Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Dormant Tidiness, Plan Changes, and Funnies, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


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 

Yesterday, Carl was getting his jacket on and he said to me, “So, I’ll go to work, and you stay here and clean my room, and my mom writes you a check and you leave about 11:30, right?”

Yes, i told him, that’s right.

“Well, she sure pays you a lot of money!”

It’s five hours of work, i told him.

Later, i related the conversation to Ms. V.  She and i laughed.  “He’s worried now because it’s his money paying you,” she noted.  “I’ll tell him if he wants to pay you less, he could do more cleaning of his room himself!”

The way to a man’s heart, i noted, might be through his stomach, but the way to awaken Carl’s so far dormant sense of tidiness might be through his pocketbook.

This is a holiday week, and the plans for it so that i could serve all of my clients in spite of the holiday have changed almost as often as i change my socks.

Original plan: Monday, Carl, Ms. JAI, Ms. S; Tuesday, Ms. V, Ms. S; Wednesday, cat shelter, Ms. G, go to NOLA to cook and clean, come home; Thursday, go to NOLA, cook and clean more; Friday and Saturday as usual.

Then Grandma told me, on Saturday, she does not need for me to come Wednesday, Uncle P and Miss Eva will be there, i can just cook my stuff at home.

First modified plan:  Monday as above; Tuesday as above; Wednesday, cat shelter, Ms. G, and another peep in on Ms. S; remainder of the week, as above.

Then Ms. S’s daughter-in-law asked if i could step in to take Ms. S to the doctor Tuesday morning.

Second modified plan: Monday, as above; Tuesday, switch Ms. S to morning and take her to doctor, then Ms. V in the afternoon; remainder of the week, as above.

Then a call from Ms. G informed me she would be out of town on Wednesday.

Third and current modified plan: Monday, as above (and already done); Tuesday, Ms. S to doctor then clean her house and do her shopping; Wednesday, cat shelter and Ms. V; remainder of the week, as above.

And people wonder why i feel like i meet myself coming and going.

Okay, it’s time for some of the stuff Grandma sends me.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Brumalia -- Byzantine Empire celebration of Dyonisus and New Wine Festival; until the solstice

Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day -- there used to be a website associated with this day, but it closed; that's no reason for you not to celebrate your uniqueness!

Celtic Tree Month Ruish (Elder) begins

D.B. Cooper Day -- anniversary of the 1971 hijacking

Discovery Day -- Tasmania (by Abel Tasman in 1642)

Feast of the Martyrs of Vietnam -- Roman Catholic Church

Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom - Sikh

Lachit Divas -- Assam, India

National Sardines Day 

Persephone Day (a/k/a Kore -- Ancient Greek Calendar (celebration of her as wheel goddess of the underworld; date approximate, but she is often associated with St. Catherine)

Ragtime Day -- birth anniversary of Scott Joplin

St. Colman of Cloyne's Day (Patron of Cloyne, Ireland)

St. Joachim Ho's Day -- a Martyr of China

St. Mary of Cordoba's Day (Patron of martyrs)

Strange Names Day -- in honor of all the celebrity -- and other -- kids with "unique" names; originally sponsored the last Tuesday in November by Marlar in the Morning at 101QFL in Rockford, IL, US

Teacher's Day -- Turkey

Third Bash of the Tree-Toppers -- Fairy Calendar (fairy creatures who don't believe in "one" or "two", so start counting at three)

Use Even If Seal is Broken Day -- internet generated; observe at your own risk, always!

