Saturday, July 31, 2021

Prayer Request and There's Always Thankful Things, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


Every week,  i make a stop for Thankful Day, and i'm so glad i do.

However, before i get to my own thankful things for this week (and despite our current challenges, there are many), i would like to ask prayers, good thoughts, good wishes, positive vibes, and at this point even purrs from your cats and POTP(Power of the Paw) from your dogs for a lovely church member whom i'll call Suzie.

Suzie and her husband were out of town visiting relatives when she got a call that her brother was being rushed to the hospital and was not expected to make it through the night.  While she was arranging to travel to be with him, she got another phone call.

Her daughter, son-in-law, and grandson were in a plane crash and are all rushed to separate hospitals to be treated for life-threatening injuries.

Thank you for sending prayers and anything else their way, they are going to need it.

My thankful things this week include, but are not limited to:

Little Girl got home from her duty.

#2 Son's Covid quarantine is over so she can stay with him while she waits for her apartment to become available.

She left Coda with me to keep me company.

Because #2 Son has a futon, Little Girl also left me her air mattress, which i can sleep on while Sweetie is quarantined in our bedroom.

Last Saturday when i was in NOLA, Grandpa let me go to the back of the store to get the orange juice for him instead of walking back there himself.  It means, at age 85, he's finally starting to see that yes, there are times when he does need help in spite of his chivalrous instincts to never let a female do what he can do himself.

Last Saturday when i was in NOLA, i found where the A/C was dripping onto the floor in Grandma's bathroom before she found it the hard way (a slip and fall at her age could be fatal).

Also last Saturday, Grandma ordered me a new keypad for my tablet, and i got the one i wanted, it's backlit, hooray!

My old phone, with lots of photos i want to keep, turned up after being AWOL for a short time.

Little Girl finally got on the First Responders phone plan, so i was able to drop her phone from our family plan.

Because Sweetie did not come up with his positive Covid test until Wednesday, i was at work Monday, and boy did the new light bulbs in Carl's room make a huge difference!

Then, too, i was at Ms. PA's house when her new sitter came and i was able to show her where everything is.  The new sitter is a go-getter, she asked me if she could do my vacuuming for me since she likes to stay busy!

Since being stuck at home with a not-very-sick-even-though-he-has-Covid husband, i've been catching up on rest and a few other things around here.

He, of course, is bored but he's mostly cooperative, which is a huge thing.

Bonus thankful of the week:  Every year for 4 years, a water company main has broken in front of our neighbor's house and washed "gazillions" of gallons of mud into the storm drain in front of our house.  This means our storm drain has been stopped up and overflows even when we aren't having a deluge of rain.  This Thursday, the nice guys from the city came and cleared it out!

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Dyanne and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.   


Today is:

Always Live Better Than Yesterday Day

Cotton Candy Day

Cowes Week begins -- Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK (the largest, longest-running and most prestigious international sailing regatta in the world; through August 7)

Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola -- (Founder of the Jesuits, especially revered in Spain; Patron of retreats, soldiers, and the Society of Jesus which he founded; Basque country; Bilbao, Spain; Bizkaia, Spain; Gipuzkoa, Spain; Guipuscoa, Spain; Guipúzcoa, Spain; Spiritual Exercises (by Pope Pius XI); Vizcaya, Spain)

Hachinohe Sansha Taisai -- Hachinohe City, Japan (one of the most elaborate neputa festivals, through Aug. 4)

Jump for Jellybeans Day

Ka Hae Hawai'i Day -- Hawai'i (State Flag Day)

Lammas Eve / Lughnassad Eve

Lithasblot -- Norse harvest festival with a "blot", or offering, to the gods, celebrated through tomorrow

Loki and Sigyn's Day - Asatru / Norse Pagan (aka Devoted Couples Day)

Make Homemade Ice Cream/Hot Cocoa and Invite the Neighbors Over Day -- summer's almost over/winter's almost over, depending on h, make the most of the days we have left!

Moby Dick Marathon -- aboard the last US wooden whaler, the Charles W. Morgan, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, US (through tomorrow, from noon to noon, a marathon reading of Moby Dick in honor of Melville's birthday)

Mutts' Day -- because mutts deserve a day as much as purebreeds do!

