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!
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!
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)
"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