Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Home Again, Jiggity Jog

No matter how much fun you are having (and trust me, we had a blast!), there comes a day when you have to head home.

Grace, Di, Jean, Pickles, Sparkle, Howard'sGirlfriend and i have shared meals and talks and walks and visits to bookstores and botanical gardens, the fun of making gumbo and the joy of sharing wine and coffee.  (No, i didn't touch the wine, i know better.  It puts me right to sleep.  Instead, i did the driving.)

There was a lot more, but now it's time to wend my way home, with Di, who will catch a bus back to her home tomorrow.

Meanwhile, we are going through Houston, and i don't know exactly when i will get this way again (although i hope to come back when Little Girl graduates from her specialist training), and thus we will stop at the Ikea there, since i've never been to one.

Home waits -- an A/C that is in need of help, work, and heaven only knows what else.

Do i have to go home, or can i move here?

Today is:

Defy Superstition Day -- go walk under that ladder!

Dia de los Ninos Heroes -- Mexico 

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 3, Environment (sponsored by We, the World

Epulum Iovis and Lectisternia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival for Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva)

Festival of Lighting the Fires of Neith -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fortune Cookie Day -- you might need one after that ladder stunt

Husker Harvest Days -- Grand Island, NE, US (the largest irrigated working ag show on a permanent site in the US; through Thursday)

Independence Day -- Venda (recognized within South Africa only)

International Chocolate Day -- as declared by the National Confectioners Association

Kentucky Bourbon Festival -- Bardstown, KY, US (self explanatory; through Sunday)

National Celiac Awareness Day -- US

National Peanut Day

Positive Thinking Day -- think positively that nothing bad will happen because of that ladder!

Roald Dahl Day -- it's his birth anniversary

Runic Half Month Ken begins (illumination)

Snack-A-Pickle Time

St. John Chrysostom's Day (Patron of education, epileptics, lecturers, orators, preachers; Constantinople)

Birthdays Today:

Ben Savage, 1980
Fiona Apple, 1977
Stella McCartney, 1977
Tavis Smiley, 1964
Jean Smart, 1959
Nell Carter, 1948
Jacqueline Bisset, 1944
Peter Cetera, 1944
Bela Karolyi, 1942
David Clayton-Thomas, 1941
Fred Silverman, 1937
Richard Kiel, 1939
Judith "Miss Manners" Martin, 1938
Robert Indiana, 1928
Mel Torme, 1925
Yma Sumac, 1922
Roald Dahl, 1916
Bill Monroe, 1911
Claudette Colbert, 1903
Sherwood Anderson, 1876
John J. Pershing, 1860
Milton Hershey, 1857
Walter Reed, 1851
Clara Schumann, 1819
Cesare Borgia, 1475

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Law & Order"(TV), 1990
Divine Madness(Documentary/Comedy), 1980
"Soap"(TV), 1977
"The Muppet Show"(TV)1976
"The Rockford Files"(TV)1974
"Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?"(TV)1969
"Yesterday"(Beatles' single release), 1965
"Canticum Sacrum ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis/Canticle to Honor the Name of Saint Mark"(Stravinsky orchestral piece), 1956

Today in History:

The temple of Jupiter on Rome's Capitoline Hill is dedicated on the ides of September, BC509
Building begins on Hadrian's Wall, 122
St. Francis of Assisi receives stigmata, 1224
Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David, 1503
Henry Hudson reached the river that would later be named after him, 1609
NYC becomes the first capital of the US, 1788
US Government takes out its first loan from NYC banks, 1789
Six teenage military cadets known as Niños Héroes die defending Chapultepec Castle in the Battle of Chapultepec, 1847
Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage incredibly survives a 3-foot-plus iron rod being driven through his head; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions, 1848
Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1898
Lusitania completes her maiden voyage, arriving in NYC, 1907
The temperature (in the shade) at Al 'Aziziyah, Libya reaches a world record 57.8*C (136.04*F), 1922
Elizabeth McCombs is the first woman elected to the New Zealand Parliament, 1933
Chiang Kai-shek elected president of the Republic of China, 1943
IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305, 1956
Hurricane Gilbert is the strongest recorded hurricane, based on barometric pressure, in the Western Hemisphere, 1988*
Largest anti-Apartheid march in South Africa, led by Desmond Tutu, 1989
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, 2007
Hurricane Ike makes landfall, damaging Galveston Island, Houston, and surrounding area, 2007
Jan van Eyck is credited as the painter of 'The three mary's at the tomb' a painting from the 1430's held in a Rotterdam museum, 2012

*Replaced by Hurricane Wilma in 2005


  1. your busy, busy life awaits for you...

  2. You know your heart is where your home is and your family. You'll be going home.

    I'm glad you had a great time and I enjoyed going along with you.

    Have a fabulous and safe drive home. ☺

  3. It's always bittersweet returning home after a fun trip, but once home you can start planning that next trip. Glad to hear you had a good time.

  4. Oh I know that feeling, every time we go to Galveston I cry when we cross the bridge back to the mainland. I live living that fantasy life of leisure! :-) Coming home means catching up and so much to do, but it also means sleeping in your own bed and being surrounded by all the people and critters who love you, so it's not so bad! I'm really glad you got the time off for yourself, that's healthy, and FUN!!

  5. So glad you got such a good break. It will make it easier to face the AC!

  6. I have nominated you for an award. I feel you are worthy, but it is up to you to accept or not. Hugs!

  7. I hope you enjoyed IKEA. Our closest ones are 2 hours away so I am lucky to go once every few years.


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