Firstly, I've been away from the hook lately. I've been doing quite a bit of wandering and photographing on the back roads of this beautiful state where I live. This is a view from Saturday.
We were about 50 miles west of home...those clouds in the sky were storms back where we live...but they made for an impressive sky! Such a beautiful day up there! Exploring the back roads of Virginia is a very happy state of existence for me. We saw rolling fields of tall corn with the sun on the back side of the crop...just gorgeous. Cows, horses, goats...all in great abundance far from the madding crowd. We have, blessedly, had rains in recent weeks and the fields are fairly green.
So what's the laugh I referenced to start? Well.....I'm an iced tea drinker. I make a pot in the coffee maker each morning and then set that pot of hot tea on an empty burner of the stove to cool. Somehow, at a rather fast pace of whirling through the kitchen doing some cleaning this morning, I managed to catch my little finger in the handle of the pot - which was facing outward toward the room (with the spout facing the back of the stove). The pot went air born - backward - and landed upside down in the middle of the kitchen floor. Poor Dudley (our dog) was stretched out in front of the kitchen sink and when he saw it coming, he tucked tail and ran for the hills...it's a good thing he's a quick mover. The tea was no longer hot - but it wouldn't have been pretty if he'd gotten drenched. All I could hear was glug, glug, glug as the entire pot emptied itself on the floor. Focused on the mess on the floor, I grabbed an old bath towel and threw it over the spill to start sopping it up. Swiffer helped to clean up the remainder. With the floor dry, I stood up straight to realize the dishwasher front was dripping tea...oh...and the microwave on the counter top across the other side of the kitchen...yup it was dripping too. And the refrigerator...a good 8 feet away...it was bathed in tea. And what's that? The napkin holder on TOP of the refrigerator? Why yes, indeed, it was sopping wet too. Oh...and looky there...all the top cabinet doors have tea running down their fronts. At this point I called my hubby to share my tale of woe. As he answered the phone on his end, my gaze turned to the ceiling.
He said "Hello?"
All he heard from my end was...
"The celing...oh my God...the ceiling!"
Good grief...what a mess I made. Never, ever in my life have I done something on that level of messiness! How could one pot of tea hit so many surfaces?
Just had to share. How could I do anything but laugh at myself?
I hear my new pot of tea has finished brewing. I'm off to place it on the stove to cool...but this time it's going on the BACK burner. Thanks for sharing my misery! Hope your day is dry and your ceiling stays clean!!!
Hugs from Mrs. (S)pots.