10.03.2011

Sometimes

Sometimes you wake up to a whimpering dog, begging to be let out... stumble down the stairs, opening your eyes only enough to make sure you're actually catching the steps with your feet as to avoid a complete tumble.

Sometimes as soon as the dog has cleared the threshold of the door, you climb (literally, hands on the steps) back up the stairs & quickly retreat back to the perfectly formed cocoon under the sheets and quilt.

Sometimes you collapse back into dreamland so quickly, you don't even think about the fact that you're dog's still outside in the frosty cold and your supposed to be leaving any minute now to go to your parents for Sunday Morning Breakfast, the family tradition that started nearly 10 years ago.

Sometimes when you snap up, suddenly awaken by a barking dog (your barking dog of course) and realize it's already 9:23, you manage to get dressed quicker than you ever have.

Sometimes when your half-frozen dog decides pouncing at the door, but running away when you open it is a SUPER fun game because you aren't in a hurry or anything, you get annoyed.

Sometimes you chase your dog around the yard just so you can catch him and physically carry him into the house.

Sometimes you are in such a rush you run out the side door, locking it behind you only to realize as soon as you hit the porch that your car keys are sitting on the counter on the other side of that locked door.

Sometimes your house keys also share a key ring with your car keys.

Sometimes, even at the age of 23, after living in your house for 9 months... you still have to suck up your pride, call your parents house and ask if someone can bring a spare key and come let you back into your own home.

And sometimes, you remember why they say you should always hide a spare key somewhere outside your home. Because sometimes, even the most responsible of folks do some really, really silly things.

But most of the time, a big helping of homemade biscuits & gravy and some banter with your papaw and your parents make all those 'sometimes' worth it.

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14 comments:

Al said...

Love this post - sorry your day started out a bit rough, but sounds like it was worth it :) Much love to you doll, have a great day!

Marcy XOXO said...

Awwww! Geesh I am glad that I am not the only one who has been through these similar situations ;) Happy Monday love!

Michelle (michabella) said...

Ohh you poor thing. Sounds like a rough start to Sunday. Oh and Jax plays that game all the freaking time. Unlike you, I can't pick up Jax, lol. Hope it's a better week Pippa.

Liz Taylor said...

Girl homemade biscuits and gravy w/ your family can fix anything.

Holly said...

Sounds like a rough start to the day! Hope the rest of the day was better. But yeah, sometimes it's worth it.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

ohhh noooo haha...i mean not haha but haha

Mrs. H said...

ha ha - great post!

Amanda said...

I love this post. Not because you were suffering, but because of the way you wrote it. Glad your Sunday turned out better than it started :)

tara said...

Dont you just love it when your dog wants to play chase at the worst times. Sammy loves to do that when its raining!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

*hug*

I get annoyed with Lucy sometimes, too. Glad the biscuits made it worth it!

Lacey in the City said...

Ohhh do I know that feeling of the door slamming and OHMYGOSHMYKEYS!!!

I know it all too well. I love that your family has a Sunday breakfast tradition!

Jax said...

haha.. What a day... what a START to the day actually... Goodness. Cute post, friend. And um.. you know that's how I broke my back, right? Being half asleep and my doggie pulling as I lost my footing down my apt stairs. For reals. Broke it in two places two years ago. Bananas!

K said...

I meet up with my Mom every Saturday morning since I moved out. And two weeks ago, I locked myself out of the house. Had to call Mommy to come bring my key. Ug. It was horrible. I know exactly how you feel!

Jenna said...

sorry your morning started off so bad! I love your family tradition of sunday breakfast together!