Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Very Punny At The Church (Wordless Wednesday) and Curses, Foiled Again (Words for Wednesday)


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by River at Drifting Through Life.    

This week's words/prompts are:
(this is a sentence I read somewhere but don't remember where so I hope the author forgives me for borrowing it without crediting, which I would do if I could)
"with that single statement, he steamrollered my happiness right into the ground"

It had been a crazy long day, starting with the cat waking me by barfing all over the bed, continuing as the children's shoes pulled a disappearing act just as we needed to leave, and winding up with dinner overcooking while I tried to remember how to do those ridiculous math word problems with the 4th grader.

Giving in to the inevitable, I pulled a frozen pizza out and used what little bit of lettuce and tomato was still in the fridge to make a salad to at least pretend we were trying to be healthy.

"This is a really great dinner!" raved the kindergartener, bringing a smile to my face.  We followed with a fun bathtime -- those soaps that write on the walls of the tub and then clean the kid and the tub are worth what they cost when they convince the water phobic child to bathe.

Once stories and prayers were done, and we were moving toward bed, my mood had improved greatly.  Just as I was going to turn out the lights and go read for a bit before my own eyes closed, the 4th grader sat straight up in his bed and practically yelled, "Wait!  I can't go to bed yet!  I forgot, the teacher has a special assignment I was supposed to watch on the computer, and I have to answer all the questions at the end of it, and it has to be done by tomorrow!"

With that single statement, he steamrollered my happiness right into the ground, along with my hopes for a bit of reading, an early night, and plenty of shut-eye.


Today is:

Anne Bradstreet Day -- Massachusetts, US (by Proclamation of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to honor Anne Bradstreet, America’s first poet, who is also recognized as the first published woman poet in the English language)

Bonn Phchum Ben -- Cambodia (Ancestors' Day; official holidays through the 30th)

Cherokee Strip Day -- Oklahoma, US (anniversary of the last land run, in 1893, which opened Native American land to white settlers)

Collect Rocks Day -- i guess it means besides all the ones in my head

Eleven Days of Global Unity -- Day 6, Children & Youth (sponsored by We, the World

Festival for Ra, Osiris, and Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Malaysia(1963); Mexico(1910); Nicaragua; Papua New Guinea(1975)

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer -- UN (commemorates the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer)

Martyrs' Day -- Libya

Mayflower Day -- the ship left England on this day in 1620

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Heroes' Day -- St. Kitts and Nevis

National Play-Doh Day -- unofficial; get some anyway and be a kid again for a little while

National Rehabilitation Day -- US (on the Wednesday of National Rehab Awareness Week)

National School Backpack Awareness Day 2020 -- US (or anywhere else that you want to weigh your child's backpack on the 3rd Wednesday of September, to make sure it's not heavy enough to hurt them)   

National Teaching Assistants' Day -- UK    

Owain Glyndwr Day -- Wales

St. Cornelius' Day (Patron of cattle, domestic animals, earache sufferers, epileptics; Kornelimunster, Germany; against earache, epilepsy, fever, twitching )

St. Cyprian of Carthage's Day (Patron of Algeria, North Africa)

St. Euphemia's Day (Patron of Rovinj, Croatia)

St. Ludmilla's Day (Grandmother of St. "Good King" Winceslaus; Patron of converts, duchesses, widows; Bohemia; Czech Republic; against in-law problems)

Stay Away From Seattle Day -- yes, really    

Stepfamily Day -- US and others who choose to recognize it (if you have stepfamily you love, celebrate it wherever you live)   
     originally founded as National Stepfamily Day in 1977 by Christy Borgeld

Working Parents Day -- internet generated, enjoy if you are a working parent or have a working parent you want to thank

Birthdays Today:

