E likes to make presents for the family for Christmas, so we bought a fizzy bath salt-making kit. You mix two ingredients together with some water and place the batter in a mold to dry. It seems pretty easy, doesn't it?
We had placed the molds on a cookie sheet and left them on our table in the living room. All evening the Raptor kept barking at the table. I had left two Christmas gift bags on the table to take to work in the morning, so I just assumed he was barking at the bags. He does that occasionally, barks at indiscriminate objects. Although he is much better than he used to be. But I digress...
Well E and I must have gotten the amount of water wrong. It turns out the fizzy bath salts weren't exactly hardening, they were fizzing. They fizzed right out of the mold, off of the cookie sheet and onto the 60 year old table. Raptor must have heard the fizzing and thought there was a snake on the table. He is a terrier after all, aren't they small snake and rodent hunters?
Anywho, our realtor called and said a family was coming to look at the house. Our house was pretty clean, but I didn't want the family to come in and see hard pink goo on the table. I tried to pick it off with my fingers-didn't work. I got a knife and tried to scrape it off-didn't work. I stared at this stuff and started to panic...after all, the table is an antique and it doesn't belong to me, it belongs to the church. Had I just ruined it with fizzy bath salts?
Um...but then I thought about what it was. It was fizzy BATH salts. The word bath must imply that it dissolves in water. DUH!!! I got a wet paper towel and the problem was dis-solved (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) in seconds. I'm such an idiot! But in my defense, I have a nasty cold and blame the snot.
Oh...and for the third time in two weeks, the realtor never showed up and never called us to let us know she wasn't showing up. All the while the raptor and I walked around outside in 20 degree weather so we wouldn't be in anyone's way.
Maybe I need to take a nice warm, fizzy bath.
And a shot of whiskey with some rock candy.
And Nyquil....lots of Nyquil. (I've never taken it before, does it work?)