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Very blessed, that’s what i am, and so on this Thankful Day i will talk about a veritable fountain of blessings, all courtesy of the letter of the day.
Vacation has to top the list, even though there probably will not be one this year. We love our vacation, and will look forward to it even more next year.
This vegan loves her veggies, as she should, and that’s about all there is to say about that. Long live broccoli!
My favorite color comes into play again. Anything is the violet spectrum is fair game (with the exception of puce).
Verse! Who knew it was so much fun to write poems? Read them, yes, but write? Lots of people, including those who actually have gotten me to write several, Diane of On the Border, Jenny of Procrastinating Donkey, and Angel Sammy, and i’m thankful they did.
While my pets may not agree, i am very thankful for veterinarians, vet techs, and all who work to keep our pets healthy.
This world would be a much poorer place without music, and i do love violins and violas (and cellos and basses, but today only the V instruments get to star in the show).
Then there’s vinegar. While it won’t kill the current virus, it does kill lots of other stuff, and mixed half and half with Dawn dish detergent, it actually does get soap scum off of bathroom surfaces. It has to be left on a hard case of scum for about an hour, then scrubbed, then rinsed forever, but it does eventually work.
Vitamins are a blessing, they catch the gaps in even the healthiest eater’s food plan, and we are certainly blessed to have them in this day and age. Life was much tougher when deficiency diseases were common.
The funny videos people are putting out about this virus situation is helping keep my sense of humor intact, and i am very thankful for those clever people.
Learning new vocabulary in my Spanish lessons is a thankful thing, as at least some of the words seem to be sticking.
There, a veritable treasure trove of V things for which to be thankful.
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.
Adonia -- Greece (women's festival mourning the death of Adonis; date approximate)
ANZAC Day -- Australia; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Cook Islands; New Zealand; Niue; Norfolk Island; Tonga
Army Day -- North Korea
DNA Day -- structure of DNA first published this day in 1953; human genome project ended today in 2003
Duck Appreciation Society Day -- The Duck Appreciation Society (some sites say May 10; either way, go feed the ducks if you like them, but not stale white bread, it's no better for them than it is for us)
East Meets West Day -- Allies from the East and West finally met up this day in 1945 about 75 miles from Berlin
Festival of Robigalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (to protect against corn blight; festival of Robiga and Rogibus, the brother and sister fertility gods)
Flag Day -- Faroe Islands; Swaziland
Hairstylist Appreciation Day -- if you have a good one, let him/her know (some sites put this on the 30th)
Hug A Plumber Day -- because when you are knee deep in it, you really need them around
International Marconi Day -- a 24-hour amateur radio event annually near the birth anniversary of Marconi (Apr. 25, 1874)
Liberation Day -- Italy; Portugal
National Crayola Day -- no one claims starting this holiday, observe it with your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews/kids down the street, and remember how fun it is to color pictures
National Go Birding Day -- US (but feel free to participate wherever you are, birding is fun!)
National Herb Day -- different from the HerbDay in May, and unsponsored
National Sense of Smell Day -- US (sponsored by the Sense of Smell Institute, encouraging museums and science centers to focus on how the sense of smell plays an important role in daily life and how it interacts with other senses; While celebrating, remember those with anosmia [diminished ability or totaly inability to smell])
National Zucchini Bread Day -- they hold this at a time when you are not yet sick of all that zucchini you grew in the garden
Parental Alienation Awareness Day -- raising awareness of Parental Alienation or Hostile Aggressive Parenting
Ramadan -- Islam (began sunset yesterday, through May 24)
Red Hat Society Day -- first Red Hat Tea Party held this day in 1998
Save the Frogs Day -- the world's largest day of amphibian education and conservation action
Sinai Liberation Day -- Egypt
St. Mark the Evangelist's Day (Patron of attorneys/barristers/lawyers/notaries, captives, glaziers, imprisoned people/prisoners, lions, stained glass workers, struma patients; Egypt; Boretto, Italy; Creazzo, Italy; Infanta, Philippines; Ionian Islands; Pordenone, Italy; Sonnino, Italy; Venice, Italy; against impenitence, insect bites, scrofulous diseases, struma)
Tag des Baumes -- Germany (Tree Day/Arbor Day)
World Healing Day / World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
World Malaria Day / Malaria Awareness Day -- WHO and the International Community
World Penguin Day -- because they begin migrating on or around this day
World Veterinary Day -- World Veterinary Association
20-Something Service Day -- can't find who started this one, but it's a good idea, whomever it was, whether you are 20 or older to do some community service or volunteer work regularly
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is established, ND, US, 1947
The United Negro College Fund is founded, 1944
Jacob Underwood, 1980
Emily Bergl, 1975
Jason Lee, 1970
Renee Zellweger, 1969
Hank Azaria, 1964
Jeffrey DeMunn, 1947
Talia Shire, 1946
Stu Cook, 1945
Bjorn Ulvaeus, 1945
Al Pacino, 1940
"Meadowlark" Lemon, 1932
Paul Mazursky, 1930
Albert King, 1923
Ella Fitzgerald, 1918
Edward R. Murrow, 1908
William Joseph Brennan, Jr., 1906
John Henry "Pop" Lloyd, 1884
Guglielmo Marconi, 1874
"Little Murders"(Play), 1967
"Romulus the Great"(Play), 1949
"Another Language"(Play), 1932
Robinson Crusoe(Publication date), 1719
Today in History:
Lysander's Spartan Armies defeated the Athenians and the Peloponnesian War ends, BC404
German geographer and mapmaker Martin Waldseemuller publishes his Cosmographiae Introductio map in which he gives the American continents their name, 1507
Highwayman Nicholas Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine, 1792
Charles Fremantle arrives in the HMS Challenger off the coast of modern-day Western Australia prior to declaring the Swan River Colony for the United Kingdom, 1829
The last survivors of the Donner Party arrive back in civilization, 1847
The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots, 1849
British and French engineers break ground for the Suez Canal, 1859
New York State becomes the first US state to require automobiles to be licensed, 1901
First DC Comic with Batman is published, 1939
Fifty nations gather in San Francisco, California to begin the United Nations Conference on International Organizations, 1945
Francis Crick and James D. Watson publish Molecular structure of nucleic acids: a structure for deoxyribose nucleic acid describing the double helix structure of DNA, 1953
The St. Lawrence Seaway, linking the North American Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, officially opens to shipping, 1959
Robert Noyce is granted a patent for an integrated circuit, 1961
Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai peninsula per the Camp David Accords, 1982
American schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war, 1983
Pioneer 10 travels beyond Pluto's orbit, 1983
The Hubble Telescope is deployed, 1990
The Human Genome Project comes to an end 2.5 years before first anticipated, 2003
The final piece of the Obelisk of Axum is returned to Ethiopia after being stolen by the invading Italian army in 1937, 2005
Bulgaria and Romania sign accession treaties to join the European Union, 2005
The U.S. government 'condemns' international media outlets, including 'The New York Times' for publishing confidential files, 2011
The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years, 2013
A fossil unearthed in China has been identified as a new pterosaur species; named Kryptodrakon progenitor, the fossil is the first of its kind to show traits of pterodactyls, giant flying reptiles, 2014
Microsoft becomes the third US firm to be listed with a market worth of 1 trillion, after Apple and Amazon, 2019