A friend arranged to come for coffee this morning and to bring a couple of home baked scones (they came warm, comforting - you will see why they were needed) for us to have with it. She was returning a book she had borrowed and also bringing me one of our Book Group's forthcoming books as she had more than one copy. We had a lovely morning - I enjoyed almost every minute of it - so let's get the not 'lovely' bit out of the way first.
I made the coffee - I had laid the trolley all ready to push in - wheeled it in with the 'pusher' still sticking up. Just as I got to the fireplace I caught the pusher with my arm and knocked the full coffee pot over all down the fireplace and all over the carpet.
I am not a fast mover and my friend, who also has mobility problems, is not either. But she was on her hands and knees with the towel before I had a chance to wonder what to do. I found some carpet stain removed and she did the rest.
I made a fresh pot of coffee while she buttered her scones - they were absolutely perfect and so comforting after the bad start to our get together.
After Lunch (scampi, chips and a lovely salad since you ask) I had a list. Somebody was talking in Blogland the other day about making lists - well I made one this morning:
Coffee with M
Walk with Priscilla
Book taxi for Hairdressers
Book a service for my Gas Boiler.
Put on a post for today.
So now dear readers I have just crossed off the last thing on my list and I can go and make myself some tea and sit and relax knowing I have done all I intended to do. Oh and I knocked the coffee all over The Darlington and Stockton Times which H, my friend and neighbour, always lends me before she reads it herself. I texted my dear Carer who lives near to the Newspaper shop and asked if she could please get me another copy and she has already texted me back to say 'job done' - so a satisfactory day all round.