Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Over the Need to Know, Under the Bed, a Random and Happy Tuesday Word Counters 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 

Part of today’s post is also a writing challenge. This is how it works: one of the contributing bloggers picked a number between 12 and 50. The submitted number is a challenge to participating bloggers to write at least one piece using that exact number of words. 

This month, the word count number is: 37

It was submitted by:  Karen at Baking in a Tornado


Links to the other Word Counters posts:

Baking In A Tornado                    

On the Border                                  

On Thursdays i do Ms. V's house and finish by putting the cleaning rags and mop heads in the washer and starting it.  Ms. V takes it all out after it's done and hangs it to dry.

Enter Carl.  If she doesn't remember to get them down, and he needs to hang something up to dry, they are liable to be anywhere.  Yesterday, they were in the laundry room sink with his dirty clothes.

In that house, my default modus operandi is, when it doubt, rewash.  The wet clothes in the washer were set only to a rinse and spin cycle.  They and the cleaning rags were rewashed.  So were these:

There was a hanger in there, didn't matter, it wasn't all clean.

One of the good things is, we've established a rule about receipts.  If it's recent, and not the old one for a purchase he wants to return he's looking for, i am allowed to throw them away.

I arrived while Carl was having breakfast, and wearing a good bit of it.  When he was done, i told him to change his shirt.  He headed for the bathroom, with shirt, pants, and socks.  No underwear.

When i asked why he was changing everything, not just the breakfast covered shirt, he admitted he'd not showered.  I tried to hand him underwear, but he'd shut the door, so i hung it on the knob.

Then i knocked and told him, through the door, where his underwear was.  Later, i found it on the floor in the bathroom.  No, i didn't ask the obvious question, and i probably don't want to know.

Other things i don't want to know, how this stuff gets under his bed,

why there is always a leftover bottle lid in the bathroom,

You match up all the caps to the bottles, there's always one left.

and why there's a perfectly folded and clean pillowcase in the bed.

Under the pillows, where else?

The mysteries may remain mysteries, as usual i simply chalk them all up to job security and move on, it makes things easier.  In honor of whatever ends up under his bed, monster-under-the-bed funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Aizu Higan Shishi/Sanbiki Shishimai -- Aizu Wakamatsu, Japan (lion dances to mark the end of winter)

Back Badge Day -- Gloucestershire Regiment, British Army

Birth of Benito Juarez, a Fiestas Patrias -- Mexico (trad.)

Einmánuðr Month Begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (Lone Month, the month dedicated to young men)

     Yngismannadagur -- Young Men's Day

Fragrance Day and Flower Day -- the first full day of spring

Harmony Day -- Australia (managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship)

Human Rights Day -- South Africa

Independence Day -- Namibia(1990)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -- UN

Memory Day -- internet based, to examine the use of memory aids throughout history

Mother's Day -- most Arabic nations

National Agriculture Day -- US (if you eat, thank a farmer!)   agday.org

National Common Courtesy Day -- commonly listed on this day on many sites, with no origin given, but i guess it's not so common any more, someone had to declare a holiday to try to foster some

National French Bread Day

National Single Parent Day -- US (by Presidential designation in 1984)

National Tree Planting Day -- Lesotho

Paper Dress Day -- the paper dress was introduced as part of an ad campaign by the Scott Paper Co. on this day in 1966

Single Parents' Day -- sponsored by Parents Without Parners, on the date of their inception in 1957

Spring Fairy Fun Day -- Fairy Calendar

St. Nicholas of Flue's Day (Patron of councilmen, difficult marriages, large families, magistrates, parents of large families, Pontifical Swiss Guards, separated spouses, Switzerland)

World Down Syndrome Day -- UN

World Forest Day/International Day of Forests and the Trees -- UN

World Puppetry Day  

World Poetry Day -- UNESCO

Youth Day -- Tunisia

Birthdays Today:

