July 15, 2011

WHAT????? A PANTY SNATCHER!!!!

The time has come for me to share the story of the "panty snatcher"! If you have been reading my blog (not that there have been a lot of posts lately), you know that I lost my precious husband a couple of months ago. You also know that he had spoiled me rotten. You see, he was retired and I was still working. He took care of the house, the yard, did a little cooking, and he also did the laundry. WAIT! I know some of you are in a panic -- "she lets her husband wash her clothes????" In my closet was a basket and if there were pieces of clothing I didn't want him to wash (let's face it -- men can really screw up our favorite clothing in the washing machine), I just put it in the basket and I would take care of the washing.

In the week or so after his passing, I would wonder "where are those special capri pants I love to wear, or I wonder where that ole t-shirt is that is so comforting"? I just blew it off that they were "here somewhere" and that in my sudden grief and dispair, I had just put them "somewhere" (you know -- those places that we never know WHY we put them there in the first place).

Typically, I am one of those people who like to shower in the mornings. One morning, I arose getting ready to take my shower. I go to my panty drawer, open it, and to my surprise, there were only TWO pairs of panties!!!! I was in a state of panic -- WHERE WERE ALL OF MY PANTIES??? I mean, my drawer was always stocked with panties. I just couldn't imagine. My mind went into overtime. I decided there must be a panty snatcher in the area!! Now I have some really awesome neighbors -- they know I'm here alone and they tend to look out for me. I just couldn't believe that they never told me someone was stealing panties! But then I thought "they just didn't want to scare me". Okay, so I go on to take my shower and get dressed for work. As I am in the shower, I just keep thinking about what happened to my panties! I said "Lord, I don't know what is going on, but SOMEONE has stolen ALL OF MY UNDERWEAR!!!!!!". As I am washing my hair, it suddenly hits me -- I NOW HAVE TO DO ALL OF THE LAUNDRY!!!!!!!!! There is NO panty snatcher in the neighborhood -- just a crazy, grief-stricken woman who hasn't done the laundry!!! Then I began to laugh and laugh and laugh. You know the kind of deep laugh that you can't stop and you laugh so hard you nearly pee yourself (good thing I'm still in the shower!). Whew, so glad that mystery was solved!! I mean, I was really concerned!

Not to fear folks -- my panty drawer is full again -- I have been doing the laundry! So now you have the 'rest of the story'.

Stayed tuned for more adventures in this new season of my life. Who knows??? I may even have some quilting stores to share eventually! (I'm still trying to get my mojo back -- haven't sewn a stitch since my sweet honey passed).

12 comments:

Rhonda said...

Kathy, what a great post. I'm sure you have inspired others with your courage and laughter. Take care.

Linda said...

That is not the typical "ah-ha" moment! I'm so glad you solved The Mystery of the Panty Snatcher! Sounds like a great title. Have you thought of writing a book?

Contented Caroline said...

Glad to hear you had a good laugh over the panty snatching incident and solved the mystery. What a great story, it certainly made me smile.

Pat said...

Ahhhh......I, too, am glad you were in the shower when you had that laughing fit. My last one, I was NOT in the shower......okay......this is bordering on TMI (too much information). Thanks for sharing your story!!!

Lurline said...

A lovely little story - so glad you still have the power tolaugh at yourself - come on now, pick up that needle and do some stitching!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Morah said...

Oh my goodness! Made me feel like laughing and crying at the same! I'm so glad however that you were able to share with us.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful story!! An inspiration to us all!! I love humor. I really believe that we need more humor.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you!

Shawnee H said...

You are such an inspiration - love ya!

Debbie said...

I am so glad that you 'stumbled upon' my post today on Laced with Grace. There really are no accidents, are there?

I love how you find humor in the ordinary. Not that no panties is really ordinary though. :)

I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your husband. I can only imagine how difficult that must be. But I love that you are drawing closer to the Lord in the midst of your sorrow.

And my circumstances of working and having my husband at home are similar right now. He is actually working from home online but he does the dishes and about half of the meals and straightens up. However, I still do the laundry; lol.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

PS. I want to stay tuned to more ...

Teresa said...

I have always enjoyed reading your blog, but somehow I missed the one of your husband passing and the one prior to this. My prayers go out to you. I loved the story about the panty snacher episode, and must admit to wondering sometimes where my clothes are too, just to find them at the bottom of the clothes hamper. To find humor in a time of great loss is a blessing and thank you for sharing that with all of us.

Quilter Kathy said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. This is a wonderful story and shows that your sense of humour will help pull you through any tough times!

Teri said...

Found you through the WCP blog. I, too, am a widow and I love quilts. I haven't made many quilts, but I have purchased some old ones.

Thanks for the laugh, we all need to laugh sometimes, helps take the pain away.