Tuesday, February 12, 2013


It's Sunday night and I am in the middle of running around the house doing random things getting ready to bolt out the door to catch the latest episode of Downton Abbey with our friends. There is a pile of dirty dishes in the sink waiting for us to clean whenever we have a free second, but that free second is not right now. I finish most of my cup of coffee, and drop it off on the counter next to the sink in my hurry.

Side note: Harris hates it when I do this. In his defense, it does end up staying there until we have time to clean it and put it in the dishwasher, and the result is a round coffee stain around the bottom of the mug.

Harris sees me drop the cup off without pouring it out and makes the ever-dreaded  sound that your mom used to make when you did something you weren't supposed to do. You know the one. I'd type it out, but I can't do it justice. It's the sound that means, "stop right there, you know what you're supposed to do with that cup, and I'll watch you until you do it."

In my "fluster" and with my (unfortunately) often-present sass, I turn around, grab the cup, and while staring back at Harris, dump the cup's contents into the sink:
"Is THAT what you want me to do?"
I thought that I was dumping the remenants of coffee into the sink, but in the truest, most humbling fashion,  I missed the sink and the coffee splashed all over the counter! I didn't notice, and held my sassy stare until Harris proceeded with a smile, "Not exactly that!"

I turned, saw what I did, and we both just laughed and laughed. I instantly apologized for having an attitude about helping out with a simple chore, and then I proceeded to clean up my attitude AND my coffee.


  1. This made me laugh! Sounds like something I would do! I am absolutely prone to sassiness and I can relate to how easy it can be to just spout off an attitude. It's definitely an issue I deal with.

    1. Absolutely! I'm learning new things about myself everyday.. marriage can definitely be a mirror! We sassy girls need that reminder all too often, don't we!

  2. I love your last comment where you stated that you proceeded to clean up your attitude, along with your coffee. Good for you!

    I remember our first year of marriage we did a lot of arguing as we learned to adjust to one another. We even argued over how to squeeze the toothpaste correctly and I wish I was kidding, but I'm not, lol!

    I know in my case, I had a lot of pride in my arguments and the Lord had to teach me humility and to ask for forgiveness when I needed to, instead of stubbornly holding onto my pride.

    The Lord also taught me how to laugh at myself and not make such a big deal out of stuff. I see you're already learning or have learned that! :)

    Thank you so much for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday today! Next time you link up, I'd love it if you'd put a courtesy link back to the linky party on your post so that others could join in on the fun! Thank you, my friend and God bless!

    1. Thank you for the comment! I am definitely learning a TON in this first year of marriage and I am looking forward to the lessons ahead, however difficult they may be!

      I love the linking aspect of blogging - it has helped me to find so many great blogs! I am somewhat a beginner/new to the blog scene and I'm trying to learn as I go! I'll look into it and learn how to link back to the party for sure!