There's always some kind of answer from Carl, sometimes it just doesn't quite make sense.
I arrived at Carl's just a couple of minutes late yesterday. Walking Jock has put me out of my usual stride. It didn't make any difference to him, i still got his lunch packed.
He bought a new lunch box and forgot to tell me, so i found it after he left. At least next week i know.
Meanwhile, after making sure he had lunch in a bag and was wearing an apron to go eat breakfast, i noticed he had two pillowcases, folded, on his chair next to a pillow which was covered by his shirt.
When i asked him why he had the shirt on the pillow instead of the pillowcases, he said, "I like the feel of that fabric!"
When i asked him why he had the two pillowcases out since he wasn't going to use them, he looked at me and mumbled something about needing backup.
We just need to get him all his sheets in that fabric, whatever it is.
Speaking of sheets, he "lost" his top sheet again this week, meaning he kicked it so far down in the bed in his sleep he couldn't find it easily, so he went to grab another. Only he didn't grab one of his sheets, he went to the hall closet and got one of his parent's king size fitted sheets, the one with the hole they only keep to fold in half and put over the plants when it freezes in winter.
Ms. V has now hidden that sheet somewhere other than the high shelf of the closet where she also keeps cleaning towels (i.e., towels with holes -- we waste nothing in that house, we are very frugal).
I also asked him whether he was going to use his new hat or his old one today. He looked at his counter, where there was an old hat, and a new one in a plastic sleeve.
He just said, "Well, I think I have a few new ones," and wandered out to eat breakfast.
I did find two others, making for 3 new hats, and he wore the old one. Meanwhile, when i got the counter cleared later, i found one of his pens had leaked.
Ms. V keeps rubbing alcohol/surgical spirits around for cleaning, but it was a challenge and the remainder is going to take time to fade.
There was also an ink stain on one of his shirts -- inside the back collar. No, i don't want to know, i just stain treated it and figured what little is left isn't visible when he wears the thing.
In honor of pillows and ink, a few funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Anguilla Day -- Anguilla
Dia de Canarias -- CN, Spain (Canary Island Day)
Dia de las Madres -- Nicaragua(Mother's Day)
Einherjar -- Asatru (Modern Norse Pagan) Calendar (a memorial for the war dead in Valhalla)
Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc (Patron of captives, martyrs, opposition of Church authorities, people ridiculed for their piety, prisoners, rape victims, soldiers, WACs, WAVES; France)
Heirloom Seed Day -- While i can't find the history of this one, it's a good one to celebrate, we need to raise awareness of and preserve heirloom seeds
Indian Arrival Day -- Trinidad and Tobago (anniversary of the 1845 arrival of the first Indian laborers to Trinidad)
Lod Massacre Remembrance Day -- Puerto Rico
Loomis Day -- because if we are going to honor Marconi, we should also honor the Washington, D.C., dentist Mahlon Loomis, who patented a wireless telegraphy system before Marconi was even born
My Bucket's Got a Hole In It Day -- this one may be listed on another day as well, since no two sites agree; mercy, just go get a new one already! or go get out your Hank Williams records
National Mint Julep Day
St. Walstan of Bawburgh's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, farmers and farm workers, field hands, husbandmen)
This Day -- Fairy Calendar
Water a Flower Day -- no sponsor or reason given for this day, except that the spring rains are slowing and you don't want your garden to wilt
Henry VIII marries Jane Seymore, 1536
Blake Bashoff, 1981
Trey Parker, 1972
Wynonna Judd, 1964
Tom Morello, 1964
Ted McGinley, 1958
Colm Meaney, 1953
Stephen Tobolowsky, 1951
Meredith MacRae, 1945
Gale Eugene Sayers, 1943
Michael J. Pollard, 1939
Keir Dullea, 1936
Clint Walker, 1927
Benny Goodman, 1909
Mel Blanc, 1908
Countee Cullen, 1903
Peter Carl Fabergé, 1846
Czar Peter the Great, 1672
"Paperback Writer"(Single release), 1966
"War Requiem"(Britten Op. 66), 1962
"Odisséia de uma raça / Odyssey of a Race"(Villa-Lobos Symphonic poem), 1954
"Prodana nevesta / The Bartered Bride"(Opera), 1866
Today in History:
Titus and his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem; the Jewish defenders retreat to the First Wall, 70
19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by an English-dominated tribunal, 1431
In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal of finding gold, 1539
Publication of La Gazette, the first French newspaper, 1631
The Pennsylvania Evening Post become the first daily paper in the US, 1783&
John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria, 1842
Westminster's Big Ben rang for the first time in London, 1859
Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time, 1868
New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public, 1879
The Treaty of London, 1913, ends the First Balkan War and Albania becomes an independent nation, 1913
In China protests erupt against the Great Powers infringing on Chinese sovereignty, 1925
A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes, 1948
The Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, is officially opened, 1959
launch of Surveyor 1 the first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body, 1966
At the Ascot Park in Gardena, California, daredevil Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row, 1967
Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators, 1989
272 days after the September 11 attacks, closing ceremonies are held for the clean up/recovery efforts at the World Trade Center site in New York City. The last remaining steel beam is removed and transported to the Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, 2002
In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to end all nuclear power within 12 years, 2011
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, reveals the latest Dragon space capsule; the craft is reusable and will allow astronauts to control re-entry and landing; the development suggests that full commercialization of the space industry will soon be a reality, 2014
The British Medical Journal publishes two new studies which show eating processed foods leads to an early death and ill health, 2019
The Falcon 9 rocket launches carrying the Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station, making SpaceX the first private company to launch astronauts into space, 2020