SUMMARY: Droppage and breakage.The last week has been a real mess around here. I don't know why. It's not like I'm sleep deprived or anything--that I know of. There was the plate of spaghetti I dumped in my lap. (Don't recall ever having dumped a plate of food in my lap, ever, since i was maybe 3.) The milk jug I dropped while trying to put it into the fridge. (I think I'd remember having ever dropped a milk container before.) The glass I knocked into the sink and had to clean out all the tiny glassy shards. As three examples. But by the time I had gotten to the milk thing, I was already thinking, "I can't believe I'm knocking over/hitting/dropping/breaking so many things this week, like, more this week than I've done in the past 5 years cumulatively," and I already can't remember what they all are.
This morning on my way to my desk, I knocked the houseplant off the top of the speaker, where it has been for the last 9 years with no problems at all. Miraculously, the large ceramic pot it was in hit the carpet and did not break. However, the ceramic saucer that matched it hit the tile next to the carpet, shattered--sending tiny sharp bits of ceramic across the room as far as the eye could see--and, large crap, broke two of the ceramic tiles in my floor. This is not a trivial fix, even if the previous owners left matching tiles in a box in the attic somewhere (possible, but I haven't checked).
I don't know what's going on, but I'm a little worried about hosting a blackberry-sorbet-making party this sunday (I haven't left anyone deliberately off the invite list, and this was sort of a last minute thing) which involves carrying large containers full of pureed blackberries which, if spilled or dropped, will stain everything in sight with no hope of redemption.
Let's just hope that my system has gotten whatever it is out of itself. And if not, hmm, maybe I'd better have someone else carry the mush.