Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Dance Fever, New Client, and Guessing, 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.  

When i walked in yesterday morning, Carl was in his silk jammies, grooving in front of his TV.  He had an exercise something or other on, and he was following the dancers and singing quietly to himself.  One thing he loves to do is dance, and he really misses his Jazzercise class.  (For any who don't know, picture an almost 40-year-old special needs adult with a slight paunch and a bald spot from where he nervously pulls at his hair trying to imitate modern hip-hop dancers, and you  have it.)

The kitchen counter before Carl has breakfast:

The kitchen counter after Carl has breakfast:

Yesterday, he went back and had more breakfast twice before we could get him out the door to work.  As his mom Ms. V says, it's a good thing he has a job, he loves to eat so much he'd be a blimp if he didn't.

Yesterday was also my first day with a new client, Ms. PA, and her husband, Mr. John.  He is 94 and has some dementia, so he followed me around a couple of times, telling me things that didn't quite make any sense.  My response was to simply say, how interesting! or, you don't say! and he seemed quite satisfied.  Sometimes he's more there than other times, but it's okay.  

When he is actually remembering things, he tells war stories, and about growing up before that, Greatest Generation stories that i'm going to try to remember to write here.  They were both talking yesterday about when they bought the house sixty-seven years ago, about six months before their son was born.

Ms. PA is 91 and said she just can't push the big vacuum any more, or get on the floor to dust the table and chair legs.  Their son also doesn't want her on the ladder trying to dust the knickknacks on the bookshelves.  As i told her, that's what i am there for.

They have a cat adopted from our shelter several years ago, Li'l Bit.  That queen bee rules the roost, i tell you.  They will be a joy to work with, i believe.

Okay, time for some of the things Grandma passes on.  First, see if you can guess what these are:

Can you guess?

How about, Eggplant, Dr. Pepper, a Pool Table, and Tap Dancers!

Now a couple to make you giggle:

Hope you have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!


Today is

Be Kind to Humankind Week:  Touch a Heart Tuesday 

Birthday of Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Day of Songun -- North Korea

Discovery of the Runes/Odin's Ordeal ends -- Ancient Norse Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Uruguay(1825)

Kiss and Make Up Day -- a day begun by Jacqueline V. Milgate to encourage people to make amends and repair relationships if they need to

National Banana Split Day -- some sites have it as Aug. 10

National Park Service Day -- US (legislation creating the National Park Service was signed this day in 1916 by President Wilson)

National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day -- pull out the hand-me-downs or thrift store purchases and wear them with pride!

Opiconsivia -- Ancient Roman Calendar, Vestal Virgin Festival in honor of Ops

Rumpleskunkskin's Bride Escapes to Heewigoland Anniversary -- Fairy Calendar (Fairy celebration, Goblins get grumpy)

Qi Xi -- China (Double Seventh or Chinese Valentine's Day, the 7th day of the 7th moon, the day all the magpies in the world form a bridge so the cowherd and the weaver can meet across the Milky Way, which separates them.)

Soldier's Day -- Brazil

St. Genesius of Arles' Day (Patron of notaries, secretaries; against chilblains, scurf)

St. Genesius of Rome's Day (Patron of actors, attorneys, barristers, clowns, comedians, comediennes, comics, converts, dancers, epileptics, lawyers, musicians, printers, stenographers and torture victims)

St. Louis, King of France's Day (King Louis IX; Patron of barbers, bridegrooms, builders, button makers, construction workers, Crusaders, difficult marriages, distillers, embroiderers, French monarchs, grooms, haberdashers, hairdressers, hair stylists, kings, masons, needle workers, parenthood, parents of large families, passementiers, prisoners, sculptors, sick people, soldiers, stone masons, stonecutters, tertiaries, trimming makers; Québec, Québec; Saint Louis, Missouri; Blois, France; Carthage, Tunisia; La Rochelle, France; New Orleans, Louisiana; Oran, Algeria; Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, France; Saint Louis, Missouri;`Versailles, France; Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Louis; against the death of children)

Tvimanuor -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means "Double Month", and the origin is uncertain; perhaps because winter is coming and it's time to double up on the preparations)

Whiskey Sour Day

Birthdays Today

Blake Lively, 1987
Rachel Bilson, 1981
Alexander Skarsgard, 1976
Claudia Schiffer, 1970
Rachael Ray, 1968
Albert Belle, 1966
Cornelius O’Landa Bennett, 1966
Blair Underwood, 1964
Joanne Whalley, 1964
Ally Walker, 1961
Billy Ray Cyrus, 1961
Tim Burton, 1958
Elvis Costello, 1954
Gene Simmons, 1949
John Savage, 1949
Martin Amis, 1949
Anne Archer, 1947
Anthony Heald, 1944
Frederick Forsyth, 1938
Regis Philbin, 1933
Tom Skerritt, 1933
Wayne Shorter, 1933
Sean Connery, 1930
Althea Gibson, 1927
Monty Hall, 1923
Leonard Bernstein, 1918
Walt Kelly, 1913
Ruby Keeler, 1909
Clara Bow, 1905
Hans Adolf Krebs, 1900
Ludwig II, "Mad King" of Bavaria, 1845
Francis Bret Harte, 1836
Allan Pinkerton, 1819
Ivan the Terrible, 1530

