June Tenth; I’ll Be Honest

I’m not always the brightest bulb in the chandelier. Please don’t say you already figured that one out.


Let me explain. Yesterday I was thinking…my first mistake…that maybe I didn’t put enough sugar in the hummingbird food I made and that was why it wasn’t attracting many hummingbird. I then decided to make a new batch. All this is well and good, its what I did next where the problems arose. Or rather the smoke. I put the pot on the burner with the sugar and water and turned the burner on high. Then I walked away. Not just away, but completely out of the room away. Then, I found the songs we’re doing for Vacation Bible School and I began practicing the dance moves. Repeatedly in the hopes of getting less embarrassing in my attempts. Well, okay, not embarrassing because I wasn’t embarrassed but clumsy and awkward. So, I was hoping to be less awkward.


As I danced my heart out I began to notice a smell. At first I thought it was coming in one of the open windows. Maybe one of the neighbors were grilling out.  Then I realized that wasn’t coming from outside and I began to wonder what would smell like something burning. At the word burning it dawned on me exactly what was burning.

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get traction in socks? I jumped and tried to run only to slide and fall sideways  into the door frame. I managed to get to my feet and into the kitchen. At least I hoped it was the kitchen, it was so full of smoke that I couldn’t see. Choking, coughing and with my eyes burning I made it to the stove, grabbed the pot of beyond caramelized sugar and dropped it into the sink and turned on the water. I turned off the burner and turned on ceiling fans, opened windows and doors and tried to figure out any other way to get the smoke cleared.

Do you have any idea just how bad cremated sugar smells?It took a while, but finally the smoke cleared. I’ve left the windows open in the hopes of clearing out that smell. I now have a much greater understanding of how people die from smoke inhalation.


But you know what? While my guardian angel was doing its best to protect me and keep me from burning down my house God still loved me. He sees me when I do stuff like that  and it doesn’t change His feelings for me one iota.


 He saw me when I went walking across the yard last year and nearly stepped on a venomous copperhead snake. Just as I was about to put my foot down on the snake, something told me to look first. It was right there in the open and I didn’t see the thing. Do you know that if there is a copperhead in your yard, if you spray it with the garden hose it will cause it to move on? I learned that last year.

I have a bad habit of not always looking where I’m going and I stumble, or even fall down. I run into things that I would swear wasn’t there moments ago. Yeah, they were. 

There was this incident years ago. when I dyed m hair and accidentally turned it bright orange. It freaked my husband out when I picked him up at the bus station. But you know what? I’m thinking that God just smiled and nodded in my direction with a word to my guardian angel, “Rebecca’s done it again. That’s my daughter. You just gotta love her.”

And He does. And He always will. Even when I do those really not right bright things. Like forget that a watched pot may never boil, but walk away from it and its boiling away and smoking up the house in a nano second.

Bella showing how my guardian angel must be when I finally go to bed at night..

About rebecca s revels

A wife, a mother, a full time employee. A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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14 Responses to June Tenth; I’ll Be Honest

  1. leendadll says:

    No smoke detectors?
    I have one but it didn’t go off when I walked away from the stove and a plastic fork decided to play with fire… I still have black plastic smoke residue in places.
    I have a fire extinguisher mounted

  2. leendadll says:

    I’m glad you’re okay!!

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