I'm fortunate to live close enough to work that I can go home for lunch, which is very nice. It gives me a chance to turn on some music, play with Nels for a few minutes, prepare my lunch, and sit down to eat while looking at a magazine or reading a book.
Not today!! I came through the door and was doing my usual thing. My lunch was in the micro wave, and I was getting out my table service. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a big, brown stain on the dining room carpet. What on earth?! Nels had thrown up his breakfast — all of it from what I could tell.
So, leaving my lunch preparation, I fixed a bucket of soapy water and a cloth, got down on my knees, and wiped, and scrubbed, and scrubbed. I replaced the dirty water with a new bucket of the soapy stuff, and worked and worked at it. Checking the clock, I noticed half of my lunch period was gone, so I gathered my supplies, washed the bucket and cloth, and returned to my lunch, which was "over-cooked!" The tuna and cheese on an English muffin, was stuck to the plate. All I could manage to do was scrape some of the tuna off to eat - that and some carrots and blue corn chips with my glass of milk. I felt agitated and irritated as I cleaned up my lunch area, then brushed my teeth and headed back to the office. THANKFULLY, this is a very usual lunchtime for me. Now I appreciate what I have taken for granted.