Beyond the Kitchen

And Then Everything Fell Apart

And then everything broke

Yesterday was one of those days.

Yesterday was one of those days where important things break, other things fall apart, and you’re compelled to self soothe with tuna melts, french fries and beer… and a prayer or two… or three, or four.

And then everything broke

The day started off with such promise.  I decided to take in the sweltering Los Angeles afternoon while reading these two new cookbooks….

And then everything broke

I was also going to write a little something to you.  Here on this blog.  Using the very computer this little blog was born on.

I love this computer.  I also love to make lists on note pads with hearts… duh.

And then everything broke

My computer had other ideas.

Maybe this had something to do with the fact that I accidentally knocked my computer off my couch armrest and onto the concrete floor.  Maaaaaybe that had something to do with the above panic sign.  Probably.  Dangit.  My bad.

Super frustrated with myself, I took an angry nap.  I woke up with a headache.  Not awesome.

I tried to get over myself.  Nobody likes a brat.

I sat on the edge of my bed, closed my eyes and thanked the good Lord for blessing me with a computer that allowed me to connect with all of you silly people and to create a freakin’ career for myself.  I owed the man some serious thanks.  It made me feel better.


And then everything broke

… my coffee table fell apart.

No joke.  Just totally collapsed.

Yes-  I have a crap-ton of stuff on my coffee table.

Yes- among that crap-ton of stuff is a giant whisk… on my coffee table.  Yea.

I didn’t scream.  I wasn’t upset.  I’m not sure I was even surprised.  I just picked up my camera, took a few pictures and then cleaned up the mess.

This time my prayer for the good Lord was to thank him for sparing my grandmother’s milk glass cake stand from breaking.  And I ended the prayer with… Really?  I mean… reeeaallly!?  Geeez!

And then everything broke

Know what turns the tide?

Tuna melts.  French fries.  Beer… and realizing that your tiny glass spoon was also spared in the  coffee table wreckage.  Also very important:  friends with extra computers.  Thank you.

Today is better.  Today is muuuuch better.