Yesterday, three weird things happened. That’s weird, huh? 🙂
First, Chad called last night and we talked 1-1/2 hours! Definitely a good thing. He’s usually in a hurry or I’m in the middle of something I can’t stop, or he’s just taking a break in whatever he’s doing and needs to get back to it so I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent talking to him. Vince was upstairs and when he came down, I said “I talked to Chad for 1-1/2 hours!” He said “I know. I heard you talking. I heard you go outside, come in still talking; talk, then go outside, come back in still talking!” I told him . . the dogs all have to go out a dozen times when I’m on the phone!
Second, Vince and I had an appointment in town early yesterday morning. OK . . these days, having to be on the other side of Joplin by 7:45 a.m. is early! When we were done, we wanted to grab breakfast so Vince decided to go to IHop. Oh my, their prices make hospital food look pretty darned good. Vince got pancakes with eggs and sausage and I got a Spicy Poblano Pepper Omelette – that’s it. He had coffee. I had a Dr. Pepper and with a tip, the bill was just over $50. Won’t be going there again any time soon. Food was good. Service was good but the price . . just not worth it when I don’t mind cooking at home. But, “while we were sitting there, a squirrel appeared on the windowsill and was looking in at us. When we got home, I googled . . what does it mean when a squirrel is looking at you and found this “To see a squirrel staring at you could mean that you need to start preparing for upcoming events or challenges in your life.” I’m not even going to think about what that might mean.
Third, I had used the Instant Pot a day or so ago and was going to use it again today so it was still on the counter and still plugged in. There was nothing in it and the lid was off. Vince was in the shower last night and when he got out, he asked me if I had cooked anything. No! He said “It smells like something is burning.” I went upstairs and the Instant Pot was on! I don’t even remember what setting it was on. I immediately unplugged it. I do usually unplug it as soon as I finish using it but I had cooked roast and I wanted to cook some of the liquid out so we took the meat out and I left the gravy simmering for a while. Then I turned the pot off, poured off the gravy, let it cool, washed the pot and guess I forgot to unplug it. Vince was sure he hadn’t been anywhere in the area of the pot to have bumped a start button. I hadn’t been upstairs in probably 5 or 6 hours so . . weird. Just be careful and unplug those things when you’re not using them.
They say things come in threes so, while the conversation with Chad may not have technically been “weird”, I’m counting it so my three things can be done!