Thursday, July 11, 2019

Mama's Gonna Burst! (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Thankful Thursday, and Sammy's Poetry Day

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First, it was finding out #2 Son's registration on his car had expired.

Next, it was finding out that no, he did not happen to have any proof of insurance.

Then finding the renewal notice for the registration stuffed in the glove box -- he'd never sent it in!

After that, arranging to get proof of insurance printed up so Sweetie could go get it and then take the car, very carefully because you don't want to get pulled over at this moment, to the notary to get it reregistered.

Heading out to go get said insurance card, the tire on Lunceford the Land Yacht was flat again, this time a razor blade instead of a nail.

Change the tire, get the insurance card, get to the notary before it closes, get to Kevin and Lenny's to fix the tire -- kids, you put too much more on this old mama and she's gonna burst!

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Burst.      


Gosia at Looking for Identity has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.      

This fence is a whole hedge and two gates.  When i passed it, i was only in time to snap this photo, but i will go back and get a better one:


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

My thankful today is that i didn't lose my mind yesterday!  Between #2 Son not having a current registration and insurance in his car, Sweetie's doctor appointment, the trouble with the generator, and another flat tire, i am just glad to be here to tell the tale.


The image this time reminded me of how we spent Easter Sunday when the kids were little.

This week's image and my poem:    

We do this every spring,
It's our favorite thing,
When my kite is in the air,
I run along without a care!


Today is:

Advice-to-the-Lovelorn-Day -- date, in 1896, the New Orleans Picayune first published the advice column of Dorothy Dix, Mother Confessor to Millions; it eventually ran in 300 papers for 55 years

Bear Lake Days --Bear Lake, MI, US (the fun even includes a Venetian boat parade; through Sunday)

Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche -- Bhutan

Bonfire Night -- Northern Ireland (precursor to The Twelfth a/k/a Orangemen's Day)

Bowdler's Day

China National Maritime Day -- People's Republic of China

Convenience Store Day -- the first Seven Eleven opened on this day in 1927 in Dallas, TX; it was open 7am to 11pm, thus the name

Day of the Flemish Community -- Flemish community of Belgium, commemorates the Battle of the Golden Spurs of 1302

Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo -- Vernal, UT, US (one of the top rodeos in the country; through Saturday)

Feast of Theano, Philosopher, Mathmatician, wife of Pythagoras, patron of vegetarianism (date approximate, supposedly when she was born)

Feast of Min -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Free Slurpee Day at Seven-Eleven -- if you have these stores where you live, stop by between 11am and 7pm to get a free 11.7oz. Slurpee (TM) today

Hodag Country Festival -- Rhinelander, WI, US (at the Hodag "50" Track, a large open-air country music festival; through Sunday)

Hot Dog Nite -- Luverne, MN, US (free hot dogs to all comers!)

Imamat Day -- Ismailism

Naadam Festival -- Mongolia (a/k/a Revolution Day/National Day, traditional sporting events nationwide, but best at Ulaanbaatar, through the 13th)

National Blueberry Muffin Day

National Cheer Up The Lonely Day -- begun by Francis Pesek of Detroit, Michigan; he chose to spend his birthday as a day to promote kindness, especially the forgotten at nursing homes and shut ins who have no visitors

National Culture Day -- Kiribati

Oregon Trail Days -- Gering, NE, US (the oldest continuing celebration of the Oregon Trail; through Sunday)

Reading Guilt Day -- the day you are supposed to start reading that book you only read the Cliff's Notes on in school

St Benedict's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, cavers/speliologists/spelunkers, civil engineers, coppersmiths, farm workers/farmers, Italian architects, monks, people in religious orders, people who are dying, school children, servants who have broken their masters belongings, students; Europe; Heerdt, Germany; Norcia, Italy; Subiaco, Italy; against erysipelas, fever, gall stones, inframmatory diseases, kidney disease, nettle rash, poison, temptations, and witchcraft)

Uniwaine / Unaine Day -- Kiribati (Senior Citizens' Day, specifically Elderly Men's Day / Elderly Women's Day)

