Sunday, September 14, 2008

One of Those Days

I know you've all had "one of those days". I recently had one, too. As I remember, the day wasn't so bad. Just long and tiring. It was when I started to make supper that it became "one of those days".

First, I was filling water jugs and ice cube trays with water from the filter. It takes a while to fill a jug, so I have the tendency to start doing other things while waiting. I mean who wants to stand there for five minutes and watch a water jug fill up? It's not high on the excitement scale. So, while I was doing something else, I forgot about the water jug. Sure enough, it overflowed and went everywhere. It was under the onion and potato baskets, all over the counter, and running onto the floor. So, I had to stop whatever else I was doing to mop up the water.(Here I am with water all over my stomach and the spaghetti a.k.a. pick-up sticks)

By then I was making supper. I opened the cupboard door to get something out and the entire package of spaghetti fell out. Upside down, of course. Remember playing Pick-up-sticks? Well, that's what it looked like.

At first I was really frustrated, but then I decided I might as well laugh. My philosophy is if you're going to laugh about it later, you might as well start now.

But, John could tell I needed help, so he said he'd make the vegetable for supper. Simple enough....get out a can of corn, put it in a microwavable bowl, and nuke it. How hard can that be? Well, our silly bowl has handles that come off. Before he got it to the mid-air, really... corn went every where, but mostly all over the floor. Yes, he picked it up, rinsed it off, and we ate it. At $1.29 for a little can of corn, we weren't about to throw it out!

Believe me, we were glad to eat that meal, get it cleaned up, and go to bed!


Anonymous said...

Yes, we've all had those days! Thanks for sharing yours. I always say, if I don't laugh, I'm going to cry, so I might as well laugh!

Randi in Holt, MI (Jeremy's Grandma's cousin)

Beth said...

Funny that you thought to take pictures of it all! :) Good thing every day doesn't hold just as much craziness as this one.

Dusty Penguin said...

This really made me laugh. It reminded me of one over-stressed day when I made tuna melt sandwiches for supper and when I carried the tray from the oven to the table, the tray tipped and they slid right down the wall onto the floor. I cried and Duane and the kids carefully scooped them back together and we ate them.