Mama Diaries

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Mama's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Let me tell you about my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Which was actually kind of funny, in a weird sort of way.

Georgia, the fine state in which I live, had experienced a drought. We had no rain for a couple of months. Well, that all changed on the day my son and I were scheduled to go Christmas caroling with a nice group from church. Of course, on that day, the heavens opened, and the rain came down. Mama got soaked. Did I mention it was cold?

Then, I came home (still wet and cold) and did some laundry. Except I had a little problem. Somebody had lost the cap to the laundry detergent. You may or may not be familiar with how the mega-sized liquid detergent bottles work. There are actually two spouts. One is a spigot, where you press a button and detergent flows out, and the other is the cap, where you can pour it out. Since my washing machine is a tall, super high power thing, it's much easier to use the spigot. Which I did. But I didn't notice that the cap was missing on the other opening. Guess what happened?  As I used the spigot, I tilted the container. As I did, liquid detergent poured out of the top, onto my head, and on my clothes.

So now, I was cold, wet, and covered in detergent.

But that's not all.

I went down to the kitchen to pack my kids' lunches for school. As I reached for the sandwich bags, which were on a very high shelf in the pantry, I knocked something over. A glass bottle of shrimp cocktail sauce. It splattered on the floor, breaking in a million pieces, covering me, the cabinet, and the floor with red goop.

All I could think was, why?   Why couldn't the shrimp cocktail sauce have fallen first? And then the detergent, and then the cold rain. At least I would have been clean. But no. I had to end my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day  as a strange-smelling, cold, grouchy, irritated catastrophe.

Oy!

34 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    What a crazy series of unfortunate events! Your house must have looked like a bloody crime scene by the time you were done. :) You're right. If those calamities had taken place in reverse order it would have worked out much better.

    I hope you are cleaned off, dry and deodorized by now, dear friend Sherry, and I hope the rest of your week goes a lot more smoothly! :)

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    1. Yes, I am sparkling clean now. Hopefully that won't ever happen again. :)

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  2. Is there something in the stars the last few days? Things have not gone well here, either--LOL! But--you win. ;)

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    1. Yes. I think something is most definitely wrong with the alignment of the planets and stars. It's been that way all year.

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  3. Oy is right. How horrible for you. The sequence of events for the very bad day just wasn't right. I hope you've recovered by now. :)

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    1. I've basically recovered. It was a traumatic experience. ;)

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  4. Sounds like a good day to go back to bed. I've over dumped laundry detergent for that very same reason.
    And it is cold and wet now, isn't it?

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    1. I was certainly glad when that day was over!

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  5. Go to bed. Now. Before anything else bad can happen. Sleep as long as you want. Schultz can take charge while you're in bed. When you wake up, it will all have been a bad dream.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Schultz in charge might be a nightmare. ;)

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  6. lmao maybe the other two were just trying to get you to appreciate the rain

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    1. Right. Of course. Now I fully appreciate the cold rain. :)

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  7. So sorry. *snicker, snicker* That's terrible... *bellows in laughter*

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    1. Uh huh. It's funny when it happens to someone other than you. ;)

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  8. When this kind of thing happens to me I throw a tantrum like a bratty little kid.

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    1. You see, if I had thrown a tantrum like a bratty little kid, something else would have happened, and I probably would've ended up with a broken bone.

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  9. Days like that happen all too often, you'll be able to look back and laugh later.
    Enjoyed the post Sherry.
    Yvonne.

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    1. As my grandmother used to say, "This too shall pass."

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  10. That is definitely one of those days when you just want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head. But wait, if your luck is like my luck, the bed was collapse. :) Hope it is smooth sailing the rest of the week and beyond.

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    1. Haha! Exactly. Fortunately, the bed did not collapse, and the next day was better.

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  11. LOL! Your thought about the order of how things happened made me laugh. That would be one of those days I'd want to crawl back into bed and pretend I hadn't gotten up.

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  12. Darn. You really did do that in reverse order, didn't you? I would have said some really naughty words if that happened to me.

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    1. I was thinking plenty of naughty words! ;)

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  13. Wow Sherry, that was the day... I have had days similar to that... by the end of it I just had to laugh... at least it was funny story... I am glad to hear you were not hurt xox

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    1. Yes. If the glass from the shrimp cocktail bottle had cut me or I had gotten a concussion, that would have been much worse!

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  14. that is a sign from Heavens that thou should not sing in public :PPP

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    1. Yes. I should heed this sign in the future!

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  15. Ha! That's a great way to look at it. On the bright side, at least Schultz didn't offer to help clean you off?

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    1. No. Schultz took one sniff of the cocktail sauce and left the room!

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  16. Yes, the other way round would have been far better. You poor thing. Have a super, goop free, rest of December. Enjoy the festivities.

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    1. I think I've had my quota of goop for the month!

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