Walking into Carl's room yesterday, i stopped in surprise. It was astoundingly tidy, at least for him. Over the last 3 weeks, i've had to stay an extra hour twice, which means he has to pay me more. We've figured out what works, hit him in the wallet and he'll try to pick up after himself more!
|Not too bad at all.|
Don't worry, he'll never keep it to a level where he doesn't need help, especially
when you pick up the mouthwash cap and forget and just turn it over to put it back on the mouthwash and get splashed with mouthwash all over, which you then have to clean.
As you can see, he even uses shirts for pillowcases, and still puts dirty laundry mixed with clean in the closet.
Then there's trying to convince him to get rid of some things.
Note the date on the book, 2002. When i told him he could probably safely get rid of it, he said, "But I could still learn from it!"
He tries though, and that's what counts.
Yesterday he fussed about not having socks in the bathroom with him when he went in for his shower. "I need socks!" he wailed. They're dry, i'm folding them, and i'll have a pair on top of the bureau for you as soon as you come out of the bathroom, i told him.
The pair was there, he put a hanger on top of them and walked around barefoot cooking breakfast.
Breakfast was French toast that he almost burnt, with 2 kinds of jam, dried fruit, applesauce and syrup (five pieces of toast, a different topping for each, of course). Followed by yogurt with granola, and several queries into what i'd packed for lunch and was it enough. A sandwich, two protein bars, Skittles and a fruit cup, plus tea and water.
"Well, that should do," he said. Then added, "My friend Ann and I are going to Costco later."
What, i asked, do you get at Costco?
"I don't get anything, I just go with her to get samples!" he responded, licking his lips and rubbing his tummy.
A messy man who loves to eat is job security. Especially when it comes time to vacuum and you can find crumbs behind the dresser.
Speaking of vacuum cleaners:
|This is the story of my life, i'm pretty good at being a vacuum cleaner.|
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Barthelemy Boganda Day -- Central African Republic
Borrowed Days begin -- old English/Scottish/Irish legends about how March borrowed the next 3 days from April; these are still seen as weather prognostication days based on several different legends
Day of Redress -- Fairy Calendar
Knights of Columbus Founders Day
Martyrs' Day -- Madagascar
National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day -- as recognized by AICPA
Smoke and Mirrors Day -- some sites call it "Festival of Smoke and Mirrors Day," but appropriately no one knows who started it
St. Armogastes of Africa's Day (Patron of the poor and torture victims; against poverty and torture)
St. Gladys' and St. Gwynllyw's Day (the Welsh "Bonny and Clyde", who led a life of crime before their conversion)
Youth Day -- Taiwan
Harry Hamlin weds Lisa Rinna, 1997
Yeshiva College (now University) is chartered in New York, 1928
Hideaki Takizawa, 1982
Jennifer Capriati, 1976
Lucy Lawless, 1968
Elle Macpherson, 1964
Christopher Lambert, 1957
Kurt Thomas, 1956
Earl Christian Campbell, 1955
Karen Ann Quinlan, 1954
Bud Cort, 1950
George Blaha, 1945
Eric Idle, 1943
John Major, 1943
John Joseph McLaughlin, 1927
Pearl Bailey, 1918
Sam Walton, 1918
Eugene Mccarthy, 1916
Philip Ahn, 1905
Denton True "Cy" Young, 1867
Isaac Mayer Wise, Rabbi and Founder of Reform Judaism, 1819
John Tyler, 1790
Carlo Buonaparte, father of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1746
"Woman of the Year"(Play), 1981
"The King and I"(Play), 1951
"Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows"(circus), 1919
"Mutt and Jeff"(Comic strip), 1908
"Jevgeni Onegin/Eugene Onegin"(Opera; Tchaikovsky Op. 24), 1879
Today in History:
The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded, 1549
Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629, 1632
Swedish colonists establish the first settlement in Delaware, 1638
Ludwig von Beethoven, age 24, debuts as a pianist in Vienna, 1795
Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway, 1806
Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam, 1848
The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab, 1849
Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 & women to work more than 10 hours a day, 1852
Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1, 1867
Queen Victoria presides over the opening of Albert Hall in London, 1871
The Knights of Columbus are established, 1882
Dr. John Pemberton brews the first batch of Coca-Cola in his back yard, 1886
The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement goes into effect at 03:00 local time, 1941
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, 1951
NASA's Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury, 1974
The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent from Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982
Catherine Callbeck becomes premier of Prince Edward Island and the first woman to be elected in a general election as premier of a Canadian province, 1993
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members, 2004
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants, 2004
Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time, 2008
A transistor-like transcriptor is built out of DNA and RNA molecules by American bioengineers at Stanford University, 2013
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announces that Arab leaders will be combining their military resources to combat violence in the region; Saudi Arabia has already led joint forces in airstrikes on Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, 2015
UK Prime Minister Theresa May sends a letter to the EU invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally triggering Brexit, 2017