Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Recycle Bottle Battles and Naptime 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 just started the dryer when i walked in yesterday, and i promptly stopped it and gave a good sniff.  Then i turned on the washer to see which cycle was the last one he'd run and i was right.  He hadn't washed the clothes, just run them through a rinse cycle.

He gets that confused, on both the washer and dryer, and it makes for some laundry mayhem.

The laundry is getting more complicated, he now has 5 dryer balls to get lost in the clothes.

The boomerang bottle.

Last week we had a recycle the bottle battle.  Every time i'd fish a bottle out of the garbage and set it aside to carry to the recycle bin later, he'd pick it back up and toss it back in the garbage can.  This week, i gave up and walked the two bottles straight to the bin, no waiting.  I figure it takes about as much time to do that as to fish it out of the can three or four times.

Carl leaves grocery bags lying around, and you can't just throw them away as they often have things in them he's forgotten, and he leaves things in pockets.

Something's in there.

Yes, the card still has value on it.

What's in the pocket?

The pill carrier ends up in lots of places, sometimes with the pills in it, and sometimes with the pills next to it.  He tries.

He's using reading glasses now (while i think of him as a child, and i am old enough to be his mother if i'd had a kid in my late teens, he is now 40).

No, i'm not sure how long it's going to take him to remove the label that says "Remove before use."  

He was fighting with his lunchbox yesterday.

The tool was to try prying it open, and it was leaking.

It wouldn't open, and i thought something was wedged in there keeping it stuck.  Attempts to move whatever-it-was didn't work, and i was able to barely peek in.  It wasn't wedged shut, the spring-lock mechanism was broken, it was full of water, and it was starting to emit an unpleasant scent.  With Ms. V's permission it is now in the trash can.

Carl's biggest regret these days is the busy holiday season has him working extra hours.  He doesn't mind the extra pay.  "It cuts into my nap time!" he laments.

In honor of lost naps, a few 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 when it's Wednesday where you are.

This week's prompts are:







and/or the following photo

photo by Kris Møklebust on Pexels


Today is:

Dispute-Settling Assizes -- Fairy Calendar (no, they won't tell us what kind of disputes)

Dita e Alfabetit -- Albania and Ethnic Albanians (Day of the Albanian Alphabet)

Go for a Ride Day -- internet generated; during the crazy holiday season, go out for a relaxing sleigh ride or something

Independence Day -- Lebanon(1943)

National Cashew Day -- some sites have this on the 23rd, i celebrate both as i love cashews

National Cranberry Relish Day

National Stop the Violence Day -- a call by US radio and TV stations for a cease fire on American streets, on the anniversary of John Kennedy's assassination; observed with white ribbons and driving with headlights on during the day

Phonograph Day -- Edison publicly demonstrated his new music playing device on this day in 1877

Start Your Own Country Day -- begun at the 1939 World's Fair in New York

St. Cecilia's Day (Patron of composers, luthiers, martyrs, music, musicians, musical instrument makers, poets, singers; Academy of Music, Rome, Italy; Albi, France; Omaha, Nebraska; Valleyfield, Quebec)

Ydalir -- Ancient Norse Calendar (Celebration of the wintertime god of skiing and archery, Ullr; date approximate)

Anniversary Today:

The Humane Society of the United States is founded, 1954

Birthdays Today:

Scarlett Johansson, 1984

Scott Robinson, 1979

Boris Becker, 1967

Mariel Hemingway, 1961

Jamie Lee Curtis, 1958

Richard Kind, 1957

Billie Jean King, 1943

Guion S. Bluford, Jr., 1942

Harry Edwards, 1942

Tom Conti, 1941

Terry Gilliam, 1940

Robert Vaughn, 1932

Rodney Dangerfield, 1921

Benjamin Britten, 1913

Hoagie Carmichael, 1899

Wiley Post, 1898

Charles de Gaulle, 1890

John Nance Garner, 1868

George Eliot (Mary A. Evans), 1819

Abigail Adams, 1744

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cathy"(Comic strip), 1976

"The Beatles/The White Album"(Beatles album release), 1968

"Man of La Mancha"(Musical), 1965

"The Grand Canyon Suite"(Grofe suite for orchestra), 1931

"Bolero"(Ravel orchestral piece), 1928

"La Forza del Destino/The Power of Fate"(Verdi opera), 1862

On the Origin of Species(Publication date), 1859

Today in History:

The first Duke of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon, 845

Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America, 1542

Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island, 1635

Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard, 1718

Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen, 1809

Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie called for a rebellion against Great Britain, 1837

In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day, 1869

Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia, 1886

The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet, 1908

1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason of Sayner Wisconsin, 1927

The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris, 1928

Gasoline pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered, 1932

"Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" first heard on Eddie Cantor's show, 1934

The Humane Society of the United States is founded, 1954

US President John F. Kennedy is killed and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded by Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963

The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status, 1974

Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco, 1975

In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed, 1988

Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, 1995

Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany, 2005

Germany holds its first piracy trial in 400 years, placing 10 Somalis accused of piracy on trial for alleged attacks on a German ship, 2010

Scientists in New Britain, Papua New Guinea, discover the first orchid known to flower at night, 2011

The Leaning Tower of Pisa's tilt is reduced by 4 cm as part of a 20-year project to stabilise it, 2018

A virtual G20 Summit ends with a commitment to make access to Covid vaccines available and affordable for all, 2020


  1. The nap memes are great! It's kind of interesting. Babies sleep a lot and older people sleep a lot. There are days when I really need a nap but I usually won't let myself take one. The only way I allow it is if I'm not well. :) I hope y'all have a wonderful time spending it the warm company of friends an family this Thursday. Have a blessed Thanksgiving and thank you for being a good friend!

  2. That last sign is great. Gramma always teases our mom because as a baby she never napped. She screamed and screamed. Now Mom loves naps just doesn't have much time for them. Poor Carl, such simple things in life are so hard for him.

  3. Carl is such a whirlwind. I so enjoy your posts about him. So entertaining.

    Love all the nap funnies. You made me chuckle more than once.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  4. I can't wait until Tuesday to see what Carl is doing. He makes my day. One thing I agree with him is nap time. Have a wonderful day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. I will need a gallon of your patience in the coming years as my hubby is slowly working his way in that direction.

  6. Your funnies are precious ~ lol ~ And Carl keeps you busy for sure ~ Xo

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

  7. Well, perfect timing for this post. My son (aka The Nap King) just came home for a few weeks.

  8. Never a dull moment with Carl. Great bunch of funnies. I love to nap. XO

  9. I can't help but wonder if Carl is as interesting at work as he is at home. Love the nap funnies!

  10. Thank you for Words for Wednesday and that photo - I wanted to use it but did not succeed - I have written far too many words about Susan as it is.

  11. Carl certainly keeps you on your toes, doesn't he? You truly have the patience of a saint! :) LOVE all the nap funnies - the hubby takes naps whenever he can, I'm unable to nap, my brain is too busy. :)

  12. Ah, the Days of Carl. Always entertaining. (For the rest of us!) I laughed at your funnies. Always great!


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