Friday, May 6, 2011

My to do list is going to eat me.

At least, that's how it feels.

The shelter is overrun, five more barely weaned kittens were dumped there on Wednesday. They have been moved to a foster home to be socialized and finish with weaning.

Zeva, Emmie, and Petey have been adopted.

The rest of the names have not changed, and only Angel is sick. They think it is a staph infection.

The kittens are growing, and the mamas are growing tired of being in cages with only their babies for company.

Flower delivery Friday and Saturday will be interspersed with kid stuff, errands, and stopping by the house to feed kittens after every run. Talk about complicating matters!

The church was cleaned a day early, for all the good it did, as there were workers arriving as we were leaving, and someone has locked the janitor closet in the kid building and hidden the key where we can't find it. Not a smart move, hiding the janitor closet key from the janitor, but some people just don't have enough upstairs to realize that, i guess. Naturally, no one knows who did it.

Well, either way, it's time to face the weekend, one day at a time.

Today is

Beverage Day -- an internet holiday that encourages you to try a beverage you've never had before

Canadian Tulip Festival -- Ottawa, Ontario (through the 23rd)

Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Dandelion May Fest -- Der Marktplatz, Dover, Ohio (through tomorrow)

Electra Goat BBQ Cook Off -- Electra, Texas (through tomorrow)

Eyvind Kelve -- Norse Calendar (pagan martyr)

Hidirellez -- Turkey (arrival of spring and a religious holiday for the Alevi peoples)

International No Diet Day

Joseph Brackett Day

Kansas Barbed Wire Swap/Sell -- La Crosse, Kansas (held by the Barbed Wire Collectors Association, and no, i'm not making that up!)

Lobster Race Day -- Aiken, South Carolina, US

Martyrs' Day -- Lebanon; Syria

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

National Crepe Suzette Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day

National Student Nurse Day

No Homework Day (So you can have time off to be with mom, right?)

No Pants Day -- International (really! More and more people are going without pants on the first Friday in May, from students to business leaders to respected community leaders; enjoy running around all day in colorful boxers or bloomers, and make sure your boss is okay with it!)

Shepherd's and Herdsman's Day -- Bulgaria

Space Day

Tuba Day

Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margaret marries Anthony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey (the first televised royal wedding), 1960

Birthdays Today:

George Clooney, 1961
Tom Bergeron, 1955
Tony Blair, 1953
Bob Seger, 1945
Willie Mays, 1931
Orson Welles, 1915
Stewart Granger, 1913
Rudolph Valentino, 1895
Gaston Leroux, 1868
Sigmund Freud, 1856
Robert E. Peary, 1856
Maximilian Robespierre, 1758

Today in History:

Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome, which many consider the end of the Renaissance, 1527
Mogol emperor Babur defeats the Afghans and Bengals, 1529
Henry VIII orders that English Bibles be placed in every church, 1536
Louis XIV of France moves his court to Versailles, 1682
The first African-American Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston, 1787
John Deere produces the first steel plow, 1833
James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald, 1835
The Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically frozen ice rink, opens, 1844
Dr John Gorrie patents a "refrigeration machine", 1851
Linus Yale patents the Yale lock, 1851
Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Sioux surrenders to United States troops in Nebraska, 1877
The Eiffel Tower is officially opened to the public at the Universal Exposition in Paris, 1889
George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII, 1910
George Herman "Babe" Ruth, of the Boston Red Sox, slams his first home run, against the New York Yankees, 1915
The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed, 1937
John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Grapes of Wrath, 1940
Bob Hope performs his first USO show, 1941
Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes, 1954
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President Fran├žois Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel, 1994
Chaiten Volcano erupts in Chile, forcing the evacuation of more than 4,500 people, 2008


  1. If to do lists could eat you, my rear would have been hamburger a llooooooooong time ago. One thing at a time... (I keep telling myself that, but sometimes it seems like one thing at a time is IMPOSSIBLE!) :/ Eeep.

    At least you have three down the road to new homes! 5 more, tho. Step forward, step back... again, eep!

    Ok, janitor needs key. Announcement of key missing in church wide announcements? Reward of one free kitten to whoever returns key? :) Oh, guess not. But an announcement might be in order if it doesn't get back soon...

    Beverage I haven't tried. Absinthe? I have heard it makes the heart grow fonder. (HA!) Sorry, the most exciting I got today was Mexican Coca Cola. (Imported, made with cane sugar, not corn syrup. I like the taste better.) Such a wild woman am I...


  2. Mexican Coke is supposed to be much better, the kids get it when they can.

    As for the key, it will probably turn up in the Children's Pastor's office, but she wasn't available to ask.

    One thing at a time is often impossible. If the laundry isn't washing while i'm doing dishes or i'm not reading email while i'm brushing my teeth or something, it doesn't all get done.