Friday, March 20, 2015

Warning: potential bad post

However, it could be really great.

I have a lot to get done today and I'm hoping that writing it all down will keep me going.

You know the whole accountability thing...

Starting at 8:32.

Put the trash out.

Proud moment - took a large garbage bag to the basement and filled it with things I had been saving since I might use them one day.  Put it out with the garbage. Whew!

Put load of wash in the dryer. Washed another.

Fed the cats.

Drank coffee.

Completed step 1 of cleaning (very long story) 8 cast iron skillets so they can be seasoned today while Mr. Quirky is out of town. He doesn't like the smell. Imagine that.

Emptied the dishwasher.

Drank coffee.

Cleaned the sticky label stuff off the metal brackets I am using on some shelves I am making for the kitchen. Fingernail polish remover didn't work. Vegetable oil did. Makes me wonder if I should have vegetable oil in my kitchen cabinets.

Removed the last bits of my 6 month old pedicure with the polish remover.

Put wash in dryer, put load in washer.

Completed step 2 of cleaning (very long story) 27 cast iron skillets so they can be seasoned today while Mr. Quirky is out of town. He doesn't like the smell. Imagine that.

Drank coffee.

Cleared a box of paint off of the dining table - put into messy basement.

Wondered if I should have a goal of clearing off the table today;

Painted my toenails. Big accomplishment.

Drank coffee.

Email.

Completed step 3 of cleaning (very long story) 246 cast iron skillets so they can be seasoned today while Mr. Quirky is out of town. He doesn't like the smell. Imagine that.

That took a long time.

Set skillets to soak in vinegar.

Ate lunch.

Drank coffee.

Tried to find the blog that had the info for the skillet seasoning technique I am going to use for the cast iron.

Laid out a paint sheet to spray paint the metal brackets for the kitchen shelves.

Dumped Christmas glitter that was carefully collected into the paint sheet all over my freshly painted toenails.

Repainted toenails.

Spray painted metal brackets.

Oiled cast iron and put it in oven for 1st seasoning.

Opened windows.

Seasoning cast iron stinks.

Cleaned up mess from cleaning cast iron. It is messy and spatters everywhere.

Washed kitchen cabinets and fronts of appliances.

Realized that I need to touch up kitchen cabinet paint.

Swept and steamed kitchen floor

Cut the boards for the kitchen shelves.

Repainted metal brackets.

Mr Quirky called and asked me to pick him up an hour earlier than I had scheduled.

Stuck my hand in the oven to feel if the skillets had cooled. Put my whole hand on the burning pan.

Realize I'm an idiot.

I've only gotten one round of seasoning done. At least 6 are required.

Mr. Quirky is going to be all out of sorts.

Pick up Mr. Quirky at the airport.

Go to dinner.

It's 8:49 and I'm going to spend the rest of the evening watching basketball.

And smelling roasting cast iron.

If you are actually reading this post, I thank you.  Having this cast iron almost finished is a gargantuan accomplishment for me. 

Believe it or not I started cleaning them over a year ago. 

Or was it two?

 



12 comments:

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You win the day from - oh goodness me. I am working on cast iron skillets too and the smell is awful.
Joy

Kirby Carespodi said...

Well...MY day included being spit at by one kid and being told to be quiet by another. I'll take the smell of roasting cast iron any day.

Rita C. said...

I can barely make a single cup of coffee in the Keurig without my Mr. complaining of coffee smell, so I take the smell of cleaning cast iron skillets could be the end of our marriage?

Junkchiccottage said...

Love this Karen. You crack me up!!!! You go girl you are on a roll. Have a great week end.
Kris

Teddee Grace said...

Loved this post even without photos. We should all do this every day. I think we'd amaze ourselves...or not! I don't know what the Mr. was doing all day, but he could just go jump if he said one word about the odor of seasoning iron. Maybe that's why I'm not married!

imklvr said...

Just recently started following your blog and realize I didn't make a mistake on it! This was hilarious, but I have to say...all you accomplished makes me feel a tad (a tad???) lazy!!! Dona

Kim Domingue said...

Not kind to make me laugh so hard that I snort coffee up my nose! Please, could you post how you seasoned your cast iron? Have two ( or three or twenty) that I need to preseason and I've never heard of soaking them in vinegar as part of the process.

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

How many pans are you seasoning and why so many?? Of course I realize they seem to be multiplying like wire hangers in a closet.

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

246 cast iron skillets take up a lot of room. It's a good thing that you're building a shelf.
Bravo! on your to-done list.

heather gilmour said...

You had a really bussy day! I hate smell ot iron cast skillet too, it's awful.

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Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Breathe! Lol it amazes me how busy the days can get. Its so satisfying to see results even if it takes a couple of years! Ha

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Breathe! Lol it amazes me how busy the days can get. Its so satisfying to see results even if it takes a couple of years! Ha

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