Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 9:46PM
Out with the old... in with the new... beautiful, functioning dishwasher! See those dishes in the sink? They have been there a while...they are rinsed off, but with my toe I never quite finished all the dishes each night. I tried to make sure there were bowls for in the morning (and then we ran out of milk!) and Eliana's cups got washed. The first load is running now, though! Look at those green lights! It's a go! It doesn't sing Broadway show tunes, but I'm not handing out Tonys (Tonies?) here. What's important is that I don't have to get all sweaty doing the dishes at night anymore. And I can still have time for ice cream and a quick run through the house (because it looks like a bomb went off in here-namely two: "Little Man" and "Big Blue") and pick up trash and sleeping bags and dirty clothes (oh, I already did that one!) and more trash. There is a lot of paper strewn about...magazines, 3 x 5 cards (Hey, here's something really funny that is totally unrelated but because I am the kind of person who enjoys letting everyone know what an idiot I am I will share this. I was looking on the keyboard for the symbol for "times" or "by" and of course it doesn't exist. I was getting irritated...there is a plus sign, a minus sign, an equals sign, but no times. I suddenly realized, however, that I could use the lower case x. I am so smart.), torn up pieces of computer paper. Maybe it wasn't a bomb; maybe the paper aisle at Office Depot threw up in my living room. What does that have to do with a dishwasher? Oh, yes, I have a little extra time tonight. And speaking of time, aren't you glad you are spending your precious time reading such interesting stuff? Here is one more thing that has nothing to do with dishwashers but is actually interesting and fun. Christian called out to me tonight that his tooth was hurting. I told him to come here and asked him which one. He showed me and I said,"Maybe it's loose. Wiggle it." Sure enough, there was a little wiggle! I said,"Tell me how you feel about your loose tooth." He said,"GREAT!" I can't believe he's starting to lose his teeth. My children are growing up, people! They tell you that this is going to happen, but they can't really prepare you for the reality of it. I have a dishwasher again! Yay!