Thursday, July 29, 2021

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


Little Girl is back, and is waiting for her new apartment to be ready.

Meanwhile, she's couch surfing with friends.

The majority of her stuff, especially the furniture, is stored here.

Where is Coda in all of this?

She gets to stay with me, enticing me to play and keeping me from getting stuff done around the house and on the web.

Distraction, thy name is dog.

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


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.     

Last time i took Becca and Mr. Cal for a walk, i noticed this almost hidden fence.


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

If heaven were a library,

It would probably look like this.

For those whose life is reading,

This place would be pure bliss.

To spend the days just roaming

From stack to stack to stack,

If you ever send me here,

Be sure i won't come back!


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 Little Girl is lending me her air mattress.  Sweetie got the Covid, and now he's isolating in our bedroom and i get the library.  The air mattress is a lot better than the cushions on the floor i was going to use (we only have chairs, no couch).


Today is:

Cheese Sacrifice Purchase Day (Buy your cheese that will be sacrificed on Cheese Sacrifice Day, and no, I never have found out why there is a Cheese Sacrifice Day anyway or to whom you are supposed to sacrifice it.)*

Chicken Wings Day -- Buffalo, NY, US (they want it to be a national day, and maybe someday it will be)

Earth Overshoot Day -- according to the Global Footprint Network, this is the date on which humanity has exhausted the Earth's budget of resources for the year 

Eid-e-Ghadir -- Iran

Emancipation Day -- Bermuda (first day of the Cup Match)

Feast of St. Martha, Virgin, Dragon Charmer, Sister of Lazarus (Patron of butlers, cooks, dieticians, domestic servants, homemakers, hotel keepers, housemaids, housewives, inkeepers, laundry workers, maids, manservants, servants, servers, single laywomen, travellers; Villajoyosa, Spain, which village she saved on her feast day by sending a flash flood to wash away the Moorish invaders in 1538)

Fiesta de Santa Maria Ribarteme (a/k/a Festival of Near Death Experiences) -- As Neves, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain (festival of Mary in which those who have come back from near death are carried to the shrine in open coffins, or walk there clad in shrouds)

International Tiger Day

NASA Day -- marking the day President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act into law, creating NASA

National Anthem Day -- Romania

National Chili Dog Day

National Lasagna Day

National Thai Language Day -- Thailand (Wan Phasa Thai Haeng Chat)

Photograph Your Children When They're Not Looking Day -- get a good, candid shot to enjoy

Rain Day Festival -- Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (yes, it has rained at 113 out of the 140 observances of this festival on this date) 

Runic Half-Month Thorn begins (defense)

St. Lazarus' Day -- date given in the Martyrologium Romanum; celebrated on Lazarus Saturday by most Eastern Churches and on Dec. 17 in most Western Churches

St. Olaf's (Olav) Day (Norway's Viking king; patron of carvers, difficult marriages, kings; Norway)related observances

     Olavsokadagur -- Faroe Islands (opening of Logting, or Parliament; a National Day, on the Feast Day of St. Olav)

     Oslok Eve -- Norway (celebrating the valiant death of their hero on this evening at the battle at Stiklestadt in 1030)

     sometimes associated with Thor's Day among the Norse and Thunor of the Anglo-Saxons

Territory Day -- Wallis and Futuna

*"A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality." Clifton Fadiman

Anniversaries Today

Andy Taylor marries Tracey Wilson, 1982

Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Lady Diana Spencer, 1981

Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, 1565

Birthdays Today

Danger Mouse, 1977

Josh Radnor, 1974

Wanya Morris, 1973

Wil Wheaton, 1972

Julian McMahon, 1968

Martina McBride, 1966

Alexandra Paul, 1963

Patty Scialfa, 1956

Ken Burns, 1953

Tim Gunn, 1953

Marilyn Quayle, 1949

David Warner, 1941

Peter Jennings, 1938

Elizabeth Dole, 1936

Paul Taylor, 1930

Chester Bomar Himes, 1909

Melvin Belli, 1907

Clara Bow, 1905

Dag Hammarskjold, 1905

Stanley Kunitz, 1905

Benito Mussolini, 1883

Newton Booth Tarkington, 1869

Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, 1861

Alexis de Tocqueville, 1805

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Friday Night Videos"(TV), 1983

