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: 21
It was submitted by: yours truly
Links to the other Word Counters posts:
The laundry room almost always gives me my first clue as to how my day is going to go at Carl's.
Everything from the kitchen table was in there, the boys had treated Ms. V royally for Mother's Day the day before.
I asked Carl when he'd washed the clothes in the washer, that morning or the day before. He couldn't remember -- rewash!
In comparison to last week's empty fridge, this week it was fraught with peril. Yes, one ham sandwich is not bagged.
The container under it also had a loose lid, so when i picked it up, it and the sandwich went splat.
I went to make a new sandwich, and he asked for a banana and fruit cup and dessert, so i obliged.
He still hasn't found his lunchbox or bought a new one as i've suggested. I talked to Ms. V about it.
She said he lost a crown on a tooth and put it in the lunchbox the same day he lost it.
He's got a guardian angel, the crown is replaced free if lost within two years, he got it a year ago.
We're still trying very hard to whittle down his receipt collection to size and finally making headway, albeit slowly and carefully.
Every week, all the new receipts are on the counter, or the floor, or in the fridge with whatever he purchased.
Those receipts, after making sure they are "new", are taken straight out to the recycle bin so he can't retrieve them.
(Well, he could, but he'd have to think of it, and would probably get distracted on the way out the door.)
Every week, he pulls old receipts out of the bag, as he's trying to find one receipt for a specific item.
When i arrive, he knows i'll double check and get rid of them, so he tries to remember to hide them.
Inevitably, he leaves some out or forgets to hide them, or i find them, and those are gone, whittling them away.
No, i don't know why he wants to keep the ones that aren't THE receipt, but it's Carl, that's reason enough.
In honor of receipts, some funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Biographer's Day -- anniversary of the day Boswell met Johnson in 1763
Hires Root Beer Day -- pharmacist Charles Elmer Hires created it on this day in 1866
Love a Tree Day -- and read about the love of a tree, in Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree
Middlesex Day -- Middlesex, England (although it is only a postal county now, many celebrate the heritage of what was once the county that included London)
National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
Sea-Monkey® Day -- as declared by someone who likes these little brine shrimp as pets; for info on keeping Sea Monkeys, check here; for ideas about how to celebrate there is a site about how to worship sea monkeys
Sing "Row Row Row Your Boat" in Rounds Day -- but not around me, please, or i might do something drastic
Sneeze Without Embarrassment Day -- because of pollen levels, as declared by Karen Richmond, of Eastport, MI, US
Spaghetti-Os Day -- they were first sold on this day in 1966
St. Brendan the Voyager's Day (Patron of boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, travelers, whales; Ardfert, Ireland; Clonfert, Ireland; Kerry, Ireland)
St. Honorius of Amiens' Day (Patron of bakers[especially bakers of communion wafers], cake makers, candlemakers, chandlers, confectioners, florists, flour merchants, oil refiners, pastry chefs; against drought)
St. John of Nepomuk's Day (Patron of bridges, bridge builders, confessors, discretion, good and right confession, running water, silence; Bohemia; Czech Republic; Slovakia; against calumnies, floods, indiscretions, and slander)
Sudan People's Liberation Army Day -- South Sudan
Teachers' Day -- Malaysia
U.S.Nickel Day -- the first U.S. five-cent nickel was minted on this day in 1866
Wear Purple for Peace Day -- the idea being that until we become a peaceful species, the aliens won't visit
Louis-Auguste, Dauphin of France, marries Marie Antoinette, 1770
Edgar Allen Poe marries his cousin Virginia Clemm, 1836
Megan Fox, 1986
Matt Ryan, 1985
Jim Sturgess, 1981
Tori Spelling, 1973
David Boreanaz, 1971
Gabriela Sabatini, 1970
Tracey Gold, 1969
Janet Jackson, 1966
Mare Winningham, 1959
Joan Benoit Samuelson, 1957
Olga Korbut, 1955
Debra Winger, 1955
Pierce Brosnan, 1953
Bob Edwards, 1947
Bill Smitrovich, 1947
Billy Martin, 1928
Woody Herman, 1913
Louis "Studs" Terkel, 1912
Margaret Rey, 1906
Henry Fonda, 1905
Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, 1804
William Seward, 1801
Top Gun(Film), 1986
"McCartney II"(album release), 1980
"Listen to What the Man Said"(Single release), 1975
"Annie Get Your Gun"(Musical), 1946
Today in History:
The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence is re-established as a republic, 1527
Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England, 1532
Samuel Johnson meets his future biographer, James Boswell, in London, 1763
Denmark abolishes slave trade, 1792
The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail, 1843
Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer, 1866
A naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight, 1919
Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc, 1920
Chaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel, 1948
The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between John F Kennedy International Airport (then Idlewild Airport) in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines, 1951
Theodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California, 1960
China's Cultural Revolution begins, 1966
The Soviet Venera 5 spacecraft lands on Venus, 1969
India annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote is in favour of merging with India, 1975
Junko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, 1975
The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain, 1986
A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine, 1988
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to address the US Houses of Congress, 1991
Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote, 2005
The oldest water ever found is discovered in a Canadian mine; the water dates back 2.6 billion years, 2013
Saray Khumalo becomes the first black African woman to climb Mt Everest, 2019
Sweden formally announces it will seek to join NATO after 200 years of neutrality, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, 2022