It’s Thankful Day and head out on vacation day.
This year, thankfully, there was no flood and desperate dash for a rental and near disasters.
If you think that means it’s been easy and smooth sailing, you still don’t know me very well, do you.
Every day has been a workday, a couple of them every long, and i am thankful i got through it.
Today was Ms. S for the second time this week, and she is getting weaker and sicker by the day. She needed items from the store, so i am thankful i was able to get her groceries to last until i get back (she lives in an apartment complex for seniors and they deliver some of her meals, all i had to get was her coffee and poptarts and other sundries, but i got extra to hold her out).
We managed, thankfully, to buy all the cat supplies we needed.
Between jobs, i am thankful i was able to buy a new lock for the front door (of course the old one broke) and get it installed, and i am grateful Sweetie went and had keys copied so we could distribute them to the children and one for Brother-in-Law.
Brother-in-Law, thankfully, has agreed to come by and make sure the air conditioners (we use window units) are set to the correct temps morning and evening.
Bigger Girl, thankfully, has agreed to come take care of the cats.
Both of them will look after getting the mail and papers in and the garbage out, depending on what time the mail shows up (anywhere from 11am to 8pm believe it or not).
Right now i am so far behind in blog reading that my last thankful is that you will indulge me and let me catch up to each of you as i can. After all, reading is relaxing so i hope to do a good bit of it over the next few days.
As a bonus, how about a future thankful — we are supposed to get back on a Saturday, and the Monday after, Dr. D will be out of town, so my first day back in the saddle should be a bit easier.
Day of the Living Children of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Feast of Epona -- Ancient Celtic Calendar (Rhiannon in Wales, Macha in Ireland, guardian goddess of horses, stables, horse owners, agriculture, and transportation; date approximate, and disputed, she was the only Celtic goddess worshipped by the Romans, and they celebrated her on December 18)
First-in-Line and Queue-Jumping Tournament -- Fairy Calendar
Ides of June -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances:
Festival of Jupiter Invictus (Jupiter the Unconquered)
Lesser Quinquartrus/Quinquatrus Minusculae (festival for those who played flutes at religious ceremonies; through the 15th)
Kitchen Klutzes of America Day
Queen's Birthday -- Tuvalu
Roller Coaster Day -- the world's first "Gravity Pleasure Switchback Railway", patented by LaMarcus Thompson, opened on this day in 1884 on Coney Island, at a cost of five cents per ride
Sewing Machine Day -- why this day is anyone's guess, but we must admit it's a useful invention
Sovereign's Day/Queen's Birthday -- Pitcairn Island
St. Anthony of Padua's Day, the "Hammer of Heretics" (Patron of amputees, animals, asses, boatmen, domestic animals, elderly people, expectant mothers, faith, fishermen, harvests, horses, mail, mariners, Native Americans, oppressed people, paupers, poor people, sailors, seeksers of lost objects, starving people, swineherds, Tigua Indians, travel hostesses, travellers, watermen; Amantea, Italy; Anzio, Italy; Brazil; Cianciana, Italy; Dorado, Puerto Rico; Favara, Italy; Ferrazzano, Italy; Giano Vetusto, Italy; Lisbon, Portugal; Nocolosi, Italy; Padua, Italy; Portugal; San Antonio Tiayacapan, Mexico; San Fulgencio, Spain; Sandia Indian Pueblo; against barrenness, shipwreck, starvation, and sterility)
a municipal holiday in Lisbon, Portugal and parts of Spain
Trooping the Colour -- UK (military celebration of the monarch's birthday, one of London's biggest and most colorful celebrations))
Weed Your Garden Day -- a reminder to get out there and do a little each day, so the little buggers don't get out of hand
World Juggling Day
World Wide Knit in Public Day -- better living through stitching together!
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is founded, 1798
Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, 1525
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 1986
Rivers Cuomo, 1970
Jamie Walters, 1969
Ally Sheedy, 1962
Tim Allen, 1953
Richard Thomas, 1951
Ban Ki-Moon, 1944
Malcolm McDowell, 1943
Siegfried Fischbacher, 1939
Paul Lynde, 1926
Ralph Edwards, 1913
Red Grange, 1903
Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893
Basil Rathbone, 1892
William Butler Yeats, 1865
Winfield Scott, 1786
"The Closer"(TV), 2005
"Les vêpres siciliennes"(Verdi opera) 1855
Today in History:
Coronation of Alexander III as King of Scots, 1249
Ibn Battuta, who was to become the foremost world traveler of his day, seeing most of the known world in his time, begins his first hadj, 1325
Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves, 1774
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is founded, 1798
Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River, 1803
A fire devastates much of Vancouver, British Columbia, 1886
King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30pm, 1886
Yukon Territory is formed, with Dawson chosen as its capital, 1898
The University of the Philippines College of Engineering is established, the largest degree granting unit in the Philippines, 1910
Mir Mine, the first diamond mine in the USSR, is discovered, 1955
The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them, 1966
Thurgood Marshall is nominated to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, 1967
Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid, 1982
Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the solar system, 1983
President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, 2000
The US withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, 2002
The Al Askari Mosque is bombed for a second time, 2007
A capsule of Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa returns to Earth with particles of asteroid 25143 Itokawa, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court invalidates gene patents held by Myriad Genetics when it rules that isolated human genes are not patentable, 2013
Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, re-awakes after 7 months, 2015
Volkswagen is fined €1 billion (£880m) by German prosecutors over diesel emissions scandal, 2018
Archaeologists announce Scottish crannogs (fortified settlements on artificial islands in locks) are far older than first thought, as radiocarbon dating puts some of them as being older than Stonehenge, 2019