When Life Gives You Lemons?

Friday, December 3, 2010

I really wish I was able to plan posts like the rest of you it sure would come in handy right now. I get up every morning and compose these posts you read, everything done in about an hour. Well, guess what?

Yesterday about 4pm life decided I needed another test or maybe a pop quiz. I have a programmable thermostat, you know save the bucks, cooler during the day and then warm by late afternoon, this was my first question.

When I saw ice crystals forming on my glasses I knew something was wrong. My furnace went on vacation. Calling the repair man, Ms. Twisters lovely brother in-law, I could expect heat sometime after 10pm. “okay, deal with it,” I thought.

I went to retrieve the space heater and plug it in. To do so I had to unplug the Bed-n-Bath air fresher my mom just bought me. This fell apart upon unplugging and refused to go back together. I did not make this up, the scent is winter. Great now I’m freezing but my hands smell great.

Now I was late for my hair cut, hurry. Driving, I kept telling myself, “brother in-laws are the bomb,” all the while trying to control my breathing. I arrived only to find Ms. Twister had re-scheduled her appointment but the stylist had rescheduled both of us, my hair cut is today. “Okay, back in the fridge.”

I returned home, turned on my lonely space heater, made a pot of hot coffee and sat down. Not for long. The cup stuck to my Monet coaster, coaster dropped and shattered all over the floor. Coffee was saved, a bright moment, yee-haw!

Then as I was throwing away the shards of Monet and I kid you not, the light just went out in the kitchen. It did not blow or dim; it just went out, Eerie! Standing on the table I replaced the bulb only to find the new bulb was longer than the old. Thank God for set screws that will tighten to the edge of a glass globe. Don’t ask if my light is crooked!

At 10pm my repaired man arrived. By 11:30pm I was searching the web for a wiring schematic. Do you know how hard it is to type when your hands are numb? By midnight we had a semblance of heat and the last time I saw the clock it said 2am.

My body clock went off at 5:30am as usual. 3 1/2 hours later, I sit here some what warmer but unable to comprehend any real thought that dare enter my head. I had planned to pass on awards but my brain cannot handle the amount of thought required to post those. Please forgive me. And the test/pop quiz?

Anger management. I think karma froze it right out of me. Today the parts for final repair will be picked up, I will have a wiring schematic and my hair will be cut.

When life threw me lemonade… I got cold and had to pee.




oh man! when it rains, it pours doesn't it? I've had those days before. I'd rather a bunch go wrong at once and get it over and done with for awhile :-) Ok, that's what I tell myself anyway.

I hope you're warm and toasty now!

December 3, 2010 at 10:22 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Brrrrrr...... This is why I must live in California the rest of my life. I great up in temps like that. Brrrrr.... I hope today is better for you!

December 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

I love that last line! Its a great punch line and would sound great at the end of a sevenling poem:
Let me see if AI can come up with it on the spot just for fun...

My rainbow pal Jules
heater went out, rescheduled
hair cut, and called repair

My rainbow pal Jules
Typed with numb fingers,
Froze til night, and managed anger

When life threw her lemonade...she had to pee.

December 3, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Not a good time to lose your heat, but when one thing happens why shouldn't everything else. At least you wrote about it well.

Tossing It Out

December 3, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
N. R. Williams said, 

It is so weird how that happens and it seems to be universal. I hope any invading aliens have these horrible days when they invade us. LOL.

I write my post in the evening. I usually don't really do a week or even days in advance.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

December 3, 2010 at 12:17 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

"I’m freezing but my hands smell great" - that line about made me do a spit-take!
You do well for not planning your posts. Obviously life helps sometimes!

December 3, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

Oh dear. I hope the next day is a whole lot better!

December 3, 2010 at 1:17 PM  
Aleta said, 

This is Murphy's Law at it's best. I'm sorry for your day.

But this..

"When life threw me lemonade… I got cold and had to pee."

I was laughing out loud! Good one - I'll have to remember!

