Friday, October 2, 2009

What Fell Friday

As the World Turns?

It is time for another installment of What Fell Friday, wherein she chronicles the journeys of three items that happened to fall upon the floor sometime near the end of August . Regular readers may remember that the Matron herself accidentally vacuumed the first item sometime around September 15th. As of last Friday, the other two items remained comfortably ensconced in their new homes. The dagger-like barrette right by the bathroom door and

the Coke Zero underneath the living room radiator.

Well, well, friends! Something very exciting has happened -- and no, it doesn't involve John and the vacuum cleaner (although doesn't that sound hot?)

Last night, lucky girl Scarlett did one round as Bess in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, at this theater. Regular ole Bess couldn't make it so they called Scarlett. As usual, the Matron saw no evidence that Scarlett spent time memorizing lines or otherwise engaged in any kind of actual preparation -- and there was just one 'put-in' rehearsal.

As usual, Scarlett nailed it.

This is NOT the exciting part of the story, oh no. Nor is the exciting part that John and the ever-attractive Matron actually went out to dinner in a bona fide cash-money RESTAURANT without children and enjoyed a very fine meal (sorta like a date) and then died laughing through the incredible Mary Tyler Moore Show, with that dash of parental pride tossed in! No. This is not the exciting part at all.

The exciting part is that Grandma Sophie -- another woman!-- came over to hang with Stryker and Merrick while the other three were doing the theater romp. Grandma Sophie. Wife, mother, grandmother: woman.

Who entered both the living room and bathroom.

Both items? Gone last night when the Matron got home.


Jekyll Update: The vet has her beeper on in case we need her but Jekyll appears to be dying on his own. He has only gotten up about three times since Tuesday but is still eating. The vet thinks he could very well go on his own and she agrees (from our description of him) that he is in no pain. She'll keep you posted.


Anonymous said...

I am actually kind of sad about Sophie picking up the barrette and the Coke can. I was looking forward to seeing cobwebs and dust bunnies gathering around them. That would make it look like MY house.

Michele R said...

I too wish you had clued in Sophie about the house project. I'm sure there'll be a new what fell friday saga though.

Becky said...

I too am disappointed that Sophie picked up the experiments.

I would try it at my house, but I know how it would end: in my total frustration and shrewish screaming.

Karen Jensen said...

Congratulations to Scarlett. Love to Jekyll.

MJ said...

Hurrah for Grandma Sophie! Doesn't she deserve a prize?

Minnesota Matron said...

Let's see what else gets dropped this week! I'm sure we can go at least SIX MONTHS with something :-)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

A husband with a vacuum? Possible even more erotic that one emptying the dishwasher.

Go Scarlett!

I'm sorry about Jekyll, dear Matron.

Daisy said...

Hugs to you for Jekyll.

Angie said...

I'll never forget the moment I placed a glass in the kitchen sink while my mother-in-law was visiting us and thought "By the time I get home from work that glass will be washed or in the dishwasher. This must be what it feels like to be the other members of my family: just leave something somewhere and know it will be taken care of by someone else (me). Have I brought this pox upon myself by picking up instead of leaving it all scattered? I've tried many boycotts but always give in before long.