Last Thursday while cleaning for Carl's mother, Ms. V, i noticed how she keeps a padded vinyl cloth on the table under the cloth tablecloth. Since i had the tablecloth in the wash, Carl ate directly on the vinyl, and it was so much easier to clean.
This made me wonder if putting a clear plastic sheet of some kind over the tablecloth where Carl eats would keep the tablecloth nicer longer. Ms. V dug out, from her picnic supplies, a clear plastic cover.
It can't hurt to try, especially for someone who needs all this to make one cup of tea.
The brown on the counter is the honey. Yes, he stirs will a fork, what else would he use?
Yesterday he opened a new container of yoghurt. When i pointed out the already open one in the fridge, he said, "Oh, I forgot I had that one," grabbed it and put the freshly opened one back. Later, he opened yet another, he ended up finishing two of them.
Then there was the muffin. When i asked if he wanted his muffin, he told me, "Not today. It has seeds in it." Next i asked if he was going to be able to eat it later if the seeds bothered him. "Wednesday," he said. Why it won't bother him on Wednesday, well, your guess is as good as mine.
He has taken to putting on a shirt, eating, then taking that one off and putting on a different one when he goes to work. When i asked him why, he said the uniform standard has changed again. It's probably good that he didn't put on the uniform shirt before breakfast, as he forgot to put on his protective apron before he ate.
There's always something in his room that bemuses me, and yesterday it was this.
Why did he thread the clock cord through the basket handle? Only Carl knows, and maybe even he doesn't, and if i asked, i probably wouldn't understand the answer. Just know he has his reasons, smile, and move on.
Speaking of smiling, how about some food funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Ancestors' Day -- Russian Christians; Belarus (Radunitsa, a Slavic tradition after Thomas Sunday)
Basava Jayanti -- KA, India (birth anniversary of 12th century philosopher
Bent Wand-Straightening Day -- Fairy Calendar
Bona Dia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a women's festival)
Constitution Day -- Poland
Constitution Memorial Day -- Japan (Part of the Showa Golden Week Festivities)
Dia de la Cruz -- Mexico (Day of the Holy Cross, a festive day for construction workers, with parties and a flower decorated cross placed on every piece of new construction through the country)
Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; began sundown yesterday, runs through sundown on the 5th, although local dating and official government observances may vary)
Florae -- Ancient Roman Calendar (ceremony at the temple of Flora)
Garden Meditation Day -- let go your concerns and center your attention on your garden
Give Local America -- US (encouraging people to support local charities with the largest crowdfuning event in history)
Lumpy Rug Day -- the tongue-in-cheek day to tease bigots about shoving unwanted facts under the rug, sponsored by Robert L. Birch of Puns Corps
National Raspberry Popover Day / National Raspberry Tart Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day -- US
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day -- celebrate your uniqueness, take a risk, and step outside of your routine today www.ntdcsd.com
Paranormal Day -- i have enough trouble with normal, thank you
Pregnancy Fitness Awareness Day -- can't confirm this is still sponsored by Karen Bridson
Specially-Abled Pet Day -- to learn more about caring for disabled pets, click here
St. James the Lesser's Day (Patron of apothecaries, druggists, the dying, fullers, hatters and hatmakers, milliners, pharmacists; Frascati, Italy; Monterotondo, Italy; Nemi, Italy; Uruguay; Venegono Inferiore, Italy)
St. Phillip the Apostle's Day (Patron of hatmakers and hatters, milliners, pastry chefs; Luxembourg; Monterotondo, Italy; Nemi, Italy; San Felipe Indian Pueblo; Uruguay; Venegono, Inferiore, Italy)
World Asthma Day -- International (Global Initiative for Asthma; this year's theme is "Closing Gaps in Asthma Care")
World Press Freedom Day -- International/UN
Yom HaZiKaron -- Israel (Memorial Day; begins at sunset)
Joseph Addai, 1983
Christine Hendricks, 1975
Dule Hill, 1974
Christopher Cross, 1951
Mary Hopkin, 1950
Doug Henning, 1947
Greg Gumbel, 1946
Frankie Valli, 1937
Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936
James Brown, 1933
Sugar Ray Robinson, 1921
Pete Seeger, 1919
Bing Crosby, 1903
Golda Meir, 1898
Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469
"All Things Considered"(National Public Radio Network first broadcast), 1971
"CBS Evening News"(TV), 1948
Today in History:
Christopher Columbus first sights Jamaica (Santiago), 1494
Francis Bacon is charged with bribery, 1621
A royal charter is granted for Connecticut, 1662
The last total solar eclipse to be observed from London for the next 900 years occurs as predicted by Edmund Halley; called Halley's eclipse as he predicted it to within 4 minutes accuracy and described its path to within 30km, 1715
The Constitution of May 3 (the first modern constitution in Europe) is proclaimed by the Sejm of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 1791
Washington, D.C., is incorporated as a city, 1802
The Canterbury and Whitstable Railway is opened. It is the first steam hauled passenger railway to issue season tickets and include a tunnel, 1830
The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island, 1867
The Great Fire of 1901 in Jacksonville, Florida, destroys 1,700 buildings, 1901
Raja Harishchandra the first full-length Indian feature film is released, marking the beginning of the Indian film industry, 1913
The poem In Flanders Fields is written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1915
Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first woman to head the United States Mint, 1933
Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is awarded the Pulitzer Prize, 1937
The Kentucky Derby is televised for the first time, 1951
Lieutenant Colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict of the United States land a plane at the North Pole, 1952
The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1960
The first "spam" email is sent by a Digital Equipment Corporation marketing representative to every ARPANET address on the west coast of the United States, 1978
The strongest tornado ever recorded, one of 66 tornadoes recorded that day,with winds of up to 313mph, strikes Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1999
The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet, 2000
New Hampshire's famous Old Man of the Mountain collapses, 2003
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announces it will return two statues from northern Cambodia's archeological site Koh Ker, 2013
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences members vote to expel Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, 2018
Kilauea volcano on Big Island, Hawaii begins erupting forcing the evacuation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and residential areas, 2018
The US Environmental Protection Agency takes a significant step against climate change by announcing new limits on hydrofluorocarbons, 2021