Carl had tried to do some tidying in his room.
The key word here being "tried."
He washed his laundry.
He got the clean laundry back into his bedroom.
He got sidetracked, and the clean laundry ended up in piles with the still dirty laundry, one pile on the table, one on the counter, and one on the top closet shelf. No, i don't get that, either.
Yes, i rewashed all the laundry. When i left every stitch of clothing he owned except for what was on him (or what he'd stowed in his car that i didn't get to) was clean. No, i don't think that will last past tomorrow.
Oh, and i got the shoes off the top of the refrigerator, too.
Right before i left to go see Ms. PA, Ms. V (Carl's mom) said, "You did hear what happened to her, didn't you?"
No, i had not heard. A few weeks ago, she broke a bone in her back, probably while straining to help Mr. Jack get up. This time, she tripped over the walker she's been using since she broke her back and fell, breaking her arm near the shoulder.
She's going to be okay, and no surgery is needed. They seem to be keeping her at the hospital just to slow her down a little!
When i arrived, i started as usual by stripping the beds and bundling it all downstairs to the washing machine.
Someone had done a load and left it. It was a load with clothes, washcloths, and a rug that had practically disintegrated as it was not designed to be washed and is very old. The rug had to be shaken out and left hanging to dry, and everything else had to have the bits of rug fluff picked off and get washed again. Some days i wonder how some people found their way out of the birth canal.
While i was there, Mr. Jack stopped me a few times to tell me things, mostly rambling. He seems to have a harder time concentrating or keeping his thoughts straight when Ms. PA is not there, which is not surprising as they've been married almost 70 years.
Anyway, at one point he said, "You do a good job! If anybody out there tries to put a bad report on you, let me know. I haven't killed anybody in a long time!"
He and the sitter and i laughed when he said that. The sitter spoils him, too, and that makes him smile a lot. It makes me happy as well. (No, she didn't do the laundry with the rug, she said she hadn't done laundry as there wasn't enough to do a load, and she's one of the smart ones who knows her job and does it well.)
Some cute and funny things from Grandma to round out the day:
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Arrival of the Swiss at the Port-Noir -- Switzerland
Dia da Crianca -- Cape Verde (Youth Day)
Dia de la Marina -- Mexico (Day of the Navy)
Early Bird Day -- an internet derived day that reminds us the early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese
Famadihana -- Madagascar (from now until November, various areas celebrate the Malagasay culture's "turning the bones," a fascinating reburial of the dead ceremony)
Feast of St. Justin Martyr (a/k/a Justin the Philosopher; Patron of apologists, lecturers, orators, philosophers, speakers)
Festival of Non-Linearity -- another one you find on the internet, no meaning or rhyme to it, but if you like to think in non-linear ways, enjoy today!
Festival of the Oak Nymph -- Celtic/Pagan (around this time of year, the Celts took a day to honor all hamadryads, the female nature spirits who inhabit oak trees)
Flip a Coin Day -- as noted by The Ultimate Holiday Site, which claims Julius Caesar invented it (doubtful, but the Romans did toss coins)
Gawai Dayak -- Sarawak, Malaysia (harvest festival begins today)
Global Day of Parents -- UN
Go Barefoot Day -- originally sponsored by Soles4Souls, which recycles shoes to those who have none; while i cannot find if they are sponsoring a day or week this year, it's a good reminder not to let your old shoes end up in a landfill
Hari Lahir Pancasila -- Indonesia (Pancasila Day)
Heimlich Maneuver Day -- Dr. Heimlich first published his suggestion for aiding choking victims with "subdiaphragmatic pressure" on this day in 1974
Helen Keller Day -- sponsored by the Lions Clubs
Hen-Peeler's Holiday -- Fairy Calendar
Independence Day/National Day -- Samoa
International Children's Day
Kalends of June -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances:
Day Sacred to Tempestas (goddess of storms)
Festival for Juno Moneta (Juno as goddess of money)
Festival of Carna (goddess of health and vitality, and also of doors and locks, which were to be repaired today)
Madaraka Day -- Kenya (National Day or self-rule/responsibility day)
Mint Julip Day -- Oxford University, England (the drink was introduced there this day in 1845, and they liked it so well, they dedicated a day to it!)
Mothers' and Children's Day -- Mongolia
National Hazelnut Cake Day
National Tree Planting Day -- Cambodia
Oscar the Grouch Day -- according to the Sesame Workshop, today is his birthday
Pancasila Sanctity Day -- Indonesia
President's Day -- Palau
Say Something Nice Day -- as declared by the mayor of a town in South Carolina who is tired of all the negative talk all the time
Stand for Children Day -- stand.org founded by a rally this day in 1996, seeking to ensure all children graduate from high school
St. Theobald Roggeri's Day (Patron of church cleaners, cobblers, porters, shoemakers; against fever and sterility)
Summer Library Book club Season begins -- anywhere that school is out, check your local library for a summer book club for children or adults; you never know what world you will discover when you read
Superman Day -- publication of the first Superman comic was this day in 1938
Victory Day -- Tunisia (anniversary of the Adoption of the Constitution of Tunisia in 1959)
Wear It. Beat It -- UK (formerly Rock Up in Red Day, raising awareness of heart health and educating people about heart disease through the month of June)
Yobuko Otsunahiki -- Higashi Matsuura, Saga prefecture, Japan (two day Big Tug-of-War Festival, with one team representing the land and the other the sea; victory for the land means good crops, for the sea means good catches)
Charlie Chaplin marries Paulette Goddard, 1934
Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio, is founded as the first US land-grant university, 1808
Tennessee becomes the 16th US state, 1796
Kentucky becomes the 15th US state, 1792
Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen Consort of England, 1533
Justine Henin, 1982
Alanis Morissette, 1974
Heidi Klum, 1973
Mark Curry, 1964
Lisa Hartman Black, 1956
Ron Wood, 1947
Jonathan Pryce, 1947
Frederica von Stade, 1945
Robert Powell, 1944
Rene Auberjonois, 1940
Cleavon Little, 1939
Morgan Freeman, 1937
Colleen McCullough, 1937
Pat Boone, 1934
Edward Woodward, 1930
James Hadley Billington, 1929
Bob Monkhouse, 1928
Andy Griffith, 1926
Marilyn Monroe, 1926
Nelson Riddle, 1921
Brigham Young, 1801
Jacques Marquette (Père Marquette), 1637
FX(TV channel), 1994
Cable News Network/CNN(TV network), 1980
"Live and Let Die"(Song release), 1973
"The Prisoner"(TV), 1968
"Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"(Album release), 1967
Today in History:
Hugh Capet is elected King of France, 987
Beijing, then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Beijing, 1215
Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky, 1495
Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England, 1533
Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1660
The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars, 1794
U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom, 1812
James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: "Don't give up the ship!" 1813
James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole, 1831
American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua, 1855
Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico, 1868
Thomas Edison receives a patent for his electric voting machine, 1869
Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War, 1879
The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns, 1890
Louis D. Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court, 1916
The First Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires, 1929
Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months, 1958
New Zealand's first official television broadcast commences at 7.30pm from Auckland, 1960
Kenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day), 1963
The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine, 1974
The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power, 1979
The Warsaw Pact officially dissolves, 1991
Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupts for the first time in 600 years, 1991
Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil, Killing all 228 passengers and crew, 2009
General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy, 2009
Russia enacts a country-wide smoking ban, with most public places included, 2013
Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel is completed - world’s longest at 57km and most expensive tunnel costing €11bn, 2016