Some days are like that, good and crazy. Like yesterday.
It started crazy, with Cicero not wanting to go into gear for Bigger Girl, who needed to go get a replacement Social Security Card. Yes, she lost her second one. Anyway, it took both of us to get Cicero to cooperate, but we finally managed.
It got good, or maybe even great, with news from The Big Boss. Even though he's not at that job any more, i still call him that because i work for him and Sweetie helps run errands for him.
Anyway, yesterday was The Big Boss' day in court with the lady who sued him and forced him to resign from his job. He won! She was found to have absolutely no case, and unless she can come up with more evidence in the next 30 days, which she can't, it's over.
He can decide to counter sue her for defamation of character, and he would win, although it would be a moral victory only. Either way, he has been vindicated, and i hope the newspapers that were so quick to take her suit and slam him with it will now report that she lost because she really had no case. We will see, somehow i doubt they will bother. It's not sensational enough.
Then the day got crazy with another call from The Big Boss. He and Ms. P have been invited out of town, and her soon-to-be-ex was supposed to care for the kids while they were gone. He has, as usual, flaked.
So i was called and asked if i would babysit from Wednesday morning through Friday morning, taking them to school, picking them up, feeding them, getting homework and baths and etc. done, and doing my usual weekly cleaning on those days.
Of course, i said yes, and i hope they have their internet fixed by then, or those kids are going to find themselves at the library or Starbucks for a time each day as i post.
Also, Thursday is Sweetie's birthday, so he will be taking his brother out to dinner that night (it's a twin thing). He will also come visit me at Ms. P's house each day, and i'm going to get Little Girl and him to come watch the kids for two hours Wednesday evening while i go to prayer service. Friday morning i will just have to miss Bible study, i'm sorry to say, but it's the nature of the job.
The Big Boss, bless him, is talking about me coming so he can show me how to get the kids and where to go and what to do. It's so funny! As i told him, i remember the drill, and i still take my own youngest to school most days (although Bigger Girl will do it on Thursday and Friday this week).
It's going to be interesting, that's for sure.
Apple Day -- U.K. (to inspire local orchard revival and celebrate local varieties)
Antillean Day -- Bonaire; Curacao; Saba; St. Eustatius
Armed Forces Day -- Honduras (Dia de las Fuerzas Armadas)
Babbling Day -- an internet generated day for Blatherskites
Caramel Apple Day -- US (leave it to the US to add sugar!)
Count Your Buttons Day -- whoever came up with this one needs to count his marbles maybe?
Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (3rd day of the festival)
Gai Tihar and Laxmi Puja -- Day of Cows and Laxmi (goddess of wealth; day three of the festival)
Egyptian Naval Day -- Egypt
Garbanzo Bean Day
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day
Humble Yourself By Having Your Picture Made Wearing A Bicycle Helmet Day -- no comment
Hurricane Bebe Day -- Funafuti, Tuvalu (commemoration of the destruction by this hurricane in 1972)
Independence Day -- Marshall Islands(1986)
International Day of the Nacho -- Mexico; U.S.
Jailhouse Rock Day -- Elvis' song hit #1 today in 1957
National Nurses Day -- Thailand
National Nut Day -- UK(urging everyone to swap a burger for delicious and nutritious nuts, at least on this one day)
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Overseas Chinese Day -- Taiwan (Republic of China)
President Ndadaye Day -- Burundi
Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity -- www.silentday.org
Reptile Awareness Day -- hooray for snakes and turtles! and lizards, don't forget lizards, and gators, and...
Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar
St. John of Bridlington's Day (Patron against complications in childbirth)
St. Ursula's Day (Patron of educators/teachers, holy death, schoolchildren, students; British Virgin Islands; Catholic education, especially of girls; Cologne, Germany; University of Paris)
Trafalgar Day -- British Empire (noted, but no longer an officially holiday)
Juan Peron marries actress Evita (María Eva Duarte), 1945
Jeremy Miller, 1976
Ken Watanabe, 1959
Carrie Fisher, 1956
Benjamin Netanyahu, 1949
Elvin Bishop, 1942
Judge Judy Sheindlin, 1942
Frances Fitzgerald, 1940
Ursula K. LeGuin, 1929
Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford, 1928
Celia Cruz, 1925
Joyce Randolph, 1925
Dizzy Gillespie, 1917
Georg Solti, 1912
Edwin Myers "Ted" Shawn, 1891
Will Carleton, 1845
Alfred Nobel, 1833
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772
"Butterflies are Free"(Play), 1969
"Orphee aux enfer/Orpheus in the Underworld"(Offenbach operetta), 1858
Today in History:
Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders, 1096
Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg., 1512
Ferdinand Magellen arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean), 1520
Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish Armada under De Oquendo, 1639
First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America, 1774
US Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston, 1797
Battle of Trafalgar, Adm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies, 1805
The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia, 1816
Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England), 1824
Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb, 1879
First transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris, 1915
Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time, 1945
Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun, 1965
The European Patent Institute is founded, 1977
The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second, 1983
Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz, 2003
The European Parliament awards Cuban Dissident Guillermo Farinas the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, 2010
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