Capricious with a Chance of Cheeky

Outside, it’s sixty degrees and quite blustery. We slept with our windows cracked and that was some good sleepin. When I woke up, I wanted a sweatshirt, socks, and somethin to eat, but if you can imagine, not a one of those things was in my bed.

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The Mister had set coffee on my nightstand, but unfortunately he’d made weak over-creamed coffee. He’s so butt hurt when I don’t like his coffee. You’d think his coffee would be as strong and reliable as he is, but no. You’d think that’d make him not like my coffee, stands to reason, but he always says he does. Omaword. What if we both hate the other’s coffee and I’m just not nice enough to pretend?

I know this couple He & She and She bitches about He, but He has no complaints about She at all, not in twenty years, and the way I see it that’s another reason to bitch about He. Either He’s not paying attention or He’s lying.

The Mister is also a good liar. I wish he made coffee as well as he lies. It’s probably better that he makes shitty coffee more than he lies.
He makes fab coffee in the press. Would it be rude to tell him to do that always? It would, wouldn’t it?

Besides, it’s the thought that counts.
Like when he thoroughly washed my cast iron skillet. SO helpful. *cries*

Omagod, remember that time Drew cooked frozen chicken nuggets in my pie pan?
If you or someone you know has been victimized by a cookware mishap, call me.

I should always make the coffee. You can do it your way or have it done for you, but you can’t have it done your way.Β — Mottern Household motto #2

Exception: Towel-Folding.
The towels in this house are folded half-half-thirds with the folded side facing out and stacked NEATLY and EVENLY. You can wear your pink hair and your piercings and your mismatched socks and listen to death metal and play violent video games while you eat cheese flavored corn-processed cardboard through your black lipstick, but you will honor your mother and her mother and her mother before her by folding the fucking towels the way I fucking tell you to! Goddamn!

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I give outstanding towel-folding seminars.

Anyway, this weather is phenomenal! I’m gonna make chicken n’ dumplins for dinner and bake a cake. Mmm, cake. I hope The Mister likes them ferrealiously.

Happy Friday Everyone!

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71 Responses to Capricious with a Chance of Cheeky

  1. I’m with you on the towel folding. It’s non-negotiable. I’ve been known to re-fold a whole stack of towels…the right way. πŸ˜‰

    Enjoy the holiday weekend! πŸ™‚

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  2. Ellen Hawley says:

    In Minnesota, people are prone to say, “This is good sleeping weather,” which drove a friend of ours completely insane, although I never did figure out why.

    I’m not sure how she folded her towels.

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  3. meANXIETYme says:

    We’ve got that 60s weather here and I was outside in my tank-top loving it. The dogs wanted to go inside before I did. WTH.

    And YES on the towels. We fold them the same way, as did my mother and her mother before her. Hub can’t fold towels. No really, he’s not allowed…

    LMAO

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    • joey says:

      HAH!

      So glad you’re mistress of towel-folding at your house. It’s comforting to know there’s order in the world.

      Woot this weather! I see it’s not gonna last long, but I’ll enjoy it while I can! πŸ™‚

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  4. Good sleeping weather here to these last nights and last night, too, although I didn’t sleep well at all. Every so often, my brain gets whirling and I just can’t make it stop, so I lie awake for hours. Usually the best thing is to get up and sleep somewhere else, but then my Mister always thinks he was snoring (which he does quite often) or something to keep me awake. This time, just my brain. πŸ™‚

    That coffee issue surfaces with other things, things the “other person” does to be nice, but doesn’t do really well or sometimes does really terribly, but you don’t want to tell them because they’re trying to be nice and maybe it’s better to encourage them, but maybe not? πŸ™‚ One of the conundrums of married life.

    We’ll be by for dinner, which we will like ferrealiously. See you then. πŸ™‚

    janet

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  5. joey says:

    Sorry about your sleep. I used to have so many more nights like that, mostly because of anxiety disorder. Worn earplugs for 18 months now, very helpful for me sleeping with snoring fella. Still, now and again, my brain whirs all night, too.

    You’re right, common conundrum indeed.