Ronaldinho, 1980

Kevin Federline, 1978

Matthew Broderick, 1962

Rosie O'Donnell, 1962

Ayrton Senna da Silva, 1960

Gary Oldman, 1958

Eddie Money, 1949

Timothy Dalton, 1944

Peter Brook, 1925

Julio Gallo, 1910

John D Rockefeller III, 1906

Bascom Lamar Lunsford, 1882

Florenz Ziegfeld, 1867

Modest Mussorgsky, 1839

James Jesse "King Strang" Strang, 1813

Benito Juarez, 1806

Francis Lewis, 1713

Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Annie"(Film), 1982

"Stop the Music"(Radio show), 1948

Today in History:

The Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the "True Cross" to Jerusalem, 630

Accession to the throne of Japan by emperor Antoku, 1188

3,000 Jews are killed in the Black Death riots in Efurt, Germany, 1349

n Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake, 1556

Czar Peter the Great begins his tour through West, 1697

Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1788

With the church leadership driven out of Rome during an armed conflict, Pius VII is crowned Pope in Venice with a temporary papal tiara made of papier-mâché, 1800

Code Napoléon is adopted as French civil law, 1804

The Bahá'í calendar begins, 1844

An earthquake in Tokyo, Japan kills over 100,000, 1857

The Zoological Society of Philadelphia, the first in the US, is incorporated, 1859

Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone, 1871

Loretta Walsh becomes the first female US Navy Petty Officer, 1917

Charles Lindbergh is presented the Medal of Honor for his first trans-Atlantic flight, 1928

Shah Reza Pahlavi formally asks the international community to call Persia by its native name, Iran, which means 'Land of the Aryans,' 1935

Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio, 1952

Martin Luther King Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, 1965

The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto, 1970

Canadian paraplegic athlete and humanitarian Rick Hansen begins his circumnavigation of the globe in a wheelchair in the name of spinal cord injury medical research, 1985

Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon, 1999

The first full face transplant is performed by surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, 2011

Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard formally apologizes to people affected by forced adoptions during the 1950s through 1970s, 2013

Dave Patterson and John Hennessy win computings' Turing Award for RISC computer chips, 2018

A Bangladeshi woman with two uteruses safely gives birth to twins 26 days after giving birth to another child, 2019

As large crowds descend on the area for spring break, Miami imposes a state of emergency and a curfew, 2021


  1. I love the first cartoon with the two monsters for the bunk beds.

  2. Love the funnies.
    And your attitude to Carl.

  3. Good monster funnies. Mom said she never worried about them as a kid. Poor Carl, his mind is quite interesting.

  4. The monsters hiding under my bed were my siblings.

  5. I love your under the bed monsters funnies :D Carl is as always a handful and a half.

  6. I think your job is pretty secure either way. From what I see, you are an integral part of the equation that keeps that house running.

  7. I love Carl and I look forward to hearing about him every Tuesday. He's a whirlwind that makes me smile. I know it's job security for you.

    Love all the funnies.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  8. Solving the Carl Mystery. Sounds like a good read! Oh, wait! It is!
    "...when in doubt, rewash" Ha! That's my motto, too!

  9. Such fun with your cartoons and Carl ~ he keeps you entertain among other things ~ LOL ~

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

  10. Apparently, Carl's family doesn't mind wasting water. Great funnies, especially the kid that hid everything under the bed. :)

  11. I must admit, we do look forward to hearing about Carl. Those cartoons were sure funny!

  12. That cap in the drawer is a wanna be Tupperware lid.

  13. The Carl saga continues. God bless that fellow. You have the patience of Job and I wish I had half of it. The cartoon monsters under the h=bed made me smile too.

  14. Carl is quite the character and you are so kind and caring. I wonder how his mom handles it all when you are not there? I have a friend who is suffering from a bad bout of depression and she asked for prayer. She has a son who is a special needs fellow. I can only imagine how difficult is must be caring for him as she and her husband age. I certainly admire all moms and dads and all the helpers who keep keeping on with those they love. :-)

  15. You obviously have the patience of a saint whilst dealing with Carl antics. Not all heroes wear capes! LOVED your monster under the bed funnies - the bunkbed one especially cracked me up! :)


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