Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Peanut Butter and Pills, 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 

There had been an "incident" at Carl's house involving his parent's bathroom rug, which i found in the laundry room along with the usual mass of items Carl might or might not have washed.  I did not know at the time what had happened, i just figured i'd best wash everything and ask questions later.

Since i clean the rest of the house this Thursday, it was more like simply doing a little of the work ahead of time.

Carl had an "incident" of his own, involving one of his OTC medications.  He loses the lids, and this time it turned into a spot of a bother.

 Crushed and broken pills everywhere...

...really, almost everywhere.

Pills in the razor drawerr, because he never closes it.

Pills spilled among the stuff under the sink because there's no door to the cabinet because Carl broke it using it as a grip for getting off the floor.

Almost all the pills were either crushed and trampled all over the room or damp and falling apart.  Job security.

In a most unusual turn of events, Carl's refrigerator was empty.

Yes, the cupboard was bare, i was going to have to hunt up lunch from elsewhere.

When i got into the big kitchen, i could see why he hadn't made any sandwiches ahead of time, his parent's fridge was almost empty, too.  I was asking myself what i was going to do for his lunch when he muttered, "Butter!"

"What did you say?"

"Peanut butter!"

"Excellent idea!"

He chose apricot jelly and after i'd packed a fruit cup, cheese stick, sandwich and raisins, he was hurriedly running around grabbing his things and saying, "Did you pack tea and water?"

I'd packed water, he had no tea, and he was out the door.


"Where's your work vest?  I'll get it."

I ran for the vest, he ran for his phone, and he was finally really on the way, five minutes earlier than usual.  A miracle, really.

He'd left me plenty to do, of course, what with using a folded towel for an extra pillow (he has six pillows) and leaving clothes on the hanger that he still dropped into the hamper.

When i arrived there were no paper towels on the spindle in the laundry room.  When i went back to take care of that, i found this.

Yes, he gets a roll out, but that's as far as he goes.  Why would he shut the cabinet door after removing a roll, once he has the roll, he's done with the door, no need to touch it again.  As for putting it on the holder spindle, that's a pipe dream.

In honor of Carl leaving pills everywhere, some funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Europe Day -- European Union

Independence Day -- Romania (1877, from the Ottoman Empire)

Lag B'Omer -- Judaism (began sunset yesterday, ends sunset today)

Lawn Mower Day -- a rotary blade mower was patented this day in 1899

Lemuralia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first of 3 non-consecutive days dedicated to getting rid of the spirits of the malevolent dead; rituals performed today, the 11th, and the 13th)

Liberation Day -- Guernsey; Jersey

Lost Sock Memorial Day -- they go to the hozone layer!

National Butterscotch Brownie Day

National Moscato Day   

National Teacher Appreciation Day -- US

Olympieia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (spring festival for Zeus; date approximate)

Remembrance for Gudrod of Gudbrandsdal -- Slavic Pagan/Asatru (pagan martyr)

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Fairies Founded -- Fairy Calendar

St. Beatus of Lungern's Day  (Apostle of Switzerland)

St. Nicholas Albergati's Day (Patron of learning)

Tear Tags Off of Mattresses Day -- yes, you can!  If you bought it, you're allowed to.

Victory Day / Victory and Peace Day -- countries that didn't celebrate V-E day yesterday, mostly Russia and former SSR's

Xotira va Qadirlash Kuni -- Uzbekistan (Day of Remembrance and Honors)

Birthdays Today:

Rosario Dawson, 1979

Steve Yzerman, 1965

Tony Gwynn, 1960

Billy Joel, 1949

Candice Bergen, 1946

James L. Brooks, 1940

Charles Simic, 1938

Glenda Jackson, 1937

Albert Finney, 1936

Glenda Jackson, 1936

Richard Alonzo “Pancho” Gonzales, 1928

Mike Wallace, 1918

Howard Carter, 1873

J.M. Barrie, 1860

Belle Boyd, 1843

John Brown, 1800

Today in History:

The first battle recorded with what is considered historic accuracy and detail, the Battle of Megiddo between Thutmose III and a large Canaanite coalition under the King of Kadesh, BC1457

