You want to know what unpleasant is? It's sitting down at your computer, having your bulky sweatshirt (or is it me that's getting bulky?) catch your mug on the way down and dump a full cup of lukewarm tea into your lap.
Now, I know what you're thinking. "Thank goodness it was lukewarm and not scalding hot! You should count your lucky stars Sandy! You could have been burned! You could have been maimed!" I'll stop you right there. No, it wouldn't have been worse because as I sat down, I was staring at the unbelievably horridable (yes, that's a word) sleet/snowstorm raging outside, on this fine, April morning, trying to desperately warm up my freezing cold bones, only to have the tea turn my jeans into an icy, soaking wet diaper that clung to my skin like that funky black ooze clung to Peter Parker in that Spiderman movie...I can't remember which one, but you know what I mean. I would have welcomed a nice scalding by then. At least maybe it would have warmed me up, if even for a moment.
And to make things go from great to Grrrrreat!, as I get up and duck-walk my way up the stairs to get changed, muttering nasty and most-certainly unrepeatable words under my breath, my husband has the audacity to ask if I got tea on the new carpet under the desk. Nope. Pretty sure all the tea made it's way into the 2 foot square blotch on the front of my pants that makes me look like I wet myself...twice.
Anyway, that was just one of the wonderful surprises that lay in store for me this Friday. As I mentioned, the weather is horrible. It's snowing, a-gain. Which means I have to go out to shovel the backyard every time my beloved three-pound Chihuahua needs to squat his princess butt down to pee. Apparently he didn't get the dog-memo that states that he shouldn't care if his precious puppy patootie touches a bit of snow.
So the weather sucks, tea sucks, but at least I was able to begin this wonderful, shiny, new blog. I know. You're thinking "Finally! Thank our lucky stars and donuts! I've been waiting so long for you to put pen to paper (key to board???) and bless us with your wonderful words of wisdom, meaningful musings and, at times, witty repartee!" Well. You're welcome. I don't guarantee to post something everyday, but I do hope you enjoy it. Perhaps you'll laugh, maybe you'll cry...and hopefully at the same time because as the ever-lovely Truvy Jones said "Laughter through tears is my favourite emotion." Though I guess favourite should be spelled "favorite" since it was an American quote. But I'm not going to sweat the small stuff. Especially since this is my blog and I'll throw in extra letters anywhere I darn well please, thankyouverymuch.
I know I'm thinking "Great. Yet another thing to glue me to the computer everyday." I swear, the day my mom introduced me to Pinterest, she might as well have hooked me on special brownies, because I can stare at that app for hours, going from one picture to another, to another, to another, to a...you get the picture. I'm a pinning addict. But, as the narrator from Tales from the Riverbank (Hammy Hamster) used to say, "...that's another story..."
So, anyhoo, I plan on using this space on the interwebs to discuss some of the things that interest me. Hopefully they interest you too, but as this is my blog, if it doesn't interest you, then I suggest you google "boring blogs that contain boring stuff to bore me with" and have at it. I will confess, this whole blog thing is a form of therapy for me, as I know if I don't get these things out of my brain then I'm likely to blurt them out to random strangers on the street. And, quite frankly, that would be weird.