It was needed.
She cleaned toilets and made the house sparkle. Debbie Day made the entire work day better. No matter how many irate customers I encountered or how much second hand smoke I inhaled during the day, being greeted by fabulous CLEAN in the evening made everything worthwhile. Clean, buffed floors and lemony furniture. A fresh, peaceful house that smelled of comet mixed with bleach. Never mind that it was an environmental chemical site. Even our old stained sink looked brand spanking new after Debbie Day.
Now I am trying to perform these household duties with two schnauzers under my laceless worn-out converse sneakers. And evidently not very well.
|I never much liked this plant
Annabelle is still a puppy with recessive billy goat genes. Last Christmas (her first), she destroyed two vintage Shiny Brite ornaments while I frosted cupcakes. The ornaments, displayed in a bowl on the coffee table to keep them safe, were oh too shiny and sparkly with flecks of silver glitter. Near Annabelle’s eye level—they were a schnauzer siren song. She left behind tiny shards of glass scattered in front of the fireplace, along with the little rusty metal cap and hook that, up until that point, had survived sixty-plus years…. Annabelle does her best work in front of that warm fireplace.
She has further evolved from goat to velociraptor?
Does she have a sickle-shaped claw hidden somewhere in that curly matted coat, allowing her to open the bathroom cabinet and snag a Tampax?
Of course with no squeaker inside, she tired of it quickly, and abandoned it on the stairs. It was too plain for her… It laid there, beneath my wall of tastefully displayed black and white family photographs. Right below Nana’s portrait. WhatWouldNanaDo?
Nana would laugh, but in that moment I was horrified. A new high low. Was there nothing sacred?
|Yes? You called for me?|
Siri is no Rosey.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
Baha Men, Who Let The Dogs Out?
Katy Perry, “I Kissed a Girl”
Baha Men, “Who Let the Dogs Out”
Becky Smith says
Love It! Glad I got to read this before heading out the door on my lovely trip to Nashville….Ar that is, not Tn…so, I’m sure there’s no chance of a KU sighting!
I love your stories and can’t wait to meet Annabelle!
grace grits and gardening says
Wow you are finally using your real name. I must not be embarrassing you too badly:)
Talya's Mom says
Loved this one, and I love that Annabelle.
You crack me up!
Loved it…as usual. We have two dogs as well, Pearl the Pest and Sadie the Sweetheart. Sadie is a rescue dog and looks along the lines of a German Shepard. Our big girl never causes us any grief. She is scared of storms….bless her heart. Pearl, on the other hand, is a full blooded alpha female rat terrier and she has chewed up: my 1200 count bed sheets, my beautiful red quilt, the couch I love, my 8 x 11 wool foyer rug, bathroom and kitchen rugs, my nice chair & matching ottoman, numerous items of clothing and the front and back seats of my husbands new truck….bless my heart. Thanks again for the laugh, Gracie’s Mazie
Love it…and can sooo relate to the findings our Madison & Gauge have brought out as well.
Keep em’ coming!!
My lucky day! Two blogs in one day! P’s mamma
Hilarious!! As always.. Loved the part about the dogs looking up at your husband like he did it.. To funny…
Hilariously funny!!! And I don’t know, this may give some people ‘paws,’ but has anyone invented ‘doggie diapers, yet?’ If not, then this could be a billion dollar idea, who knows?=)
You are too funny girl!
Timmie Lynn says
Your music pairing is killing me….hahaha! Dear friend you should have been writing this blog a long long time ago! Love it!!!
I think you have found your calling……