Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gratitude Week -- Wednesday

Today, i am more grateful that i can say for my Sweetie.

Yes, we've had our moments. No, we, and our relationship are far from perfect.

This past Monday, a friend i hadn't seen in a while, was murdered by her husband, who then killed himself.

They had 4 sons, early teens to early 20's.

He had always been abusive, although he usually managed to keep it hidden from church people. It came out in streaks or small things, though, and i always thought he was a jerk with a temper problem and wondered how such a sweet, lovely woman as she was had ended up with him.

My husband may not be the absolute best person on the planet, but neither am i, for certain. He would never raise a hand against me or the children. He is a good man, and i am thankful for all he has done for us, faithfully working even when it's hard, and loving us even when we don't always behave in a very lovable way.

Thank you, Sweetie, for being you.


Today is:

Can You Find Your Old Rubik's Cube and Still Work It Day -- internet generated, and why would you bother?

Dr. Who Day -- the show premiered today in 1963

Eat A Cranberry Day -- just to see why you add sugar, i guess

Feast of Qawl -- Baha'i

Fibonacci Day -- celebrating the mathematical Fibonacci Series

Hadakambo Festival -- Hofu, Japan (men dressed only in loincloths brave the cold carrying floats to the shrine)

Kinro Kansha no Hi -- Japan (Labour Day Thanksgiving, when people express gratitude to each other for their work through the year)

National Cashew Day -- some sites list it on the 22nd, i'm celebrating both as i love cashews

National Espresso Day

National Family Caregivers' Day -- US

Repudiation Day -- Maryland, US

Rudolf Maister Day -- Slovenia

Scottish International Badnimton Championship -- Glasgow, Scotland (through the 27th)

St. Clement's Day (Patron of blacksmiths, hatters, stonecutters, tanners; inventor of felt)

St. Columban's Day (Patron against depression, floods)

St. Felicity's Day

St. George's Day (Patron of Georgia, where this is the national holiday of Giorgoba)

Tie One On Day -- an apron! on US Thanksgiving eve, write a note of encouragement or prayer, tuck it in the pocket of an apron, and wrap the apron around a good home or bakery made loaf of bread, then deliver it to someone who needs a kind gesture


Birthdays Today:

Miley Cyrus, 1992
Salli Richardson, 1967
Bruce Hornsby, 1954
Johnny Mandel, 1925
Harpo Marx, 1888
Boris Karloff, 1887
Billy the Kidd (William H. Bonney), 1859
Franklin Pierce, 1804


Today in History:

Thespis of Icaria becomes the first actor to portray a character onstage, BC534
Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III, 800
Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile. 1248
Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published, 1644
People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax, 1765
Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine, 1835
Patent granted for a process of making color photographs, 1863
The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco, 1889
King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir, 1890
Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars, 1897
Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love, 1897
Enrico Caruso makes his US debut at the Metropolitan Opera House, NY in "Rigoletto", 1903
Wright Brothers forms million dollar corporation to manufacture airplanes, 1909
Life Magazine publishes its first issue, 1936
The Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia, 1955
The BBC broadcasts the first ever episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is the world's longest running science fiction drama, 1963
Representatives of the People's Republic of China attend the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, for the first time, 1971
A series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people, 1980
The first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek, 1990
Convention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary, 2001
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African country, 2005

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