[Sidebar on the “terrible” storm Friday night: Bah! Humbug!! Although the official tally was 2.3 inches at Metro airport, I’d be amazed if we got even two inches here. Another over-hyped event.]
It was just routine day here on Saturday when I got another “brilliant” idea (Have you ever noticed just how many of my so-called “brilliant” ideas go so wrong?)
I had already administered my morning meds (takes about 1/2 hour), shaved and showered and was sitting in my chair reading. I noticed that the postal truck had just come, so I went out and got the mail.
Now, when I say I “went out and got the mail” I must tell you I DON’T get all dressed up warm, put on my boots, gloves and hat and trudge out to the mailbox, hoping all the while that I don’t fall and break a hip or something.
This really was a brilliant idea I had the night before Lu left for dealing with the mail (and probably the garbage, too): What I do is just put on my Crocs, go out in my bathrobe to the garage and get in the car. Then I raise up the garage door, start the car and let it run for a while (to heat up the oil and charge up the battery).
Then I back out into the street, pull up next to my mailbox and retrieve my mail. I repeat the process in reverse and end up back in the house, no muss, no fuss, no coat or boots and no falling down. Brilliant!
Anyway, back inside, I was thirsty, but was getting pretty tired of water and/or coffee (I don’t like soda, you may recall). What I really wanted was some homemade lemonade, but I don’t have any lemons. Hmmm... what else come close? Ice Tea!!!
So, I did some serious searching for the tea I thought I had somewhere and, guess what? I found it! [Sidebar to Lu and Riese: Sorry, I didn’t find the hot chocolate, though.]
I filled up the tea kettle and put the water onto boil. Then I couldn’t find my teapot! [Grrr...] So, I got out my big, beautiful, heavy, clear-glass lemonade pitcher. Now, I know you shouldn’t pour boiling water into a glass anything, so I stuck in a metal spoon (supposed to dissipate the heat).
I added in four tea bags and got the pitcher filled about halfway when it shattered! Fortunately, I had the foresight to put the pitcher in the sink before filling it, so clean up was easy and there was no glass on the floor or anything.
But, I loved that pitcher! It just “looked” like summer to me. I was sooo bummed.
For dinner I cut up four all-beef hot dogs and added them to a can of pork and beans. I ate some of that watching TV. Then, I did my night meds (much quicker because I just have to inject myself in the stomach with some insulin) and then I went to bed, burping...