Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sometimes I Do Stupid Stuff


Actually, more often than not I do totally stupid stuff, but since that menopause biddy has been living in my body, I have managed to top the stupid stuff charts.

I mentioned in a previous post about dangling my booms over that pot of steaming greens while reaching for something in the cabinet and burning one of them. That was pretty stupid, right? Well, my stupid streak continues.

I also washed a paper towel that James had left in the pocket of his work pants which resulted in quite a bit of cussin' and carryin' on while I was trying to get all those teeny pieces of soggy paper out of the washer. I'm still finding some in the dryer a day later.

Then, as I tried to sit in the floor in front of a bookshelf to pick up a pile of papers and books that Zach had left in the floor in front of it, I skinned my shin on one of his text books. Now I have matching scrapes on both shins except that one is horizontal, the other vertical. I don't even know where the second one came from.

Today I decided to toss 2 little 10 in. pillows into a load of wash. They're cotton, the kind you toss on your bed, sofa, or in a chair. They looked washable to me. The kids had spilled and dribbled all manner of stuff on them so it was either wash 'em, or throw 'em away.

It ended up I did both cause one of them, sprung a leak. I'm not sure how they got those 5 million little fluffy pieces of shredded foam into those little 10 inch pillows, but I know now how easy they come out.

All in my washer.

All over 3 shirts, 1 pair of jeans, and 2 pot holders.

I shook, and shook, and shook, the clothes before putting them into the dryer but I betcha there will still be some of that stuff in the dryer lint catcher. Then I had to sweep the floor.

Somebody just shoot me.

20 comments:

Sally said...

Oh goodness. I'm gonna tiptoe right on outta here with hopes things start lookin' up. ((HUGS))

Louise said...

Not stupid. I view it as practical, at least for the pillows. You have to at least TRY to get them clean. Maybe not with other things in the washer, but still...

I have sinus problems. All fall I have ragweed allergies and most of the winter I sniffle. I have tissues in my pockets at all times. Since being a child, my mother drilled it into me to check my pockets. I'm pretty good at it, but sometimes I don't have pockets, and i put one inside my sleeve. It's the MOST annoying thing. For at least 35 years I've been doing the same, stupid thing. It can't be helped!

joan said...

Menopause sucks! I go through this stuff all the time. At least you can go out shopping for some new pillows now. I hope your week looks up soon. Hey your week sounds like mine did last week. LOL Have a good one.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Dont even give it a second thought, it happens.....to everyone!!!!
Some days I wonder why I got up.... just to endanger my life or someone else's...LOL
Just laugh it off!
Diane

Dawn said...

LOL Brenda. It happens to all of us. Just have a better day tomorrow. *HUGS*

Donna said...

What a Day you're having!!hahaa...You poor Thang! I think this calls for a New Washer & Dryer..myself...And a trip to a Spa!! I'll meet 'cha in Bali...we'll be there for 2 weeks, at Least! We'll be drinking Bahama Mamas with Jose...Tell Sally and Dawn...hell...Why don't All our blogger buddies go??!!!hahaaa.......
PS-This was a dream sequence...I am now awake...guess I'll go to bed...with the dog...Hahaa...Night Sugar!!hughugs

Brent said...

We all make these stupid little mistakes. It's called being human. We think we are doing the right thing, and it blows up in our face. Get in line!!

Kellan said...

I have these washer/dryer mishaps far too often - ugh!!! Hope tomorrow is better for you!

Have a good week - Kellan

Kellan said...

I have these washer/dryer mishaps far too often - ugh!!! Hope tomorrow is better for you!

Have a good week - Kellan

Virginia Gal said...

Well you know if you had bad luck over the weekend, you are bound to get good luck during the week!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Mine likes to leave tissues in his pockets and I realize that as I'm picking out tissue bits in my dryer. *grumble* He's gotten better but not perfect.

I have always thought about washing pot holders but didn't know if that would ruin them. Now I know!

Joan said...

I bet I do stupider stuff!!! Like wash and dry my lighter I forgot to take out of my pocket. Lucky I didn't blow up the laundry room.

Cindra said...

I know it's not funny..... LOL... but it is if it doesn't happen to me. I don't know how many kleenex I have left in pockets. That is why Stretch does his own wash...he's tired of wearing my kleenex. Things will improve.

Loretta said...

Oh my...Been there, done that!! My big gripe is I forget to pay our bills. Never done it before, now I have to keep everything wrote down or I forget. I used to have a mind like a steel trap, now I do good to make it through the day.lol

Mary Lou said...

Oh you poor baby! Why dont you just plan a vacation and come visit me for a while. We can drive up and see Kat, and surprise Leslie and Carl!

itsboopchile said...

I laughed and laughed at your blog, but I also felt very sorry for you.
Hope you made it okay.
Dean has taken over our laundry and one of the days, if I'm not careful he may have the Kleenex Surprise, and he may hand the laundry chore back to me!!!
I'm thinking about getting rid of some of my clothes, he washes things as fast I take them off!!!
He also has taken over the dishwasher.
His reasoning is simple, I can't reach either.
Betty G

Houston said...

I sometimes think that the deck is stacked against me, and I says, Lord, it's okay if you're not on my side today, but please, please, for chrissake, stop shooting at me. I'm already dancing as fast as I can.

Jeanette said...

I HATE when stuff gets shredded in the washing machine. As much as I try I never remember to check pockets. At least it wasn't chap stick!

Donna said...

Oh heavens, I would have loved to see a picture of the exploding pillows! {{{hugs}}}

Crystal said...

LOL!!! I can't help but laugh...not at you but hopefully with you. As I have LOTS of days JUST like these;o) Hope it got better for you sweet!!!