Thursday, November 3, 2011

The shoe that broke the closets back




“When it rains it pours.” 

“The straw that broke the camel’s back.”

We’ve all heard these old adages a million times in our lives but how many times do we actually live them?

We all know that there is a limit to everything, even closets.  What in the world can I be referring to?

The past few weeks have been exhausting.  I am getting ready for a big Art and Craft show this Saturday, my husband and I have both been sick with sinus infections, and work and laundry waits for no one. (The latter is a Crystal-adage)

Before taking a load off I noticed a stray shoe haphazardly shed in my pre-antibiotic delirium.   I mindlessly bent over, picked it up and put it on the upper closet shelf.  How was I to know that this simple little shoe would become that proverbial straw?

I went downstairs and sat down to take in a bit of television. 

“CRASH.”  “BANG.”  “BUMP.”

Was it the cat?  The dog?  Both were sleeping peacefully, one on the ottoman and the other in the Laz-e-boy.  My husband who had been sparring fruitlessly with his P.C. in the bedroom came rushing downstairs to tell me the closet had collapsed. 

“Are you kidding me?” 

Even so, I was totally unprepared for the sight I was to see. (The photo is a after picked up one and does not do justice to the actual event)  It looked as if…yes, it looked as if we had experienced a much stronger earthquake than last summer’s event.

And at that moment, while I stood there in bewilderment, I lived out the second adage.  The phone started ringing, and it was a woman who was trying to reach my brother who had left his cell phone at the bowling alley.  I tried to sound normal, helped all I could and hung up the phone only for it to start ringing again.  This time, my daughter was on the line saying a light in her kitchen had exploded and what should she do.  (You know I couldn’t make this stuff up right?)  I hung up and again it was the phone insisting to be answered, almost as if it was mocking me.  This time a phone solicitor…need I say more?

After picking up clothing, shoes, boxes and other storage items and putting them in the spare room till my closet gets a facelift, I realize as I lay me down to sleep that my life, is in actuality a situation comedy.  Anyone up for “Everybody loves Crystal”?



14 comments:

laurie said...

this is just perfect, I always wanted red shoes, I had to start a new blog, i hopeyou will follow me there, I linked it from my old one.

craftattack said...

This sounds hilarious, probably wasn't though! I have had a few closet shelf breaks in the past few years, and always in the middle of the night! Valerie

Carol said...

So now I'm off to lighten the load on my closet shelves. I'm notorious at just tossing everything up there to deal with later :(

Diana Evans said...

you made me laugh today!!!! it is hard to believe that a little shoe could be the straw that broke the camel's back...lol.....and yes I would watch a show called ....everybody loves Crystal....

have a great day!!!

Carol Blackburn said...

That is a situation comedy if I ever heard one.......how about the Perils of Crystal. I will keep good thoughts for you, my dear.

maddyrose said...

Funny story but I doubt you thought so at the time. I'm surprized my closets haven't exploded yet. They must be built stronger than yours cause they're packed. Love the red shoes.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I've been laughing all the way through your story with the thought running in the back of mine "need to check closets". Hope the closet facelift is none too painful :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I hate to say your story made me laugh almost till I cried...With you, certainly not At you, Crystal!

Magic Love Crow said...

I am so sorry Crystal!!! I am sending you positive energy that nothing else happens!

Lee Pierce said...

Ah! Life is an adventure and a learning experience. I haven't stopped learning either =D

Dolly Daydreams said...

Oh Crystal your posts are always entertaining , I know I shouldn't laugh but it sounds just like my life ! one disaster after another. Love the painted shoes how I love red shoes.

Hope you have a disaster free weekend.

Marie

jyothisethu said...

enjoyed it...

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Too funny! Love the shoes :)

Carrie'sCreations said...

Hilarious, post!! I think we've all been in those situations. Well, I don't think I've had my closet collapse, but if you looked at it right now you probably wouldn't know the difference. Love the painting. I hope you print these little stories off and sell them with the painting.

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