Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Joke's on Me in the Hodgepodge

 I just returned from having an ingrown toenail removed at the podiatrist's office. If you

think that's TMI, read on. 

I'm only  joking. That's the worst of it today  in this weekly meme in which

we get to know each other better.   Joyce, have you ever asked a question about ingrown

toenails in the Hodgepodge? 

Of course not! As Jimmy Fallon would say, "Ew! Just ew!"

1. In honor of the date...when were you last sent on a 'fool's errand'?

Two days ago, not that I was sent exactly, and not that it was an errand exactly, but  the last time I loaded our dishwasher, this happened: 

 I put the soap in, turned it on, heard it running, and promptly forgot about it. Everything seemed fine. 

Yesterday I went to unload it, and the dishes were still in there, dirty. What? Did I forget to start the dishwasher? Maybe I stopped it to answer the phone because it is SO noisy, and failed to turned it back on.  So I reran it. 

This morning, after finding STILL dirty dishes, I made several attempts to run it --and study the process rather than walk away. It was obvious the darn thing has given up the ghost. It goes swishy, swishy, and then stops. Handy hubby checked it out and has deemed that it's the motor that's kaput after 15 years. 

It took me an hour and a half yesterday to do all those dishes by hand! Oy! 

2. Peter Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, The Energizer Bunny, The Easter Bunny, Rabbit (Pooh's 

friend), White Rabbit (of Wonderland fame), or the Trix Rabbit...which of these 'famous' 

rabbits can you best relate to right now?

I had to look this up, since I'm not familiar with the characteristics of any of these except the Energizer Bunny, which I am NOT right now, and the Easter Bunny, which I've rarely been. (We don't do baskets, and I didn't grow up getting them.)

Wikipedia described Rabbit (Pooh's friend) like this, and I can certainly see myself in the description: Rabbit likes to take charge and come up with elaborate plans, such as the one to scare Kanga by hiding Roo, and the one to "unbounce" Tigger. He is also an organizer, as in the case of the Search for Small. As detailed as his plans are, they often miss certain key points and go wrong.

3. When did you last find yourself scrambling to get something done? Explain.

I think it was preparing for my son's birthday party. I'll skip the explanation since I already blogged about it. 

4. Last time you were up at the literal crack of dawn? Why? Last time you stayed up all night? Why?

I don't remember the last time I was up at the literal crack of dawn. The last time I stayed up all night? Not sure. I had a very, very restless night on Sunday because I needed to be close to the bathroom.  I'll leave it at that. 

5. Crack a book, crack a bottle, crack a joke, crack an egg...which have you done most recently?

I cracked a joke on Facebook about my dishwasher getting mad at me for gossiping about her being noisy and not doing a very good job. So instead of waiting till June when we remodel, she turned in her notice. "Fine! If you don't like the way I do things, you can do them yourself! You want a quiet dishwasher, I can be one!"  She gave me the silent treatment.  (I don't think she likes my jokes, either. I haven't heard her laugh.)

6. What's your favorite part of a typical weekend? Tell us why that's so.

My Sunday routine: I love hearing our pastor preach. He is passionate about Jesus and has a gift for preaching. I then love to come home and take a nap, after which I wake up and usually start quilting. 

7. What's something I'd find on a bookshelf in your home? Other than a book I mean!


8. Insert your own random thought here.

My son Steve and his wife are vacationing in Italy at the moment.  (I'm trying to deal with my jealousy in a mature way.) The phone rang at 9:30 and it was him. I was worried. He was out of breath. 

"Mom, it's Steve."  (In case I couldn't recognize my own child's voice.)
"I know. Is everything okay??? Something wrong?"
"No, why?"
"You're out of breath."
"Oh, no, everything's fine. We're just hiking in the hills of Tuscany. Our backpacks are pretty heavy."

(They ONLY packed backpacks for their two-week trip, no other luggage. I can't fathom it, but hey, they're 23 and have no kids.)

"Sounds like fun."
"Yeah, it is. Hey, so I was calling just to find out exactly what color leather wallet you want and what style? We'll be going back to Florence to shop." 

I told him a deep, rich brown in a long style, with lots of pockets for cards. "Unless you can't fit in a big wallet, then a small one will do.   Or a piece of fabric from somewhere. Just no knick-knacks or trinkets."   

"Okay, I'll see what we can find. Love you."
"Love you, too!" 

It's so nice to be remembered by your kids when they're on the other side of the pond!


Joyce said...

Well there are plenty of fabulous 'trinkets' to bring home from Italy : ) I will look forward to seeing what you get. Such a pain about the dishwasher. Are you remodeling your whole kitchen? That's fun! And stressful, but also fun.

Zoanna said...

Yep, remodeling it all. Not moving any plumbing, so a similar layout, but better efficiency and complete updating. Only thing we're keeping is the fridge.

Capri K @ No Whining Allowed said...

Dust LOL!!
Hope you get a nice present!

Marla said...

It's a wonderful thing to get a call from one of your kids - and it's not a disaster! And, it's funny - because sometimes you wait for the other shoe to drop... but it doesn't. They just call because you are important to them! That's the best!

Lea said...

Oh, so sorry about the dishwasher giving up the ghost a bit early. Hopefully you will go ahead and replace it before the remodeling actually begins.

I can't even imagine packing for a 2 week trip in backpacks. I would definitely be paying for extra luggage.

Easter blessings!

Preeti Harris said...

Dishwasher does not like your sense of humor??? That is just ridiculous. I think your sense of humor is stellar. I say get rid of her...ASAP.

Carrie Bullock said...

Well drat, such a pain having an appliance give up on you. That said... I also love new appliances. :)
I vividly recall my angst when the Hubby told me I had exactly one 24 in. suitcase worth of clothing to take for a 24 day trip to Europe. SAY WHAT?!! lol
I may or may not have snuck some things into the kids allotted space. ;)