Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Randomly Happy Tuesday

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It's time once again for a Random and Happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.  

Dr. D was in a huge dither yesterday.  One of the attorneys for one of her cases had asked her to prepare a document for him, and she’d spent all day Sunday working on it, only to have her computer erase it before she could save it.

We spent almost two hours, but we got it reconstructed and sent, and i again realized that if you keep playing with the computer, you can figured out how to do just about anything you need to, even if you don’t quite know how. 

She is also enjoying her new phone, now that she knows how to turn it on and open it.

Little Girl is preparing to move out again.  It’s been wonderful having her at home since her previous lease ran out.  She’s getting a bit antsy, though.  Once you are out on your own, it’s not easy going back home.  

Bigger Girl arrived safely in Amsterdam, and sent Grandma a text telling her so when i was at her house this Saturday.  Let's see, i am paying extra for her to be able to call and text us from another country, and she sends her "I've arrived safely" messages to Grandma and not me?  Guess i know where i am in the pecking order, and i am glad i have enough of a sense of humor not to mind a bit!

July is a long month, and long months make for being busy at the homeless ministry on the last Sunday.  Everyone is out or almost out of food and money with two or three days left in the month.  We usually have about 200 people, this weekend we had 300.  

Because of some extra donations, we were able to give everyone a hot meal, a bag with sandwiches, cookies and a drink, and a box with the equivalent of three meals.  All of the food is ready to eat, utensils included.  It made my day to know everyone got plenty.

Speaking of food:

Sweetie wrenched his knee and was finally hurting badly enough to see a doctor.  (Except for his eye and ear docs, he doesn't go unless he's desperate.)  A cortisone shot has been administered, and i am hoping it works fast.

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Always Live Better Than Yesterday Day

Cotton Candy Day

Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola -- (Founder of the Jesuits, especially revered in Spain; Patron of retreats, soldiers, and the Society of Jesus which he founded; Basque country; Bilbao, Spain; Bizkaia, Spain; Gipuzkoa, Spain; Guipuscoa, Spain; Guipúzcoa, Spain; Spiritual Exercises (by Pope Pius XI); Vizcaya, Spain)

Hachinohe Sansha Taisai -- Hachinohe City, Japan (one of the most elaborate neputa festivals, through Aug. 4)

Jump for Jellybeans Day

Ka Hae Hawai'i Day -- Hawai'i (State Flag Day)

Lammas Eve / Lughnassad Eve

Lithasblot -- Norse harvest festival with a "blot", or offering, to the gods, celebrated through tomorrow

Loki and Sigyn's Day - Asatru / Norse Pagan (aka Devoted Couples Day)

Make Homemade Ice Cream and Invite the Neighbors Over Day -- summer's almost over, make the most of the days we have left!

Moby Dick Marathon -- aboard the last US wooden whaler, the Charles W. Morgan, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, US (through tomorrow, from noon to noon, a marathon reading of Moby Dick in honor of Melville's birthday)

Mutts' Day -- because mutts deserve a day as much as purebreeds do!

National Raspberry Cake Day

South Mountain Fair -- Arendtsville, PA, US (celebrating agriculture, arts, crafts, and industry; through Saturday)

St. Germanus' Day (Patron of Auxerre, France)

St. Joseph of Arimathea's Day -- Eastern Orthodox Church (Patron of funeral directors)

World Ranger Day -- the International Ranger Federation wants us to honor wildlife rangers around the world as they work to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures, and remember those killed in the line of duty     

Birthdays Today

Eric Lively, 1981
Dean Cain, 1966
J.K. Rowling, 1965
Jim Corr, 1964
Wesley Snipes, 1962
Bill Berry, 1958
Michael Biehn, 1956
Barry Van Dyke, 1951
Evonne Goolagong, 1951
Gary Lewis, 1946
Geraldine Chaplin, 1944
Susan Flannery, 1943
France Nuyen, 1939
Ted Cassidy, 1932
Don Murray, 1929
Curt Gowdy, 1919
Milton Friedman, 1912

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Living Daylights(Film), 1987
"The Shadow"(Radio), 1930

Today in History

Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide, BC30
The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji, 781
Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city, 904
The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect, 1492
On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus 
becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad, 1498
Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India, 1658
The Treaty of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1667
Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers, 1703
The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Marquis de Lafayette  "be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States," 1777
First U.S. patent is issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process, 1790
Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city, 1856
The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia, 1865
The radio mystery program The Shadow is aired for the first time, 1930
Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis, 1938
First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio, 1954
At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain, 1961
The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy, 1970
Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover, 1971
NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, 1976
A rare, class F4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage, 1987
Georgia joins the United Nations, 1992
Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro, 2006
Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end, 2007
U.S. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps wins a record 19th Olympic medal, with gold in the 4x200metres freestyle relay, 2012


  1. Thank you so much for the work you do.
    I hope that the cortisone shot does the trick.

  2. I hope your Sweetie is not hurting after the shot. I remember an incident when the power went off and whatever I had done was not saved in the computer. I shed tears of frustration because it was a big file. Hmmm...those were the days. Now I always remember to save the file every now and then.

  3. So, I'll make ice cream, have it with raspberry cake, and wander about calling people Ishmael.
    It's good to have a plan... ;-p

  4. Mimi,

    I don't know if I'd cope well having my kids move back home. I like my quiet, solitaire life for the most part. lol I learned years ago to make frequent saves to my document because the smallest of power spikes can glitch your system causing you to loss everything! I'm glad your daughter reached Amsterdam safely. At least, she let grandma know so you won't feel the need to send the National Guard out looking for her. lol That's pAwesome the food shelter was able to supply the extras with a good meal and extras. Ouch, sorry to hear about your hubs knee issue. I went to my ear doctor yesterday and he deemed it necessary that I have tubes placed in both ears. He may also use a balloon to stretch the Eustachian tubes. This isn't generally covered by insurance, so I asked if someone can tell me what the it'll cost because if we can swing it then it may help keep me from having to have tubes as often. I'll have to go the hospital for the procedure because my Eustachian tubes are so small. It's just day surgery (Aug. 16th) so I can home afterwards. August is going to be a busy, busy month for us! Have a randomtastic week!

  5. I can remember my son moving in and out several times. When he left the last time I was very happy. There comes a time when they need to be on their own, but there are times when they are young that they need us as a safety net.

    Sorry hubby had his knee give him fits. He was getting over his back recently. If it's not one thing it's something else. I hope the shot works.

    Have a fabulous and Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  6. Bless you for the charitable works. And I hope everyone is well (or getting better!). Best wishes!

  7. Lots of hugs to you and healing hugs to hubby ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. I did the same thing. I had nearly completed a large blog pictures and all and just before I completed it I lost the entire thing. I had to start all over again. What a pain in the a$$. Good luck to your Little Girl and as far a Bigger Girl, Grandmother's are will always be more important than mom's and my wife ( Grandma ) feels fantastic about that. LOL
    See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Glad you had enough food for all in need. I hope your Sweetie feels better soon.

  10. It's so wonderful that you were able to do so much for the homeless! My daughter, too, is antsy to get out on her own again. She's living here and working from home, and she would so rather have a place of her own. We just need to make sure her job is secure and she can budget well.

  11. My best to your sweetie and always to you. You are always helping others! Love ya!

  12. Ah the pleasures of technology ~ to stay in touch ~ loving post and family ~ you are blessed ^_^ and they blessed to have you ~

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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