Wednesday, June 8, 2011

one of those days

This morning was going perfectly. I woke up to an exciting e-mail, my head was spinning with nervous/excited energy about going out of town, and most importantly, I was having a great hair day.

And then it turned into one of those days.

I'm sure you have them. Everything you pick up falls down. Everything you touch is knocked over. Everything that can get dirty will. Etc.

5 minutes before I needed to leave for work, I made my lunch: a big bowl of Greek yogurt with fruit and granola. The lid on my plastic container wouldn't close right. I pushed. And pushed. I started sweating. The window of leaving the house and getting to work on time passed. I gave the plastic container one more hard push to snap the top into place.

Bad idea.

I'm not going to lie, I may have cried for a minute. Then I looked in the mirror and realized the ridiculousness of having yogurt on one's head. Like, a lot of yogurt. I may have smiled. A tiny bit.

At that point I did what anyone in my situation would have done: collapsed on the ground and let the dog (Chobani's number 1 fan) lick the CRAP out of my face and hair. I may have laughed. Hysterically.

The moral of the story: it's impossible to be sad when you have a dog.

Especially one who poses for you.

(FYI, I took a shower after my Ike bath. Then my car wouldn't start. Then I drove 10 minutes to the hair salon and forgot my wallet. One of those days.)


  1. I came thisclose to dying in a fit of giggles just now. It would have been a funny enough story by words alone, but bless you for taking and posting photos. Fantastic.

  2. hysterical. You are right. It IS totally impossible to be sad or mad when you have a dog!

  3. "The moral of the story: it's impossible to be sad when you have a dog." THIS! i don't think we would've smiled so much through first year without her.

  4. Aww, your poor thing. That's a LOT of yogurt on your head! Thank goodness that happened at home and not at work. Thank you for snapping pics during your emotional breakdown. And I have days like these a lot. Minus the yogurt licking dog.

  5. Oh my goodness what a morning! I'm going to be much more careful next time I'm trying to close up some yogurt!

    Glad Ike got to join in on the morning madness...and I agree with you - dogs make any bad situation/morning better :)

  6. LOL! Poor girl. It is hard to be sad when you have a beloved pet around I think :)

  7. you are very lucky you didn't go into a sneaky hate spiral.