Friday, 16 March 2018


When I was young, I watched a very funny TV skit on the Paul Hogan show. ( For those who don't
know who he is, think Crocodile Dundee). I can't remember exactly what it was about, but I do remember the ending. A man was washing up some dishes and no matter how thoroughly he scoured the water, every time he pulled the plug, there was always one teaspoon which had managed to avoid being washed.

Now, I can't do the humour of the skit justice at all, but ever since I watched this, the saga of the last teaspoon has stayed with me. Every time I wash dishes ( no, we don't have a dishwasher), I think of this skit and yes sure enough, there is always one teaspoon that makes it through unwashed. You can almost hear it yell " Take that sucker! I'll shower when I want".

I've grown rather close to that " last teaspoon " over the years and I've become quite a fan of the notion that I too can do things on my own terms. Maybe it's an older woman thing, but these days I seem to be a lot more ok with certain behaviours than I used to be.

Here is a list of my current top teaspoon moments;

1. If on a certain morning I don't feel like getting out of my pj's I won't. There is no pj monitoring police floating around the neighbourhood noting what time I've  changed my clothes and charting my misdemeanour. In my opinion, wear them all day if you must, though please don't leave your house wearing them . That becomes a different issue all together.

2. If I want to watch a Netflix show, I will do just that and while we're on it, watching Netflix all morning in bed is perfectly acceptable. So is ignoring housework to watch Netflix. Let's face it, nothing is going to get done properly  till you find out what happened next, so you may as well watch it.

3 Spending money on yarn is a perfectly acceptable behaviour. Yarn brings joy, peace, calmness, creativity. Only Nutella can compete, though Nutella also gives me hives and a sugar high. I will spend money on yarn ( possibly to the exclusion of food)  and I will stop... maybe never.

4. If I have no one to have a coffee with, I will coffee with myself and enjoy my own company. Truth be known I'll probably spend the time weighing up the pros and cons of buying a chocolate muffin. It never used to be the done thing to sit alone. God forbid, people might think you had no friends! But these days to hell with all that nonsense. I no longer need to move in a pack and surprise, surprise I actually enjoy my own company.

5. I WILL smile at people, say hello and give out compliments. No, I'm not weird. I'm just nice and I want to stay like that. Why is it even a " thing" that being the above is construed as weird by some?

6. I hate and have always hated makeup. If I hadn't been present at my daughters' births and therefore have irrefutable evidence they are mine, I would think they were adopted. Both love makeup, one to obsessive levels. I'm no longer worrying about this one any more. Life is too short to be pressured into wearing makeup religiously.

7. I don't like kale, green tea, coconut water, protein drinks and any other health food. I just like food that tastes like food, looks like food and smells like food. And I love coffee...quit telling me how much coffee is safe. You have NO idea, but I know exactly how little coffee is dangerous for you.

This list is obviously a work in progress. I'm sure I'll add to it!

Long live the last teaspoon!

1 comment:

  1. Well, when you are in town it is more than overdue that we share a coffee!
    Coffee girl


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