Saturday, March 7, 2020

A Lucky List (Ten Things of Thankful)


Thankful Day finds me thankful and sleepy.

rEcess was last night, accounting for both, so i will make this quick (at 11pm and yes, i have work in the morning).

Bible study was excellent.

Sweetie had work with The Big Boss, so i did Ms. GA’s place alone, and it worked out well.

At Ms. S’s house after, i earned enough to buy the paper products for the evening.

Because of the time i headed down, i actually missed the traffic.

We still had enough cold drinks from last month left that i didn’t need to buy more.

Our Ladies’ Circle provided the food — lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert.  There were leftovers of everything, including a few cookies.  A very few cookies.

Three more pediatric interns from the local hospital came to spend time and get a feel for what it’s like dealing with special kids outside of the clinical setting.

Becky was my special child for the night, and with the intern assigned to us, we invented a new game in the gym, throwing the ball through the hula hoops.

We colored lucky horseshoes and even had a leprechaun running around dropping pieces of “gold” (home made paper coins).

A fun time was had by all.

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Kristi and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.  

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Special PSA -- Daylight Saving Time begins in many places 2am tomorrow, so "spring forward" one hour before you go to bed tonight  (that means if you go to bed at 10pm, set the clock to 11pm before you turn in, i always need it spelled out for me!)

Today is:

Bird Day and Arbor Day -- California, US (on Luther Burbank's birth anniversary)   

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Saturday:  Geneology Day, begin or continue the journey to learn about your family

Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow -- Bermuda; Canada (most regions); Cuba; Haiti; Mexico (some areas); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; The Bahamas; Turks and Caicos Islands; US (most areas)

Floral City Strawberry Festival -- Floral City, FL, US (fun for all, through tomorrow)

Get Grandma to Write Down Her Meatloaf Recipe -- or spaghetti, or pound cake, or whatever she specialized in, because if you don't, you will someday regret it

Iditarod Sled Dog Race - Last Great Race on Earth® begins -- Anchorage to Nome, AK, US (1,000 miles along the historic Iditarod Trail)

Impeachment of March Goblins -- Fairy Calendar

Masaryk Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia (birth anniversary of Tomas Masaryk, politician, sociologist, philosopher, and advocate of Czechoslovakian independence)

National Be Heard Day -- originally a day for small businesses to speak up, but the website promoting the materials is no longer working

National Cereal Day

National Crown Roast of Pork Day

Nones of March -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances
    Festival of Junonalia -- for Juno
    Festival for Vedovus -- god of the dead, swamps, and volcanic movements

Say Hello Day -- Bell recieved a patent for the telephone this day in 1876 (although he always believed it should be answered by saying, "Ahoy!"  Yes, really.)

St. Felicity's and St. Perpetua's Day (Patrons of cattle, martyrs; Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, Spain)

Teacher's Day -- Albania

The European Fine Art Fair:  Maastricht 2020-- Maastricht, Netherlands (The Fine Arts Fair; through the 15th)

Birthdays Today:

Jenna Fischer, 1974
Denyce Graves, 1974
Rachel Weisz, 1971
Taylor Dayne, 1962
Ivan Lendl, 1960
Rik Mayall, 1958
Bryan Cranston, 1956
Franco Harris, 1950
John Heard, 1946
Peter Wolf, 1946
Michael Eisner, 1942
Tammy Faye Bakker, 1942
Daniel J. Travanti, 1940
Janet Guthrie, 1938
Willard Herman Scott, 1934
Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, 1930
Maurice Ravel, 1875
Piet Mondriaan, 1875
Luther Burbank, 1849
John Herschel, 1792
Stephen Hopkins, 1707
Rob Roy MacGregor, 1671
Henry Purcell, 1659
Kano Tanju, 1602

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Nashville Network(TV network), 1983
"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"(Musical), 1967
"The Autumn Garden"(Play), 1951
"The Grand Duke; or, The Statutory Duel"(Operetta), 1896

Today in History:

Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire, 321
King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope; Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church, 1530
Massachusetts enacts the first bicameral legislature in the colonies, 1664
The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic, 1798
Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand, 1827
Charles Miller patents the first US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes, 1854
The City of Lábrea in Amazonas, Brazil was founded, 1886
Roald Amundsen announces that, on Dec. 14, 1911, his expedition had reached the South Pole, 1912
An 8.0 earthquake strikes Tango, Japan, 1927
Bloody Sunday:  Alabama state troopers and 600 black protestors clash in Selma, 1965
Divers from the USS Preserver locate the crew cabin of Challenger on the ocean floor, 1986
The U.S. Supreme Court rules that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use, 1994
British House of Commons votes to make the upper chamber, the House of Lords, 100% elected, 2007
The largest solar flare in five years, occurring March 6, 2012, nears the Earth, threatening to disrupt airline flights, GPS systems and power grids, 2012
The UN Security Council approves further North Korean sanctions for its nuclear testing, 2013
Malta's famous landmark the Azure Window collaspes into the sea after a storm, 2017
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain shares her first Instagram post, pictures of a letter between mathematician Charles Babbage and Prince Albert, 2019


  1. I enjoy bible study but it is not often done. Have a beautiful weekend!

  2. I am not surprised you are a tired person - but a happy and productive tired person. Which is a win.

  3. Thanks for your thankful and positive post. But ... urgh! Dayligth Saving Time. That is so not a thing to be thankful for, for us in Denmark it's in three weeks, and I just am so not looking forward to my mornings being in the dark once again.

  4. We have so many things to be thankful for.

    God bless.

  5. Lovely thankfuls and now I want lasagna :D

  6. You are my thankfulness person when I fell like the weight of the world is too heavy. Please stay safe with all your movig out and about.

  7. Those thankfuls were terrific and it sounds like a busy time!

  8. I'm glad to hear the interns came back!

  9. Sounds like an excellent evening,
    Have a good week!

  10. I remember Bible Study groups where I didn't do the studying, but looked after the toddlers and babies of the mums who did.
    I'm thankful that I've dodged a bullet and have the chance to turn my health around.

  11. What a delightful list and happy group ~

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

  12. That sounds like a fun night.

  13. What a fun-filled evening!

    Remembering and sharing recipes from those who lived before us is a great activity. We did that just a week ago.🙂

  14. I love your rEcess posts. Thanks for sharing, and for the wonderful volunteer work you do!