Ten Things Tuesday

Ten Things TuesdayMamacita says:

1.  More snow, and more expected.  Hub got another day off, so he’s going to drive me to school in a few minutes.  I wonder if any of the students will be able to make it to town?

2.  Bare trees covered with snow are absolutely beautiful.

3.  The woods behind my house look like a big doily.

4.  I was going to say “antimacassar” but I figured you young ‘uns might not know what that was.

5.  Now you do.  It’s a big doily.

6.  “Doily” is a goofy word.  It makes me giggle.

7.  “Deduce” is one of our study words this week.  I think “deduce” is a goofy word, too.  Say it a few times.  It sounds like Joisey.  Deduce.  De joker.  De king.  Deduce.  Deduce.  Deduce.  It’s like ironing patterned fabric that makes you dizzy.

8.  I sort of remember this “ironing” thing of which some people still speak.  I once had an ironing board, but I gave it away. I kind of miss it; the extra storage shelf was handy.  My children never even saw it. The only ironing board in their growing-up years was my mother’s.  She used to iron everything.

9.  If you rescue the clothes from the dryer while they’re still hot, they’re not wrinkled.

10.  Nobody has ever called me a domestic goddess. It sounds vaguely offensive.

And now, I have to break a new path to the car.  We can’t put it in the garage because our son’s things are stored in there while he’s living in an efficiency apartment so he can finish his degree so our garage is full of furniture and big boxes of stuff, none of it ours.  And, the car is buried in snow.  Sigh.

If any students are able to get to the college, we’ll be talking about subject-verb agreement.  Surely that’s incentive for ANYBODY to drive on ice so thick and slick and lumpy with last week’s ice covered in last night’s new snow that it’s a lot like walking blindfolded across a Whack-A-Mole course.


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Ten Things Tuesday — 12 Comments

  1. I’m not sure the younguns would know the word doily either. Anyway, our family story is: I rarely iron – then or now. Another rare event in my life has been hemming/sewing so it was a rare day indeed when Son#1 came home from kindergarten and found me ironing a new hem in a pair of slacks (before petite sizing!) He stood there wide eyed, pointed and nearly shouted ” what IS that?” “Umm…an iron” Where upon he produced and waved his mimeograph worksheet at me where the only thing he got wrong on it was “I for iron” and exclaimed the reason he got it wrong was he didn’t know what it was.

  2. I’m not sure the younguns would know the word doily either. Anyway, our family story is: I rarely iron – then or now. Another rare event in my life has been hemming/sewing so it was a rare day indeed when Son#1 came home from kindergarten and found me ironing a new hem in a pair of slacks (before petite sizing!) He stood there wide eyed, pointed and nearly shouted ” what IS that?” “Umm…an iron” Where upon he produced and waved his mimeograph worksheet at me where the only thing he got wrong on it was “I for iron” and exclaimed the reason he got it wrong was he didn’t know what it was.

  3. I still have an ironing board in the closet in my laundry room. My daughter used to use it quite frequently until she discovered the magic of the dryer.

  4. I still have an ironing board in the closet in my laundry room. My daughter used to use it quite frequently until she discovered the magic of the dryer.

  5. After being married to an ass for 15 years who required that his blue jeans be ironed until they had a crease that you could cut yourself on…when I got rid of him, I vowed never to iron again. We call the clothes dryer “The Magic Ironing Machine”. I may have an ironing boad and iron somewhere around here, but I haven’t seen them..and I’m sure as hell not looking for them!!

  6. After being married to an ass for 15 years who required that his blue jeans be ironed until they had a crease that you could cut yourself on…when I got rid of him, I vowed never to iron again. We call the clothes dryer “The Magic Ironing Machine”. I may have an ironing boad and iron somewhere around here, but I haven’t seen them..and I’m sure as hell not looking for them!!

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