Saturday, March 31, 2018

Timely (Ten Things of Thankful)

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Ten Things of Thankful

Sometimes, quite thankfully, things fall into place at just the right time.

Just in time, i noticed the spinach in the fridge was about two days away from not being usable, so i finished it off.

We finished work yesterday and Sweetie, when we got home, said it was just in time, his back was just beginning to give him a twinge.  He was able to head it off with sitting down and taking a naproxen.

Just in time, i realized we were going to be out of cat food and the vet's office would be closed for the weekend, then someone stepped in and gave me a bag.

One of my clients handed me an extra $20 (he said, "Thanks to you, I don't have to stay home and clean before my mother-in-law shows up!"), and that was just what we needed for gas money to finish out the week.

Just in time, i remembered that i do have a card for nephew Dre for his big celebration this evening, so i didn't go out and spend money on another one.

Mike-Next-Door found the chain saw and agreed he will help us finish cutting back the stump when he mows the lawn, just as i was about to start making calls about renting one.

Just in time, i managed to trick Hibiscus (a/k/a Biscuits, because she is at least two biscuits shy of a Pillsbury tube) to get back in her room at the shelter, no need to run the risk of being bitten.  (Biscuits is the perfect cat if you have always wanted to have an abusive relationship with a feline -- she never means to bite, and she's always sorry and promises it will never happen again.)

Dr. D is going out of town, and called me to give me her list of what she wants done just as i was sitting at the table and had both pen and paper handy.  (How often does that happen, by the way?  It doesn't!)

Just in time, i received word about a friend's loss of a sibling.  If i hadn't heard when i did, i would have put my foot in it by asking her how he was doing instead of being able to call and offer help.

Finally, in my mind, the best "just in time" or "at the right time" of all time, i am very thankful that "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly" (Romans 5:6) and "But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship." (Galatians 4:4-5)

The wonderful Ms. Josie Two Shoes hosts Ten Things of Thankful.  If you have some thankful things to share, post them and link up, we would love to have you.

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Today is:

Bunsen Burner Day -- on the birth anniversary of its inventor, Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen, in 1811

Buy Some New Socks Day -- because all the websites that list it agree you are worth it

Cesar Chavez Day -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah,& Wyoming, US

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Day Everyone Says "31" a Lot -- Fairy Calendar

Daylight Saving Time begins -- Palestinian Territories

Edinburgh International Science Festival -- Edinburgh, Scotland (a massive celebration of science and technology; through Apr. 15)

Eiffel Tower Day -- inaugurated this day in 1889

Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar (moon festival)

Full Sap Moon -- this is a variation of the Full Worm Moon, and in 2018 is also the Paschal Full Moon (the first full moon of spring, the very next Sunday after this moon is Easter); also called the Full White Moon or Full Virgin Moon

Holy Saturday -- Christian (a/k/a Black Saturday, Holy Saturday, Easter Saturday, or Easter Eve)

Hot Guitar Day -- the day Jimi Hendrix first set fire to his guitar in 1967

Jum il-Helsien (Freedom Day) -- Malta

King Nangklao Memorial Day -- Thailand

Lazarus Saturday -- Orthodox Christian
    Lazarovden -- Bulgaria (along with celebrating the raising of Lazarus, there are fertility rituals, especially involving young maidens, and honoring the goddesses of spring and love)

Lord's Evening Meal -- Jehovah's Witness

Magha Puja Day -- Buddhist (celebrations of the teachings of Buddha to an assembly of holy men)

National Clams on the Half Shell Day

Oranges and Lemons Day -- St. Clement Danes Church, London, Enlgand (traditional children's service based on the rhyme that begins "Oranges and lemons/say the bells of St. Clement's)

Pesach/Passover -- Judaism (began yesterday evening, through the evening of April 7)

"She's Funny That Way" Day -- pay tribute to the women in your life, and how they keep you laughing; sponsored by Brenda Meredith of Dahomey Publishing, Inc.

