Well, I thought this might amuse some of you. It was funny to me in a head slapping, You should have had a V8, kind of way. It has been a draining week. We have all had a stomach virus, though mostly mild and not long lasting effects for anyone except my husband.
Dancer Girl was sleeping with her head on my lap and Little One was sitting on the other side of my lap. I kept smelling something that made me wonder if one of my sweeties had an accident or had a relapse of the dreaded body emptying stomach virus. I sniffed the air. I peeked in pants. Nothing.
Only later when I walked into the kitchen did I realize my faux pas...
I haven't been to the store in a couple of days and have been running out of some basics....bread, eggs, flour, sugar, etc. So I decided to go ahead and make something in the crockpot, a ham and bean soup. (yes, you can start laughing already). I had ham in the freezer from the one I baked at Christmas. I got the beans soaked and ready and threw all in the crockpot and then forgot about it.
Unfortunately, beans and ham cooking smells surprisingly similar, in a weird sort of way, to the bathroom smells associated with stomach virus stuff. Granted, I haven't been sleeping much, and have spent way too much time on my hands and knees on the floor in the bathroom... wiping, scrubbing, cleaning, worshipping at the green altar called my toilet.
So, here is the big hint of the day.....
It is not a good idea to make a big pot of ham and bean soup after everyone in your house is recovering from a stomach virus.
Well, the soup will still be good, and everyone will recover....perhaps I just need to get out and get some fresh air.....it was kind of funny, though
(I keep picturing myself sitting on the couch covered with children, sniffing the air, trying to figure out what that terrible smell was....)
on a springtime note....my little yellow crocuses are blooming under the redbud tree, and I am very happy to see them