Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Sandwiches and Receipts, a Random and Happy 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: 21

It was submitted by:  yours truly


Links to the other Word Counters posts:

Baking In A Tornado                    

On the Border                                  

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!


Today is:

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

Anniversaries Today:

Louis-Auguste, Dauphin of France, marries Marie Antoinette, 1770

Edgar Allen Poe marries his cousin Virginia Clemm, 1836 

Birthdays Today:

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

Liberace, 1919

Woody Herman, 1913

Louis "Studs" Terkel, 1912

Margaret Rey, 1906

Henry Fonda, 1905

Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, 1804

William Seward, 1801

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Top Gun(Film), 1986

"McCartney II"(album release), 1980

"Listen to What the Man Said"(Single release), 1975

"Annie Get Your Gun"(Musical), 1946

"Dalibor"(Opera), 1868

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


  1. Well done on whittling down Carl's receipts. Not an easy job I suspect.

  2. Carl is such fun, but I would hate to try to keep up with him. You do an excellent job.

    Love all the receipts. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  3. I have to admit, after all this time, I feel like I love Carl a little myself.

  4. Oh my goodness- who would have thought of making funny receipts? Cheers!

  5. Carl is ALWAYS so entertaining!
    And fun and funny receipts?! Who knew? I'll be checking mine from now on...

  6. Some of those receipts are really crazy! Love hearing the antics of Carl. You have your work cut out for you!

  7. We admire how well you deal with The Carl Show! The receipt funnies sure were!

  8. That was soon to lose a crown. I like the dinosaur eating the tips and was glad they really gave one. :)

  9. I'm sure he has a reason, but for the life of me I cannot think of one! Oh wait, you did say taxes, but you can't use grocery receipts for that. Oh boy, yep you've got your work cut out for ya for sure! Love is a wonderful thing isn't it? Have a great day my new friend! hugs sounds like you need one! :)

  10. Carl ~ keeps you busy ~ fun jokes too ~ Xo

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

  11. Bless Carl! Those receipts are so funny, especially the Twisted Root one - 32 discount for the best butt!


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