Help(Film), 1965

"Steamboat Willie"(Animated short, first appearance of Mickey Mouse), 1928

Today in History

King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes, 1030

James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling, 1567

English naval forces under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeat the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France, 1588

John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there, 1793

Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, 1836

In Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police, 1848

The First Hague Convention is signed, 1899

Sir Robert Baden Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England; this is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement, 1907

The International Atomic Energy Agency is established, 1957

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France Fran├žois Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel, 1987

The film Cry Freedom is seized by South African authorities, 1988

Astronomers announce the discovery of Eris, the largest dwarf planet in the solar system, 2005

South Sudan becomes the 54th member of the African Union, 2011

Scientists reveal new research identifying a mechanism by which Earth-warming carbon is pulled deep into the Southern Ocean, and locked away, and scientists claim this process may be threatened by climate change, 2012

Microsoft launches Windows 10, 2015

A scaled back Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia, with no foreign visitors permitted, 2020


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  2. I had a dog called Distraction. And a cat called Onomatopoeia - or Miaow for short.

    God bless.

  3. Yes to that poem! The library in the photo is a deram come true. Well written. I won't return either.

  4. Sweetie has Covid?? Then you should also isolate in case you are infectious? Since you are such a close contact.
    I like your six sentences and that heavenly library. The poem is good.

  5. Doggie distractions and libraries - super combo. Best wishes to Sweetie for a speedy recovery.

  6. We dogs make great distractions and sometimes it is good for humans to be distracted for a while.

  7. They (dogs) are surely perfect lifeforms.
    Enjoyed your Six

  8. It would take more than a life time to finish reading the books in that library. Pray for Sweetie's quick recovery from covid. Hope you didn't get the covid from him. Take care and stay safe.

  9. I'll bet Coda is having a fun time. Prayers to Sweetie from all of us and you take care of yourself please.

  10. Oops, I forgot to say thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Coda sounds like a handful, have fun! We're sending pawsitives Sweetie's way.

  12. I often wonder what Heaven looks like. Is it like the movie heaven or just what's in my mind. The paintings on the wall in church are they like that?

    Cruisin Paul

  13. Sorry Sweetie has Covid.

    I love your poem. We're on the same page about books. Pure heaven.

    I'm hoping the apartment gets done and your daughter can move in soon.

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

  14. good six, good fence, good use of the cue. and NASA day, one of my two favorite government programs.

  15. We hope your Sweetie is better soon and you are back to sleeping in your own bed. Purrs

  16. Nice poem. I hope your Sweetie gets well soon. XO

  17. "Distraction, thy name is dog," is surely what many would consider their dog, lovingly of course.
    Love your If heaven were a library poem. The first time I saw the image of that library all I could think about was the effort it would take to retrieve books and replace them on the shelves. Definitely for the able bodied, or a recipient of heavenly powers to move objects.

  18. Undoubtedly a most pleasant distraction!
    Totally awesome library image and poem. Yeah, that would be heaven alright :D
    Prayers for Sweetie's quick recovery.

  19. "Distraction, thy name is dog." Good one, Mimi. A fun distraction though I reckon.

  20. PS - wishing a speedy Covid recovery to Sweetie!

  21. A nice six and the library sure looks like heaven to me! Wishing Sweetie a speady recovery.

  22. Hugs to sweet Coda ~ great fence photos ~ Xo

    Living in the Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. I sure love your poem. Take good care of COda and have some fun while you are off . Hoping your Sweetie gets well soon. Take care