Tuesday, March 29, 2022

French Toast Five Ways and Other Amusements, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

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!


Today is:

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

Anniversaries Today:

Harry Hamlin weds Lisa Rinna, 1997

Yeshiva College (now University) is chartered in New York, 1928

Birthdays Today:

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. Carl does try - which is lovely.
    Our cats loathe and detest the suck monster. To the stage that himself apologises to Jazz each time he uses it.

  2. A shirt as pillow case? Now I've seen everything.
    I've been a so vacuum cleaner many times I could almost do it in my sleep.

  3. Good vacuum funnies. Some of us are terrified of the vacuum, others don't mind it but are terrified of the carpet cleaner which looks like a vacuum but is different. Thanks for more Carl stories, he is really something.

  4. Carl will need you to tidy after him. Funny vacuum cleaner stories.

  5. You do have your job cut out with that customer and you are wonderfully patient. Glad he can afford the assistance!

  6. Your posts about Carl make me smile all the way through. What a whirlwind. I love him.

    Love all your vacuum jokes. Our Angel Little Bit hated the vacuum, but didn't mind things that were more dangerous.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  7. I love all the vacuum funnies especially the one where the cat's tail is still showing. I still enjoy the tales of Carl. I just love the guy. Have a wonderful day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Carl made me laugh (as usual). I remember when my kids were little, the store they were the best behaved in was Sam's club, because they could eat their way through the store. Those samples are great for moms trying to shop with little kids.

  9. Carl does try- and you are an angel! The vacuum funnies were hysterical! Thanks for the giggles!

  10. Love your random thoughts, that's quite a breakfast! Vacuum jokes? Hilarious!

  11. Job security indeed. I am surprised they are doing samples- nothing around here has since COVID began. Nice bunch of vacuum jokes- love the Jack Nicholson one. XO

  12. The saga of Carl is never boring! Thanks for the vacuum funnies; many smiles there.

  13. We've become very fond of Carl. Those were terrific photos!

  14. Fun sayings and photos ~ Lol ~ And again ~ you deserve double pay and a medal dealing with Carl ~ Xo

    Wishing you love and laughter everyday,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. You think of the best things to share. hahaha vacumns are enemy to pets. LOL! Poor babies!


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