Thursday, March 28, 2013

Broke my Calendar

 Spring break always breaks my calendar.  You know, the internal calendar you have that tells you what day it feels like it should be, and where you are in the month and the year.

For some reason, when the kids are out of school for this one week plus one day, i lose track of it all.  Each morning i have to keep looking to make sure what day it is and that i haven't missed something important.

Like shots for the kittens -- they needed them Tuesday, and got them very late that day because i kept thinking it was only Monday.  Yesterday i kept thinking it was going to be Friday when today is actually only Thursday, unless i'm totally off again.

What am i saying, i'm always somewhat "off" anyway.  Well, now i'm even more off than usual.

We are getting to where it's time to schedule kittens for surgeries.  Yes, already.  It should be next Wednesday.  Or Thursday.  Since the kids don't start school again until Tuesday, i hope i don't get mixed up and show up on the wrong day.  Maybe i need a new internal calendar.  It still feels like it should be the beginning of March, not toward the end.

Any ideas on how to reset an internal clock?

Today is:

Children's Picture Book Day

Commemoration of Sen no Rikyu -- Urasenke School of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, Japan (remembering the influential master in The Way of Tea)

Feast of Artemis -- Ancient Greek Calendar (as protector of wild animals, vegetation, and places, begins at sundown; date approximate)

Festival of the Sacrifice at the Tombs -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to honor the ancestors)

Hola Mohalla -- Sikh

Hot Tub Day -- because we all need one!

Invasion of Loaming Shores Beyond the Certain Sea Anniversary -- Fairy Calendar

Khordad Sal (Birth of the Prophet Zarathushtra) -- Zoroastrianism (Fasli Calendar)

Komamorijinja Reisai -- Nakaedo, Kashi-sh, Gifu, Japan (festival of the the Kosazukeishi "child-granting stone")

Maroone Hispanicfest -- Broward County, FL, US (Latin festival of music, dance, food, and crafts)

Maundy Thursday -- Christian (a/k/a Holy, Green, Chare, Sheer, or Shere Thursday; commemoration of the Last Supper)

Morione's Festival -- Marinduque Island, Philippines (masquerade, Lenten plays, and celebrations through Easter Sunday)

National Black Forest Cake Day

National Letting Go of Stuff Day -- see for details

Procession of the Addolorata -- Taranto, Italy (Maundy Thursday religious procession)

Ragnar Lodbrok's Day -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (remembrance of this Viking's sack of Paris)

Respect Your Cat Day -- anniversary of King Richard II's edict in 1384 forbidding the consumption of cats

Serfs Emancipation Day -- Tibet

Something on a Stick Day -- something edible, of course, what were you thinking?  never mind; almost everything tastes better on a stick

St. Guntramnus' Day (Patron of divorced people, guardians, repentant murderers)

Teachers' Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia

Weed Appreciation Day -- at last, for those of us with black thumbs, since this is all we can grow! "Weeds are flowers once you get to know them!" A.A. Milne

Birthdays Today:

Julia Stiles, 1981
Annie Wersching, 1977
Scott Mills, 1974
Juliandra Gillen, 1971
Vince Vaughn, 1970
Reba McEntire, 1955
Dianne Wiest, 1948
Ken Howard, 1944
Dirk Bogarde, 1921
August Anheuser Busch, Jr., 1899
Maxim Gorky, 1868
Frederich Pabst, 1836
St. Teresa of Avila, 1515
Fra Bartolomeo, 1472

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus, 193
Viking raiders sack Paris, who leave in exchange for a huge ransom, 845
The origin of the Fasli Era in India, 1556
Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco, 1776
Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine, 1797
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man, 1802
The US Salvation Army is officially organized, 1885
Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane, 1910
Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities, 1917
Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara, 1930
The McGill français movement protest occurs, the second largest protest in Montreal's history, 1969
Operators of Three Mile Island's Unit 2 nuclear reactor outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania fail to recognize that a relief valve in the primary coolant system has stuck open, leading to a partial meltdown, 1979
In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg, resulting in 18 deaths, 1994
The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1965, 2005
At least 1 million union members, students, and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law, 2006


  1. I had no idea there was an edict against eating cats. I learn the coolest stuff here.

  2. my internal clock is off too since we went on a little vacation- I am totally dependent upon my physical calendar- which I look at BEFORE I go to bed at night. Happy Easter weekend- now go dye eggs with your kids!and maybe make a chocolate cake!
    and thank you for taking care of all these little kitties. You are the Saint Of Cats!

  3. Leah, it's weird the stuff you can find out when you dig around.

    Kathe, i don't know that sainthood would sit well on me, but i appreciate the sentiment. And we will dye some eggs, even teens love to do that.