Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sundays, Packing, and Christmas Tags, a Random and 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.  

This past Sunday gave me a run for the money.  It started with one of my rare the-light-hurts-my-eyes headaches.

Got to church just in time to get #1 Son's call that his ride hadn't shown up and he was going to be late to work.

My nursery assignment was the 4-year-olds, and two of them ran away and had to be chased down.  They ran away again when their parents came to pick them up.  Those two are either going to grow up to be preachers or grow up and go to prison, and i'm not sure yet which way it will happen.

That afternoon, i crashed until it was time to light the luminaries for the neighborhood display.  We lit ours and then walked a bit to see the lights, and that was all i could do.

Monday was spent getting Dr. D ready to go out of town to visit family for Christmas.  An army preparing to invade another country has an easier time getting ready that preparing her for a one week trip.  

And that doesn't include the gifts, and running all over looking for bungee cords to tie it all down in the back of the truck.  After all, she had everything "right here, somewhere!"

Thank heaven she is taking the cats with her, there's no way i could work in cat care over the next week.

In other news, Paul from Redneck Latte Ravings was so kind as to Christmas Tag me.

The fact is i am going to thank the person who tagged me -- Thanks, Paul! -- and answer the questions, but i am not going to tag anyone else.  If you want to answer the questions, feel free to claim i tagged you, take the graphic and run.

Do you celebrate Christmas?  Yes, we do, with church on Christmas Eve and everything.

Which one of Santa's Reindeer is your favorite?  Rudolph, he took the high road.

Do you like snow?  In pictures, yes.  In person, not so much, i'm a creature of the swamps and swamps don't do snow well.

Do you have a favorite Christmas tradition?  Cooking with Grandma.

Least favorite part of Christmas?  Cleaning up after.  By that time, i'm worn out.

What is your favorite Christmas memory?  When i was five, i wanted a toy kitchen, and Grandpa built me a set of kitchen furniture, and i still have it in the attic, my kids played with it, too.

Favorite thing about Christmas when you were a kid?  Sugar, it's always been my drug of choice (which is why i have to completely avoid it now).

Do you have a favorite Christmas special?  That would be a tie between the original Grinch cartoon and the Charlie Brown Christmas.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Asarah B'Tevet -- Judaism (Tenth of Tevet, a minor fast day, in remembrance of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar)

Bake Cookies Day -- the holiday for everyone!

Eponalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (feast of Epona, goddess of fertility and horses, mules, and donkeys; during the Saturnalia and the only Roman honoring of a Celtic deity)

Flake Appreciation Day -- snow or human, your choice!

Hug a Soccer Player Day -- this "holiday" has a Facebook page, but no other history

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Hurdaskellir -- Door-Slammer, a noisy fellow who tries to keep everyone awake

International Answer the Phone like Buddy the Elf Day -- for fans of the film Elf, starring Will Ferrel

International Migrants Day -- UN

Khoiak Ceremony for the Sokar Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (falcon god; date approximate)

Let's See What We Find In the Fridge Day -- to bravely see if you've left anything in the back that you shouldn't have

National Day / Founder's Day -- Qatar

National Roast Suckling Pig Day

National Scrooge Week begins -- at least according to Mr. Ed

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad -- Oaxaca, Mexico (Our Lady of Solitude, Patron of the lonely, of Oaxaca, and of sailors who bring her pearls)

Republic Day -- Niger

St. Flannan's Day (Patron of Killaloe, Ireland)

Tulya's E'en -- Orkney Island (beginning of the Yule season when evil spirits roamed; date approximate, as we aren't sure if they equated Yule initially with Dec. 25 or the 22nd)

Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day -- observe this internet generated holiday at your own risk (and you will be one of the human flakes, i guess, that the rest of us appreciate)*

Anniversaries Today:

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future president, marries Asif Ali Zardari, 1987
Capitol Reef National Park established, Utah, US, 1971
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, outlawing slavery, takes effect, 1865
New Jersey becomes the 3rd US State, 1787

Birthdays Today:

