Friday, April 5, 2019

Water On, Ringer Off: Secret Subject Swap

Welcome a Secret Subject Swap. This month 10 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. Read through mine and at the bottom you’ll find links to all of today’s other Secret Subject participants.

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My subject is: You are in the shower and hear the phone ring, jumping out to answer . . . what happens next?
It was submitted by: Dawn of Cognitive Script.

What happens next? Well, that depends on a lot of things. Unless it's my younger son's name that's showing up on the caller ID, then I'll start to shake. He never calls for no reason or even just to check in. If it's just to inform me of something, or even if it's good news he'll text. But if he calls . . . the only good thing you know for sure is that he's both alive and conscious.

Here are a few scenarios. All some of them may have happened, but I will not confirm or deny at this time (although if you're a friend you may recognize a few of them). Not that I can't confirm or deny, just that it happens I do have some shame dignity after all.

1a) PurDude has called to tell me he's broken his leg. Wait, that can't possibly happen twice, can it?

OR

1b) PurDude has called to tell me he has not broken his leg. Would he do this? No, but a mama can hope for such a call. Daily (the hope, and the call).

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2a) PurDude has a flat tire (and probably a bent rim too). This can and has happened at least twice . . . every year.

OR 

2b) PurDude just wanted me to know that he's successfully maneuvered the pothole minefields disguised as streets for a change, and made it home without a flat tire. Oh, but that pebble kicked up by another car did crack his windshield.

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3a) I slip on the soapy water dripping off of my own body, fall and break my own leg trying to answer that telemarketer.

OR

3b) I don't fall and break my leg, but am rewarded for standing there cold and dripping by that kidnapper-sounding machine-generated telemarketer voice telling me that the IRS has a warrant out for my arrest. Do they take you in naked? Or can I at least dry off and put on some granny panties? 

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4a) My oven is calling, I actually left that last batch of cookies in there before I went to take a quick shower and yeah, they're burning.


OR

4b) It isn't the oven calling at all, it's the fire department letting me know they're about to break down my front door.


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Strawberry Cream Filled Chocolate Thumbprints



5a) I answer to hear that I've inherited a million dollars . . . if I can just provide my social security number and bank account.

OR

5b) Hubs, who buys my tickets for me, has called to say I won the lottery. Question is, did he put on his glasses before checking those numbers. And if he says "April fools", he's a dead man.

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6a) College Boy needs me to come open the door, he's lost his key. Again.

OR

6b) College Boy has called to say that he hasn't allowed yet another key to our house to be out there for burglars to find, for a change . . . but I locked the top lock (which I never do, and for which he doesn't have a key) and the garage keypad battery has died. Oops, my bad (on both counts).

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7a) College Boy has called to tell me that it's his turn, he's broken his leg, and just as I'm about to crumble to the (wet) floor in tears, adds "April fools!!!".


OR

7b) My bank is calling about suspected fraud on my account (yes, again but not through someone hacking Amazon this time). Have I bought a couple of jet skis lately? In Uzbekistan?
Me (desperately): " Please say "April Fools", please say "April Fools".


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The moral of the story: take showers seriously friends, turn your water on and your ringer off.

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:


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Printable Recipe


Ingredients:
2 eggs, room temperature
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened 
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP chocolate syrup
2 cups flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa

1/2 of a 7 oz jar of marshmallow creme
1/4 cup seedless strawberry jam
1/2 tsp strawberry extract

Directions:
*NOTE: We're only using the egg yolks in this recipe. With one more egg white you can make my Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Meringues.
*Separate the eggs and beat the egg yolks with the butter, margarine, brown sugar and chocolate syrup until smooth. Mix in flour and baking cocoa. Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper. 
*Form the dough into approximately 1-inch balls and place on the baking sheets.
*Make an indentation into the center of each cookie, making sure you don't go all the way through.
*Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and, using the bottom of a wooden spoon, press the centers gently to reform the indentation. Cool completely.
*Whisk together the marshmallow creme, strawberry jam and strawberry extract. Spoon about 1 tsp into the indentation of each cooled cookie.
  

16 comments:

  1. These look amazing! I love the combo of chocolate and strawberries. I love long, hot showers even more. :)

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  2. Stacy Sews and SchoolsApril 5, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Omg!!!! Those cookies are to die for!! But not from falling in the shower....

    Love you!!!!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, girl! You have an active imagination! But anyone who is as creative as you are, needs one!

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    1. Well, some of it is imagination, the rest? It's my life.

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  4. absolutely hysterical! Yes, totally turn off the phone and enjoy that shower. Somehow I have a feeling all those scenarios may have happened.

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  5. Cookies look wonderful and turn off the ringer!

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  6. I rarely get a phone call while I'm in the shower, but if I hear the ringer I totally ignore it. That's what voice mail is for. However, I WILL cut my shower short to check if there is a message waiting for me :-)

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    1. I'm always afraid one of my boys will need something and I won't be there. I long for a day in the future when I can just ignore the phone.

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  7. Love the writing prompts. My fav was the one about the firemen knocking down the door. I'll have to read responses to it.

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    1. Yes, I deliberately designed this challenge so we're all writing about something different, not the same thing. The different prompts are fun and interesting.

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  8. I refuse to take a shower when no one is home anymore. Hubby scared me in the shower about three years ago when I thought I was home alone. No wonder I have a heart problem! Besides it's either a kid who has an emergency and needs: money, gas, or a babysitter or most likely a damn telemarketer!

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    1. I can't even imagine thinking you're home alone when in the shower and having someone scare you like that. That's actually worse than jumping out to answer for a telemarketer.

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