Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Counting Blessings

It's a good thing that I went to the doctor for my leg yesterday.

He said that I didn't crack any of those bones, and that the swelling will get worse over the next few weeks before it gets better. He also assured me that the blood clot is not the type that can break off and head to the heart or lung, the pain will subside, it will heal on its own in about 6 weeks, I am past the point where he is worried about the wound getting infected, and I am up to date on my tetanus shot.

This means I don't have to worry about me when Little Girl has surgery tomorrow to pin her broken arm.

It will be an outpatient procedure, and the removal is in office, so only one trip to the surgical center.

Another good thing -- no rain in the forecast for tomorrow. These things always seem so much worse in the rain.

Today is

Bird Day

Bona Dea -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of women's mysteries)

Dodenherdenking, Netherlands (Remembrance of those in the armed forces who have died in war or peacekeeping missions.)

Lobster Race & Oyster Festival

Memorial Day, Curacao

Midori no hi, Japan (Greenery Day)

Movie Day

National Candied Orange Peel Day

National Teachers Day (Tuesday of the first full week of May)

Relationship Renewal Day

Respect for Chickens Day

St. Florian's Day (patron of Poland, upper Austria, brewers, chimney sweeps, firefighters)

St. Gotthard's Day

Star Wars Day

Youth Day, China

Birthdays Today:

Randy Travis, 1959
Pia Zadora, 1956
George F. Will, 1941
Audrey Hepburn, 1929
Heloise Bowles Cruse, 1919
Bartolomeo Cristofori, 1655

Today in History:

Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance, 1415
Peter Minuit becomes director-general of New Netherlands, 1626
A French manufacturer debuts the first folding umbrella, 1715
Rhode Island becomes the first American colony to renounce allegiance to King George III, 1776
Napoleon arrives at Portoferraio on the island of Elba to begin his exile, 1814
The Haymarket Square Riot takes place in Chicago, 1886
The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal, 1904
The Royal Canadian Navy is created, 1910
May Fourth Movement: Student demonstrations take place in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, protesting the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion, 1932
Ernest Hemingway is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea, 1953
An all-female Japanese team reaches the summit of Manaslu, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak, 1974
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1979

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