Sunday, December 27, 2015

Time to Embrace My Inner Curmudgeon

Christmas in the rear view mirror is a beautiful sight.   To me, anyway.  These are the highlights I remember - a stopped up sink disposal and a darling fat mouse.  Dead mouse now.


My Christmas carrots can claim the credit for jamming the disposal. 

So, here's the family picture - Christmas eve, in the family homestead.  I in cap and scarf.  My siblings include one wife with husband, one husband with wife. A capped sister rounds it out.  That man in the middle, that patriarch I suppose, has a twinkle in his eyes, a twinkle we never thought we'd know.  It's thanks to a damsel at his new home, and not to family.  "Hey, Good lookin'.  What ya got cookin'?" she croons when she sees him coming.  "I got a hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill.  And I know a spot right over the hill. There's soda pop and the dancin's free.  So if you wanna have fun, come along with me."  he replies.

I could learn a thing or two from this man.

Hey good lookin! What ya got cookin?  I got a new set of shelves in my room downstairs.  They're pretty and white.   I know a spot in that corner for you and for me.  There's books, birds, dishes, and besides, it's free.  If you wanna have fun, come along with me.


But if you wanna come visit, you must turn around to see.   Besides my good lookin' corner, is the rest yet to be.  That mess is my basement; that mess is like me.  If you can call this visit fun, why then.  Please come along with me. 


Warning: In 2016 my curmudgeon comes out.

10 comments:

  1. My parents used to sing that Cole Porter song all the time! I think it became a pick up line in the 1940s. LOL

    You are a brave person to post a photo of your basement. I should take some before photos of the room I'm going to redo in January. Your shelves look like a fun place to play.

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    1. Early forties - yes, that's when my parents were courting. Rolling Stones provided my courting songs.

      Do take a before photo of the room you're going to redo! Though I've never taken one, until now, it's kind of cathartic to post it LOL

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  2. HAH! Join the Curmudgeon club! New members joining all the time. :-)
    Sounds like Daddy is having more fun than you are!
    "Hey, hey Good Lookin'. Whatcha got cooking? How's about cooking something up with me? Hey, Hey, Sweet Baby, won'tcha say maybe? We can find us a brand new recipe." My folks sang it all the time. 1940's--yep.

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    1. The Curmudgeon Club? Do curmudgeons even JOIN clubs? And be friends? In the past, I have found pals in the Pity Party Club and then the other side of the coin, the Stoic Club. The Curmudgeon Club... Here I come!!

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  3. YES! A curmudgeon club for 2016!! Let me in!???? Should we all pick a day and show our MESSY area(s) and then do an AFTER shot 30 days (or more) later???

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  4. Hi Sis, Love the picture, and your carrot dish was delicious. I used your picture and cropped it to Dad and me for my facebook profile picture. I hope you approve!

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    1. I do approve! This picture warms my heart!!

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  5. Oh man! I cleaned and organized my pantry (with a few bags of things to donate to the food bank) but forgot to take before photos. So I won't take after photos. Pretty awesome, I must say. Now for the garage ....

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