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.
Do you ever just know something is about to happen when a day starts?
Yesterday, i just knew. When i was praying, i knew i needed to pray for extra angels to surround Bigger Girl and er vehicle for some reason.
Somehow i just knew Dr. D was going to be on a tear, and i prayed for peace and strength and to keep cheerful and remember there is only love.
Boy, did we need it all.
Dr. D had been on the phone with ATT forever the day before, trying to figure out what was wrong, why her phone kept dropping the wifi signal, why she was charged for a data overage.
She ranted about how “data” is the wrong word to use, she is a PhD in economics, she’s knows data, and getting online is not data.
Anyway, things went downhill from there. The physical therapy place won’t answer the phone, you have to leave a message and get called back. The TV quit working, too, so something was really wrong with ATT. The secretary at the cousin’s place of business wouldn’t cooperate.
In the middle of it all, a distraught call from Bigger Girl. You have probably already guessed, another car wreck. Again, she has rear-ended someone.
This time, her car will still run, it just looks more banged up than ever. She greeted me with, “Mom, the car still runs, and I talked to my friends who work on cars, I was going to their place tonight anyway, and they said they would fix whatever it needs for parts and a case of beer. Thank goodness for rednecks!”
The nice gentleman who’d been driving the other car when she took a sip of hot coffee and didn’t brake hard enough laughed, as did his supervisor (it was a company car, he’d had to call a supervisor, they were both very, very nice about it). No injuries, both cars still in working order though in need of some repair, mostly cosmetic.
You have no idea how glad i will be when she moves to where there is good public transportation and can quit driving. Or maybe you do have an idea.
Anyway, after going over and offering her moral support, i got back to Dr. D’s and finished everything up.
Anyone for some family photos, forwarded by Grandma, of course. (These might or might not be photoshopped, but they are good.)
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
Aizen Matsuri -- Shoman-in Temple, Osaka, Japan (celebration of Aizen Myo-oh, greatest of the 8 Buddhist guardian gods, and is also called the Yakuta Festival; through July 2)
Armed Forces Day -- Guatemala
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche -- Bhutan
Crab Races -- Fairy Calendar (Pixies, Elves, and some Fairies)
Day of Aestas -- Ancient Roman Calendar (culmination of the festival that begins the summer)
Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome -- remembrance of the first Christians killed in Rome by order of Nero as scapegoats for the fire in Rome
General Prayer Day -- Central African Republic
Independence Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)(1960)
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day -- if one is needed
Meteor Day -- because of the Tuskunga Event
National Corvette Day -- US (vehicle introduced this day in 1953)
National Ice Cream Soda Day
Pridie Kalendas July (Day Before the Kalends of July) -- Ancient Roman Calendar (a day when dies comitiales -- citizen committees -- voted on political and criminal matters)
Revolution Day -- Sudan(1989)
St. Theobald of Provins' day (Patron of bachelors)
Tech Support Appreciation Day -- if you can get a hold of them, they can be great to have around
Greg Allman marries Cher, 1975
Michael Phelps, 1985
Fantasia Barrino, 1984
Ralf Schumacher, 1975
Michael Gerard (Mike) Tyson, 1966
Rupert Graves, 1963
Vincent D’Onofrio, 1959
David Alan Grier, 56, 1955
Leonard Whiting, 1950
Patricia Schroeder, 1940
Nancy Dussault, 1936
Harry Blackstone, Jr., 1934
Susan Hayward, 1919
Lena Horne, 1917
Czeslaw Milosz, 1911
William Almon Wheeler, 1819
"Johnny Carson Show"(TV), 1955
"Guiding Light"(TV), 1947
"Brenda Starr, Reporter"(Comic strip), 1940
Today in History:
Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland, 1294
The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan, 1520
Native American forces under Blue Jacket attack Fort Recovery, Ohio, 1794
French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope, 1859
The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place, 1860
The first transcontinental train trip across Canada departs from Montreal; it arrives in Port Moody, British Columbia on July 4, 1886
Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", in which he introduces special relativity, 1905
The Tunguska event, probably caused by a meteor or comet fragment, occurs in remote Siberia, 1908
The Regina Cyclone hits Regina, Saskatchewan, killing 28; it remains Canada's deadliest tornado event, 1912
Congo gains independence from Belgium, 1960
The first leap second is added to the UTC time system, 1972
The Royal Canadian Mint introduces the $1 coin, known as the Loonie, 1987
East Germany and West Germany merge their economies, 1990
The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China, 1997
After nearly 7 years in space, the Cassini spacecraft becomes the first to orbit the planet Saturn, 2004
The Molecule of the Year 2011 is announced, BMP7 (Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7), a potential therapeutic utility for recurrent metastatic disease, 2012
Misty Copeland becomes the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre, 2015
Donald Trump becomes the first sitting US President to set foot in North Korea during the Korean Demilitarized Zone meeting with Kim Jong Un, 2019