Birthdays Today:

Katherine Heigl, 1978

Brad Sherwood, 1964

Stanley Livingston, 1950

Rudy Tomjanovich, 1948

Dwight Schultz, 1947

Oscar Palmer Robertson, 1938

William F. Buckley, Jr., 1925

Howard Duff, 1913

Charles "Lucky" Luciano, 1897

Dale Carnegie, 1888

Erich von Manstein, 1887

Alben William Barkley, 1877

Scott Joplin, 1868

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864

Bat Masterson, 1853

Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849

Bram Stoker, 1847

Zachary Taylor, 1784

Laurence Sterne, 1713

Charles Theodore Pachelbel, 1690

Baruch Spinoza, 1632(O.S. date)

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Guys and Dolls"(Musical), 1950

Softball, as a sport, invented this day as a spur of the moment game at the Farragut Boat Club in Chicago, IL, US, 1887

Today in History:

Theodosius I makes his formal entry into Constantinople, 380

Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes his Talmudic dictionary, 1105

The Thames River freezes, 1434

First observation of transit of Venus occurred (only 2, record event), 1639

Abel Janzoon Tasman becomes the first European to see Van Damien's Land, later renamed Tasmania, 1642

First Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia, 1703

Mt. Vesuvius erupts, 1759

Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species", 1859

Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens, 1861

Joseph F Glidden patents his improved barbed wire, 1874

The first US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont, 1896

Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter, 1903

Radio Belgium makes its first transmission, 1923

The first woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight, Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to Calif), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days, 1930

In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens, 1932

Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered by Jack Ruby, 1963

During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money, and is never seen again, 1971

A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany due to the 1973 oil crisis; it lasts only four months, 1973

The communist party resigns in Czechoslovakia, 1989

By a margin of only 50.28% to 49.72%, Ireland votes to end the 70 year old ban on divorce, 1995

Ireland presents its austerity package to the European Union and IMF, 2010

Palestinian officials announce their plan to exhume the body of Yasser Arafat too determine if he was poisoned, 2012

An international research team publishes their discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates, 2016

Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing ousted dictator Robert Mugabe after a 30-year tenure, 2017

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy candidates overwhelmingly win the district council elections in a strong rebuke to Hong Kong leaders, 2019


  1. A great selection of photos. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  2. I really admire your flexibility. I wonder whether Carl will learn to be tidier?
    As always, thank you and Grandma.

  3. We couldn't keep up with your work, it would make us loony! Speaking of loony,those last three funnies are the best. We all have those snow pants, wonder why with the poop thing, and the rumors, LOL! Happy Tuesday.

  4. Your schedule is mind boggling. I know you keep up, but wow on all the changes and it seems to happen each week.

    Love all the funnies and especially the last one. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. ♥

  5. D.B. Cooper day 1971. The 49th anniversary of the hijacking. Perhaps next year on the 50th, people will swarm to search for the lost loot. This remains the only unsolved case of air piracy in commercial aviation history.

  6. At least you have a set schedule LOL! Those those photos, facts and funnies. One of those funnies made us laugh out loud!

  7. Good morning Mimi. I loved all of the pictures but the best was about the dog and pooping. I couldn't stop laughing. I wondered often when I would see a dog poop on my lawn and then see the owner pick it up and bring it home. Wow! Have a great day.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. I think that's called the best laid plans of mice and men !!! ♥♥♥

    crackin up at the snow pants and shaving !!! ☺☺☺

  9. My head is spinning at all those changes. Love the last funny. :)

  10. You are a busy lady. I hope everyone truly appreciates you. DB Cooper, it makes one wonder...your photos are always great and some of these funnies,hahahahaha!

  11. I wonder what the pre-improved barbed wire looked like?

  12. I just love your grandma's sense of humor.
    And I'm in awe at how many times you have to change around your schedule, I'd be worried I'd forget something after the 2nd change.

  13. I hope Carl does learn to be tidier. Love the snow pants puppy.

  14. Wonderful funny post and love the photos of the critters ~ ^_^

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. On the one hand, I hope Carl learns to clean up after himself, but on the other hand, I'd not want you to get less pay, so... ;)

    Man your schedule-switch-ups had me dizzy! Guess that makes me a dizzy blonde... ;)

    LOVED all the funnies! The giant dogs are awesome!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :)


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