Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Good News, A Nut, and A Wait

Hallelujah! Let the Bells Ring! Three Cheers!

Little Girl is finished with rehab/physical therapy on her arm, and has full range of motion at the shoulder!

Only 9 sessions over 2 months, and they told her to continue to exercise daily for another couple of months, so she can maintain movement and regain strength.

Meanwhile, #2 Son has escalated his escapades, and now his bike ramps include the small BBQ pit, complete with fire.

I'm reminded of the lines in a book I used to have called Zoo Vet, which Sweetie insisted I lend someone and I have never seen since, so I cannot quote exactly. The essence of the conversation, upon the zoo vet insisting on continuing to drive in extremely severe conditions in order to save a sick chimpanzee, was "Some people are fools, they say." "Yes," came the response, "I hear some mothers do give birth to them."

The child is probably not so much a fool as just plain nuts. He is also a born con artist, and is one of those people who will always land on his feet somehow.

On the vehicle front, we are still waiting for parts to come in so they can work on the van. It's been over a week, and if it doesn't come in soon, I might accidentally spend the repair money on something else!

Today is

Bastille Day, France

Comedy Celebration Day

Feast of St. Nicholas of the Holy Mountain

National Grand Marnier Day

National Nude Day (Wednesday of the 2nd full week of July, National Nude Recreation Week)

Pandemonium Day

Pick Blueberries Day

Shark Awareness Day

St. Deusdedit's Day

St. Procopius' Day (patron of Czechoslovakia)

Birthdays Today

Tommy Mottola, 1949
Roosevelt Grier, 1932
Polly Bergen, 1930
John Chancellor, 1927
Harry Dean Stanton, 1926
Dale Robertson, 1923
Ingmar Bergman, 1918
Gerald R. Ford, 1913
Woodie Guthrie, 1912
William Hanna, 1910
James Abbot McNeill Whistler, 1834

Today in History

Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra, 1771
Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners, 1789
First ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent, 1865
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta, 1902
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation, 1969
A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth, 2000
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51", 2003

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