Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Never Too Old to Learn

I've had one of those weeks where it seems like I am constantly saying "I didn't know that!". It seems every day I have the opportunity to learn something new, sometimes the hard way.

On Monday, I was prepping some fabric with resin for a future jewelry-making class, and I had the opportunity to learn that wax paper isn't all it's cracked up to be. Apparently liquid resin WILL penetrate wax paper.

I now have a nice layer of resin on my oak kitchen table. :-(

Lesson learned - don't assume!

Tuesday I decided to fix a delicious fruit smoothie for lunch. Having never dealt with a pomegranate before, I was mildly surprised to find what a booger of a time it was to get the seeds out, plus my shirt now has pink/red splotches all over it. The smoothie, however, turned out delicious! I used the seeds from half a pomegranate, a handful of frozen strawberries, half an apple, and water. The recipe will be repeated. The mess, however, not so much. I think I may be buying pom seeds in the future.

Lesson learned - When trying something new, be prepared for surprises.

Today's lesson learned was not nearly as destructive. I awoke to some strange sounds and thought there was an intruder in the house. I tapped my husband on the arm and told him there were strange sounds in the house.

Lesson learned - a neighbor's cat trapped overnight in your garage can sound surprisingly like your home is being invaded when you're half asleep!