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"42nd Street"(Musical), 1980
The Wizard of Oz(Film), 1939

Today in History

The Council of Nicaea ends with the adoption of the Nicene Creed, 325
The Children's Crusaders under Nicholas reach Genoa, 1212
The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed, 1537
Galileo demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers, 1609
Hundreds of French settlers arrive in New Orleans, which had been founded only a few months before, marking its true beginnings as a city, not just an outpost, 1718
James Cook begins his first voyage, 1768
Alice Meynell becomes the first female jockey, in England, 1804
British forces destroy the Library of Congress, which then contained about 3,000 books, 1814
The New York Times perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax, 1835
Captain Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim the English Channel unassisted, 1875
Kitasato Shibasaburo discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet, 1894
The United States National Park Service is created, 1916
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly nonstop across the US, 1932
US Army officer and missionary John Birch is killed by the armed supporters of the Communist Party of China, considered by some as the first victim of the Cold War, 1945
Zimbabwe joins the United Nations, 1980
Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn, 1981
Tadeusz Mazowiecki is chosen as the first non-communist Prime Minister in Central and Eastern Europe, 1989
Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary, 1989
The Tli Cho land claims agreement is signed between the Dogrib First Nations and the Canadian federal government in Rae-Edzo (now called Behchoko), 2003
Acting as a private citizen, former President Jimmy Carter travels to North Korea to negotiate the release of Aijalon Gomes, a U.S. citizen, 2010
Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is assumed to have reached interstellar space, 2012
Double Dave, a rare two-headed timber rattlesnake, is found in Pine Barrens, New Jersey, 2019


  1. Hooray for new clients that you expect will be a joy to work with.
    Loved the things Grandma sent - as I always do. Please thank her from me.

  2. Thank granny most heartfelt from me. Those pictures of words to guess was so good (I guessed two of them!): Thanks again.

  3. It is wonderful to get new clients that are nice to work with. I like the guessing game. Happy day.

  4. You are such a kind person working with the people you do and helping them out so! Love the funny pics, but that poor painted road kill, oh dear.

  5. You are a good person, messymimi.

    Thanks for the smiles...take good care.

  6. Good morning Mimi. If I left the counter that dirty she would kill me. Dementia, isn't it so awful allowing life so poor. My mother had it and so does my friend. It drives me crazy.
    I loved those pictures. I wasn't able to figure out except the Dr. Pepper one.
    Well I have to go to my bank to get a bridge for my new home. Two more months and I'll be in it. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. I like your new clients. They would be a delight and I'm sure they will be for you.

    Carl can make a mess too. Wow. That's a lot of stuff for one breakfast.

    I love all the funnies and especially the last one. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug. ♥

  8. You are a gift to your clients- so blessed with your kindness. Love the photos! Especially the eggplant! Tee Hee!

  9. Very humorous post and photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. Hooray for a new client! Grandma sure passes on some giggles!

  11. carl is happy; I I can just about bet the new clients will have amazing stories !!! good job on the funnies; I didn't figure out a one.... !!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  12. We loved the "guessing" pictures and the story about your new clients. They are lucky to have you!

  13. I was pathetic at guessing the words.

    Here is hoisting champagne for the new people in your life!

  14. Your clients sound sweet. Grandma finds some good funnies. Our town highway dept. workers are so lazy that I can picture something like that under the pavement.

  15. You will learn good things from your new clients. I wish you all well. Carl sure enjoys his breakfast time doesn't he? He needs the energy for work! At least he stacks some of his dishes. I am always looking for the positives, little as they are some days. You are so much goodness and fun! Thank you. HUGS across the miles. XO

  16. Attornies and clowns, huh...?

  17. Mimi,

    Oh yes do jot down the stories from the old gentleman! They'll be great treasures to read, especially for his son or grandkids. The photo play on words were funtastic. I figured out the first one easily but the rest I think went over my head. I don't think my coffee is working. Your last funny about prayer made me smile. I'll have to remember this if ever we get a huge piece of land and I need to keep unwanted folks off my property. lol I would absolutely die if I got a fortune that read "That wasn't chicken". Gasp! Thanks for the giggles. ;)


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