Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Things I Learned in August

My good friend, Amy, did this with her blog last month, and it looked like fun, so here is what I learned in August 2013:

How to Change a tire-
My Hubby's car tire had something wrong with it, so he was going to put the spare on to drive it to the tire shop. I went outside to watch and realized that, if I had an emergency, I would have no earthly idea where to start changing a tire. So I asked him to show me how. And he did. He had already loosened the bolts so the rest was pretty simple. Then he made me do it on the mini-van to make sure I could get the bolts loosened by myself if I ever needed to. I had to bounce on the wrench thingy to get them off, but I did it! I also snapped a few pics for your enjoyment.

-Make Fried Rice- My hubby LOVES fried rice. So when I ran across this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. I made it on his first day of classes as a "woohoo, school is evil so let's make yummy food to make up for it" meal.  It turned out great and will definitely be added to our repertoire. I meant to take pictures, but, I didn't. So sue me.

-How Not to Make Pizza on the Stove.- So for a while I had been without an oven. Which meant no homemade pizza. Which meant depressing Friday nights, when we normally have pizza. So I decided to try something I saw on...you guessed it..Pinterest. Yes, I'm obsessed, but that's beside the point. Anyhoo, I tried pizza in an iron skillet...on the stove. Long story short, I won't be doing that again. Thankfully, my oven is now fixed and I can make pizza like a normal person.

-I like Calvin and Hobbes comics- I always thought comics were for nerds. Don't misunderstand me, I don't have a problem with nerds....in fact, I married one and I love him to pieces. And he has this whole other world of hobbies and interests that I'll never pretend to understand. However, since we've been married he has introduced me to a few things that I would have thought was for nerds only, but I ended up enjoying them. Calvin and Hobbes is one such thing. In short, Calvin and Hobbes IS SO SO SO FUN! They make me laugh. So I thought I'd share one of my favorites. It reminds me of my Mom and Dad :)

So there ya have it. That's what I learned in August. What did you learn?



  1. I love that you had to jump on the wrench. I have never changed a tire. we used to have AAA membership so I didn't worry about it...we don't anymore so I should probably get on that!

    what went wrong with the pizza on the stove?

    1. The pizza- Well the crust didn't turn out like I like, crispy and thinner. Instead it kinda turned out dense and chewy and thick. Maybe that wasn't the stoves fault. Maybe it was just a bad batch of dough. And then the cheese didn't melt very well since I don't have a lid that fits very well on my cast iron skillet, plus even when it did melt, it didn't brown...which to me,is very important with pizza. It also kinda stressed me out because the recipe said the crust burns really easily. So I was all worried about that the whole time, and it just wasn't as fun as cooking normally is to me :P