Sunday, August 18, 2013

How to Find the Tupperware

When you are a chronically disorganized person, as i tend to be (i'm working on learning, and it gets better), you end up having to sometimes go find things.

Thus i decided i missed certain of the plastic containers that are supposed to be in the cabinet (which is one of the few places in the house that is and stays organized, possibly because it's half empty, and maybe there's something to that, i'll have to think about it), and decided to look for them.

The first logical place is, of course, under things.  Under teens' beds, under chairs, under the computer desk.  While this thorough search turned up plenty of cups, as well as a bowl and spoon next to the computer, not a plastic container was to be found.

Upon stopping to reflect, i decided to hunt in the other cabinets.  Nothing.  Those are mostly organized, although some of the corner places that i can't get to because i'm so short have gotten recluttered, and i need to get to that some time, and i was going to start to but then remembered the plastic containers, and do you see why i'm disorganized?  Stay on task! i told myself sternly as was brought up short of beginning a major and completely different project by having to stop and feed kittens again for the 4th time since 5am and it was only 10am.

Okay, i thought, if i were such a container, where would i hide?  Finally it hit me, try the freezer.

That isn't so easy as it sounds.  It requires moving items, cold items that hurt my hands, and digging in the frozen depths of a couple of contraptions that are not easy to dig in.  Being determined, i dug in anyway, and found them!  In the back of all the frozen veggies bought on sale and zip top bags of home made stock, there were some of my containers!

Hooray!  Now i should reorganize the freezers!  No, wait.  Feed the kittens first, then remember that you only set out to find the containers.

Lo and behold, also, two of them have leftovers of roast in them.  Just the right amount for a beef stroganoff for dinner, and there are noodles in the house, too, and with the vegetables, i can make a vegetarian creamy sauce with lots of veggies and noodles for the girls and stroganoff for the guys.

In digging around i have also discovered that not only have i lost the containers right behind the broccoli, but that i probably have enough leftovers, if i will start reorganizing the freezers, that i won't have to buy anything but milk, bread, and peanut butter for the rest of the month.  Oh, and tomatoes.  They don't keep, and we go through a ton of tomatoes.

After making the stroganoff, i have the perfect container in which to put the leftovers.

Perfect for leftovers.

Today is:

Bad Poetry Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests you get back at your high school English teacher for making you read all that "good" poetry; get together with friends, write some truly awful stuff, and mail it to him/her!

Long Tan Day a/k/a Vietnam Veterans Day -- Australia

Mail Order Catalog Day -- the first one was published by Montgomery Ward this day in 1872, and was only one page (Do yourself a favor and opt out of the doggone things, save a few trees: )

National Ice Cream Pie Day

National Science Day -- Thailand

National Soft Ice Cream Day

Parsi New Year -- Shahenshahi, India

Rushbearing -- Forest Chapel, Cheshire, England (ancient tradtion of bringing new rushes, plaited in traditional weaves, to carpet the church and keep it warm, always on the first Sunday after Aug. 12)

Serendipity Day

St. Agapitus' Day (Patron of Palestrina, Italy; against colic)

St. Helena's Day (Mother of Constantine the Great; Patron of archaeologists, converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, dyers, empresses, nail smiths, needle makers; Birkirkara, Malta; Helena, MT, US; against fire and thunder)

Toge-Pogling Season begins -- Fairy Calendar (Toges are normally pogled in groups of five or six, depending upon the size and strength of the individual Poge)

Birthdays Today:

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, 1970
Patrick Swayze, 1952
Elayne Boosler, 1952
Martin Mull, 1943
Robert Redford, 1936
Roman Polanski, 1933
Rosalynn Carter, 1927
Shelley Winters, 1920
Greta Garbo, 1905
Max Factor, 1904
Meriwether Lewis, 1774
Virginia Dare, 1587 (first English child born in the Americas)

Today in History:

Founding of the oldest known Roman temple to Venus, BC293
Rome is occupied and plundered by Visigoths under King Alarik I, 410
Death of Genghis Khan (fell from his horse), 1227
A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the Japanese province of Higo, 1541
The Boston, Massachusetts Evening Post begins publishing, 1735
Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 1834
Pierre Janssan discovers helium, 1868
German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers, 1903.
Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River, 1909
A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless, 1917
19th US Amendment ratified (gives women the vote), 1920
Premier of The Wizard of Oz, 1939
The first commercially produced oral contraceptives are marketed, 1960
James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi, 1963
Steve Biko is arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to South Africa's apartheid policies, 1977
Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, 2005


  1. I am afraid that I got stopped on the phrase half empty. I wish I had a shelf, cupboard, plastic container that was half empty!!!

  2. I marvel at the fact that you have to do hardly any grocery shopping for a month. That takes a certain amount of great organizational skills all by itself! :). Glad you found your containers. My hubby takes lunch to work in containers and forgets to bring them home. He says he cleans them out, but i'm nit sure what that means in hubby speak! Lol. So i don't hace many of mine either, but i know full well where they are!

  3. Okay, now I'm hungry for stroganoff.

    Have a blessed day. :)

  4. It's hard to imagine there being any of your delicious stroganoff left over.

  5. So then.. it was not so much Tupperware as it was Tupperwhere?