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:
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
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)
"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