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The Pile and other Ramblings

October 15th, 2017 at 10:06 pm

I am ashamed to admit there has been a pile of papers sitting on my desk for the past few weeks. A pile that I needed to deal with, but dreaded it.

Today was the day. I decided after I did what I had to do with paying bills, updating the church's Facebook page, etc. that I would deal with the pile. Some of it meant updating spreadsheets. Some of i meant just going through and putting it into different stacks. One stack is for shredding and one stack was for recycling.

But alas, it is history!

I treated myself to cups of tea while I worked on it. It was nippy this morning on the way to church and I told myself I could have a cup of tea to reward myself. I like having my tea in a tea cup with a saucer even if it means i have to hand wash both of them instead of a mug. I think there is just something about having it fancier than a mug. Maybe I watch too many English murder mysteries and see them offer some one a cuppa too often.

Speaking of refreshments, yes, I'm digressing all over the place, I watched a short video of some comedian talking about how we have changed in the past few years when it comes to company. Although he was being funny, there was a lot of truth in that. He said years ago if the doorbell rang, people went to answer the door, invited people in, asked them if they wanted refreshment, and they sat and visited. Now, people either hide from the doorbell, or if they go to the door, it isn't a family affair to greet visitors and rarely do people have refreshment. I'd say there is a lot of truth in that. I always ask people if they want something to drink if they come to visit. But, I've noticed when I visit others, rarely am I asked if I would like something to drink. Remember when people had nice tea sets or coffee pots and coffee cups just for company?

3 Responses to “The Pile and other Ramblings”

  1. Carol Says:

    My mom thought that the material of the cup, china, pottery or whatever, affected the taste of the drink, especially coffees and tea.
    At any rate, if a teacup helped you get thru the dreaded pile, so be it!

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh gawd, I have several piles to get through (some of them virtual): personal email inbox, work email inbox, a stack of papers next to my desk at work, a smaller stack at home, and about 5 boxes of old-old-old stuff my dad sent me in his epic declutter of his own home. Tea, eh? I was thinking I might need RUM to deal with those boxes. Wink
    I get ya on cuppas, though. Not only do we love British mystery shows but we have an Englishman in the house. He says Brits measure tasks by the number of cups of tea they'll need to get through them, e.g., "that's a three-cup job." Wink

    It is so different these days with visitors, isn't it? I never got unsolicited knocks at our 18th-floor condo, so I got out of the habit. Now living in a second-floor duplex, there are more surprise callers than before. My kids immediately race downstairs and greet visitors if the doorbell rings. I don't invite strangers up, but now we sometimes have a neighbor friend drop by. You're right, I should be ready to offer refreshments. That's a lovely bygone tradition.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Oh, Ceejay, what a clever way to think of measuring tasks by the number of cups of tea. Thanks for sharing! Maybe you could add a little rum to that tea to get through those tasks. Smile

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