Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Sometimes Even Mama Has a Day, a Random and Happy Word Counters 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 \\

Part of today’s post is also a writing challenge. This is how it works: one of the contributing bloggers picked a number between 12 and 50. The submitted number is a challenge to participating bloggers to write at least one piece using that exact number of words. 

This month, the word count number is: 19

It was submitted by:  Karen of Baking in a Tornado

There are days when even mama the janitor lady doesn't have everything together, such as yesterday at Carl's place.

Because of a bit of digestive upset (leaving it at that, you're welcome) i was uncharacteristically ten minutes late.

He'd had a shower, so i tied an apron around him and asked him how his weekend had been.

At that moment, he said something unintelligible and tried to swallow a pill.  It went down the wrong way.

When he finished coughing and sputtering, he tried to tell me about the church sermon he'd heard this Sunday.

"It was Revelation 20, something about the second coming and how does that relate to the birth of Jesus?"

As much as i love a rousing scriptural discussion, especially of such a topic, now just wasn't the time.

Shooing him off for breakfast, i asked if he had any sandwiches made and this time, he did not.

After finding (and cleaning) his lunchbox, i set it down and went to the big kitchen to make sandwiches.

Once done, i could not find that lunchbox for love or money!  I looked until he had to leave.

Cramming his lunch into a ziplock bag, i gave it to him and went back to work quite puzzled.

Of course, the bag was right on the counter where i'd been looking so i packed tomorrow's lunch ahead.

Anyone want to bet on whether it'll still be in the fridge when i go clean the house Thursday?

In the course of cleaning, i realized another mistake, i hadn't checked under his cabinet in over two weeks.

That's where his placemat disappeared to!  It got sticky so he'd stuffed it there, grabbing another from the closet.

Two weeks ago, we also lost one of the five dryer balls.  Guess where it finally turned up yesterday?

How did it wind up in the sleeve of a shirt on a hanger?  I probably overlooked it somehow.

Yes, i'm pretty sure it was me, it was hung up too neatly on the hanger, not inside out.


Links to the other Word Counters posts:

Baking In A Tornado                    

On the Border                                  

Because even a mom and a janitor lady can be human, a few mom funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Day -- marking the debut of the song, think of 50 ways to stay with the one you love, and do one!

BPT Remembrance Day -- try to remember what breakfast was like BPT (before Pop-Tarts)

Cathode Ray Day -- the kinescope (cathode ray tube) was patented by Vladimir Zworykin on this day in 1938

Dot Your I's With Smileys Day -- a great internet generated idea, if you are a 9-year-old girl

Fete des Cafres -- Reunion (Abolition Day)

Go Caroling Day -- if you have the voice for it, enjoy

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Bjugnakraekir -- Sausage-pilferer, who will steal any kind of sausage you don't manage to hide from him

International Human Solidarity Day -- UN

Louisiana Purchase Day -- US

Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day -- Macau

Mudd Day -- for Samuel Mudd, the doctor who accidentally treated a disguised John Wilkes Boothe after he assassinated Lincoln; don't hang your head in shame if your name is Mudd!  Today is your day.

National Fried Shrimp Day

National Sangria Day (If you still aren't ready for Christmas, you might need it.)

Old St. Thomas' Eve -- St. Thomas, whose feast is now in July, was formerly on Dec. 21, and the evening before used for prognostication; related observance

     Tammasmass E'en -- Orkney Islands, UK (from tonight until Yule, no work was undertaken or amusements enjoyed after sunset; all alemaking for the Yule celebrations had to be done by this day

Snowflake-Riding Championships -- Fairy Calendar (no Goblins allowed!)

Solstice Eve

St. Dominic of Silos' Day (Patron of captives, pregnant women, prisoners, and shepherds; against hydrophobia, insects, mad dogs, and rabies)

Try to Remember Where You Hid The Christmas Gifts Day -- it's getting close, and you don't want to have to go out at the last minute and buy more; originally sponsored by "Marlar in the Morning," QFL-101 Radio, Rockford, Illinois

Anniversary Today:

Donald Trump weds Marla Maples, 1993

Montgomery Bus Boycott ends, 1956

Birthdays Today:

Jonah Hill, 1983

David Cook, 1982

Billy Bragg, 1957

Jenny Agutter, 1952

Uri Geller, 1946

Peter Criss, 1945

William Julius Wilson, 1935

John Hillerman, 1932

David Levine, 1926

George Roy Hill, 1922

Irene Dunne, 1898

Susanne K. Langer, 1895

Robert Gordon Menzies, 1894

Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss Wightman, 1886

Wesley Branch Rickey, 1881

Harvey Firestone, 1868

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sunshine Boys"(Play), 1972

"The Dating Game"(TV), 1965

It's a Wonderful Life(Film), 1946

Today in History:

Vespasian enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor, 69

Richard the Lionheart is captured in Vienna, 1192

Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta, 1522

Peter the Great orders the Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1, 1699

The Louisiana Purchase is formally transferred from France to US for $27M, 1803

The international cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls, 1883

North America's longest railway, at 50,000km, the Canadian National Railways, is established, 1919

The first international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec, 1928

The cathode-ray tube is patented by Russian immigrant Vladimir Zworykin, 1938

Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom, 1955

Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations, 1977

NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X, 1996

US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, 2005

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days, 2007

Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for USD $8 billion, 2012

Great Britain agrees to help Syria destroy over 165 tons of chemical weapons; the stockpile includes substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, 2013

United States Space Force is founded, an armed forces branch dedicated to space warfare, 2019

The first Hong Kong legislative elections with only 'patriot' candidates has a low turnout of 30%, 2021


  1. I am not a mother so I can smile at those funnies. I suspect that many of those who are also smile. And wince.

  2. Some are so true. No regrets being a mom even though there are difficult days. Looking back, now I can smile and shake my head.

  3. I was born for motherhood and would have felt very empty had my days not been filled with toilet instruction and cooking meals nobody ate.

  4. Hope you are feeling better! Great funnies.


  5. Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday you also Mimi. Take a break & rest.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Wonderful and fun and some truism to your 'Momilies' ~ Xo ~ and of course Carl to keep you from getting bored ~ lol ~

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

  7. Try to Remember Where You Hid The Christmas Gifts Day ... This is my day!!! Curious children ... once a christmas gift only showed up for Midsummer's eve; luckily it was an all-year thing.
    Those funnies were funny. Only the one with all kids eating one and the same meal hitting too close to home (I have 6 kids ;) )

  8. I've done that before myself, found something right where I'd been looking before but not found it. Hope you're feeling better.

  9. Love hearing about whirlwind Carl. Never a dull moment.

    Love all the funnies. Being a mom is wonderful, but sometimes it's taxing. Thanks for the chuckles.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  10. Oh my gosh these were spot on- still laughing! Thanks OH and Carl is quite the challenge! Merry Christmas!

  11. You always have adventures when you visit Carl!

  12. Oh Carl, sure an interesting dude. Hey, we all the time lose dryer balls and find them in a shirt sleeve, they are sneaky. Those were great Mom funnies.

  13. Meme! Purrfect post! You have outdone yourself! I really, really, really likes all the Mom memes! The Barbie and the T-Rex - my coffee came out my nose! You ROCK! Have a marvellously happy week!

  14. That is one job you won't ever be bored with. :) Great funnies.

  15. I love the mother jokes, all so true, so very true.....!!!!!

  16. Oh, Carl! You do keep life interesting!
    Great work with that word count! I find the smaller the count, the more difficult!
    Those funnies made me laugh from start to finish!!!


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