Thursday, July 8, 2021

Bowled Over (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


The chocolate syrup bottle wasn't supposed to slip out of my hands while i was putting everything away.

It hit the cat food bowl, which was just a small, disposable foam bowl anyway, and mushed it flat (don't worry, the chocolate was just fine).

All this happened while Ms. S was trying to talk to me over the very loud TV, and the washer and dryer were going, and it was one of those moments where you can't hear what someone is saying to you and you get distracted.

Of course, it wasn't that big a deal, i grabbed another foam plate and swept up the cat kibble and got on with things.

When i came home, i looked up one of the spare cat food bowls i keep, a proper little plastic bowl that is more durable, and put it in the car.

Tomorrow i will take it over there with me, and Kiki will have a decent bowl again, since we aren't allowed to use the ceramic bowls for the dry food, only for the canned.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Bowl.      


Gosia at Looking for Identity has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.     

Photos taken last Sunday while Becca and i were walking Mr. Cal.

Do you see what caught my eye?

What a way to dry your swim suits!


 It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    

If it's romance you want,

You'll find this to be

The place to visit

With your sweetie.

Come stay with us

And I will bet

We'll show you a time

You'll never forget!


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful to be able to lend my car to #1 Son so he can go see Grandma and Grandpa on his day off.


Today is:

Celtic Tree Month Tinne begins (Holly)

Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo -- Vernal, UT, US (one of the top rodeos in the country; through Saturday)

Feast of St. Sunniva (Ancient Norse solar maiden Sunna's worship around this time of year was merged with the story of this medieval saint; Patron of Bergen, Norway and the Norwegian west coast)

Gospel Day -- Kiribati

Hodag Country Festival -- Rhinelander, WI, US (at the Hodag "50" Track, a large open-air country music festival; through Sunday)

Math 2.0 Day -- celebrating the intermingling of math with technology   

Nagoya Sumo Tournament -- Nagoya, Japan (one of the 6 major tournaments; through the 22nd)

National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day

Old Crafts Day -- it's listed in a few places, but i can't find the history; Old time crafts, or old crafts you've had sitting around the house and never gotten done? If you have the latter, do them or toss them!

Olive Branch Petition Day -- the final attempt, by the 13 Colonies, to avoid a complete break with England in 1775

Oregon Trail Days -- Gering, NE, US (the oldest continuing celebration of the Oregon Trail; through Sunday)

SCUD Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama) -- a good habit, on every day

Sts. Aquila and Prisca's Day

St. Kilian's Day (Patron of people with gout or rheumatism, whitewashers; Bavaria, Germany; Paderborn, Germany; Tuosist, Ireland; Wurzburg,Germany)

Video Games Day -- do they really need a day?

Vitulatio -- Ancient Roman Calendar (when Vitula was given the first fruits of the earth)

Ziegfeld Follies Day -- his first "Follies of 1907" opened on this day

Anniversary Today:

Prince Richard of Gloucester marries Birgitte Eva van Deurs, 1972

Birthdays Today

Jaden Smith, 1998

Sophia Bush, 1982

Milo Ventimiglia, 1977

Kathleen Robertson, 1973

Beck Hansen, 1970

Billy Crudup, 1968

Toby Keith, 1961

Kevin Bacon, 1958

Christopher G. Moore, 1952

Marianne Williamson, 1952

Anjelica Huston, 1951

Wolfgang Puck, 1949

Kim Darby, 1948

Raffi, 1948

Cynthia Gregory, 1946

Jeffrey Tambor, 1944

Steve Lawrence, 1935

Marty Feldman, 1933

Roone Arledge, 1931

Billy Eckstine, 1914

Nelson Rockefeller, 1908

Louis Thomas Jordan, 1908

Philip Cortelyou Johnson, 1906

Alfred Binet, 1857

John D. Rockefeller, 1839

Ferdinand von Zeppelin, 1838

Etienne De Silhouette, 1709

Today in History

Vasco da Gama sets sail on first direct European voyage to India, 1497

Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island, 1663

Battle of Restigouche – British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France, 1760

The Olive Branch Petition is drafted by the Second Continental Congress as the Congress' last attempt to get King George III of Great Britain to reason with them, 1775

The Declaration of Independence has its first public reading, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell is rung, 1776

Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom, 1822

Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay, 1853

The initial force of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin their March West, 1874

The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published, 1889

St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22, 1932

The United States Air Force accepts its first female recruits into a program called Women in the Air Force (WAF), 1948

Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination Act, 1970

The Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe creates the office of High Commissioner on National Minorities, 1992

NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance, membership to become effective in two years, 1997

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, 2011

Pope Francis condemns the 'global indifference' to the plight of immigrants who have drowned trying to reach Europe, 2013

The mission of the NASA Curiosity Mars rover begins, 2013

Unesco declares Asmara, capital of Eritrea, a world heritage site for its Art Deco buildings, 2017

Eritrea and Ethiopia announce the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries after almost 20 years, 2018


  1. Nice of you to provide a sturdier bowl for the cat kibble. Lola has hers in a ceramic bowl, my kitchen is so tiny I sometimes manage to step on it and that kibble just rolls everywhere.

  2. I wish Jazz would agree to a bowl - but thank you for replacing Kiki's.

  3. Yay! Kiki will be getting a proper food bowl. Glad the chocolate syrup didn't spill or the bottle broken. Have a wonderful day.

  4. An accident with a happy ending!

  5. I guess it is better than lying on the wall to dry oneself.

    God bless.

  6. As long as the chocolate was ok! lol Sometimes it takes a near "disaster" to make a change, no matter how small. Kitty has a new dish :D
    Your poetry never fails to bring a smile.
    There's 3 other people thankful for your thankful :)

  7. We were expecting chocolate to be all over the place. Glad only the cheap plate was ruined in the "fall". A plastic bowl sounds like a much better solution.

  8. You're so kind to get a proper food bowl for the kitty. You're so thoughtful.

    Love the poem and the thankful. It's good when the kids can visit their grands.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  9. That was a good cat bowling story and a good poem too. I'm glad #1 Son will get to go visit. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. good six, good fence, and i wonder if Ferdinand von Zeppelin had any idea what disaster lay ahead.

  11. Venoce ... you turned on my longing with that picture and poem. Big sigh. I just hope I am still able to travel when (if?) normal returns.
    PS: love your poem and I am happy that nothing happened to the chocolate.

    1. And that should have been Venice! Clumsy fingers, sorry.

  12. What a lovely photo, I just love Venice. Good thing the chocolate was OK - MOL!

  13. great story mimi; and I;m sure miss kiki appreciates your gesture... I tried to "big a fy" photo one to see....what is in front of the tree...can't tell !!!!.....rather looks like someone is standing there !!

  14. Good sentences and nice poem. Purrs

  15. What is it about excessively loud televisions that are inordinately more distracting than equal number of decibels from, say a passing truck or a dog insisting, from the inside of a picture window, that deer are not welcome on the front lawn?

  16. Lovely fence photos and sweet thankful ~ great story and poem ~ Xo

    Dancing while I can,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  17. How sweet of you to bring a good bowl to the kitty. Nice poem. XO

  18. That's a wonderful poem for the photo this week. Yes indeed Venice is made for romance!!!!

    Hugs, Pam

  19. Interesting laundry line! I love Venice- I was only there once when I was 15 and I would love to go back with my sweetie! Have a lovely day!

  20. Thank goodness the chocolate was OK. First things first!
    Kiki is lucky to be so well looked after. Lovely story.

  21. A lovely story plus a reminder to push Venice further up my must-visit list as soon as things get moving properly again!


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