Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A post to make YOU feel better about your stinky morning...

You're welcome.

If you think you are having a bad, allow me to help you feel better about it, by telling you about mine.

My morning started with sunshine and birdsong.  Just kidding, it started in the pitch-black of 3:30 a.m., with me waking up in bed, worrying over money, school scheduling, insurance issues, birthday party to-do lists, and hunger pains (because I ate egg whites for dinner again last night).

After spending a couple of hours paying some bills, and trying to find casino decorations online (birthday party), I started to get everyone up for work and school.  As I'm running around the house like an asylum escapee, I hear a loud, weird sound in the kitchen. I walked in there briefly and didn't see anything but the cat, so I just figured it was him getting into something on the countertop, which he does when I'm not looking.

The next time I came through the kitchen, I actually turned the light on and looked towards my pantry...a bottle of butterscotch liqueur had fallen from the top shelf, hitting the tile floor and exploding into THREE different, dining room and laundry room.  This bottle shattered into amazingly minuscule pieces, and when mixed with sticky butterscotch libation, stuck to walls, baseboards, doors, you name it. 

Oh, and did I mention that it took out a bottle of olive oil I had on the floor of the pantry? Yeah, liqueur AND olive oil, poured out in my pantry, soaking into everything else I had stored there.

Have you ever had to clean up something that was so mind-boggling you didn't know where to start? (Remind me to tell you about the time Little Boy smeared Desitin all over the dark blue carpet.)  This was one of those jobs. Lots of hot water, 1 1/2 rolls of paper towels...I'm sighing as I type this.

And then there's this:

No kids, that's not a jewel encrusted pink apron for Mommy, that's my glass shard infested of three like that, that were hanging on the wall across from my pantry.


  1. I'm sorry you had a rough morning - I'm sending good vibes your way! Hang in there!


  2. Sometimes it's just not worth getting up and out of bed in the morning. I've always said that less chaos happens if we just stay in bed all day..haha!

  3. stop...close your are lying on a tropical beach surrounded by "HOT" male servants waiting on your every are drinking some sort of fruity drink that has an umbrella stuck in it.... awwww ...peace....ok sorry but you have to open our eyes now...laundry needs to be done... if you need an extra pari of hands to help call me... love ya sweets..

  4. Oh man, cleaning up olive oil? I hope you treated yourself to a new bottle of butterscotch liquor. Or a delicious coffee. Something that someone else made, because that must have SUCKED. At least it had to get better after that, right? (Right?)

    (On a related note, we've lost articles of clothing to Desitin when my daughter decided to decorate herself as a warrior when I wasn't looking. That's what I get for taking a few minutes for myself. It was the first time I realized how fishy that stuff really smells.)

  5. Thank you girls, I appreciate the comments. :)

    Ck, at that point, I could have polished off a bottle of butterscotch liquor. It did suck. Truly. But I can come on here and vent about it, and then laugh about it, so it's not so bad. It did get better after that.

    I'm sure she looked cute, decorated as a warrior...but you practically have to scrub to get that stuff off of skin, I bet that was a fun task. lol. And it really is stinky. lol


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