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!
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)
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
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