Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Time Off, Baggy Pants and Getting Comfy, 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 

Last week, Carl was worried about not getting time off this week.  He'd applied for it thinking the family was going to go visit relatives.

He needn't have worried, they gave him the week off, and the trip never got out of the planning stages.

I tried very hard to convince him, first thing, to change into clean pajamas and let me wash all the dirty ones.  He adamantly refused, as the ones he was wearing, and the ones he had wrapped around his pillows, are his favorites and the most "comfy."

Yes, he wraps his pillows in his favorite pajamas.  I keep talking to Ms. V about buying him pillowcases made from the same material as his sleepwear, but so far this has not happened.

He only worked two days last week, so how his clothing got into such disarray is beyond me.

I did figure out why some of the clothes hanging in the bathroom are dirty.  He hangs clean clothes in there to change into after a shower, then isn't careful what kind of cloth he grabs to wipe his hands, face or mouth.  If he grabs the clothing next to the towel, so be it, that item will get whatever it is he's wiping off.  It's job security for me.

Yesterday i was surprised when stripping his bed to see a deodorant stick fly out, one with no top on it, of course.  I'm used to hangers and clothes in the bed, but he's never managed to get his deodorant lost in there, at least not that i've seen.

He throws item at the garbage can, and if they land, great.  If not, well, sometimes there's a reason.

When the first item lands on top, nothing else gets in.

I found his folded hand towels and they weren't in the towel spot.

Hand towels, folded and where they shouldn't be.

Bathrobe where those hand towels should be.

Of course not, the bathrobe was there instead.  Just the right place for it.

Everything ends up stuffed in one area with Carl, even in a wide-open fridge.

Yummies on top of the fridge which won't stay yummy if they stay up there.

Almost empty, and with the ersatz lid under it.

New devotional.

His mom has a rule, of course, about open containers.  This one, he'd tried, he really had.  He'd kept a styrofoam tray to put on top of it, but it ended up underneath.  He gets a grade of "A" for his effort, but there was so little left in the container it went to the recycle anyway.

I also rescued his new devotional for December-February from the fridge and got all the food off the top down to where he can see what he has and hopefully eat it.

Ms. V has been ordering him new pants based on her measurements, and he as washed the jeans already (i found them wet in the dryer), but the khakis had not been washed.  I made him try them on after he woke up (and i pried him out of the pajamas i couldn't get away from him earlier and got them in the wash before he could object).

The pants about fell off of him.  I refolded them and tucked them away for Ms. V to send back and we discussed her next step.

My suggestion is to take him shopping in person and find out exactly what men's pants size he needs, as men's pants are supposed to be exactly what they say on the tag, a 36-inch waist should always be a 36-inch waist..  It's women's clothes which vary from label to label as they try to flatter you into thinking you are a smaller size than what you really are.

She might get desperate enough to do it. we'll see.

He came in once while i was cleaning to brush his teeth five times (he kept saying, "They're still fuzzy!" and picking up the toothbrush again).  While there, he asked me, "What are the church people up to?"

I asked him which church people.

"Oh, you know, choir," he answered.

They're working on the Christmas Cantata and Pilgrimage, i told him.  He nodded and seemed satisfied with the answer, heading back for the sleep chair.

Time for funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone.


Today is:

Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha -- Baha'i

Decorate Your Dog Day -- supposedly to get him/her into the holiday spirit; but please, don't

Feast of the Holy Sovereigns -- Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii (in honor of King Kamehama IV and Queen Emma, the founders of the Anglican Church of Hawaii

Flag Day -- Kosovo

Giving Tuesday -- after celebrating Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, be part of the international giving movement 

Independence Day -- Albania(1912); East Timor(1975); Mauritania(1960); Panama(1821, from Spain)

Make Your Own Head Day -- meaning an art project model or drawing, in any medium; have fun with this one!

