As the weather changes, there's more laundry than ever for Carl.
That means more work for both of us. It doesn't help that the temperature can go from needing the heat in the morning to needing A/C in the afternoon.
This week, his mother, Ms. V, helped. They'd had company over the weekend, and she'd taken the plastic off of the table (it's there to keep Carl from accidentally ruining the tablecloth) and left it in the sink, with gifts beneath.
Carl, seeing the sink full, had dumped a mixture of clean and dirty clothes in the laundry area. When the sink's empty, he tries to put dirties in there and the clean stuff in other places. Tries.
He had washed but not dried a load. Part of the load had moved to the dryer, but all of it was still wet and starting to smell a little. Time for a rewash. Despite my telling him that, he tried to put some of the stinky wet clothes back in the dryer -- twice.
He has been told by his parents for years to turn lights off when he's not using them. It's starting to sink in. He turns lights off if he's not using them, even if i am. I just laugh and turn the light back on again. It makes me feel like i should be calling for lights the way they supposedly do on a movie set.
Speaking of movie scenes, Mr. L was awake for a short time when i arrived, and i let him know i'd be leaving for a few minutes once Carl was gone to go to Ms. G's house and take care of her critters. We both laughed as i told him, "I don't want you to look for me and think i've been scared away or run off screaming from the state of his room, like it has the makings of a horror movie!"
When i finally got to his room from the laundry area, he was kicking around his empty Beano box asking, "Where's the Beano?" Your guess is as good as mine, but i can promise it won't be in the box.
His refrigerator was much cleaner than usual, although i never expected to find this.
Deodorant in the fridge. Then i found another on top of the recycle bin.
Of course, he'd taken it outside to use as he was getting in the car and, having nowhere else to put it, set it on top of the bin that is right next to him.
When i finally rounded up all the deodorants, i had this.
He doesn't always use them correctly as he has a tendency to swipe them toward himself instead of on himself and often gets more on his clothing than in the more necessary places.
Let's go with deodorant funnies today, shall we?
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, 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's words are
and / or one of these archaic/semi-archaic words
anon (at once)
forsooth (in truth; indeed)
wood mad (insane; wild)
Abet and Aid Punsters Day -- promoted by Punsters Unlimited, which seems to know better than to host a website
Cook Something Bold & Pungent Day -- especially for those who have had to close up the house for winter, we need to create a beautiful aroma for the house; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Dunce Day -- death anniversary of John Duns Scotus (one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the Middle Ages, he was called the "Subtle Doctor" but his enemies turned his name into the word we use today for someone who isn't too bright)
Feast of the Four Crowned Martyrs (Patrons of cattle, masons, sculptors, stone cutters; against fever)
Festival of the Mania -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to placate the Manes)
Fuigo Matsuri -- Kyoto City, Japan (Bellows Festival, Shinto festival in honor of Inari, the kitchen hearth goddess)
Full Beaver Moon / Full Frosty Moon
Ill Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka
Palden Lhamo Festival -- Tibet (protectress of Tibet, celebrated mostly by women)
Loy Krathong -- Thailand (Floating of the Lamps festival; to appease the water spirits, dedicated to Mae Kongkha, Goddess of Rivers)
Tazaugmone/Thasaung Mong Full Moon -- Myanmar (Festival of Lights begins)
That Luang Festival -- Laos (Ventiane's most important Theravada Buddhist festival)
Guru Nanak Jayanti -- India; Nepal (celebration of the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak)
I Hate to Cook Day -- internet generated, and probably started by someone who wanted an excuse to go out to dinner!
National Cappuccino Day
National Harvey Wallbanger Day
National Parents as Teachers Day -- US
Pohnpei Constitution Day -- Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Saints, Doctors, Missionaries, and Martyr's Day -- Church of England
Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers of Heaven -- Eastern Orthodox Church
That Luang Festival -- Ventiane, Laos
Wish-Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Leprechauns)
World Urbanism Day/World Town Planning Day
X-Ray Discovery Day / World Radiography Day -- commemorating the discovery, in 1895, of x-rays
Montana becomes 41st US State, 1889
Mount Holyoke Seminary for Women is founded, 1837 (considered by many to be the first true college for women in the US)
Opening of the Louvre, 1793
Tara Reid, 1975
Masashi Kishimoto, 1974
Parker Posey, 1968
Courtney Thorne-Smith, 1967
Gordon Ramsay, 1966
Leif Garrett, 1961
Rickie Lee Jones, 1954
Alfre Woodard, 1953
Mary Hart, 1951
Bonnie Raitt, 1949
Virna Lisi, 1937
Morley Safer, 1931
Patti Page, 1927
Christiaan Barnard, 1922
Esther Rolle, 1920
Martha Gellhorn, 1908
Margaret Mitchell, 1900
Hermann Rorschach, 1884
Milton Bradley, 1836
Edmond Halley, 1656
"Six Degrees of Separation"(Guare drama), 1990
"Night and Day"(Stoppard play), 1978
"Days of our Lives"(TV), 1965
"Life With Father"(Play), 1939
Sister Carrie(Publication date), 1900
"Ruy Blas"(Victor Hugo drama), 1838
Today in History:
Emperor Theodosius declares Christianity to be the state religion, 392
Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence, Italy, 1494
First meeting of Montezuma and Hernando Cortez in Tenochtitlan, Mexico, 1519
The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened to the public, 1602
Benjamin Franklin opens the first US library, in Philadelphia, PA, 1731
Elijah Craig, of Bourbon, Kentucky, US, first distills Bourbon whiskey from corn, 1789
Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater, 1880
The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time, 1892
Wilhelm Roentgen of Germany discovers X-rays, 1895
The New Testament Gospels are translated into Demotic Greek (as opposed to the Koine Greek of ancient texts), resulting in bloody clashes in Athens, 1901
The first Washington state elections in which women could vote take place, 1910
Operation Grapple X, Round C1: Britain conducts its first successful hydrogen bomb test over Kiritimati in the Pacific, 1957
Former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke becomes the first African American elected to the United States Senate, 1966
Manolis Andronikos discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great's father), 1977
The UN Security Council demands that Saddam Hussein disarm or face serious consequences, 2002
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao releases pictures of the moon's Sinus Iridium, or Bay of Rainbows, taken during the Chang e-2 lunar mission, 2010
The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), 2011
Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War, 2014
Louvre Abu Dhabi is inaugurated, the largest art museum on the Arabian peninsula, 2017
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazaré, Portugal, 2017
Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, runs its first test of a high-speed levitating pod system to carry people and cargo, 2020