Friday, November 27, 2009

Adding to my list of "How Comes"

OK, I've been sweet and thankful long enough. It's time for a good rant!

How come I can never do a dinner where everything turns out right? It seems I always have to apologize for something that isn't as good as it should have been. This time, it was the pumpkin pies; I confused the one-cup measure for the half-cup measure and added twice as much sugar as I should have. The pies still tasted OK, but I made a mistake and it bugs me.

And then, how come some things will spill no matter how careful you are? Every time I put sugar in the sugar bowl, I scoop it out ever so carefully but still have to wipe up spilled sugar on the cupboard. It's the same when I scoop coffee from the can into the cannister. There's always some that spills and has to be wiped up.

Maybe it's the frustration of having inanimate objects defy me, or I'm just petty. Maybe I'm complaining about trivial things to avoid bigger things.

Or maybe, I'm simply crabby today.


Sparrow chic said...

I know what you mean about the how comes. I thought I timed everything so it would be hot when it hit the table. Ha Ha, did not happen again.
I think in the hostesses ideal scenario, everything works great. But, you can't control others actions so, something always gets messed up.
However, if everyone has a smile, and keeps coming back for the company and companionship, plus YOUR awesome food, does it really matter ?
Onward to Christmas planning we go !!

gayle said...

I know what you mean about the sugar and coffee...
and the How Comes!!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

My dear lady, ye are awfully hard on yerself today! I think it must be the after-turkey letdown!!! I bet those pies tasted wonderful.

As fer spilling things...we were taught that a few crumbs or grains should always fall, fer the spirits and the fairies to yer just doing yer part...

Here's a hug fer ye and ye know I almost *never* give those out!!!


Daughter Number Three said...

I feel like I've been ranting all week. Sorry if it's contagious! But you're entitled to rant, if that's how you feel.

Ms Sparrow said...

Thanks for the kind words everybody. I like Penniwig's charming explanation of spillage being for the makes you feel like it's a good deed rather than just being sloppy.