As i was getting up before dark yesterday, Sweetie decided to get up and make a quick trip to the "little boys' room," so he reached for his flashlight. (He has learned not to turn on a bright light first thing as i'm waking up, it really bothers my eyes.)
He fumbled in the drawer, and felt around, and finally said, "Geez, I need a flashlight to find my flashlight!"
After much frustration he found it -- in another drawer. He forgot he'd decided to keep it elsewhere.
This is why i sometimes feel like i live in a circus.
Carl, as usual, had an odd request. "Can you set out the traps I bought?"
He had glue traps to catch bugs or whatever might be in his room, as he doesn't mind messes that sit still on the counter but he cannot stand anything that moves.
Trying to tell him that it would be better to seal the opened food containers and thus prevent the need for bug catching is an uphill battle.
|Is one Brussels sprout worth the whole bowl in the fridge?|
|It's smart to store the open pack in a zip bag if you close it.|
Sweetie called me mid-morning having a panic attack. "I can't find my debit card! Quick, get online, check the bank accounts, make sure no one is using the card!"
Instead, quick, go back to the last place you used it, and ask them if you left it there?
He did go back, and it was there. Danger averted.
Ms. PA was doing the crossword puzzle in the morning paper. "There's always one corner where I just don't know the answers!" she lamented.
When i asked for the hint, she said what sounded like "Mr. Sanders." As i leaned over, i saw the clue was "Mr. Sandler."
Adam, i told her, he's a comedian.
"That's it!" she said with glee, and which helped her get the last couple of clues. It's always fun to help a fellow puzzler. Especially when she's 91 and wouldn't know Adam Sandler if he showed up to do a skit in her living room.
Of course, she remembers all the great old comedians, and that's probably a lot better.
How about some fun stuff that Grandma passes along to me:
Have a blessed and beautiful day, 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.
This week the prompts are:
Africa Day / African Liberation Day -- African Union; related observance
Heroes' Day -- Lesotho
President Yajya Jammeh's Birthday -- Gambia
First Patriotic Government / National Day -- Argentina (Dia de la Revolucion de Mayo)
Flitting Day -- parts of England; Scotland (traditional day on which leases were up for the year and people moved)
Geek Pride Day / Nerd Pride Day -- celebrate the geek / nerd in you! Geek culture is the obvious choice to laud when it's Glorious 25 May, Star Wars Day, and Towel Day at the same time; began in Spain as "Día del Orgullo Friki"
Glorious 25 May -- in Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Independence Day -- Jordan(1946)
Liberation Day -- Lebanon
National Brown-Bag-It Day
National Missing Children's Day -- US (promoting awareness of the problem of missing children)
National Tap Dance Day -- US, birth anniversary of Mr. Bojangles
National Wine Day
Offering to Demeter -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)
Poetry Day -- Florida, US (since 1947, the state legislature declared this for all public schools in the state; if you don't live in Florida, enjoy a poem today, anyway)
Procession of the Statue of Artemis -- Ancient Greek and Roman Calendars, at Ephesus (date approximate, but always near the Thargelia)
Self-Reliance Day -- an internet originated holiday, based on the idea that we should all become more self reliant in this day when it is a dying art.
Star Wars Day -- Part IV, A New Hope was released this date in 1977
St. Bede the Venerable's Day (Patron of lectors; Father of English History)
St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi's Day (Patron of the ill; against illness and sexual temptation)
Towel Day -- Douglas Adams fans, unite! Always know where your towel is.
Week of Solidarity with the People Of Non-Self-Governing Territories begins -- United Nations
Lord Guildford Dudley marries Lady Jane Grey, 1553
Brian Urlacher, 1978
Ethan Suplee, 1976
Lauryn Hill, 1975
Justin Henry, 1971
Jamie Kennedy, 1970
Anne Heche, 1969
Stacy London, 1969
Mike Myers, 1963
Connie Sellecca, 1955
Jessi Colter, 1947
Karen Valentine, 1947
Frank Oz, 1944
Leslie Uggams, 1943
Ian McKellen, 1939
Raymond Carver, 1938
Tom T. Hall, 1936
K.C. Jones, 1932
Beverly Sills, 1929
Robert Ludlum, 1927
Miles Davis, 1926
Jeanne Crain, 1925
Claude Akins, 1918
James Joseph "Gene" Tunney, 1898
Igor Sikorsky, 1889
Philip Murray, 1886
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, 1878
John Alexander Dowie, 1847
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803
Wonder Woman(Film), 2017
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi(Film), 1983
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope(Film), 1977
"The Subject Was Roses"(Play), 1964
"H.M.S. Pinafore"(Comic Opera), 1878
Today in History:
First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, BC240
Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors, 1085
Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ, 1420
The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw, 1521
Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England, 1659
Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek, 1784
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States, 1787
In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the Semana de Mayo, 1810
The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom, 1837
The first telegraphed news dispatch is published in Baltimore Patriot, 1844
Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London, 1878
The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as the president, 1895
John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in Tennessee, 1925
Henry Ford stops production of the Model T to begin the Model A, 1927
Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks five world records and ties a sixth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1935
The first ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition, 1955
In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established, 1963
Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday, 1977
Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people, 1985
Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion, 2000
32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 2001
Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, 2011
The first commercial spacecraft, SpaceX Dragon, docks with the International Space Station, completing the maneuver at 12:02pm EDT, 2012
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg receives an honorary degree from Harvard University, after dropping out in 2004, 2017
Mia Mottley, of the Barbados Labour Party, becomes the first female Prime Minister of Barbados, 2018
China’s Wolong National Nature Reserve releases the first footage of an albino panda ever taken in the wild, 2019