Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Relaxation

you know me
cannot follow directions
thus the words you are reading
on this Wordless Wednesday post

but I have a story

it has to do with red wine
and a cat

this cat imperticular

cute ~ when he is sleeping

I shall start by saying my husband is a prince
as when he came home for lunch yesterday
he was faced with an enormous mess

you see this cute cat
jumped up on the mantle
and proceeded to knock a bottle of red wine
off said mantle
which landed on the hearth
and exploded all over the living room carpet

glass and wine everywhere
did I mention the carpet was taupe??

so like any good man
he poured water over the stain
then sucked up what he could with the shop vac
then went at it with carpet cleaner
and a scrub brush

you still there??

how did I find out about it you ask??
his Facebook status!

yup ~ really
this is what it said:

living room carpet is possibly dead
cat is going to be dead when wife gets home
wife is going to be in so much trouble when she gets home

with 12 comments and some "likes"

so ~ I stopped for some club soda on the way home
and poured it on 
and blotted and dabbed and blotted and dabbed

it no longer looks like a murder was committed in the living room
the cat is still alive

and the reason I am in trouble is I chose to display 
a bottle of red wine in the holder
and not white!

I am just thankful that neither of the pets were hurt
as I could only imagine cut paws 
with all the glass

the carpet is not toast
but you can tell where the bulk of it hit

I still have a couple of ideas up my sleeve
and I am on the hunt for wine in a plastic bottle
to put in my holder!

Hope you have a 
wonderful Wednesday

and don't forget to take some time
for you...


8 comments: said...

Oh you poor dear! Your hubby is such a love to get it cleaned as well as he could for you. Would you clone him please? You could try putting double sided tape on the mantle. The cat jumps up, gets her paws stuck and does not like it. After awhile she will not jump up there where her paws get stuck. Most cats just don't like it and it is a great way to try to stop bad habits when you are gone.


I love it that your husband cleaned up the mess and still had his wits about him to post something funny on facebook. What a guy.


Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh my goodness Lori, that's a nightmare. I know it's not life or death or anything, but still I'm sorry. What a sweet honey you have. Maybe you can hire a professional cleaner and they can finish up the job you started. Oh and btw that picture of the teddy bear cozied up in bed made me pause. Such a sweet image to start my day. Blessings to you friend.

Anonymous said...

Those photos are so relaxing to look at, which i actually need right now. thanks.

simply h² said...

I wish I was lying in a hammock right now, and that kitty is adorable. Lovely photos dear :)

Cathi said...

I want to be in that first photo tonight, that looks SO RELAXING! Your story is priceless, Lori truly...What a sign of the times when we find out about everything from Facebook! Lovely post, Lori!! Warm hugs and smiles to you! xxoo :)

Lissa said...

that is so funny about your husband's status! LOVE the top pic! for next time... if you pour salt on the red wine it will soak it all up. It's probably to late now.

Recaptured Charm said...

WOW I could lose myself in every one of those pictures!
I've dropped off the blog radar for about a month.. taking some well needed time for myself. This morning I'm catching up on some blog reading. How are you doing over there with all the storm blasts!?? Out East hasn't had it easy I hear.
Keep warm.