Okay, it’s official. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer. And not just because I still can’t figure out my new computer. During this same period of time, I’ve also purchased new pillows for the bed, a new stroller for the grandbaby and a newfangled electric toothbrush for my teeth. On the surface these items sound innocent enough. But they aren’t.
Let’s start with the stroller. Cute, red, looks like an old-fashioned VW Beetle with eyes. Unfortunately, it came unassembled. I know this is hard to believe, but in my family, I’m considered the ‘handy’ one. It only took me three hours, a pint of blood and a box of Bandaids to put it together…and the pTiny pTerodactyl was afraid of it. He cried like we were trying to put him in big red baby-eating bug.
The new pillows presented another problem. Hubby, Jersey Squeeze, and I had been using the same four pillows since we both weighed what we should for good health. As a result, those pillows had become about the size and shape of an average 13x9x2 inch cake pans. No doubt we’d still be using them, except that after so many years, the dead bed mite carcasses began to smell. No amount of washing could kill that odor. So, now we have new pillows that are delightfully mite and odor free, but are about the size and comfort level of King Kong’s 26x18x136 cast iron cake pans.
Ah, the new e-toothbrush. This fiasco I blame entirely upon the dentist who suggested that an electric oscillating-head toothbrush would be more beneficial in halting the recession of my aging gums. If you have never tried an electric toothbrush, let me warn you that it’s impossible to spit properly when this thing is whirling around in your mouth. Therefore you have to take the e-brush out of your mouth first. However, unlike the old-fashioned hand-held toothbrush, the instant you remove a spinning toothbrush from the protection of your lips, it splatters toothpaste, bacteria and drool, everywhere…the mirror, bathroom walls, you’re clothes, your eyes…even on the cat who came in to investigate the obnoxious buzzing sound that disturbed him from his slumbers.
As you can see, it’s been a pretty mind-messing couple of weeks around here. Things do seem to be getting better, though. Once pTiny found out that the stroller moves but doesn’t chew, he stopped crying and started to enjoy his afternoon strolls again. And after a number of soggy mishaps, I figured out that if I turn the toothbrush off before I take it out of my mouth, it doesn’t spray disgusting droplets of yuck all over the place.
Unfortunately, the pillows, like the new computer, are still works in progress which is why I’m taking a bit of a sabbatical. It is my intention to periodically post a few pictures or work a couple of fill-in memes. However, during this off-time, my primary goals are to get some solid work done on the book-writing projects that are nearest to my heart, convince the new computer to operate as smoothly as my old one did and, last but by no means least, smash those ***new pillows into a fluffy, sleep-inducing shape!
Thanks for dropping by. See ya real soon!