Patsy Porco

Little Pleasures

In Humor on September 8, 2013 at 12:22 am

“What are you making?” my husband asked hopefully from the family room. I was in the kitchen and he and our son were sprawled on sofas watching football on TV.

“I’m not making anything,” I responded. “I’m filling our new canisters with flour and sugar. I’ve finally found canisters that are the same size. For some inexplicable reason, when you buy a set of four canisters, there’s only one big one and you have to decide whether to use it for the flour or the sugar. Then you have a half bag of flour or sugar left over and nowhere to put it. This is so exciting!”

“Wow,” said my husband. “It doesn’t take much to make you happy.”

“It’s not just that I can fit all of the sugar and flour into them. They’re also the coolest canisters I’ve ever seen.”

“Uh huh,” my husband responded, clearly losing interest.

I lifted the filled containers and carried them into the family room.Canisters

My husband looked up. “Wow, they are cool.”

“And you laughed at me when I called them that,” I said.

“I was picturing something else. But, you’re right; they’re great. How can you tell which is the sugar and which is the flour, though?”

“Well, I’m going to look through the glass. But you can feel free to label them,” I said. I didn’t get a response. My husband was back to watching football.

I thought about his question as I returned to the kitchen. Maybe labeling them was a good idea. Flour and sugar do look a lot alike at first glance.

I opened the junk drawer to find a Sharpie. I don’t want flour in my cereal tomorrow.

  1. I have poured coffee on my cereal a few times. It wasn’t labeled.

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