Shredder Adjacent

In our house, most of our dirty dishes are set in the sink or on the counter next to the sink until it is time to load the dishwasher or wash the dirty pots and pans by hand. I know some folks who consider this odd, and want to know why the dirty dishes can’t be loaded into the dishwasher immediately or washed immediately. The usual reason is because, we don’t always unload the clean dishes as soon as the dishwasher finishes.

I can live with this dirty adjacent philosophy.

But I have to admit, I am kind of annoyed with the shredder adjacent extrapolation of the dishwasher adjacent practice.

I mean, really? Just turn it on and then insert paper into the shredder. My belief is that no one wants to have to empty a full shredder can, with its confetti that goes everywhere, so if they set it next to the shredder, they never have to empty the can.

Leaving me as the only one who does it. Which is how my husband usually is the only one emptying the dishwasher.

Well played.

Until next time, stay healthy.

Posted in Life Observations | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Friday Fun Fact

You should always be amazed at how stupid and brilliant you can be.

Posted in Life Observations | Tagged | Leave a comment

How often

How often do you challenge yourself? Not in your professional/career path. I’m talking about in your free time.

Things you do just for you?

My job is challenging–not just learning it, but dealing with the people involved in it. I am not a people person. Work leaves me drained.

And so I come home and veg on the couch until I can go to bed then get up to work and do it all over again.

So not cool.

On the weekends, I do a little better and manage to make some greeting cards and jewelry, although even that falls to the wayside more often than not.

Now, I think I should challenge myself to do one small thing, one thing that isn’t too difficult or require too much energy that I can do for the next 30 days until it becomes a habit.

I don’t know what that thing is yet, but I’ll give myself a week to do find something then start doing it. Hey, maybe that’s my first challenge. LOL

Until next time, stay healthy.

Posted in Hobbies, Life Observations | Tagged | 3 Comments

Does it really matter

AT some point, usually when the thermometer hits 115F, it is just miserable. What is the point in saying that it is 2 degrees hotter or three degrees?

No one wants to be out in that temperature.

And yet, here we are, 115F+ for the next five days.

The only thing that would make it bearable (aside from AC) is if we were closing in on the temperature of spontaneous human combustion. Why? Because that would be cool.

Until next time, stay healthy.

Posted in Life Observations | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun Fact

There are those who are organized and know where everything is.

There are those who appear disorganized but know where everything is.

There are those who organize then can’t find anything.

Posted in Hobbies, Life Observations | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Nobody’s Beesness

I’m not sure what started it. It could have been my daughters. Yeah, we’ll go with it was my daughters. They both love bees.

Naturally, I knew when I saw stuff with bees, I wanted to make a few cards featuring them. This is how far I am in the design that I stole from someone who used a kit I bought.

The bees will be cut out, a dashed line will be stamped on the card marking their flight path and golden honeycombs will be added.

It will be really cute once I am finished. In the meantime, I also bought a place setting for 8 in bee plates.

Apparently, I’m into bees beegtime. (sorry can’t help it)

Until next time, stay healthy.

Posted in Hobbies, Life Observations | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Summer Treats

The mercury is ticking up. It’s summertime. Time for something cold and sweet in the freezer.

When I was a kid, the purveyor of such treats was the ice cream man. He didn’t show up on our block often, but when he did it was the red, white, and blue rocket treat or a snowball.

I’ve always loved icees either in pushup pops or sleeves of plastic.

My parents were fans of the fudgsicle and rootbeer pops. Which I ate and enjoy.

But now, it is ice cream that takes up space in the freezer. Our choice is sundae cones and those almond chocolate coated goodness from Costco.

Of course, we try to supplement our ice cream with something more healthy like frozen fruit bars and the occasional throwback to popsicles. I try not to discriminate.

What frozen treat makes your summer?

Until next time, stay healthy.

Posted in cooking, Hobbies, Life Observations | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun Fact

There are a small number of Americans who believe the US government used mind-controlled dinosaurs to defeat the Germans in World War 1.

Posted in Friday Funny, Life Observations | Tagged , | Leave a comment

This month’s reading

I am back to reading 2 books this month. The first is a cozy mystery with an apocalyptic twist.

The second is nonfiction by Ed Asner. I didn’t like his grouchy character on the Mary Tyler Moore show, but now I understand Mr. Grant a lot better.

Until next time, stay healthy.

Posted in Books, Hobbies | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Memorial Day

Today, in the US, we honor and remember those veterans who are no longer with us. Raise a glass in remembrance and gratitude

Photo 93097597 / Free Memorial Day © Aleksandar Ilic | Dreamstime.com

Until next time, stay healthy.

Posted in Life Observations | Tagged | Leave a comment