The week gone by — Feb. 16

There’s a question that has been vexing me for a while.

When I do laundry, I do whites first. It’s usually a small load, and I do it in warm water. Then, before I get to the bulk of the dark clothes, I do a small load of specific darks in cold water.

And as soon as I switch from warm to cold water, the timer adds four minutes.


As it turns out, clothes washed in cold water apparently take longer to both wash and dry because cold water weighs more.

You learn something new every day.

Or maybe you already knew that, in which case, I learn something new some days.


I decided I would spend the week writing stories based on things that happened that day. Here’s what I came up with.

Sunday: Lunch with friends — On friends, and the importance of friends.

Monday: Greetings from the post office — You can buy greeting cards at some post offices now.

Tuesday: Ugh … just ugh — What’s one thing about unemployment that they never tell you?

Wednesday: Still trying to figure it out — I may lose, but I’ll be back.

Thursday: Suzi’s culinary adventures — There has been a lot of experimenting in our kitchen lately.

Friday: It could always be worse — Valentine’s Day was quiet this year. Five years ago, not so much.

Saturday: Don’t say anything — Even if jinxes aren’t real, they are to be respected.


Buy this! So you can be as … dumb as these guys??? — Apparently, stupid sells.


A Thank-You Note (Do What You Love) — None of us get where we are alone.

Five TV Shows to Get to Know Me (Strikeouts + Sprinkles) — I challenged Becky to do this, and here’s what she wrote. I’ll probably post something similar this week.

I Feel Like A Right Cow (My Forty Something Life) — First of all, what’s a “right cow”? Secondly, why did she feel like one?

On Creativity (Tales In Lostness) — I have tended to have a very narrow definition of “creativity” that means I’m not creative, but here’s a different view that I found interesting.

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be: Proud of Myself (Buffalo Sauce Everywhere) — No matter what you wind up doing, or how long it takes you to get there, this is a pretty good goal.

Looking Out For Yourself vs. Being Selfish (Rosie Culture) — As Rosie asks, where is the middle ground?

Things not to want to be … (Smelly Socks and Garden Peas) — That’s a pretty smart 8-year-old.

Same old same (Millennial Life Crisis) — Really, it’s OK … it’s only someone’s career and life you’re dealing with.

5 great things about marriage (Sunshine With Savannah) — I’m a fan of Savannah’s, period, by my first exposure to her blog was her writing about being married and it’s always good stuff when she does.

As always, this is the best thing you will read about Valentine’s Day.


My friend Lisa just finished covering the New Hampshire presidential primary and she’s awesome and wonderful and I’m just so chuffed for her.

My friends Caitlyn and Henry also won awards. I have talented friends.

Whoever’s behind Super 70s Sports knows how to hit the nostalgia buttons just right. I could include four or five entries every week.

I just want mine to not be condemned.

Suzi is a huge Chase Utley fan, so she knows “Kashmir” was his walk-up music. I was watching the start of the game the other night, and when she heard the song, she asked, probably jokingly, “Is Chase Utley there?” Turns out he was.

I have no desire to see Little Gary, or anything close to Little Gary, but if he does this, I’ll be happy.

Bask in Andrew Scott’s glory.

Speaking of Mr. Scott … this is a burn that will leave a mark.

Awwwww …

I’m not on any dating sites, being married and all, but I would never try to tempt people with nudes because I want people to read, not be repelled.

It’s a lot more than 70.

Like someone? Check

Think she’s sexy? Check

Have a great time with her? Check

Say you’d date her if you dated anyone? Check

Actually date her? … I guess he’s just looking to date anyone right now??? Otherwise, he’s just feeding her a dumb line, and he couldn’t possibly be doing that, right?



Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay.


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