Sunday, February 15, 2009

Families!

They’ve only been here a few hours and the digital is fixed, likewise the recorder, my profile photo has been back dated and my updated MS has been copied onto a blue flashy thing. What would we do without them? I, in my turn, am examining sell-by dates on preserves etc and throwing out the ones that don’t qualify. Not a word to MTL;)

19 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

Just don't accidentally stand on the blue flashy thing :)

Queenie said...

What is it about men and sell-by dates? The Paramour thinks they're irrelevant at best and invented by a capitalist conspiracy at worst. That's when he notices them at all.

PI said...

Kim: thanks for that. Not!

john.g. said...

Love the new photo! x

savannah said...

lovely photo, sugar! xoxo

PI said...

John.g: bet it reminds you of your Mum.

Savannah: thank you - and taken just the other day;)

PI said...

Queenie: I still found apple sauce on the table which I know had not been opened but was that popular year in this house - 2004. The crafty so and so didn't know what had happened to the lid (with the date on.) It's safely in the bin now but he did eat some. And he's a chemist!

Frugal Trenches said...

Fancy sending them here??

Nea said...

We have army rations in this household that should have been eaten in the eighties and he still swears that there's nothing wrong with them.

I let him eat first and if he's still upright after 5 mins I dig in too.

Waste not want not, as Gt Grandma used to say.

Most of these old rations consist of bars of dark chocolate, so don't feel too sorry for me.

PI said...

Frugal: I think it helps if you are a dotty old grandma.

Nea: in the bad old days of sweet rationing I remember eating chocolate with a film of mildew - another way of taking penicillin I suppose.

Ché l'écossais said...

Sell-by dates are irrelevant at best, and anyway, it's just a capitalist conspiracy to get us to consume more.

kenju said...

My daughter goes through my refrigerator and pantry every time she comes home and tosses out everything with even an approaching past-due date. I'm likely to eat it if it was outdated by 4 years! Just last week I took a pill I had been saving for 8 years.LOL

PI said...

Che: you are of the same mind as Queenie's Paramour;)

Judy: it seems the younger they are - the more concerned. And wartime made us much less fussy.

MarmiteToasty said...

We dont take no notice of sell by dates in this house LOL.....

Its not until ya open a jar and its slightly furry that you need to rethink LOL

x

Deb said...

Gorgeous photo Pat.
I met with my mother yesterday as she'd been saving a few tasks for me to assist with: Getting a new mobile phone (yes mum, they come with colour screens now), a CD player for the car (yes mum, you can still listen to the ABC on the AM frequency) and a new MP3 player (yes mum, I can load the songs on for you).
At the same time, it goes both ways - where would I be without my mum to teach me how to make a great apple crumble, or my nan to teach me how to crochet? I guess we all have our strengths :-)

rosneath said...

love the new pic! Very elegant.

I have stuff in my cupboard from LOML's mother and she died in 1990!

Even LOML accepts those things could go!

belleek

rosneath said...

did you get my last? Blogger said I wasn't signed in but then it said I was?! delete this if all OK!

rashbre said...

yes - great picture.

I smiled when I saw the piece about the technology refresh when 'family' arrive.

I'm often the one who gets enlisted to fix things like that, but I must admit I probably have some out of date jam or mustard stashed away somewhere.

PI said...

Marmite Toasty: one of my old nursing friends - an ex theatre sister - insists the white furry stuff is just penicillin, and therefore no harm.

Deb: thank you. Lucky Mum! I still haven't graduated to an MP3 player. But my lemon chicken goes down a treat.

Belleek: as you see I have two comments so maybe all is well. It's maddening when that happens
I imagine some evil goblin trying to wind everybody up.

Rashbre: it must be a nice feeling to know you can solve other's problems - especially if they are family.