Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This afternoon something happened that is a true rarity. Only once in a blue moon will you see this "Na oseli" (on the campgrounds). I was in my "spasta" zone, starting to boil water for the spaghetti when I heard it. Then I saw it. Breathtaking. Literally. The garbage truck came!!
See, it's not like we put out the trash every Tuesday and Friday. The company needs to be called to come out and it costs an arm and a leg. So when the dumpsters are overflowing, and perhaps even the racoons have feasted on our detrius, it's time to call the garbage man! And I watched it all unfold out the kitchen window. And when I say detrius, there is tons of it as we use all styrofoam or plastic stuff-plates, cups, napkins, forks, knives, spoons, bowls. In my day, I remember eating on china and using real silverware. You guys remember that, right? I guess you either throw stuff out and make garbage or have to use hot water to wash it all. It's bad enough dealing with the dirty leftovers of the tabory. I'd hate to have to go through 160 sets of dinnerware.

I thought I'd share this photo with you. These are all the notes I accumulated for the stuff that has to go out to the older kids.
You write the caption!!


  1. Oh,I recognize it! That's my to-do list when the OCD kicks into high gear. I'll bet "Wopner at 10" is somewhere on there.

  2. I thought those were your crib notes for your high school chemistry final!

  3. Actually I remember when we used solid plastic plates, brown plastic cups, and silverware for meals during novatstvo. I'm actually trying to figure out how to justify the cost of putting in a steam cleaning system to clean the plates and tableware between meals instead of using all those styrofoam, and throwing them out.

  4. Yes, it is all something to think about. I'd like to make a correction- the word is spelled
    "detritus". Thank you, spelling guru!!