Saturday, June 13, 2020

At Last (Ten Things of Thankful)

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It’s Thankful Day and head out on vacation day.


This year, thankfully, there was no flood and desperate dash for a rental and near disasters.


If you think that means it’s been easy and smooth sailing, you still don’t know me very well, do you.


Every day has been a workday, a couple of them every long, and i am thankful i got through it.


Today was Ms. S for the second time this week, and she is getting weaker and sicker by the day.  She needed items from the store, so i am thankful i was able to get her groceries to last until i get back (she lives in an apartment complex for seniors and they deliver some of her meals, all i had to get was her coffee and poptarts and other sundries, but i got extra to hold her out).


We managed, thankfully, to buy all the cat supplies we needed.


Between jobs, i am thankful i was able to buy a new lock for the front door (of course the old one broke) and get it installed, and i am grateful Sweetie went and had keys copied so we could distribute them to the children and one for Brother-in-Law.


Brother-in-Law, thankfully, has agreed to come by and make sure the air conditioners (we use window units) are set to the correct temps morning and evening.


Bigger Girl, thankfully, has agreed to come take care of the cats.


Both of them will look after getting the mail and papers in and the garbage out, depending on what time the mail shows up (anywhere from 11am to 8pm believe it or not).


Right now i am so far behind in blog reading that my last thankful is that you will indulge me and let me catch up to each of you as i can.  After all, reading is relaxing so i hope to do a good bit of it over the next few days.


As a bonus, how about a future thankful — we are supposed to get back on a Saturday, and the Monday after, Dr. D will be out of town, so my first day back in the saddle should be a bit easier.



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Today is:


Day of the Living Children of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)


Feast of Epona -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Rhiannon in Wales, Macha in Ireland, guardian goddess of horses, stables, horse owners, agriculture, and transportation; date approximate, and disputed, she was the only Celtic goddess worshipped by the Romans, and they celebrated her on December 18)


First-in-Line and Queue-Jumping Tournament -- Fairy Calendar


Ides of June -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances:

    Festival of Jupiter Invictus (Jupiter the Unconquered)

    Lesser Quinquartrus/Quinquatrus Minusculae (festival for those who played flutes at religious ceremonies; through the 15th)


Kitchen Klutzes of America Day


Queen's Birthday -- Tuvalu


Roller Coaster Day -- the world's first "Gravity Pleasure Switchback Railway", patented by LaMarcus Thompson, opened on this day in 1884 on Coney Island, at a cost of five cents per ride


Sewing Machine Day -- why this day is anyone's guess, but we must admit it's a useful invention


Sovereign's Day/Queen's Birthday -- Pitcairn Island


St. Anthony of Padua's Day, the "Hammer of Heretics" (Patron of amputees, animals, asses, boatmen, domestic animals, elderly people, expectant mothers, faith, fishermen, harvests, horses, mail, mariners, Native Americans, oppressed people, paupers, poor people, sailors, seeksers of lost objects, starving people, swineherds, Tigua Indians, travel hostesses, travellers, watermen; Amantea, Italy; Anzio, Italy; Brazil; Cianciana, Italy; Dorado, Puerto Rico; Favara, Italy; Ferrazzano, Italy; Giano Vetusto, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; Nocolosi, Italy; Padua, Italy; Portugal; San Antonio Tiayacapan, Mexico; San Fulgencio, Spain; Sandia Indian Pueblo; against barrenness, shipwreck, starvation, and sterility)

    a municipal holiday in Lisbon, Portugal and parts of Spain


Trooping the Colour -- UK (military celebration of the monarch's birthday, one of London's biggest and most colorful celebrations))


Weed Your Garden Day -- a reminder to get out there and do a little each day, so the little buggers don't get out of hand


World Juggling Day 


World Wide Knit in Public Day -- better living through stitching together!   



Anniversaries Today:


Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is founded, 1798

Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, 1525



Birthdays Today:


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 1986

Raz-B, 1985

Rivers Cuomo, 1970

Jamie Walters, 1969

Ally Sheedy, 1962

Tim Allen, 1953

Richard Thomas, 1951

Ban Ki-Moon, 1944

Malcolm McDowell, 1943

Siegfried Fischbacher, 1939

Christo, 1935

Paul Lynde, 1926

Ralph Edwards, 1913

Red Grange, 1903

Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893

Basil Rathbone, 1892

William Butler Yeats, 1865

Winfield Scott, 1786



Debuting/Premiering Today:


"The Closer"(TV), 2005

Roadie(Film), 1980

"Les vêpres siciliennes"(Verdi opera) 1855



Today in History:


Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots, 1249

Ibn Battuta, who was to become the foremost world traveler of his day, seeing most of the known world in his time, begins his first hadj, 1325

Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves, 1774

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia  is founded, 1798

Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River, 1803

A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia, 1886

King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30pm, 1886

Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital, 1898

The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established, the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines, 1910

Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered, 1955

The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them, 1966

Thurgood Marshall is nominated to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1967

Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid, 1982

Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system, 1983

President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, 2000

The US withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, 2002

The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time, 2007

A capsule of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa returns to Earth with particles of asteroid 25143 Itokawa, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court invalidates gene patents held by Myriad Genetics when it rules that isolated human genes are not patentable, 2013

Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, re-awakes after 7 months, 2015

Volkswagen is fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal, 2018

Archaeologists announce Scottish crannogs (fortified settlements on artificial islands in locks) are far older than first thought, as radiocarbon dating puts some of them as being older than Stonehenge, 2019

12 comments:

  1. I hope your (totally deserved and much needed) vacation is wonderful. Blog reading and comments are MUCH less important than your break.

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  2. Thank you Lord for all you do for us.

    God bless, Mimi. Happy Holidays.

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  3. Enjoy your well deserved holidays, You do not ned to comment, and if you feel the need,a simple "I've read this", "Thanks", "Well written" or some such short statement well suffice at least in my place. Just because I almost always write half a novel in your comments, does not mean you have to reciprocate :)

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  4. I hope you have a most wonderful vacation! Those were great thankfuls and don't worry about visiting us, just stop by whenever you can.

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  5. Vacation time is always great..

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  6. Since I'm still having to hand-sew my face masks, I can tell you that Sewing Machine Day is one I'd be only too happy to celebrate properly!

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  7. I'm thankful that you get to have a holiday :)

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  8. So glad you get to have a vacation instead of just the staycations. Hope you stay safe and stay well.
    Wow you mail delivery time covers quite a span of time!

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  9. Great bunch of thankfuls, as always.

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  10. Your vacation week is the same as mine! Happy trails!

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