Two posts in one day and it’s only a little after 8 a.m. Do you think a 16 ounce mug of tea and 32 ounces of coffee is too much to consume before most people even get to work? Or is caffeine like love and you can never have too much? And what about global warming? Should my hair be tingling?
–As I was preparing dinner last night (at something like 8 p.m. because David has been working crazy long hours but deserves a nice meal, and anyway, it’s so European to eat late, right?) I noticed a blank spot on the counter that wasn’t previously blank. So where the heck (or should I say *hell* since I am supposed to be practicing cussing for my novel?) is my electric can opener??? I mean, really. That isn’t the sort of thing one typically misplaces. Daniel happened to be in the family room watching tv and patiently awaiting sustenance.
Me: Uh, Daniel…this is going to be a weird question but do you have any idea where my can opener went?
Daniel: No, I haven’t seen it.
Me: That’s really weird. I can’t imagine someone would just steal my can opener and nothing else.
Daniel: You mean the electric one???
Me: Yeah, I wonder if Chris took it…
In a few minutes Chris wandered back over from his house, also trying to be patient about the late dinner thing but looking rather pitiful. Before I could ask he told me that yes, he had taken the can opener. Apparently he had gotten hungry the night before, sneaked in the back door and took the can opener and a can of tuna. “Uh, about what time was that, Son?” “Oh, about 1 a.m.” Guess we’d better start locking front AND back doors or someone is going to be really embarrassed one of these days/nights.
–That nap idea is still sounding good but with as much liquid as I have consumed I would probably barely get to sleep and then have to get up to go to the bathroom. I guess I’ll go let out the chickens, start a second load of laundry, take a walk on the treadmill, and then reconsider the nap thing.
–One more thing. Have you ever wondered if people will still use and understand that hand motion for “roll down your window” after all cars have electric windows?
–Okay, maybe there IS such a thing as too much caffeine!