Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happiness Is...

Happiness is a new inspection sticker! Or, as we call it around here, a brake tag.

For many years, with our old vehicles, we have had to sweat out every inspection, sometimes having to get repairs in advance just to make sure. It was nice to be able to just take a minute, run up to where Kid Next Door, who mows our lawn, works at an inspection place, and just get it done.

Happiness is lots of books gone!

The Friends of the Library are 12 boxes of books richer, as we made a run there yesterday with a donation. We are keeping best loved books, and letting the library store the rest of them for us.

Happiness is Sweetie's back feeling better!

He stayed home a day, and went back not feeling so great because there was just so much to do. Now he's not hurting any more, which is a good thing.

Happiness is having someone to take care of the cats while we are gone!

Sue has agreed to do it. It will only be our 5 cats, and will be easier because...

Happiness is an automatic cat box and cat waterer!

There was an automatic box and the waterer donated to the shelter, and they had been sitting around for weeks with a note saying, "For anyone who wants it." Well, after 4 weeks, i figure i've given everyone else a chance, and i took them.

Anybody else have something making them happy today?

Today is:

Ayyam-i-Ha (Intercalary Days) -- Baha'i, through March 1

Dance of the Known Places -- Fairy Calendar

Day of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

For Pete's Sake Day

International Sword Swallower's Day

Katsuyama Sagichosai -- Katsuyama, Fukui Prefecture, Japan (music fest and burning of the new year decorations)

Levi Strauss Day

Liberation Day -- Kuwait

National Personal Chef's Day (Heaven knows we all have one of those!)

National Pistachio Day - what a nutty day!

Rooks Nesting Day -- England (traditional date on Julian Calendar Feb. 14)

Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen Tournament -- Japan; snowball fighting (yukigassen) at its best, through tomorrow

St. Alexander's Day

St. Porphyrius' Day

Swamp Cabbage Festival -- LaBelle, Florida, through tomorrow

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Birthdays Today:

Erykah Badu, 1972
Mark Dacascos, 1964
Michael Bolton, 1953
Johnny Cash, 1932
Fats Domino, 1928
Betty Hutton, 1921
Tony Randall, 1920
Jackie Gleason, 1916
Margaret Leighton, 1922
Tex Avery, 1908
Madeleine Carroll, 1906
William Frawley, 1887
Herbert Henry Dow, 1866
John Harvey Kellogg, 1852
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, 1846
Levi Strauss, 1829
Victor Hugo, 1802

Today in History:

Origin of the Epoch of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era, BC747
An earthquake in Lisbon leaves 20,000-30,000 dead, 1531
Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down, 1794
The Bank of England issues its first banknotes, 1797
Vice-admiral William Bligh ends the siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad, 1804
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba, 1815
In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public, 1870
HMS Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1914
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York, 1917
Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom, 1935
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb, 1952
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952
National Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation, 1970
Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations, 1980
The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections, 1990
On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait, 1991
In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand, 1993
Mount Hekla in Iceland erupts, 2000
Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004


  1. So glad good things are happening.

  2. Oh, yes, Mimi! I'm feeling better today, in general, the weather is gorgeous, so I'm happy!

    Yay for the easy brake tag, the donated books, your sweetie's better back, someone great to take care of your babies, and the auto box and waterer!

    Your cup runneth over today. I'm so happy for you, too!

  3. That is all most excellent, Mimi! I am so happy that things are going your way!

    I know that it must have given you a sense of relief and release to let the library store those books for you. They still exist, you can still read them, but they are not weighing you down, and this way other people can read them too!

    I am glad that your car is doing well. Our inspection sticker goes out in March, so I'll be doing the same thing in a few days.

    Hooray for pet-sitters and automatic tenders!

    And definitely hooray for your Sweetie's back being better. It's awful to watch a loved one struggle with back pain, so I am truly glad he is on the mend.

    Something that makes me happy today is that we just paid off another hospital creditor. Also, we are going to be spending the day with friends.

  4. Thanks, Leah, PonyGirl, and Jokamo!

    Congrats, Jokamo, on getting the bill paid off. One at a time, attach them, and they will go.

  5. That's a lot of happiness! I'm glad :)

    (And getting rid of 12 boxes of boxes? Amazing!)