It's Thankful Day, and my cup runeth over.
On Monday, in spite of the weather and other difficulties, i got through the day.
By the end of that day, however, i was no longer employed by Dr. D (and for her privacy, that's all i will say about it).
Thankfully, it is for the best, although it does make me sad for her. Also thankfully, i have already found more work.
All week, i've been thankful to have had time to run by Ms. S's house every day to check on her.
Her cat has taken to "missing the box" on occasion, so i am thankful Ms. GA had a spare large one to replace the one that now seems too small for Kiki.
On Tuesday, i was thankful for a wonderful pep talk from a client/friend, i needed it.
Wednesday, Ms. G was out of town again, so i was able to really help Ms. S and Sweetie and i got the laundry done!
On Thursday, i am thankful that Sweetie was able to go work with The Big Boss and earn some extra money.
He usually helps me with Ms. SE's house on that Thursday, but i am thankful that the children are out of town with grandparents so there were not toys everywhere, there was only one small load of laundry to fold as they are able to keep up when it's just the two of them at home, her contractor husband had fixed what was ailing the dishwasher, and i was able to handle the house myself as, when it's only the two of them, it doesn't get that dirty.
Icing on the cake of the week was Friday, when there was a steady breeze while i was working outdoors in the heat, and today, when Sweetie and i are thankful to get to go to NOLA and clean for Grandma and Grandpa. He dusts much higher than i can reach!
Air Force Day -- US (declared by President Truman in 1947)
Anniversary of the Founding of Scouting -- first day of Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began Scouting
Armed Forces Day -- Lebanon
Emancipation Day -- Barbados; Guyana; Jamaica; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grendines; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands (Trad.)
Fast in Honor of the Holy Mother of Jesus / Procession of the Cross and Dormition Fast -- Orthodox Christian
Feast of Kamal (Perfection) -- Baha'i
Girlfriends' Day -- a day to celebrate the women who enrich your life
Harriet Quimby Day -- first woman to earn a pilot's license, this date in 1911
Homowo -- Ghana (a festival of thanksgiving and remembrance, among various groups of Ga peoples, all through August and September.)
Imps Charity Scramble -- Fairy calendar (Do they scramble the imps, or do the imps scramble for something?)
Independence Day / National Day -- Benin(1960)
International Hangover Day -- always the day after International Beer Day, which should tell you something, and sponsored by the same group that does International Beer Day, which should tell you something more!
Kalends of August -- Ancient Roman Calendar; related observances
Feast of Spes (personification of hope)
Festival for Victoria (goddess of victory)
Lammas Day / Lammac Tide -- Christian, a Cross Quarter Day (called the Gule of August in Wales, and known as August Eve and Lady Day Eve)
Liberation of Haile Selassie -- Rastafari
Lughnassad / Imbolc -- Wicca and Pagan (based in the Northern Hemisphere on the Celtic Feast of Bread, beginning of the harvest season)
Minden Day -- British Armed Forces
National Day -- Switzerland (where it is also called Swiss Confederation Day, when Switzerland became a single unit in 1291)
National Minority Donor Awareness Week -- US (bringing awareness to the fact that there are fewer minorities who are organ donors)
National Mustard Day -- US, sponsored by the National Mustard Museum
National Non-Parent Day -- sponsored by The National Organization for Non-Parents and No Kidding!
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Parents' Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo
Respect For Parents Day -- with information here
Rounds Resounding Day -- sponsored by Rounds Resounding Society (Grab your friends and sing a few songs that go in rounds, like "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "Frere Jacques".)
Social Resistance Day -- North Cyprus
Spiderman Day -- he first appeared today in Amazing Fantasy #15, released Aug. 1, 1963
St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori's Day (Founder of the Redemptorists, a/k/a Ligourians; Patron of confessors, final perseverence, moralists, scrupulous people, theologians, vocations; Pagani, Italy; Sant'Agata de' Goti, Italy; against arthritis, scrupulosity disorder)
World Breastfeeding Week begins -- International (the theme this year is "Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet")
World Lung Cancer Day -- International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
World Scout Scarf Day -- wear your Scout Scarf in public today
World Wide Web Day -- what would become our current ability to waste time reading blogs and doing other fun stuff was begun as an idea at CERN during August back in 1990
Yorkshire Day -- Yorkshire, England
Colorado becomes the 38th US State, 1876
Tempestt Bledsoe, 1973
Robert Cray, 1953
Giancarlo Giannini, 1942
Jerry Garcia, 1942
Yves Saint Laurent, 1942
Ronald Harmon "Ron" Brown, 1941
Dom DeLuise, 1933
Tom Wilson, 1931
James Hill, 1916
Herman Melville, 1819
Maria Mitchell, 1818
Francis Scott Key, 1779
William Clark, 1770
M2(TV Network), 1996
"The Rush Limbaugh Show"(Radio), 1988
MTV(TV Network), 1981
Today in History:
The future Caesar Augustus, Octavian, enters Alexandria, Egypt, and brings it under the control of Rome, BC30
Japan sends Ono no Imoko to the Sui court in China as envoy, 607
The Swiss Confederation is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter, 1291
Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile drive the Jews out of Spain, 1492
Henry Tudor, soon to be Henry VII, sails with his army to England, 1495
The first black Americans arrive in Jamestown, Virginia, 1619
Oxygen is "discovered" for the 3rd time, by Priestly, 1774
The Act of Union is passed in which merges the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 1800
Slavery is abolished throughout the British Empire, 1834
First coast to coast automobile trip, from San Francisco to New York, is completed, 1903
The first Jeep is produced, 1941
Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary, 1944
The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), 1957
Israel annexes East Jerusalem, 1967
Peat cutters discover Lindow Man, Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England, 1984
CERN physicists begin discussing building what would eventually become the World Wide Web, 1990
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency, 2001
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia dies and is succeeded by Prince Abdullah, 2005
Buddhist treasures buried during the Mongolian Communist Purge in the 1930's are rediscovered in the Gobi Desert, 2009
Russia grants NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden one year of temporary political asylum; Snowden leaves Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, 2013
Two crowns and an orb from the Swedish crown jewels are stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm, 2018