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Part of today’s post is also a writing challenge. This is how it works: one of the contributing bloggers picked a number between 12 and 74. The submitted number is a challenge to participating bloggers to write at least one piece using that exact number of words.
This month, the word count number is: 31
It was submitted by: Diane of On The Border
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Yesterday was quite a day. Carl's room had exploded into the hallway and i almost tripped over items just getting in the house. Let's take a look around, shall we now?
|The Cracker Barrel kids' meal crayons on top of the freezer rather threw me.|
He was still in bed, so i rousted him, and as i cleaned, he kept picking up his kettle bell to swing or dropping to the floor to do push ups.
If you've never tried to clean while stepping over a man in a bathrobe doing push ups, let's just say i do not recommend you try. You have to be nimble.
As usual, i spent five hours on the job, three loads of laundry, lots of tidying and scrubbing, cleaned out the fridge, and set up his outfits for the week ahead.
Once i was done at Carl's, i headed to Ms. PA's house to find that there was a "situation." When i say that, it usually means something has hit the fan.
Last Friday, Ms. PA hurt her back. Only, she didn't tell her son and daughter-in-law because they were going out of town and she didn't want to bother them.
By yesterday morning, she couldn't get out of bed, so when i got there, her son had her at the ER and DIL was with Mr. Jack. They were eating lunch.
DIL introduced herself, explained the situation, and asked me to please start coming every week and doing more of the cleaning. Ms. PA only ever let me dust, polish, and vacuum.
Right away, i tackled the bathroom. The tub is white again, and i had to take the toilet seat apart to get all of the gunk. The floor is better, too.
DIL got a call about then, Ms. PA has a compression fracture in her back. She'll need a back brace until it heals, and it is expected to heal. Praise G-d!
Then i turned to the usual dusting and vacuuming and this time, making the beds. Little Bit, the cat, didn't want to let us make Mr. Jack's bed, she was comfy.
Somehow i am going to work them in for every week, probably by moving Ms. JAI, who only wants me once a month anyway. Ms. PA simply needs much more help.
Please don't get the wrong idea about her. She has been doing the cleaning herself for a while, and it's hard to admit when some of those things get beyond you.
Also, when you see the surfaces every day, you don't always see the build up, it is so very gradual. Once a week, and you notice the difference much more easily.
That was my "Quite a Day" yesterday. Links to the other Word Counters posts:
Now it's time for some of what Grandma forwards to me:
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Anniversary of Something That Happened So Long Ago Everyone Has Forgotten Day -- Fairy Calendar
Chinese Language Day -- UN
Go Around Humming "You Light Up My Life" Until Everybody Screams Day -- the person who thought this one up should be tied down and forced to listen to Barry Manilow songs for 12 hours straight!
Harvest Offering to Renenutet -- Ancient Egypitian Calendar (offering to the Lady of the Fertile Fields; date approximate)
Lima Bean Respect Day
National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day
National Take a Break to Reset Your Mind Day -- because everyone needs a day like this
Ridvan begins -- Baha'i (begins at sunset)
St. Caedwalla of Wales' Day (Patron of converts, repentant murderers)
Danny Granger, 1983
Joey Lawrence, 1976
Carmen Electra, 1972
Shemar Moore, 1970
Crispin Glover, 1964
Don Mattingly, 1961
Clint Howard, 1959
Luther Vandross, 1951
Jessica Lange, 1949
David Leland, 1947
Steve Spurrier, 1945
Ryan O'Neal, 1941
George Takei, 1937
Nina Foch, 1924
Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente, 1923
John Paul Stevens, 1920
Lionel Hampton, 1908
Harold Lloyd, 1893
Joan Miró i Ferrà, 1893
Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith, 1882
Daniel Chester French, 1850
Annie Hall(Film), 1977
"Your Hit Parade"(Radio), 1935
Today in History:
The last naval battle in Byzantine history, 1453
Jews are expelled from Orange Burgundy, 1505
Jacques Cartier begins the voyage in which he will claim Canada and Labrador for France, 1534
Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam, 1657
Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1657
Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales, 1770
René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou, 1828
Edgar Allan Poe's Murder in the Rue Morgue becomes the first detective story ever published, 1841
Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete their first pasteurization tests, 1862
Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride, 1902
Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the next day, 1918
Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film, 1926
Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon, 1972
Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years, 1986
Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race, 2008
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010
Tens of thousands of people demonstrate in Tahrir Square against continuing military rule in Egypt, 2012
The Pulitzer Prize is awarded to Anthony Doerr for his novel "All the Light We Cannot See" and to Elizabeth Kolbert for "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History", 2015
The Commonwealth countries decide that Prince Charles will suceed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth, 2018