Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Running Behind on a Random and Happy Tuesday, and Wednesday’s Words


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 

Ladies and gentlemen, i am once again having to beg your indulgence as i try to catch up on my blog reading.   My vacation was fabulous yet it did not afford me quite so much time for reading as i anticipated, and then there was yesterday.

Dr. D was out of town.

It did not help.

When she leaves town to have her procedure on her hips/back (it is some kind of pain block that has to be done every few months), i am to go over as usual on Monday, feed and clean up after the cats, do some other cleaning, then come back on Tuesday and Wednesday to cat-tend.

This time, i was also to change the bedsheets.  The first problem was finding the second set of sheets.  Once found, the second problem was that they were not clean.  By the time i got done with my impromptu trip to the laundromat, then went to Ms. JAI and did the cleaning and helped unstop a drain that had clogged because of back up from the air conditioner drain the guys were there fixing, well, let’s say i am still so far behind that if i am required to accomplish a certain amount before i go, then i will never die.

Let’s just hope the rest of the week doesn’t go on like this.

Anyone want to see some of the crazy things Grandma sent?

Revenge can be sweet!

Golf for beginners.

How men ruin romance.

Hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!


This month, i am providing the prompts for Words for Wednesday.  As is my custom, i post the prompts on what is Tuesday for me to accommodate those in other time zones.  

You can write your story on your blog and leave a link here, or write your story in the comments, your choice.

Please remember that the prompts are just there to get your creative juices flowing, you can use some, all, or none of them.  The whole point is to write and enjoy the process.

This week the prompts are:





Today is:

Anubis Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Dandruff Dance -- Fairy Calendar (Goblins and Gnomes)

Father's Day -- Nicaragua; Poland

Festival of the Purple Void -- only one internet reference, and not explained there, either, but since purple is my favorite color, and a Purple Void sound like something fun to celebrate, i'm including it!

Festivals of Het-Hert and Bast, and Great Feast of the Southern Heavens -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Grand Duke's Birthday & National Day -- Luxembourg

Kupala -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan Calendar (Summer Solstice celebration, always on St. John's Eve, as the pagans hid their celebration by naming it "Ivan Kupala", their name for John the Baptist)

Let It Go Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; whatever you are holding on to, just let it go and the day will get better

National Columnists' Day -- US (on the fourth Tuesday of June each year, set aside some time to thank your favorite newspaper columnists, whether local or syndicated)

National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism -- Canada

National Pecan Sandy Day

National Pink Day -- the color or the flower, your choice, because the creator didn't leave a trail explaining it

Pink Flamingo Day -- honoring Don Featherstone, creator of the original pink plastic flamigo lawn ornament; decorate your lawn with at least four pink flamigos, the minimum number needed for a flock     

Poop Out Early Day -- act pooped out, see if you can cut out early; your success at pooping out early may vary

Public Service Day -- UN

Rath Yatra & Bahuda Jatra-- Puri, India (the first is the Chariot Festival, pilgrims usually pull huge chariots across the city, although in 2020 they will only be pulled around the temple grounds, and the second is 8 days later, the Return Festival; one of the most awaited Hindu festivals in the state and country)

SAT Math Day -- birth anniversary of Alan Turing

St. Agrippina (Patron against bacterial diseases and infections, evil spirits, leprosy, storms and thunder; of Mineo, Italy)

St. Ethelreda's Day (Patron of those with neck and throat ailments, widows; University of Cambridge)

St. John's Eve -- start or culmination of many midsummer festivals, including:
    Dragaica Fair -- Buzau, Romania
    Golowan Festival -- Cornwall
    Jaaniohtu -- Estonia   
    Kupala Days begin -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine
    Ligo / Lani -- Latvia (pagan midsummer celebration originally dedicated to the god Janis
    Midsummer Eve -- Denmark; Sweden
    Midsummer Festival -- Portugal

St. Joseph Cafasso's Day (Patron of captives, prisoners, prisons, and prison chaplains)

Typewriter Day -- patented this day in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes

Victory Day -- Estonia

Birthdays Today:

Bridget Sloan, 1992
Chellsie Memmel, 1988
Jason Mraz, 1977
Selma Blair, 1972
Louis Van Amstel,1972
Frances McDormand, 1957
Clarence Thomas, 1948
Bryan Brown, 1947
Ted Shackelford, 1946
James Levine, , 1943
Wilma Glodean Rudolph, 1940
June Carter Cash, 1929
Bob Fosse, 1927
Alan Turing, 1912
Edward VIII, King of England, 1894
Alfred Kinsey, 1894
Johannes Gutenberg, 1400 (estimated)
Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, BC47 (Son of Cleopatra VII and Julius Caesar)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Batman(Film), 1989
"The Breakfast Club"(Radio), 1933

Today in History:

