Thursday, January 30, 2020

It’s Time (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy’s Poetry Day, and Brian’s Thankful Thursday


“It’s been a long day, hasn’t it?”

“Yes, it has, but what made you say that?”

“Well, for one thing, you are standing here with your underwear in one hand and a frying pan in the other, looking like you don’t know what to do with either one.  For another, I just looked in the refrigerator and when you put away the groceries, you put the dry dog food and the dry cat food in there, but I’m afraid to ask where the eggs ended up.”

“It’s time for a vacation.”

“I concur.”

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


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.     

Another fence decorated (a bit) for Mardi Gras:


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day This week's image and my poem:    

Jump in, jump out
When’s my turn?
Then it was easy
The calories to burn.
When your turn’s over
Then you shout,
Period, question mark, 
Comma, out!


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

We had great fun at the ladies’ circle meeting Tuesday night, and i am thankful i joined two groups this year so i could read and study both books.  (C.S. Lewis’ book on the Psalms, and Liturgy of the Ordinary)


Today is:

Cash Register Day -- James Ritty and John Birch were granted a patent on this day in 1883 for an early mechanical cash register

Congressional Brawl Day -- marking the first ever all out brawl in the US Congress in 1798

Draw A Dinosaur Day -- and post it to the web site    

Feast of King Charles the Martyr -- Anglican

Fred Korematsu Day -- US (honoring the civil rights activist who protested the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII) 

Inane Answering Message Day -- the day to change those annoying messages, sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

King's Birthday -- Jordan

Martyrs' Day -- India (assassination anniversary of Gandhi)

National Croissant Day

Pax -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival of Peace)

Puce and Ochre Day -- Fairy Calendar

School Day of Nonviolence and Peace -- sponsored by DENIP

St. Aldegund's Day (Patron of cancer patients; against cancer, childhood diseases, sudden death, wounds)

St. Bathilde's Day (Patron of children, sick people, widows; against bodily ills and sickness)

St. Martina of Rome's Day (Patron of nursing mothers; Rome, Italy)

Three Archbishops' Day -- Eastern Orthodox (a/k/a Holy Hierarchs' Day)

Yodel For Your Neighbors Day -- Why?  Do you hate your neighbors?

Birthdays Today:

Johnathan Lee Iverson, 1976
Christian Bale, 1974
Brett Butler, 1958
Phil Collins, 1951
Charles Dutton, 1951
Steve Marriott, 1947
Marty Balin, 1942
Dick Cheney, 1941
Vanessa Redgrave, 1937
Boris spassky, 1937
Tammy Grimes, 1934
Louis Ruckeyser, 1933
Gene Hackman, 1930
Dorothy Malone, 1925
Dick Martin, 1922
Barbara W. Tuchman, 1912
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1882
Isaiah Thomas, 1749
Thomas Rolfe, 1615 (Only child of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Yogi Bear Show"(TV), 1958
"Robert Montgomery Presents"(TV), 1950
"City Lights"(Chaplin Movie), 1931

Today in History:

The Jews of Freilsburg, Germany, are massacred, 1349
King Charles I of England is beheaded, 1649
Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, is ritually executed after having been dead for two years, 1661
The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Oishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master, 1703
Henry Greathead tests the first boat intended to be specialized as a lifeboat for rescue purposes, which he invented, on the River Tyne in England, 1790
The burned Library of Congress is reestablished, with Thomas Jefferson contributing, 1815
Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica, 1820
The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened, 1826
A fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, 1841
The city of Yerba Buena is renamed San Francisco, for the nearby mission of the same name, 1847
William Wells Brown publishes the first Black drama, "Leap to Freedom," 1858
The US Navy's first ironclad warship, the Monitor, is launched, 1862
The pneumatic hammer is patented by Charles King of Detroit, 1894
The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy, 1911
The House of Lords rejects the Irish Home Rule Bill, 1913
"The Lone Ranger" begins a 21 year run on ABC radio, 1933
Indian pacifist and leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is assassinated by Pandit Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist, 1948
American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1956
The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police, 1969
Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide, 1971
Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations, 1972
The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was established as the first United States National Marine Sanctuary, 1975
Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner", 1982
Peter Leko of Hungary becomes the world's youngest chess grand master at age 14, 1994
Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease, 1995
Over half a million people participate in the world's largest wildlife survey after extreme cold drives exotic birds into Britain's back gardens, 2011
Peter Paul Rubens’s 1608 drawing, "Nude Study of Young Man with Raised Arms," sells for $8.2 million at auction in New York, 2019


