I’ll admit it. I’ve gotten spoiled.
I wrote last week about my amazing adventure with iTunes and my iPhone no longer syncing with each other. That was a pretty big frustration. Never mind the fact that all of my music library, which used to take up an entire wall in a house, fits on a portable device. Never mind that my phone now works, without wires, pretty much anywhere in the world. Oh, and also never mind that it fits in my pocket and connects to the internet.
What I didn’t write about last week was the Sunday night adventure with the washing machine (RIP.) It all started with a loud slam, followed by a banshee-like screech that kept going on and on. Think “world’s most annoying sound” from Dumb and Dumber, only louder and even more annoying. It turns out the washing machine tub dropped about 2 inches and the motor seized up mid-wash cycle – wet, heavy, soapy clothes and water still in it. We managed to get the machine to drain and I rinsed the clothes in the bathtub. That’s right, the bathtub.
All I could think to tweet was:
“And just like that, we are washing clothes pioneer style.”
Wow. Frustrating. Again.
The same weekend as the computer and iPhone thing? Really?
Never mind that the washing machine is an amazing invention. Never mind that we are blessed enough to own one. And especially never mind that even the pioneer-style rinse method in the bathtub included indoor plumbing and clean, running water.
All I could think to do was cry or complain or say bad words. Oh right. You’ve never been there??? Please…
And then I came to myself. I’m a jerk. I have so much to be thankful for, and I forgot to be thankful.
I just plain forgot.
It turns out I was the guy being talked about in this video clip:
Lord, forgive me for being so arrogant and entitled. You are good to me. Far better than I deserve.
I choose to be thankful. I’m so blessed to live in this amazing country and in this amazing generation.