And now, a bit of random news from around here, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked.
Well, this week certainly started out with a random unexpected happening. As i was having coffee and reading online yesterday morning, #1 Son opened the door and fell over, saying “Oops! I’m sorry!”
At first i thought he’d tripped over a cat, since they like to lie down right where it would be convenient for you to do so. Turned out he and Friend Chris had been walking the night before and he’d stepped in a hole. He fell trying to hop on his left foot over the thresh-hold because he’d injured his right foot.
He had walked home on it the night before and just gone to bed, thinking it would feel better in the morning. Instead it was worse, and badly swollen. Of to the Emergency Room, oh joy!
They got him into a room right away, then came over three hours of waiting — it seems we led a pack of people in, all in worse shape than he.
He does not have any broken bones, just a very bad sprain, which of course can be worse and take longer to heal. Splint and crutches for now, and he is to ice it and elevate it and take ibuprofen as needed.
As the nurse said, he could follow up with an orthopedic doctor, but all that doctor will say is keep it elevated, stay off of it, ice and ibuprofen. There's nothing you can do, no procedure or medication for a sprain. Best to just let it heal, and not bother a doctor unless it isn't healing and seems a lot worse.
Baby Lee has lost a bit of weight and has a touch of jaundice. It's not bad, just worrisome to first time parents.
Ms. JAI is having company this week, and had me dust everything in the house (except the two small rooms they won't use). Dusting means taking the paintburshes and dust cloths and furniture polish and making sure everything, and i repeat, every thing, is dusted and if it's the correct kind of wood, polished. Even if she is 81, she sees every speck of dust, so i try to get it all right the first time, trust me.
She is having trouble working with her flower beds, so i put Young Jacob in touch with her, that's his forte. My hope is he will whip things into shape there so her son will quit threatening to just take a bush hog to the whole back yard!
Our weather has finally gotten cool enough for even Sweetie to wear a jacket. As hard as cold weather can be on me, i hope it stays cool until May, the less we have to use the air conditioners, the happier i am.
Eli of Coach Daddy Blog had posted this month's Six Words post. What month would you cut from the calendar if you could? He had some great responses (he always does, but i really liked this one).
Happy Tuesday, everyone!
Armed Forces Day -- Bangladesh
False Confessions Day -- internet generated, and not for the faint of heart
Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin -- Eastern and Roman Catholic Christian (those following the Gregorian Calendar)
Festival of Madonna della Salute -- Venice, Italy
Furniture Memory Day -- an internet generated test of your memory; see if you remember where you got each piece of furniture you own, how much it cost, and how its most precious scratch came to be; you are also encouraged to dust if you want to
General Framework Agreement Day -- RS, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Gerard d'Aboville Day -- marking the day, in 1991, he arrived in Ilwaco, WA, US, after departing Japan 4 months earlier in a rowboat!
National Entrepreneurs Day -- US (by Congressional designation)
National Stuffing Day -- various dates given on many sites, so if you enjoy stuffing, celebrate them all
St. Gelasius' Day
Ugly Day -- Fairy Calendar
World Hello Day -- recognizing the importance of communication in world peace, say hello to people you don't usually greet today
World Television Day -- UN
South Carolina becomes the 12 US State, 1789
Tasha Schwikert, 1984
Ken Griffey, Jr., 1969
Troy Aikman, 1966
Nicollette Sheridan, 1963
Cherry Jones, 1956
Cynthia Rhodes, 1956
Lorna Luft, 1952
Goldie Hawn, 1945
Harold Ramis, 1944
Marcy Carsey, 1944
Tweety Bird, 1942
Juliet Mills, 1941
Marlo Thomas, 1938
James DePreist, 1936
Laurence Luckinbill, 1934
Joseph Campanella, 1927
Stan Musial, 1920
Coleman Hawkins, 1904
Rene Magritte, 1898
Hetty Green, 1834
William Beaumont, 1785
Josiah Bartlett, 1729
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"(Single release), 1968
"A Tale of Two Kitties"(Warner cartoon, debut of Tweety Bird), 1942
"The Relapse, or, Virtue in Danger"(Vanbrugh play), 1696
Today in History:
Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem; this is the event commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah, BC164
The Pilgrims, aboard the Mayflower, reach what is now called Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts, and sign the Mayflower Compact, 1620
Richard Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Virginia, 1654
In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight, 1783
Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic, 1791
First Jewish Reform congregation in US forms, Charleston, SC, 1824
Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter, 1871
Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), 1877
Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator, 1922
First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper), 1935
The Alcan Highway is completed, 1942*
The British Natural History Museum announces that the "Piltdown Man" skull is a hoax, 1953
The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI, 1969
Gerard d'Aboville completes his four-month solo journey to row across the Pacific Ocean, 1991
The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1995
NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members, 2002
Iran's President Ahmadinejad rejects the country's successful family planning program and tells Iranian girls they should marry at 16, 2010
The three most senior surviving members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are charged with genocide and crimes against humanity, 2011
For the second time in four months, New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano, on the North Island, erupts, 2012
*Not opened to general vehicular traffic until the next year