Our toaster needed to be cleaned. And when I pulled the tray out I realized there was easily a loaf’s worth of bread crumbs in the toaster and another half loaf under the toaster. So, it hadn’t been done in a while.
I shook and banged and, still, there were crumbs. To fix the situation, I hosed out the interior of the appliance. Perfect cleanliness. But then, as the wife of an electrician, I thought to myself perhaps I should wait to plug this in.
When Andy arrived home from work he saw the post it note and inquired. I explained how the toaster got *so clean* and he said through a disbelieving half-grin you did what? and then laughter, who does that? So it is a huge, hilarious joke that I could even rationalize this and the toaster will not toast for a few days. If ever, Andy says. We’ll see. That toaster has a new will. I mean, it is really clean. Am I nesting? I think it needed a break anyway. Andy likes his birdman, so that will be rough. It is like not putting your shoes on right away after a pedicure–a necessary step in the process.
We all have our “bright moments” when we think that something we do is so smart, only to think about it later and realize it was not one of our stellar resolves. Mine was when I was cleaning the frig, about 3 years into marriage, & discoved an old, soggy jars of pickles…..for some reason I decided to flush them rather than toss them, (prehaps it was the shape of them!). I still have the image in my head of my dad and your dad in the back yard on hands and knees, literally up to their elbows trying to dislodge my “bright moment”.
Yours in pickles…Mom