Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The Second Day of Christmas Break
Of course no one was responsible for this mess. No one had had a drink of sparkling cider. No one had put the bottle back into the fridge without the lid. No one shut the door and walked away while sticky liquid dripped down onto the bottom two shelves of the fridge and eventually the kitchen floor. No one.
No one was there when it was time to clean up. I wiped up the fridge, cleaned out the produce drawers, replaced the paper towels, wiped the bottoms of the casserole dishes, threw out the ruined loaves of bread and mopped up the floor. Then I changed the water and mopped the floor again. Then I sprayed the floor with 409 and wiped it up with paper towels.
It still feels sticky.
I took the Martinelli's over to the sink, certain it was flat and began to pour what little was left in the bottle down the drain. "What are you doing?" the boys said. "You're going to waste it!"
Posted by Afton at 10:42 AM