Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Spiders, Aprons and Lost Lids, 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 is getting a bit better about staying on top of the laundry.  Yesterday he had put half a load in the dryer and the other half on top of the washer, then started another load.  At least all of is was done on a proper wash cycle, and he's trying.

There was also a dryer ball in the washer.  At least for now, all five are still present and accounted.

Of course, he still hangs up dirty clothes sometimes to get them off the floor.  Ms. V is so concerned one of us will trip or slip in his room she tells him to get everything off the floor, so he does.

He doesn't see the mess unless it's pointed out to him.  Spiders, those he sees.  He came blasting out of the bathroom yesterday yelling, "Spider!"

There was a spider.  It was tiny, as in, smaller than an apple seed tiny, and was crawling on the shower curtain.  I managed to find it and gently get it outside.

Carl was not impressed, but i think the spider appreciated it.

Once that was dealt with, he started telling me something about his weekend.  It sounded like he said, "I went to fam ham, but I didn't see much at the market, and now I can't get into the church website."

When i am not sure what he's talking about, and i know he needs to get on with breakfast and get to work, i simply nod and tell him i hope it works out soon.  If we have time, i can generally ask enough questions to work out what he means, but before breakfast isn't a good time.

Speaking of breakfast, i handed him an apron.

Of course i found it on the floor later.  As i went to give it back to him, i found him already wearing a different one from the kitchen.  Apparently it's starting to sink in that he needs to put an apron on over his work clothes so he doesn't have to change again before work.

As his mother, Ms. V, says, "I hate to do laundry, so I almost always wear an apron when I eat, I'd rather wash one apron than several shirts!"

I found the stain remover spray in the car this week (last week it could not be located), along with three of his five sticks of deodorant.

I found his lunch box in the fridge with the same cold pack in it i'd put in there last week.  He doesn't seem to realize it needs to be changed so it will refreeze and keep his food cold.

He goes shopping and puts items, bags and all, in the fridge.

Yes, one bag in the fridge this week held gift cards. If it comes home in a shopping bag, it's not lost, it's in the refrigerator.

One thing he did lose track of was the lid to his pocket pill carrier.  (I found it later in a pants pocket.)

He had a gas-x pill in there, and because he'd lost the top, he'd tried to substitute a penny to hold the pill in.  Clever, but very unsanitary.

He seems to have a plethora of left shoes these days.  No telling what happened to the right shoes, but his mother is getting rid of shoes and getting him new ones anyway right now.  He does wear them out in his line of work.

Carl is so easily distracted.  He kept stopping to try to sort through the clothes i was putting on hangers, and i kept telling him to scoot and get to work.  He would head for the door, then refuse to scoot on out, coming back into the house for this and that.  I never did find out what the "this and that" was.

In honor of the things that get lost, a few funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!


Today is:

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri -- Odawara, Japan (ritual giving thanks for fire and water)

Day of Quito -- Ecuador (founding of the city in 1534)

Days of Reckoning Begin -- Fairy Calendar (no, they will not tell us what they reckon)

Dia de la Constitucion Espanola -- Spain (Constitution Day)

Give a Secret Gift Day -- obviously in honor of the original St. Nicholas

Independence Day -- Aland Islands(1917); Finland(1917)

Microwave Oven Day -- patented this day in 1945

Mitten Tree Day -- remembering when mittens, along with maybe a knit cap or scarf, were the big gift to find hanging from the Christmas tree

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women -- Canada

National Gazpacho Day

National Miner's Day -- US

Pawnbrokers' Day -- on St. Nicholas' Day, in his role as Patron Saint of pawnbrokers

Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Day -- Sindh, Pakistan

St. Nicholas of Myra's Day (Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, archers, bakers, barrel makers, boatmen, bootblacks/shoe shiners, boys, brewers, brides, captives, children, coopers, dock workers/longshoremen, fishermen, grooms, judges, lawsuits lost unjustly, maidens, mariners/sailors, merchants, penitent murderers, newlyweds, old maids, parish clerks, paupers/poor people, pawnbrokers, perfumers, pilgrims, prisoners, scholars, schoolchildren, spinsters, students, penitent thieves, travelers, unmarried girls; Greek Catholic Church in America; Greek Catholic Union; University of Paris; Varangian Guard; Greece; Russia; also dozens of cities around the world; against imprisonment, robberies, robbers)