December 3, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Queen-Size funny bone said, 

lol that sounds like one of my days. you could make lemon ice

December 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
RosieC said, 

Today is a new day. Good luck with everything. I hope you can be a little warmer.

December 3, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
KarenG said, 

Oh that is the WORST when the furnace breaks in the middle of winter, so sorry it happened to you. And yes what is it about having to pee when in the midst of stress?

December 3, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Tracy said, 

Jules, you were definitely having a 'Murphy' day...when all could go wrong and it did! I think all you can do is laugh so you don't cry...

give yourself big hugs, make a cup of tea and curl up and do nothing that may cause trauma!

December 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM  
Tammy said, 

Oh, I'm so sorry! But at least it sounds like you passed your test. Hope it was a...are you ready? Final!

December 3, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

You are too funny! And I love your spontaneous posts. Life gives you lemons and you have to pee. Just LOL :D

December 3, 2010 at 5:34 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

When it rains it really rains, loved your post, especially the last line.


December 3, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Gail said, 

I know I shouldn't lsugh at your misfortune but, this was funny!

The final line but the icing on this beautiful cake of a post!

I rarely ever plan a post, what comes out, goes on the page.

December 3, 2010 at 7:35 PM  
Olivia J. Herrell said, 

Hi Jules, I'm not a post planner either and my favorite posts by other people (you included) are about stuff life throws at us, whether it be good, bad or ugly.

There's nothing like commiserating with someone about life's vagaries.

Great post! that rebel, Olivia

December 3, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Oh oh oh my! Got cold and had to pee ... that is hilarious! No, I am NOT laughing at you - I promise! I'm just laughing. It's so wonderful that despite those sour lemons you found a way to find your rainbow!

December 3, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Paula said, 

Glad you could not get your hair cut! Kept your ears warmed!Hmmm, BTW, your hands truly are well scented! Jules, mio of hugs and dont forget the lemons ;-))))

December 4, 2010 at 5:12 AM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

sometimes it happens.. when such things happened to me in the past (when everything went wrong. ... ) i would go out on the road and treat myself with an icecream!! it was my way of saying thanks to ME for enduring the hardships of life... hope you are feeling better now .. take care...

December 4, 2010 at 5:12 AM  
The Words Crafter said, 

Bless. Your. Heart. You're better than I am-I'd have been crying and stomping my feet!

I supposed the only thing I could have done would have been the same as you-plug in the heaters. We now have an electric blanket-I would drag the computer in there, as well as the kitties.

I really hope it's all back to normal and that your hair cut is awesome. Try to stay warm!

December 4, 2010 at 8:31 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Wow, what a horrible day. I'm glad you have your heat back. I couldn't live without heat, I think I would move to my car. At least you see the humor in it. Have (I hope) a great weekend.

December 4, 2010 at 9:54 AM  
L. Diane Wolfe said, 

LOL! Now that's a crappy day. I would've frozen to death by noon.

December 4, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Jemi Fraser said, 

Those kind of days just stink! I hope you have a wonderful week to make up for it!!! :)

December 4, 2010 at 10:13 PM  
February Grace said, 

Dude, I am so sorry for your horrible day (and hope you're toasty warm now!) but I have to tell you- this post is brilliant.

I hope next week is so good it makes up for the sucky day of lovely scented, frozen fingers.


December 5, 2010 at 4:32 AM  
sarah said, 

yikes...not fun. I hate being cold....you do have a great attitude...me? I'd freak.

December 5, 2010 at 7:36 AM  
Ellen aka Ella said, 

This sounds like a day in my life, reminds me when the roofing guys shot our AC unit, opposite problem~

YOU are so funny, your humor is a great coping mechanism(I kind of go that way, too) I love how your hands smelled of Winter, why couldn't it be summer.

I do hate being cold, I am sorry for your pain~ I hope you are hot right now and enjoying coaster free iced tea or dare I say lemonade?! xXx

December 5, 2010 at 11:09 PM  
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