Thursday, November 26, 2020

My Oasis (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"Where are you going?"

Where do you think?

"You look tired, are you okay?"

Yes, i will be okay.

"Work must have done you in."

It did, but i'm going to my oasis -- i'm going up to take a long, nice hot soak in the tub.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Oasis.      


Gosia at Looking for Identity has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.     

Mr. BA is building a new greenhouse right next to his back fence.


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day This week's image and my poem:    

We like to make our house

Look good enough to eat,

Each year a little different,

Not just a straight repeat.

So come enjoy our very own

Full size gingerbread house,

Just remember it's only for looks,

No nibbling like a mouse.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful that i was able to finish the hojaldras for Grandpa last night, and i am thankful for Uncle J, whose birthday is today.


Today is:

 Caregiver Rights Day -- UK (with information to help carers available here)   

Constitution Day of the Republic of Abkhazia -- Abkhazia

Day of the Covenant -- Baha'i

Day of the Tan-Wallopers -- Fairy Calendar

Good Grief Day -- birth anniversary of Charles Schultz

Independence Day -- Mongolia(1924)

National Cake Day

National Family History Day -- US (a call from the Department of Health and Human Services to get info about your family, especially health history, while everyone is together for the holidays

Sojourner Truth Day -- she died this day in 1883

St. John Berchmans' Day (Patron of alter servers, Oblate novices, young people)

Thanksgiving Day -- Interfaith, US and Territories

     National Day of Mourning -- Native Americans   

 Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the third "rooster day" of November, so called because they are held on the three days of the rooster this month, in which to wish good luck and prosperity at temple and shrine ceremonies around the country, and celebrate with a fair)

Turkey-Free Thanksgiving -- sponsored by the Vegetarian Awareness Network

Anniversaries Today:

Founding of Sigma Alpha Mu in the City College of New York, by 8 Jewish young men, 1909

The first official Thanksgiving in the US, by presidential proclamation, 1789

Founding of the University of Notre Dame, 1842

Founding of Kappa Alpha Society, the oldest surviving US college fraternity, 1825

Birthdays Today:

Natasha Bedingfield, 1981

Shannon Dunn, 1972

Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, 1966

Dale Jarrett, 1956

Tina Turner, 1939

Rich Little, 1938

Robert Goulet, 1933

Charles Schultz, 1922

Eugene Ionesco, 1912

Eric Sevareid, 1912

Lefty Gomez, 1908

Mary Edwards Walker, 1832

Sarah Moore Grimke, 1792

John Harvard, 1607

Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan, 1288

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Anarchy in the UK"(Sex Pistols single release), 1977

"The Price is Right"(TV), 1956

"Twenty Questions"(TV), 1949

Casablanca(Film), 1942

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland(Publication date), 1865

Today in History:

The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian", later "Caesar Augustus"), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed, BC43

Vlad III Dracula (Vlad the Impaler)defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time, 1476

The first lion exhibited in the US makes his debut in Boston, 1716

Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui, 1778

The Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established, 1784

The first national US Thanksgiving is celebrated, 1789

The first streetcar railway in the US begins operation in NYC, fare 12 cents, 1832

The refrigerated railway car is patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan, 1867

The first photograph of a meteor is taken, 1885

The National Hockey League is formed, with the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Wanderers, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, and Toronto Arenas as its first teams, 1917

King Tut's tomb is opened by English archaeologist Howard Carter, 1922

Four young lads from Liverpool have their first recording session under the interesting name "The Beatles", 1962

Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament, 1998

Concorde makes its final flight, over Bristol, England, 2003

A male Po'ouli (Black-faced honeycreeper) dies of Avian malaria in the Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda, Hawaii before it could breed, making the species in all probability extinct, 2004

NASA launches the Mars Science Laboratory, its largest rover ever, 2011

UK nonprofit Raspberry Pi releases its $5 Zero computer and sells out in a day, 2015

The WHO announces the first multidrug randomized control trial to treat Ebola has started in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018


  1. I hope your oasis is restorative, and that Gosia is ok.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

    God bless.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Hope you can relax a bit today and enjoy some good food.

  4. It's nice to have an oasis when you need it. That was a cute poem and terrific thankfuls. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us and thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. My sister-in-law makes gingerbread houses and it is very difficult not to nibble on them like a little mouse. Also, today is the 105th anniversary of my mother's birth. Oh I miss her so.

  6. Love it. We all need our own little oasis.

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  8. Have a Wonderful Happy Thanksgiving my thoughtful American friend. Have a piece of pumpkin pie for me.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Great six. National cake day... I'm in!

  10. direct and to the point... (you do these minimalist, yet engaging Sixes better'n anyone)

  11. Superb Six. Nothing quite like a refreshing shower or long soak in the bath to replenish.

  12. Water. The balm for any ailment :D
    Picture of real house??! Not that there aren't some Clark Griswold houses around, lol.
    Hojaldras - looked it up. Sounds delish!!

  13. A soak in a hot tub is just so nice. One of the things I lookked for when we were house-hunting was a bathtub!

  14. Everyone needs an oasis, a bathtub is a great place to unwind after a hard day.
    I'm sure your hojaldras turned out great!
    Have a great day!

  15. Cake Day - especially important when you've had to delay your pie!!

  16. No idea what a hojaldras is/are but I am sure Grandpa will enhoy your work. Sounds like you are having a great time.

  17. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from us and ours!Here’s hoping that whatever you do today brings you delight from morning until night. May the holiday bring you nothing but wonderful things in abundance.
    Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Angel Nellie (and Mom)

  18. It's a long, long time since I've had a long soak in a bath tub. I only have a shower recess here in this humble little abode.

    It's been pretty hot here over the past few days...sitting under the garden sprinkler is more enticing. :)

    Take good care. :)

  19. Cute story and poem. Thank you for your friendship. Happy Thanksgiving! XO

  20. I'd love a good long soak in a hot tub. It's over nine years now since I had a bath, there are no tubs here, only showers. Love the highly decorated house.

  21. There is something to be said about the healing balm of soaking in a tub full of hot water, or standing forever in a hot shower with the streaming water aimed at one's aching muscles. A refreshing oasis.

  22. LOVE LOVE LOVE the poem!!!!! It does look like a gingerbread house of the "non-edible" kind!

    Hugs, Teddy and Mom Pam

  23. Hope you had great Thanksgiving and are taking care of you as well

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  24. Perfect! That's an oasis I enjoy, too! Hope you get to enjoy yours without a cat teetering along the edge of the tub!