Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Lunch Bag Blues, 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

Carl had done two loads of laundry by the time i got there yesterday.  One load was half dry because he'd only set the dryer for 30 minutes.  The other was still in the washer.

Clean clothes on the back of this chair.

Clean clothes on the back of this chair, too.

Clean clothes gathered from the bathroom.

Clean clothes (hanging) on the left side of the closet.

Clean clothes on the right side of the closet.

He has clean clothes everywhere and that's part of what confuses him, he can't find the ones he just had a minute ago, so he gets out more.

Because i'm doing catsitting for Ms. GA this week, i got to his house early, just as he was getting up.  After confirming that he did actually have work, i suggested a shower right away.

"But I need biscuits!" he said.

I told him i'd get the biscuits and asked where they were.

"In the freezer," he said, heading to the bathroom.

Upon opening the freezer, i was deluged with the papers that were on top of the freezer and attacked by an errant quart of ice cream.

Order was restored and i took the biscuits into the main kitchen to bake two of them in the toaster oven.  Mr. L was awake and did it for me, so i could get back into Carl's room.

Just in time, i saw him heading into the bathroom, then come back out looking for something.  I took that opportunity to peek in and grab all the extra clothes out of there.  He had long pants, two pair of shorts, and four shirts.  I left the long pants and one shirt, plus socks.

He was trying to bring more clothes into the bathroom when i stopped him and said he already had clothes in there.

"Underwear?" he asked, so i handed him another pair, it was easier than arguing.

Once he was done, i handed him an apron to keep it all clean while eating, and he started mumbling about lunch.

Time to find the new lunch box, right?  Hmmm, in the car?  No, nor was the stain remover (i had to use the back-up bottle that i hide in the broom closet).  On the shelf where it belongs?  Oh, heavens no.

How about in the refrigerator with a dead piece of banana in it.  I didn't take a picture.  You're welcome.

About the time i found and was cleaning the lunchbox, i noticed he'd taken off the apron.  This time i talked him into keeping it on, and i packed him a nice lunch, with cookies.

He lives to eat, that one.

How about a few lunch funnies.

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.

Please remember the prompts are just suggestions and don't have to be used.  The point is to have fun being creative!

This week's prompts are:















Today is:

Dita e Clirimit -- Albania (Liberation Day)

Electronic Greetings Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Fairy Flute Fantasy -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Saturnia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (for the Sons of Saturn; Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto)

Giving Tuesday -- after celebrating Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, be part of the international giving movement 

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People -- UN

National Chocolates Day -- yes, another one

National Lemon Creme Pie Day

National Unity Day -- Vanuatu

St. Andrew's Eve -- in many traditions, a night to fortell the future, especially whom you will marry

St. Saturnius of Toulouse's Day (Patron of Toulouse, France)

Strange Names Day -- in honor of all the celebrity -- and other -- kids with "unique" names; sponsored the last Tuesday in November by Marlar in the Morning at 101QFL in Rockford, IL, US

Square Dance Day -- internet generated, and fun to do, but here's some information about square dancing

William Tubman's Birthday -- Liberia (it's longest serving President)

Anniversaries Today:

Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin, 1916

Birthdays Today:

Jon Knight, 1968

Don Cheadle, 1964

Andrew McCarthy, 1962

Kim Delaney, 1961

Cathy Moriarty, 1960

Jeff Fahey, 1956

Howie Mandel, 1955

Joel Coen, 1954

Garry Shandling, 1949

Petra Kelly, 1947

Chuck Mangione, 1940

Peter Bergman, 1939

John Mayall, 1933

Jacques Rene Chirac, 1932

Diane Ladd, 1932

Vin Scully, 1927

Madeline L'Engle, 1918

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., 1908

C.S. Lewis, 1898

Busby Berkeley, 1895

Nellie Tayloe Ross, 1876

Louisa May Alcott, 1832

Wendell Phillips, 1811

Christian Doppler, 1803

Charles Thomson, 1729

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Tatort"(TV), 1970

"I Want to Hold Your Hand"(Beatles single release), 1963

"Bells Are Ringing"(Musical), 1956

"Kukla, Fran, and Ollie"(TV), 1948

"Gay Divorce"(Musical), 1932

Today in History:

Jews of Augsburg, Germany, are massacred, 1349 (Sometimes, it seems, the more things change...)

King Philip II devalues Spanish currency, 1596 (See above...)

Sir James Jay invents invisible ink, 1775

San Jose, California, is founded as el Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, 1777

Dessalines & Christophe declare St Domingue (Haiti) independent, 1803

First Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC), 1825

Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph, 1877

The first motorcycle race ever is held in Surrey, England; the distance was one mile and the winner was Charles Jarrot in a time of 2 minutes, 8 seconds, 1897

The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine. 1910

Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California, 1915

Howard Carter opens the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun to the public, 1922

Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole, 1929

The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, 1944

The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine, 1947

Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission – Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space, orbits earth twice, and is successfully recovered after splashdown, 1961

Canadian Space Agency launches the satellite Alouette 2, 1965

Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California, 1972

The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan, 1983

The Czechoslovakian Parliament votes to end Communist rule, 1989

The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by the following January 15, 1990

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique, 2007

Pablo Picasso's electrician reveals 271 previously unknown works he claims were gifts from the artist, 2010

NASA announces its space probe MESSENGER has almost certainly found water ice buried beneath the surface of the north pole of Mercury, 2012

Tens of thousands Indian farmers protest the agrarian crisis at parliament in Delhi, 2018


  1. at least the dead banana was contained in a lunchbox. My son once left on in his schoolbag at the end of the year and we found it after the summer holidays when it had liquefied and needed to be hosed out of the corners of the bag.
    Love all the funnies and thanks for the words.

  2. Love the funnies. Carl is more than a handful.
    And, like River, thank you for the prompts.

  3. I love your posts about Carl. He's a most entertaining whirlwind. You roll with the punches very nicely.

    Love all the funnies. Excellent.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hugs. ♥

  4. The first one, that's me, except the phone rings usually only rings when I have dirty hands or in the middle of washing my hands. Any other time, it's total silence! Great funnies!

  5. Great funnies and I always shake my head in disbelief when reading about Carl's antics! You are a saint!

  6. Lots of fun laughs today, but I especially liked the "Human Organ" lunch.

  7. Great Lol photos and captions ~ Carl is always busy and keeping you busy ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. The inventor of the invisible ink ... I hope he was able to remeber which inkwell he put it in ;) As always Carl keeps you on your toes.

  9. I wonder if his parents could put the clothes he needs for each day out and tell him to leave the rest alone. I am frustrated just reading about the situation. :)

  10. I'm so glad you're there to help Carl move through the mornings, think how lost he would be without you.


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