Christina Aguilera, 1980
Katie Holmes, 1978
Earl "DMX" Simmons, 1970
Rob Van Dam, 1970
Rachel Griffiths, 1968
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin, 1964
Brad Pitt, 1963
Ray Liotta, 1955
Leonard Maltin, 1950
Steven Spielberg, 1946
Keith Richards, 1943
Ossie Davis, 1917
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, 1917
Douglas Fraser, 1916
Betty Grable, 1916
Willy Brandt, 1913
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., 1912
Ty Cobb, 1886
Joseph Grimaldi, 1778

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sunshine Boys"(Play), 1972
"To Tell The Truth"(TV), 1956
"The Nutcracker"(Ballet), 1892

Today in History:

Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic, BC218
Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan", officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China, 1271
The Mayflower lands in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts with 102 Pilgrims on board, 1620
Abel Tasman becomes first European to land in New Zealand, 1642
Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children", 1719
Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia, 1774
The first celestial photograph (of the Moon) is made in US, by John Draper, NYC, 1839
William Bond obtains the first photograph of Moon through a telescope, 1849
Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde, 1888
The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic, 1900
The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson, 1912
Japan joins the United Nations, 1956
Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker, 1966
Dominica joins the United Nations, 1978
HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium, 1997
The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia, 2006
The United Kingdom's Queen Elizabeth II attends a meeting of the Cabinet for the first time, receiving a gift honoring her Diamond Jubilee; this was first time a Cabinet meeting was attended by a British monarch since the reign of Queen Victoria, 2012

*Unless this should have been Wear A Brand New, Never Before Used Plunger on Your Head Day, and was started by the plumbing supply industry


  1. I love Christmas and I enjoy putting up the Christmas tree. The worst part is clearing up after Christmas and putting away all the decorations and stuffing the tree into its box. These days, I relax and enjoy quiet and peaceful Christmas. Either I am too lazy or too tired. Have a happy Tuesday!

  2. That headache sounds suspiciously like a migraine to me. I hope it is completely gone now.
    I am, as always, awed at how much you do, and hope you get at least a little down time over Christmas.

  3. I'm enough of a snow person for both of us... which is good, as it's not uncommon for me to be shoveling out a foot of it multiple times over the winter...
    Hope the headache and headache hangover (that "it's gone but I still feel like I've been dragged backwards through a hedge" feeling) passed within a day.


  4. Do you celebrate Christmas? Yes and I'll be cooking dinner on Christmas for my family.

    Which one of Santa's Reindeer is your favorite?
    I love them all especially the one with the red bulb.

    Do you like snow? I have no choice, I live in the snow belt. When I was young, I totally loved it but now that I'm 69, not so much.

    Do you have a favorite Christmas tradition?
    Eating Christmas Italian dinner at my grandmother's

    Least favorite part of Christmas? Nothing, the cleaning up is part of Christmas.

    What is your favorite Christmas memory? Getting my Davey Crockett coonskin hat, his rifle and going outside to play like Davey..

    Favorite thing about Christmas when you were a kid? .
    Going to midnight mass when I was an alter boy and coming outside after mass with snow coming down. I will never forget that.

    Do you have a favorite Christmas special?
    The movie about Scrooge.

    Merry Christmas Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Dang, the hopping busy sure found you!

  6. Yep ~ You are one busy lady ~ what a wonderful post capturing the hussle and bussle of Holiday time ~ ^_^

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

  7. Doctor D wears me out. It appears she does the same to you. She's like a whirlwind. Does she ever sleep? I'm thinking not much. She isn't organized that's for sure.

    I loved all your answers. I learned a couple of things about you, like sugar.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  8. Be careful on those roads out there as there are a number of folks celebrating early!

  9. I've not wanted to do any day this week! A strange mood has a hold of me!

  10. Nice to learn more about you from the Christmas questions. The kitchen set sounds very special.

  11. YOu're a heroine for doing all that with the headache. It's probably a migraine if you don't like the light, and those won't go away just with painkillers I know. The Christmas questions were nice. I don't think I have a Christmas special favourite, often the portrayal of Christmas in movies puts me off a bit. (I;m not really a Scrooge!) :)