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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ironing Board Dinner

     There are many situations that could cause a person to think outside the box an' try another method for accomplishing what you set out to do.  Such was the case, recently, when we had invited friends to our home for an afternoon meal.  How were we to know that the weather was gonna' take such a drastic change in attitude?

     Picture it;  on Sunday we invited two young men to our home for dinner on Wednesday.   They arrived in their normal Sunday attire, suits an' ties.  Sunday had been a reasonably cool an' pleasant day, but by Wedsnesday, the weather had developed an ATTITUDE.  Nuthin' about the day could really be described as pleasant or cool.  In fact, I was wearing short sleeves an' gauchos, yet the heat was almost unbearable.  How those dedicated young men were able to survive, wearing suit coats, is beyond my comprehension.  Since we don't have air conditioning downstairs, you can imagine how much those boys were sufferin'.

     That's when I got my brilliant idea; let's eat in my office!  See, my good hubby-buddy installed a window a/c about a month ago because it was so hot.  With a walk-through closet to my office (I think my office was originally a baby's nursery, so it's quite small, but it works), we leave the closet open an' close the doors to the bedroom where the a/c is installed an' my office so's we can capture the cool.  Those two rooms are basically our survival in this horrible heat.

     Well, we all trumped up the stairs to my office to take advantage of a couple of degrees of cool.  Sadly, my office is mostly bookshelves an' a very large table, which I use to work on; too crowded for more than one to sit down.  Hmmmm.  What to do?  What to do?

     Aha!  Let's move the meal into the bedroom!  So, we did.  An, guess what convenient piece of furniture we keep set up in our bedroom?  You're right; the ironing board!  I grabbed an oversized bath towel an' spread it over the top.  Then we proceeded to seat ourselves around the newly-created table an' enjoy a very pleasant an' cool dinner.

    I keep wonderin' what those young men thought about that situation.  They certainly looked more comfortable with the cool air surrounding us.  An' think of the story they'll be able to tell their future grandies.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya


Stephanie said...

LOL! That's too funny!! Do what ya gotta do!!!

K9friend said...

Who cares what room you're in as long as everyone is comfy, relaxed, and happy!


Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

At least they can't say it was boring.Nice save!

Lenny said...

hi miss yaya! im laughing at that ironing board table. haha. im wondering why those guys didnt loose off their ties and take off their jackets and roll of their sleeves. eating in a bedroom off a ironing board is ok specially if the food is good. im a new follower for you.
...smiles from lenny

Hema P. said...

Haha, I'm sure those two gentlemen were blessing you for being able to think on your feet!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Funny...It could have been worse, you could have had no a/c! Good food, good times...locations don't usually matter. :) Thanks for sharing, Yaya.

Jenny said...

Cool air for me pretty please. I am sure they were thankful: full stomachs without the drenching sweat. Good thinking.

Paula & Skip said...

ironing board? Love that as we used in his / our Tampa flat the ironing board for various things. As dining table till we got ours, it happenend that we were sitting there when we created a "speakers corner" - ever since we do it on the ironing board. Well, currently I am in Germany yet even over Skype when we need to discuss something highly emotional,we say "speakers corner" and the ironing board appear in front of my eyes. I love thinking out of the box. Have a wonderful day.

Laurie said...

LOL! Whatever works!

Yaya' s Home said...

Hi Stephanie,
Sometimes, that's just what it comes down to, isn't it?

That's the way I see it, Pat. I totally believe in bein' comfortable.

Hahahahaha! You're right, Tisha; that pretty-well sums up what its like bein' at my house... anything, but boring.

Hey Lenny,
Yeah, I think they liked the food. My good hubby-buddy cooked it an' he's a really good cook. Those guys almost always wear suit coats.

You know, Hema, I think you are right. They sure looked miserable until we entered the air-conditioned room. It didn't take long for 'em to look a lot more comfortable.

Growing up, I ate in some pretty strange places, Sharon. Many times, I was the one who hadda' sleep on the ironing board. You're right; as long as the food is good an' the company is pleasant, that's all that really matters.

That's the way I feel about it, Jenny; you can have the heat. I wanna' feel comfortable.

How clever, Paula. Or, is it Skip? I love the idea of the ironing board being the center for all things important.

Hi Laurie,
If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain. I'm all for taking the easiest method for anything.

~ Yaya

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