    Dinner should be ready by 6:30. Cake and good coffee around 9 πŸ™‚

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  6. scr4pl80 says:

    It’s in the 90’s here and getting hotter. I have no trouble sleeping at all and feel sorry for those who do. Towels – yes and in addition to being folded correctly, they must be stacked with matching sizes, not just jumbled in there. Now that the kids are out of the house it is much easier to keep that sort of thing organized. There are plusses to empty nesting.

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    • joey says:

      Icky! It says we’ll be back to the 80s, even high 80s next week, but for now, it’s loverly πŸ™‚
      I can only imagine what it must be like to open your linen closet and see orderly towels all the time. Must be like… when I lived alone! lol πŸ™‚

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  7. ghostmmnc says:

    All the coffee purists will probably make a face of disgust, but we make our own with the Keurig coffee maker. We buy whatever strength we want, and all is good…for us, anyway. … I mostly fold towlels, and am not fussy, just so they get put away. … Your supper sounds great! We’re just having left over home made stew and cornbread which I’d made yesterday. πŸ™‚

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  8. I’m so distraught about your cast iron. I always folded towels that way too, but then I cram them into the cupboard and am not above using my foot to get the door shut.

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  9. Yeah, inwardly I cringe when I hear hubby making my brew in the morning. A rare event, thank god, for he also makes it weak and over-creamed. Other than that, we don’t have strong preferences for how things are done in the domestic arts department.

    I will share this memory that I recall every time I hang the socks on the line. I was visiting a friend and offered to hang her wash. She had a minor meltdown because I hung the socks by the cuff with the clothes peg snaring both sides of the sock, as opposed to one, leaving the other side to hang open. I was happy to accommodate her, but things were never the same between us afterward.

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    • joey says:

      Oh my. Well then you know how nice it is to have yer fella hand you a cuppa and then how sad it is when you sip it and it’s like, half a real coffee. :/ Everyone should have such terrible relationship problems like us πŸ˜‰

      That’s really weird about the wash meltdown. Does she prefer spiders in her hosiery?
      Things were never the same? That’s petty.
      My bestie is a laundry goddess and I am not nearly as fussy as she, so I don’t help her with hers, but she can help with mine πŸ™‚

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  10. “the way I see it that’s another reason to bitch about He. Either He’s not paying attention or He’s lying.” Unfortunately, a). But it covers a multitude of sins, so, while I’ve mentioned it once or twice in 42 years, I don’t make a big deal about it. He might start noticin’.

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  11. It’s super hot here today, but I’d be freezing in 60 degrees so I’ll take the heat.

    I fold my towels the same way, but no one…no one else folds towels in our house but me. Sigh.

    He-Man can make my tea the way I like it, but it’s dead simple right, boil water throw in a tea bag, 1 teaspoon of sugar and dollop of milk.

    Loved the poster, and thanks for the snippet! πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      Deborah, we are all so excited to have cold ears and hands, to wear hoodies, to drink the hot cuppas and feel the wind! It will be back up in the 80s they say, but this is much better for my family, this cool πŸ™‚
      I’m so sorry you’re the only person who folds towels at your house. That is sad. At least your fella has your tea down!

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  12. loisajay says:

    Oh dear. I do third-third-third lengthwise. then half and half again. Rounded side stacks out. TP goes over the top, never out from behind….there’s a pun in there. Gross, but there…..

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  13. Laura says:

    omg, I’m actually snorting with laughter. Butt hurt. I haven’t heard that one in SO long and it’s the perfect description sometimes. I’m guessing the Mister doesn’t get upset when you throw that out there (along with the shitty coffee review) which cracks me up. I’m wondering how long it’ll take my hubby to realize some things just have to be said. And yes, to the entire world.
    Is Obsessive Blogging Blurting a thing?

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    • joey says:

      I assume everyone has these petty annoyances with someone in their own lives. He’s a good sport. I make fun of me way more than I make fun of him πŸ™‚ When he makes good coffee I DO GO ON ABOUT IT!
      I’m glad I gave you the snorts.

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  14. Erika says:

    Your towel folding method makes me ❀ you even more. Why can't the other get on board with this?!

    My husband has banned me from touching his cast iron skillets. My soaking one of the cast iron skillets with Dawn soap for a couple hours and then scrubbing it with a steel wool pad thingy about made him lose his shit.

