Thursday, May 5, 2016

Six Sentence Story: Great News!

It had been a long Tuesday, cleaning a house early in the morning, going to a church ladies' meeting, then off to the bakery job which went late into the evening because of all the orders coming in for Mother's Day.

"Guess what Eddie gave me today?" Sweetie asked, and i cringed; i was so tired i didn't want guessing games, and he and Eddie, manager of a local music store, are always swapping pieces of guitar equipment like kids on the playground trading toys for a while.

Before i could even try to register an answer, he said, "A job!"

My eyes opened wide and he continued, "Full time, with base pay and commissions on everything I sell, and I've already cleared that my brother and I will be out of town next weekend and we have vacation in June.  What do you think of that?"

As tired as i was, my only two thoughts were, Thank G-d, and i'm glad Little Girl is finished with school this week so we don't need to worry about sharing the cars.

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

Today is:

Arbegnoch Qen -- Ethiopia (Patriots' Victory Day)

Arrival Day -- Guyana

Bevrijdingsday -- Netherlands(Liberation Day)

Bonza Bottler Day™

Cartoonists Day -- celebrates the first color cartoon ever published, The Yellow Kid, on this day in 1895

Childhood Depression Awareness Day / National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day -- US (sometimes also called Green Ribbon Day, SAMHSA's "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" public awareness event

Children's Day -- Japan (Kodomo-no-hi); South Korea (Orininal)

Cinco de Mayo / Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla -- Mexico, and anyplace that beer brewers want to make a minor battle into a big deal to increase beer sales today

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta -- Portland, Oregon (the sister city to Guadalajara, Mexico, has a multicultural party; through Sunday)

Constitution Day -- Kyrgyzstan

Coronation Day -- Thailand (crowning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1950)

Day of Adoration of Anubis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Doodle 4NF Auction Days -- Neurofibromatosis Foundation's biggest fundraiser, from today until May 15, go to Ebay to bid on doodles drawn by celebrities 

Europe Day -- Council of Europe

Fairy Ring Day (Receiving) -- Fairy Calendar

Festival of Nations -- St. Paul, MN, US (cultural exhibits, food, dance, and folk art from 90 ethnic groups in a celebration held each year since 1932; through Sunday)

Hafengeburtstag -- Hamburg, Germany (Hamburg Harbor Birthday celebration, through Sunday)

Halfway Point of Spring/Autumn

Hidirellez  -- Turkey (arrival of spring and a religious holiday of the Alevi peoples, celebrating the meeting on Earth of the Prophets Al-Khidr and Elijah; begins this evening and goes through tomorrow)

International Day of the Midwife

Kansas Barbed Wire Swap/Sell -- La Crosse, Kansas (held by the Barbed Wire Collectors Association, and no, i'm not making that up! through Saturday)

Lusophone Culture Day -- Community of Portuguese-speaking countries

Make-a-Book Day -- the Thursday of Family Reading Week 

Mom's Nite Out -- lets give mom a nite to herself with her friends!

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Day of Prayer -- US / Interfaith

National Day of Reason -- US Humanist alternative to the National Day of Prayer

National Ferret Day -- UK  (previously sponsored, but the link is no longer available)

National Hoagie Day

Perfect Game Day -- Cy Young pitches baseballs first officially recorded perfect game on this day in 1904

Richmond Mushroom Festival -- Richmond, MO, US (arts and crafts, carnival, barbecue contest, bike and car show, bands, and stage shows, all to celebrate the fun fungus; through Sunday)

Save Lives Clean your Hands Day -- WHO (the day gets its own web page)

Senior Citizens Day -- Palau

St. Judith's Day (Patron of Prussia)

Totally Chipotle® Day

Upper Canada Village -- Morrisburg, ON, Canada (through early October, various programs that let visitors and students enter the world of the 1860s)

Yom HaShoah -- Judaism (Holocaust Remembrance Day; began sunset yesterday, ends at sunset today)

Anniversary Today:

The American Medical Association is founded, 1847

Birthdays Today:

Harry Cavill, 1983
Danielle Fishel, 1981
Tina Yothers, 1973
Brian Williams, 1959
Richard E. Grant, 1957
Jean-Pierre Leaud, 1944
Lance Henriksen, 1943
Michael Palin, 1943
Tammy Wynette, 1942
Michael Murphy, 1938
Pat Carroll, 1927
Ann B. Davis, 1926
Alice Faye, 1915
Tyrone Power, 1913
James Beard, 1903
Nelly Bly, 1864
John Batterson Stetson, 1830
Karl Marx, 1818
Soren Kierkegaard, 1813

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Damn Yankees"(Play), 1955

Today in History:

Rebel barons begin a chain of events that leads to King John of England's eventual signing of the Magna Carta, 1215
Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire, 1260
Jews are expelled from Speyer Germany, 1430
Christopher Columbus lands at Jamaica and claims it for Spain, 1494
In France, the Estates-General convenes for the first time since 1614, 1789
Citizenship is denied to Jews of Canton of Aargau Switzerland, 1809
Mary Kies becomes the first woman issued a US patent, for a method of weaving, 1809
The American Bible Society organizes in NY, 1816
Emperor Napoleon I dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena, 1821
In Belgium, the first railway in continental Europe opens between Brussels  and Mechelen, 1835
The American Medical Association forms in Philadelphia, 1847
Cinco de Mayo in Mexico: troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion  in the Battle of Puebla, 1862
The first train robbery in the US occurs in North Bend, Ohio, 1865
Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army, 1877
The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor, 1891
Cy Young pitches the first perfect game in modern baseball history, 1904
Coco Chanel introduces Chanel No. 5, 1921
John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching evolution in violation of Tennessee's Butler Act, 1925
West Germany gains full sovereignty, 1955
Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, 1961
Bobby Sands dies in the Long Kesh prison hospital after 66 days of hunger-striking, aged 27, 1981
The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army, 2006
Mass protests in Greece erupt in response to austerity measures imposed by the government as a result of the Greek debt crisis, 2010


  1. Hurrah! Congratulations to him!

  2. What great news. You couldn't have gotten any better news. Well perhaps winning a huge pot in the lottery, but this is epic.

    Have a terrific day on cloud nine my friend. ♥♥♥

  3. Praise God, you've been praying for this for a long time, and prayers are being answered! Sounds like the timing couldn't be any better and Sweetie's got it all arranged well. Blessings to him at the new job!

  4. Congratulation to Sweetie for landing that job. I hope it all works out for him.

  5. Excellent news. Couldn't have happened to better folks.

  6. nice (and an excellent illustration of the way we all, on occasion can anticipate the unfolding events, sometimes in a way that causes stress.... in this case, to produce a positive feeling...
    (cool how many of us went down the 'role of emotion in everyday life' route this week!)

  7. I felt the relief in the story. A good job relieves so much stress. Cy Young! So long ago.

  8. It always makes me happy when good things happen to good people.

  9. That's great news happy times ahead, what a heartwarming post :-)

  10. Nothing like some really good news to perk you up after an exhausting day. I think it's the goal of every parent to want to see their adult(ish) children settled into their own lives and being successfully independent.

  11. oh, i hope it works well for you all!

  12. Fantastic news! A great way to end the day.

  13. Fantastic news! A great way to end the day.


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