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|
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)
The Humane Society of the United States is founded, 1954
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
"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