Saturday, February 28, 2009

If I Don't Laugh, I will Cry!


Many times in my life I have used this tactic, keep the smile as big as possible to keep the tears from running down my face. I think of my self as a "glass is half full" kinda girl, I work on staying positive and try not to let my sadness or worries spill into anyone's lap. I look at this life as a test and that if I endure it well no matter what, it can only help my case. I have to confess that the last several months have been especially trying at times but with three kids, a husband, PTA meetings, sewing projects, who has time to sit and feel sorry for themselves. However there are moments, fleeting as they might be, there are moments of vulnerability where I am alone with my thoughts and this week I had one. I decided to take a quick bath since two out of three children were at school, one was asleep and the husband was out and about. Now, I like my baths just hot enough that I get goose bumps but not so hot that skin melts off, now don't get it twisted this was not going to be a long soak, just a enough water to splash myself off with, but a bath nonetheless. So I sit down and allow the running water to run through my fingers and then splash my face and decollete then gently tilt my head back to take in a deep breath when the overwhelming smell of cat litter fills my airway and I begin to choke. At first I was like "Man I wish we were in our own place so I didn't have to have the cat's litter box in the bathroom!" My eyes became a little misty and then the hilariousness of the entire thing found me and swooped me up out of my pity party and I began laughing out loud!! I mean, really how funny, I finally have a moment to relax and all I can think about is the smell of cat poo and chemicals trying to mask it, can we say relaxing?!?! Maybe next time I will find somewhere else to relax!

8 comments:

Rob and Michelle said...

Oh, this cracks me up. My cat in Germany used to wait until I was almost asleep and totally relaxed in my tub and then sneak in and do her thing. All of a sudden I'd be wondering, "WHAT is that smell?!" And of course she'd miss the box. GAH! And I swear she'd look into my eyes with a snickering grin as she sauntered out of the room. Evil cat that she was. Hope you finally found some time to relax. :)

R and R Stacy said...

That is hilarious!!! I don't have a cat but I can only imagine the smell. It must of been awful. Silly cat! Better luck next time.
Have a great weekend!

Jill said...

I think I'm gonna cry because that bathtub in the photo is SO gorgeous! (sorry 'bout the poop thing)

Liz - Jess said...

Only you can write a well written, keep your attention post, about CAT POO! Very funny! :-) But isn't that our life??

Tara said...

I have a cat-- I can only imagine hilarious

VivaLasFloyds said...

at least there wasn't cat poo in the tub!

sorry i missed your party. we really did have plans for that night that my husband had made. next time for sure.

Jeremy and Shauni said...

You're so cute and so funny. :) We are planning to sign up for Women's Conference this week--we'll have to set up a time when we can meet up.

My brother Collin is a junior this year. How old is your sister Emily? Crazy how fast time goes!

Jessi McCall said...

I just wanted to swing by and thank you for having us over the other night. I had a great time! That was SO nice of you to invite everyone over. Your kids are too cute in person! Loved 'em. Thanks again...and maybe you should go for a massage next time and skip the bath. LOL :)