In the book An Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, the author lists the things around her home that are broken. For some reason, it was an entry I really liked. It made her seem more real and endearing. And since I would LOVE to seem more real and endearing, I am going to do the same.
Things that are broken:
1. My sewing machine. I pretty much killed it while sewing the things for the boys’ room. I feel like it only needs a minor repair, but getting it to the place that repairs sewing machines, seems like a major undertaking.
2. One of my camera lenses. One night, while Isaac was in a particularly wild mood, he pulled my camera off of the kitchen counter and the lens broke. Luckily, the camera body was fine. Luckily, it was my least expensive lens. And luckily, after thinking long and hard, in the end I did decide that I love Isaac more than my camera. But it was really, really close.
3. The keyboard to our desktop. Again Isaac. This time he knocked my coffee over onto the keyboard, so I am also at fault here. UPS is trying to deliver the new one…but…
4. The doorbell. The doorbell is broken. And that is a pain in the rear. We’ve had all kinds of doorbell troubles in this apartment. I never think about the doorbell at all, until it doesn’t work. And then I can’t believe how much I need the doorbell to work!
5. Many of the zippers of many of my bags. This weekend I traveled across the country with pricey electronics in bags that were falling apart. Classy.
These things are not broken, but need some attention:
1. The walls of the kitchen need painting, now more than ever since we tried touching up an area with the wrong color.
2. The boys and I both have more pants with holes in the knee than pants without holes.
3. Our internet keeps going down. We are not sure why. I don’t like that.
So…what do you think? Endearing? or sort of pathetic?
This is beer bread. Super yummy. Great, soft texture. And it used up some of the beer Dave bought the night I got home and the night he told me “tonight I just want to drink DVDs and watch a beer”.