Wednesday, September 5, 2012

When Tuesday Acts Like Monday

When a Tuesday decides to masquerade as a Monday, you get a day like i had.

It began with a headache.  It continued with a prescription snafu at the CVS -- they will not quit the auto renewal of one script, and it's causing them to try to fill it too soon.  No amount of arguing gets them to take care of it.

Then several phone calls all at the same time, about the upcoming visit of friends and shuffling of kittens, and then having to get my computer tech, really just the geeky kid from church, to come over.  Battle traffic to go get him and take him back (it's not his day to have the car).  One computer is going to have to be wiped and restarted, we can't get all of the stuff off of it.  One of those "pay us to protect your computer" things.  Nope, i'll pay him to get rid of you instead.

This was followed by #2 Son getting sick all over the place, and Little Girl running a temp.  No school, like they didn't get out of it last week because of the storm.

More calls and texts, more kittens to pick up.  Six of our current crew will be going to new foster homes this Saturday.  We will have 4 still on the bottle, and then two bigger fosters that there is no other foster home for, i hope they get adopted soon.  The babies are fine, the teenagers tear things up.

Just before i left to pick up the two new ones, wouldn't you know, our electricity went out.  We get through a hurricane, but not a nice, sunny day.  Our neighbors still have power, but some people up the street don't, and one of them heard a loud bang before it went off.  Probably a substation, and we will have to wait until they get everyone who lost power from the storm back up before they will deal with it.  Thank the Almighty and Grandpa for the generator.

Oh, and Bigger Girl, on her first day of classes, was told she was in the wrong classroom at one class and shuffled to another.  Now, it turns out, she should have stayed there.  She will have to drop the other class and pick up this one, which is fine.  It's the same class number and subject, just that she will be with a different teacher.  She's still frustrated about it, though, that they moved everyone from that classroom that first day, but she was supposed to stay there.

For now, i just hope the rest of the week goes better.

Today is:

Be Late For Something Day -- sponsored by the Procrastinators' Club of America, Inc. (if they can get around to mentioning it in their newsletter, of course)

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta's Day

Farmers and Threshermens Jubilee -- New Centerville, PA, US (steam engines, threshing the old fashioned ways, and fun; through Sunday)

Fight Procrastination Day -- the first Wednesday of September yearly; anyone else feeling a bit ironic today?

Genesia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (a day of the dead; date approximate)

Hassaku-sai -- Matsuo-taisha Shrine, Kyoto, Japan (rituals to ask the gods for mild weather, good harvests and safe homes)

Jupiter Stator Festival -- Ancient Roman Calendar (commemorates that Jupiter helped Romulus to stop the Sabine invasion under Titus Tatius)

Jury Rights Day -- marking the decision by a jury, in 1670, to not convict William Penn of laws which they considered unjust which would have prohibited him from the practice and preaching of his religion to a peaceably assembled congregation; this decision became part of the basis for the First Amendment to the Constitution of the US

National Cheese Pizza Day

Peach Days Celebration -- Brigham City, UT, US (delicious peaches and family fun; through Saturday)

St. Laurence Gustiani's Day (First Patriarch of Venice)

Sts. Zechariah and Elisabeth's Day -- Anglican and Eastern Orthodox Churches

The Masters -- Spruce Meadows, Calgary, AB, Canada (The international horse show jumping competitions; through the 11th)

Teacher's Day -- India

Wag and Carrot Fancying Day -- Fairy Calendar

Birthdays Today:

Cathy Guisewite, 1950
Raquel Welch, 1940
Carol Lawrence, 1934
Bob Newhart, 1929
Arthur C. Nielsen, 1923
John Cage, 1912
Darryl F. Zanuck, 1902
Jesse James, 1847
Johann Christian Bach, 1735

Today in History:

Peter the Great of Russia imposes a tax on beards, in an attempt to Westernize his people, 1698
The First Continental Congress is assembled in Philadelphia, 1774
The French National Convention initiates the Reign of Terror, 1793
Napoleon surrenders Malta to Great Britain, 1800
Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas, 1836
The First Opium war begins in China, 1839
James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon, 1862
Sioux Chief Crazy Horse is killed, 1877
The First Labor Day Parade is held in NYC, 1882
The first gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, 1885
The first legal forward pass in American football is thrown by Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University to teammate Jack Schneider in a 22–0 victory over Carroll College (Wisconsin), 1906
The French Upper Volta is broken apart between Ivory Coast, French Sudan, and Niger, 1932
The first conference of the Non Aligned Countries is held in Belgrade, 1961
A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day, 1972
Voyager 1 is launched after a brief delay, 1977
The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel, 1980
The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, came into force, 1991
Tuvalu joins the UN, 2000



    here's hoping today feels like...Hanukkah? :)