Miscellaneous Mishegoss

Caveat: I’m not criticizing. I’m not in it for an argument. This is about ME. But, if you choose to comment, I’d love to know what seemingly popular things in any of the categories I touch upon, YOU don’t like.  Or anything in any category of popular culture that irks you.

~ This morning’s shower mental meanderings centered on home decor items I really, really don’t like, or that I don’t understand.  What I don’t like? Stainless steel appliances; Shaker style cabinets especially in white. The kitchen has to be the messiest room in the house why oh why would you have white as the predominant color? And Shaker style cabinets – once the smutz gets in those corners good luck getting it out – even with a toothbrush. My days of cleaning anything with a toothbrush, aside from teeth, are over.  I had a bathroom vanity with Shaker style doors – there was always smutz in the corners.  I got rid of the vanity I hated it so much.

~ I should not even talk about throw pillows, that has been such a long standing joke between me and the rest of the world it’s not worth mentioning any more.

~ I am always amused, and bemused, by folks who decorate for holidays or seasons. Most of the time it is really pretty. I am in awe of the effort folks put into it, just collecting and coordinating the appropriate decor. Obviously it makes them happy but I don’t understand it.  Could be I just think of it as clutter, or that I am simply not creative (which I’m not).

~ I don’t understand open floor plans. I do not want my kitchen in my living room. Even when I lived in a studio apartment the kitchen was walled off. In my apartment I have an L-shaped living room/dining area. This is okay, I don’t mind. It has its pluses – that seemingly all important socializing aspect. I get that. But – I still do not want to sit on the sofa and be staring at pots and pans.

~ Speaking of pots and pans – I’ve always had small kitchens yet I have never been inclined to hang pots and pans from the ceiling. I don’t consider them decor!  Oh hell I don’t consider anything decor – such a prissy word.

~ Also about pots and pans – I hate to cook; I’m 76 years old and I am so wanting new pots and pans.  The ones I’m wanting are super expensive but they have me itchy and twitchy with gimme, gimme.

~ I’ve got the attention span of a 2-year old. The official name of this blog, for the moment, is “Subject to Change Without Notice” . I change the header frequently because, well, just because. There is always something that catches my fancy and either makes me bounce in my chair or tugs at my heartstrings (Awww…) I’ve changed blog names/urls so many times in the past 20 years it’s a wonder anyone even knows how to find me. Why they want to find me is also a good question.

The last big url change was because I had a stalker, someone I know and who I try to avoid at all costs. In retrospect I am kicking myself for allowing anyone to make me jump through hoops to avoid them. But I actually fear this person. Even so – I’m too damn old to let fear impact my actions about something as inconsequential as a blog. That nobody reads. Really disappointed in myself about that.

~ I edit and edit and edit. And correct. Yesterday David made a comment about something in the post that I was  correcting even as he was commenting. If anyone reads the comments they might be scratching their heads as to what that is about.  I don’t often go back and read old posts because I know I will go into edit mode. At the very least to correct typos because I am the world’s worst typist.

~ No, I don’t like “Ted Lasso”.  My husband and I watched about 10 minutes of the show, looked at each and said “What the hell???” and turned it off.  I was actually criticized for not liking the show and the person said “Really, you can tell after only 10 minutes you don’t like something?” Well, yes I can. And I do. Movies I’ll give 20 minutes, tv shows 10 or 15 minutes, max, and that depends on whether it’s an hour or a half hour show.

Take the The ‘Knives Out’ franchise for example.  I didn’t like the first one and I didn’t like the second one. Why the hell I even wasted 20 minutes on the second one is beyond me. But hope springs eternal.  Both movies were highly touted by the professional critics. I have learned that anything professional critics like, I won’t.

Oh hell, I started this late and I have chores awaiting me – gotta run.

Yes – please let me know what popular ‘thing’ irks you. Let’s have a little positive negativity here. Go for it!

Thanks Giving

Thank You is my favorite phrase. I shall take this opportunity of Thanksgiving Day to use it liberally and with love…

Thank you to my friends, scattered far and wide, most of whom I have never met. They are always there for me in whatever way they can be.

Lisa, Sharla, David, Jennifer, Ann. You have my thanks and my heart.

My husband and I have been shopping at the same store for 10 years now. It’s not the greatest grocery store but it has always had the best people working there.  Always kind, always helpful.

Since the middle of October my husband’s health has been declining rapidly. He can no longer accompany me to the grocery store. The kindness and concern of the lovely people who work there touches my heart.  Mark the Deli/Bakery Manager – I swear I couldn’t shop without him. Tuul, my favorite cashier. Merrely at the Customer Service Desk, a lovely lady in the bakery department who doesn’t wear a name tag.

Wednesday when I was shopping Mark and the bakery lady made sure I got my husband’s favorite bread. Merrely ran my lottery tickets before I even asked for them, Tuul asked if I had by chance forgotten some of the items that I buy every week – she knows I’m a little stressed.

Everyone of these lovely people sent their regards and good wishes to my husband.  I can’t thank them enough.

Thanks for Ruth the day concierge in my building.  She makes the package delivery people bring the heavy bulky packages to our door. If she hasn’t seen me for a few days and I get a package she will deliver it herself and make sure she sees me. Ruth keeps an eye on us, and I’m thankful for that.

Thanks for Rizwan – the fellow who delivers from Paisano’s. We usually order in on Wednesday and he is always the one who delivers our food. Last week my husband answered the door instead of me and Rizwan asked “Where is my sister? Is she ok?”  Yesterday when I answered the door he said “So good to see you my sister. How is the Sir?”  My husband shouted out a hello from inside the apartment. We wished each other a happy holiday.  How nice is that?

And thanks to all the Uber drivers who load and unload my grocery bags and even bring them inside the building for me. They don’t have to do that. I thankful that they do.

So many people who impact my life on a daily basis, who are kind and thoughtful.

For all of these people I ask the Universe to rain down every blessing on them, just as I am blessed that the Universe have sent these people into my life.