Adventures in the Kitchen

It started innocently.

I thought to myself, “Self, I sure would like some ice tea.”  The problem? We were out of ice tea.  “No problem,” I thought to myself, “I’ll just make some.

And so it began.

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Since the ice tea pitcher was dirty, I had to wash it. However, it’s  too big to fit in the dishwasher.

No problem,” I thought to myself,  “I’ll just wash it out in the sink.”  That would have been a great idea, if the sink hadn’t been full of dirty dishes (which is a whole other story).  I took a deep breath, loaded as many dishes as I could into the dishwasher, and started it.

However (you knew there was another however to this story, didn’t you?)… However, I still needed to wash the remaining dishes by hand.  “No problem,” I thought to myself… until I noticed the dish rack was filthy.  I took a deep breath, put the rack into the sink, and washed it too.

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And then I asked myself, “Self, why are you even in the kitchen anyway?

Oh yes, the ice tea.

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Now that the dish rack was clean, I could wash the rest of the dishes by hand.  However (surely you’re not surprised to see that word are you?)… However, I’m not the neatest or most graceful of people,  and I spilled water all over the counters and floor.

No problem,”  I thought to myself, “I’ll just clean it up.”  I took a deep breath and cleaned the counters with bleach and mopped the floor.

Then I thought to myself, “While you’re at it, why not just wipe down the cabinets and fridge door?”  So I took a deep breath and cleaned the cabinets and refrigerator door.

And then I decided that since I was already wiping down the fridge door, I might as well wipe out the inside, right? I took a deep breath and cleaned out the refrigerator too.

That’s how I got my clean counters, cabinets, refrigerator, and kitchen floor.

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And then I asked myself, “Self, why are you even in the kitchen anyway?

Oh yes, the ice tea.

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No problem,” I thought, and I started the ice tea maker.

By now, the dishwasher was done, so I unloaded it while waiting for the tea to brew. As I was taking out the dishes, I noticed a white filmy goop over most of the dishes.

No problem,” I thought, “I’ll just wash all the clean dishes by hand to make sure they really are clean.”  I took a deep breath and washed all the dishes that the dishwasher had just washed.

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And then I asked myself, “Self, why are you even in the kitchen anyway?

Oh yes, the ice tea.

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So, two hours after my original ice tea craving, I had cleaned my kitchen counters, sink, dish rack, refrigerator, floor, and dishes.

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However (you knew there had to be one last however in this story, didn’t you?)… However…

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…wait for it…

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I was out of ice.

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And I asked myself, “Self, why are you even in the kitchen anyway?

About Tricia Ransom

Patricia Ransom: wife, daughter, friend. Learning, laughing, living. Chicago, Illinois, downstate. Townie, urbanite, traveller. Note: The opinions expressed on this blog belong solely to me and should not be assumed to reflect the opinions of any of my employers past, current, or future.
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