Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I probably knocked 5 years off my journey to Alzheimer's, too

Since I spent the majority of the day yesterday breathing in aluminum paint fumes, sitting in a house with the a/c turned off to combat the ventilation of said fumes, and then sleeping all night long without the cool caress of the air conditioner on my hot, sweaty skin, I am a little fucking cranky today.



Understandably.

I also think the paint fumes might have melted my brain a little bit...this morning, I'm in the kitchen, making cinnamon toast for my daughter. Toast, butter, cinnamon, sugar, check. I gave her the plate, and went back in the kitchen to start making coffee. Three seconds later, she comes running into the kitchen, with a look on her face like she just swallowed a fly. A fly covered in dog poop that just came out of a moldy, rotten apple.
"What? What is it?" I demanded, all freaked out, and she opened her mouth and a wad of half chewed bread tumbled out and plopped on the floor. Sick, I know. "What on earth is wrong?" I asked again, and she wailed, "It tastes NAAAAAAAAAASTY". Since cinnamon toast is usually only a weekend treat, I knew she wasn't being a freak about food like normal, and I took a closer look at the ingredients. Bread is fine, no mold. Butter, fine. Cumin, fine. OH. Oops.

I gave my daughter cumin sugar toast this morning. Awesome.

So I'm taking things a little easy today. No hard labor. No strenuous activity. Its obviously going to be "one of those days", and I don't need any more of this mental trickery after such a stressful day yesterday. A little deserved R&R, and I think a little pool side lounging and retail therapy with the kiddo should do the trick.

13 comments:

Dirty Laundry Diva said...

Ewwwee... cumin & sugar bread? Nice one! Reminds me of the cowboy coffee days at my house!

Monique said...

omg, NASTY! rofl.

Yes, please take it easy... give yourself a few days of rest before you serve up anymore 'delcious' treats.

The Natural State Hawg said...

Heh, heh. Cumin and toast. That may well be the funniest parenting story I've heard in some time.

Yeah, you need to get some rest...

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EGE said...

Oh man, cumin toast. I hate that crap!

(PS I haven't forgotten about paying forward the award, I just write my posts ahead. It's coming. In case you still care!)

Petra said...

Take a break honey bun--you deserve it!

Zip n Tizzy said...

Yumm!
Make that up in the right restaurant, cut it into bite size squares,and charge a fortune and people will call you a masterful arteest.
"Fah - Fah"

Condo Blues said...

You realize that years from now, a shrink will blame all of your daughter's issue on one thing: cumin toast.

No pressure on the parenting thing or whatever :)

zyriana.com said...

OH my goodness! Cumin & Sugar! Oh please - tell us how that was? :)

I'm sorry... I hope tomorrow is better :)

... boy have I had days like this ...

Zip n Tizzy said...

Thanks again for thinking of me yesterday... I have passed on the love!

ettarose said...

Oh honey, sorry but that is soooo funny. Your little one will have plenty of other things to have to have therapy for.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Paint gives me a terrible headache. Take it easy today...excellent idea. :)

justlori2day said...

Glad I had a recent potty break, or surely I would have wet my pants! That is hilarious!!!!!! and nasty!

Athena said...

@everyone - lol, yes cumin toast can not be good. Thank you for your sympathies :)

DLD - what the hell is cowboy coffee?

Ege - I do still care, of course, but take your time!

Zip 'n' Tizzy - Damnit! Why didnt I think of that sooner?!

condo blues - no kidding, seriously.