Our Thanksgiving dinner was yesterday because today I get to work the actual stat holiday and make regular pay plus stat pay and perhaps die from boredom in the process. These holidays are never busy for us at work, unless you count being a glorified repair service for broken arms on glasses, or emergency suppliers of the odd contact lens.
Yesterday, in the middle of preparing dinner, I knocked almost a full glass of my smoothie on to the floor where it splattered for miles into as yet undiscovered places. What a mess. It also got all over me, so I cleaned it up and changed my clothes. Then when I took the splattered clothes down to the laundry I got more smoothie on myself and my second outfit. Change of clothes number three. Later when I tried to shove a bowl of vegetable cooking water (for making gravy) out of the way on my counter I forgot that the bowl has a rubber non slip thing on the bottom of it, so it tipped over and a tidal wave of hot water soaked my work surface. Yay. Another unexpected clean up. And THEN, while clearing the table after dinner I knocked over my finish-the-last-of-the-bottle-because-it’s-too-little-to-put-away glass of WINE!
At which point I remarked – thank gawd that’s the third spill of the day and thus the last. Because bad things always happen in threes. And there had been two sets of them in one day all ready. Also, there was more wine to open if I really needed more, which I didn’t, obviously, if I was at the glass knocking-over stage of the day for me.
We ate too much and packed the fridge full of whatever left overs we couldn’t force our daughter to take home with her, and went to bed, thus avoiding whatever third set of three bad things the universe had in store for me.
Perhaps I’ll find out today. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating it today. Hope you don’t get indigestion or break your glasses. Or spill your wine.
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