What a week, and what a Thankful Day!
Last Saturday, in NOLA, i left some keys behind. They fell out of my bag behind a door where i stow the bag. They were keys to homes where i work, so very important.
While i am not glad i lost them, i am very thankful that none of the lost keys were needed this particular week, and that Grandma found them and called me about it.
Becca, heaven bless the child, came to church with me on Sunday. It's the first time she's been able to go in quite a while, and she did very well. We are thankful for progress.
Carl's room was as bad as i've seen in it quite a while when i went on Monday, and while Ms. V (his mom) wonders at my sanity, i simply smile and consider it job security.
Tuesday was laundromat day, and i am so thankful for a clean and efficient laundromat that is not far from Ms. S's place.
Ms. S is feeling much better this week. She is eating each meal as it is delivered, instead of stacking up meal after meal in the fridge until there are so many i have to throw the old ones out.
Wednesday afternoon i actually got a short time to go lie down, something i do not get too often and that i enjoy thoroughly.
The reason i got the time to lie down was because i ended up with less work this week, and thus less pay. It was time to get the oil changed in GusGus der Fledermaus on Thursday after work, and i was simply not sure i would be able to do it.
Heaven bless Mr. Lenny, i told him i was going to pay for half this week and the rest next week, and he didn't charge me anything at all. He even had them rotate the tires. Once again, i am so thankful for an excellent mechanic shop, and we are very close to having everything we owe them paid off.
Friday went well, i was thankful Mr. BA's friend who was coming to work on the greenhouse got there before i had to leave for an errand so i could let him in.
The shelter, like so many places, has had trouble getting shipments in, so i was thankful to see the kitten food had arrived, and while i was there, we thankfully accepted a Chewy delivery of cat litter.
We are also almost caught up on getting the cats spayed and neutered so all the preadopted cats can go home. (Because of Covid, spay/neuter surgeries were delayed as being non-essential, and we can't let a cat go to a new home without the surgery.)
Little Girl sent me a text yesterday afternoon. It seems she was told yesterday morning she has to report to her duty station for a week of training this morning. This means we get to puppy-sit Coda for a week, and she gets to come with me today to visit Lulu.
So many thankfuls as we speed toward Christmas and the New Year. Next week, i hope to be able to report on all the holiday stuff i got done!
AKC/Royal Canin National Championships -- Orlando, FL, US (top dogs from around the world compete to see -- who really is top dog? through the 18th)
Bonza Bottler Day™
Constitution Day -- Russia (constitution approved in nationwide referendum 1993)
Feast of Masa'il (Questions/Mystery) -- Baha'i
Gingerbread House Day -- because today is as good a day to start making one as any
Hovercraft Day -- the first prototype of a hovercraft was patented this day in 1955 by British engineer Christopher Cockerell
Independence Day -- Kenya (Jamhuri)(1953)
International Shareware Day
Miracle of the Roses / Our Lady of Guadalupe -- Catholic Christian; related celebrations
Fiesta del Virgin de Guadalupe -- Mexico
Las Mananitas -- Puerto Rico
National Ambrosia Day
National Cocoa Day
National Day of the Horse -- US (by Congressional resolution, information here)
National Ding-A-Ling Day -- an unofficial day on which to honor all the ding-a-lings you know, and even act like one yourself if you wish
Neutrality Day/National Day and Student Youth Day -- Turkmenistan
Poinsettia Day -- death anniversary of Joel Roberts Poinsett
St. Finnian of Clonard's Day (Father of Irish Monasticism; going to bed without supper tonight means you risk being carried away by the fairies)
St. Lucy's Eve -- Austria (night of the shining that some use to predict the future)
Unmentionable Thoughts Festival -- Fairy Calendar (Imps, Goblins, and naughty Fairies)
Yuletide Lads begin arriving -- Iceland (Jolasveinar trolls, children of Gryla and Leppaludi, who come one each day to bring gifts and mischief from now until Christmas)
Yuletide Lad of the Day, Stekkjarstaur -- Sheepfold Stick, who will try to drink the milk from the farmers' ewes
Jerry Lee Lewis marries his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 1957
Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd US State, 1787
Mayim Bialik, 1975
Rey Mysterio, Jr., 1974
Madchen Amick, 1970
Jennifer Connelly, 1970
Tracy Austin, 1962
Sheila E. 1957
Cathy Rigby, 1952
Robert Lindsay, 1949
Tom Wilkinson, 1948
Emerson Fittipaldi, 1946
Dionne Warwick, 1941
Connie Francis, 1938
Robert Lee "Bob" Pettit, Jr., 1932
Edward Irwin Koch, 1924
Bob Barker, 1923
Bob Dorough, 1923
Joe Williams, 1918
Frank Sinatra, 1915
Edward G. Robinson, 1893
Edvard Munch, 1863
Gustave Flaubert, 1821
Stand Watie, 1806
William Lloyd Garrison, 1805
John Jay, 1745 (Old Style date)
Erasmus Darwin, 1731
"La Valse"(Ravel ballet), 1920
St. Louis Post-Dispatch(First edition), 1878
Today in History:
The Battle at Ninevah: Byzantine emperor Heraclius defeats Perzen, 627
The Order of the Dragon is created by Sigismund, King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje, following the battle for possession of Bosnia, 1408
Isabella crowns herself Queen of Castile and Aragon, 1474
Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III, 1479
In Vienna, Ludwig von Beethoven receives his first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn, 1792
Mexico is officially recognized as an independent nation by the US, 1822
The first Canadian coins are circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent and 20 cent), 1858
Rudolph Dirks' first Katzenjammer cartoon strip appears in the NY Journal, 1897
Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded, 1897
George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee, 1899
Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland, 1901
Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India, 1911
Oscar Straus becomes US Secretary of Commerce, the first Jew to be a US Cabinet member, 1906
The first all metal aircraft, the Junkers J-1, is test flown in Dessau, Germany, 1915
In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys, 1917
The first prototype of a hovercraft is patented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell, 1955
Guinea joins the United Nations, 1958
The Russian Federation gains independence from the USSR, 1991
An asteroid named 4179 Toutatis, over 3 miles wide, passes within 4.3 million miles, or 18 lunar distances from Earth, 2012
The International Space Station suspends some of its non-critical systems after an ammonia cooling pump fails; the station and six crew members aboard were not in danger, 2013
French President Francois Hollande proposes that terminally ill patients should have the right to be sedated until death; the proposal does not suggest assisted termination of the patient's life, 2014
Bill English is sworn in as New Zealand Prime Minister, 2016
Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev compete a complex spacewalk to fix a hole in their Soyuz spacecraft, 2018
A point of land 3.5km (11,500ft) below sea level under the Denman Glacier in Antarctica is identified as the deepest point of land on Earth, 2019