World Population Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

David Henrie, 1989
Marie Sernehold, 1983
Michael Rosenbaum, 1972
Justin Chambers, 1970
John Henson, 1967
Greg Grunberg, 1966
Rod Strickland, 1966
Al MacInnis, 1963
Lisa Rinna, 1963
Richie Sambora, 1960
Richie Sambora, 1959
Suzanne Vega, 1959
Mark Lester, 1958
Sela Ward, 1956
Leon Spinks, 1953
Stephen Lang, 1952
Bonnie Pointer, 1951
Beverly Todd, 1946
Giorgio Armani, 1934
Tab Hunter, 1931
Harold Bloom, 1930
Yul Brynner, 1920
E.B. White, 1899
John Quincy Adams, 1767

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Orange is the New Black"(Series), 2013
"Space Oddity"(Single release), 1969
"The Newlywed Game"(TV), 1966
To Kill A Mockingbird(Publication date), 1960

Today in History

Antoninus Pius succeeds Hadrian as Emperor of Rome, 138
Admiral Zheng He sets sail on his first exploratory expedition for the Ming Dynasty, 1405
Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec, 1616
Jews are expelled from Little Russia, 1740
Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire, 1750
Captain James Cook begins his third voyage, 1776
Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille, 1789
French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery (he discovered 36 over the next 27 years, more than any other person), 1801
Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel, 1804
Waterloo railway station in London opens, 1848
Tijuana, Mexico, is formally founded, 1889
The Lumière brothers demonstrate film technology to scientists, 1895
Babe Ruth makes his Major League debut, 1914
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published, 1960
The first U.S. space station, Skylab, is destroyed as it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean, 1979
According to the UN, the Earth's population crosses the 5,000,000,000 mark, 1987
The United States announces it will reestablish full diplomatic relations with Vietnam, 1995
Colton Harris-Moore, the so-called "Barefoot Bandit", is caught in the Bahamas after a 2 year manhunt, 2010
Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846, 2011
Pluto's fifth moon is discovered, 2012
The oldest stone tools outside of Africa are discovered in Lantian country, western China, estimated to be 2.12 million years old, 2018 


  1. I am super impressed that you retained your sanity after a day like that.
    And love the fence.

  2. What a stressful day, Mimi!
    I wonder if someone cut the tire with a razor blade or if he ran over one. Either way, not good.
    I love that hedge and gates. Although it seems like the gate could be locked, but the hedge isn't tall enough to really deter intruders.
    Reading Guilt Day makes me laugh a bit.

  3. I'm about ready to burst myself with the troubles my older son is facing. He no sooner gets one thing sorted then another problem crops up.

  4. I think most moms and dads have their stress level tested to the limit.

  5. Kids! Sometimes they are more stressful as they get older. Glad you survived the stress of the day.

  6. Sometimes the spawn strains the senses. Good six. And Bonfire / Orangeman's night! That's ready to burst into flames! Good six.

  7. nice work weaving an aggravation into a cautionary tale (of sorts)
    Trust things will get back to the more, 'tons of work, satisfaction in efforts'

  8. Spontaneous Mommy combustion! nice six!

  9. Yes, sometimes we sure are thankful when. the day is over! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Let's hope that mommy can keep it together till the day's over.

  11. Yep, too much on Mom! ~ Neat fence photo ^_^

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

  12. That sure sounds like a stressful day. Yikes. Hope all is calm today. Have a good one.

  13. Yikes on the cars. You are cursed with car issues. I hope they go away.

    Love your poem. Cute.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday and rest of the week. ♥

  14. Stress! The poem is perfect for the photo and the fence is really a good one!

  15. Fantastic six. I related so well to your story.

  16. KIDS !!!

    the fence is awesome; looks like maybe privet hedge ??!! ☺☺♥♥

  17. Just here to check in on you and your family before the storm. We're the old frazzled survivors, but the reason we're survivors is that we know how to prepare. Just keep us in the loop and know that you're in our thoughts. Maybe Barry will just peter out like his namesake... zero.

  18. Anything to do with cars makes my head want to burst.

  19. Sorry you had such a tough day yesterday. Great poem.

  20. What a day! Glad you didn't burst! I hope your weekend is smooth sailing :)
    What a wonderful way to spend Easter. I haven't flown a kite in years.
    Can't believe I missed National Blueberry Muffin Day. They're my favorite :D


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