things that begin with the letter E

by Patricia on July 12, 2010 · 17 comments

I have been delinquent in all things blog this summer and for that I apologize. But it’s not my fault. The letter E has taken over my life. I’m not kidding…

  • Raven, the kitchenaid and I evacuated my apartment, bringing all of the craft supplies with us. Yep, we moved out.
  • There have also been many excursions. See, I found the very best seafood risotto in the world at a restaurant called Sarafina’s in a little mountain town… And then Dan and I bought a vacation house in the same little mountain town. Coincidence? I think not.
  • I wanted to cook some pasta so I put a pot of water on the stove. I checked the knobs twice to make sure I turned on the right burner, then I walked away. A little while later I began to smell burning plastic. I yelled a few expletives as I ran back to the kitchen where I found that the burner that the leftover apple blueberry crisp was sitting on was red hot and the plastic wrap was melting. A few more expletives escaped as I turned the stove off and looked for a pot holder to move the pyrex pan off of the hot burner but before I got two steps away from the stove BANG!


    The pyrex exploded. I screamed. And then I cleaned up all of the broken glass and explodey crisp. No one was hurt in the making of this explosion. Well, except for the last bit of apple-blueberry crisp… and the pyrex pan.

  • Lastly, but not leastly (is that a word?), I have been excited and elated. Why? I’ll give you a hint…


    Need another clue?

    Well, Dan put a ring on it… or in other words, Dan and I are engaged!

And that is my summer of E’s. I have several recipes I’d like to share with you but they will have to wait until next week because Dan and I are off on another excursion tomorrow: we’re backpacking in Yosemite.

What have you been up to?


1 regan July 15, 2010 at 10:03 am


2 Eliana July 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Congrats girl – an engagement is one heck onf an “E”!!!

3 Joanna July 14, 2010 at 8:59 am

Congatrulations Patricia!!! I’m so excited for you! I’ve been wondering where you were…I’ve missed your blog. But it sounds like you’ve been busy and having fun….well except for cleaning up the apple blueberry crisp. :)

4 Brit Hammer July 14, 2010 at 1:15 am

CONGRATUL-EEEEEEE-TIONS!!! Exceptionally exciting!

5 qudz104 July 13, 2010 at 9:20 pm

so EXCITED for you!!! congrats! and i missed your blog!

6 Kristi July 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm


7 Veronica July 13, 2010 at 6:46 pm

That’s so exciting! Congrats, girl! You have been a busy lady.

8 Evan @swEEts July 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I have a soft spot for E’s if you can’t tell :) And I love that they’re taken over your life especially for the Engagement! Congrats!! I’ve done the same thing with a glass cutting board on the stove- it’s scary! Enjoy the rest of your E filled summer :)

9 Alison July 13, 2010 at 11:03 am

Congratulations on all of the good things coming your way!

10 marcella July 13, 2010 at 9:06 am

Congratulations! On everything except the explosion; that must have been quite exciting in its own way. Arnold is so fun, we just got back from a week at Bear Valley and it was beautiful. The big burger place is good, the blue frog is not; just saying. Have a great backpacking adventure.

11 Beth July 13, 2010 at 8:26 am

Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer, and don’t worry, the computer will be there when the weather isn’t so beautiful. Have a great time!

12 Stacy July 13, 2010 at 8:11 am

Congrats on the exciting news!

Oh, and we’ve had pyrex explode on us too – makes me leery of the brand. Ours happened in the oven – using an “oven-safe” dish.

13 Melissa July 13, 2010 at 4:38 am

Congratulations! Very excited for you…….on both the engagement and the vacation home!

14 ovenhaven July 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Congrats on the best ‘e’ word; engagement! :D

And I’m glad no one got hurt. That pyrex explosion sounds so scary!

15 Leeann July 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm

congrats on the engagement! enjoy backpacking in yosemite :)

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