Monday, March 16, 2009

Have We Been Over This?

So the other day, I walked into my kitchen and slid halfway across the floor in my clogs and almost took a header into the dishwasher. Elaine came after me and completely wiped out, like someone sliding into homeplate.

"What on earth?" I asked. Elaine was lying there, crying. "What is on this floor? I just washed it," I said.

I picked her up and noticed something odd about her hair. Then I saw a telltale red can with the top off on the counter.

"I sprayed this," Elaine said.

Yes, she sprayed Pam all over the ceramic tile floor and in her hair. Let's see, we've tried Vaseline, Desitin, and now corn oil spray in the hair. I'm becoming an expert at removing foreign matter from human hair.

Here she is (and my open dishwasher as you can see)...

This weekend was fantastic. On Saturday I got up at the crack of dawn and drove to Wheaton to the semi-annual used children's clothing sale. I met Alysa there, and then we spent ALL DAY TOGETHER SANS KIDS. It was fabulous. I'll show pictures of all the stuff I got at the sale later this week. Alysa and I hit downtown Wheaton and then downtown Geneva. For some reason we were obsessed with saying, "ba-kok!" like a chicken randomly and laughing hysterically. Yeah, we haven't changed much since college. At one point we found ourselves sipping drinks leisurely on a bench at a park. "How sad is it that we still find ourselves at a park even though we don't have kids with us?" we asked ourselves.

It was so wonderful to get together with one of my best friends to laugh, cry, eat french fries, shop, and talk together.

The whole weekend also brought with it beautiful Spring weather. Yesterday the girls sang in church with the other children (two hymns). We had been practicing at home for the last couple of weeks, and Lucy did a beautiful job. Elaine...not so much. I dressed them in matching dark green dresses, black tights, and their Mary Janes. Apparently that, coupled with the inordinate amount of time both girls have spent watching clips on youtube of it, left her with the impression that she is one of the Riverdance troupe, so she spent much of the time on the platform tap tap tapping her feet in a little dance. At one point she began to pull her dress up, but I think she caught me mouthing "Noooooooooooooooooooooo!" in her peripheral vision and stopped.

The fantastic weather has carried over to today. Here are the signs of Spring I've seen so far this morning:

So, on this St. Patrick's Day Eve, as it is known at our house, I will leave you with this blessing:

May your Monday be sunny,
may the robins be singing in your backyard,
may your Eileen Ivers music be turned up loud,
may your children be playing outside,
and until we meet again,
may your kitchen floor not rise up to meet you.


Ann-Marie said...

Ha, ha, ha! The image of you guys sliding all over the floor in Pam just cracked me up! What a great smile for a Monday...sorry you had to go through it, though! What an awesome time with Alysa - good friends are really the best, aren't they?! So glad you enjoyed some refreshing time in this gorgeous weather!

Mae said...

I loved this post. I laughed so hard Jack came downstairs to see what was so funny. Elaine just cracks me up. Thanks.

I'm so glad you had a great time with Alysa. She is coming home with the kids this weekend and I can hardly wait.

Juliet said...

Love your Irish saying!

Best friends always have the best times even when tears are involved.

Praying for the whole family.

picturingme said...

Hooray for spring! Hooray for good friends! Hooray for getting gunk out of hair...and off the floor!

Melanie said...

No idea why I didn't leave a comment back when you first posted this (I remember reading it - must've needed all hands ondeck that day). However, I totally want to have a garden stone made for you featuring that saying! That's priceless!