Saturday, September 19, 2020

A Mixed Bag of Ten Things of Thankful


That was quick.

Not so much the fact that Thankful Day has come around so fast, but the weather and what it does, and how it changes.

Last Saturday, there were once again murmurings that we were in the possible line of bad weather.  Instead of letting it bother me, we took Coda to NOLA and we had a great time.  We are always thankful to be able to do that.

On Sunday, Sweetie was back singing with the church choir, and we are so thankful.  They can only have half the choir at a time, they have to spread out on the stage and wear masks any time they are not up there singing, but it's wonderful to see him back up there again.

Monday morning, i worked and fielded phone call after phone call, and i am thankful i can work and coordinate other stuff at the same time.

Mr. Mike, the Generator Guy, was supposed to come on Tuesday.  Could he come Monday instead, so as to be ahead of any possible weather?  Sure, i said, and then i got Sweetie to make sure he would be home, and also had to get him to come to my work place and get the check for Mr. Mike.

Yes, thankfully, Sweetie was able to come, and he was able to get my prescriptions that were ready, and he would be home for the afternoon.

It turned out my Monday afternoon client was not well, so i was thankful to be back before Mr. Mike showed up, as i got to talk with him about several things and confirm several things.

Thankfully we were also able to help him load up the old, dead generator and make a place where the used one in good condition we are getting will go in a couple of weeks.

Then came news that most likely instead of our area, the area where we love to spend our yearly summer vacation would be hit by a storm.  Indeed, it was hit, and hit hard.

We are thankful that DiDreaming, my friend from the Mobile area, got rain and not a lot else.

The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Liquor, where i go to church when on vacation (yes, the owner wants people to drink responsibly and sponsors a church and an addiction recovery group) was flooded, but it's not the first time.  They wring out the tent, set up a couple of lean-to areas, and get back to business.  Not much phases them, i think.

On Wednesday, Ms. G gave me several cans of cat food for my elderly cats that need a supplement, and i am always thankful for extra food for them.  Then on Friday, at the shelter, they gave me even more cans that were donated and they can't use (they keep the ones they can use of course).

Thursday saw Sweetie working out at the farm with The Big Boss, so some extra pay, plus he told us to buy a tank of gas for Lunceford the Land Yacht next time it is empty.

Coda is thankful for walks in the woods, and for the fact that i am getting better at throwing her ball as long as i throw underhanded.  My shoulders are toast so no throwing the standard way here.

Bigger Girl wrote me back after i emailed her.  She is doing well in California, and i am thankful (so is she).

Today i am thankful to be taking Coda to NOLA again, and thankful that Grandpa contacted me last night to tell me to come early since he has a computer guy coming.  Telling me in the morning, it would be too late to get there early!

We're also thankful we were able to get several copies of a local magazine that he wanted, i am taking them to him today.

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Today is:

America's Day For Kids -- sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America     

Armed Forces Day -- Chile

Constitution Day/National Day -- Nepal

Cosmetic Bridge Day -- seems internet generated, but i'm sure your dentist will approve

Day of the First Appearance of the Slovak National Council -- Slovakia

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 9, Freedom (sponsored by We, the World

Feast of the Ingathering -- UK traditional (also called Harvest Home; in Scotland, Kirn; in northern England, Mell-Supper.  Celebrations will be held in rural areas for the next few weekends, celebrating the end of the harvest.)

