Saturday, January 10, 2015

Context

Text messages.

Wednesday, 4:37 pm, The Big Boss:  Can we hold off on you coming over to clean this week?  Still trying to regroup from the last trip.  Thanks.

Me:  Yes, sir.

Thursday, 3:37pm, The Big Boss:  Can u come tomorrow morning?  This house needs help!

Me, Yes, sir.

Friday, 6:48am, Ms. P.:  Today is a bad day for you to come over.  I have sick children.  Can we please reschedule for next week?

Me: Yes, ma'am.

Friday, 7:41am, The Big Boss:  The sick child decided to go to school.  Could you please come today?

Me:  Just getting out of Bible study, i'll be there as soon as i can.

Yes, after being scheduled and cancelled twice, i went to work yesterday.  Five loads of laundry and the usual cleaning, then the cat shelter where there are more sick cats.  It was a long, good day.

Today, i may sleep in until 5am.  Folding laundry always makes my back hurt.




Today is:

Children's Day -- Thailand

Feast of St. Geraint -- Wales (legendary Welsh hero who fought King Arthur)

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Western Stock Show and Rodeo -- Denver, CO, US (106th edition of the Super Bowl of livestock shows; through the 25th)

Peculiar People Day -- an internet generated day to celebrate all the strange and peculiar people in your life, including me!;)

Pennsylvania Farm Show -- Harrisburg, PA, US (the largest indoor agricultural show in the US, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture; through the 17th)

St. Peter Orseolo's Day

Sturdy Flat-Heeled Shoes Appreciation Day -- listed on many sites, and since i appreciate them, i included it

The Fairy Lunch -- Fairy Calendar

Ume Matsuri -- Atami, Japan (celebrating the ume -- plum -- at one of the most famous plum viewing spots in the country; through March 8)

Vaudoun Day -- Benin (Traditional Religions Day, with a huge festival in the seaside town of Ouidah)

Where's The Beef? Day -- the slogan premiered this day in 1984

Word Nerd Day -- originated by Maria Schneider of WritersDigest (to celebrate those who enjoy playing with words)


Anniversaries Today:

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands weds Pieter van Vollenhoven, 1967
UN General Assembly first meeting, 1946
Uniform Penny Post (the reformed postal system) starts in the UK, 1840


Birthdays Today:

Pat Benatar, 1953
Bonnie Hellman, 1950
George Foreman, 1949
Rod Stewart, 1945
Jim Croce, 1943
Sal Mineo, 1939
Bill Toomey, 1939
Gisele MacKenzie, 1927
Johnnie Ray, 1927
Paul Henreid, 1908
Ray Bolger, 1904
Robinson Jeffers, 1887
Grigori Rasputin, 1869 (O.S.)
Mary Ingalls, 1865
George Washington Carver, 1864
Charles Ingalls, 1836


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Masterpiece Theater"(TV), 1971
"That Was The Week That Was"(TV, US version), 1964
"Finian's Rainbow"(Musical), 1947
"Arsenic and Old Lace"(Play), 1941
"Pete the Tramp"(Comic strip), 1932
"Street Scene"(Play), 1929
"Rosalie"(Musical), 1928



Today in History:

Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, begins a civil war, BC46
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine is published, 1776
Napoleon divorces Josephine, 1810
Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning begin their correspondence, 1845
The first underground railway opens in London, 1863
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil, 1870
The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas, 1901
The League of Nations is established, 1920
The United States Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals, 1946
The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years, 1984
Torrential rain in the Lockyer Valley region of South East Queensland, Australia causes severe flash flooding, killing 9 people, 2011

8 comments:

  1. Your Boss and his family are a bit eccentric and need a wake-up call that the world does not revolve around them!

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  2. I wouldn't like working for those two. I'm just saying.

    Have a fabulous day of rest if you can. :)

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  3. You are a kind and patient woman! :)

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  4. Sleeping in until 5 am? How lazy can you be? Just kidding. I hope that boss appreciates you.

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  5. I was going to comment about how lucky those employers are to have you when the very last entry in Today in History gripped me. I knew it was the anniversary of the day I nearly lost my niece in those floods but seeing it there, unexpected, undid me a bit.

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  6. Oh boy - you are a kind person! A VERY kind person. that would have frustrated me to no end. But, I probably would have tried to accommodate them in the end --- if I could.
    Folding laundry always hurts my back too. That might be a silver lining of redoing our laundry room: a folding table that is the right height!

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  7. Yep! I think he's right.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/01/mm-guns-and-roses.html

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