I am trying to take a tip from this cheetah in stunner shades. It’s just not always that easy.
Let me just give you a quick recap of my Monday:
Wake up. The water heater is leaking. Husband takes car in to be serviced. I decide to do laundry. The laundry machine fails to work and starts beeping. It shuts down and locks our bed-sheets inside. The guy comes to fix the water heater. The dog and the cat decide this is a great moment to start fighting. This is not the normal cat hits dog in face and dog gets annoyed, but rather the cartoon-y dust cloud kind of ruckus I try to break it up. Chaos. It doesn’t work. I decide to let them hash it out and try to liberate my bed sheets from the locked up washing machine. I press a lot of buttons. I shake it a little. I finally get it to start going again. I go into the kitchen to wash some dishes and promptly realize that the water has been shut off due to the water heater situation.
The washing machine starts beeping again. I shut it down since there is no water. While I am shutting down the washing machine, the dog decides this would be a great time to do some paperwork. She empties the contents of my office garbage can all over the floor. I hear another beeping noise. It is coming from downstairs. I am afraid to look. I think it’s the smoke detector. When I finally get the nerve to take a peek, the beeping stops. I go to the computer to tell my husband the ridiculousness of the day so far. He chimes in with more great news. The car. It needs new tires. It needs new wiper blades. It needs a new battery. It needs a list of other expensive things.
The guy who was here to fix the water heater finishes. The water is back on. Per the repairman’s advice, I decide to run a shop fan in the garage for the rest of the day to dry up some of the moisture from the leaky water heater. I go upstairs and fiddle with the washer again. I can’t get the door to open but I can get it to run on a delicate cycle. I’ll take it. I decide to do the vacuuming That can’t go wrong. The power goes out. I go to look up the number for our power provider on my phone. The internet wont load. I call my Mom and ask her politely to look up the number of the electric company for me. She is a nice lady. She does this. I call them. I end up entering in our old phone number. I get kicked off the line. I call back. I enter in the correct phone number. There are no other power outrages being reported in the area. I am special. I finally get a real live human on the phone and the power turns back on. I take a break to eat an extremely large salad. That went fine. I decided to not cook with heat yesterday. I didn’t want the oven to get involved in the ballyhoo. Finally, I manage to liberate my sheets and throw them into the dryer. I put it on a high setting and let it do it’s thing. The dog decides to bark at her own shadow for literally an hour. Whoah.
My husband arrives home. I tell him I am going to go drink a beer in the bathtub. That is the best decision I made all day by far. Eventually I would put the bed sheets on the bed and realize they were still wet.
I hope you are having a smoother start to your week. If not, I demand you take a beer into the bathtub with you. Necessary. I will be back soon with more recipes. xo