      Christkind -- Central and Southern Europe (the traditional gift giving day, instead of Christmas)

Birthdays Today:

Andrew J. Howard, 1969

Macy Gray, 1969

Janine Turner, 1962

Andrew Cuomo, 1957

Peter Buck, 1956

Randy Rhoads, 1956

Steven Wright, 1955

Tom Hulce, 1953

JoBeth Williams, 1953

Craig Newmark, 1952

James Naughton, 1945

David Ossman, 1936

Wally Cox, 1924

Dave Brubeck, 1920

Agnes Moorehead, 1906

Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1898

Ira Gershwin, 1896

Lynn Fontanne, 1887

Joyce Kilmer, 1886

William S. Hard, 1870

John Singleton Mosby, 1833

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Star Trek VI- The Undiscovered Country(Film), 1991

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"(TV special), 1964

"Talent Scouts"(TV), 1948

"Du Barry Was a Lady"(Porter musical), 1939

"La damnation de Faust"(Berlioz opera, Op, 24), 1846

Today in History:

The Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev, 1240

Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews, 1424

The first edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica is published, in Scotland, 1768

Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, 1849

The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery, 1865

The first crematorium in the Us begins operation, in Washington, Pennsylvania, 1876

London becomes the first city to license taxicabs, 1897

One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence, 1922

U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce's novel Ulysses is not obscene, 1933

The Vanguard rocket, the first US attempt to launch a satellite, fails, 1957

The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador, 2001

NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars, 2006

Belgium's new federal government is sworn in after 541 days of negotiations, 2011

Pope Francis gives his assent to a proposal to create a permanent post on the Pontifical Commission on cases of sin and sexual abuse of minors, 2013 

President Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announces plans to move the US Embassy there, 2017

Details of the most distant black hole yet discovered, 13billion light-years away and 800X larger than our Sun, are published in the journal Nature, 2017

The Japanese space capsule Hayabusa-2 lands safely back on earth in Australia, carrying the first significant rock samples from an asteroid, the Ryugu, 2020


  1. Carl would be a challenge. I love that he is trying though.
    And thanks for the funnies - which were funny.

  2. The funny with the conspiring objects reminds me of a Sci-Fi novelette, Inanimate Objection by H. Chandler Elliott. It's scary!
    I have a mug with the "mom" funny on it :D
    Thanks for smiles and headshakes today!

  3. Those funnies are great and so very true for most of them as well. That last one is right on!

  4. Thanks for the funnies. Looks like we are prone to loss things.

  5. I do love your funny memes, but my biggest laugh today was seeing that bag in the fridge. My son does that too.

  6. I love hearing about Carl. A whirlwind of fun he is. You handle him so very well.

    Love all the funnies. At my age they all apply.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  7. love the post fyi I stole the lost ring one

  8. Carl is as good as the comics you posted ~ Still laughing and bless you ~ Xo

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

  9. Wow- Carl is trying to improve- good for him and as always hurrahs for you and how you help him! Love the funnies! Have a Happy Tuesday!

  10. I'm so happy to see that Carl is improving. As far a spiders are concerned, I'm with him. I hate them.
    You are quite a person Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  11. Carl really has to be fun, work is never boring. Those were terrific funnies!

  12. How about a clothes basket or hamper to put dirty clothes in?

  13. "You don't know what you have until you clean your room" is so true. Also "nothing is really lost until your mum can't find it."

  14. I always enjoy the adventures of Carl! I love all your funnies! I can relate to losing things that I put somewhere safe so I won't lose them!

  15. I find your 'Carl' posts so entertaining. Especially because you see him in such a positive, loving light!
    The funnies today are awesome! I'm looking for the Baby Jesus from one of my Nativities. The grandlittles just love to pack Him around!


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