Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fork Over Something for the Stomach Bug

Work this week was a bit -- squirrelly. #2 Son thought he was feeling better, until his noodles ended up in the bushes the hard way. One by one the children have gotten that sick to the stomach feeling.

Oh, well, at least it seems to only be a couple of days thing.

Meanwhile, Kida Cat's sneezies have passed on to Mike, and now the other kittens are wheezing a bit, too. None have gotten it as badly as Kida and Mike, though. At least, so far. I have plenty of kitty decongestant and Clavamox on hand. I will dispense as needed. Rats! as i had so hoped to get at least two of them to adoption day this weekend.

Oh, and where, if i might ask, do forks go? Since the table incident, eating has been wherever it has happened to be. Mostly in rooms that have doors to keep kittens out, as they climb in laps to try to get to whatever you are consuming. Most of the plates and bowls and cups and cutlery have come back, but not the forks. We are down to two. One is Sweetie's that he got at the military surplus store and that i hide every time he uses it so it will be there next time, the other is a tiny shrimp fork that i don't even know where it came from. I would go out and buy more, but we are saving for a small table to put the microwave and fruit bowls on, and besides, they would probably just disappear, too. Is there a monster out there that just eats metal forks?

Today is:

Bubble Bath Day

Children's Day -- Thailand

Commonwealth Day -- Northern Mariana Islands

Feast of St. Gudula (patron of Brussels; against toothaches)

Gynaecocratia -- Macedonia (women's day off, the men have to take care of the house, the women get to go do whatever they want! Perhaps in remembrance of when this was the Midwife's Day in Ancient Greece?)

Justitia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of justice)

Learn to Ski Day (No!!! I tried once, as a teen, and vowed never again!)

Midwife's Day -- Ancient Greek Calendar

National English Toffee Day

National Joy Germ Day (Infect others with joy, I like this idea.)

Old Hickory Day (Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson leads the victory in the Battle of New Orleans)

Rock 'n' Roll Day (Elvis' birthday, of course)

Rural or Lesser Dyonisia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (one of the 4 festivals of Dionysus/Bacchus)

Show and Tell Day at Work ("Traditional" date -- what tradition!?! -- moved to a Monday if it falls on a weekend.)

Birthdays Today:

Ami Dolenz, 1969
Don Bendell, 1947
David Bowie, 1947
Robbie Krieger, 1946
Stephen Hawking, 1942
Yvette Mimieux, 1939
Bob Eubanks, 1938
Shirley Bassey, 1937
Elvis Presley, 1935
Charles Osgood, 1933
Soupy Sales, 1926
Ron Moody, 1924
Larry Storch, 1923
Jose Ferrer, 1912
Butterfly McQueen, 1911
Galina Ulanova, 1910
James Longstreet, 1821

Today in History:

Monoco gains its independence, 1297
Genoa, Italy expels Jews, 1598
The oldest surviving commercial newspaper begins in Haarlem, Netherlands, 1675
The New York Fishing Company is the first American commercial corporation chartered, 1675
Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1734
US President George Washington delivers the first "State of the Union" address, 1790
Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron, emerges voluntarily from the wild in southern France (he had been captured and escaped before), 1800
The Battle of New Orleans, 1815
The first US music school, the Boston Academy of Music, is established, 1833
The US national debt hits $0 for the first and only time, 1835
Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code), 1836
Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the US Cavalry at Wolf Mountain in Montana Territory, 1877
Dr. Herman Hollerish receives the first US patent for a tabulating machine, considered by some to be the earliest computer, 1889
The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system, 1904
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., 1963
Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched, 1973
The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II, 2004


Querencia said...

We slowly had our fork supply depleted a few years ago. Finally figured it out when I was vacuuming under the couch cushions. Turns out the ferrets were hiding the forks, and only the forks, underneath and inside the couch. Not the spoons, not the butter knives, just the forks. Dozens of forks.
May your forks return to you as well :D
love your blog mimi

Cat said...

Well, noodles the hard way. Poor kid. Just a thought, I wouldn't feed him colorful kid's cereals until this is over. Just sayin'.

And you could always go Midieval. One set, bowl, fork, spoon, knife, and plate, each person responsible for same. At least when you find enough forks. But this would at least help with the losing of things, maybe. Oopsie, no fork, well you still have a spoon, right?



messymimi said...

DJ, we don't have ferrets to blame, and i don't think the cats are doing it. No, it's the kids, and i am loathe to buy more just to watch them disappear.

Cat, that is an idea, except that they would take and lose each others forks and such. And yes, mine are old enough to get themselves outside or to a garbage can or toilet, but i remember when they were babies and you didn't feed them anything colorful if you didn't want to see it again.