The world's oldest parliament, the Icelandic Althing, is established, 930
First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan, 1180
First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn, south of Stirling, begins, 1314
The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again, 1611
The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada, 1713
Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev, 1794
Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for Type-Writer, 1868
The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada, creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park, 1887
The International Olympic Committee  is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, 1894
The College Board administers the first SAT exam, 1926
Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane, 1931
The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1946
The Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force, 1961
Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds, 1972
Himmy, of Australia, weighs in at domestic cat record 20.7 kg (45 lb) , 1982
Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan, 1996
Japan's Iwate prefecture experiences a 6.7 magnitude earthquake, 2011
Nik Wallenda completes a high wire walk across a Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon, 2013
A ceasefire agreement is signed between the Colombian government and Farc rebels ending more than 50 years of conflict, 2016
The United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union, 2017
Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days, 2018


  1. Love the funnies. Golfing for beginners, ha ha.
    I know another who doesn't have clean sheets for her bed, she's learnt that sheets must be changed, so she does that, but skips the washing part because she has a water phobia and also doesn't understand the washing machine. I think (hope) she has carers or friends now who help her with that.

  2. Love the funnies.
    If there was a clean sheets fairy I would have clean sheets every day - and thank you for being that hard working fairy.
    Also many thanks for the W4W prompts.

  3. Brilliant contribution from Grandma. I like them.

    God bless.

  4. LOL! Good funnies today. We were only gone for 3 days and Mom had so much work to catch up on but like you, a simple task took all day because other stuff kept popping up. Vacation is worth it all, though.

  5. Leprosy and storms & thunder?
    My mom looooved pecan sandies. I'm not much of a fan but they're certainly nostalgic for me...

  6. You have amazing patience and energy to take care of your job and the things that crop up last minute. Thanks for the funny jokes from your Grandma. Have a lovely day.

  7. Oh you're back to work. You're back in the mix of craziness and it's on full display your first day back. I hope today is better.

    Love all the funnies. My favorite is the three kids arguing in the drive through. I spewed my coffee.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. I loved your laughs especially the one that says

    " mirror, mirror shiny glass,
    tell me that
    is not my


    Mimi, have a wonderful Tuesday my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Thank you for those prompts. And again no need to apologize for not commenting. I just hope you njoy reading blogs when you have the time. go catch up with yourself and then return to blog reading. I'll be there waiting for you ;) Those funnies were funny :D

  10. Those funnies were great! We know you'll get caught up eventually, just go with the flow!

  11. Do hope things got easier for you ~ Grandma's comics are a real hoot!

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. I do not know how Grandma does it, but those are always ones I have not seen before.

  13. grandma's funnies are toooooo funny !!! ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

    hope the vacation gave you some much needed rest :) ♥♥

  14. Always so much fun here! Glad you were able to get all your work done. Making those beds are something that makes me sleepy. heeheehee HUGS

  15. Thanks for the smiles...and your post, messymimi...here's my attempt at this week's words...

    "As far back as anyone in the family could remember...and it was an honest admission, without malice...their aunt was incapable of giving thanks, even during the Anzac Day memorial services they attended every year as a family group, honouring the suffering and sacrifices made by our members of the Defence Force on the Western Front, at Gallipoli, as well as other battlefields during past wars.

    The room fell quiet as the family felt the full effect their aunt’s smiling comments when the youngest child handed her a small bouquet of daisies. It was a jaw-dropping moment.

    However, the elderly woman’s unexpected, uncharacteristic reaction did enhance the joyful mood of the morning even further."

    1. What an interesting take on the prompts. Thank you is such a powerful sentiment - and phrase. I hope that she continues to remember it.

    2. Perhaps, like the Christmas Bells of the story, she reacts only to that which is given in purity and without expectation of return.

  16. These are great- I love the mirror one. I missed your Dr. D stories while you were on vacation :)

  17. Sorry, lost track of the dragon and the witch for a couple of days, I hope to have an update soon.

    Loved the funnies, also, I get my cleaner to put clean sheets on but I do make sure they are clean LOL. The PSWs (personal service workers) are absolutely lousy at straightening beds, but better than I would be these days.

  18. It was only after they had been traveling for a while that Alcalador really looked at Eleuthera and realized just how attractive she was. It was possible the effect of regular proximity had the ability to enhance her appeal, but Alcalador had to accept the admission, if only to himself, that he was suffering from her attraction. Dragons are, after all, incapable of lying to themselves and no thanks to such honesty he was beginning to be very much aware of her. He remembered an aunt from his past taking him into a separate “room” off her personal cave and lecturing him about this. It was a memorial to her that the thought was now front and centre to his thinking. However, for the moment he decided to set his jaw against such distractions and carry on with their mission. One thing which had been on his mind, “Where was the witch’s broomstick”. He decided to ask her then and there and did so. She told him that, unfortunately, the last one had been in an accident and she was awaiting delivery of a new one which should arrive any day. Just then there was a swoosh in the air and lo and behold she was holding a brand new broom. Talk about coincidence.

    1. There are times to admit attraction, and times to work, and times to wonder if a spell is being cast on purpose. Let's hope he takes care of business first.

    2. I always enjoy your Alcalador stories. Lucky Eleuthera. I am wondering whether she too is feeling the attraction and hope that future prompts reveal more.


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