Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Closer and Closer

The last minute stuff is getting done somehow.  Some of it, anyway.

What isn't done, well, i tried.  The rain delayed the laundry, but because it came already, it looks like we will have plenty of nice weather the rest of the week and into next.

Meanwhile, #2 Son doesn't have much time to get his junk out of the library.  The girls have done a great job with the den, where none of us will be, probably.

The library, right next to the kitchen, will be where most of us hang out, i'm sure.

"No matter where i serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!"

There are paper products available, so if most of the cups and bowls disappear (actually, i only have 4 bowls left!), we will get through it.

This morning will be spent getting an air mattress, and changing out all the litter boxes (again) among other things.  This afternoon, i go pick up one friend from the airport.

Bigger Girl is having breakfast with Grandpa, and he will probably be calling me to ask what in the world is going on around here.

Wait until he hears my "retreat" this year is at my house.  This could get fun.

Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Chile

Chelsea Antique Fair -- Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, England (through Sunday)

Cosmetic Bridge Day -- seems internet generated, but i'm sure your dentist will approve

Day of the First Appearance of the Slovak National Council -- Slovakia

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 9, Freedom (sponsored by We, the World)

Ganesha Chaturthi -- Hindu (festival to honor the god of prosperity, prudence, and success)

Independence Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis(1983)

International Talk Like a Pirate Day --

Jubilee of the Moth Moons -- Fairy Calendar

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

Petit Jean Fall Antique Auto Swap Meet -- Morrilton, AR, US (swap meet and the Museum of Automobiles; through Saturday)

St. Januarius of Naples' Day (a/k/a Gennaro of Naples; Patron of blood banks; Naples, Italy; against volcanic eruption) related observance
     Feast of San Gennaro -- NYC, NY, US (began on the 13th, continues to the 23rd; one of the highlights of the festival is this, the actual Saint's day)

Women's Suffrage Day -- New Zealand

Birthdays Today:

Jimmy Fallon, 1974
Jim Abbot, 1967
Trisha Yearwood, 1964
Joan Lunden, 1950
Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson, 1949
Jeremy Irons, 1948
Randolph Mantooth, 1945
"Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941
Bill Medley, 1940
Paul Williams, 1940
David McCallum, 1933
Adam West, 1928
Duke Snider, 1926
Joseph Pasternak, 1901

Today in History:

Edward, the Black Prince, commands the forces which defeat the French army and capture France's King John II, 1356
Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem Witch Trials, 1692
The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the US, 1778
Ephraim Morris patents the railroad brake, 1838
Bond and Lassell discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn, 1848
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all of its women the right to vote, 1893
Funeral of assassinated President William McKinley, 1901
Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut as Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in NYC, 1928
The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, 1946
Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959
Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them, 1961
The Solomon Islands join the United Nations, 1978
Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System, 1982
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists, 1991
The BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was declared “effectively dead” by retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the blowout disaster, 2010


  1. any chance we are getting a GRANDPA GUEST POST?!

  2. It's awesome to have the kind of kitchen where peeps can hang out. I don't have that kind. Too dang small. The next house we buy will be the one we hopefully nest in forever. I intend to have a super large kitchen. Your guests are gonna have a fantabulous time.

  3. I imagine things WILL get interesting. You'll have fun stuff to write about.

  4. Miz, he doesn't even know i blog.

    Josie, i'm hoping they will.

    Stephen, i hope i can stay awake long enough to write at all! We will be busy.