The longer the week, the happier the thankful list!
We've had rain, enough and not too much, and i am thankful.
We've had cold, and the heaters work, so we haven't been too cold, and i am thankful.
My hands are back to their red, swollen, cold sensitive selves, and one finger got a scratch that wasn't looking so good. Dr. BowTie sent in a prescription just on a photograph, no actual visit to the office needed. That's a big thankful on a busy week.
The generator has been running its weekly test as it should, and i am very thankful.
Also, i am thankful we haven't had to use it yet, and hope we don't for a long time to come.
Becca taught me how to play a couple of new games on Thursday night, and i am thankful to know how much she enjoys them, it is a great way to keep her busy and happy when i stay with her, something besides just staring at a screen.
Ms. S was very, very grumpy on Friday, a great sign that she is feeling better and i am thankful.
Mr. BA's windows are almost done, i just need Sweetie to come with me next time so one of us can be inside and one outside to find the streaks and clean them up. It's always a thankful thing to get a job done and done well.
Today is the run-off election, and then we don't have to hear political ads for a while, which is a relief and i am thankful.
We have Coda with us to take her to see Lulu while we clean Grandma and Grandpa's house. It's always a thankful thing to get the best buddies together for a play date.
AFL-CIO Day (date of merger in 1955)
Bartender Appreciation Day -- with a guide to help you show your appreciation to the Heroes Behind the Bar
Bathtub Party Day -- celebrate how much fun it is to take a nice, long, hot bath in these days when showers prevail; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Boycott Day -- commemoration of the city bus boycott begun this day in 1959 in Birmingham, AL, US in response to the arrest of Rosa Parks
Coats and Toys for Kids Day -- ME, US (charity drive across the state; even if you aren't in that state, there is probably a charity near you that would love to have your help)
Constitution Day -- Sudan
Day of the Ninja -- sponsored by Ninja Burger! with its own website
Dingle-Fritter, Gooseberry Humple, Tiger-Get-By, LoneFolding, and Zimbor-Quattor's (Multiple Squishing of) Celebration -- Fairy Calendar
Discovery Day -- Haiti
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development -- UN
King's Birthday -- Thailand, also National Day and Father's Day (for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s birth anniversary, the founder and "father" of the nation)
National Sacher Torte Day
Nones of December -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also observed
Faunalia -- rural festival of Faunus
Repeal Day -- US (celebrating the repeal of Prohibition)
SKYWARN Recognition Day -- National Weather Service, NOAA, and Amateur Radio Operators, working together to report dangerous weather conditions
St. Bassus of Nice's Day (Patron of Nice, France)
St. Nicholas' Eve -- Belgium; Czech Republic; Hungary; Netherlands; Romania; Slovakia; parts of the UK; special observances include
Avond -- Leewvarden, West Friesland (St. Nicholas visits and, if you are good, promises to return with trinkets and candies, which are left in waiting shoes)
Bonhomme Noel -- France (Celebration of "Goodman Christmas")
Klausjagen -- Arth and Kussnacht, Switzerland (with a procession of mitre-wearing figures by the Lake of Four Cantons)
Krampuslauf -- Austria (St. Nicholas celebration, which begins the evening before the Saint's day, involving chasing and throwing snowballs at the Krampus, the imp who travels with St. Nick to punish the bad children)
Zwarte Piet -- "Black Peter", the companion of St. Nicholas who keeps track of the good and bad children, arrives in many areas tonight
Swap a Christmas Cookie Recipe Day -- because it's fun to try new ones
World Soil Day -- International Union of Soil Sciences
Frankie Muniz, 1985
Margaret Cho, 1968
Gary Allan, 1967
John Rzeznik, 1965
Art Monk, 1957
Morgan Brittany, 1950
Jim Messina, 1947
Jose Carreras, 1946
Jeroen Krabbe, 1944
J.J. Cale, 1938
Chad Mitchell, 1936
Calvin Trillin, 1935
Joan Didion, 1934
Little Richard, 1932
Otto Preminger, 1906
Strom Thurmond, 1902
Walt Disney, 1901
Bill Picket, 1870
George Armstrong Custer, 1839
Christina Rossetti, 1830
Martin Van Buren, 1782
"Catskills on Broadway"(Revue), 1991
"I Do! I Do!"(Musical), 1966
"Band on the Run"(Album), 1973 (US release date)
"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"(Inge play), 1957
"The Abbot and Costello Show"(TV), 1952
"Kejser og Gililaer/Emperor and Galilean"(Ibsen play), 1896
"Symphonie Fantastique"(Berlioz symphony), 1830
Today in History:
Cicero reads the last of his Catiline Orations, BC63
An earthquake in Naples leave about 35,000 dead, 1465
All Jews are expelled from Portugal by order of King Manuel I, 1496
London auctioneers Christie's hold their first sale, 1766
Henry Knox begins the transport of Fort Ticonderoga artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts, a key to later forcing the British Fleet out of Boston Harbor, 1775
C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive, 1846
President Polk confirms that gold has been discovered in California, triggering the next year's "Gold Rush", 1848
Daniel Stillson of Massachusetts patents the first practical pipe wrench, 1876
The first automated telephone switching system is patented, 1879
The first electric car makes its debut; it could go 15 miles between charges, 1893
University of Pittsburg makes the first use of numbers on football jerseys, 1908
The American League for Physical Culture is founded in NYC, the first US nudist organization, 1929
The 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition, is ratified, 1933
Sister Elizabeth Kenny's new treatment for infantile paralysis receives approval, 1941
A cold fog descends upon London, combining with air pollution and killing at least 12,000 in the weeks and months that follow, 1952
The United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan's resolution on security of non-Nuclear States, 1976
Shuttle Atlantis launches world's 1st nuclear-war-fighting satellite. 1988
The Civil Partnership Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, and the first civil partnership is registered there, 2005
Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II, 2008
Malta becomes the first country in Europe to outlaw conversion therapy, 2015
Russia is banned from the next Winter Olympics in South Korea over state-sponsored doping, 2017
The letter by Albert Einstein from 1954 on the concept of religion sells for $2.9 million at Christie's in New York, 2018