Sunday, February 13, 2011

Using Up The News

So, here i stand, staring at a blank screen, with a blank brain again.

It was no go on the adoptions this weekend. At least at one adoption event, we had zero. Haven't had the heart to ask about the other two venues.

It should prove to be a busy Sunday, beginning with a fundraiser pancake breakfast for The Mouth's Boy Scout troop. Then clean the Sunday School building at our church, teach a lesson (Valentine lesson), cook a big dinner, make sure Bigger Girl gets to the church she works at on Sunday evenings.

Of course, Sunday afternoon attendance at Bedside Baptist is mandatory, at least for a one hour service.

Monday should prove somewhat interesting -- delivering for the florist again this year. I'll have to stop in the middle of the day to take my kids to school, but it's a flexible schedule, you take as many runs as you want, and stop when you need to.

One of those things you wish would never have to show up came in the mail this weekend, too. Our Bestest Ever CPA, old family friend, sent out our packets so we could get ready for "that time of the year" again. Yuck! Double yuck! Don't want to deal with it.

The aluminum foil roasting pans that i've been using as disposable and cheap litter boxes are getting to be too small. Bought a couple of bigger ones to replace those that are wearing out. We are now up to one permanent and 10 disposables, all of which have to be scooped daily. Twice a day would be better, but don't push it. It's gone from being one 28 pound box of scoopable litter every 3 weeks, when it is just our 5 cats, to being three boxes every two weeks.

Well, i guess the news is all used up around here. A blessed Sunday to all.

Today is:

Blessing of the Salmon Nets -- Northumberland

Dream of Your Sweetheart Day

Get a Different Name Day

Ides of February -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Employee Legal Awareness Day

Lupercalia begins -- Roman Empirical Calendar (to rid the city of evil spirits), through the 15th

Madly in Love With Me Day

Namahage Sedo Matsuri -- Akita Prefecture, Japan

National Tortini Day

Parentalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (honoring divi parentes -- the deified ancestors), through the 21st

St. Catherine dei Ricci's Day

Trndez or Tearnandarach -- Ancient Armenian Calendar (fire celebration, begins in the evening)

World Marriage Day

Birthdays Today:

Mena Suvari, 1979
Robbie Williams, 1974
Kelly Hu, 1968
Peter Gabriel, 1950
Stockard Channing, 1944
Jerry Springer, 1944
Peter Tork, 1942
George Segal, 1934
Kim Novak, 1933
Chuck Yeager, 1923
Eileen Farrell, 1920
Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1919
Grant Wood, 1892
Alvin York, 1887
Bess Truman, 1885
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, 1754

Today in History:

Baghdad falls to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate is destroyed, 1258
Jews are expelled from Burgsordf, Switzerland, 1349
The Disfida di Barletta (Challenge of Barletta); Frenchman Charles de la Motte accused Italians of cowardice, and thirteen Italians proceeded to rout 13 Frenchmen in a chivalrous horseback tourney, 1503
St. Augustine, Florida, is founded, becoming the oldest continuously occupied European established city, and the oldest port, in the continental United States, 1566
Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for trial before the Inquisition for professing belief that the Earth revolves around the sun, 1633
Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal, 1668
The Massacre of Glencoe: 78 members of the clan Macdonald are murdered for not promptly pledging allegiance to the new king, William of Orange (William III), 1692
Cholera appears in London, 1832
Work begins on the covering of the Zenne, burying Brussels's primary river and creating the modern central boulevards, 1867
The feminist newspaper La Citoyenne is first published in Paris by the activist Hubertine Auclert, 1881
Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class, 1886
Auguste and Louis Lumière patent the Cinematographe, a combination movie camera and projector, 1894
English suffragettes storm British Parliament and 60 women are arrested, 1907
The Negro National League is formed, 1920
A jury in Flemington, New Jersey finds Bruno Hauptmann guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby, 1935
France tests its first atomic bomb, 1960
Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released, 1970
A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky, 1981
An agreement is reached on a two-stage plan to reunite Germany, 1990
The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies, 2000
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announces the discovery of the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093. Astronomers named this star "Lucy" after The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", 2004
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes a historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations, 2008


  1. Thanks for the scoop so to speak. ;)

  2. Hey, it's more interesting than "I cleaned the chicken house..." Trust me on this. Although, I had to change the litter box... To a bigger one. Yep, that is better. :)


  3. Cat, but cleaning the chicken house can be taken so many ways!

    Yes, everyone needs a bigger litter box.:D