Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Guess We'll Just Call It The Runaround, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post

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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.  

Some of you may have noticed i have been a bit remiss in commenting on blogs, sometimes being very late to the game.

There's been a ton of extra work the last two weeks.  In fact, last week i did fourteen jobs.

Besides the rental that is an ongoing project for Ms. G, our church now maintains a condo, paid for by a donor, for visiting missionaries, guest speakers, and others who might need temporary housing associated with their church duties.  One family was leaving by Friday at noon, and the next couple were coming in Saturday morning, so Ms. GA, who had company coming and wanted her house done early, got moved to Thursday afternoon after the office and Ms. S so i could fit the condo in on Friday.

Mr. Derek, one of the sextons, loaned me a vacuum cleaner from the church to use, as my vacuum is small and has a tendency to leave places smelling faintly of cat.  (How that can be with only 7 of them in this house i just do not understand.)

It was a Eureka, it had perfect above floor cleaning, a great upholstery tool, adjusted to every carpet in the place including the bath mats, and if it had had a hard floor setting, it would have seriously tempted me to commit the sin of covetousness!

An almost perfect vacuum cleaner.

All this has meant i am writing posts and checking in on yours in the odd moments i have, as well as in the evening after work when i can prop my eyes open.  Although i may be late, i will do everything i can to not disappear entirely.

The Jalopy, our former workhorse vehicle, is not quite ready to be taken out and mercifully shot, but she is certainly a weak link in the chain around here.  She can only be used for very short trips right across the highway to the store and back, and only at non-peak traffic times, for safety.

That means Lunceford the Land Yacht is getting a workout.  Yesterday, Sweetie dropped me with Dr. D, went to see The Big Boss, got cat food and ran other errands, came and got me, took me to Ms. JAI's house, went to get #1 Son and take him to physical therapy, came back and got me, dropped me at the house, went and picked son up from PT and took him to work, then finally came home.

The rest of this week may prove to be more of the same.  At some point, i'm going to need a score card to keep up.

May everyone have a wonderful and blessed Tuesday and rest of the week!


Today is:

Commemoration of the Victory over Kadhafi -- Libya

Corn Dog Day -- some sites say the 20th; #2 Son will celebrate both days, if i can afford that many corn dogs

Greater Dionysia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (largest festival to Dionysos, lasting five days; date approximate

Kashubians' Unity Day -- among Kashubians in northern Poland

Let's Laugh Day -- a holiday spread by ecard companies, because any day is a good day for a laugh

Mojoday -- Discordianism

National Chocolate Caramel Day

Oil Nationalization Day -- Iran

Pet Passport Day -- today in 2000, the UK passed the pet passport law, allowing pets into Great Britian without quarrantine if they met certain criteria

Poultry Day -- a day to honor the role poultry plays in our lives

Quinquatria -- Roman Empirical Calendar (celebration of Minerva and Mars, especially the birthday of Minerva today; through the 23rd)

See If You Can Find Someone Who Remembers Honey West Day -- internet generated trivia question

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day -- despite what you think, the bird you saw there yesterday was not a swallow, the natives will tell you

St. Joseph's Day (Patron of bursars, cabinetmakers, carpenters, civil engineers, confectioners, craftsmen, dying people, emigrants, expectant mothers, families, fathers, happy death, holy death, house hunters, immigrants, interior souls, laborers, married people, Oblates of St. Joseph, people in doubt, people who fight communism, pioneers, protection of the church, social justice, travellers, unborn children, wheelwrights, workers; Universal Church; over 50 cities, diocese, and countries; against doubt and hesitation)
    As Patron of fathers, his day is also Father's Day in Belgium, Bolivia, Honduras, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.
    Valencia, Spain has it's biggest day of the Las Fallas Festival today, with the fireworks.

