waiting for the dinner time potatoes to boil.  

I hopped in the shower, suds up my hair and.... suddenly, it was like trying to shower with a soaker hose.  What was happening to the water pressure?  And then, just as suddenly, I'm standing, shivering in a waterless shower with a head full of shampoo suds and soapy arm pits.  What the heck!?!

It turns out, we were having some kind of county wide water issue.  The water company sure does have good timing.

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