Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Two Sleepless Nights

The kittens are thriving.

I, however, am more sleep deprived than usual. This is a particularly rowdy bunch at night.

It is amazing to see how different they are. Jules is a week younger than Kiseki and yet his eyes are opening already. Hers are still tight shut. I guess it could be the difference in nutrition. Jules had his mama for 5 days, Kiseki probably didn't even nurse one time. As good as the formula is now, it is still not the same as what God made.

Forrest no longer needs the Immodium, but the other two are just a bit looser than I like, to put it delicately. It is a balancing act, since they can dehydrate in the blink of an eye. Getting stopped up is easier to deal with -- if you want info about dealing with that in kittens, email me for details. Otherwise, I will let you use your imagination.

Today is:

Campfire Girls Day

Evacuation Day, Massachusetts

Green Ribbon Day

Make Your Own Web Page Day

Submarine Day - the hero sandwich or the boat??

St. Joseph of Arimathea's Day (patron of funeral directors, pallbearers, tin miners)

Saint Patrick's Day

Trefuilnid Treochair (Feast of Triple Bearer of the Triple Key), Ireland (Ireland's National Day)

Violet Day

World Maritime Day

Anniversaries Today:

Wellesley Female Seminary is established, 1870
Franklin D. Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt, 1905

Birthdays Today:

Caroline Corr, 1973
Mia Hamm, 1972
Rob Lowe, 1964
Arye Gross, 1960
Gary Sinise, 1955
Kurt Russell, 1951
Patrick Duffy, 1949
John Sebastian, 1944
Paul Kantner, 1941
Rudolf Nureyev, 1938
Nat "King" Cole, 1919
Bobby Jones, 1902
Shemp Howard, 1895

Today in History:

In his last victory, Julius Caesar defeats the Pompeian forces of Titus Labienus and Pompey the Younger in the Battle of Munda, BC45
Marcus Aurelius dies leaving Commodus as the sole emperor of the Roman Empire, 180
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in New York City for the first time (at the Crown and Thistle Tavern), 1756
George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence," 1780
Henry Jones of Bristol patents "self-raising" flour, 1845
Stephen Perry of London patents the rubber band, 1845
John Joseph Montgomery makes the first glider flight, in Otay, California, 1884
The first practical submarine leaves the dock at NYC and submerges for one hour forty minutes, 1898
A showing of seventy-one Vincent van Gogh paintings in Paris, 11 years after his death, creates a sensation, 1901
Luther Gulick and his wife Charlotte found Camp Fire Girls (now Camp Fire USA), 1910
Golda Meir becomes the first female Prime Minister of Israel, 1969

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