Thanksgiving was really nice but not as many people showed up as we were expecting, so I have a lot of turkey leftover. The side dishes are left over, too, but they are easier to deal with than the big chunks of turkey meat. I can make soup and get rid of most of the vegetables. But there are only so many turkey sandwiches that I can stand before the thought of more turkey just makes me ill.
On today’s sandwich, which I hope will be the last turkey sandwich in a very long time for me, I just put a slice of Swiss cheese and some thin slices of Vidalia onion and a nice spread of mayonnaise on the bread with the sliced turkey. I considered grilling the sandwich so the cheese would melt, but the bread was so fresh and soft that I didn’t want to ruin the bread by grilling it.
Yesterday’s sandwich was totally different. I didn’t use cheese at all, and I put a layer of leftover stuffing on the meat, then I smeared a thin coat of jellied cranberry sauce on the bread instead of mayonnaise. It turned out really tasty, but I have had plenty of turkey to last me a long while.
Thinking about moving soon – this place is too small and I am sick of the clutter with no place to put it. My problem is not the clutter itself – it is stuff I want to keep and have access to. The problem is there is no room for any more furniture and no more storage, either. I just need a bigger place.
These next couple of weeks I will be looking around for a new house and collecting empty cardboard boxes to use when I have to pack and move. There are some things that I can pack now and won’t need for a few weeks, and there are some seasonal things, like beach towels and picnic baskets, that I won’t need for a long time. So I can pack a little at a time and get organized while doing it – instead of just tossing everything into a box so it can be hauled out of the door and loaded onto a truck.
There are packing supplies sold at the office supply stores and at most of the self storage unit offices. I need about 40 medium sized boxes, a roll of packing tape, some box labels and a couple of Sharpie markers. If I can get two boxes packed, sealed and labelled each night, it won’t take long to get the last minute things, like kitchen stuff, thrown into boxes and moved.
Last night I needed a flashlight, but the one in my kitchen drawer had dead batteries in it so it didn’t work. What a disappointment and annoyance. I probably only used that flashlight two or three times, so the batteries ran down not from overuse but from gradually discharge while not being used.
I found two fresh batteries in the garage, but damn I can’t believe how fast the batteries went dead in that flashlight without even being used. Maybe I need to stock up on some rechargeable batteries and making sure they get charged every couple of months so that when I have an emergency and need a flashlight that the dead batteries won’t be a disappointment again.
What the hell is wrong with people who can’t hang up their bath towel after they have taken a shower and let it dry out so they can use it again. I am so sick of doing massive amounts of laundry, especially bath towels that have only been used once.
When I was growing up, we were given one towel for the week and we had to keep it clean and dry and ready for use after a bath or a shower. My mom only did laundry on Tuesdays and if we didn’t keep our towel clean then we were tough out of luck for drying off after our nightly bath. I will never forget the one night I had no clean towel and had to dry off using a washcloth that someone left hanging on the towel bar in the bathroom. It would have made a hysterically funny video for YouTube – except when it happens to you, it is not so funny.
I still use a towel at least three or four times before dropping it into the laundry. But some people seem to think it is quite alright to just drop the towel in the floor and walk away, leaving it to be laundered instead of used again. That shit just pisses me off – it is a waste of laundry detergent and dryer time to wash so many towels so often. Very wasteful.