Luck? Or Divine Intervention?


I made 3 batches of blueberry lemon scones for my daughters class yesterday.

After I had zest-ed and juiced the lemons, added them to the mix, and made the glaze, I realized my lemons were actually limes.

I know that sounds crazy, but it’s true.  My husband’s grandpa has a lime tree that produces these amazing YELLOW, lemon sized limes.  For real.

Anyway, by the time I had figured out that I had just made about 50 blueberry LIME scones, it was too late.  No way was I going back and making making new ones with lemon.

I was a bit harried anyway {since I had to fit making scones into my already busy day} when something started nagging at me.

The handle from my sugar canister was off when I started baking and although the handle was in sight, the screw that attaches it was not.

I started thinking…..”was that a metal hitting metal ding I heard when I added the sugar?”

“Surely not.  But possibly”.

If there was a screw in my batter, I’d know it though, right?  When it was mixing I would have noticed it.  When I was dropping the scones on the baking sheet, I would have found something foreign, right?


I pushed that nagging feeling aside and forgot all about it.

Until today.

When I took 3 batches of scones to my daughters classroom where all of the students in her class and their parents partook of them.

And my daughter brought me a metal thing that she found in HER scone.

I’m left wondering if the fact that she got the scone with the screw in it was LUCK  or divine intervention?

I would have been horrified if someone else got the screw thingy in their scone.  I would have died if someone got hurt by it.

I’m going to call it a little of both and call it a day.

I’ll try to remember this lesson in the future, too.

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About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. 1
    Adoption of Jane says:

    Whew!!!! Hope your next batch is better!

  2. 3
    Susie's Homemade says:

    I hate it when things like that happen! Sometimes, I think luck is divine intervention:-)

  3. 6

    Oh my goodnes…there is no such thing as luck. It definately divine intervention.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Wow! I say probably a little bit of both. So how did they taste with the lime instead of lemon?

  5. 8

    I’m thinking your daughter should have to make the next batch of scones – kind of like finding the baby in a King Cake.

    No such thing as a coincidence. Devine intervention for sure.

    • 9
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      I think you are right! 🙂 No more lemon blueberry scone preparation for me. 🙂

  6. 10
    blueviolet says:

    That sounds like divine intervention to me! Bizarre!!!

  7. 12
    Twitter: petersonstlouis

    Oh my goodness! I am so glad that no one ended up eating it!

    I love limes so I would have totally loved the lime scones!!

    • 13
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      They were good, but I had to add extra sugar to the glaze so they didn’t have a bitter after taste.

  8. 14

    Holy crap, that’s pretty wild. But you didn’t say how they tasted with the lime instead of the lemon.

    Justine 😮 )

    • 15
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      The lime was a little more bitter in the glaze so I just added more sugar. 🙂

      Emma came home and told me that all the kids said, “those scones looked gross, but they were really, really good”.

      I think the blueberries didn’t look so hot to the kids.

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    kisatrtle says:

    Wow…that turned out alright.

  10. 18

    I am not sure what you would call it, but thankfully your daughter got it! This sounds likes something that would happen to me.

    We also have one of those lime that looks like lemon trees.

    • 19
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      I still can’t believe how lucky that was.

      The limes are the best I’ve ever had, but I wish they were just a little green so my pea brain didn’t get confused. 🙂

  11. 20

    I’m going with divine intervention. That is SO LUCKY that it was your own child to came up with it.
    How did they taste?

  12. 22
    Twitter: Twinfatuation

    I’m going with Divine Intervention! 😉 Wheew!

  13. 24
    Twitter: CarissaRogers

    In my best grandpa voice…..

    “It was the..Spaarrit”.

    funny things we moms do while baking and thinking about a million different things eh? It’s a wonde we don’t crash in the car knowing how many different thoughts are running through my head…!

    • 25
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      I’ve read your comment like 10 times today. I think your right…in that accent, too.

  14. 26

    wow. that’s crazy! that’s what you get though, for being so domestic… I’m kind of glad that my school does not allow anything homemade. It makes me feel ok about picking up a dozed lard filled twinkies instead…

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    Jen @ buried with children says:

    Wow, that is amazing. I agree with you, totally a little bit of both.

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    Allison @ Slice of Heaven
    Twitter: Tiggsntx

    Wow, what a story! Yeah, I am thinking a little bit of both, too!

  18. 31

    That was definitely divine intervention!

  19. 32
    Twitter: mommysstillfab

    Okay, this is frightening. Something very similar happened to me a few months ago with a crock pot… and a missing screw ( I liked up the post).

    You got very lucky! And so did your babe!

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      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      I cannot believe I’m not the only one. I feel so much better. 🙂 Now I have to go read your experience.

  20. 34

    I dont know that just doesnt happen, I wouldnt call it luck!

    So how did the scones turn out with the lime instead of lemon?

  21. 35

    ♥ Divine Intervention for sure!!! So was there any difference from the lemon to lime? I bet it was just as great!!! 🙂

  22. 36

    That is always my biggest fear when baking for a crowd, did I leave something out, or add too much of something, or the biggest scare..a foreign object that does not belong. Worked out great!

  23. 37

    Oh man Angie! Glad it all ended well. I want the recipe!

  24. 38

    Whatever it is, you do have a guardian angel!!! What a relief!

  25. 39
    Twitter: ninemoremonths

    I definitely think it was a little bit of both. And thank goodness it didn’t harm your daughter!

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    Live.Love.Eat says:

    LOL>. Oh this is great!!!!!!!!! Tooooooooooooo funny. I once left a spatula in my baked ziti.

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    Twitter: 1momof5

    That is so funny! Funny in a really scary way. Yikes! Thank goodness your own daughter found it. Can you imagine?…..

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    Kerry Ellington says:

    Oh wow! That is definitely Divine intervention. I’m glad it worked out well and that your daughter didn’t get hurt.

    Better luck with your next batch of scones. 🙂