Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sometimes You Just Know, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


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!


Today is:

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

Anniversary Today:

Greg Allman marries Cher, 1975

Birthdays Today:

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. Love Grandma's photos. Please thank her from me.
    And I am very glad to hear that your challenging day wasn't disastrous, as it so easily could have been.

  2. I love the laughing dolphins. We had a news clip on TV a couple of days ago where we saw a pod of 45 dolphins swimming and playing just off the coast near my city, but further south at Port Elliott.

  3. Fun photos, whether photoshopped or not. You might nbe some sort of record holder for near-disasters. May they all remain so.

  4. Thank God for the prompting to pray for Bigger Girl and Dr. D. That was one stressful day for you and those involved. Great photos from Grandma. Have a wonderful day.

  5. Great photos. Praise God all is well.

    God bless.

  6. Sorry to hear about another car accident. Someone needs to pay more attention, I guess??? Sweet animal photos. Happy Tuesday!

  7. Mimi,

    The laughing dolphins and that huddle of penguins made me smile. :D Oh boy, am I glad your daughter wasn't hurt or that the person she hit didn't make a stink about it. It could've gone so differently. I'm always on to my daughter for talking and driving. If I call her, then I say, call me when you get home. Talking on a phone is too distracting. Heck, talking to someone in the car is too distracting but I think your brain processes it differently. Have a good week. Let's hope it goes better here on. :)

  8. You day could have been worse, but it was bad enough. Sorry about the car accident. That can drive up the insurance bill for sure. She wasn't hurt so that's the good thing.

    Dr. D. is a whirlwind. I wouldn't be able to work for her. I know me. I know me so very well. I salute you for hanging in there.

    Love all the cute pictures. I said Awww.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥♥♥

  9. Whew ! What a day you had ~ sweet photos ~

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

  10. Ouch! Accidents are the worst. Glad everyone was safe. Some days are better then other days aren't they? Customer Service is truly lacking in our world today.Love the photos. Our youngest daughter and her hubby are taking our grandson Colton to Niagara Falls today. I shared the Niagara Falls fact you have here but Hannah knew it. When the visitors center is opened all the people who made it or not across the falls are mentioned. I sure love history. Thanks for all you share. HUGS and Have a blessed day.

  11. Dang, you need to wrap Bigger Girl in bubble wrap before she goes out! I'm sure glad she wasn't hurt though.

  12. Happy Tuesday and thanks for the laugh. You do have the patience of a saint and maybe the church should consider making you one?

  13. Yikes! Between Dr. D and those accidents of Bigger Girl it is amazing you stay sane. XO

  14. My son just did the same thing, rear ended another car. All cars still run but I'm now wondering how much my son's insurance will go up.
    Cute animal pictures, just what I needed today.

  15. Love those wildlife photos! And I loved the cute covid poem you left on my blog! Have a great week!


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