As I began my biannual ironing this morning......What's that? Don't I iron more than twice a year? Not if I can help it, I don't, but the napkins and placemats are stacking up and must be done. Anyway, I picked up the can of Niagara starch I bought recently. I noticed two things right away: one: the can is a bit too large for arthritic fingers to grip easily and two: the can is so slippery that arthritic hands have a hard time hanging on to it. A word to the wise is sufficient, Niagara; make the cans smaller in diameter or put ridges on them. Okay?
Along those same lines, I'm reminded of this: My mother-in-law had a closet full of very nice towels and washcloths. They had been gifts; lush, thick, thirsty towels from famous designers and they languished in the linen closet instead of being put to use. When I asked her why, her response was that the thick toweling was hard for her small, arthritic hands to hold and she preferred to use older towels and cloths that had been washed many times. They are more pliable - and now that I am experiencing the same thing - I know what she meant. even though I have long fingers and it should be easier for me. Luckily, I have so many towels that belonged to my parents (from the 60's and 70's) that are smaller and thinner, but oh so absorbent and easy to handle. In fact, many of them look new, but still feel flexible. I wish all problems were this easy to solve.
American Idol is back on and I am enjoying the first night. JLO says "yes" to nearly everyone and Harry doesn't say yes often enough, although he may be the best judge of musical talent when it comes down to voice quality. I like this group of judges together, but I wish ABC wouldn't play up the "buddies" thing so early in the season. These three may know each other well - or maybe not (I don't know) - but surely they are not palling around together all the time outside of the show, so I hope they don't try to make it look as though they are. M'kay?
That's all I have tonight... what's bugging you lately?