Arriving at work yesterday, i found Carl snoozing on the recliner in the living room. When he heard me, he woke up and i told him it was time to get up and ready for work, then went to get the sheets from his bed.
Coming back toward the laundry room, noted he was still in the recliner, looking at his tablet. "I need to find yoghurt packs!" he said, scrolling through some site that had various brands depicted.
When i asked if he was going to the store to get some before work, he said no, he needed to go for a jog instead. He showered, dressed, got his breakfast ready, ate some of it, then went out the door to jog. Within five minutes he was back in the kitchen eating. His explanation? "I only needed a short jog!"
Later, he packed his snack in the cooler, and i took a peek. A sleeve of saltine crackers, a small container of hummus, some broccoli, a take-out type packet of grape jelly, a bottle of water, his frozen smoothie, and two packets of ketchup. Upon being asked what the ketchup was for, he said, "Because ketchup!" and licked his lips. Like my kids did when they were very young, he probably just eats it right out of the packet.
To encourage him to keep his change in the coin sorting machine, his mother has told him that i am allowed to keep any change i find on the counters, on the floor, or in his laundry. As he picked up his hat, wallet, keys, etc., he left his change on the counter and i reminded him that i would keep it if he didn't pick it up. Then i left to tend the laundry and came back. He'd picked up everything but the four pennies. Guess he was leaving me a tip.
The best part of the morning was finding the antibiotic cream he was looking for -- in the refrigerator.
Okay, how about some of the great stuff Grandma forwards to me.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
It's my month to provide the prompts for Words for Wednesday. Since it becomes Wednesday in some parts of the world while it is still Tuesday here, i am providing the prompts today, so you can work on them and post them when it's Wednesday where you are.
The prompts for the week are:
the following photo by Maria Orlova on Pexels
Big Bang Day -- London, England
Boxer Shorts Day -- ???????
Cernova Tragedy Day -- Slovakia
Cranky Co-Worker's Day -- because we all have occasional bad days; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Feast of Osiris in Abydos -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Good Bear Day -- on Theodore Roosevelt's birthday, celebrating the stuffed toy created in his honor
Independence Day -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines(1979); Turkmenistan(1991)
National American Beer Day
National Potato Day
National Tell A Story Day -- Scotland; UK (preserving the heritage of traditional stories)
Navy Day -- US (on T.R.'s birth anniversary)
Radio Day -- US (US Commerce Dept. issued the first broadcasting license this date in 1920)
St. Frumentius' Day (Patron of Abyssinia; Ethiopia)
Sylvia Plath Day
Tunch Puddling -- Fairy Calendar (a contest of throwing twigs in a pond -- awards are for artistically thrown twigs and throwing style, among other things)
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage -- International
The NYC Subway begins operation, 1904
Zadie Smith, 1975
Marla Maples, 1963
Simon LeBon, 1958
Jayne Kennedy, 1951
Fran Lebowitz, 1950
Carrie Snodgrass, 1946
John Cleese, 1939
Ruby Dee, 1924
Roy Lichtenstein, 1923
Bette Babray, 1920
Nanette Fabray, 1920
Dylan Thomas, 1914
Emily Post, 1872
Theodore Roosevelt, 1858
Niccolo Paganini, 1782
Captain James Cook, 1728
"Lettice and Lovage"(Play), 1987
"Beyond the Fringe"(Revue), 1962
"Walt Disney/Wonderful World of Color/Wonderful World of Disney"(TV), 1954 (the show had several different names over the years, but even when it switched stations, it was still the same show)
"You Bet Your Life"(Radio), 1947
"Nocturnes"(Debussy orchestral compsition), 1901(first performance of all three parts together)
Today in History:
Constantine the Great is said to have received his Vision of the Cross, 312
Founding of the city of Amsterdam, 1275
Founding of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1682
US Navy forms, 1775
Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issues the Extermination Order, which orders all Mormons to leave the state or be exterminated, 1838
R.H. Macy & Co. opens its first store, on 6th Ave. in NYC, 1858
Boss Tweed is arrested, 1871
The first underground New York City Subway line opens, 1904
The first published reference to "jazz" appears, in Variety, 1916
Chuhei Numbu of Japan sets the long jump record at 26' 2 1/2", 1931
"You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premiers on ABC radio, 1947*
Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force, 1954
Mauritania and Mongolia join the United Nations, 1961
The British government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang, 1986
The U.S. prison population tops 1 million for the first time in American history, 1994
Gliese 229B is the first Substellar Mass Object to be unquestionably identified, 1994
Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown, 1997
The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years, 2004
The SSETI Express micro-satellite is successfully launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, 2005
The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese, 2011
The first operation to separate conjoined twins joined at the head in India completed in New Delhi, 2017