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.
Carl was finally back to work last week, although for only 3 days.
When i arrived yesterday at 6:30am, he poked his head out of the bathroom and asked if he should shower first or exercise first. He decided to turn on his boogie music and then boogie into the shower. Works for me.
He had managed, somehow, to dirty up almost every item of clothing he owned since i was there last week, and that with only 3 days of work. When i asked him how he had done it, he looked confused and said, "Well, I think I had some clean stuff!" He started picking up clothes off the floor and sniffing them. What really happened, most likely, is he did a load of laundry, got tired of the putting away process and dropped most of it on top of the dresser, it fell off, and then he didn't notice and walked on it.
Wouldn't be the first time, and it's okay, i am used to just washing everything anyway.
We are also starting the switch from summer to winter wardrobe. That means we start removing the ice packs he wears in his cool vests from the freezer, let them thaw, and put them away for winter. He had them thawing all over the place, mostly on the half rolls of paper towels he accumulates because every time he wants a towel, he pulls out a new roll until he runs out of new, then he remembers the old ones are there.
He has bought a chest freezer, a small one, for next summer. He's tired of not being able to buy enough of his Hungry Man dinners because his freezer is full of his cold packs. He will keep all cold packs in the chest freezer next summer, if he remembers it's stuffed under the table. It's most likely that i am the one who will be remembering, unpacking it from the box, and setting it up.
While putting away his clothes for the week, i noticed he has two pair of shorts that are not fit for work right now. One has a horrible stain, the other is missing the button. Ms. V wanted me to put them on the side of the closet with the non-work clothes, but i convinced her that, should he run out of other things (or just notice them first) he would probably continue to wear them to work if they stay in the closet. Instead, i convinced her to cut the button off of the stained pair, throw it out, and sew the button on the others to return them to the closet.
She said she's going to teach him to sew on the button. Good luck, Ms. V, and make sure you have plenty of band-aids in the house.
How about some of the great stuff Grandma forwards to me. It's irresistible, like Carl choosing the only pair of pants he's not allowed to wear to work on his way to work.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Battle of Boqueron Day -- Paraguay
Constitution Day -- Brunei
Festival of Tezcatzonctl -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (chief god of intoxication; date approximate)
Gwynn ap Nudd's Fest -- Celtic Calendar (god of the underworld; date approximate)
International Coffee Day -- and i thought this was every day!
Inventors Day -- Argentina
Make a List of the Top Ten Happiest Days in Your Life Day -- must have been started by an optimist
Mutation Day -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
National Attend Your Grandchild's Birth Day -- a day to remind grandparents to be active in their grandchildren's lives (and if you need a reminder, i wonder about you; if you aren't allowed by bitter parents, i feel badly for you)
National Mocha Day
Quick Draw Day -- debut of Quick Draw McGraw and his side kick, Baba Looey, in 1959
Sts. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and All Angels' Day (Michaelmas)
Archangel Gabriel, Patron of broadcasters, clergy, communication workers, diplomats, messengers, philatelists/stamp collectors, post offices and postal workers, radio and radio workers, secular clergy, telecommunication workers, telgraphers, telephones, television and television workers; Argentinian ambassadors; Seattle, Washington
Archangel Michael, Patron of artists, bakers, bankers and banking, barrel makers/coopers, battle, boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, dying people, emergency medical technicians/paramedics/ambulance drivers, fencers and fencing, grocers and greengrocers, haberdashers and hatmakers, knights, milleners, paratroopers, police officers, radiologists and radiotherapists, security guards, sick people, soldiers, swordsmiths; for a holy death and safety at sea; England, Germany, and over 25 cities around the world; against danger at sea and temptation.
Archangel Raphael, Patron of apothecaries/druggists/pharmacists, blind people, doctors/physicians, guardian angels, happy meetings, love and lovers, mentally ill people, nurses, shepherdesses/shepherds, sick people, travellers, young people; Dubuque, Iowa; MacKenzie-Fort Smith, Northwest Territories; Seattle, Washington; against bodily ills, eye diseases/eye problems, insanity/mental illness, nightmares, sickness
National Day of Remembrance for Policemen Killed -- Australia (St. Michael, Patron of police officers)
Payment of Quit Rent by London Royal Courts of Justice -- Michaelmas is a traditional English "Quarter Day", when rents come due
VFW Day -- US (The Veterans of Foreign Wars was established on this day in 1899)
World Heart Day -- International (to raise awareness of the signs and dangers of cardiovascular disease)
Emily Lloyd, 1970
John Paxton, 1960
Bryant Gumbel, 1948
Patricia Hodge, 1946
Lech Walesa, 1943
Dave Wilcox, 1942
Ian McShane, 1942
Madeline Kahn, 1942
Jerry Lee Lewis, 1935
Anita Ekberg, 1931
Lizabeth Scott, 1922
Trevor Howard, 1916
Stanley Kramer, 1913
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1912
Greer Garson, 1908
Gene Autry, 1907
Enrico Fermi, 1901
Horatio Nelson, 1758
Miguel de Cervantes, 1547
Pompey the Great, BC106
"Grace Under Fire"(TV), 1993
"Designing Women"(TV), 1986
"Houdini, A Circus Opera"(Opera), 1977
"The Judy Garland Show"(TV), 1963
"My Favorite Martian"(TV), 1963
"The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show"(TV), 1962
"My Three Sons"(TV), 1960
"The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"(TV), 1959
"Sergeant Preston of the Yukon"(TV), 1955
"A View from the Bridge"(Play), 1955
The Barefoot Contessa(Film), 1954
A Star is Born(Film), 1954
"Make Room for Daddy"(TV), 1953
Today in History:
Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumata, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire, BC522
Battle of Salamis, at which the Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I, BC480
Pompey the Great Celebrates ending the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday, BC61
Saladin's army marches into Jerusalem, 1187
The First Congress of the US adjourns, 1789
"Scotland Yard", London's Metropolitan Police Force, goes on duty, 1829
The first practical public electric tramway ever opens in Blackpool, England, 1885
John D. Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire, 1916
The convention establishing CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) is signed, 1954
Alouette 1, the first Canadian satellite, is launched, 1962
WGPR in Detroit, Michigan, becomes the world's first black-owned-and-operated television station, 1975
Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland, 1979
The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth, 2004
The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history, 2008
An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami, 2009
The Koreas agree, for the first time in two years, to hold working-level military talks, 2010
Researchers discover a biofluorescent hawksbill sea turtle in waters off of the Solomon Islands; though biofluorescence has been observed in captive reptiles, this is the first occurrence seen in a wild reptile, 2015