Monday, March 29, 2010

A Useful Gift--Thanks, Phyllis & Dale!

One of our wedding gifts that we used when we were first married is a breakfast tray with legs to use for breakfast in bed. Gerard used to get up before me on Saturdays and bring me breakfast in bed on this tray. I had cereal which was kind of hard to eat in bed. The tray was nice, but I had to be careful not to raise my knees so I wouldn’t bump the tray. Breakfast in bed isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I’d much rather eat at a table so we never got much use out of the tray with legs until we got our dog.

Shortly after our dog, Abby, came to live with us, we used the tray with the legs on it for her water bowl and food. It gets used every day now!

Last year Gerard and I started a new routine for breakfast on Saturdays—Hometown Buffet! We both like this very much because there is a wide selection of food, we can have as much as we want, and no cleaning up needed. It gives Gerard a break from doing dishes at least one day which he looks forward to every week.

Do you have any wedding presents you use every day or any you have that aren't useful at all? Do you like to have breakfast in bed?

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Kathy said...

Breakfast in bed is an odd exercise, isn't it? Any other time, no one would WANT food in bed, but somehow if it's delivered on a tray, it's supposed to be a luxury, right?

Glad you're getting real use out of it now. Someone should have elevated food, right? Even the four-legged variety.

The Author said...

I think it's great you found a use for the tray :-) I'm with you too. I don't enjoy breakfast in bed. When I wake up, I want to be up. Your new routine of eating breakfast out sounds wonderful as well.
As to wedding presents, when I got married, I got so much "good" china I never use. I'm always afraid I'll hurt it so it sits collecting dust.

Claire said...

Your animals are great! We love pets although we have none ourself at the moment. What a great use for the tray. As for breakfast in bed, I have to say I'm not really a fan either. All you end up with is crumbs in uncomfortable places. xx

Grampy said...

We have one also. I granddaughter used it on the floor to do some coloring and etc. I can't picture breakfast in bed with it.

Sandee said...

I'm with you on the breakfast in bed thing. I would prefer getting dressed and having breakfast with hubby at the table too.

We don't have any wedding gifts. It's our second time around and we went to Lake Tahoe and got married. Just the two of us. It was quite romantic.

Have a terrific day. :)

Beth Zimmerman said...

We've slept in a water bed for years and breakfast in bed just doesn't work in a water bed! :) We pretty much eloped so there weren't many (or any that I recall) gifts but the marriage has lasted 3 decades so it's all good!

BeadedTail said...

What a great idea for that breakfast tray! I don't care for breakfast in bed either. Much more trouble than it's worth!

Mrs4444 said...

LOL! I think you need to move the Hometown Cafe comment away from the dog's meal comment; at first, I thought you were saying that you and Gerard eat off of that tray on Saturdays!!! hahaha

We have been married 20 years, and I still recognize a few things having come as wedding gifts. One of them is ticking as we speak :)

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