As much as I hate it, part of the 49andcounting life happens to be aches and pains! Darn it! I’ve got this little back thing going on…and knee thing, and wrist thing…I been told it’s called “arthritis”. I know, I know…that’s an old lady word…my grandma had arthritis…not me! Guess again. Darn back!
On one of my little shopping trips I picked up the sweetest little “Flannel Heating Buddy”. A soft flannel pillow, with little country stars on it (just like I would want), filled with beans. (or so I thought!) The directions says that you can put it in the microwave for up to 5 minutes for a heatpad, or the freezer for a coldpack. The whole concept seemed great to me, something I could stuff in the waistband of my pants while watching a good movie, and…relief!
So last night, My Big Boy and I were watching a movie when I decided it might be time to break out the Flannel Heating Buddy. Zipped that baby in the microwave for 3 minutes, took 3 Tylenol Arthritis. And then it hit me. “Honey, do you smell popcorn?” “I smell popcorn!” “This Heating Buddy smells like popcorn!” “Surely noone would put popcorn in a heatpad intended for the microwave?” We laughed at such a thought, and I positioned my Heating Buddy just right for the rest of the movie.
But, this morning…I just couldn’t stand it! Curiosity killed the cat. Out came the seam ripper and a few simple stitches (that i’m going to have to find my needle and thread to repair later). And you won’t believe it! It’s filled with corn! Maybe not popcorn, maybe it’s field corn. But in my books…corn, is corn. Darn lucky I only went 3 minutes instead of the full 5.
Here’s my question for you farm girls. If I put it in the microwave for the full 5 minutes will any corn pop? Or maybe will I get that burnt popcorn smell? Am I the only one that thinks beans would be the better choice? Or rice?