Christopher Columbus leaves Spain for his 4th and final voyage, 1502

Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London, 1671

British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle, 1785

The city of Reno, Nevada, is founded, 1868

The Vienna stock market crash (Der Krach) heralds the Long Depression, 1873

The first horse-drawn bus makes its début in the city of Mumbai, 1874

Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London, 1887

The first horseless carriage show in London opens, featuring 10 models, 1896

The lawn mower is patented, 1899

Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne, 1901

The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine in Europe to exceed 100mph, 1904

The Australian Parliament  first convenes in Canberra, 1927

Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy take to the airwaves, becoming an overnight radio sensation, 1937

Rainier III of Monaco becomes Prince of Monaco, 1949

Sam and Friends, with Jim Hensen and his muppets, debuts, 1955

The FDA announces it will approve birth control as an additional indication for Searle's Enovid, making Enovid the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill, 1960

Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian is executed by firing squad in Tehran, prompting the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran, 1979

The South African parliament chooses Nelson Mandela as president, 1994

Estonia ratifies the European Constitution, 2006

A report reveals that hackers using fraudulent ATM cards in February, 2013, stole $45 million, 2013

The fossil of a Chinese feathered baby dinosaur is formally given the identification of Beibeilong sinensis (baby dragon in Chinese), 2017

The discovery of the oldest viral DNA, a form of hepatitis B in 7,000 year old skeleton found in Germany, is reported, 2018

French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin (72) successfully crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel arriving in Martinique; the journey took four months, 2019

A full published report of the contents of an Anglo-Saxon tomb found in 2003 in Prittlewell, England, is hailed by archaeologists as being Britain's equivalent of Egypt's tomb of Tutankhamen, 2019

Navajo-American composer Raven Chacon receives the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his work "Voiceless Mass", 2022


  1. I don't like that nurse playing guess with the nitroglycerin!
    I hope Carl doesn't drop and lose too many pills, that could get very expensive and any repeats would run out much faster.

  2. Wouldn't all anti depressants (and any medication) work better on the beach.
    You most definitely have job security there. Look after yourself. Please.

  3. I laughed the hardest at the last two cartoons. The giant pill for a human that has to take 14 a day probably, and of course the cat with the pill in the food. That never works.

  4. Good thing they don't have pets in their home as the pills everywhere would have been a big danger. Such a mess at Carl's place, it sounds like the family had a rough few days with no food!

  5. Poor Carl! Sometimes I get clumsy getting vitamins out where I drop usually one of the more important and most expensive type in the floor. That really burns my biscuits when I do stuff like that. The good news is I do pick them up before they get crushed or smashed or both. :) The funnies were great. I need some of the Damitol some days and that warning, please let me know any meds that come with these side effects. It might be worth taking just for those reasons along. lol Thanks for the giggles and smiles, my friend!

  6. Carl reminds me of the absent minded professor, somewhat. Is he, perhaps?

  7. I always wonder what my housekeeper would post about cleaning my home...I can relate to Carl. Love your funnies today, especially the anti-depressant working best on the beach. LOL

  8. I need some of that Damitol! Great funnies! And I always enjoy Carl's antics, although you probably don't, except for, as you said, job security!

  9. Lol funnies ~ thanks, Carl definitely keeps you busy ~ you are an angel ~ Xo

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

  10. Goad there are no kids or pets as that would be a big hazard. Great funnies, especially the last one. XO

  11. Love Carl. He's a whirlwind of confusion.

    Love all the pill funnies. Damitol is something I need now and then.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  12. I just love Carl. I found the pills confusing and his fridge empty weird.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. It's so good that you know how to help Carl get his day started. Those were really great funnies!

  14. Oh my goodness, your funnies are a hoot! Have a great day! hugs

  15. Anonymous is me... sorry! All this stuff is slowly coming back to me!!! Have a great day!

  16. I have as one of my screen savers a blue fence with a sign: "I don't need therapy, I just need to go to Italy" It always hits me as so true when it comes along. Maybe I just need some Damitol ;)
    Carl is pure job security, and you're so patient to be avle to cope with him.

  17. Laughter is the best medicine! Carl is absentminded. I hope he can learn to keep those lids on things. If there are pets around I would be concerned so you are blessed he has no pets. Thanks always for sharing the best of your life and funny business you collected too.

  18. Oh dear Carl! Personally I have a gripe! Some of the pill bottles whether OTC or prescribed are so hard to get off. I don't think they think of those of us with crippling pain in our hands. I wish there was an easy way to make sure pills stay in their bottle. sigh...but you are a real gem. God bless you.


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