Last week our giant clock fell off the wall. Randomly. I was working at my computer and watched as our 2 1/2 foot clock slid from its spot, crashed into a glass vase of bamboo, and landed perfectly upright on a small table below.
Somehow, it survived! And, even though the bamboo shot clear across the room, it seems relatively undisturbed since its accident. Here's a picture of both, with the clock sitting right where it landed.
The bamboo is keeping its distance now.
And Cedric is watching over it carefully.
When I gave the wall a closer inspection, I realized the drywall toggle screw that was holding up our clock never expanded inside the wall. For some reason, though, it decided to wait five months before slipping out. Yesterday I bought a fancy drywall hanger that is supposed to be good up to 200 pounds. I'm still nervous.
Moment of Destruction #2
Rest in peace, hot glue gun. Also, thanks for not blowing up in my hand.
Joe made chicken scallopini last night. This involves a lot of excellent ingredients: capers, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, white wine!
Tonight was sweet potato and chickpea curry. I used a recipe from the blog Spicy Chilly. Instead of tomatoes though, I substituted half a can of chickpeas and one large sweet potato. Find her delicious recipe here. I'm excited to try her version soon (when I'm not craving sweet potatoes).
I need to work out the lighting situation in my kitchen. This colorful curry is too pretty to look all shadowy and practically one color.