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.
A few days ago, #2 Son came by to meet up with a friend so they could go fishing in the creek. He and Sweetie just missed seeing each other. Sweetie later asked, "Why did he come by?"
To go fishing.
"But didn't he come back in the house after they'd left for the creek?"
Yes, to get the cutting board so he could cut up chicken gizzards to chum the water, and to get the worms out of the fridge.
"Sounds like nothing's changed since he lived here!"
Indeed. We still never know what adventure one of them is planning, or what we will find in our fridge.
On Saturday, as Grandpa and i pulled up to Sam's Club to get our order brought to the car, Grandpa said the same thing he always says. "Let me see if I can remember how to work this Sam's Club thing on my phone."
He always remembers. This time, however, he varied things a little when he added as we left, "Well, we're way ahead of schedule!"
Upon my saying that i didn't know we were on a schedule, and did he have an appointment, "Nope!"
That man is always in a tearing hurry. The only thing he couldn't rush was when a patient was in labor. That, he used to say, takes as long as it takes (as long as there is no emergency).
Yesterday, Carl asked for a sandwich with very lightly toasted bread (30 seconds, by the timer, thankyouverymuch), lettuce, washed and dried so as not to make the bread soggy, guacamole spread (on the lettuce, not right up against the bread), and bologna. This is the same young man who sits at the table with a dozen herb and seasoning bottles in front of him and sprinkles something different on each bite. Food is an adventure for him.
His breakfast was a huge bowl of cereal, a two egg and cheese omelet, a bowl of oatmeal, and the rest of a smoothie from the freezer. He then insisted on finding something else to take with him for a snack, "In case I'm still hungry!"
As his mother, Ms. V, says, "It's a good thing he works. He loves to eat so much that if he didn't work, he'd be a blimp!"
Oh, and i found the crushed mint spice bottle he was looking for -- in the medicine box. "Someone told me it helps with an upset stomach!" he said, when asked why he would put it there. He had, of course, forgotten that he did so.
And now for more group photos, and a few more shots of what inspires the fashion designers (courtesy of Grandma forwarding them):
Hope everyone has a blessed and beautiful Tuesday!
Alcatraz Day -- the first prisoners arrived this day in 1934
Carnival Tuesday -- Granada
Day of Honor for Oddudua -- Santeria religion (cognate of the Roman Catholic St. Clare of Assisi; credited with the creation of humans)
Defense Forces Day -- Zimbabwe
Dog Days end -- yes, supposedly, in this heat
Feast of St. Attracta -- Irish Catholic Saint (founded a hospice and convents, and supposedly slayed a dragon; Patron of Achonry, Ireland; Men of Lugna)
Fox Hill Day -- Nassau, Bahamas (final day of their Emancipation celebrations)
Independence Day -- Chad(1960)
National Raspberry Bombe Day or Raspberry Tart Day -- whichever one you like best, or both, if that's the way you roll
Play in the Sand Day -- as per many internet sites; yeah, like at the beach, nothing like sand in your shorts, i get enough of that on vacation, thank you
Presidential Joke Day**
Son and Daughter Day -- the day to give your son(s) or daughter(s) the gift of time
St. Clare of Assisi's Day -- (Foundress of the Order of Poor Ladies [Poor Clares] Franciscan nuns; Patron of embroiderers, eyes, gilders/gold workers/goldsmiths, good weather, laundry workers, needle workers, telegraphs, telephones, and television writers; Assisi, Italy; Santa Clara Indian Pueblo; against eye disease)***; related observance
Fiesta de Santa Clara -- Santa Clara Pueblo, NM, US (Native American celebration of St. Clare of Assisi, their Patron saint, with a corn dance and prayers for rain)
St. Philomela's Day (Patron of babies, children, desperate causes, forgotten causes, impossible causes, lost causes, orphans, poor people, priests, prisoners, sick people, students, test takers, toddlers, young people; against barrenness, bodily ills, infertility, mental illness, sickness, sterility)
Will Friedle, 1976
Ashley Jensen, 1969
Viola Davis, 1965
Joe Jackson, 1955
Hulk Hogan, 1953
Stephen Wozniak, 1950
Marilyn vos Savant, 1946
Joanna Coles, 1944
Anna Massey, 1937
Arlene Dahl, 1928
Mike Douglas, 1925 (Note: he also died on this date in 2006)
Alex Haley, 1921
Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond, 1862
David Rice Atchison, 1807
Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, 1667 (Last of the Medicis)
Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child(Film), 1989
"Die Harmonie der Welt /The Harmony of the World"(Opera), 1957
Today in History:
First day of the Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar, used my the Maya and other pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, BC3114
Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation, BC2492
Battle of Artemisium, naval battle of the Greco-Persian War, fought at the same time as the Battle of Thermopylae of the same war; Leonidas, King of Sparta, dies in the land battle, BC480*
Papandayan Java volcanic eruption kills 3,000, 1772
Charles Lawrence gives expulsion orders to remove the Acadians from Nova Scotia beginning the Great Upheaval, 1755
The world's first roller rink opens in Newport, RI, 1866
The first civilian prisoners arrive at Alcatraz, 1934
Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi, 1942
A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers, 1984
NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history, 2003
A new species of a giant carnivorous plant, Nepethes attenboroughii, is discovered in the central Phillipines highlands, 2009
Jamaican runner Usain Bolt wins his third gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012
Scientists officially declare a Greenland shark to be the world's oldest living vertebrate, at over 400 years old, 2015
*some historians give different dates
**because presidents have a sense of humor, too, as shown this day in 1984 when Reagan thought the microphone was off and joked about Russia being outlawed
***why tv? because when she became too ill to attend mass at the end of her life, a miraculous image of the service would display on the wall of her room