If I Had the Chutzpah . . . Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop

4.) List ten things you would say to ten different people in your life…if you had the chutzpah.

OOH, should I wait until I’m off the steroids to do this one? Nah, let’s give it a shot! Like most of Mama Kat’s other workshop followers, I’ll keep who the ten people are to myself and just post the comments.
1) Get off the phone! And just because you drive a Lexus doesn’t mean you don’t have to stop at stop signs and red lights.
2) U-Scan is for people who know how to use it. If you have tried three times and couldn’t figure it out without a cashier’s help go stand in the regular checkout lane. You’ve been retired for 20 years anyway, what’s your hurry?
3) You look like a thirty-year-old tramp. Wash your face and put on some clothes that fit you. And twelve-year-olds should NOT have fake nails and bleached hair.
4) You are beautiful, smart, compassionate, and dedicated. You are a wonderful parent. Don’t let that loser you married make you doubt yourself.
5) I love you more than life itself, but I can’t stand to see you throwing away wonderful opportunities. Open your eyes, cut your hair, pull up your pants, and take advantage of your youth, health, talent, and intelligence.
6) Yes, I do think you are a whiner.
7) You inspire me. The things you have accomplished in your life (both large and small) make me want to be more – do more. Being your friend makes me a better person.
8) If you will just shut up talking about it and get to work you’ll have it done in less time than it takes to complain about it and try to find an excuse not to do it.
9) You are the reason our healthcare system is so screwed up. Stop smoking, lose some weight, eat some vegetables, take your meds, get a little exercise, stop whining, and don’t demand open-heart surgery and dialysis for your demented 95-year-old mother. Oh, yeah, and try working for a living – it’s quite a concept.
10) Thank you for posting those great stories about your life on your blog. You have no idea how many people’s days you brighten with a little laughter – thanks for sharing!

Happy news for owners of old dogs!

I have found something wonderful, and I want to share it. My first-born chocolate lab, Millie, is fourteen years old. She gets around well and seems generally happy and comfortable, but she . . . well, she leaks. Her bladder is old and feels it’s done all it needs to do and doesn’t want to do any more. Now Millie has always been a house dog. She used to run with me (back when I ran) and loved any chance to take a swim, but mostly now she goes outside for potty breaks and spends the rest of the time in her favorite chair (a hideous old recliner) or on the sofa. We keep everything covered so the “leakage” doesn’t ruin the furniture, but sometimes the floor takes a hit. We have all hardwood floors and tile, so it’s not a huge problem unless someone starts mopping up the puddles with the good towels. I won’t name any names, but my husband has sinus issues and assumes since he can’t smell no one else can either. He always washed them promptly, but it didn’t make any difference. I noticed all our towels smelled musty and nasty, but thought it was just my imagination. I have the nose of a bloodhound. But then my oldest son said he thought the towels all smelled like Millie. AHA! I told my husband to please not ever use towels to wipe up puddles anymore and started watching the sales ads for good buys on bath towels. Then today I was at Kroger and this practically jumped into my cart:

I had never seen this before, but I thought it was worth a shot. The directions on the back give different amounts to use IN ADDITION TO YOUR REGULAR DETERGENT for different strengths of odors. I went straight for the big guns and used two capfuls. Believe it or not, towels that had been washed multiple times before without getting rid of the scent are now fresh-smelling – YIPPEE!! This will now be a staple in my laundry room. Just think what it can do for the dirty clothes that have been in my 17-year-old’s car trunk for six months!

Turkey Apple Sandwich ~ Lunchbag Week 1

School starts back this week, and both kids will be taking their lunch. Michael and I try to brown-bag it as much as possible as well, so I’m always on the lookout for interesting lunches that will appeal to a 10-year-old picky eater, a 17-year-old who’s always on the run, and two adults, one of whom has no interest in anything green. I’m the only one who has access to a fridge and microwave, so these all need to be truly brown-bag lunches. I’m going to try to post a new idea each week, but I’d love suggestions if anyone wants to share!
This week’s lunch is a tasty sandwich that starts with whole-grain honey wheat bread. Pile on some deli turkey (more for the 17-year-old burning lots of calories at marching band practice) and add sliced cheddar, a couple of slices of bacon, and some peeled, sliced apple. These slices were kind of thick and chunky, but I found my Pampered Chef peeler/corer/slicer in the back of a cabinet, so the next ones will look nicer. This is a pretty well-balanced lunch all be itself, but some raw veggies and dip or some yogurt with fresh fruit would be a nice addition, too.
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