Is there a rule for UP OR DOWN? Today mom and I got into
a disagreement on a stupid thing like the utensils in the
dish drainer. All the things going on in the world,  we
have to “DISCUSS” whether the spoons, knives and forks
should face up or down in the dish drainer holder. Thinking
Good Grief.. who the heck cares? Mom has the old
habit of putting them in there with the spoon side down.
My way is handle down.  I can see her point though,
If you pick them up then you are getting them dirty
by placing your hands on them. I know I place the knives with the sharp
blades down though, learned that lesson the hard way.Embarrassed
I guess this is one of those “ASK MARTHA” questions. Wink
I have seen people not even
use that draining cup at all. I have seen them lay the whole
bunch on a dish towel to dry. Mom says they did that in the
old days. Those were the days BEFORE a drainer was invented.
I find it is the little things now that
make us crazed because we are creatures of habit. We do things
the way WE DO THEM.. and it’s hard to re learn a new way.
We always
always leave night lights on in the house. Makes it easier to
maneuver around without your glasses on at night. I am
blind without my glasses, so this helps. When I lived in my
apartment or house I HAD to have it dark. The only light was
the digital clock I had. When I moved to Michigan I got
really blasted by my sister that I was a “FAST” driver. I didn’t think
I was, but coming from a large town to a really small one, I had to re-learn
a more laid back way of getting around. I did laundry on the weekends,
people who work a lot do the laundry on their days off, mainly the weekend.
Here it was anytime you wanted to. NO special day. Took some getting
used to. We adapt as we go I guess.
MOM is now adapting to a whole new routine. Since she has been ill,
she doesn’t get around as easily and things in her life have changed.
I mentioned several things that might help her out and she was surprised
that it did make life easier. I wasn’t shocked because after all I had been
helping people out for years and KNEW what WORKED and what didn’t.
I say you are never too old to learn a new thing.. your mind should always
be open to new ideas. It does keep us young. Smile
Well enough of my rambling for the day. 
 I will wrap this up by saying
that the news of a young vital woman dying from a bump on the head has
shocked us all. Life is short and we should all take and learn a lesson from
this untimely death. WEAR A HELMET.. IT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.


I was a caregiver for the elderly on and off for over 30 years.I am now retired and enjoying a new life. I love blogging and have kept a personal journal for 40 years. I enjoy the freedom of being creative and interacting with the millions of other bloggers in the world.I love learning the new things that the computer world has to offer. I have made friends that will last a lifetime blogging, something I never ever thought would happen. I hope you enjoy my blog,and will continue to visit me in the future.

One response »

  1. Caroldee, I’m just lucky to get my dishes done!

    And I’m glad that your mother is listening to your suggestions. Sad news about Natasha Richardson.

    Take care!

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