Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's The Thought That Counts

The other day I woke up really motivated to be a good wife & mother, get a lot of stuff around the house done, and have dinner made good and early so that i could just pop it in the oven when I got back from my dentist appointment. Oh the plans I had. If they all had worked out, it would have been magnificent!

Unfortunately, I spent a good portion of the morning on the phone for various reasons....MOPS planning stuff, making appointments, etc. (and of course chatting with a friend). I then decided to be a "good wife" and make Jon some iced tea, because I knew he would be excited. (I am lucky that he is easy to please!) I boiled the water, steeped (is that a real word?) the tea bags, added the sugar, and let it sit out on the counter for a while to cool down. I poured myself a glass and put the rest of the gallon in the refrigerator so it would be good and cold by the time Jon got home from work. I had a few more things that needed to be put in the fridge, and as I added them on the shelf, evidently I was pushing to make them fit a little too hard...and all of a sudden, the entire gallon (minus one glass) of iced tea had tipped over and was pouring out. A gallon didn't look like that much when it was safe inside the pitcher, but when it was all over my refrigerator and floor, it looked like an enormous flood. I ended up having to take out 2 shelves and 2 drawers full of food, wipe all the food off and shove it (carefully this time) on one of the top shelves that were still dry. The shelves and drawers were so sticky they all needed to be washed so I stacked them up in the sink and tackled the floor next, while at the same time trying to keep the dog to stop licking it up and running around in it.


After I got the floor unsticky, it was time to wash out all the shelves and drawers. As I stared at the massive heap in my sink, my eyes drifted downward and I had to laugh - somehow the way the sun was shining through all the glass, it had created a rainbow on my floor - God does have a sense of humor! I tried to get a picture but the rainbow disappeared too fast.


Finally after everything had been washed and dried, I could put everything back in it's place. I had to roll my eyes when I saw this printed on the shelf the iced tea had been sitting on originally:



Evidently Whirlpool did not take iced tea tsunamis into account while labeling the shelves.


In summary, the unexpected refrigerator cleaning took me most of my morning. The eBay packages I needed to send just had to wait until the next day. I did get dinner made (a yummy asparagus and chicken casserole) but it had to wait until after my dentist appointment. And thankfully, Jon and I each still got a glass of iced tea out of the day.

PS...the good news is that while all this was going on, Jackson was playing away in his toy room, and only came out to say, "mommy, you made big mess. whyyy?"

8 comments:

SharonL said...

God certainly does have a good sense of humor, doesn't He? That was pretty cool. Just think, you would have missed that hug from God if you wouldn't have pushed so hard! :)

karla said...

great story, but sorry you had to experience it. our husbands must have the same appreciation for finding a pitcher of iced tea in the fridge when they get home! i even make it in the exact same pitcher...coincidence? probably.

Jen said...

This has to be one of the funniest stories I've read in a long time - and, I can relate from having days such as this!!!!! Love the part about the rainbow!!!!! :-)

Hilsher Hollow said...

Thanks for sharing a laugh at your expense. I so had and still have those kind of days. But it's really neat about the rainbow, isn't it.

Amy said...

WOW!!! The rainbow is God's sign of his promise not only to Noah but apparently to you also. There is something so amazing about rainbows. Even before I knew the story of Noah, I used to believe that God was communicating with us through rainbows. I know that sounds all new-agey but really they just give everyone a feeling of HOPE!!! Thanks for sharing your crazy morning...sometimes it helps to know that others have these "issues" too. I love the spill proof!!! LOL!!! and Jackson...Now that IS FUNNY!!!!!

Nancy said...

These are the days you just have to love the Lord's sense of humor. God bless you! You are a great wife and mom BTW.

Rita said...

It's a lot like crying over spilled milk, isn't it? I'm glad you could see the funny side of it and I really wonder what the point of putting "spillproof" where they did? I don't read your blog often, but check it out once in awhile. You have quite the handsome little guy there! (Karla's mom)

christina said...

yes, mommy, WHY did you make a mess??? that's funny. happy almost birthday soon!!! =)