Tuesday, June 15, 2021

It's Not Me If There Aren't Extenuating Circumstances, a Word Counters Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

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: 18

It was submitted by:  yours truly

Here are the links to the other Word Counters posts, check them out:

Baking In A Tornado                    

On the Border                                  

So far, vacation is wonderful with a couple of spots; it’s not my life if there aren’t complications.

Sweetie worked out a deal with someone at a music shop here to buy a used guitar pedal.

The person selling it kept trying to give us directions using road names not exit names or numbers.

If the road is called Scenic Highway, but the freeway exit says Pace, we non-locals get lost.

When we finally arrived, Sweetie hopped out of the truck before i could even get it in park!

He's thrilled with his purchase, he now has a new toy to play with when he gets home.

Sunday morning, i went to church at the bar as usual.  Central Flora-Bama Church, 9am and 11am!

Flora-Bama is a locally "famous" bar, and it's where the Great Mullet Toss is held each year.

Yes, they toss mullet fish across the state line, it's a big competition and a whopping good time.

Anyway, i noticed that morning that something felt "off," but i couldn't quite put my finger on it.

By Sunday evening, i knew i had a serious UTI, and that something needed to be done immediately.

Step one was to get to the nearest pharmacy for the OTC medicine that could stop the pain.

Step two, Monday morning, go back to the pharmacy to pick up the antibiotic my doctor called in.

Yes, i'm feeling much better now.  No, i haven't let it stop me taking my early morning walks.

There we have it, a few ups and downs so far, in 18 word sentences.  Now it's time for some of the stuff Grandma forwards to me.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone! 


Today is:

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed Day -- simply a good day to remember this, and thank a friend

Dia del Arbol -- Costa Rica (Tree Day/Arbor Day)

Fly A Kite Day (on the anniversary of Ben Franklin's kite experiment)

Global Wind Day -- to celebrate wind energy    

Magna Carta Day -- UK (King John set his seal on the document this day in 1215)

Mangaia Gospel Day -- Mangaia, Cook Islands

Native American Citizenship Day -- US (passage, in 1924, of the legislation recognizing citizenship of Native Americans in the US)

National Lobster Day

Nature Photography Day -- sponsored by the North American Nature Photography Association 

Salvation Day/National Day of Salvation -- Azerbaijan

Separation Day -- Delaware, US (date of declaration of separation from England and Pennsylvania)

Smile Power Day -- test out smile power today, it's free!

Sneak a Kiss Day -- usual litany of cautions with this internet generated holiday

St. Vitus' Day (Patron of actors, comedians, dancers, dogs, epilepsy sufferers; against animal attacks, dog bites, epilepsy, lightning, oversleeping, rheumatic chorea, Saint Vitus' Dance, snake bites, storms, wild beasts; Badia Calavena, Italy; Czech Republic; Forio, Italy; Prague, Czech Republic; Recanati, Italy; Vacha, Germany; Wetsens, Netherlands; Zeven, Germany)

Valdemar's Day and Reunion Day -- Denmark (an official Flag Day)

Vestalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (main and final celebration, in which the Temple of Vesta was swept clean)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day -- because our elders deserve to be protected and cared for properly   

Worldwide Day of Giving  

Anniversaries Today:

King Hussein of Jordan marries Lisa Halaby (Queen Noor), 1978

Gustaf, Crown Prince of Sweden marries Princess Margaret of Connaught, 1905

Arkansas becomes the 25th US State, 1836

Birthdays Today:

William Dean Martin, 1981

Neil Patrick Harris, 1973

Leah Remini, 1970

Ice Cube, 1969

Lisa McCall, 1969

Dina Meyer, 1969

Courtneney Cox Arquette, 1964

Helen Hunt, 1963

Julie Hagerty, 1955

Jim Belushi, 1954

Simon Callow, 1949

Nicola Pagett, 1945

Waylon Jennings, 1937

Mario Cuomo, 1932

Erroll Garner, 1921

Muzaffer Tema, 1919

Bob Wian, 1914

Edvard Grieg, 1843

Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson, 1767

Henry FitzRoy, illegitimate son of Henry VIII, 1519

Edward the Black Prince, 1330

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Lion King(Animated film), 1994

Dick Tracy(Film), 1990

"Hee Haw"(TV), 1969

"My Little Margie"(TV), 1952

Today in History:

The Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history, BC763

King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta, 1215

The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, 1667

Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity, 1752

Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania, 1776

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, become the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel, 1785

Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber, 1844

The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, 1846

Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II and is the last emperor of the German Empire, 1888

The most destructive tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people, 1896

A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1000, 1904

Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated, 1911

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter, 1916

A German expedition led by Karl Wien lost sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat (9th highest mountain), the largest single day loss of life on an 8,000m peak, 1937

In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government of North America, 1944

Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations, 1994

Near earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon, 2002

In Bulgaria, remains that some believe to be the bones of John the Baptist, are scientifically proven to be from a Middle Eastern man and dated to be from the first century AD, 2012

Scotland Yard launches criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a public inquiry a day after the Grenfell Tower fire, 2017

A baseball jersey belonging to Babe Ruth becomes the most expensive item of sports memorabilia ever when it sells for $5.64 million at auction, 2019


  1. I do hope you feel much more comfortable. Soon.
    And, as always, thank you to Grandma.

  2. Oh man, get well soon. Being ill while on a holiday just sucks!

  3. I LOVE the blissful face on that baby in white and the Shepherd watching over the baby by the pool. I'm glad you got the medication so quickly, you'll be better in no time :)

  4. Hope your UTI is cleared up. No one needs that, especially on vacation! Great funnies. Free chicken strips and some have been taken!

  5. I'm glad you are feeling better! Those were terrific photos!!!

  6. Perfect fun stuff. Yes and UTI is sooo painful sooo fast! Glad you got better! Now you can get on to a more fun time.

  7. Oh the UTI. I get those from time to time. They are awful and I'm glad you're on the mend. Murphy's Law rules your house as well as mine.

    Love all the photographs. That little girl made me laugh out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday and a wonderful vacation. Big hug. ♥

  8. Glad that you are feeling better. Love those cute and funny photos from Grandma.

  9. I'm happy you're feeling better. Getting sick while on vacay is the worst. I hope the rest of your trip is smooth sailing! :)

  10. Feel Better. UTIs are NOT fun, especially when you have time off! Once again, your Happy Tuesday memes have made me laugh so hard that coffee has come out my nose! THe cats love it when that happens!

  11. UTIs are the worst, hope that antibiotic works quickly.
    And I really. really want to see that mullet toss!

  12. hope your feeling better and stay better mimi; uti's...no fun.....

    crackin up at chicken strips but please don't tell da tabbies !!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

    hay, we wanna bee on de ree ceevin end oh de mullet !!! ☺☺☺☺☺☺

  13. I am glad you found the music store. ALways fun having new toys to go homer to. Hoping you are better real soon. That is no fun at all. Oh Grandma has the best stuff. Take care

  14. Sorry about the UTI. I am glad you are feeling better. XO

  15. Oh do hope you are healing well ~ fun photos and captions ~ LOL ~ Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  16. There is nothing like being sick on holiday! Sooo glad you got the help you need and can now enjoy the rest! DO ENJOY IT! ;)
    Your Gramma's funnies just tickle me. I look forward to them!

  17. Well, my goodness you sure came up with a lot of dates in history and very interesting. Thank you for sharing and have a great day. Be safe & be healthy! hugs


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