Thursday, August 19, 2021

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


“We need to have some adventure in our lives.”

“Okay, let’s go explore the refrigerator.”

“I’m not joking, and there’s no way you can be hungry again.”

“You don’t know my stomach very well yet, do you?”

“Well, let’s pick something fun and adventurous to do and while we’re doing it, we’ll explore a new cuisine.”

“That’s an adventure I can get behind!”

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


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.     

Someone built a new fence, and it’s about like a fortress.


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poems (i couldn’t stop at one):    

Inspiration waits 

Outside the window - Watching

Stuffies sit, entranced


Fabric hangs from the princess bed

Stories grow inside her head,

She has an audience every night,

For the tales of the window sprite.


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 back at work almost full time. 


Update on our patients.  Brother-in-law has an appointment with the doctor today, and Sweetie tomorrow, we are hoping neither will have to be on the oxygen much longer.

Uncle P had a difficult day yesterday.  It’s too be expected that some days will be better and some worse as he recovers.  Please those of you who pray continue to lift him up until he is fully healed, thank you.


Today is:

Black Cow Root Beer Float Day -- the ice cream and root beer combination was supposedly first served on this date in 1893 by Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, and he named it after the local Cow Mountain 

Hanawa Bayashi -- Kazuno City, Japan (parades and music in the merchant's quarter, through tomorrow)

Hot & Spicy Food Day

Ibumin Earoeni Day -- Nauru (Day of the Tribes)

Jeshen -- Afghanistan (Independence Day)

Manuel Luis Quezon Day -- Quezon City, Philippines

National Aviation Day -- US

Potato Day

St. John Eudes' Day (Patron of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada)

St. Sebald's Day (a/k/a Sebaldus) (Patron of Bavaria, Germany; Nuremburg, Germany; against cold weather and freezing)

Vinalia Rustica -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Festival of Ripening Grapes)

Watch the Pot Wednesday -- Fairy Calendar (sometimes actually occurs on a Wednesday, more often not)

World Humanitarian Day -- UN

Birthdays Today:

Snuffleupagus (year unconfirmed)

Jennifer Morrison, 1979

Matthew Perry, 1969

LeAnn Womack, 1966

Kyra Sedgwick, 1965

Kevin Dillon, 1965

John Stamos, 1963

Adam Arkin, 1956

Cindy Nelson

Peter Gallagher, 1955

Mary Matlin, 1953

Jonathan Frakes, 1952

John Deacon, 1951

Gerald McRaney, 1948

Tipper Gore, 1948

Bill Clinton, 1946

Jack Canfield, 1944

Jill St. John, 1940

Diana Muldaur, 1938

Franklin Story Musgrave, 1935

Willie Shoemaker, 1931

Don Ho, 1930

Gene Roddenberry, 1921

Malcolm Forbes, 1919

Jimmy Rowles, 1918

Ring Lardner, Jr., 1915

Philo T. Farnsworth, 1906 (forgotten inventor of television)

Ogden Nash, 1902

Coco Chanel, 1883

George Bellows, 1882

Orville Wright, 1881

John Dryden, 1631

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Animal Clinic" and "Acrobat Ranch"(first Saturday morning children's programs, on ABC), 1950

Today in History:

The Roman Senate is compelled to elect Octavian, later Augustus Caesar, Consul, BC43

Augustus Caesar dies, 14

Crusaders defeat the Saracens in the Battle of Ascalon, 1099

Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith to assume the throne, 1561

Five people are executed for witchcraft in Salem, Mass., 1692

Presentation of Jacque Daguerre's new photographic process to the French Academy of Sciences, 1839

The New York Herald reports the discovery of gold in California, 1849

The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio, 1934

Hurricane Dianne kills 200 and does about $1 Billion in damage, 1955

Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert, ending with Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, 1990

Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989

A series of strong storms lashes Southern Ontario spawning several tornadoes as well as creating extreme flash flooding within the city of Toronto and its surrounding communities, 2005

A team of divers discover the wreck of a Swedish warship, part of King Erik XIV's fleet, that sank in 1564 in the Baltic Sea, 2011

NASA satellites take photos showing that the eastern basin of the Aral Sea had for the first time completely dried up, 2014

The monsoon rains finally ease up in Kerala State, India, where flooding has already claimed 350 lives and left 200,000+ in relief camps, 2018

Apple becomes the first US company to be valued at $2 trillion, just 2 years after it reached the value of $1 trillion, 2020


River said...

