Last night

(NaBloPoMo Day 13)

Today’s NaBloPoMo post is way late – not actually late, but late as in, it’s barely going to be posted before midnight tonight, and that is because I fell further and further down the rabbit hole last night after researching for a post I wanted to make today.

I sat down last night with every intention of blogging about all the concerts coming up and how 2020 is going to be another one of my great musical years (it totally IS!). I was looking at who all would be touring next year, and I kept finding more and more and more bands and artists, and before I knew it, it was late and I was tired from all the excitement and only had the rough beginnings of a post formed.

I went to bed without finishing the post, because I had a double shift today and didn’t want to be dragging throughout its entirety. Instead of getting up and crafting that post and attempting to promote it, I just decided to leave it in my drafts folder until I can give it the attention it deserves.

But look at my small collection of chicken claw ice tongs! Aren’t they just the best? If you follow me on the ‘gram, then you’ve already seen this photo. But for those who don’t, I have a (from left to right) tarnished silver-plate pair, a hammered metal pair, and a smudgy chrome pair I haven’t quite figured out how to properly clean. (Chrome cleaner, duh. but I’m trying to avoid buying chemical cleaners and make my own instead.) I use them with my small collection of West Bend Penguin Hot and Cold Server Ice Buckets:

Not pictured: the one I’ve dubbed my “Live, Laugh, Love Farmhouse” penguin. Dulled chrome, weathered wood, and even a bit of rust on the exterior for good measure. I really need to take a pic of it. I’m not ashamed of it, I swear!


  1. Liz A. says:

    Those are great ice tongs. I’m sure there’s a good non-chemical cleaner recipe somewhere. But I bet it’ll create a whole different rabbit hole internet search.