Monday, September 21, 2009

Lemon "Aide" Brigade

You know the saying: "When life throws you lemons; make lemonade." Let's just say I put Country Time to shame today.

I figured I would get a jump on the wash last night since I wanted to go to the gym this morning. See, there's something about being ahead of the game that excites me since I spend most of my day behind the eight ball. Nonetheless, my plan failed.

Sure, I should have listened to Hubby when he pointed out that the washer sounded a little off. But I didn't. I should have checked the bag at Dunkin Donuts before I left the window. But I didn't. I should have learned all the words to American Pie. But I didn't. (Wait a darn minute, who wrote that?)

Anyway, my morning began at 5:45am. By 6:15 I attempted to do a load of wash. By 6:17 I realized that it was not going to happen. After the "click, click, BANG!" I finally turned the darn thing off. If it had not been for children; I would have headed right back where I started...bed!

I figured I could work my frustrations out at the gym. This would have been a good solution until I entered the cardio room only to find every elliptical machine was filled. So I jumped on a bike. Unfortunately I only burned half the calories. So I decided to celebrate with a chocolate chip muffin at Dunkin Donuts.

This leads me to the life lesson : "Always check your bag before leaving the drive through." The thing is, I usually do. But when all you order is a muffin and the bag was the right size and right weight, it seemed only appropriate to pay and drive off.

When I got home, I found my chocolate chip muffin had magically turned into a blueberry muffin. I have just one thing to say: "I don't like magic!" Sure, blueberry muffins are OK, but I had readied my palette for a chocolate chip muffin. Therefore, by the time it hit my tongue, I was experiencing that taste you get when you follow orange juice with toothpaste.

When Hubby arrived home from work we were off to buy a new washer.We decided that our stars weren't exactly lining up lately, so we threw in a dryer for good measure. They'll both be delivered Wednesday.

Hopefully by then, I will have finished this glass of lemonade.


Kathy B! said...

See, that's your problem. You're drinking lemonade when you should be drinking wine.

ethelmaepotter! said...

LOL, Kathy B!
At least you got a new washer and dryer out of it! Hope the rest of your week goes better than the beginning!

Jennifer said...

... and a chocolate chip muffin, I hope!

Sonia said...

And see, I was thinking because you didn't get to burn all those calories, you were saved by the blueberry muffin instead the chocolate chip that you so desired!

So...did you get the fancy washer and dryer or did you stick to the basics?

Future Mama said...

haha! Gotta love life right? live on the edge... eat more donuts!! ;o)

Loving your blog! Stopping by from MBC (even though I'm not a mom, so I hope they don't kick me out) to say hello! You have an adorable blog :) I'm a Future Baby Makin' Machine, trying to prepare to become a mommy! Hope you'll share your wisdom with me!

Martha in PA said...

I hate when days start off the way, but really what can we do but make lemonade and go on right? I am always so trusting at the drive thru but there is one local McDs that ALWAYS seems to get it wrong! I might as well just park and go in, because I wind up inside anyway!

Good luck with the washer/dryer. As much of a necessity it is, they are exciting! We have a tiny apartment washer and dryer, but I actually really like have the W/D right in the kitchen!