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Did you ever do something that you knew your DH would be furious with disappointed in you if he knew?  (For you purists, this is not technically a quilting story.)  Well, I did just last weekend.  This is it:

We had a few people up to the mountain house for a "hot dog roast", and I was being real "uptown" and serving Nathan's Jumbo Kosher Wieners with every conceivable condiment and fresh-from-the-bakery buns.  Now, you must understand that DH is mildly germaphobic.   It was a cooler than normal  evening, and while the others were talking and noshing on the appetizers in the cabin, I was by myself out on the deck roasting the dogs on our relatively small grill.  (DH does NOT grill!)  When they were perfectly broiled, I carefully picked them off the grill, one-by-one, transferring them to a wood cutting board.  As I bent over to remove the grate from the barbecue, as frequently directed by DH so that the juices would not burn onto it, the kosher dogs had a revelation that if they just rolled over one turn, they could escape!  And there they ALL went, right off the deck and four feet down into the pine needles!  

Stifling a reflex to yelp, I took the tongs and, putting the LED flashlight into my teeth, I climbed down and retrieved them from under the giant pine tree that lives at the corner of our flagstone deck.  I carefully brushed off the five inch pine needles, lined them up on the board, covered them with a cloth and served them, still hot, for dinner.  Everyone raved.   I admitted nothing.

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Comment by Terry F on November 14, 2014 at 5:40pm

Great Save, Carol Ann, I'm proud of you!

Comment by B J Elder/WA on November 14, 2014 at 8:06am

LOL - good for you!  I would have done the same thing.  What's a little extra fiber anyway?

Comment by J.S. on November 13, 2014 at 4:03am

I needed a good laugh this morning. Too funny! I also have a more than mildly germaphobic husband and he would die if he knew some of the things I've done.

Comment by Donna Sykes on November 11, 2014 at 6:29am

Too, funny! Sometimes what others don't know doesn't hurt anyone. Your secret is safe with us.

Comment by Joanna liguz on November 10, 2014 at 8:47pm

It is the 10 second rule isn't it? In our house if you kissed the food after you dropped it then it was all ok,, Too funny...LOL!

Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on November 10, 2014 at 5:56pm

Way to go!  After all, what he doesn't know, can't possibly hurt him. LOL.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on November 10, 2014 at 3:46pm

I think I probably made it under the 10 second limit. I was off the deck in a flash, terrified that someone would come looking for me, while I was on my hands and knees with the flashlight in my teeth! :-0

Comment by Pam/NY on November 10, 2014 at 12:26pm

Bonnie, You know New Yorkers, they're always in a hurry!!!

Comment by Barb/WI on November 10, 2014 at 12:16pm

LOL...thanks for sharing your story.  What a good reminder that we all have our funny little secrets.  I applaud you.  No witnesses?  Then it never happened!

Comment by Bonnie on November 10, 2014 at 11:48am

not 3 Pam, as you move west, it is 10 second rule.  

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