Sunday, January 25, 2009

Distressed Love

Sometimes love is stressed especially when you live with another human being, life partner, friend and soulmate. I love my husband dearly, wouldn't trade him for anyone else but....yes, there is always a but.....I could have killed him Friday night over this incident (and he me).

Friday morning DH decides that tonight we should make Pizza by scratch. Okay, I'm game...though I have never done this before and the thought of it frightens me a bit. He hands me a couple of recipe books with Pizza Dough recipes....I choose California Pizza Kitchen. Good pizza, right?! So, I go out an buy the needed ingredients along with my errands for the day.

Now he has agreed to help me make them, right? Well, the dough needs at least 2 hours rising time, then it has to be punched down and sit overnight in the fridge (according to the recipe). Well, by the time I got home it was 5pm...DH finishes his work day (working at home for the next couple of weeks) at about 5:30....Hmmm if we start now the dough will be ready by 7:30 and maybe we can eat by 8pm. That is usually the latest we ever eat but, I am okay with that.

Okay so let's jump ahead a bit.....(kitchen scene) it's now 9pm we are both extremly hungry because we still do not have the pizza yet and we are angry with each other for getting in each others way (kitchen too small). The pizza was to be cooked on a pizza stone in the oven....we do not have one but, we had a large terra cotta pot tray (never been used for plants and DH bought to try with his new grill) and DH decides to cook in his grill . Okay....all sounds like a plan.....but, the pizzas had to be transfered from the kitchen counter, where we made them to the pot tray stuck to the counter!!! That did not all over counter@#!!! So, he decides to make a Calzone now and pretty much throws it all on the pot tray on the grill.

He continues on, because he really wants this to work.....but, it came out burned and uncooked inside! That's when I gave up.....gave up trying to help, to talk to him and to look at him. I just kept on cleaning up the HUGE mess! Finally...after he tried picking through the pizza mess...he came over and gave me a huge hug and a much need appology. What did I eat? The left over meat and veggies....had a good taste but was totally unsatisfying!!

The conclusion of my story is.......practice earlier in the day; read the recipe first before you start cooking; practice some more; when you see that dinner is not working the pizza man on the corner; don't let one little meal ruin your love for each other and most importantly, laugh at your mistakes!

Okay about my first for you!! Pick a Petal has got to be one of my favorite sets! I wanted something simple but a little distressed....because love sometimes is not quite perfect. I masked the petal shape to create a heart using Rose Red. When masking a shape, cut just inside the shape to get a more crisp least that is what works for me. The Certainly Celery piece was stamped with the flower from Baroque Motifs, crumpled and the edges distressed.
Have a great Sunday and happy crafting!!


  1. This is a great reminder that staying happy together is one of the most important things. I love the distressed edges on the celery piece. It looks great!

  2. This is a great card Cindy. Keep up the blog, I'll be following and reading.

  3. Hee hee great story glad it turned out alright. Love your card.

  4. A really pretty card, Cindy! Thanks for sharing your story about the pizza! I think life is sometimes perseverance and patience and going nuts too!