Ok, this is what I want to know ~ Where can I sign up for,"I need a good-fairy [dot] com?"
Life has been throwing me lemons and I have to tell you, after making lots of lemon-aid, iced tea with lemons, lemon Meringue pie and lemon drops,,,,my lips are starting to pucker and it is getting pretty darn hard to turn anything positive and happy with all the 'little things' that are just popping up around here [as quickly as the weeds are].
I have to moan, and very rarely do, but tonight was just a bit too much for me. Rick is traveling again [been gone for two weeks and counting] and it seems that it is just raining lemons here.
So I figure the best medicine for me is to write it down, laugh out loud about it, and go get some shut-eye and tomorrow will be a bright and sunny [and humid free] and lemon-event free day.
The pipes have been leaking. Rick fixed one with a 'quick fix' right before he left,,,,,I've had to fix it two additional times, tonight being hopefully the last. It was streaming out of my clamps and I removed them, retightened and I pray that I don't wake up to a flood in the basement. Another [pisser, I call them] popped up the day after he left............I'm getting good at these temporary fixes and [knock on wood] the one I fixed by the hot water heater is still nice and dry. **Good-fairy [dot] com, please wave your wand over my pipes and let the water stay in them and no come leaking out of them.**
The washer broke..........got a great new washer [no lemons here!,,,but an unexpected dent in the pocketbook]. **Good-fairy [dot] come, I love my new washer, does a great job and really wrings the water out so my poor dryer doesn't have to work as hard...........so my wish here is that you can wave your magic wand over my dry so it has a nice long life**
The Oven caught fire tonight [thank you Katrina for noticing it, or I might be homeless]. The bottom element must have shorted out, because it burnt up in a section and is now useless [Rick said he'd go get a new heating element when he returned, so I have no clue how much of a dent in the pocketbook that lemon will be]. I have been hoping to get a new oven in a year or two and pray I don't have to do it right now. **so Good-fairy [dot] com, please let this be fixable**
The filter on the pool isn't working right,,,,,,,so I am battling cleaning the pool. **Good-fairy [dot] com, please wave your wand over my pool so it is sparkling blue and crystal clear.
Good-fairy [dot]com,,,,my car is making funny noises. Please wave your wand over it and let it be like the Ever-Ready bunny and keep going and going. I have 210,000 miles on my car and I need to get two more years out of it. Then I can scale down and buy a nice used, energy efficient smaller make. On a good note, my wipers have been working since my mother's neighbor came out in the pouring rain to help me. Thank you neighbor, you are the magic wand that really helped me out during this season of raining lemons.
Now this is really gross, but Good-fairy [dot] com, can you take the stench of dead mouse out of my closet? I am working real hard on doing this myself, but I'm at my wits end.
And I guess I need to quite my whining, because as I sit here and think about all the other lemons…..they are so small and insignificant and just little things that make me really appreciate the fact that they are little things.
So I guess my last wish for you, Good-fairy [dot] com is to continue waving that wand over me and my family [as you seem to have already been doing right along] and I thank you for letting my lemons be small and bright yellow, and with just enough sour to mix beautifully with sugar and water to make such a refreshing drink on these hot, humid, unpredictable summer days.