Sunday, June 01, 2008

I guess I have more faith than I thought...

A little while ago, I spilled an entire glass of Cabernet Sauvignon in the living room. All over our living room, actually: I doused the couch, the rug, the coffee table, the wall...I even caught THAT DOG square in the face, sending her into a fit of alcohol-induced sneezing.

As I rushed to the hallway to grab some towels, I blurted: "Jesus, you turned water into wine...any chance you could reverse the process???"

I'm not sure if it's miraculous intervention or scotchgard, but I'm happy to report that our couch and rug are clean. THAT DOG looks like she's just back from her first frat party, but other than that, things are pretty much back to normal :)

(Addendum, 52 minutes later):

Okay, things just got a WHOLE lot better! Check out this very cool piece in Sunday's Chicago Sun-Times by columnist Cathleen Falsani (you gotta love a girl who entitles her blog, "The Dude Abides"). It mentions a certain book, with a certain frog...and the story of how my best friend Kristen saved my life with a check, a key, and a discreet Fed Ex delivery. Good stuff!

14 comments:

Auburn Kat said...

They say God works in mysterious ways!

Patti said...

the dudette abides...most definitely.

Kristen said...

Cathleen Falsani's column was great! Congratulations! And, I'm glad you got all the wine out. :-)

ramblin' girl said...

great article, thanks for sharing the link... and I know I owe you some questions... soon, I hope!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for the link to Cathleen's article and blog...both were terrific.

BTW, today I posted a review of your book and links to your blog and the 40 days blog on my blog, encouraging all to check it out and join!

-suz

Paige Jennifer said...

I did that once with a tupperware container of vanilla pudding that hadn't yet chilled properly. Meaning I tossed soupy goop EVERYWHERE. I still have a splash of it on the wooden foot of my sofa. And forget the rug. That was a goner the second the pudding made contact. Luckily it was a rental and I solved the problem by moving. I haven't made pudding since.

charlotteharris said...

Oh, I really liked the Cathleen Falsani column...

Rachel said...

Awesome!! And that sounds like something that I would do...

L Sass said...

That column is great! I just saw the movie last night and, just like the television show, SATC is strongest when it is celebrating female friendships. The men? I could take 'em or leave 'em.

theneatos said...

Wonder if he can turn Strawberry Fanta into water? I sure have not been able to get it out of my carpet ... took me an hour to get it out of the base moulding. And, don't ask about the husband's desk, laptop, speakers ... needless to say. The Noodle is on a clear liquid bender.

Vanessa said...

So glad everything cleaned up well, but I can't lie, you had me cracking up! Any pics of That Dog?

LEstes65 said...

Oh I have to tell you - that article totally reminded me of a phone call to you from my Boston hotel room. Where I finally confided in someone that my husband was about to leave me. And how you yelled, "HOW COULD YOU LET ME GO ON ABOUT MY DOG'S HEALTH LIKE THAT?!" I didn't need house keys and a check. But that drop-everything God-support you gave me from that moment until the present - that is what I think of when I read that article.

God has surrounded me with the most amazing women - you, Kristen, Alicia...to name a few. I know he sent you guys as my on-Earth live savers.

Thank you God for sending someone as wonderful and well dressed as Trish to help save me.

Amy MacKinnon said...

Trish, life can sometimes be good. And then to see that column, it steps up and becomes very good. Good for you on both counts.

heidikins said...

That, my dear, is your Mashiko Kakatani review. ;o) Love it. (Although, I am quite positive I did not spell that name correctly...please refer to season 5 of SATC for clarification.)

xox