Saturday, November 21, 2020

It’s Been a Good Week, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


Oh, boy, Thankful Day!  And so far, we have survived the craziness leading up to major holidays.  That’s always a great start.

We are still thankful and breathing a sigh of relief over #2 Son and his accident, it could have been so much worse.

The weather has been so pretty that Mr. L and Ms. V, who both grew up in California, keeping asking when did San Diego weather move to south Louisiana!

As noted earlier in the week, Carl had last Monday off, and i managed to get his area cleaned anyway.

Ms. RW had her phone stolen, and when i got to her house on Tuesday, there was panic.  Because i’ve gone through the drill before, i was able to point them in the right direction, getting a police report so the police can look at surveillance video (she was at the drug store when someone broke into her car), getting the phone turned off so no one else can use it, getting the insurance to replace it.  It’s not nice to go through it, but i’m thankful i can use the information i have had to accumulate.

Wednesday, Sweetie had extra work, so extra pay.

There was also a ladies’ gathering, outdoors as it should be, for church.  It was lovely to get out for an evening.

Our Thursday client, Ms. SE, gave us a Thanksgiving bonus.  She’s the only client i’ve ever had who does that, and this week it came in very handy.

She also only had three loads of laundry for me to fold.  Much more than that and my back goes out.

Ms. S is having trouble with walking, and she has had a few other difficulties, too.  Yesterday i am thankful i was able to talk to her daughter-in-law and we got a few problems ironed out, including about the rent check mix up.

The cat shelter has rearranged some things, and it seems to be working better to have all of the food, canned and dry, in one area not two, as well as a few other changes.  Of course, next time i need something, i’ll have to go exploring to find it, but that’s okay.

Today, it’s off to Grandma and Grandpa’s, and next week is going to be extra busy.  Every client will get attended to, so i am planning on being behind the eight-ball most of the week.

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Dyanne and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.   

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Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Bangladesh

False Confessions Day -- internet generated, and not for the faint of heart

Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin -- Eastern and Roman Catholic Christian (those following the Gregorian Calendar)

Festival of Madonna della Salute -- Venice, Italy

Furniture Memory Day -- an internet generated test of your memory; see if you remember where you got each piece of furniture you own, how much it cost, and how its most precious scratch came to be; you are also encouraged to dust if you want to

General Framework Agreement Day -- RS, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gerard d'Aboville Day -- marking the day, in 1991, he arrived in Ilwaco, WA, US, after departing Japan 4 months earlier in a rowboat!

Gingerbread Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day   

National Adoption Day -- US (encouraging us to find a home for every child; many courts finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care on this day each year)    

National Stuffing Day -- various dates given on many sites, so if you enjoy stuffing, celebrate them all

No Music Day -- for the explanation

St. Gelasius' Day

Ugly Day -- Fairy Calendar

World Hello Day -- recognizing the importance of communication in world peace, say hello to people you don't usually greet today 

World Television Day -- UN

Anniversaries Today:

South Carolina becomes the 12 US State, 1789

Birthdays Today:

Tasha Schwikert, 1984

Ken Griffey, Jr., 1969

Troy Aikman, 1966

Bjork, 1965

Nicollette Sheridan, 1963

Cherry Jones, 1956

Cynthia Rhodes, 1956

Lorna Luft, 1952

Goldie Hawn, 1945

Harold Ramis, 1944

Marcy Carsey, 1944

Tweety Bird, 1942

Juliet Mills, 1941

Marlo Thomas, 1938

James DePreist, 1936

Laurence Luckinbill, 1934

Joseph Campanella, 1927

Stan Musial, 1920

Coleman Hawkins, 1904

Rene Magritte, 1898

Hetty Green, 1834

William Beaumont, 1785

Josiah Bartlett, 1729

Voltaire, 1694

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"(Single release), 1968

"A Tale of Two Kitties"(Warner cartoon, debut of Tweety Bird), 1942

"The Relapse, or, Virtue in Danger"(Vanbrugh play), 1696

Today in History:

Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem; this is the event commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah, BC164

The Pilgrims, aboard the Mayflower, reach what is now called Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts, and sign the Mayflower Compact, 1620

Richard Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Virginia, 1654

In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight, 1783

Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic, 1791

First Jewish Reform congregation in US forms, Charleston, SC, 1824

Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter, 1871

Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), 1877

Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator, 1922

First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper), 1935

The Alcan Highway is completed, 1942*

The British Natural History Museum announces that the "Piltdown Man" skull is a hoax, 1953

The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI, 1969

Gerard d'Aboville completes his four-month solo journey to row across the Pacific Ocean, 1991

The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1995

NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members, 2002

Iran's President Ahmadinejad rejects the country's successful family planning program and tells Iranian girls they should marry at 16, 2010

The three most senior surviving members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime are charged with genocide and crimes against humanity, 2011

For the second time in four months, New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volcano, on the North Island, erupts, 2012

The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys, 2013

Mt Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali begins erupting, 2017

*Not opened to general vehicular traffic until the next year


  1. I always love (and appreciate) your reminder to be thankful. Thank you.

  2. Yes, thankful that we have so much to be thankful for. A thankful heart is a happy heart.

  3. Thank you Lord for another day, another week.

    God bless.

  4. Those were all great and that was super nice to get a bonus!

  5. A homeless man on the news last night said he was thankful to be alive.

  6. You are always able to put a 'positive spin' on life ~ great list ~ Be well, Be Safe.

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. WOnderful thankfuls. I am glad your son is OK. XO

  8. I always dust the Saturday before Thanksgiving, internet holiday or no! ;-D
    I completely misread your note on the Alcan Highway and thought the highway that was opened in 1942 wasn't open to traffic until *next* year. That seemed a rather long time to me, until my brain caught up with itself. (Be kind, it's been a rough day!)

  9. Glad your back didn't go out folding the clothes. The higher the bed or table where the clothes that are waiting to be folded are, the less chance I will end up with an achy back. . .most of the time.

    How nice to receive a Thanksgiving bonus and to have such enjoyable weather too.

  10. Gingerbread day! Just this morning I finished the last of a bag of chocolate covered soft gingerbread shapes given to me by someone who know I love them.

  11. I have a recurring nightmare that my purse is stolen and I have to try to figure out where to start and what to do about it. Guess if my dream ever comes true, I will contact you! Enjoy the weather and the bonus!

  12. less is more (as in, less excitement sometimes is a good thing)

    have a good T-Giving

  13. Oh hassles in life but glad you were able to help, that is a hard thing to deal with. I do the thankful and grateful posts at this blog daily. Makes me complain less. HUGS