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.