St. Balbina's Day (Patron of those with scrofulous diseases or stroma)

Thomas Mundy Peterson Day -- New Jersey, US (the first African-American to legally cast a vote in the US, this date in 1870)

Transfer Day -- US Virgin Islands

Vigil to Mourn China's Annexation of Tibet -- anniversary of the day in 1959 when the Dalai Lama fled to India

Birthdays Today:

Pavel Bure, 1971
Ewan McGregor, 1971
Marc McClure, 1957
Angus Young, 1955
Edward Francis "Ed" Marinaro, 1950
Al Gore, 1948
Rhea Perlman, 1948
Gabe Kaplan, 1945
Christopher Walken, 1943
James Earl "Jimmy" Johnson, 1938
Herb Alpert, 1935
Richard Chamberlain, 1935
Shirley Jones, 1934
John Jakes, 1932
Gordie Howe, 1928
Cesar Chavez, 1927
William Daniels, 1927
Leo Buscaglia, 1925
Henry Morgan, 1915
John "Jack" Johnson, 1878
Andrew Lang, 1844
Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1823
Edward Fitzgerald, 1809
Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol, 1809
Joseph Haydn, 1732
Andrew Marvell, 1621
Rene Descartes, 1596

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"'night, Mother"(Play), 1983
"The Shadow Box"(Play), 1977
"The Best Man"(Play), 1960
"The Glass Menagerie"(Play), 1945
"Oklahoma!"(Musical), 1943
"Le Chasseur Maudit/The Accursed Huntsman"(Symphonic poem), 1883

Today in History:

Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade; Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade, 1146
King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella sign decree ordering Jews to convert or be expelled from Spain, 1492
Jews are expelled from Prague, 1745
Commodore Matthew Perry signs the Treaty of Kanagawa with the Japanese government, opening the ports of Shimoda and Hakodate to American trade, 1854
Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy, NJ, becomes the first African American to cast a vote, 1870
The Eiffel Tower, commemorating the French Revolution, opens, 1889
Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft, 1903
Serbia accepts Austrian control over Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1909
Construction begins on the RMS Titanic, 1909
Construction of the RMS Titanic is completed, 1912
The United States takes possession of the Danish West Indies after paying $25 million to Denmark, and renames the territory the United States Virgin Islands, 1917
Daylight saving time goes into effect in the United States for the first time, 1918
The Royal Australian Air Force is formed, 1921
The Dominion of Newfoundland joins the Canadian Confederation and becomes the 10th Province of Canada, 1949
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau, 1951
In the Canadian federal election, 1958, the Progressive Conservatives, led by John Diefenbaker, win the largest percentage of seats in Canadian history, with 208 seats of 265, 1958
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, crosses the border into India and is granted political asylum, 1959
The Soviet Union launches Luna 10 which later becomes the first space probe to enter orbit around the Moon, 1966
Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth's atmosphere after 12 years in orbit, 1970
The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California, 1992
Netscape releases the code base of its browser under an open-source license agreement; the project is given the code name Mozilla and is eventually spun off into the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, 1998
Amid unrest in the Mideast, activists claim China has launched the largest crackdown on dissenters in recent years, 2011


  1. You are always appreciative of the little things. Happy Easter weekend to you!

  2. Christ has died, put into the hole but tomorrow he will rise for all of us. Thanks to all of you I'm learning Mimi. Happy Easter my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. jeez
    (you consistently write TToT post that I genuinely would love to be able to write. this is not a negative thing, we all should have role models.)
    'cellent Post
    Have a good Easter

  4. Looks like things are coming up roses for you this week. Excellent. You so deserve some roses.

    Have a fabulous day and a very blessed Easter. ♥

  5. Wonderful list of thankfuls. I am sorry your friend lost her sibling, that is sad. XO

  6. How often we see God's hand in the "just in time".

  7. Hot Guitar Day? Thanks to you, I would never have known. Or know about all those other special days:)
    A most excellent listing of serendipitous events!

  8. Just in time...a lovely sentence starter thankful list on this Easter. Hope you have a lovely one.

  9. A timely week! And I laughed out loud at your description of Biscuits!

  10. Judging how long the spinach will last before it isn't fit to eat is the big question! I just looking at the expiration date on our container today. I love that Biscuits is the nick name for Hibiscus. I totally get how that came to be. Your lead ins of "Just in time" were perfect, and you are perfect at recognizing the wonderful things that happened during the week.


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