Today I was suppose to be washing dishes and everything was distracting me. I finally told myself, how about I put the water on to heat and I’d have a cup of latte-but-I had to stay at washing the dishes and see how many I could get done before the water boiled. (Yes, sometimes I have to play games with myself to get myself to clean.) I filled my kettle and turned the burner on.
I was washing and washing. In fact, I had made amazing progress. In the back of my mind I wondered why the water wasn’t boiling yet…boy I was fast. There was a piece of tin foil on the stove that I needed to take care of and a large pyrex measuring/mixing bowl on top of the tin foil that needed to be washed. I picked the tin foil up with one hand and the bowl with the other. As I was putting the pyrex bowl into the sink of water to wash it, I noticed that the burner of the stove underneath was red hot. In that split second my brain said oh no and then that’s when the pyrex bowl shattered in the sink of water. It had such pressure that some shards of glass flew up out of the sink.
Did I ever jump!! Yep, it really scared me!!
Luckily I had a plate in the sink of dishwater that I hadn’t washed yet and that caught most of the glass. I was able to lift it out and retrieve most of the glass.
What happened is..I turned on the front large burner that the tin foil and bowl were sitting on not the back small burner that the kettle was on.
Note to self…PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT I’M DOING!!! It really did scare me. Funny thing in this all…rather than finish doing the dishes, I came wrote a blog post about it instead….See-I really do hate cleaning.
Oh…I am off to go turn the proper burner on the stove, heat up some water so I can have a cup of Maxwell International Coffee that I told you about earlier this week.