Archive for January 14th, 2008

Damn You Mr. Coffee

I woke up (late morning) to an empty house with the idea of finally catching up with all the things I need to do now that I don’t have a house full of people. Unload dishwasher, last night’s pots and pans, undecorate the dead dry Christmas tree, etc. And set up the iced tea maker to make a new batch of tea. My 3 quart Mr. Coffee iced tea maker used to be a handy little gadget because I am an iced tea junkie that loves unsweetened fresh brewed iced tea and it provided. But lately I’ve noticed that even though I am setting things up the way I always have, I will get iced tea leakage around the bottom of the appliance. I can not figure out why! I have the carafe pushed up all the way against where the tea is supposed to drip into it, but it somehow it drips around the carafe and onto the counter. Well today the damn thing didn’t just leak onto my counter, it flooded it! And I’m watching it and desperately trying to push the stupid tea pot closer but it’s already all the way up against the damn machine and should be pouring the tea into the pot and yet…it still is missing the target. A 3 quart tea maker is great unless you end up with 2 quarts on your kitchen counter. And it’s pouring under all of my countertop appliances, and microwave, and I’m trying to wipe it up without getting electrocuted because it’s under the power strip (it’s a GFI but it didn’t trip and I’m thinking that it probably isn’t working and I’ll be dying any moment). And the sea of tea ran all the way over to the other side of the microwave where I had my favorite cookbooks standing so now of course the bottom of the pages are all wrinkly wet and tea tinted. Why don’t you work right anymore, Mr. Coffee tea-maker? Is this a company planned obsolescence ploy to make us buy new shit? Have you finally become outraged at being called Mr. Coffee instead of Mr. Tea? If that’s the case, just please don’t take it out on me!!

Mama Might Be Missing Her Babies

Okay. After several weeks of having all or most of the kids home, I was kinda looking forward to today when the last would be back off to school from Christmas Break. But like I explained to the “daughter-in-law” (no, none of my boys are married yet but just about every time they have had a significant other, I’ve become attached to them and they become my daughter-in-law until they piss me off by dissing or breaking up with my amazing son-and even then I usually still like them)–but anyways, I told the dil that I definitely miss their company but I don’t miss the constant picking up, mountains of laundry, endless dishes and activity going on because I am just a laid-back type B homebody that needs some peace and quiet–unless, of course, I’m ticked off about something. And when the last truck pulled away today, I almost felt like a whoo–sense of lightness–cuz the TV was mine again, the dirty dishes were only gonna be piled up by two of us, etc. But then, tonight, I was watching that show on HGTV where a couple sleeps overnight at a house they’re thinking of buying–and they play that gay “Meatloaf” song–Baby baby let me sleep on it–after every commercial break–and I remembered last time I watched it I was sitting with my youngest and we kept looking at each other every time the guy sang the stupid song and cracked up–and I had to text him and tell him I was watching it. And I kinda had a lump in my throat. So anyways boys, I definitely do miss all of you and love you guys to pieces. But it’s your company, not the mess!!

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