Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jog, 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

This week i would like to begin with my condolences to Stacy for the loss of her beloved father last week.  When my friends lose friends and family members, that's when i really wish i could give out hugs in person.

There's really not a whole lot to blog about right now, since we just got home.  The house was still standing and most everything was ship shape this time.  It was great to get back to our own church, too.

Horizon the cat was hiding under the bed, of course, and probably spent most of our time away under there.  He's afraid of everything, and of us leaving most of all.

Anyway, here we are, ready to tackle the usual, and i hope everyone has a fabulous Tuesday!


Today is:

Autistic Pride Day -- an Aspies for Freedom initiative; shifting the view from "disease" to "different"     

Constitution Day / National Day -- Seychelles

Eid el-Galaa -- Egypt (Evacuation Day; final withdrawal of British this date in 1956)

Foundation Day -- Benguet, Philippines

Going Forth of Neith Along the River -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of war and hunting; date approximate)

Go Fishing Day -- anniversary of the first American fly-casting tournament this day in 1861 in Utica, NY

International Picnic Day

International Sushi Day

Inti Raymi Festival -- Cusco, Peru (traditional Inca sun worship festival, through the 24th, which is the biggest and best day)

National Cherry Tart Day

Queen Mother's Birthday -- Cambodia (Ex-Queen Norodom Monineath)

Royal Ascot -- Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, England (a unique event bringing together the best of fashion, style, sport, and entertainment for five days)

St. Gregory of Fragalata's Day (Patron of Fragalata, Sicily)

St. Osanna Andreasi's Day (Patron of school girls)

Swedish Days Midsommar Festival -- Geneva, IL, US (celebrating Swedish heritage in the granddaddy of all Illinois festivals with fun for the whole family through Sunday)

Tiger-Get-By's Birthday -- Fairy Calendar

Waterloo Day -- UK (no longer an official holiday, but still of historic importance)

Western Days -- Elgin, TX, US (music, carnival, parade, live music and more; through Saturday)

Birthdays Today:

Eddie Cibrian, 1973
Nathan Morris, 1971
Richard Powers, 1957
Carol Kane, 1952
Isabella Rossellini, 1952
Roger Ebert, 1942
Paul McCartney, 1942
Lou Brock, 1939
John D. Rockefeller IV, 1937
Tom Wicker, 1926
Donald Keene, 1922
Red Adair, 1915
Sammy Cahn, 1913
Sylvia Field Porter, 1913
E.G. Marshall, 1910
Bud Collyer, 1908
James Kern "Kay" Kyser, 1905
Jeanette MacDonald, 1903
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova of Russia, 1901
George Herbert Leigh Mallory, 1886
Henry Clay Folger, Jr., 1857
E.W. Scripps, 1854

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Archipelago S"(Takemitsu orchestral work), 1993
"Der Freischütz/The Marksman"(Opera, Weber Op. 77, J. 277), 1821

Today in History:

Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China, 618
Five monks from Canterbury report seeing "two horns of light" on the shaded side of the moon, probably witnessing the meteor impact formation of the Giordano Bruno crater, 1178
The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature, 1264
French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay, 1429
Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island, 1767
The U.S. Congress  declares war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1812
The Battle of Waterloo leads to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for the second and last time, 1815
Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory, 1858
Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 (US) for attempting to vote in the prior year's US presidential election, 1873
Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families, 1900
Aviator  Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly as a passenger in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, 1928
The "Finest Hour" speech is delivered by Winston Churchill, 1940
The Republic of Egypt is declared and the monarchy is abolished, 1953
Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital's director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane, 1959
The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California, 1981
Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, 1983
Kazakhstan launches its first satellite, KazSat, 2006
Sequoia, IMB's Blue Gene/Q system installed at the Department of Energy becomes the world's fastest supercomputer, 2012
New data reveals that over 280 previously unknown craters exist on the Moon, 2013
King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates to make way for his son, Felipe VI, 2014
Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home", 2015
A rare magnitude-four earthquake causes a tsunami to hit Nuugaatsiaq in northwestern Greenland, 2017


  1. My condolences to Stacy. Our blogging friends become very special to us.
    Love those cartoons/photos about returning from holiday. They are very true.
    And Jazz punishes us for going out for the day - let alone on vacation.

  2. Cherry Tarts For All!
    (I am sushi-avoidant.)

  3. Mimi,

    We haven't had too many vacations but I know exactly how you feel upon your return. I agree with you about the hugs but you know the virtual ones are pretty special because it's the folks who live inside your computer that can the painful situation a bit more bearable. It was so nice having the support, love, and prayers of my bloggy friends when my in-laws passed away. They were very much like second parents to me.

    I enjoyed your comic relief this morning, especially the kitty meme. I'm telling you if looks could kill that human would be dead. lol Animals are so funny!

    Happy Tuesday, my furriend!

  4. Mondays are bad enough for having to go back to work, but after vacation, it is a really sad time! At least you had a nice vacation.

  5. Hugs are comforting. Holidays are wonderful but home is still the best. It is no fun going to work after our vacation.

  6. Great vacation quotes ~ love Horizon so adorable ~ We glad to have you home ~ let the memories linger and help you get back to work ~ Be glad you are able ~ Xox

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

  7. Love all the vacation quotes. I so remember not wanting vacation to be over. I'm so happy you had a great time. That's the best part.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. Very sad news about Stacy. I bet Horizon was glad to see you.

  9. I’m glad you are back home safe and sound!

  10. horizon; dood; N just for good meazure; ignore yur peepulz for dayz on end ....ta show yur diz pleasure at ther a ban don mint... ~~ ☺☺♥♥

  11. It's always good to be home again, even after the best of holidays. But going back to work … that's a different matter. So glad I'm now retired and don't have to face that reality any more. This is the fifth day I've been home from a short break away and my cat is still ignoring me, she really knows how to hold a grudge.

  12. I love the one where the child says I don't want to go back to work I doin't have to go back to work anymore.
    I'm glad you're home safe and sound Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  13. Having been retired for five years now, I no longer know what it's like to go back to work...WooHoo!!!
    I think I will celebrate and Splurge by packing a Cherry Tart in my lunch for a day of Fishing. Yep, that's what I'll do. Have a blessed week.

  14. I always thought holidays away are so packed full of fun, we need a holiday of equal length to get over that once we get home.


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