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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

* THE RONALD HELPS OUT *

 
I'm not sure if I've mentioned that The Ronald does help me around the house...somewhat. He took it upon himself a few years ago to load and unload the dishwasher, which I truly appreciate. I really do. (You already know there is a big "But" coming, don't you?)...
 
BUT, the manner in which he "puts things away" has a lot to be desired. I have a cardboard container to keep all the various lids in. (I got it free from a grocery store because it was empty. I'd intended to cover it with contact paper, but never got around to it, and it doesn't really matter since it's inside the cabinet.)

 
 
I (used to) keep the plastic bowls and measuring cups stacked inside each other.
The cookie sheet goes in the oven drawer.



I also (used to) keep the casserole dishes and pots & pans stacked as well as possible.


The white and blue fabric-looking material is actually rubbery shelf liner that I (used to) put between the glass casserole dishes for extra safety.



AND THIS PHOTO.......
 


.....is of Vern.
The reason he is hiding is because he is so embarrassed
 by the way The Ronald puts away clean dishes!! J
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and eight times out of nine, I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities." -- Charles Bukowski

22 comments:

  1. The men must all put things away the same way....huh....who knew?

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    1. It seems as if that is so!! Ahhh, MENN! LOL

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  2. I think that they do this sort of thing on purpose. He is waiting for you to ask him to "please stop." The best way to get out of a job is to do it so badly that someone else insists on taking it over.

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    1. Hi Robin! Oh, I totally agree! He did that years ago. Broke the vacuum while using it. Messed up the laundry. But since I've been on my writing/marketing binge for SO LONG, he knows if he wants any clean dishes....he better take care of it! LOL...and I've learned to "let go" of any desire to have a tidy, uncluttered house!

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  3. BOL BOL we know that one and we think it is a ploy to get out of ever having to do it again. Well def over here. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Hi Molly The Wally!! I so glad this post made you BOL!! And yep, it seems to be true that most men are the same in this situation!!

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  4. LOL!! At least he is helping.

    Vern looks so comfy all curled up there so peacefully1

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    1. Hi Beth! Yes, that's the way I look at it. I'm not really complaining. I'm sharing the fun!! And yes, doesn't Vern look sweet?? I've never seen him lay quite like that, so I was very happy to get his picture taken!

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  5. I can relate to that plastic all over everywhere thing. Even when I try to stack it, seems as though things just end up all cattywampus -- lids (that never seem to fit whatever I pull out) falling out and sometimes it's like Fibber McGee, which clearly dates me. So I feel BOTH your pain!

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    1. Oh, Jeanie! Yes, those darn lids and bowls...They never seem to match up....It's like those pesky socks that get lost somewhere between the washer and dryer! I love the word "cattywampus." I hadn't heard that in a long time. And I know about Fibber McGee's Closet!! I heard about it from my mom....(but I think I'm older than you are! So, did you hear about that radio show from YOUR mom??)

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  6. This is tooooo familiar. Another choice trick played in this house is to decide that there isn't room in the 'assigned' drawer or cupboard and to find a whole new spot for things. And to forget what the secret spot is...

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    1. Oh EC! The Ronald also does that, too! And/or he doesn't know where it came from in the first place, so he makes the decision where it goes....and doesn't tell me! MENN! LOL

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  7. That is so funny about Vern!!! Yep, sometimes a hubby's help can be...well...less than helpful!!!!

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  8. Uh huh. Sometimes, I suspect they just open the cabinet door and chuck it in, slamming that thing as fast as they can.

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  9. This is a cute post, Becky. I mostly do the inside and Cary does the outside; Just wanted to stop by and say hi!

    Kathy M.

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  10. That's as scary as my kitchen table. Just kidding, of course. Not. No really, hubby surprises me when I least expect it. Hubbies do what hubbies do. Just go with the flow. Love ya.

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  11. I'm glad to know there is some genetic male DNA explanation for this. I have a box for my plastic containers and one for the lids. It isn't rocket science but getting the man to layer the plastic bowls so the big ones are on the bottom and the smaller ones inside and they all fit is seemingly too great of an expectation. By the way, this goes for kids' DNA as well. ;)

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  12. LOL

    Send Ronald over here. I could use the help, Becky! Don't even ask. And I love the quote.

    xo

    Sheila

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  13. Haha! Kudos to your man for jumping in to help. It does rather look as though he could use a little guidance though. :)

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  14. Those cabinets look a lot like my K's, I don't know how she finds anything.
    I have the same rubbery shelf liner between my best non-stick cake and muffin pans.
    I've just finished reading From Pigtails to Chin Hairs and found it quite enjoyable, I laughed a lot.

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  15. Nice to keep all the dishes and measuring jars in one place. Cleaning is a big process!

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  16. I understand completely. And the thing that really stinks is if you suggest (ever so sweetly) the proper way to do a task, he gets all offended and makes comments like, "Well I just won't do ______ (fill in the blank) anymore, then!" Sigh.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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