Frothy Friday……..Have you ever?

So there I was, running my bubble bath, when I got the urge to just go and check on my blog and a few of your posts. Before I knew it, I had sat down on my chair, and got so engrossed, that I forgot about the bath water. Suddenly I remembered, and rushed through to the bathroom just in the nick of time before the water had quite reached the rim and started to trickle down the sides. Phew!! That was a narrow escape.


This isn’t the first time I’ve almost had a disaster because of my blogging addiction. I usually do the ironing next to my desk, so that I can have a quick squiz at my computer screen in between shirts and pillow cases. I have a burnt patch on my ironing board from when I just popped the iron down to read someone’s post, and promptly forgot about it.Β  I’ve had Banana Walnut Muffins that were in the oven for a little too long.


I’ve also had overdone Chocolate Brownies that were rather crisp around the edges. (These aren’t they, as I only photograph my perfect specimens).


I know you probably aren’t going to believe me, but as I was typing this, I smelled burning toast and raced downstairs to rescue my lunch before it totally incinerated. Have you ever had any near disasters because you’ve been focusing on your blog rather than on ‘moreΒ  important matters’? Do tell.


105 comments on “Frothy Friday……..Have you ever?

  1. I think we are cut from the same cloth. I am forever sitting down “just for a minute” and 15 minutes later realizing I left something on the stove, in the oven, or some such thing. Luckily, I’ve only “singed” a couple things but, as you know, it is only a matter of time. I am, however, becoming a master of setting timers. πŸ™‚

  2. I am late to comment on this – but I enjoyed this post. and yes, we have had this happen around our house…. we call it “walk away” food. Like when I did it with some pasta, the next time someone asked, “are you going upstairs – time for some walk – away pasta…” ha! did it with rice, toast…cookies… etc.
    and well –
    your pics are great – love the nutty brownies most – πŸ™‚

  3. Oh my. This is hilarious. I wish one of my posts don’t make you fall down the stairs. πŸ˜€ No miniature disasters like yours, but the worst for me was being late for work from being so into blogging. πŸ˜€

  4. Oh yes! I’m often sitting here and then suddenly remember I’ve got something in the oven or have missed an appointment! There are just too many good blogs out there πŸ˜€

  5. Oh yes, I usually burn things on the cooker. My children are used to it now, but I do more take aways now hehe. You really get lost while reading blogs and time flies. I had almost a near miss with the bath too. hehe… Glad I am not the only one!

  6. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who does this kind of thing Sylvia! My family dread it when I say ‘just checking my blog, be a few minutes….’ Say no more!
    Have a great weekend and no overflowing baths I hope πŸ˜‰

  7. Whahahahaha! I know that too well Sylvia but not telling. You mentioned most of them. πŸ˜† Great shots as well. Those brownies and muffins do look yummy! I also love bubbly baths. πŸ˜€

  8. lol…I can get carried away blogging myself…which is why I force myself to take it slower…otherwise I’d get way behind on what needs to be done πŸ˜‰

  9. One time recently I was warming the cat’s food in the kitchen downstairs.
    (yes I warm up her cold food from the fridge, don’t judge) πŸ™‚ Anyway, I was up on the computer for a while when I smelled something and could not figure out what was cooking. It *almost* smelled good.

  10. If I’m not going to get any chocolate cheesecake, a banana muffin would be OK. πŸ™‚
    Not related to blogging but 25 years ago *someone* left a tap on when we went into town. At the time we only had a 1000 gallon water tank …..when we arrived back it contained 1000 gallons of air….and we had to wait until it rained to get more water.
    We’ve never unintentionally left a tap on since.

  11. I have soooo been there. It is a bone of contention between me and himself! Himself and I? I set the timer this morning giving myself juuuust enough to get dressed and ready for yoga. but if I lived by myself I’d probably need to go to a clinic for addiction therapy. As it is the arguments keep the addictions in check!

  12. πŸ˜€ You’ve made me belly laugh Sylvia. My answer is no- not cause of blogging, but sometimes working from home and getting too absorbed into translation created real disasters, burned rug in the living room from fallen lighted cigarettes, burned lunches…. I hope that looking at my blog will not cause any disaster at your home. Hugs, P.

  13. I have just been alerted to your Bubble Bath Post as I have just put up a new post of my own and it also involved a bubble bath…sort of… and someone asked had I read yours.
    I replied no, it was in my email but I hadn’t got round to reading much to day.
    I will say nothing… πŸ™‚

    I cannot say I am addicted, although I do enjoy and fortunately I am at the computer in any case.

  14. I’ve not had any food disasters, but I do find I get carried away and before I know it on a saturday morning it’s mid-morning and I’ve yet to shower, tidy the house and do the grocery shopping

  15. I have destroyed pans and ruined whole dinners. Oh the horror and shame of it all. “Hello, I’m Pat, and I’m addicted to blogging.” What is step two of recovery?

  16. I haven’t burnt any food but definitely have been late for appts. I will be reading away or replying to comments. And then glance at the clock in shock at what time it is and go flying out the door in a panic.

  17. Blogging can get in the way of life. But more importantly I shall have to check out if my bath is still at the finca in Spain this weekend. It was there when I left on Tuesday, but that looks suspiciously like my bath. Not that I use it as we don’t have a water heater for it, so we use the shower in the other house. But still, it had better not have been stolen and transported to SA.

  18. lol !!!!!!
    Hmmm maybe WP should consider putting a warning sing on top saying: “blogging can seriously harm your food!” I’ve also been known to overheat [understatement really] dinner!!! πŸ˜‰

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