Tuesday, January 3, 2023

New Year, Same Old, 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 

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?

Ersatz doorstop.

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!


Today is:

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

Anniversaries Today:

Alaska becomes the 49th US State, 1959

Establishment of Wind Cave National Park, SD, US, 1903

Birthdays Today

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)

Cicero, BC106

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. The childhood punishment/adult goals strikes a chord.

  2. I feel like I never get enough sleep so the cartoons were cute. I'm envious of someone that can lay down and close their eyes and Nod off.

  3. I guess we now know where Carl gets his love of sleep. The cartoons are good too. Mom would love to nap all day but she has too many things she would like to do and they trump sleeping because she sleeps at night. You are amazing to be able to deal with Carl.

  4. Oh dear, one look at the laundry room will make me faint. Lol! Looking at all the funnies about going to bed makes my eyes wanting to shut and snooze.

  5. Oh the work you have when you go to Carl's house. I'm exhausted just reading about him. A whirlwind. Most entertaining.

    Loved all the funnies. Hubby loves to sleep in. Me not so much.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

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

  6. New Year, same old Carl, that made me laugh. Stuff for stories for years to come!

  7. Every Tuesday I can't wait about Carl. He's amazing. My wife usually gets a little upset about Carl and she wonders why someone doesn't try to wake him up That's just the way she is. Thank God our daughter is a little bit better though she can be a pain in the butt.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Carl is always entertaining and your funnies about sleep are fantastic and so true too ~ Xo

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

  9. Carl would fit in well over here, my grandfather was a champion napper, and now my youngest son is as well.

  10. Carl sure knows how to make sure you have lots to do. Those were fun funnies too.

  11. Very true about childhood punishments becoming goals. I hate leaving the house now. :)

  12. Carl is exhaustive, thank goodness he has you who are so patient. I'm a big fan of naps too and get one every afternoon.

  13. I am in awe of just how much clutter one human can generate in only one week! And there you are each week, patiently sorting it out!
    Love the funnies! Now I need a nap!


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