Thursday, October 9, 2008

Please Tell Me I'm Not the Only One

I wanted to make dinner really special for my hubby tonight. He is one of those amazing husbands that works hard all day and then comes home and plays with the kids, talks (well, mostly listens) to me, and does the dishes after dinner. He is great so I thought I would make his dinner extra special today!

I made everything from scratch and it took most of my day, but it was going to be so worth it. I had fresh rolls on the counter, zucchini bread cooling on the rack, cubed potatoes ready to boil, and a chicken roasting in the oven. The house smelled soooo good...and it wasn't even Scentsy this time!

Just as everything was going so well I realized it was time to take the lid off of the chicken to let it brown. I slid the heavy pan out and lifted the lid...woooosh! The steam was so hot that my eye lashes felt as if they melted back into my eye lids! I just kept on going being the happy little homemaker that I was. Dinner was going to be great!

I walked back into the bathroom to make myself look a little cuter (now this is sounding like that 1950 Good Housekeeping email that was circulating for a while!) I took one look in the mirror and noticed that I looked really frazzled. My day hadn't been THAT bad-what the heck?! I took a closer look and my hair was burned...yep, melted right up the sides!

Needless to say, Jay loved dinner, but his little wifey didn't look nearly as good as the chicken. By the way, anyone have any ideas for a cute short haircut? I'm going in tomorrow morning.


  1. Ok, you should have...
    1) Opened the lid away from you
    2) Included a picture of your melted hair with the post!

    I don't mean to laugh because it's not funny, but I'd love to see your hair!

    I actually had a friend who got severe burns on her hands from taking the lid off a pot. I am extremely careful about it now. I'm sorry that happened!


  2. I'm not much of a commenter, but I had to on this one to let you know that you're not the only one. I had a bbq grill blow up in my face and burn the hair right off. I feel your pain!!

  3. That was so entertaining. Sorry about your steamed hair. Good luck with the hair cut today. Hey, I wonder if that method would work for unwanted facial hair?

  4. Pictures, pictures, we want pictures!! You can't post something like that and not let us all see. I do feel sorry for you, though, that stinks, but you'll look cute no matter how you have your hair.

  5. OH Essy, that's terrible!! I actually did the exact same thing sometime back, it was hard, almost impossible, to hide it, especially in the bangs area. Good luck!

  6. can you post about this and not include pictures?!?!?!

  7. How sweet to do that for Jeremy, your so thoughtful.

    Oh my goodness Esther how did that happen? Just from the steam? I'd better be more careful when I cook. I hope your new haircut is cute.

  8. I am embarrassed to admit that I too had an unfortunate experience with a candle...the candle won. I am sure that you are still hot!! Love and miss you girl.

  9. I do that all the time! My eyelashes feel lke they have melted together and they are one big clump of mascara! Fortunately I have never gotten my hair! I do have to agree with everyone else who commented and ask where are the pictures!!! Atleast let us see the new do!

  10. I think you look most attractive with short hair so do not worry. It is also less fuss...think of all the "specialness" you can make for Jeremy when you don't have to dry, curl and style your hair. Less hair = less shampoo = less conditioner = less moose = less money! This just has so many upsides.
    I would hesitate to admit what really happened...just say Avery discovered scissors:)


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