  1. It has been a very long day here too, and your six sentence story rings home.
    Decades ago I came home from work exhausted. I slipped off my shoes and it was only when they didn't fit in the milk compartment of the fridge that I realised I had hurled the milk under the bed as I went past...
    That jumping rope chant is new to me.

  2. And es I too can totally relate to that long day story. So well described.
    Thank you for your lists. This entry: "The Jews of Freilsburg, Germany, are massacred, 1349" can be found many places in the internet. The only problem is that they all have copy-pasted from one erroneous author. While the maccacre surely happened, the town of Freilsburg does not exist. The name of the city is Freiburg. This have to be a part of Muphry's law :)

  3. Mimi,

    Your story reminds me of some of the crazy things I've done but usually I catch myself before I actually put something the wrong place. I'm always like, "What on earth are you doing, girl?" lol For some reason, I want to throw away underwear on my way to the clothes hamper. My brain mixes the two up, I suppose because they are similar size and shape. lol As I said, I generally catch myself but one of these days I'm not going to and wonder what happened.

  4. Sometimes, we get too tired and our brain just couldn't work properly. I remember once I was searching for my spectacles all over the house and all the time I was wearing it!

  5. MOL says she can totally relate!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  6. The vacation story is pretty funny and I enjoyed your jumping poem too. I'm glad your group is going well. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  7. Funny but oh so realistic. Good job. We all know we need to get away from time to time. Even those of us who are retired. Also Congressional brawl fitting!!

  8. That was a fun story- I imagine that happens sometimes. Great poem and wonderful thankfuls too.

  9. And another wonderful gate. You must have a very big house, Mimi.

    God bless.

  10. Yes it's time for a vacation. Reminds me of hubby making coffee yesterday or so he thought. If the handle of the coffee pot is to the left I assume that coffee is ready for the next morning. I don't assume because you just can't. I check to see if there was water and coffee in the pot. Just the old coffee grounds from the mornings coffee. He swore he made the coffee for this morning. Bless his heart.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Big hug. ♥

  11. I hear you on needing a vacation, whew! Love that poem and glad to hear your group is bringing some new perspectives into your life. Enjoy.

  12. this story is toooooooo funny !!! ☺☺☺☺♥♥

  13. I always liked these jumping games when I was a kid.
    Being a member of such a wonderful group like you ladies circles is something so precious.
    Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday!

  14. I agree on that vacay idea! Let's all go to the beach for the rest of winter! The jump rope pic brought back memories. But, I doubt if I could jump in and out anymore! xoxo

  15. I'd end up with the rope around my neck, and flat out on the ground if I tried rope skipping these days! lol

    I think I'll give it a miss. No! I know I'll give it a miss! :)

  16. A shame we let ourselves get to such a point before we realize we don't just want a vacation, we really, truly need one!
    Fun poem. I remember a short time in grade school when jumping rope was popular. I was so proud when I finally mastered jumping in and then out.

  17. I remember the skipping ropes of schoolyards, I almost never got to skip, but I was always asked to turn the ropes while the "in" crowd did the skipping.

  18. fun story ~ great fence (thanks for reminder of Mardi Gras) and fun post ~

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

  19. Ha! We've all had those days. A trick is a mini vacation, even an afternoon of new and different scene or of deep "me" time. (Better still is a real vacation of course)


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