1. For a few days I was having trouble putting up posts because the post editor kept freezing up. A friend recommended that I fix the glitch by “cleaning my browser cache.”I had no idea what that meant, but because the problem was urgent, I learned how to clean a cache. And I discovered that I like to clean caches. For one thing, cache-cleaning is a cleaner type of cleaning that the usual cleaning. It doesn’t involve contact with dog hair, mold, semi-digested food, mildew, soiled diapers, or ring-around-the-collar. I also like cache-cleaning because talking about it makes me feel important.
“Mommy, can I have lunch?” “Sure, sweetie, after I clean the browser cache.”
“Hey, Mom, Mary’s teacher is on the phone.” “I can’t talk now; I’m cleaning the browser cache.”
“Hon, did you take Johnny in for his flu shot?” “No, I was busy cleaning the browser cache.”
(By the way, readers, if I don’t post for awhile, it’s because I’m cleaning my browser cache.)
2. I am really excited about this success: I won the “Best Evaluator” award at last night’s Toastmasters meeting! I white-knuckled my way through an impromptu critique of a fellow Toastmaster’s speech, and I managed to do it without faltering. The most amazing thing is that, according to the group, I didn’t appear nervous. But there was one awkward moment: When I was announced as Best Evaluator, I was so excited that I thoughtlessly clapped for myself. Embarrassing.
3. This week I was especially creative in using leftovers. (Our present car issue is one reason that I’m looking to save on food bills; see my “A Farewell to Thomas” post.) My most successful effort involved mixing leftover lentil stew with cooked ground beef, adding seasonings and cheese, and serving it forth as a Mexican casserole. Even my avowed bean-hating son Ben didn’t notice the lentils, which were the secret ingredient that transformed the casserole from a “serves 4” dish into a meal for the whole family.
I wonder which success is bigger: Saving cash or cleaning cache?