Your poems are sweet as is the picture that inspired them. Your six sentences are good too. I hope the upward and onward progress continues for Sweetie and Uncle P.

Ford said...

Satisfying Six! Not much beats discovering a new restaurant and cuisine.
Continued thoughts and healing vibes go out to the patients!

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Ohh nice poems. I do understand your inability to stop!
Grateful for good news and be assured of continuing prayers for you all.

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Today is World Photography Day for your list ;)

Chris (sa) said...

Adventure to the back of the fridge... reminds me of distant student days, Mimi!
All best wishes and healing vibes to your patients.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I like that fence.

God bless.

Elephant's Child said...

Hugs and hopes to you and all of your family.
I really like your six sentence story too.

Nancy Chan said...

Praying that all 3 patients are making good progress to full recovery. Great stories and poem. That is a strong looking fence.

Brian said...

That's a cute story and a cute poem too. Thanks for the updates, we're all sending prayers. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

UP said...

good six, good dfence, good story and Coco Chanel's birthday!

Keith's Ramblings said...

That's my kind of adventure!

My thoughts are with the patients.

Sandee said...

I always enjoy your six. You do these so very well.

Love the poem. Perfect.

I'm happy you're back to work almost full time too.

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

pilch92 said...

Cute story and great poem.

Cruisin Paul said...

Inspiration waits

Outside the window "

How long must I wait? Please help Mimi. LOL

Have a wonderful day my friend.

Cruisin Paul

Catscue Cat Mom said...

A window sprite - I like that!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

we wood total lee lovez ta eggz plore de fridge !!!! and HIGH PAWZ for potato day....long live friez ;) ☺☺♥♥

Timmy Tomcat said...

Congrats on being back to work! Was that the great fridge escapade of 21? MOL Love the poem too Purrs friends

Feline Opines said...

Concatulations on going back to work! And we like that "Black Cow root beer float day" too! I think the human should make herself a root beer float and take a photo of it with Oliver because it has been said that he resembles a Holstein. Oliver says it's because of his black and white coloring but methinks it might be because of his physique too-MOL!
Purrs & Head Bonks,

clark said...

adventure is where ever you have the imagination to make it appear...
good Six, M

GirlieOnTheEdge said...

Sounds like pretty good compromise to me!
Six and poetry, all brought a smile today, Mimi.
Congratulations getting back to work!
Prayers still going for all three.

Lee said...

There's nothing quite as good as a good fence!
The one pictured would suit me just fine!

I hope all continues on a positive, upward note for your loved ones. May they get well soon. Best thoughts to you all. Keep taking good care.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

An adventure in my refrigerator...I have to do one of those when it cools down outside. Right now I believe there are a few science experiments! I love the fence! Hope your week is going well.

Romi said...

The refrigerator is a good place to explore. :-)

Pam and Teddy said...

Love your poems for the magical image we used for Poetry was a "special" photo wasn't it.

Hugs, Pam

Anne Robinson said...

I am praying for Uncle P and all your loved ones. Your poem is perfect and I am am always exploring my fridge. HaHa Have a great weekend.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Love the fences. Always enjoy your poetry and exploring the fridge. My grands and me. Seems it is out favorite place. HaHaHa Happy weekend to you!

carol l mckenna said...

Great Six and poem ~ lovely fence photos and lots of Xo's to all ~

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lisa Tomey said...

Quarantine potluck!