Somedays maybe you should just stay in bed

6 years ago

Seriously, it has been a rough couple of weeks. Between work, construction at the house, Alex, our cat’s tail amputation, and a revolving door of house guests, I don’t know if I am coming or going anymore. I am beyond the point of exhausted. But, as we all know, life doesn’t stop if you are tired, and there is no rest for the wicked. 


At 5:00 in the morning, as my husband, Marc did some stretches in the living room, Alex and I went down to the kitchen. Groggy and half asleep, I opened a can of cat food for Alex, and filled up his water dish. I was about to grind some coffee beans to brew a much needed cup of coffee, when I noticed the grinder was pretty much empty. I bent down to the cabinet where we have two identically shaped Tupperware canisters, although one is large and the other is small. I blindly grabbed the first one, without a second thought and started pouring into the coffee grinder. 


“SHIT!” I screamed out. 


“What happened?” concerned, Marc questioned. 


“Oh shit!” I exclaimed again. “I am an idiot!”


“What…did… you … do?”


“I don’t believe it….” I muttered, more to myself then him.


“Are you going to tell me what happened?”


“I grabbed the wrong container. I filled the grinder with cat food.”


This apparently was funny to him. Me, not so much… “Just dump it out and refill it,” he practically advised.


“No, I can’t do that… I poured a lot in. I don’t want to waste it.”


“You are kidding right?” But, I wasn’t. I started frantically picking cat food kernels out of the grinder. When he realized what I was doing, he muttered, “Ok, do whatever makes you happy.”


After a few minutes of separating coffee and kernels, I decided to give up. “This is ridiculous!” I screamed to Marc. “I am just going to dump it!” Fortunately, he didn’t say I told you so.


After the frustration wore off, I actually found the situation pretty funny. So, I shared it on Facebook. The comments I got were beyond funny:


Me: Started the day by filing the coffee grinder up with cat food instead of beans…. fingers crossed it’s not an indication of how the rest of the day will be…


Suzanne (my favorite cousin): How did the coffee come out? Must have tasted a bit weird! Lol:)


Friend from high school : That NEEDS to go in the blog!! That is epic tired!!


Charlie (Suzanne’s husband – my other favorite cousin) : Ew. That is the funniest thing you’ve ever done!


Suzanne: Maybe the coffee tasted prrrr-fect. Hehehe :)


Charlie: Chock-full-of-cats.


Suzanne: Boo! That joke should go in the litter box!


Charlie: Grande non-fat Purina latte, please.


Suzanne: Better! :)


Friend from work: At what point exactly did you notice?


Suzanne: It must be the moon! Today was so totally not my day either!!!


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