Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Coffee and Beignets

It looks like tonight should end up being the night we go out to see Christmas lights in a couple of neighborhoods around here, and then go get coffee or hot chocolate and beignets (pronounced ben-yays). The children look forward to this every year.

Meanwhile, I've taken the kittens in to see the vet about their crusty eyes that weren't getting worse, but weren't getting better, either. They are on a different eye ointment, and Ozzie is dehydrated so he got fluids and will be on an antibiotic.

This is a good thing -- get them over being sick now, so in early January they can all be altered and put up for adoption while they are still small and cute.

Today is:

Beetle Banquet and Badger Ball -- Fairy Calendar

National Date Nut Bread Day

St. Chaeremon's Day

Birthdays Today:

Jordin Sparks, 1989
Maurice Gibb, 1949
Robin Gibb, 1949
Steve Garvey, 1948
Diane Sawyer, 1945
Joe Pyne, 1925
Barbara Billingsley, 1922
Gene Rayburn, 1917
Lady Bird Johnson, 1912

Today in History:

A serious earthquake strikes Innsbruck, 1689
The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies, 1790
Jules Janssen flies in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse, 1870
The first string of Christmas tree lights is created by Thomas Edison, 1882
Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan, 1885
French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated), 1894
Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity, 1956

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like everything is going well in the kitten dept. Between your diligent care and help from the vet, they will be all ready for first of the year adoptions.

    Tonight with the family sounds like an awesome tradition. We rode around enjoying the Christmas lights when I was little and of course, hot chocolate, coffee and pastry is a welcome treat any time!

    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas.