Saturday, January 22, 2011

gecko infusion


I opened the lid of my electric teapot at lunchtime
to find the remains of a fat, pink, drowned gecko.
It wasn't pretty.

And the really troubling part of it was
that I had stumbled out to the kitchen early that morning,
flipped the switch and boiled water for my morning cuppa tea
without looking inside.
*gasp*



Yes, you are thinking what I was thinking.
"Was the gecko inside when she made that tea?!?"
Well, I'll never know for sure,
but geckos are most active at night.


I grabbed the pot and headed for the yard

while my mind reeled with what I should do.

No, not with the remains -
those I dumped unceremoniously in the back corner of the garden.

But what should I do?
How will I respond to this intrusion of my teapot?!??

I mean, this is disgusting.

After taking a few deep breaths,
and because God is patiently teaching me to accept His gifts with more grace,
I chose to give thanks.

1. thanks that it wasn't a bigger or hairier something
2. thanks that I actually own an electric teapot for things to drown in
3. thanks that i hadn't been stricken with illness from gecko-infused tea
4. thanks that this isn't a regular occurrence in our home

what are you choosing to give thanks for today?

5 comments:

Rosalie said...

Great attitude, Barb! We all have so many things to be very grateful for. Our God is so good.

{Ashleigh} said...

Yikes! It sounds like you took it well. I think I would have screamed or fainted or both. Thank-you for the sweet comment you left on my blog.

Judy said...

EWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! But seriously..........
Could be a stroke of genius--you could start your own company "Pink Gecko Tea". Sounds pretty filthy sick.*
Betcha you'll be rinsing and refilling that pot each time you use it now!



*Slang for super cool(in case you didn't know)

us5 said...

God IS so good! amen!

no, Judy, i DIDN'T know that *pretty filthy sick* means *super cool*. sounds like something only a mother of teen boys would know. and just a wee bit distorted?

i kinda like it though...'pink gecko tea.' if i ever have a tea shop i'll consider it. ;o)

Carl G. said...

I think you need gecko insurance... or is it GEICO? I can't keep it straight!