Nick Jonas, 1992
Sabrina Bryan, 1984
Alexis Bledel, 1982
Amy Poehler, 1971
Marc Anthony, 1968
Molly Shannon, 1964
Richard Marx, 1963
Jennifer Tilly, 1961
Orel Leonard Hershiser IV, 1958
David Copperfield, 1956
Mickey Rourke, 1956
Robin Yount, 1955
Mark McEwen, 1954
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950
Susan Ruttan, 1950
Ed Begley, Jr., 1949
Elgin Gay Baylor, 1934
Anne Francis, 1932
Peter Falk, 1927
B.B. King, 1925
Lauren Bacall, 1924
Janice Page, 1923
Allen Funt, 1914
James Cash Penney, 1875
Francis Parkman, 1823
Anthony Panizzi, 1797
Hildegard of Bingen, 1098

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Frasier"(TV), 1993
"Miami Vice"(TV), 1984
"Logan's Run"(TV), 1977
"Bridget Loves Bernie"(TV), 1972 (first mixed marriage portrayed on television)
"Mannix"(TV), 1967
"Shindig"(TV), 1964
"The Outer Limits"(TV), 1963
"Broadway"(Play), 1926

Today in History:

The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston, 1630
Handel's "The Messiah" premiers in Dublin, 1741
The Great Seal of the United States is used for the first time, 1782
Russians set fire to Moscow shortly after midnight – the city burns down completely days later, 1812
Slavery is abolished in all French Territories, 1848
The Cherokee Strip, in Oklahoma, is opened, making land available to white settlers, 1893
Roald Amundsen discovers the magnetic south pole, 1906
William Durant, carriage-maker, founds General Motors Corp., 1908
Juan Perón is deposed in Argentina, 1955
Malaysia is formed, 1963
Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe join the United Nations, 1975
Shavarsh Karapetyan saves 20 people from the trolleybus that had fallen into Erevan reservoir, 1976
An earthquake measuring 7.5-7.9 on the Richter scale hits the city of Tabas, Iran killing about 25,000 people, 1978
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines join the United Nations, 1980
The Montreal Protocol is signed to protect the ozone layer from depletion, 1987
The Pound Sterling is forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism by currency speculators and is forced to devalue against the German mark, 1992
Mexico celebrates its 200th anniversary of independence, 2010
Denmark elects its first female Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, 2011
NASA scientists announce the discovery of a circumbinary planet - a planet the orbits two stars instead of one, 2011
The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announces a successful artificial insemination as Mei Xiang gives birth to her second giant panda cub, 2012
The brain-eating amoeba, Naegleria fowleri, is found in tap water near New Orleans, the first time ever detected in the U.S. water supply, 2013
The cycling land speed record for men and women is broken by Denise Mueller Korenek, riding at 183.932 mph (296.010 kph) at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, US, 2018


  1. Aaargh.
    I suspect that almost every parent has endured days like that. Well told.

  2. LOL liked the sign :-)

    Always like your stories and the way you write them another good one

    Have a safetastic week 😷😷😷

  3. Oh man, that would be awful. I think I would tell the child to do it alone, or explain to the teacher why the assignment didn't get done. It's hard enough when we forget our own stuff.

  4. Love the story. That would do it and my son did this more than once to me. Bless his heart.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Big hug. ♥

  5. It's been a l-o-n-g time since I studied my Oklahoma history. Thanks for the reminder about Cherokee Strip day.

  6. I think my niece can relate to that story as she works from home with a 2 and 4 yr old. She is also taking a class toward her Master's degree.

  7. Mimi,

    The good thing with being a full time home educator of three, we could push things off until the next day. We had a schedule and it was more important for us all to get in bed early because DH had to be up super early because he had a one-way two hour commute to work each day, making our days extremely long. It was especially hard on him, more so than we could ever imagine. That's something you don't recognize until after you've lived through it which he did for 10-years. Have wonderful Wednesday, my dear!

  8. I think I will go buy some pay doh; great stuff !!

    great story today as well ☺☺☺♥♥♥

  9. Omgosh. That's as bad as kids telling you they need cupcakes for the school bake sale IN THE MORNING. All of my kids have pulled that one and now their kids are pulling it on them. Lol...

  10. Great story. Like the one time my daughter woke me at midnight remembering that she was supposed to have a costume for bookweek the next day. She ended up wearing my wedding dress with a two foot hem tacked up.


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!
Comments on posts more than a week old are moderated.
If Blogger puts your comment in "spam jail," i'll try to get it hauled out by day's end.