Time Zone Day -- US Congress passed the Standard Time Act to sort out the fact that different states and cities used different times, with no rhyme or reason

Zimbor-Quattor's Revenge Week begins -- Fairy Calendar

Birthdays Today:

Michael Bergin, 1969
Bruce Willis, 1955
Glenn Close, 1947
Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 1937
Ursula Andress, 1936
Phyllis Newman, 1935
Renee Taylor, 1935
Phillip Roth, 1933
Ornette Coleman, 1930
Patrick McGoohan, 1928
Brent Scowcroft, 1925
John Joseph Sirica, 1904
Earl Warren, 1891
Edith Nourse Rogers, 1881
Charles M. Russell, 1864
William Jennings Bryan, 1860
Albert Pinkham Ryder, 1847
Wyatt Earp, 1848
Sir Richard Burton, 1821
David Livingstone, 1813
Thomas Mckean, 1734
William Bradford, 1590

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Batman Vs. Superman, Dawn of Justice(Film), 2016
"Kate and Allie"(TV), 1984
"A Child of Our Time"(Oratorio), 1944
"Amos and Andy"(Radio), 1928
"Faust"(Opera), 1859
"Die Braut von Messina"(Schiller Play), 1803

Today in History:

A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China, 1279
Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men, 1687
The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000, 1863
Pluto is photographed for the first time but is not recognized as a planet, 1915
Eight American planes take off in pursuit of Pancho Villa, the first United States air-combat mission in history, 1916
The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time, 1918
Willie Mosconi sets a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss during a straight pool exhibition at East High Billiard Club in Springfield, Ohio. The record still stands today, 1954
Gumby makes his debut, 1957
The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000 and said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction, 1965
Texas Western becomes the first college basketball team to win the Final Four with an all-black starting lineup, 1966
India and Bangladesh sign a friendship treaty, 1972
The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN, 1979
Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating the Falklands War with the United Kingdom, 1982
Zimbabwe is suspended from the Commonwealth on charges of human rights abuses and of electoral fraud, following a turbulent presidential election, 2002
A cosmic burst, GRB 080319B, that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed, 2008
After two decades of being closed due to civil war, the Somali National Theater reopens in Mogadishu, 2012
The papal inauguration ceremony for Pope Francis is held in St. Peter's Square, 2013
The world's last male northern white rhino, 45 year old Sudan, dies in Kenya, 2018


  1. Wonderful signpost. Thanks for the laugh. I feel with you on being so busy. I hope it does not continue like this for longer than your - and hubby's - stamina will last.

  2. I'm not sure "civil engineers" and "people in doubt" is the most fortunate combination... :-)

    A good vacuum is a thing of beauty, indeed.
    I share your wistfulness.

  3. With such a busy schedule for you and your Sweetie, I do hope you both can catch some rest and good sleep. Do take care.

  4. Mimi,

    Life gets busy. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed as I prepare for the A2Z event. I like your approach to the blogfest in an unofficial capacity and while I thought about doing that I felt for sure I'd give up if I did, so I had to commit to it or forget it. :) Have a great day! Oh yeah, I love that traffic sign! :)

  5. Wow Mimi! You work so hard. When do you find time to rest and 7 cats? Oh my. I've been trying to get my wife to change her car. It has 135 thousand and she just brought it in for an tire checkup and oil change. I would like her to have a not so new car.
    She won't listen to me. LOL See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Your plate is more then overflowing. You might need some help to get all this done. Wow.

    I'm sorry you have car issues. I so remember.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, my friend. ♥

  7. Good Luck to you with all you are doing ~ quote is very appropriate and sending you lots of prayers for everything ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. At least you've got plenty of work, that's a good thing!

  9. Well, here's hoping that the rigs hold out, you are able to get all and everything taken care of. And I have no idea why there would be a problem with the vacuum smelling faintly of cat. Sort of like my black coat looking off grey with cat hair. Isn't that normal? No? Oh... eep.


  10. This must be vacuum month. One of my friends posted about buying a new vacuum and she must have gotten 20 replies with suggestions!!

  11. Please never worry about visiting my blog, I now you are very busy. That does look like a nice vacuum. I always manage to destroy them so I just use a shop vac now.

  12. Sounds like you've been busy! Don't feel bad, it sometimes takes me up to two weeks to comment on a blog post.


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