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:
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!
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
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
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
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