Christmas Eve Day Mishap and I’m still LAUGHING at myself!!Β 

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT ATTEMPT THE FOLLOWING What do these ingredients: Tequila, Peanut Butter, Lime & Serrano Pepper (cut in pan) have in common? 

It was Christmas Eve Day and the food prep had begun. One Serrano Pepper (seeds & membranes removed) cut up for the corn. NO spice at all so time for Serrano Pepper #2 but this time while thinking to herself, Robin decides that maybe some of the membrane and/or seeds should be included but first she should double check for any heat. (As she takes the smallest piece of membrane possible to test she is debating on wether this is a good idea or not but because the first one has NO heat to the Pepper at all it should be ok.) The small piece of membrane was slightly touched to the tip of her tongue and there was nothing at first followed by the most intense, on fire, burning sensation possible (Robin is a pansy when it comes to spice and this was WAY over the top!!) 
As Robin knew better than to drink water she fumbled around for something to help!! She found saltine crackers, a cookie, coffee, summer sausage and finally resorted to an ice cube to hopefully numb the pain!! While the ice cube was on the tongue the pain was relieved but once melted the intensity was in full force and had spread to her lips as she had been moving the ice cube back and forth and had apparently touched her lips with her on fire, Pepper oil laced tongue!!!! 

NOW WHAT?!?!?! No what was she suppose to do?!?! NO milk in the house to try and the burning pain was unbearable (kind of funny because deep inside she knew it was a dumb idea)!!!! GOOGLE!!!! GOOGLE was the answer, there must be some info on what to try online!! She quickly googled it and found a chart of “Do’s and Don’ts” and went into action with a giant jar of Peanut Butter!!

She quickly took a giant spoonful of Peanut Butter and plopped it in her mouth. She then smooshed it ALL over including on her lips in an attempt to help the burning sensations and control the flames that she was surely throwing out in every breath! (Terry and Zach were a lot of sympathetic help as they obviously laughed with her during her time of pain…insert heavy heavy sarcasm.) As the Peanut Butter was melting and liquefying in the heat it wasn’t helping!! So Robin decided it just sitting in her mouth and on her lips was NOT working so she quickly (as quick as possible with gooey sticky Peanut Butter) swallowed the Peanut Butter!! To her surprise the pain and burning had slightly subsided but was still extremely prominent and painful….what was next on the Chart that she had on hand? TEQUILA!!!

A “DO” for relieving the heat was Alcohol!!! (Please note that a big DON’T is Beer but Hard Alcohol is good.) “Time for Alcohol”, grabs the warm tequila and cuts a piece of lime. (You have to have lime with Tequila as it is yummier but NO time to chill just have to down warm!! Robin is apprehensive about Alcohol but willing to try anything at this point! The worse that happens is she just has to cook a little tipsy, she’s done that before so no big deal!!πŸ˜‰)

Here goes and down goes the shot after a quick swish around the mouth followed by the lime…..Hmmmmm, WOW!!! The intense Fire, Burning and Pain was gone from her tongue and just a little slight sting was left on her lips!! HURRAY!!!! HIP HIP HURRAY GOOGLE, PEANUT BUTTER & TEQUILA SAVED THE DAY!!! 

DISCLAIMER: While the above scenario is True and Factual, DO NOT ATTEMPT to Repeat just to see if Peanut Butter and Tequila really work!!!! LoL 

Just thought I would make a few of ya smile, chuckle, shake your head and/or laugh out loud by sharing my mishaps on Christmas Eve Day!! Hope you ALL had a wonderful Christmas!! Luv & Hugs to you ALL!! Thanks for reading my thoughts……Robin Robinson

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23 Years of Marriage…..

Yesterday, December 18, 2016 was 23 Years…..23 Years of being Married…..

23 Years of Togetherness…..

23 Years of Growing Closer…..

23 Years of Laughter and Chuckles…..

23 Years of Travels to and fro…..

23 Years of Precious Memories…..

23 Years of Creating our Family…..

23 Years of Annoying the Other…..

23 Years of I Love You’s…..

23 Years of Kisses…..

23 Years Since we first said “I Do”…..

Yesterday was 23 Years and I am just as Proud and Happy today as I was back then to be married to my wonderful husband and friend. We have had our share of ups and downs but have always found ways to overcome all of life’s obstacles. We have believed in and supported each other in all that we have done which has brought us closer as friends and as husband and wife. A Great Big Thanks to you my Hubby for Loving me Unconditionally as I know it hasn’t always been easy to LUV me….Your Luving Annoying Beautiful Sweetest Angel Smarty Pants Goddess Wifey Poo

Annoying the Husband once again on a road trip….

