Monday, April 18, 2011

Down in The Mouth

Or maybe down in his back. My brother-in-law, The Mouth, that is.

Every few weeks, he gets like that. It's sciatica, and when it hits, it hits him hard.

He got hit Sunday morning. He didn't go to church, and he doesn't miss church if he can crawl into his truck and get there. Even when out of town he goes somewhere, or has chapel if he is camping.

He didn't come here for dinner that evening, either. He hasn't missed that in years, unless he was out of town, or we were.

In other news, i have to figure out a way to move the microwave to another circuit in the house. The circuit has the light in Sweetie's workshop/music room, the attic fan, the light over the kitchen sink, the outlet for the microwave, and the outlet for the mini-fridge in Sweetie's workshop. If someone uses the microwave, and the fridge compressor kicks on, it blows the circuit. We can either move the microwave, or continue to have to go into the workshop to unplug the fridge every time we want to use it.

Ah, the joy of an old house with crazy wiring. (insert eye roll here)

The eight big kittens still have "digestive trouble", and the two remaining tiny ones (yes, the little black one was doing great, then suddenly stopped eating and died) have the opposite problem. So 8 kittens on reglan and two getting enemas.

The best news is that Cinderheart, the oldest kitten, can now drink from a bowl. The first one is the hardest to teach. The others learn by watching the first one. Now to start putting dry food out for them to sniff and play in. They grow up so fast.

In honor of National Humor Month:

What do you call the best butter on the farm?
A goat!

Boudreaux had been married to Clotile for over 60 years, so it was rather a surprise to him when he woke up one morning with an urge he hadn't had in a while.
Boudreaux gently shook her and said, "Clotile!"
"Yes, Boudreaux?" she sleepily answered him.
"Hey, Clotile, want to mess around?" Boudreaux ax her.
"Mais, oui Boudreaux, I guess so, if you do," she answered.
A minute or so later, "Clotile?" Boudreaux say.
"Yes?" she answered.
"Do you remember how?"

Today is

Adult Autism Awarenes Day (I know the poster child!)

Army Day -- Iran

Boston Marathon -- 115th Running

Flag Day -- Denmark

Goddess Month of Maia begins

Hanuman Jayanti -- Hindu

Health Day -- Kiribati

Independence Day -- Zimbabwe

International Juggler's Day - also applies to multitasking office workers

Invention Day -- Japan

Look-Alike Day

National Animal Cracker Day

Newspaper Columnists Day

Patriot's Day -- Several US States

St. Aya's Day (patron against lawsuits)

Theravadin New Year -- Buddhist (through the 21st)

"Third World" Day -- the phrase was first used on this date in 1955

World Amateur Radio Day

Anniversaries Today:

The University of Alabama is founded, 1831

Birthdays Today:

America Ferrara, 1984
Melissa Joan Hart, 1976
Maria Bello, 1967
Conan O'Brien, 1963
Eric Roberts, 1956
James Woods, 1947
Hayley Mills, 1946
Leopold Stokowski, 1882
Clarence Darrow, 1857
Lucrezia Borgia, 1480

Today in History:

Boleslaw Chrobry is crowned the first king of Poland, 1025
The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid, 1506
The Real Academia de la Historia (Royal Academy of History) is founded in Madrid, 1738
The British advancement by sea begins; Paul Revere and William Dawes, upon seeing two lanterns in the church steeple, set out to warn that "The British are coming!" 1775
Fighting ceases in the American Revolutionary War, eight years to the day after it began, 1783
Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico, 1881
The St. Andrew's Ambulance Association is granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria, 1899
Denmark becomes the first country to formally adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals, 1902
Quetzaltenango, second largest city of Guatemala, is destroyed by an earthquake, 1902
The Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement, 1906
The RMS Carpathia brings the Titanic survivors to NYC, 1912
"The House that Ruth Built," Yankee Stadium, opens, 1923
Simon and Schuster publishes the first crossword puzzle book, 1924
The first "washateria" (laundromat) opens, in Ft. Worth, Texas, 1934
The League of Nations is formally dissolved, 1949
29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference., 1955
A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum, 1958
The Republic of Zimbabwe is officially established with the swearing in of Canaan Banana as its first President, 1980


  1. Oh. That is one nasty, nasty sucker. I remember Mom had that, and for almost a week, she was flat on the floor, and nearly wept when she had to move. Hoping he feels better soon!

    I sure hope the kittens start pulling into the upswing soon. Poor little guys... Sending happy purrs and cuddles for them!


  2. Thanks, Cat. We also hope they all are on the mend, human and pet.