National Dance Day -- US (begun by Nigel Lythgoe, now a congressionally recognized day to encourage dance education and physical fitness, so go out and bust a move on a Saturday night, but don't bust you, please)

National Raspberry Cake Day

St. Germanus' Day (Patron of Auxerre, France)

St. Joseph of Arimathea's Day -- Eastern Orthodox Church (Patron of funeral directors)

Uncommon Instruments Day    

World Ranger Day -- the International Ranger Federation wants us to honor wildlife rangers around the world as they work to protect the world's natural and cultural treasures, and remember those killed in the line of duty

Birthdays Today

Eric Lively, 1981

Dean Cain, 1966

J.K. Rowling, 1965

Jim Corr, 1964

Wesley Snipes, 1962

Bill Berry, 1958

Michael Biehn, 1956

Barry Van Dyke, 1951

Evonne Goolagong, 1951

Gary Lewis, 1946

Geraldine Chaplin, 1944

Susan Flannery, 1943

France Nuyen, 1939

Ted Cassidy, 1932

Don Murray, 1929

Curt Gowdy, 1919

Milton Friedman, 1912

Debuting/Premiering Today:

The Living Daylights(Film), 1987

"The Shadow"(Radio), 1930

Today in History

Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces, but most of his army subsequently deserts, leading to his suicide, BC30

The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji, 781

Thessalonica falls to the Arabs, who destroy the city, 904

The Jews are expelled from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect, 1492

On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus 

becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad, 1498

Aurangzeb is proclaimed Moghul emperor of India, 1658

The Treaty of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1667

Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers, 1703

The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes a resolution that the services of Marquis de Lafayette  "be accepted, and that, in consideration of his zeal, illustrious family and connexions, he have the rank and commission of major-general of the United States," 1777

First U.S. patent is issued to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process, 1790

Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city, 1856

The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia, 1865

The radio mystery program The Shadow is aired for the first time, 1930

Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis, 1938

First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio, 1954

At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning because of rain, 1961

The last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy, 1970

Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover, 1971

NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, 1976

A rare, class F4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage, 1987

Georgia joins the United Nations, 1992

Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro, 2006

Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and the longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end, 2007

U.S. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps wins a record 19th Olympic medal, with gold in the 4x200metres freestyle relay, 2012

Facebook discloses and removes a Russian-linked network of site pages that are attempting to interfere in American politics, 2018


  1. Poor family, prayers on their way. I'm happy to hear both that Sweetie is not very ill, and thait he's patient. Thanks as always for your grateful posts.

  2. Praying for Suzie and her family. And for you too and your family.

    God bless.

  3. My prayers list is long these days and I will gladly add your loved ones to it.

  4. I'm so sorry for Susie. My prayers will be for her and her family.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Prayers for your friend Susie that has two different places to be at the same time. ♥

  6. Those are very good thankfuls are we're all sending prayers for Suzie and her entire family.

  7. Poor Suzie, that is a lot for one person to deal with at once. I will be praying for her and her family. Wonderful list of thankfuls. XO

  8. First, we are purraying for "Suzie" and her family, WoW it did not rain, it monsooned on her! Mimi! You thankfuls ROCK! And we are thankful that you are A-OK, and that things, though difficult, are going well. We will purray for you guys roo!.

  9. Have you also been tested for Covid? and having been out and about, all the people you came into contact with should also get tested and so on. Fingers crossed that all is well.

  10. Aww I'm sorry hubby has covid. I'm praying for y'all and your friend.

  11. Lots of healing energy hugs and prayers for Suzie and her family ~ and for your sweet hubby too ~ Wonderful thankfuls ~ Xo

    Living in the Moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Prayers for Suzie and her family. What a shock for her. So sorry sweetie tested positive. Hope the rest of you avoid it!

  13. Sometimes it seems like when it rains, it pours. I hope your friend will feel strengthen through the prayers being offer up for her and her family members at this time as they go through some difficult trials. I am glad your husband's case of COVID is a lighter one, but sorry that he came down with it. Hope you will stay well, Mimi.
    So glad that you noticed the drip from the A/C, and possibly saved your Grandma a mishap on a slippery floor.

  14. yow!
    certainly whatever energy is assignable to assist.

    (total Wayne and Garth deference to you on this here 'hop here. nicely done, yo)

  15. Mimi,

    Rain hasn't been too much of an issue here. It's been hot and dry for the most part. We could use the rain but then we can't mow the yard which is in great need of it. I'm glad your husband's Covid symptoms are on the milder side. That's really good news. Hopefully, you and anyone else in the house won't come down with it. Here's hoping life goes back to normal for you soon. Enjoy the rest!

  16. Prayers for Suzie and her loved ones and you and yours too. My SIL had the virus and three hospitals refused to treat her statting her Medicare benefits were exhausted when she was in that near fatal car accident in 2017. One of her girls is a nurse so that is helpful. She is doing much better just very tired. We could use more rain. It was a long hot summer. SOmewhere here I saw Raspberry Cake day. Oh goodness I love anything to do with raspberries. Have a good weekend, it is coming up soon.