Thursday, January 10, 2013

Feeling Smart and Stupid- All in the Same Day!

These flowers have absolutely nothing to do with my post, but I think you could probably use some flowers this time of year. I know I can. I miss flowers in winter, but there are such lovely sunsets and colorful songbirds everywhere. So, I'm not complaining.

Today was just one of those days. I know we all have them. I woke up to my oven not working. We have an appointment for repair and I can do everything else in the crock pot or on the stove top in the meantime.

 I wasn't prepared to hear my dishwasher making strange noises. It's less than six months old and has already had the computer board replaced. Good thing I bought a service contract. (Note: Home Depot not only has great appliances, but their extended service contract is very inexpensive compared to others. I'm happy I bought it. Not an advertisement, just my opinion.) 

The dishwasher roared on, and I was upset thinking of the amount of dishes to be hand-washed. I run the dishwasher three to five times a day. I have to cook everything from scratch, and three of my kids all have different allergies. Did I hear you say "fun"? 

I tried the dishwasher on multiple settings, but no water was being pulled in. I saw that the dishsoap tablet that I had put in earlier was sitting, dry on the bottom of the washer. I retrieved it to put it back in its cup thingy. It was then that I noticed a long handles spoon (iced tea spoon) that was lodged under a dishwasher part.  The part looked like a grey top hat and was located on the bottom in the front. When I removed the spoon, the dishwasher worked perfectly. I felt smart. Actually, I felt fortunate. Let's just go with "smart".

A few hours later, I was closing windows in my kitchen (it was high 50s today), and I noticed a piece of hay or tall grass leaning on the top of the window. I picked it up and attempted to throw it out the window. It bounced back. I attempted again. It bounced back. The window WAS open and the screen WAS down. A third time produced the same results. Yes, I'm determined, stubborn, or whatever you wish to call it. Just not to my face, please.:) I looked sideways and found a big, almost invisible spider web. The web had caused the piece of hay to bounce back at me. I felt stupid.

There you have it- smart and stupid in one day! Enjoy the flowers. I wish I could personally send a bouquet to each of you. 



13 comments:

  1. LOL I love this post - not just for those bright flowers i just wanna hug, but how you tell your stories :)of well, what we would call annoyances lol

    we all have moments, but bloggers do it better in sharing ;)

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  2. First off, just let me say I'm glad I'm not the only one who can be smart and stupid at the same time. And second, just let me say that this is what I love about blogging. The fact that when we do something silly and nobody is around to see, we love to tell it on our blogs for all the world to read. Love it. Hope nothing else breaks. Thanks for the "flowers" I just came home and was thinking how I don't like winter after Christmas is over so the flowers really lifted me up.

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  3. you all do smart and stupid things. Glad your dishwasher wasn't broken!

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  4. Lol. And yes, I needed to see pretty flowers today. I woke up to no hot water :(

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  5. What pretty flowers....thank you!!! Let's just stick with "smart", cause you're definitely not that other "s" word!!! HOPE tomorrow is brighter!!!

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  6. I wouldn't say smart and stupid. I would call it more observant and unobservant. We see the things we might expect to see. When something doesn't work, we think to look for things that might cause issue. However, we wouldn't think to look for a web blocking the way for a piece of hay. No, not stupid, just not overly observant on a busy day. Who is?

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  7. gorgeous flowers. so bright!! nice! can only imagine cooking for so many allergic differences. wow!! sounds complicated. ( :

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  8. Thank you so much for the flowers; they are beautiful and it is very nice to get them in dull January....I say dull not as in activity but as in weather.....

    I think you were smart about your dishwasher...you investigated and found the answer and as for the spiderweb I think that was just a chance for you to see and appreciate just how special nature is.....it's good to see how creative God is with his creatures....and you got a laugh out of it to boot....Now for a quote from "The Help" "you is special, you is beautiful, and you is smart".......that's what I think....

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  9. Ah, yes, we all have those days! You can find some colorful flowers that I took today (in the southern hemisphere :)) to brighten your day!

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  10. One of those days. I love the imaginary visual of the piece of straw, you and the spider web. I wonder if spiders laugh?

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  11. Oh how I wish I could say I have no idea what you're talking about. But I do. And I feel that way just about every day up at school. My poor students. LOL

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  12. You aren't stupid, Patrice. Spiders are just very sneaky critters!

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