Thursday, December 24, 2015

Six Sentence Story: No Snow Job

We are having adventures, and rain, but it's a swamp, so don't expect snow; and none of my adventures are a snow job, either.

#2 Son has once again swerved in order to not be hit by someone, eaten a median, and totalled a car, with the person in question getting away, this time even when chased by the police; as #2 Son has only liability insurance, he is without transport for the time being and has had to move back in, with Mikey, so that he can be closer to work.

The kittens have gone up for adoption, and one has already gone to her forever home, with one of Little Girl's friends, and we've almost run out of kittens up at the shelter, we've had so many adoptions! 

Work at the bakery has been beyond their wildest imaginings, having done more business in the last week than they did in their first entire Christmas season years ago and setting new sales records almost daily.

Yesterday morning there were 20 people waiting at the door, and we sold out of the cakes we had on hand ready for walk-ins (as opposed to pre-orders) in 30 minutes, so before we left last night, we'd frosted everything in the store except what still needed to cool down, and there's no telling but that we may completely sell out.

Tonight is the candlelight Christmas Eve service, and Sweetie will be singing in the choir, but before that i have work at Ms. P's house, he has a job for a friend, Little Girl will be heading out to Grandma and Grandpa's house a bit early, and we will juggle 3 cars among 5 people somehow; i expect some semblance of Christmas peace to descend soon after the New Year!

Linking up with Uncharted Blog and Six Sentence Stories, where the cue is Snow.

Today is:

Adam the Patriarch & Eve the Matriarch's Day -- Catholic Christian (Adam, Patron of gardeners and tailors; Eve, Patron of tailors)

Aofangadagskvold -- Iceland (arrival of the 13th and final Yule Lad)
     Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Kertasnikir -- Candle-beggar, who, as children did before light bulbs, wants the treat of a precious candle, and will steal one if he can

Bonfires on the Levee -- Louisiana, US (began among the Cajuns, now a big celebration for everyone, lighting the way for Papa Noel)

Calendas -- Oaxaca, Mexico

Celtic Tree Month Beth (Birch) commences

Christmas Eve

Constitution Day -- Transdniestra

Declaration of Christmas Peace -- Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City

Feast of the Seven Fishes (La Vigilia) -- Italy (traditional serving of seven kinds of seafood at dinner)

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols -- King's College Chapel, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (special Christmas Eve performance by the Choir of King's College held since 1918)

Icelandic Traditional Calendar Month Morsugur "Fat Sucker" begins -- Iceland (refering to the daily fare becoming scant in deep winter and body fat is used up)

Independence Day -- Libya(1951)

Kolada -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (various celebrations of the gods until Dec. 31)

Last Minute Shoppers Day

Mistletoe Time -- traditional day on which to hang the mistletoe

Modresnach -- Germanic/Scandinavian/Anglo-Saxon Odinist festival celebrating midwinter and motherhood (date approximate)

National Egg Nog Day

Noche Buena -- Spain and Spanish speaking countries

Remember to Read the Instructions First Night -- when assembling the kids' toys, of course

Silent Night, Holy Night Celebrations -- Austria (in honor of the hymn's composition in 1818)

St. Trasilla's Day (Patron of single laywomen)

Tolling the Devil's Knell -- All Saints Parish Church, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England (the church bell tolls once for each year since the birth of Christ, signaling when the Devil's demise was heralded)

T'owd 'oss -- Richmond, North Yorkshire, England (A tradition of dressing in hunting clothes and blowing the hunting horns on Christmas Eve.)

Utter Day -- Fairy Calendar (Every word uttered by the fairy folk becomes a physical object he/she must wear for the rest of the day.)

Yap Constitution Day -- Micronesia (regional)

Zerowork Season begins -- seriously, unless you work in retail, how much work really gets done between now and New Year's Eve at your office?

Birthdays Today:

Ryan Seacrest, 1974
Stephanie Meyer, 1973
Ricky Martin, 1971
Diedrich Bader, 45, 1966
Anil Kapoor, 1959
Mary Higgins Clark, 1929
Ava Gardner, 1922
Howard Hughes, 1905
Johnny Gruelle, 1880
Matthew Arnold, 1822
James Prescott Joule, 1818
Kit Carson, 1809

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Aristocats(Disney animated film), 1970
"Amahl and the Night Visitors"(Opera, first performance and the first opera ever televised), 1951
"The Perry Como Show"(TV), 1948
"Aida"(Opera), 1871

Today in History:

The Byzantine church Hagia Sophia in Constantinople is dedicated for the second time after being destroyed by earthquakes, 563
Thomas Wolsey is appointed English Lord Chancellor, 1515
Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is "discovered" by James Cook, 1777
"Silent Night" is composed by Franz Joseph Gruber; it is first sung the next day, 1818
The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning, 1826
Fire devastates the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroys 35,000 volumes, 1851
Henry Ford completes his first useful gas motor, 1893
Irving Fisher patents an archiving system with index cards, 1912
The first radio transmission of NCRV in Netherlands, 1924
NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition, 1955
Shooting begins on "The Cage" the pilot for the Star Trek series, 1964
The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so, 1968
Cyclone Tracy devastates Darwin, Australia, 1974
The first European Ariane rocket is launched, 1979
For the first time since the death f Lenin, the bells of St. Basil's Cathedral, on Red Square in Moscow, ring to celebrate Christmas, 1990
The Spanish police thwart an attempt by ETA to detonate 50 kg of explosives at 3:55 p.m.inside Madrid's busy Chamartín Station, 2003


  1. Well you certainly didn't do a snow job on your offering today. Some good and some bad but that is life all over. Let's hope you can relax over Christmas.

  2. Sorry about your son's accident, hope he is okay! If people can leave an accident these days, they will, someone hit Richard a few years back and our car was totaled but the other driver was never found.
    In spite of stress and worry, we have the Lord! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  3. So sorry about the accident, but glad he is okay! Also, congrats on the bakery sales. That's awesome!

  4. I am sorry to hear of the accident but it is a blessing that he is safe.

  5. And, I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016! I am sure Christmas day in your family will be a happy one.

  6. That is a bad break about the car, hope every thing works out for him. Merry Christmas, and here is to a great New Year.

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  8. It's never a good time to have a car accident, but around Christmas time it really is a downer! I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and hopes that next year will be a very good year for all.

  9. It's never a good time to have a car accident, but around Christmas time it really is a downer! I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and hopes that next year will be a very good year for all.

  10. When you said you frosted everything i pictured you selling frosted empty boxes in my head! Lol...

  11. When you said you frosted everything i pictured you selling frosted empty boxes in my head! Lol...

  12. oh, my goodness! i hope things can settle down so you can take a breath!

  13. sucks about the accident, even more so for involving an irresponsible driver… but I suppose that's implied in the very circumstances of the event, still good that there were no direct, physical injuries.
    Cool about your business doing so well…. hard work is less so when there is excitement associated with it

  14. Oh sorry to hear this especially at this time :-(

    Merry Christmas to you :-)

  15. I'm glad business has been good. Have a Merry Christmas.

  16. What a wonderful job to have. You must bring such joy to people. Happy Christmas

  17. Glad things are going so well at the bakery. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  18. Sorry about your son's accident. Hope things work out.

  19. So glad that your son's okay but yikes - that's scary. And congratulations on your business! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a happy week this week!

  20. I am thinking after reading all of your activity and adventures in this past week that today you are most thankful just to breathe a sigh of relief that it's over... at least for another year!