Monday, June 2, 2014

Friday is always "cram everything in so you can get out of town" day.

So i crammed in:

get up at 4am
feed and water cats
start laundry
go to Bible study
go to Trader Joe's
go home and get kitten that needs to be spayed and take it to the vet
drop that vehicle off for tire change before we go on vacation
get tire guys to run me home
go to the pool across the street to pay Little Girl's fee for swim team
take a different kitten to the vet for an emergency
take that vehicle to the tire place and trade vehicles with them so the second one could get tires
go to MallMart
go to Albertson's
go to MomAndPop Grocery
go home and unload
make business phone calls
go to shelter for food for the second kitten to stay at the vet for the weekend
come home and make more business calls
go to the bank for business
go pay for the cars at the tire place
go home and get a ride to swing by the tire place and pick up the second car on our way to clean the shelter
clean the shelter
leave the kittens who are now up for adoption at the shelter
come home and clean the fridges and the dishes and the ice chests
do more laundry

Saturday we drove.  We drove in rain.  We drove in torrential rain.  We drove in drizzle,  We drove in traffic. 

Then, we got to MallMart and picked up food and supplies, and finally got in around 5pm.

That meant i got time for a sunset walk on the beach, which was lovely.

Today is

Coronation Day -- United Kingdom

Coronation Day and Social Forestry Day -- Bhutan (anniversary of  the coronation day of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th Druk Gyalpo, in 1974, and the day children plant trees)

Emanicipation Day -- Tonga

Festa della Republica -- Italy (National Day/Feast of the Republic)

Festival of Light and Dark Spots -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Utter Confusion -- an internet declared holiday, and this is the one for me!

Hristo Botev Day -- Bulgaria (poet and national hero who fell fighting the Turks this day in 1876)

"I Love My Dentist" Day -- no one will claim starting this one, so it makes me suspicious

Isabel Province Day -- Isabel Province, Solomon Islands

National Bubba Day -- created by comedian T. Bubba Bechtol for Bubbas everywhere to have their day

National Leave the Office Earlier Day -- sponsored by Laura Stack, The Productivity Pro, who urges people to maximize productivity so they can leave the office earlier every day
     note that some websites say this should be the first Monday, and some the first Wednesday, of June

National Rocky Road Day

Queen's Birthday -- New Zealand; Niue

Sovereign's Birthday -- Cook Islands

St. Blandina's Day (Patron of girls, people falsely accused, torture victims; Lyon, France)

St. Elmo's Day (a/k/a St. Erasmus; Patron of ammunition workers, boatmen, childbirth and women in labor, explosives workers, mariners, navigators, ordnance workers, sailors, watermen; Gaeta, Italy; against abdominal pains, appendicitis, birth pains, childhood intestinal disease, colic, danger at sea, intestinal disorders, seasickness, stomach diseases, storms)

Tano Festival -- Korea (start of a 3 day traditional festival of spring and farming, with summer food offered at the household shrine of the ancestors)

Western Australia Day -- Western Australia (formerly called Foundation Day)

Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day -- at noon, your local time, because according to Wellcat Holidays, cobras hate fudge and will not stay if we mention it

Anniversaries Today:

U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom, 1886 (only president to wed in the executive mansion)
Elizabeth II is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, 1953 (the first major international event to be televised)

Birthdays Today:

Justin Long, 1978
Zachary Quinto, 1977
Queen 'Masenate Mohato Seeiso, Queen consort of Lesotho, 1976
Wayne Brady, 1972
Wentworth Miller, 1972
Joel Tobeck, 1971
Dana Carvey, 1955
Gary Grimes, 1955
Dennis Haysbert, 1954
Diana Canova, 1953
Cornel West, 1953
Jerry Mathers, 1948
Marvin Hamlisch, 1944
Charles Haid, 1943
Stacy Keach, Jr., 1941
Charlie Watts, 1941
Sally Kellerman, 1937
Milo O’Shea, 1926
Johnny Weissmuller, 1904
Hedda Hopper, 1890
Sir Edward Elgar, 1857
Thomas Hardy, 1840
Marquis de Sade, 1740
Martha Dandridge Custiss Washington, 1731

Today in History:

The Vandals enter Rome and begin 2 weeks of plundering, 455
The First Siege of Antioch ends when Crusader forces take the city, 1098
The first RĂ©collet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France, 1615
Bridget Bishop is the first person to go to trial in the Salem witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
The Derby horse race is held for the first time in Epsom, England, 1780
P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States, 1835
The Slavic congress in Prague begins, 1848
Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his early radio device, 1896
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act, making Native American Indians withing US territories and states US citizens, 1924
Lou Gehrig begins his streak of 2,130 consecutive games played, 1925
In a referendum, Italians vote to turn Italy from a monarchy into a Republic, and exile their king, Umberto II di Savoia, 1946
The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations, 1955
Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world, 1966
Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country, 1979
The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time, 1999
Europe launches its first probe to voyage to another planet, Mars, 2003
The World Health Organization announces the E. coli strain responsible for the 2011 E.coli O104:H4 outbreak had never before been isolated from patients, 2011


  1. By jove, you made it! I hope you did not have trouble changing into lower gears once your vacation started!! Did you have to sell stock for the tires? Two cars!!

  2. ahhhhhh sounds crazy and DIVINE all at once.

  3. you NEED a vacation! whew!

    good luck to kitties!

  4. Wow, wish I had your energy! I would have rationalized away most of the vast to-do list and still felt overwhelmed with whatever was left. Hope it was fun, fun fun once you got there!

  5. I'm worn out from just reading this. I sure hope your are getting some well deserved rest now. Mommies never seen to get a day off. I hope you get a few on this vacation.

    Have a fabulous time. :)

  6. Whew! God bless you, dear woman. That is A LOT of doing.

  7. You did all that in one day? I'd be too tired to go on holiday! I hope you enjoyed your well deserved break.

  8. That sounds like one exhausting day. Amazing!

  9. boy oh boy- you are amazing...good thing you made a list! Enjoy your vacation!