The calendar has changed, Carl has not.
He took yesterday off. Why, i do not know since he gets weekends anyway, but i from what i could gather from him he felt since the holiday was on a day he already had off, he needed another day off to compensate. Rather like the post office and banks, i guess.
When i arrived, he heard me come in and met me at the door of his apartment room in his boxers and t-shirt with more than half of his bedding in hand to move to his recliner chair.
Remember, i cautioned him, anything you don't hand me now is not going to get washed because you are using it.
He allowed me to get him a clean sheet, but by the time i got to trying to change the pillowcase, he had settled in the recliner with an eye mask on and a smile of satisfaction on his face. No way was i disturbing him, especially as i knew he'd be running back and forth to his room as i tried to clean later in the morning. Leave well enough alone for now, right?
When i opened the door to his room, the first and most obvious question when i could get the door all the way open was, why in the world is his bathmat behind the door?
Another mystery for the ages, i cleaned it later when i cleaned the tub.
The family had company over the weekend again (a late Christmas celebration with family that had other obligations the week before) and the laundry room showed it. Carl had fallen behind in his laundry.
|First view of part of the laundry pile-up.|
Another reason he has so much trouble with clothing and laundry is his idea of putting laundry away doesn't quite match anyone's ideal.
|Carl's idea of putting his boxers away, and in the wrong drawer.|
Through the morning he did as i knew he would, wandering into his room for various purposes (my teeth are fuzzy -- I need my drink -- pass the pain relief ream, my shoulder hurts, etc.).
Each time he returned, like a bird to the nest, to his recliner next to his father's, where they both snoozed away. This family loves their shut-eye.
In honor of Carl and his ability to nap indefinitely and his love of slumber, a few funnies.
A blessed and beautiful Tuesday to you all, and Happy New Year!
Asarah B'Tevet -- Judaism (Tenth of Tevet, a minor fast day, in remembrance of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar)
Day of Remembrance for Princess Olga -- Slavic Pagan Calendar
Hakozakigu Tamaseseri -- Fukuoka, Japan (ceremony of the red ball which brings good luck to the team which catches it)
Humiliation Day -- drawing attention to the fact that it's okay to be humble, but not to humiliate others
Icing Morning -- Fairy Calendar
J.R.R. Tolkien Day -- birth anniversary
Memento Mori / "Remember You Die" Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests putting these words where you can see them often, to remind you to cherish what you have today
National Chocolate Covered Filled Cherry Day
National Write to Congress Day -- US (the new session begins today or, if the 3rd is on a weekend, the following Monday; write your Congressional Representatives and Senators and tell them what you think)
Revolution Day -- Burkina Faso
Shigoto-hajime -- Japan (first work day of the New Year; work begun well today will prosper)
St. Genevieve's Day (Patron of females in the military; Paris, France; against plague, disasters, fevers)
Tamaseseri Festival -- Hakozaki Shrine, Fukuoka, Japan (men in fundoshi - loincloths - compete for the ball; if the winning team is from a seaside town, it will be an auspicious year for fishermen, if the land team wins, there will be a good harvest)
Tenth Day of Christmas
Alaska becomes the 49th US State, 1959
Establishment of Wind Cave National Park, SD, US, 1903
Eli Manning, 1981
Danica McKellar, 1975
Joan Chen, 1960
Mel Gibson, 1956
Victoria Principal, 1950
John Paul Jones, 1946
Stephen Stills, 1945
Van Dyke Parks, 1943
Dabney Coleman, 1932
Robert Loggia, 1930
George Martin, 1926
Jan Walsh Anglund, 1926
Maxine Andrews, 1918
John Sturges, 1911
Victor Borge, 1909
Ray Milland, 1905
Zasu Pitts, 1898
Marion Davies, 1897
Clement Richard Attlee, 1883
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1892
Father Joseph Damien, 1840
Lucretia Coffin Mott, 1793
William Tucker, 1624 (first African American child born in North America)
"The Arsenio Hall Show"(TV), 1989
"Queen for a Day"(TV), 1956
"Look Up and Live"(TV), 1954
"Symphonic Dances"(Rachmaninoff, Op. 45), 1941
"An Ideal Husband"(Play), 1895
Today in History:
Joan of Arc is handed over to the bishop for trial, 1431
Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine, 1496
Martin Luther is formally excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church, 1521
The first theater in Amsterdam, the Schouwburg, opens, 1638
Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont as a separate state, 1749
Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico, 1823
Joseph Jenkins Roberts is sworn in as the first president of the independent African Republic of Liberia, 1848
The Meiji Restoration returns authority to Japan's emperors, 1868
Oleomargarine is patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY, 1871
The wax drinking straw is patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington DC, 1888
The refracting telescope at the Lick Observatory, then the largest in the world, is put into use, 1888
The first known use of the word automobile was seen in an editorial in The New York Times, 1899
British explorer Howard Carter discovers the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt, 1924
Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy, dissolves the Italian parliament, 1925
Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States, 1933
Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress, 1953
Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland, 1958
The West Indies Federation is formed, 1958
Apple Computer is incorporated, 1977
Margaret Thatcher becomes the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th Century, 1988
In Moscow, George H. W. Bush and Boris Yeltsin sign the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), 1993
More than seven million people from the former Apartheid Homelands, receives South African citizenship, 1994
The People's Republic of China announces it will spend fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys, 1977
The Mars Polar Lander is launched, 1999
Australian researchers discover the 1912 plane that was the first taken to Antarctica, 2010
The Ezadeen, an abandoned ship carrying 450 Syrians, is rescued from choppy waters and brought safely to shore in Italy; the ship is the second to be abandoned by human traffickers off the nation's coast in the last four days, 2015
Scientists in Rome unveil the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be used outside of a laboratory, 2018
Archaeologists in Mexico announce the discovery of a pre-Aztec (around 900-1150AD) temple to god Xipe Tótec in Puebla state, 2019
The Chinese Chang'e-4 spacecraft becomes the first ever to touch down on the far side of the Moon, 2019
Apple becomes the first US company to be worth $3 trillion, 2022