It's Thankful Day, and i hardly know where to start.
Maybe last week, where i left off, if i could remember that far back!
Anyway, last Sunday, the plan was for me to get to church early and watch Becca so her mother could practice with the choir. It's one of those things i am glad to be able to do.
Then i got a call from Stu, he needed a ride to church. When i told him i would have to pick him up early, he reminded me that, thankfully, he gets up extra early for work each day anyway, and i told him i'd get him about 7:15am.
Sunday morning, i was able to get Stu and we were wending our way toward the church when Becca's mom, Ms. AH, called. Becca was having a meltdown, wouldn't take her meds, could i come watch her at the house instead of at church.
Well, sure, just let me drop off Stu and i'll get back over there.
Ms. AH, thankfully, had a better plan, bring Stu to her house, she would take him from there, and bring him back after.
Thankfully, Stu was up for an adventure and saw how my crazy world turns on a dime sometimes.
All worked out well as Stu and Ms. AH got to the church in time for her to practice with the choir, and Becca and i spent the morning together.
As i was taking Stu home, i was thankful to be able to bring him to the grocery store, too. Many were the times i've been without transportation, so i'm glad i could help him out.
Sunday afternoon was a beautiful once a year service at our church for those who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or the death of an infant, and i am thankful i was able to attend. (If any of you have a prayer or good thought to spare for Essie, she just lost twins to a late miscarriage a couple of months ago, the service was very hard for her.)
On Monday, Ms. JAI shared with me about some trouble she is having with a relative who is severely depressed and asked if i had anything to advise. There's a wholistic doctor here in town who has been known to help in cases where other doctors had given up, so i gave her the name. She convinced the relative to go see this doctor, and i am thankful i thought of it, as it certainly can't hurt and it's more than the depressed person has been able to do for months now, just heading toward getting some care.
Monday was also the day Mr. Mike, the Generator Guy, was able to finally and fully get the generator up and to automatic. We couldn't be more pleased or thankful for that.
Then, Tuesday i had a day off, while Sweetie and Brother-in-Law made the trek to the out-of-town dentist Sweetie prefers to use. He got the filling that fell out over a week ago replace cheap, and i got to do whatever i liked, and win and a thankful on both counts.
Tuesday evening was a Ladies' Circle meeting, and we had popcorn (which i'd been craving all day!) and a nice, distanced meeting and discussion of chapter 3 of the book we are studying this year.
The rest of the week went on as per usual, thankfully, (Ms. S, Ms. V, Ms. GA, and Mr. RA) until Friday night at the cat shelter. Two sick staff members, two out of town working with the country rescue to get over 50 cats spayed/neutered, the volunteer for the morning didn't show up...yep, i walked into it, and stayed, and got toilets cleaned and cats fed and watered and changed litter because everything was behind schedule and got thoroughly bitten and scratched by one tiny kitten so desperate for his food he wouldn't get his claws out of me. Carl came and helped, and i am so thankful for that and for the crazy nights it makes the regular days seem that much sweeter.
Today i go to Grandma and Grandpa's, and it's grocery day, and even if i don't find everything on Grandma's list, i am very thankful we have supermarkets and more available than most people.
As usual, i have lost count, but i know that's ten somehow, or close to it. Every day feels like there's a whole lot more than that, but by the time i get to list them it's the end of a long work Friday and my eyes start shutting on me.
Oops! One more thankful before it gets away from me. Kristi, thank you for being our hostess and cat herder, and Dyanne (did i spell that right?) thank you for taking the reins!
Children's Day -- India
Day of the Colombian Woman -- Colombia
Deepawali/Deepavali/Diwali/Divali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (for the next five days; local dating customs and government holidays for this Lunar New Year/Festival of Lights can vary)
Kag Tihar/Kag Puja -- Day of the Crows (day one of the festival)
Equorum Probatio -- Ancient Roman Empire (official cavalry parade of the equites)
Leftover Trading Day -- internet generated; trade your leftovers for the much more interesting ones in your neighbor's fridge
Loosen up, Lighten Up Day -- to remind us of the benefits of joy and laughter, begun by Stephanie West Allen of Denver, CO, US
National Spicy Guacamole Day -- as opposed to National Guacamole Day back in September
National Pickle Day/Pickle Appreciation Day
National Teddy Bear Day -- US (anniversary of the day in 1902 that Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a cornered and tied bear, because it was unsportsmanlike)
Operating Room Nurse Day -- US, but feel free to celebrate those dedicated nurses around the world
Readjustment Movement's Day -- Guinea-Bissau
Spirit of NSA Day -- members of the National Speakers Association are encouraged to focus on giving back and mentoring
St. Dubricus' Day (the saint who crowned King Arthur)
St. Lawrence O'Toole's Day (Patron of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Ireland)
Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the second "rooster day" of November, so called because it is 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)
Works Getting Into Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)
World Diabetes Day -- UN (learn more about diabetes here)
Princess Anne of the UK marries Captain Mark Phillips, 1973
Joseph "Run" Simmons, 1964
Laura San Giacomo, 1962
D.B. Sweeney, 1961
Condoleezza Rice, 1954
Prince Charles, 1948
King Hussein of Jordan, 1935
McLean Stevenson, 1929
Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1922
Brian Keith, 1921
Veronica Lake, 1919
Barbara Hutton, 1912
Rosemary DeCamp, 1910
Joseph McCarthy, 1909
Harrison Salisbury, 1908
William Steig, 1907
Louise Brooks, 1906
Dick Powell, 1904
Aaron Copland, 1900
Mamie Dowd Eisenhower, 1896
Jawaharlal Nehru, 1889
Claude Monet, 1840
Robert Fulton, 1765
Moana(Disney Animated Film),2016
"Black or White"(Music video), 1991
"Murphy Brown"(TV), 1988
"Good Evening"(Revue), 1973
"Der Tapfere Soldat/The Chocolate Soldier"(Operetta), 1908
"The Girl of the Golden West"(Play), 1905
Today in History:
Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca empire, 1533
Samuel Pepys reports on the first blood transfusion (between dogs), 1666
Loius Timothee is hired in Philadelphia to be the first professional librarian in the US, 1732
Captain George Vancouver is the first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay, 1792
John Mason debuts the first horse-drawn streetcar in NYC, with a route between Prince and 14th on 4th Ave., 1832
Herman Melville publishes "Moby Dick", 1851
The St. Andrews Golf Club, in Yonkers, NY, opens with 6 holes, 1888
New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days; She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours, 1889
Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light, 1908
The first airplane flight from the deck of a ship takes place in Norfolk, Virginia, 1910
The BBC begins radio service in the United Kingdom, 1922
The first regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express, 1952
NASA launches Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the surface of the Moon, 1969
After German reunification, the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Poland sign a treaty confirming the Oder-Neisse line as the border between Germany and Poland, 1990
The last direct-current electrical distribution system in the United States is shut down in New York City by Con Edison, 2007
Scientists discovery the closest known rogue planet to Earth, about 100 light years away, 2012
Archaeologists announce the discovery of the remains of the ancient Greek city of Tenea near Corinth, the city supposedly founded by captives from Trojan War, 2018
An impact crater 31 km wide from an iron meteorite is identified under the Hiawatha Glacier in Greenland, 2018