Monday, February 14, 2011

Sole Food, and Good Things

Stuffed sole for dinner, along with an Italian style soup and browned sausage and every leftover in the fridge. The Mouth is great for getting rid of leftovers.

Sweetie decided he wanted his fish warmer than it was, and popped his plate in the microwave. He overdid it, unfortunately, and came to me with a frown. "The microwave fried my sole!" he cried, and we both laughed. Well, maybe you had to be there.

Good things! Fuzz and Hummingbird did get adopted this weekend! Fuzz went to the same family that adopted Cosmo a little bit back. Hummingbird went to a couple who wanted a sweet cat that was young enough to get used to a dog, and would be good with the grandkids.

Their adoptions opened a space in the adoption center at the pet store, so Mike is there now. He was the oldest kitten we had, and the ringleader. Loving, loud purr, into everything. The smaller kittens followed him around and did what he did. Any time we needed him, all i had to do was open the closet he wasn't allowed into, and he would come running to slip in. He's a character, and i hope he gets a home that is not here.

Another good thing. Delivery driving for Valentine's Day for a florist. With the exception of one lady whose flowers were sent by an ex she really didn't want to contact again, it's been a very positive thing in the past. People are happy to be getting flowers.

Depending on how it goes, there might be a few delivery related adventures to report tomorrow.

Today is:

Bird Mating Season begins

Clean out Your Computer Day

Feast of Vali -- Norse Calendar (archer god, a celebration of family)

Ferris Wheel Day (see Birthdays if you want to know why)

Fjortende Februar -- Denmark (Danish lovers send each other snowdrop flowers.)

International Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day

League of Women Voter's Day -- US

Library Lover's Day

National Call In Single Day (What a lot of men who feel pressured to be romantic on this day wish they could do, I'm sure!)

National Cardiovascular Technologists Recognition Day

National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

National Have a Heart Day

National Organ Donor Day

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

National Women's Heart Day

Quirky Alone Day

Race Relations Day

Read to Your Child Day

Sts. Cyril & Methodius' Day (patrons of Czechoslovakia, Europe, the Slavs)

Trifon Zarezan -- Bulgaria (Viticulturists' Day)

Valentine's Day

Anniversaries Today:

Oregon becomes the 33rd US state, 1859
Arizona becomes the 48th US state, 1912

Birthdays Today:

Drew Bledsoe, 1972
Meg Tilly, 1960
Gregory Hines, 1946
Carl Bernstein, 1944
Michael Bloomberg, 1942
Florence Henderson, 1934
Vic Morrow, 1932
Hugh Downs, 1921
Mel Allen, 1913
Jimmy Hoffa, 1913
Jack Benny, 1894
George Washington Gale Ferris,Jr., 1859
Frederick Douglass, 1817

Today in History:

The annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg make the first known mention of Lithuania, 1009
Approximately 2,000 Jews are burned to death by mobs or forcibly removed from the city of Strasbourg, 1349
Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases the Jews out of Vienna, 1670
The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones, 1778
James Cook is killed by Native Hawaiians near Kealakekua on the Island of Hawaii, 1779
John Jervis and Horatio Nelson lead the British Royal Navy to victory over a Spanish fleet in action near Gibraltar, 1797
The apple parer is patented by Moses Coats of Downington, Pennsylvania, 1803
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of the US Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void, 1803
The original Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is formed in Kirtland, Ohio, 1835
In New York City, James Knox Polk becomes the first serving President of the United States to have his photograph taken, 1849
A.G. Bell and Elisha Gray both apply for a patent for a telephone; Bell first by only 2 hours, and is ruled the rightful inventor, 1876
The first trainload of California grown fruit, oranges, leaves L.A. for the east,1889
Voting machines are approved by the U.S. Congress for use in federal elections, 1899
The Soviet Union adopts the Gregorian calendar, 1918
The League of Women Voters is founded in Chicago, Illinois, 1920
The Bank of England is nationalized, 1946
ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, is unveiled, 1946
The Knesset (Israeli parliament) convenes for the first time, 1949
Element 103, Lawrencium, is first synthesized at the University of California, 1961
The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit, 1989


  1. Mimi - the modern-day Cupid - or - at the very least,

    Cupid's delivery angel!!

    SO great to hear about the adoptions! I also hope Mike gets the great home he deserves. I can just picture him from your description.

    Fried sole!! LOL! I love a great pun.

    Happy Valentine's Day, Mimi!

  2. I am so happy that there were some adoptions! I am also glad that you got some work, and that there's a possibility of future work. I hope that you have had a happy Valentine's Day. You deserve a good day!