Nov 2, 2017

Whew!

That was close!  After soaking some gourds for the final cleaning, I realized one took on water.  Just a few tiny holes in the bottom drained the water but Mark suggested putting it in a warm oven to dry the inside thoroughly so it wouldn't mold.  Preheat to 175 and then turn it off.  This morning, I cleaned a few more and stuck them in the oven with the waterlogged one.  The oven stayed warm and then ..... I forgot about them.  Burgers on the grill and fries in the oven, which was preheated to 425 and emitting an odd odor.  OMG!!!  The gourds!!!  Thank goodness for the odor or they would have eventually exploded.  How do I know that?  Back many years ago when I painted santas on them, I threw the very large ones into a burning barrel.  No longer wanting to paint and no shops interested in plain gourds, burning was (still is) my go-to disposal method.  Kaboom baby.  Scared the hell out of me and rocked that metal barrel.  With three of them, might have blown the oven door open.  I must say, they did brown nicely, except for a few rack lines.  I didn't make it to the shop and decided to keep six out of the twenty. 
 
 
 I was holding my breath for the last few days after my preliminary test results were in.  Today, it was stamped Final Results.  I can happily report that gallons of water indeed helped and my kidney function is up.  And I don't remember who it was that suggested drinking water through a straw and I can't tell you how that has helped me.  I have no idea why, but I can suck it down much easier than drinking from a glass.  Thank you thank you!
 
I'm going to take a Tylenol this evening so I can stitch, hope I get a decent amount completed.  I saw Plum Street's Kringle and Woolard on a stitcher's post and think it's adorable.  May have to check into this chart.  I must miss a lot of designs!
 
Hope your week's end spills into a great weekend.
 
Thanks for visiting.
 
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14 comments:

kelley said...

wonderful news about your kidney function!!!

Frances N said...

So glad you're doing better! A good report is always welcome!!
Oh my---glad you didn't blow up your oven! That's just what you would need to be dealing with!!
I have seen that pattern recently, and really liked it! You have good taste! ha

diamondc said...

Marly: You always make me smile with your post, wow I think that would have been a sound to hear coming from the oven, glad you were able to save them.
I am so happy about the results of your test.
Love the Plum Street Design.

Blessings
Catherine

Marie Phelps said...

You are always up to something! Good news on your test results.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Yay for the kidneys! You must be so relieved. Exploding vegetables?! Whatever next! The mind boggles! xx

C. M. Designs said...

So happy for your good report about your kidneys. I always use a straw in my water and ice too.......iced cold water is so good.
Am glad your oven didn't go "boom" ! Your gourds are beautiful.
Love the Santa with the sheep too.
Have a glorious weekend.
Charlotte in Va.

Annmarie said...

YEAH!!! So glad for the good news and hope that you continue to feel better
Happy November

Vickie said...

Good news my friend!

Kristen said...

So glad to read that you're OK, Marly.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Great health news!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Heritage Hall said...

Great news on your test results....keep up the healthy agenda.
Just love the Kringle...stop tempting me...now I have to have it....
Have a wonderful weekend...

Mary said...

Glad you have good test results. My travel friend has always been big on drink water, drink water. She is after all a dialysis nurse, they can be intense. Great gourds, I had a potato explode once that was bad enough!

Maggee said...

GREAT TEST RESULT NEWS! YAY!! Yes, there is a LOT of great cross stitch out there! Who can keep up?? Hugs!

Barb said...

Very glad to hear about your kidney function!!

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