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    • joey says:

      OH NO. You must never touch anyone’s cast iron ever again. I hope you’ve learned your lesson.
      Teach the children how to fold towels, E. Demand perfection. πŸ˜‰ Or, pick your own thing. Wire hangers, perhaps. LOL
      OMG, are you too young to know about wire hangers?

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  15. It’s 50 degrees here, and yesterday I wore a tank top with a sweatshirt over it…I covered all the bases and was so happy. Sleeping weather, for sure. I was smiling at your towel folding. I once had a job interview where I used my linen closet as an example of how overly organized I was, by nature. I separated the towels by the colors of our previous bathrooms, which were all different. I got the job.
    p.s. Maybe we can talk about folding those fitted sheets sometime…I’m the only one in the house who can, in spite of years of instruction.

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    • joey says:

      The weather was sublime! I dressed same as you!

      Wonderful your organization skills are top-notch! πŸ˜€

      I can fold the fitteds properly, but I don’t. I only keep a spare set of sheets for my nephew, and they’re those tee-shirt ones, so I store them in his pillowcase, sorta his own lil bag of bedding πŸ™‚ When we get new sheets, I donate the fitted and keep the flats for quilting. I think the last time I did the fitted folding was with my mother, and I think I still had kids in diapers then, or maybe just sippy cups. It’s been a long time. My mother presses her sheets. I don’t do that, either.

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  16. Benson says:

    Yesterday was beautiful. I love the sun and all but sometimes you just need a twilight day. Especially a blustery day. Nice to know someone else uses that word. I love the wind, as long as it doesn’t blow down trees. I almost e-mailed you to wish you a Happy Friday but after I finished my stuff I got side tracked by more stuff. Happy Friday. I made chicken and dumplings Friday night also. Such a comforting meal. Like a hug from your Mom. What a woman. He washes your cast iron and you didn’t leave him. When I scoop the coffee I tend to make it strong. Now with pods it is the same every time. It is suppose to be up to 90 by Monday so enjoy the nip while we have it.

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    • joey says:

      YES! Blustery twilight days are my FAVORITE! Well said. People are always wishing me sunshine and they mean well, but yesterday was perfection πŸ™‚ 90 can fuck right off!
      It’s uncanny you made chicken n’ dumplins yesterday, too. Great day for it!
      Forgiveness and bacon grease went a long way to heal that cast iron skillet πŸ˜‰

      I hope you have a great weekend!

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  17. HAHA! I like a woman with standards!
    The chicken and dumplings sound delicious, I am sure the Mister will lobe them πŸ™‚

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  18. Towels, no problem. Bras and fitted sheets, that’s where it gets ugly…

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  19. April says:

    Sleeping weather….won’t see that until maybe November, if we’re lucky. My husband gets up way before I do. He isn’t a coffee drinker and has never made a cup for me. You know those flip/fold devices–Sheldon Cooper uses them on The Big Bang Theory. I use that to fold my laundry. It works out that I get three rows of towels perfectly folded. Works great for the hubby’s t-shirts. I can get them all stacked neat.The only problem I have had with cooking utensils my my kids using forks and such on my non-stick pans.

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    • joey says:

      Funny you mention that — I feel like I’ve told Moo 120 times to use plastic in the two little teflon pieces and I bet I’ll tell her 120 more times. Sadly, those pans are actually just for the kids, to heat soup or oatmeal or whatever. Do they really want to eat non-stick coating? Bleh. :/
      I love that you use the flip n’ fold! πŸ™‚

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  20. Funny as always.
    I relate to your towels πŸ™‚
    I’m not as obsessed as my mother who irons EVERYTHING, but freshly washed, nicely folded towels give me a sense of calm.
    I’m the coffee maker at home. In fact I am since college when people started to crowd my campus room for a cup of Java. I had no clue that my coffee was that good. Guess I’m a natural πŸ™‚
    Cool, crisp weather is also a lovely gift that not so many are enjoying now. So you’re kind to be grateful for the gift.
    And those chicken dumplings taste fabulous.

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  21. marianallen says:

    Send chicken ‘n’ dumplins and cake. I’ll wait at the door for ’em. Bath towels are half-half-half. Kitchen towels are half-thirds. ‘Cause that’s how they fit, not for ideological reasons.

