Monday – and Bob had nobly volunteered to spend part of his Day Off coming to the supermarket with me, to do the Non-Perishables Xmas Shop. As he has been suffering with Clergy Knee quite badly over the weekend [all that time on the Church platform, soldering] I thought I’d be extra loving and take him breakfast in bed. So far so good…
Then he got up, dressed, and carried the tray downstairs – and halfway down his knee gave way under him and he fell the rest of the way. Fortunately, he did not break any bones.
However the breakfast tray went flying…
Casualties – two plates, one Christmas mug, and the teapot lid! I decided that we have other plates and mugs [and maybe I’ll get a new Christmas mug in my stocking] but we need to have a fully functioning teapot. Fortunately on our shopping trip, we were able to pick up another at Makro Cash’n’Carry
I am very fussy about pots – I like the Kensington & Price Rockingham Brown 6-cup pot. It pours beautifully and is comfortable to hold. And it is relatively inexpensive. I’ll keep the lidless pot as a spare. [Bought 2 years ago after I smashed our last one]
I need to shampoo the carpet at the bottom of the stairs now.
But even though there was not much tea left in the pot when we finished breakfast, somehow there seemed to be quite a lot when it all came out on the staircase. I remembered a favourite Ogden Nash Poem
Either Old Magic or New Math
Into our house has beat a path
How else could Einstein or Diogenes
Explain an exploit of our progeny’s?
While at the table with his ilk
A child upsets a glass of milk
The glass held half a pint when filled
And half a gallon when it spilled
At least we managed to get all the shopping done, and Bob has a chance to rest his leg a little before we go off to sing Carols round the Care Homes.