I think my husband thinks I’m annoying!! About 2hrs into the trip we were surrounded by big and little plateaus that would be perfect for sending “Great Mighty Smoke Signals” back and forth!! After pointing this out saying we should give it a try and send “Love” Smoke Signals back and forth and see if it works. He says “Ok, I’ll drop you off and you can climb up while I keep going”!!! Hmm….not funny, too cold to try right now, duh!! Then he told me he thought it was my nap time and I should go to sleep!! LoL

Later down the road we stop at a rest stop. I patiently wait inside the one woman restroom to hear him walk out of his side. He opens the door and I cheerfully say with a smile “I was just waiting for you inside because it’s warmer in there and I knew I couldn’t get in the Yukon.”😊He then proceeds to stretch, yawn and walk slowly back to the Yukon!! Hello…I’m cold and which one of us is being annoying?!?! Not me!!Then I cannot handle it anymore, he’s roasting and I’m partially freezing so I unbuckle and dig into my suitcase and proceed to change in the front seat from shorts to pants and complain the entire time because I don’t want to wear pants!! UGH…24*, snow in the distance and I’m cold….and my constant complaining (I prefer informative talk as he’s a guy, barely listens so just making sure he heard me disliking having to change at least once) …yep, once again annoying him.
Later again, down the road while looking out at the beauty surrounding us, while the only sound was the wind against the Yukon due to being in the middle of no where and no radio….I reach over with my finger and ask him if I can pick his nose!! LoL I just couldn’t help myself it was way too quiet but apparently according to him I had crossed the line and warned me that he would use his gun to defend himself if necessary!!! LoL 
Oh why, Oh why does my husband think I’m so annoying?!?! LoL Sometimes I just cannot help myself and just have to add a little quirky humor to our drives!! LoL Just thought I’d share to preoccupy myself and give him a break while we have cell reception again!!! πŸ‘πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‚ #ontheroadagain #icanthelpmyself #imsoweird #annoyingthehusband #beingsilly 

Having a Child in College vs Military, there is a difference…from a mom of both

Having a Child in College vs Military from a mom of both………

Many people do NOT think about the difference on families of kids in College vs Military…often people assume they are the same…often people have never taken the time to think about the differences…often people assume one is better than the other…often people take the simple things for granted…often people say hurtful things in comparing one to the other but may not realize it…often people feel hurt by what others say because those saying it do not understand that there is a HUGE difference between the two…often people do not realize at how their comments may offend another greatly and be taken personally towards their child and family regardless of their choice, College or Military. I myself did not realize the differences and had never even thought about it until I went through both. I am trying NOT to offend anyone but rather inform anyone whom may not have thought about some of the similarities vs differences in hopes to help spare anyone’s feelings in the future. This is just my opinion and how I see it as a Mom.
When a kid goes off to College and leaves the nest it is sad, tough and sometimes hard to accept but yet you are proud and happy for them to be going out on their own and to be working toward a degree. You worry and wonder how they are doing and wonder what they are not telling you about. However, you can call and talk to them everyday….you can text back and forth any time of day…..you can go visit them and get a hug anytime you want….you can have them home for the Holidays and as often as they want……you can tell them about the funny things or call just to hear their voice, YOU have access to your child 24 hours a day!!!

When a kid goes off and into the Military and leaves the nest it is again sad, tough and sometimes hard to accept but yet you are proud and happy for them to be going out on their own and that they have chosen to Serve their Country, they have signed on the dotted line that is equivalent to them writing a blank check of up to and including their lives. You worry and wonder throughout Bootcamp how they are doing and wonder if they are being completely honest on how they’re doing…..if and when you hear from them as typically weeks go by and then you receive a handwritten letter that they might be able to write once a week with the possibility of a quick call if you are lucky but typically only if they need information from you so it’s short and to the point if and when they call. AFTER Bootcamp they head off to Schooling where they have their phones once again and you can call and talk to them everyday if they are not out in the field, you can text back and forth anytime of day if they are not on Watch Duty after class, you may get them home for the Holidays and at any time if they are granted leave, you can tell them about the funny things or call just to hear their voice except when they are Deployed and far away, YOU have limited access to your child that varies greatly throughout the year.

There is a difference between the two and they should all be respected for their choices. PLEASE be kind in your words, respect the choices that have been made and try to be understanding of what others may be going through regardless wether it’s College or Military…..Heartache, Love, Pride & Worries are felt for both.

Sincerely and Thanks for Reading my Thoughts, Robin Robinson