Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Doing the Almost Impossible and Other Assorted Errands, and 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 

Guess what!  Now i am probably on the list of those who have accomplished the almost impossible.

Of course, it has to do with Dr. D.

Sunday night and into Monday morning, i barely slept (my body apparently gave up sleep for Lent and doesn’t realize it’s over).

Dr. D, meanwhile, got overheated working in her storage unit on Sunday.  (Side note, she says she worked in there for hours, moving and reorganizing and getting rid of stuff, and i went Monday to look for a container she needed, the place does not look like anything at all has been done, it is as full as ever.)

She was grumpy and i was near the end of my tether, so i tied a knot and held on.  It worked out.

The day started with her insisting that i had to run all of the errands early so i would not get too hot (heat index has been brutal lately).  She then kept me in giving me other stuff to do or to write down to go do until it was way to late to leave early.

While out, she called to say she wanted ice cream (specific brand and flavor only!), and for me to get it last so it would be cold.

Then she added, “Bring me a cafe mocha from the Golden Arches, and some of those Cinnabon things from Taco Bell, and get them last so they will be hot when you get here.”

Upon my asking, do you want me to get the ice cream last so it will be cold or the other items last so they will be hot? she answered, “Yes.”


Considering that i was in the drive thru lanes at both fast food places right at lunch, i would say that her getting the ice cream still in a solid form and both of the other items relatively warm, as well as my doing the other 5 errands that included working on getting her tires properly inflated (she over-inflated them) without having to pay at a service station and washing the car (by hand first to get the bugs off, then through the car wash), was a pretty good job and a fair imitation of doing the almost impossible.

Yes, i still had to do all of the other work.  Thank heaven for the dishwasher being hooked up now or i would only be leaving this morning.

Enough of that, how about some funnies that Grandma passed along:

Hope everyone has a fabulous and funny Tuesday!


Today is:

Barn Day -- celebrating barns, old and new, and their history and importance

Bastille Day / National Day -- France, French Territories and some former Colonies (Quatorze Juillet/Fete Nationale)

Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden -- an official Flag Day of Sweden

Bohemian Club Annual Rites begin -- Bohemian Grove, CA US (if you are into conspiracy theories, this is supposedly when and where the male movers and shakers of the world meet for two weeks and decide the fate of the world for the next 12 months; the members of the club, including former presidents and other high level officials, do meet for a couple of weeks this time of year to have, among other things, a Cremation of Care ceremony; they are keeping mum about whether they will meet this year or not)

Feast of St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Festival of Millennial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (Closing Ceremonies)

Macaroni Day

M&Ms Argument Day -- which are best?  plain?  peanut?  almond?  minis?  spend the day in a heated discussion with friends and end with an M&M feast

National Grand Marnier Day -- on Bastille day, to show the friendship between France and the US

National Nude Day -- New Zealand (although now it's often called International Nude Day, and celebrated everywhere as a day to enjoy your beautiful human form)

Pandemonium Day -- internet generated; don't let the crazy things that happen in your life get you down, celebrate instead!

Republic Day -- Iraq

Runic Half-Month Ur begins (primal strength)

Shark Awareness Day

St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day ("Lily of the Mohawks", first Native American proposed for canonization; Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people ridiculed for their piety, people who have lost their parents)

Tape Measure Day -- the first modern spring tape measure was patented this day in 1868 by Alvin Fellows of New Haven, NJ, US

Birthdays Today

Missy Gold, 1970
Robin Ventura, 1967
Matthew Fox, 1966
Jackie Earle Haley, 1961
Jane Lynch, 1960
Joel Silver, 1952
Tommy Mottola, 1949
Steve Stone, 1947
Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier, 1932
Polly Bergen, 1930
John Chancellor, 1927
Harry Dean Stanton, 1926
Dale Robertson, 1923
Ingmar Bergman, 1918
Douglas Edwards, 1917
Gerald R. Ford, 1913
Woodie Guthrie, 1912
William Hanna, 1910
Ken Murray, 1903
Dave Fleischer, 1893
Florence Bascom, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

License to Kill(Film), 1989
"Spring Symphony"(Britten Op. 44), 1949
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care(Publication Date), 1946

Today in History

Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra, 1771
Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners, 1789
First ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent, 1865
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta, 1902
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation, 1969
A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth, 2000
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51", 2003
In Borneo, a rainbow toad believed to be extinct since 1924, is sighted, 2011
Neptune, discovered in 1846, completes its first orbit of the sun since that date, 2011
Scientists from the Large Hadron Collider announce the discovery of a new particle called the pentaquark, 2015
A huge iceberg looming over Innaarsuit village in western Greenland prompts evacations in case it calves, 2018


  1. Poor Dr D! She can likely only continue at home because of you, you are doing a good job.

  2. So true about the tomatoes.

    God bless.

  3. You are really marvelous, I don't think there is someone else who will be able to work for Dr D and stay sane. Take care and stay safe.

  4. You are doing an amazing job. And doing so without losing your temper. Colour me awed and impressed.

  5. Mom says sometimes trying to please the boss is really not possible. They bark orders without thinking things through, and they don't think their answers through either. Great funnies today!

  6. All those chores wore me out just reading about them. Those were good funnies, that jellyfish sort of explains congress too.

  7. Dr. D. is a whirlwind. I couldn't work for her at all. I wouldn't make one day.

    Love all the funnies and my favorite one is the jellyfish one. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. You are truly a saint. Your experiences with Dr. D would make a great sitcom.

  9. I hope today is a better dr d day; and the air and space museum is too funny !!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  10. cute photos and whoa your day was full.....was the coffee lukewarm along with the ice cream? Cheers!

  11. I loved the " balanced diet " cartoon. That's for me. LOL See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. How do you keep sane with that woman you work for? ~ You needed those funnies ~ they are great!

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

  13. Oh gosh, I feel exhausted just reading about that day! You must have the good nature of a saint. And I bet you came out of it smiling, too.

  14. I'm going to send my two furry mates out to do some errands. They're running around the place like out of control two year olds! :)

    I love the humour in the memes. Keep taking good care. :)

  15. These are definitely cute! Luv the funnies for sure. Only thing is it's getting rather late & I must catch my 40 winks. Thanks for sharing. Totally cool. HUGS

  16. I am chuckling over here. You share great stuff! I have so much admiration for you and all you do. My friend's daughter cares for the elderly or those unable to care for themselves. Her daughter Margie does too. She cares for a 90 year gent. His son was caring for him but now he has lung cancer. ANother health care worker had the virus so all three of them were tested. Poor Margie still awaiting her results but the Mister and his son were negative! I pray she is too. SHe has a family to care for as well. You remind me of Sandee, just a kind heart. Thank you :-) xo xo xo