Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Whine and KitKats

Way fewer visitors today - must be that not everyone is as enamored with an indoor electric compost maker as I am. Who woulda thunk it?

Oh, well, I still want one. At cost. Are you listening, NatureMill? Don't you want to prove AlisonH wrong? She's saying that there is no way your patented charcoal filter renders the compost operation odor-free. And she's threatening to send me her colostomy bag (with filter) to prove it.

I must say, that was the strangest comment I have ever received on this blog. Much as I appreciate AlisonH's generosity, I am not taking her up on her offer.

Nothing new to talk about today, I'm afraid - I've got David quarantined in the guest bedroom until the flu incubation period is over; Anna is currently suffering from virus #372 this season and demanding relief (while refusing all offers of VapoRub, cough drops, Sudafed, and hot tea); I'm rather under-the-weather myself; and Larry and I haven't had more than 2 minutes worth of conversation at any one time in the past 4 days.

Also, the house is a mess.

See? Same old, same old...I guess this was just another Whine Night. Maybe it's time to break into the bags of Halloween candy for a little pick-me-up. Nothing like a sack of KitKats to make my day...

[Feel free to add your own whine in the comments. No colostomy bags, though...]

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21 comments:

  1. Without the colostomy bags, I got nothing.

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  2. Without colostomy bags, I got nothing.

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  3. I like that picture. Glad you chose it over one of a colostomy bag.

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  4. My whine? I just want to sleep alone... Husband has jet lag, I have a leftover cough.

    Husband brought home some Engrish-labeled chocolates but I am afraid to eat them. I desperately need some KitKats!

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  5. I've got a whine. The previous renters where I live left a wire shelf in the closet. I covered it with fabric so that I could make it into a perch for my two kittens. I was going to put it up tonight. The shelf is missing most of the mounting hardware, but I have screws and figured that I could make it work. So I put a line of screws into the wall under the window to hold the inside edge. Then I discovered (after putting in the next to last screw) that the reason why it had been so hard to get the screws in was that I was screwing them through a thin layer of drywall, and then a layer of metal. Then I clipped the strut things to the shelf and screwed the first one in. Let go to see how it would hold up. It didn't. At all. So now I have a line of pointless screws that are through the metal under my window, and am too frustrated to think of a way to make this work tonight.

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  6. I leave for a few months and when I return, everything's upside down! I kinda miss the orange but the new layout's exciting too. Must have too much time on your hands since you homeschool, huh? ;)

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  7. I got up at 4:44 this morning to make a hot breakfast for my family and it wasn't met with shouts of acclamation.

    Sigh.

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  8. Truly, I think compost is best served outside. Hope your flu quarantine works. It was pretty harsh on this old bird. (BTW,losing 5 lbs. isn't even noticeable on me but I'll take whatever I can get. Except the flu again.)

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  9. Having those unopened bags of Halloween candy is the WORST, isn't it? I want to open one right now! Thanks for reminding me. ;)

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  10. Are you sure Anna isn't a man? Because that's exactly what my husband does when he is sick. Demand relief, deny all avenues towards said relief. Sheesh.

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  11. I hope you guys are feeling better! We've got germs running rampant here too. We made it through the flu without anyone other my oldest daughter getting sick, but, my son brings home some random cold and it fells the babies and my step son. Ugh!

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  12. I'vs got a whine..why do parents insist on sending their 7 year old kids to school when they are clearly ill! ug.

    Great tip about the Halloween Candy. Going to go break it open now!

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  13. Damn. I had forgotten about the Costco-sized bag of candy in the basement! Thought I do deserve a treat for getting all 3 kids to nap at the same time. The Whine will come later tonight when they fight bedtime tooth and nail.

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  14. Just found your blog after you posted on the HEM Writers group. As for indoor composting, we have worms. They sit in our living room eating our kitchen scraps, and no one knows they're there unless we tell them -- and then they think it's REALLY cool! Kids especially think the worms are the greatest!

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  15. I was too busy to stop by last week, and now I wish I had. Colostomy bag? really?? I barely escaped being the owner of one of those.
    Now I am wondering why Deborah (above) has worms sitting in her living room... at first I thought she was talking about teenagers, but maybe she is being literal?
    My brain hurts (and I don't have a tongue piercing)!

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  16. Yes, I do have real worms in my living room. http://antiquityoaks.blogspot.com/2009/02/im-worm-farmer.html

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  17. I guess my excuse is that it really is so close to Halloween this week...my relief for four flu-ridden children HAS been dipping into the trick-or-treat candy, bad me. Fat me. Just weighed in at 5 lbs. over the last time I checked. Now if I come down with this stupid thing it will only be those five pounds that go. There is no justice.

    We had worms under the sink. Hubby was sick of them and moved them to the storage space above the garage. I think I may have committed wormicide by omission.

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  19. As long as it hasn't frozen in your area, the worms are probably fine. After the library brought mine back, I stuck them in the basement and forgot about them for two months. They were fine.

    Suburban Correspondent, are you asking if the vermicompost stinks? If that's your question, the answer is no. I stuck my nose in there and sniffed and asked others to sniff. All we smell are coffee grounds. If you put the wrong kind of food scraps in there, then they might stink, but that's your fault.

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