Monday, April 9, 2012

Praise Report

So much for which to be thankful.

Taxes will be filed today! No standing in line at the last minute. No worry that, like a few years ago, the wonderful United States Postal Service will send our state taxes to the IRS and cause us to almost end up being late with our state stuff. Yes, that really happened. Had to go to the state office and file in person, and even with the note explaining what happened when the IRS forwarded it back, they thought we had refiled and messed us up.

Not this year. With a couple of signature papers faxed to the accountant, it will be filed with a mouse click by end of day. That's the way to run it.

Thankful the kids have one more day off from school Really. They are fun to have around, and great for helping with the kittens.

Thankful the kittens seem to be over the worst of the "tummy trouble", to put it delicately. Trust me, it isn't a delicate problem, it's a very stinky problem, and at their ages can kill them. Most of them are now big enough to be stumbling around the kitchen on their wobbly little legs. That means something else to be thankful for: litterbox training is next. Yes!

Thankful that this past weekend, when Bigger Girl wanted to go meet up with Teresa, she took the van and went. No more running her all over, she can do it herself. Bliss, when the friends live so far away.

Thankful i have a blog to write all of my crazy meanderings in.

If you're grateful and you know it, let it out in the comments. Sharing the joy doubles it.

Today is

Astronauts' Day -- web generated by someone who wants all these brave people honored

Baghdad Liberation Day -- Kurdistan, Iraq

Bataan Day/Day of Valor -- Philippines (Araw ng Kagitingan)

Dita e Kushtetutes -- Kosovo (Constitution Day)

Easter Monday -- Christian; related observances
Dyngus Day
Emaishen -- Luxembourg (traditional market)
Family Day -- South Africa
Hallaton Hare Pie Scramble & Bottle Kicking -- Hallaton, Leicestershire, England
Sham el-Nessim -- Egypt (Smell the Breezes Day, a spring celebration for all religions; celebrated by getting outside, greeting neighbors, enjoying spring, and eating salty raw fish)

Independence Restoration Day -- Georgia (formerly Day of National Unity)

Martyr's Day -- Tunisia

Name Yourself Day -- an internet holiday allowing you to change your name for a day, if you want to.

National Cherish An Antique Day -- hooray for old fashioned quality!

National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

National Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day -- US

Observation of the Nazi Occupation -- Denmark

St. Casilda's Day

St. Materiana's Day (Patron of Minster, Cornwall; Tintagel, Cornwall; Trawsfynydd, Wales)

Verruca Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin Celebration again)

Vimy Ridge Day -- Canada

Winston Churchill Day -- commemorates his becoming an honorary US citizen

World Konkani Day -- Goa

Anniversaries Today:

Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti, 1966
Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Camilla Parker-Bowles, 2005

Birthdays Today:

Elle Fanning, 1998
Kristen Stewart, 1990
Jesse McCartney, 1987
Leighton Meester, 1986
Keshia Knight Pulliam, 1979
Rachel Stevens, 1978
Gerard Way, 1977
Austin Peck, 1971
Cynthia Nixon, 1966
Paulina Prizkova, 1965
Dennis Quaid, 1954
Michael Learned, 1939
Avery Schreiber, 1935
Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1933
Hugh Hefner, 1926
Ward Bond, 1903
Paul Robeson, 1898
Efrem Zimbalist, 1889
Charles Baudelaire, 1821
Tamerlane, 1336

Today in History:

The Mongol hordes defeat the Poles and Germans in the Battle of Liegnitz, 1241
Robert Cavalier de la Salle reaches the mouth of the Mississippi River and claims all the land drained by the river and its tributaries for France, 1682
The African Methodist Episcopal church in the US is formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1816
The oldest audible sound recording of a human voice is made, 1860
Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the US Civil War, 1865
Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska, 1967
The Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada, 1869
Jumbo the Elephant arrives in the US, 1882
The Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for NYC, 1912
The first full color film, "World, The Flesh, and The Devil", premiers in London, 1914
Mae West makes her NYC debut in "Diamond Lil," 1928
The first Japanese built aircraft to fly to Europe, the Kamikaze, arrives at Croydon Airport in London, 1937
The Suez Canal is officially opened for shipping, 1957
NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven", 1959
In the first game in the Astrodome, Houston beats the Yankees 2-1 in an exhibition game, and Mickey Mantle hits the first indoor home run, 1967
The first British built Concorde makes its first flight, 1969
Georgia declares its independence from Russia, 1991
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at Westminster Abbey, 2002


  1. Thank you MiMi for your blog.


  2. Yep, feeling quite grateful this morning! And I have to echo anonymous, your blog is always such a pleasant (and informative) place to visit I always feel grateful it's out there!

    Fingers crossed that all the kitties digestive systems continues to get better. Yikes!

  3. Winston Churchill Day? Who thinks up these things?

  4. Leah, you tell us every Monday, and i am grateful for you.

    John, i'm glad you read here.

    Crabby, the blog is fun, i'm glad it entertains someone; as for the kittens, keep fingers crossed and prayers said.

    Stephen, it's the anniversary of the day he was granted honorary US citizenship, so that does make some sense. As for the others, some are inexplicable.


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