Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday Already?

Gracious, it's Wednesday already!

I seem to have lost a couple of days, somehow. I am behind on my email, need to pay some bills and write a thank you note, send a letter, and a very thoughtless mama cat has dropped more kittens in our laps.

The story was that a box of 5 black kittens was found at the shelter by the business next door. They know that the shelter only has people in it sporadically through the day, and didn't want the little things to freeze before anyone got there, so took them to the nearest vet.

When Meg went to get them, a new volunteer, who has applied to be a foster, wanted to take 3 of them. She has bottle fed before, and is a SAHM. She did not feel comfortable taking 5, though, as she wants to make certain they are getting the best possible care. So we have two, and if she wants all 5 and feels she can handle them, they will go to her next week.

So, we have the bottles out again. And I am behind on email, and have a bill to pay ... oh, wait, I am repeating myself again. Oh, well, it must be Wednesday already.

Today is:

Calvin and Hobbes Day

Day of Ardvi Sura (Aredvi Sura Anahita), Mother of the Stars -- Ancient Persian Calendar

Ebisu-san Matsuri, Ebisu Shrine -- Hiroshima City, Japan

Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquirá -- Maracaibo, Venezuela

Great American Smoke-Out

Tap-Dancing and Tiger-Turning -- Fairy Calendar

Independence Day -- Latvia; Moracco

National Day -- Oman

National Educational Support Personnel Day

National French Vichyssoise Day

National Farm Joke Day

Ned Ludd Memorial Machine-Smashing Day

St. Odo of Cluny's Day

St. Romanus' Day

Vertieres Day -- Haiti

Birthdays Today:

Elizabeth Perkins, 1960
Sinbad, 1956
Wilma Mankiller, 1945
Linda Evans, 1942
Brenda Vaccaro, 1939
Mickey Mouse, 1928
Alan Shepard, Jr., 1923
Imogene Coca, 1908
George Gallup, 1901
Eugene Ormandy, 1899
Clarence Shepard Day, 1874
Dorothy Dix (Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer), 1861
Ignacy Jan Paderewski, 1860
William Gilbert, 1836
Louis-Jacques Daguerre, 1787
Sojourner Truth, 1787

Today in History:

Old St. Peter's Basilica is consecrated, 326
The Japanese Emperor Kammy relocates the residence of Nara to Kioto, 794
William Tell shoots the apple off his son's head, 1307
The Holland/Zealand dikes break during a storm, resulting in thousands of deaths, 1421
The first English printed book, "Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers", is published, 1477
Christopher Columbus first sights the island now known as Puerto Rico, 1493
Vasco da Gama reaches the Cape of Good Hope, 1497
The worst earthquake in Massachussetts Bay/Boston area, 1755
The first Unitarian Minister in the US is ordained in Boston, 1787
30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset Maine, to organize the Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America, 1805
Mark Twain's story The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is published in the New York Saturday Press, 1865
National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland, 1874
Standard time zones are formed by railroads in the US and Canada, 1883
The first newspaper Sunday color comic strip is printed, in the NY World, 1894
Britain flies its first sea plane, 1911
Lincoln Deachey performs the first airplane loop-the-loop, over San Diego, 1913
Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1917
Release of the animated short Steamboat Willie, the first fully synchronized sound cartoon, directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, featuring the third appearances of cartoon characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, 1928
Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake, centered on Grand Banks, breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula, 1929
New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison, 1940
In the United States, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ratified, 1993

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