Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Sick of Being Sick, 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 and family seem to have finally gotten over the creepy-crud (Covid).

Last week, i did not risk going over there to clean, i simply cooked a huge batch of soup for them and did their grocery shopping.

This week, after Carl being home for two weeks straight and no one going in there to clean up after him, i knew it would a long haul.

I'd misunderstood and thought he would be back at work yesterday.  Instead, he stayed home and took one last test (negative, thank heaven), then went to the doctor to get the coveted note saying he was cleared so he could go back to work.

(His parents are now negative as well, but staying home to take it easy.  Yes, i still wore mask, shield and gloves.)

This meant one more day where he was home while i cleaned.  This means settling him in his living room chair with a fresh sheet and fresh pillowcases so i can wash the rest of the bedding.

I told him the pajamas and robe he was wearing were his responsibility to wash once he was no longer wearing them.  I'm very careful to explain this to him each time it happens, as he once asked me why his pjs were still dirty when i left.

You were still wearing them and i can't put them in the washer when they are on you, i explained.  This still confuses him, but i think he's starting to figure it out.

Everything was in a right state, the laundry stain remover spray was in the car again and he seems to have learned a new trick during his lengthy time at home.

Between Carl's apartment and the main part of the house is a hall with storage cabinets on one side and a door into the laundry room on the other.

Carl came into his room twice while i was there and since i was back and forth to the laundry room with his four loads (!) i noticed he now has a new place for stashing things.

On top of the storage cabinets in the hall, directly across from the laundry room door, he has started stowing things, probably when he's going in the laundry room or grabbing something from storage, and simply leaving them there because of course he forgets.

I also found this.

That's Vick's throat spray in the laundry cabinet.

Carl is not particularly thrilled about going back to work but the rest of us are ready.

In honor of Carl's two weeks of sick leave, some funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Charles Dickens Day -- read a chapter or two of his work, in honor of his birth

Daniel Boone Escape Day -- he escaped from the Shawnee tribe which had captured him

Feast of Mulk (Dominion) -- Baha'i

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day -- because you have to do it at least once a year

Independence Day -- Grenada(1974)

Marriage Week -- UK (part of the Futureway Trust, and now observed around the world, celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the heart of family life)    

National Fettucini Alfredo Day

National Hangover Awareness Day -- internet generated and shouldn't it be on Jan.1?

Safer Internet Day -- organized originally by Insafe, now called Better Internet for Kids (promotes safe and responsible use of the internet by teaching children how to keep themselves safe online; "Together for a better internet")   

Send a Card to a Friend Day -- wonder which card company created this one

St. Theodore Stratelates' Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; for finding lost objects)

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; wave to your neighbors, let them know you like them

Birthdays Today:

Tina Majorino, 1985

Ashton Kutcher, 1978

Chris Rock, 1965

Garth Brooks, 1962

Eddie Izzard, 1962

James Spader, 1960

Miguel Ferrer, 1954

Hector Babenco, 1946

Pete Postlethwaite, 1945

Gay Talese, 1932

Keefe Brasselle, 1923

Eddie Bracken, 1920

Oscar Brand, 1920

Larry "Buster" Crabbe, 1908

Sinclair Lewis, 1885

James Hubert “Eubie” Blake, 1883

Alfred Adler, 1870

Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, 1834

Charles Dickens, 1812

John Deere, 1804

Sir Thomas More, 1478

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"America's Most Wanted"(TV), 1988

"Blazing Saddles"(Film), 1974

"Pinocchio"(Disney animated Film), 1940

"The Cat and the Canary"(Play), 1922

"Kid Auto Races at Venice"(first Charlie Chaplin "Little Tramp" Film), 1914

"Chantecler"(Rostand Play), 1910

"The Deserter"(first ballet performed in US), 1827

"Il Matrimonio Segreto" (Comarosa Opera), 1792

Today in History:

The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir, 1238

Edward of Carnarvon, later Edward II, becomes the first English prince to hold the title Prince of Wales, 1301

The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, 1497

King Philip II forms an inquisition in South America, 1569

Academie Francaise begins a Dictionary of the French Language, 1639

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri, 1812

The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the Electoral Act of 1856, the first piece of legislation anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot, 1856

The Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: the Boers defeat superior British forces, 1881

The Great Blizzard of 1891 begins, 1891

Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse, 1898

Baltimore catches fire; 1500 buildings are destroyed in 80 blocks, 1904

The Mud March, the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), 1907

Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice," 1914

The first wireless message sent from a moving train to a station is received, 1915

Bert Hinkler begins the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928

Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered, 1979

Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered spacewalk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), 1984

The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power, 1990

Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in, 1991

The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union, 1992

Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein, 1999

Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history, 2009

In Europe, ready-meal manufacturer, Findus, withdrew its beef lasagne meals from supermarkets after confirming beef supplied by French manufacturer, Comigel contained horsemeat, 2013

All citrus fruit can be traced to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to a DNA study published in Nature, 2018

Sarah Thomas becomes the first woman to referee a Super Bowl, 2021


  1. Glad that Carl and his family are over covid. Also glad you escaped it.

  2. Covid free Carl, thank goodness! As for those jokes, thanks for giving my Tuesday an amusing start!

  3. Glad that Carl and his family are now covid free. Before Covid, we still went to work even with flu but now, the boss and colleagues would love us to stay home for the slightest fever, flu, cold or cough. Lol!

  4. So glad you managed to avoid catching COVID, looking forward to checking out your blog as ts my first time here xxx

  5. Wishing you and yours good health always.

    God bless.

  6. Hopefully everyone at that house will stay healthy and be back to normal next week. It would be tough to try to clean around Carl after he has been home for so long and then his parents being home as well.

  7. Love the funnies and the I'm in bed with a nasty bug made me spew my coffee. In a million years I wouldn't have thought that up.

    Carl is such a whirlwind. I'm glad everyone is negative and things are returning to normal.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs, my dear friend. ♥

  8. Icecream for breakfast. no thanks not today. It's far too cold here for this to be a plaesure. Hot tea, thank you.
    Hehe that Carl, stuff the PJs into the washer with him inside ... just for fun, I mean, to show him why you cannot ;)

  9. Carl sure is a challenge. Loved the funnies!!

  10. Fun ~ lol comics ~ and Carl keeps you busy ~ you are a saint ~

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

  11. I can only imagine the joy of having Carl home while you were cleaning. Love those funnies, especially the treatment for a skin condition!

  12. In bed with a nasty bug! HA HA! I will think of that cartoon anytime someone says that now.

  13. If i were you, I would have called in sick with the thought of cleaning 2 weeks of Carl's mess. xO

  14. That's a splinter?? So glad Carl and famiy are all negative again.

  15. You certainly have your hands full with Carl!


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