Floating on my back on gentle waves, staring at blue skies with white puffy clouds, watching the gulls overhead . . . that’s not what I’ve been doing. I’ve been fighting the Rebellion of the Appliances! Yes, they heard I had a new resolution to ignore the chores and have more fun, and they banded together to make it very difficult! The huge A/C unit we installed two years ago quit. Absolutely and fully dead. My dishwasher stopped draining. The clothes washer drains but won’t fill. Both the microwave and the toaster decided only two settings are needed: Raw and Burn. And one night, while no one was watching, they all sneaked out to the garage and beat my poor Navigator until something popped in the engine. But the final blow was the infinitesimal piece of sand that killed my camera so I couldn’t even take pictures of the naughty things. However, I am tougher than any appliance. The misbehaving ones will be replaced or submit to my commands. When I say “toast” the toaster will toast or be toast!
During this appliance rebellion my household was in utter disarray–so hard for me to function like that! But I had to focus because both of my kids were packing for college!
So back to my first sentence . . . gentle waves, blue skies . . . see my chair? It’s empty. I’m supposed to be in it. And then I’m supposed to be floating in the ocean like a mermaid.
This is what Mr. Fun is supposed to be doing. His best gazillionaire oil sheik imitation.
I think I need to set a table that will put me into mermaid mode so I can calmly go back and deal with appliance issues . . . listen . . . can you hear the waves lapping on the shore? The cry of the gulls? (and I warned you before about all my beachy dishes) . . .
Ahh . . . I can feel myself transforming already . . . look, there I am at the end of the table . . .