So maybe I need to look elsewhere for inspiration? How about this one? Gosh, I hope not!
|This, my friends, is a thought too scary to contemplate....!!|
As the infomercials say...But wait! There's more!!
So on our final work day before vacation my husband picked me up at 5 pm. We high-fived ourselves and did a little 'going on vacation' dance in the car. Eased out onto the road and as we pulled up to the first stop sign the little boy in the car next to us rolled down his window and looked straight at us. And then threw up. We watched in disbelief, and then I jokingly said I hoped that wasn't a vacation omen! We got home, opened a bottle of wine and sat down on the sofa (after carefully making our way through the boxes of flooring and trying very hard not to trip with the wine bottle, the glasses and the plates of cheese and crackers). Our dog came in the room, looked at us...and threw up on our feet.
I could not make this up if I tried!
The next morning my son put a load of all his good shirts in the washing machine. He called me down to the laundry room an hour later so that we could have a mother-son bonding moment over the discovery that the city sewer HAD BACKED UP INTO THE WASHING MACHINE. Yup. And...the washing machine would now not spin out the water. Yup. Yup. And yup. Or more accurately, Ick. Ick. And ick. Goodbye special t-shirts!
Which now meant, that in addition to my broken garbage disposal, overflowing dishwasher valve and no living room floor (and we won't talk about all the leftover 'stuff' from my kitchen that was still sitting on my dining room table with no place to go), I now had a non-functioning washing machine. So, it was off to the laundromat in order to have clean clothes to pack. Because where better to kick off your long anticipated vacation than the laundromat?
And this is why I needed a vacation!! Tomorrow I'll start sharing some travel adventures, I promise. No poem today...I honestly couldn't think of anything that could possibly tie in with all of this, so here's a little thought for today instead.