Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Is it really Tuesday?

That was my first thought.

Yes, it really was Tuesday.  Script and Ninja went to the airport from their hotels very early, and only WSS was still here.  She wanted to explore on her own.

That morning saw the dishes and laundry piled, every litter box needing cleaning, leftover gumbo and cake and cold drinks cramming the fridge, and only one serving of kitten formula left in the house.  First things first, kitten milk.  You can't work with kittens screaming for food and climbing your legs.  The trip took a bit longer than it should have from the accident on the interstate, but i was blessed with two back roads no one else had thought of using and made it around the mess.

While WSS enjoyed her time out and about, i puttered around, got kids to school, laundry done, leftovers frozen, dishes washed (multiple times), ironing, dinner, litter boxes, and the computer restarted about 10X.  Ol' Bessy was being as cranky as Kida having an asthma attack.

It turned out that WSS got to see and learn a lot while she was out, and had a great time doing some things i wish i had thought to do with everyone else.  Maybe next time, if there is a next time.

Scratch that.  Whether i have to travel, or host here myself every year, there will be a next time.

Today is:

Black Walnut Festival -- Stockton, MO, US (tours of the world's largest black walnut processing plant, plus parade, crafts, carnival and entertainment; through Saturday)

Bureflux -- Discordian Calendar

Cobweb Pie Making Day -- Fairy Calendar

Davidson Fellowship Scholarship Award Reception -- Washington, D.C., US (students under 18 who have completed prodigious works in science, mathematics, technology, music, literature, philosophy, or "outside the box" are made Davidson Fellows and given large scholarships for college)

Dia de la Bandera Nacional -- Ecuador (Day of the National Flag)

Dominion Day -- New Zealand (trad.)

European Day of Languages -- European Union

Festival of Venus Genetrix -- Ancient Roman Calendar

International Tool Day -- internet generated, now gladly embraced by toolmakers

Johnny Appleseed Day

National Pancake Day

National Women's Health and Fitness Day --

Old Holy Rood Day -- OS calendar (the day blackberries become unsafe for picking) related observance
     Mid-Autumn Day -- Scottish Highlands (traditional; considered the day harts begin to mate and a weather prognostication day)

Search for Your Baseball Cards Again Day -- on lots of trivia sites; recommended because you never know

September Revolution Day -- Yemen

Sts. Cosmas and Damian's Day (Patrons of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, barbers, blind people, chemical industry/manufacturers, doctors/physicians/surgeons, hairdressers, midwives, people with hernias; Alberobello, Italy; Ossimo, Italy; against blindness and pestilence) related observance:
     Begin now to lay in supplies for your Michaelmas supper on the 29th

Yom Kippur -- Judaism (began sundown yesterday)

Birthdays Today:

Lawrence Leritz, 1962
Linda Hamilton, 1956
Olivia Newton-John, 1948
Anne Robinson, 1944
Kent McCord, 1942
Julie London, 1926
Jack LaLanne, 1914
George Gershwin, 1898
T.S. Eliot, 1888
Edmund Gwenn, 1877
John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman, 1774
St. Francis of Assisi, 1181

Today in History:

In keeping a vow he made at the Battle of Pharsalus, Julius Caesar dedicates a temple to his mythical ancestor Venus Genetrix, BC 46
Sir Francis Drake returns to England with Spanish treasure, 1580
In a battle between Venetians and Turks in Athens, the Parthenon and Acropolis are seriously damaged, 1687
New Jersey passes a bill requiring a license to practice medicine, 1772
Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first Secretary of State of the US, 1789
Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson proved tomatoes weren't poisonous by eating several on the steps of the courthouse in Salem, New Jersey, 1820
The Diamond Match Company patents book matches, 1892
New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire, 1907
Indonesia is admitted to the United Nations, 1950
Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time, 1973
The United Kingdom agrees to the handover of Hong Kong, 1984
An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse, 1997
Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel, 2008