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    • joey says:

      Word. I’ve given up bothering with the kitchen towels and napkins — I say fold them however, so long as they fit!
      I am afraid the dumplins are gone now. AND, our evening took an unexpected, but pleasant turn, so I didn’t make the cake yet. Eggs and butter are on the counter waiting.

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  22. JoAnna says:

    This made me lol x 3. πŸ™‚ I am not a neat freak. I have lots of clutter and dog hair in my house. But I totally understand about towels. I fold the bath towels in my house, because I have to first wash my hands and air dry them, after I’ve already opened the dryer. (Same with my underwear which is always washed after the towels.) Then I fold the towels in half lengthwise and then in thirds. Folded side faces out. My husband understands this. I told him early on I’m peculiar about the bath towels. He said no, you’re just particular. How sweet. But I still fold them. I swear I’m not like this about anything else. Just bath towels and underwear. And how to hang the toilet paper.

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    • joey says:

      I’m glad you LOLed. I am sometimes accused of being a neat freak, but not by actual neat freaks and so I know I’m not one. I do like things just so. It’s an anxiety thing.

      I’m laughing at your folding of undies, only because I do not fold mine, and I remember once, years ago, I was sick and my husband folded all my panties, all in these tiny little rectangles like hankies, and I was all “AWWWWW! These are so cute I don’t even wanna open them!” πŸ˜€

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  23. JT Twissel says:

    It’s going to be 106 out here today – yesterday was 110. No AC. Today I’m not going near an oven!

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  24. Dan Antion says:

    “…chicken n’ dumplins for dinner and bake a cake” Mmmmmm Cake, indeed. Me and the Mrs like our coffee pretty much the same way. That makes life easy. The cast iron skillet cleaning incident must live in the hall of honor. I’d share that with the Mrs, but she might hit me in a show of support of you.

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  25. What is it with towels? I have no housework/cleaning skills. Zilch! But when someone came to clean for us I about came unglued when I saw how she folded towels. She does it the right way now and I can sleep at night!

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  26. Completely relate to this post! Completely! It’s scary how completely I relate to this post!

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  28. I feel a little better about the fact that I’m so particular. πŸ˜‰ I want my towels folded a certain way and I like when the silverware is put back in the drawer divider in the order I’ve placed it for the past 20 years. My dresser drawers are somewhat shallow so now I hang all my pants and jeans, but I remember being mortified many, many years ago when the hubby folded my jeans with a crease. I’m lucky that he makes good coffee πŸ™‚

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  29. Joanne Sisco says:

    Just don’t mess with my coffee. Hot, strong, and fresh. I have a 20 minute rule. If the coffee was made 20 or more minutes ago, I’d like a fresh pot, thank you very much. After numerous ‘discussions’ on this point, Husband has now simply resigned himself to that fact … although sometimes I think he lies to me about the coffee’s vintage. He thinks I don’t notice. I do.

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  30. We have good sleeping weather, too. And towel-folding is non-negotiable.

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  31. Coffee is a serious topic at our house. We both brew it exactly the same way so neither complains. Then we adjust accordingly. And, I LOVE “You can do it your way or have it done for you, but you can’t have it done your way. β€” Mottern Household motto #2” πŸ™‚

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  32. Matt Roberts says:

    Do you do the flat dumplings or the drop dumplings? Have we had this discussion before? Regardless, I don’t have chicken n dumplings nearly enough in my life to satisfy me. And for the last ten years, I’ve probably only had it once or twice, and that’s not enough for me to have in a month. I need it a lot. Maybe that’s why my life is spiraling out of control.

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    • joey says:

      LOL
      Drop dumplings. I think flat ones are yummy, but I ain’t all about that rollin, when drop is so quick and tasty.
      Shall I make dumplins when y’all come? All savory and doughy and stuff? I make them probably 10 times a year.

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      • Matt Roberts says:

        Well I’ll tell you, I can’t possibly love you any more than I do, so if you go that route, I can promise the love, but I can’t promise that it’ll be any more than normal, because it’s already maxed out. I wouldn’t want you to bother with all that, but if you do, I won’t be angry lol. I love the drop dumplings! That’s how my grandma made them, and they’re amazing. Jen does the flat ones and I don’t know what’s wrong with her, but those are just too much effort for inferior dumpling quality.

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