Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ten Things of Thankful

Ten Things of Thankful

Ah, Saturday!  The day i count my blessings and list my gratitudes and thankfuls and actually post them.

This past week was full to bursting, and i am very thankful i got through it and everything seems to have gotten done.

It included going to NOLA to clean Grandma’s house since her housekeeper had the week off, and i’m grateful we got there and back safely, especially as that was the third job of that day.

The headaches from my injury are not as bad the last day or so, and i am glad that there’s less dizziness when i am bending over.

Sweetie’s back “went out” yesterday morning, and i am thankful the chiropractor’s office was still open and the chiropractor and the massage therapist took care of the problem.

He and i finally had a chance to drive through the neighborhood and look at the Christmas lights, hooray!  It’s something i miss when i don’t get to do it.

The cat shelter work was very easy this week, there have been so many adoptions we are running out of cats!  Of course there will be more cats coming in, especially when kitten season starts in about 3 months, but for now we are enjoying an almost empty shelter.

Last night, after i finally got home, i decided to forego a shower and took a long, hot, relaxing soak in the tub.  It was delightful and every time i do it i wonder why i don’t do it more often, and i am thankful we have a tub so that i have the option.

Someone donated some food to the shelter that they could not use, and it is just what my cats need (diet food).  Volunteers are allowed to take any donated items the shelter can’t use, and i am thankful for one and a half bags of the pricey stuff that doesn’t seem to be helping my critters lose much weight.  (The vet wanted them on it, and i agreed to give it one year to see if it helps.  The only cat that has visibly lost weight is Little Girlie, and she’s the only one that didn’t need to lose it!)

Today is my day off that i’ve been hoping to get.  If you are reading this in the morning, i may still be asleep.  If you are reading it in the afternoon, i may be taking a nap.  No matter when you are reading it, i am probably lounging and doing whatever i want, much of it online or with my nose in a book, grateful for a day to relax.

2017 was a mixed year, and i am thankful for all it brought.  Every good thing brought joy, and every not so good thing brought growth (or should have).

If you have things about the past week or the past year for which you are thankful, tot them up and post them and link up with our hostess Ms. Josie Two Shoes over at Ten Things of Thankful.  

May 2018 bring you many blessings, so many you have a hard time counting.

Today is:

Araw ni Rizal -- Philippines (commemoration of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal in 1896, as well as all victims of the Spanish government during their rule of the Philippines)

Bacon Day -- for those tired of the same old winter holidays, see

Day of the Declaration of Slovakia as an Independent Eccliesiatic Province -- Slovakia

Fairy Frequent Fliers' Awards

Falling Needles Family Fest Day -- gather the family, watch the needles fall from the tree, and have a party; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Feast of the Holy Family -- Catholic Christian

Festival of Enormous Changes At the Last Minute -- internet generated, and i'm not sure i'm up to it 

Kwanzaa, Day 5, Nia(Purpose)

Lhosar -- Gurung People of Nepal (sometimes called the Tamu People; Losar is celebrated by the rest of Nepal in February or March)

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day -- shouldn't this be on Jan. 1, to help us get over the indigestion from the night before?

No Interruptions Day -- let people finish up what needs to get done before the New Year at work, and silence the devices at home that keep us from spending uninterrupted time with family   

Sixth Day of Christmas

St. Ruggero of Canne's Day (Barletta, Italy)

Anniversary Today:

The Arroyo Seco Parkway, California's first freeway, opens, 1940
Rutherford B. Hayes (19th US President) marries Lucy Ware Webb, 1852

Birthdays Today:

LeBron James, 1984
Kristin Kreuk, 1982
Eliza Dushku, 1980
Laila Ali, 1977
Tiger Woods, 1975
Sean Hannity, 1961
Tracey Ullman, 1959
Matt Lauer, 1957
Meredith Vieira, 1953
Patti Smith, 1946
Davy Jones, 1945
Concetta Tomei, 1945
Michael Nesmith, 1942
James Burrows, 1940
Del Shannon, 1939
Joseph Bologna, 1938
Noel Paul Stookey, 1937
Sandy Koufax, 1935
Russ Tamblyn, 1935
Bo Diddley, 1928
Jack Lord, 1920
Bert Parks, 1914
Stephen Leacock, 1869
Simon Guggenheim, 1867
Rudyard Kipling, 1865

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Let's Make a Deal"(TV), 1963
"The Roy Rogers Show"(TV), 1951
"Kiss Me, Kate"(Musical), 1948

Today in History:

Hugh Capet, King of the Franks, crowns his son Robert the Pious king and co-ruler, 987
A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city, 1066
Tokyo is hit by an earthquake, about 37,000 die, 1703
The first coffee is planted in Hawaii (Kona), 1817
Gyula, Count Andrássy, of Hungary, issues the Andrassy Note, calling for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms, 1875
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," premieres, 1879
The American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans, 1903
Iran becomes a constitutional monarchy, 1906
The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan, 1906
Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student, 1919
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is formed, 1922
Japan dedicates the first subway in the Orient (route under 2 miles long), 1927
The Cole Porter Broadway musical, Kiss Me, Kate (1,077 performances), opens at the New Century Theatre and becomes the first show to win the Best Musical Tony Award, 1948
In the 39th game of his 3rd NHL season Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals giving him 50 on the year setting a new NHL record , 1981
Israel and the Vatican establish diplomatic relations, 1993
Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin, 2005
The last roll of Kodachrome film is developed by Dwayne's Photo, the only remaining Kodachrome processor at the time, concluding the film's 74-year run as a photography icon, 2009
The opening of Line 6 of the Beijing subway makes it the longest metro network in the world at 442km, 2012


  1. Sorry to hear about your Sweetie's back. Hope he is alright now. I too hope your injury will recover soon. Glad to know that you finally had your time off. Relax and enjoy the day! This year was a great year and I am thankful for God seeing us through and providing for us. Thankful for good health and safety. Wishing you and love ones a blessed new year!

  2. Happy New Year and we need more folks who are thankful for all such as you! I am thankful to read your blog and remind myself to be more observant of what I have.

  3. I hope you and your family have a safe and Happy New Year.

  4. I hope today brings you wonderful memories. You're always so busy and you having a 'me' day is long overdue.

    Have a fabulous day off napping, reading or doing whatever you want. ♥

  5. Very nice list of thankfuls. I am glad you are getting to relax.

  6. Sounds like you are having such a good day.Nothing better than a good relaxing day. A very Happy New Year to you.

  7. Happy new year and i really like yur post on this. its great

  8. How great that so many cats have been adopted, but sad that there will be more. Wishing you all the best for 2018!

  9. I enjoy seeing Christmas lights, too. John and I went to a display Saturday night--it was after Christmas, but that didn't diminish the beauty!

  10. Since I have been away from the blogging scene a few weeks, I had to go back and see what happened to you. That sounded like a nasty gash you got with the run in with the ladder. That is definitely something you will not want to repeat.
    Taking a long soak in the tub after a busy day must have felt so relaxing. You deserved that.

  11. I'm glad you were able to get some expensive cat food for free from the shelter. I'm also glad to hear that the shelter is mostly empty. That's wonderful!


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