National French Toast Day

Red Planet Day -- on the anniversary of the 1964 liftoff of Mariner 4, the first successful mission to Mars

Republic Day -- Chad; Republic of the Congo

Royal Society Day -- one of the world's oldest scientific academies, established this day in 1660

Runic Half Month of Is begins (stasis)

St. Catherine Laboure's Day -- promulgator of the Miraculous Medal

St. Stephen the Younger's Day` (Patron of coin collectors, numismatists, smelters)

Strange Names Day -- in honor of all the celebrity -- and other -- kids with "unique" names; sponsored the last Tuesday in November by Marlar in the Morning at 101QFL in Rockford, IL, US

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Kwanten, 1976

Anna Nicole Smith, 1967

Jon Stewart, 1962

Judd Nelson, 1959

S. Epatha Merkerson, 1952

Ed Harris, 1950

Alexander Godunov, 1949

Paul Shaffer, 1949

Joe Dante, 1946

Randy Newman, 1943

Berry Gordy, Jr., 1929

Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1908

Charles H. Alston, 1907

Brooks Atkinson, 1894

William Blake, 1757

Jean Baptiste Lully, 1632

John Bunyan, 1628

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Look Homeward, Angel"(Play), 1957

"The Grand Ole Opry"(Radio), 1925

Skywriting(as an advertising medium), 1922*

Today in History:

Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania and raise the Albanian flag, 1443

Ferdinand Magellan and his men become the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic into the Pacific Ocean, 1520

The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience, 1814

Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation, 1843

Women vote in a national election for the first time in the New Zealand general election, 1893

US-born Lady Astor becomes the first female member of British Parliament, 1919

*Capt Cyril Turner of the RAF gives 1st skywriting exhibition in NYC; Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called, 1922

"Hopalong Cassidy" premieres on TV, 1948

The first Polaroid Camera is sold, 1948

Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community, 1958

The first pulsar star is discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Antony Hewish, 1968

Norway votes against joining the European Union, 1994

Wikileaks releases 250,000 classified documents and sensitive national security information sent by U.S. embassies, 2010

"Hamilton" sets new record for the most money earned in a week on Broadway - $3.3 million, 2016

The Australian state of Queensland raises its fire warning to "catastrophic" for the first time as 130 fires burn, 2018

In the Honduras presidential elections, Xiomara Castro is elected country's first female president, 2021


  1. I suspect you could clean for Carl twice a day and he would still keep you very busy.
    Thanks for the funnies. Some of which are so very true.

  2. I was about to express the same thougth as EC. Once a week seems not enough. But I'm happy for job security for you - and stuff to tell security for us ;)

  3. The pizza delivery joke and the tiny car on the trailer are the best funnies! Carl just keeps on giving when it comes to blogging material for you. He always has something new and strange going on!

  4. You funnies are good. I had to laugh at the book "How to Scam People Online" meme. That's a good one! :D And, another one is of the cat snuggled up and comforty but forget its snacks. That's the way I feel when I get in bed at night, all snuggly warm when it hits me I need to go to the restroom. lol Thanks for the giggles!

  5. Oh my - that is not a job for someone with OCD! Lol! Maybe Carl could us Flannel pillowcases?
    Lots of good stuff today to LOL about and will get two of today's things done - my own version of French toast for French toast day and I woke up to a vision in my head of painting a painting that is overdue as a thank you. It'll be a picture of a turkey or an owl. We'll see as I get into my own head later. :-)

  6. I had to laugh at Carl missing the trash can, I have an adult son who does the same thing, just throws trash at the can, then picks everything up off the floor once a day. i wonder why he even has a trash can.

  7. Carl is most entertaining. I just love him to pieces. He's lucky to have you.

    Loved all the funnies. My favorite is the big trailer hauling the toy car. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Love and hugs. ♥

  8. When you have a child like mine whose autistic even though she's in the high area I worry when we die. What will happen to her. Carl is a character and very entertaining but I worry about him in the future. I do hope he'll be taken care of in the future.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Thank you for the laughs!

  10. You definitely have job security. :) XO

  11. Carl sure had you guessing this week, I think! Those were terrific funnies, many giggles!

  12. I love the singing cans choir :)
    I agree Carl needs to go to the store with his mum and get measured for pants. Probably at least once a year.

  13. Another great look into the world of Carl! I am going to replicate the tin can choir! It's brilliant!


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