Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Just another ordinary day

My washer exploded last night. It was not a pretty thing. I walked into the laundry room about nine and there was this suspicious puddle on the floor. I immediately blamed the cat. (His litter box is also in the laundry room.) Because of course, my ten year old washer could certainly not put a puddle of water out, could it? Of course it could. (As a side note, I now have a very clean laundry room. Nothing like a washer draining it's water onto the floor to make you pull both appliances out and clean behind them. For one brief moment, I even thought about painting.) So dh is washer shopping this evening. Without me. Because I am working late. He's concerned that he'll buy the wrong thing. I suspect that there have been washer improvements over the last ten years and as long as it "washes", we will be fine. In the mean time, everyone has strict instructions not to dirty up any clothes.

We had a security door put on the back door today. (It's a real hotbed of activity at my house lately.) I'm not sure if I've mentioned it, but we have five dogs. Of the five, one is mentally challenged (he's a shepherd mix who thinks he fits behind the toilet) and one is afraid of everything. Really. Everything. (like the sound of his toenails on the hardwood floor.) And now, with the new door on the back of the house, they are afraid to come back inside. We had a lovely dog vs. people discussion as I tried to persuade them that the door will not bite.

Or attack.

Or even look at them.

After twenty minutes, I got Wolfgang inside only to have him run back out again while I was trying to get the other one in. All while I was supposed to be leaving for work. Sigh.

Life is often not what we expect. However, it is what we have. And I am grateful that it wasn't the cat who made an icky mess all over my floor. I am grateful that I now have a clean laundry room (and a new washer.) I am grateful that it snowed Saturday and that I was stuck indoors and was able to catch up on my laundry. I am grateful for my dogs making me laugh. I am grateful that we have a secure door on the back of the house. (and it looks pretty too.) And I hope that I can always find things to be grateful for even when the day turns out to be not so ordinary.

God bless!

5 comments:

Queen B said...

What a great attitude!! You are so right. It is best to make the most of what we're given.

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Good for you for looking for the silver lining! That's the best way to get through all the little annoyances.

I was totally laughing about your dogs being afraid to go through the new door! That's too funny! And now I'm picturing your shepherd trying to fit behind the toilet. Oh my goodness, sometimes they just don't have an image of themselves, do they? Thanks for sharing!

littlerad said...

LOl... Karen I do love your dogs they give us all something to smile about... See you tomorrow...

annie's eyes said...

You do always have the best attitude. Grateful for laundry on Saturday would never top my list, I am ashamed to say. And washer shopping by a husband was a very brave move. You would have been so sidetracked and confused if you are like me. Front load, twenty-two features, heavy duty or large bin, whatever...then should you go ahead and get the matching dryer just because they now are RED or cobalt BLUE???? Ha. I am sure hubby made a good choice. I didn't know you had five dogs! I knew about the border collie because you said they were the most stubborn willed creatures on earth I believe. I love my dog, but she FILLS the entire house with her effervecent presence! Great post. I am still smiling. Love to you, Annette

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