Friday Freebies: Necessity is Mother of Invention

Friday morning started cold and rainy. The thought of going down to the cold garage to make some breakfast leaving a warm bed, certainly was not inviting. Now you may be thinking why I make breakfast in the garage. We started renovation work on our kitchen and so temporarily the kitchen was set up in the garage. As the garage was not originally designed to be used as a kitchen, we have our stove in one corner and the microwave in another corner, the space in between filled with knick knacks and furniture from the living room that also being worked on at the same time. Unfortunately there is no drainage in the garage and no water connection, so the sink and the dish washer could not be hooked up. This old body is getting quite a lot of exercise going up and down the stairs to get water and do some small washing and cleaning. We had to be inventive to reduce use of water as much as possible. Unfortunately it results in unwanted wastes of paper plates, paper towels and plastic cutleries that none of us like. But I digress. As I said, we try to be resourceful to manage with the existing situation. We moved the coffee machine and the toaster to our bedroom so I could have some breakfast on my bed. The eggs can wait.

As I was sipping my coffee in bed, some thoughts came to my mind that I jotted down quickly and sharing below.

Necessity is the mother of invention.
She married poverty and produced frustration.
Dejected, she separated and married wealthy and gave birth to consumption.
Not satisfied, she had a live-in relationship with greedy and fostered corruption.
Now all of us live in confusion and waiting for destruction.

I posted it in a few Whatsapp groups and pat came a response back from my nephew in India : necessity is the mother of invention and obesity is the father of starvation.

Not sure if he was referring to my growing mid-riff. Now I am scratching my head, to starve or not to starve is the question.

I can see the sun through the blinds. Time to get out of the bed. Friday is beckoning to fry some eggs.

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

7 thoughts on “Friday Freebies: Necessity is Mother of Invention”

    1. By the way Oneta, if you remember we were talking about tea a few days back. I did find many varieties in our local Indian grocery store. It is distributed by a NJ based company, so may be available somewhere near you. We have quite a good amount of leaf and CTC tea at home but in our current situation making tea and cleaning up is not easy. My son does not drink coffee (gives him a headache – strange), so I went out to look for some tea bags. The store had good quality organic Assam tea but loose (not tea bags). However, I found different varieties of tea pouches(instant tea), milk, tea, spices with or without sugar mixed together. I got a Masala Chai Latte(spiced tea latte) unsweetened. Each pouch makes two cups. I found it to be little light but tasted ok. Will need to adjust the water next time. Just for FYI.

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      1. Thanks for telling me. I have never learned to like anything hot to drink. In fact I don’t even like my food very hot. But I do think it would be soothing and who knows, it might replace my milk and crackers addiction. 😀 Someone gave me some tea bags from Korea, I think. I liked it pretty well. You probably have not read my blog about my one coffee drinking adventure. It’s short as most of my stuff. I can’t remember the title but I send link if I find it. You would enjoy it I’m sure.

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