Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Well, you gotta know...

...that not much goes as planned.

The pharmacy was initially out of the prescription prep stuff, and had to order it delivered from another pharmacy.

Being on an all liquid diet gave me a headache and a bit of dizziness.

There was just enough rain to interrupt the laundry, reducing it to two loads, and the second didn't quite get fully dry (at least, the jeans didn't, they are hanging indoors).  Then, naturally, the rain was over, as it was one of those sudden pop-up showers we have that only interrupt your plans, but don't last.  They threaten enough, though, that you can't put the stuff back out to finish drying.

On top of it all, poor Sweetie's back went out at work.  He's supposed to have a desk job.  He's supposed to wear a suit, or at least nice pants and a polo style shirt with the association's logo.  He does have a desk job.  He also has the job of curator, procurer of supplies, scrounger especially of random and hard to find items (he managed to find, for one particularly persnickety client once, a gun barrel for a gun that is no longer made and that is a hard to find antique, and a pen and pencil set from a famous company that makes very high end stuff, of a model they no longer made and that the company itself had no more of, and he found both in remote corners of Canada where the items had been sitting on shelves for as long as 20 years), as well as hauler of soft drinks and tables for set ups, auto maintenance person, and, yesterday, bricklayer.  The latter is what finally did him in.

Thus he was not a happy camper when he got in, early, to try to rest his back.

How it's going to go today, i have no clue, but since it's my colonoscopy, i can guarantee you something at least interesting will happen.  Sweetie's probably not going to be able to be much help, so it's a good thing i stocked up on a few frozen pizzas and pot pies so the hungry horde could make do if i'm not up to cooking tonight.

As for the kittens, i think i've worked out a schedule that will go well with when the girls are home.  That, or i'll come home to some very starving babies.

Oh, and about the stuff you have to drink for the prep, it's not that horrible tasting.  What it does to you is not very pleasant, especially when you are trying to feed kittens in the middle of it all, but at least, by tonight, this should all be over.

Today is

Banana Lover's Day

Be Kind to Humankind Week:  Touch a Heart Tuesday

Birthday of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Day Sacred to Consus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of graineries, horses, and mules)

Feast Day of Pan -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of Incandescent Rebellion -- on lots of websites, and supposedly something celebrated in China, but no detail as to what it is really celebrating

Just Because Day -- internet generated, enjoy something ordinary you like to do, just because!

National Pots de Creme Day

Petroleum Day -- on the anniversary of the opening of the first commercial oil well in Titusvilla, PA, US, in 1859, a day set aside to work on figuring out how to do without petroleum

St. Caesarius' Day (Patron against fire)

St. Monica's Day (Mother of St. Augustine; Patron of abuse victims, alcoholics, difficult marriages, disappointing children, homemakers, married women, mothers, victims of adultery and unfaithfulness, victims of verbal abuse, widows, wives; Bevilacqua, Italy; Mabini, Bohol, Philippines)

Tvimanuor -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means "Double Month", and the origin is uncertain; perhaps because winter is coming and it's time to double up on the preparations)

"The Duchess" Who Wasn't Day -- birthday of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote under the pseudonym "The Duchess" and first said, "Beaty is in the eye of the beholder" in her novel, Molly Bawn

Threethousandth Thnork of the Year -- Fairy Calendar

Umhlanga -- Swaziland (Reed Dance for the Zulu King; a fascinating week long ritual with beautiful costumes, dancing and singing, culminating as well as in a speech in which the King addresses the people, on Sept. 2)

Volturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of water)

Ziua Republicii -- Moldova (Independence Day, 1991)

Birthdays Today

Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens, 1952
Barbara Bach, 1947
Tuesday Weld, 1943
Martha Raye, 1916
Mother Teresa, 1910
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908
C.S. Forester, 1899
Samuel Goldwyn, 1882

Today in History

The Persian invasion of Greece is halted with Greek victories in two separate battles, BC479
Koreans battle and prevent Japanese invasion, 663
The first unmanned hydrogen balloom flight reaching 900 m altitude, 1783
Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well, 1859
The shortest war in world history occurs from 09:00 to 09:45 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar, 1896
Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes", 1912
First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft, 1939
The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA, 1962
Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altikat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982
The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed, 1993
Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, 2003


  1. Keep juggling. I hate those tests and have taken about 4 or 5 and not sure if and when I will do it again.

  2. Hope the procedure is not too uncomfortable for you, and that you have a lovely meal of your choosing afterward.

    My husband gets THE TEST next year and it is my turn the year after that.

    I always try to remember that getting older at least beats the alternative :)

  3. I found the forced downing of glass after glass of that viscous prep stuff to be HORRIBLE. But then I am a world-renowned whiner. Hope it all goes well!

  4. The liquid they make you drink in preparation for a colonoscopy has improved tremendously over the past few years. Even so, adding vodka to it helps.

  5. It's been 4 years since I've had to drink that nasty stuff. I'm happy to hear that it's not so bad tasting. I've got to do it again next year. Yes, what it does to you is awful.

    I hope your hubby feels better soon. I hate it when I hurt my back.

    Have a terrific day. ☺