Sunday, February 10, 2008

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie!

My Sister-In-Law recently called me and compared her life to this book. I too have felt caught up in my own version of this story. Mine is called If you Give a Mommy Some Flooring.

If you give a Mommy some flooring

She will save for a year to buy it.

She will save money in the form of gift cards.

She will begin planning the project.

Then, she will discover she has a slab leak.

A big one.

She will spend two weeks interviewing companys.

She will have it fixed.

She will have to pay a lot of money since the company does not take Lowes gift cards.

Having it fixed means living somewhere else for 2 days.

After having it fixed, she will again begin planning the floors.

She will find a great deal on the flooring of her dreams.

She spends 2 days packing up the entire house.

She picks an installer that works 7:30am-7:30pm.

She thinks it will take two days.

It takes 8.

Her family lives in the car for 8 days.

They eat at a lot of restaurants.

She spends 2 days unpacking the house.

She discovers the dishwasher does not work.

She whines...a lot.

She spills wine on her hubby's keyboard.

She buys him a new one.

This whole time, her hubby has been working.

A lot.

So much he gets a bonus.

He buys her a new dishwasher.

And an oven (did she mention her other one has been broken for a year?)

She tries to have them installed.

The company gives her the run around.

Her hubby tries to install them himself.

It doesn't work.

Her Father-In-Law tries to install them.

He only gets the dishwasher to work.

Her hubby messes with the oven again.

He blows the circuit to the oven.

And the dryer.

She can't do laundry.

She can't cook.

She calls the electrician.

He'll be here Wednesday.

Story to be continued....

Having said all that I would like to follow up with this.

I am grateful for all I have. 
I am grateful for my new pipes...that means I own a home.
I am grateful for my cold new floors...that means I can walk
I am grateful for living in my car for 8 days...that means I own a car
I am grateful for eating out for a week...that means I am well nourished (and a bit heavier too!)
I am grateful to wash dishes by hand...that means I have money to buy groceries
I am grateful to have a new oven...that means I can (eventually) cook those groceries
I am grateful the laundry baskets are overflowing...that means I can afford clothing for my children
I am grateful to be waiting for an electrician...that means I can afford electricity.

and finally
I am grateful for the snoring log that sleeps next to me...that means he is home with me and not off working a second job so we can have more stuff that will mostly likely just break.


Kristi said... write like you've been blogging your whole life!!! Welcome to the blogworld!!! And thanks for the reminder of all we have to be thankful for.

Jon in HB said...

Your snoring log adores you!