Idaho Spud Day 2020 -- Idaho, US, wants the 3rd Saturday of September as a day to celebrate their favorite crop

Independence Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis(1983)

International Eat An Apple Day -- a celebration of the fruit of the season, on the third Saturday of every September

Jubilee of the Moth Moons -- Fairy Calendar

National Butterscotch Pudding Day

National Gymnastics Day -- US (sponsored by USA Gymnastics, and with its own web page here)      

Responsible Dog Ownership Day -- originally sponsored by the AKC, but i can no longer find info about it on their website  

Rosh Hashanah -- Judaism (began last night at sundown, through tomorrow at sundown)

St. Januarius of Naples' Day (a/k/a Gennaro of Naples; Patron of blood banks; Naples, Italy; against volcanic eruption) 

Women's Suffrage Day -- New Zealand

Birthdays Today:

Alison Sweeney, 1976
Jimmy Fallon, 1974
Jim Abbot, 1967
Soledad 'Brien, 1966
Trisha Yearwood, 1964
Kevin Hooks, 1958
Joan Lunden, 1950
Leslie "Twiggy" Lawson, 1949
Jeremy Irons, 1948
Randolph Mantooth, 1945
Jooe Morgan, 1943
"Mama" Cass Elliot, 1941
Bill Medley, 1940
Paul Williams, 1940
David McCallum, 1933
Mike Royko, 1932
Adam West, 1928
Duke Snider, 1926
Sir William Glding, 1911
Lewis F. Powell, Jr., 1907
Joseph Pasternak, 1901
Henry Peter Brougham, 1778
Charles Carroll, 1737
Jan Luyts, 1655

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Skylight"(Play), 1996
"ER"(TV), 1994
"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"(TV), 1970
Funny Girl(Film), 1968
"Flipper"(TV), 1964
"The Virginian"(TV), 1962

Today in History:

Edward, the Black Prince, commands the forces which defeat the French army and capture France's King John II, 1356
Giles Corey is pressed to death after refusing to plead in the Salem Witch Trials, 1692
The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the US, 1778
Ephraim Morris patents the railroad brake, 1838
Bond and Lassell discover Hyperion, moon of Saturn, 1848
New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all of its women the right to vote, 1893
Funeral of assassinated President William McKinley, 1901
Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut as Steamboat Willie, at the Colony Theater in NYC, 1928
The Council of Europe is founded following a speech by Winston Churchill at the University of Zurich, 1946
Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland, 1959
Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them, 1961
The Solomon Islands join the United Nations, 1978
Scott Fahlman posts the first documented emoticons :-) and :-( on the Carnegie Mellon University Bulletin Board System, 1982
Ötzi the Iceman is discovered by German tourists, 1991
The BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was declared “effectively dead” by retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the government’s point man on the blowout disaster, 2010
A joint summit between North and South Korea ends with an agreement from North Korea to limit its nuclear program and South Korea to cooperate economically, 2018


  1. A nice list of thankfuls, great that Sweetie is able to sing again.

  2. A lovely positive post. Thank you for the positivity when there is so much negativity around.

    I'm glad to hear you've been safe from the hurricane's devastating reach. It certainly has caused much havoc.

    Best thoughts and wishes. :)

  3. Yes, the days and weeks are blending together and moving fast. Thank the Lord for His love and protection.

    God bless, Mimi.

  4. That was a terrific bunch of thankfuls and we're glad that Hurricane Sally didn't come your way.

  5. I will eat that apple, by golly!
    (Then I'll probably cook with some, too!)

  6. I'm glad you are safe. You are right; it seems like every day the news is reporting of another hurricane or natural disaster.

  7. Lots to be thankful for ~ glad Sally didn't come your way ~ Happy weekend to you ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka A Creative Harbor

  8. Wonderful list of thankfuls. Glad you stayed safe from the storm.

  9. A thankful heart is a happy person. Glad that things worked out well for you.

  10. So glad that your area wasn't hit by the storm, but sorry for the damage that was done in your vacation area.
    It is nice you are still able to throw underhanded. I am sure Coda appreciates that.
    It is nice you choir is able to sing again. That still isn't allowed inside my church yet because of COVID concerns.
    Hope you have a good week, Mimi.

  11. "The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Liquor, where i go to church when on vacation (yes, the owner wants people to drink responsibly and sponsors a church and an addiction recovery group..."
    Ok, Alex, I'll take, "Why do I enjoy the TToT when the theme is gratitude and how can that be amusing." for $500 and the win


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