Monday, January 14, 2008

What to call a post when you've got brain freeze?

Yesterday was not a good day. Well it probably was for Dillon because there was no mention of phone bills. First I had a disaster in the kitchen. As you know I introduced the USA to flapjacks...well some of you anyway. I was so good at making them I could do it standing on my head, blindfolded with my hands tied behind my back, (you want to come and see me try)? Then I lost my baking mojo. I blame it on the lack of sunlight last summer but for the last few months I've been very uninspired in the kitchen and if my family got a decent meal they were lucky. Somewhere along the line I've refound my baking mojo and have even been trying out new dishes when I remembered that I owed the wonderful Laurie some flapjacks. So I baked a batch yesterday, they looked perfect when I took them out of the oven and I was dying for them to cool so I could sample one. Then I forgot to remove them from the parchment in time and they stuck...solid...they were not budging an inch without bringing all the paper with them. On the bright side it was better than sticking to the pan, as the only place for them was the bin. Guess what I'm making today?

Also Mollie decided to have her third preteen temper tantrum in ten days. I was not the easiest of teens, in fact I'd go as far as saying I was very difficult, argumentative, stroppy and sulky. When Mollie was little she had some pretty bad tantrums but we found a way of dealing with them, she got over them and turned into a nice, pleasant, helpful girl (most of the time). I think mum will probably be smiling and thinking what goes around comes around, as for me? I'm hoping for a longer break before the next one and I'm hoping they don't go on for too many years.

Now after a bad day like that I need a laugh and who better to provide me with one than John:


Three little ducks go into a Bar......

"Say, what's your name?" the bartender asked the first duck.
"Huey," was the reply.
"How's your day been, Huey?"
"Great. Lovely day.. Had a ball. Been in and out of puddles all day. What else could a duck want?" said Huey.
"Oh. That's nice," said the bartender. He turned to the second duck, "Hi, and what's your name?"
"Dewey," came the answer from duck number two.
"So how's your day been, Dewey! ?" he asked.
"Great. Lovely day. I've had a ball too. Been in and out of puddles all day myself. What else could a duck want?"
The bartender turned to the third duck and said, "So, you must be Louie?"

"No," she said, batting her eyelashes.
"My name is Puddles."


Orville said...

You really are Quackers!

Have a good day.

(I think its the caffeine keeping me awake. I'll stop drinking the stuff after 8pm!)

Alix said...

Very good, I like that one. Good luck with the flapjacks today.

ChrisB said...

beccy I won't embarrass you by telling the world about your teenage tantrums but I do know what you are going through it might get better when Mollie gets to about 16 so only a few years to go!

Good joke even if I have seen it before!!

Asha said...
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Asha said...

You could use a hair dryer to warm the bottom of that parchment or steam.Sometimes, sugar and butter melts and releases the paper. Good luck with next batch.I am baking Rum Raisin bread today, will post!:)

Tell me about the teenage tantrums!!Phew! My son is almost 13 and he is already acting like a nut!! Daughter is lot better!;D

Take a break if you need to, don't get stressed but do come back whenever you can to update us!:))

Have a great weekend. Take care.

thefoodsnob said...

Ha, good one!
I will be forever grateful for the flapjack introduction (though my huband's waistline isn't!)
Ever made them with coconut?


Steffi said...

Good luck with your flapjacks today!
I know what you mean about Mollie...You know Nathalie is at the same age like Mollie!!!I feel with you!

Rachel said...

Love the joke!! I am not looking forward to the teen years with my girls! All three of them are already drama queens, especially the littlest one!

Catwoman said...

Oh those horrid teen years... I'm hoping Little Man will decide to skip them and go from 10 to 18 overnight.

john.g. said...

Glad to have been of some help/use!

enidd said...

thanks for the giggle, beccy!

nikki said...

HAHAhaha! Puddles, that's a good one!

Carla said...

Hope you have better luck with those flapjacks today. Cute joke. I needed a laugh.

Hannah said...

Hope the flapjack works out next time.

katy said...

oh those teenage years!!!! my son started them at 12 so not too bad, only lasted till, till, till about now!!!!!!!!!! just kidding now he has a toddler at 2 he is out tempered!!!
hope the second batch of flapjacks turn out.

Lil Mouse said...

"blowing bubbles on the pond" is the duck story we got. he he..

frannie said...

oh, now my mouth is remembering those flapjacks!

that joke is hilarious!!!!

I hope things get better with Mollie.

Alison said...

great joke!!

I have a preteen girl also....the tantrums are horrendeous. I was a pretty horrible teenager also, so turn around is fair play I guess!!

We will get through this!!

Kila said...

Good luck in the kitchen tomorrow!

Only 3 tantrums in 10 days? That would be paradise for me! Wow! (There are 3 within every 30 minutes here.) Consider yourself blessed :)

Beckie said...

We are having some tantrums at our house too. It is hard.

Funny joke - thanks for the laugh.

Barbara said...

pity about the flpajacks. Great joke though.

Anonymous said...

I have 4 kids. The first 3 are so easy to parent. I have a preteen who is not huge on temper tantrums, but it pretty big on drama, and just not doing things. Everyone is so frustrated. To her credit, she is the sweetest, most charming and stubborn (not always a credit) child I know. I don't look forward to 15 with her.