So what do you do when the whole world is catawumpus? You save it all up for Thankful Day and be grateful.
This week i got to work, so everyone i've missed for so long is now caught up.
Ms. PA is healing up physically, and i am always thankful to see her.
Her sweet husband of 73 years, Mr. Jack, died this week. He was precious and i am thankful that i got to know him.
On Thursday, when driving to work, Sweetie and i were followed by one cloud that was raining on us. We had blue skies, and one cloud that followed us all the way across town, drizzling. It also produced a lovely rainbow that we wouldn't have gotten to see if it hadn't happened that way. It was worth it to be thankful for the rainbow.
Ms. RW's new grandbaby arrived. She's beautiful.
Sweetie had a great visit with his ENT, his ear canals are fine. We were concerned because he had to reschedule a visit due to him getting sick, but the delay didn't hurt him any.
We also found him a nice shirt he needed to go with his good suit. It was at a thrift store and was affordable for us, and will last him a while.
We're never thankful when the tropics are disturbed, that's why Uncle P's funeral is postponed, but i am thankful for the opportunity to trust the Good Lord.
The eulogy is written, and i am thankful for that. It won't get delivered Monday, but i am thankful Grandma and Grandpa and the minister doing the service approved it, and we'll have a funeral eventually.
Sweetie and i are both thankful we got gas when it was still available.
When i stopped for ice, a lady had bought out the ice machine, and when she realized it was out (she was trying to buy one more bag), she turned and handed me one and wouldn't let me pay her for it. (In her defense, she was buying ice for 3 families, that's why she was getting so much.)
This is possibly going to be a wild and crazy ride for the next few days. Stay safe, and remember our blessings are always bigger than our problems.
Be Kind to Humankind Week: Speak Kind Words Saturday
Birthday of Nephthys -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Crackers Over the Keyboard Day -- internet generated: are we supposed to go crackers over our keyboard, or tempt fate by eating crackers over our keyboard?
Festival for Luna -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Festival for Sol -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Mariamoba -- Georgia (Assumption of the Virgin, celebrated based on the Julian Calendar followed by many Orthodox Churches)
National Bow Tie Day -- US, as per Bow Tie Aficionado (may i suggest bow tie pasta for dinner?)
National Cheese Sacrifice Day (Now you know why you purchased the cheese for the sacrifice! To let it age properly before the actual sacrifice. Still doesn't answer why we sacrifice it, anyway, or to whom.)
National Cherry Turnover Day
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day -- Wellcat Holidays suggests this to pep yourself up as you wait for things to come up on the screen
Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day -- taking time out to remember the pets that are gone but not forgotten
Radio Commercials Day -- the first paid radio commercial was broadcast over WEAF of New York on this day in 1921
St. Augustine of Hippo's Day (Patron of brewers, printers, theologians; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Carpineto Romano, Italy; Ida, Philippines; Isleta Indian Pueblo; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Ponte Nizza, Italy; Saint Augustine, Florida; Superior, Wisconsin; Tucson, Arizona; Valletta, Malta; against sore eyes)
St. Hermes of Rome's Day (Patron of Acquapendente, Italy; Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy)
Subway Day -- this date in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca opened what became the first Subway Sandwich Shop
LeAnn Rimes, 1982
Jack Black, 1969
Jason Priestley, 1969
Shania Twain, 1965
Emma Samms, 1960
Scott Hamilton, 1958
Daniel Stern, 1957
Rick Rossovich, 1957
David Soul, 1946
Lou Piniella, 1943
Paul Martin, 1938
Donald O'Connor, 1925
Ben Gazzara, 1930
Roger Tory Peterson, 1908
Charles Boyer, 1899
Leo Tolstoy, 1828
Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1774
Johann von Goethe, 1749
Today in History
The Third Crusade begins with the seige of Acre, 1189
6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz, accused of being the cause of the plague, 1349
St. Augustine, FL, founded, making it the oldest continuously occupied European city and port in the US, 1565
Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay, 1609
William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn, 1789
The first steam locomotive in the US, the "Tom Thumb", runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill, 1830
The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published, 1845
The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll, 1867
Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola", 1898
James E. Casey begins the United Parcel Service in Seattle, WA, 1907
WEAF in NYC airs the very first radio commercial, for Queensboro Realty, at a cost of $100 for ten minutes, 1922
Toyota Motors becomes an independent company, 1937
Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first tv show and ad, 1953
Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes, 1961
Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech; Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights, 1963
The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men; these will soon be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS, 1981
Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province, 1990
Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce, 1996
An electric blackout leaves 500,000 + without power and shuts down 60% of London's Underground, 2003
Hurricane Katrina begins to make landfall on the Gulf of Mexico, 2005
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN Special Envoy to Syria, says international law states that any action in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons must be decided by the UN Security Council, 2013
Kenya institutes the world's toughest ban on plastic bags with a possible US$38,000 fine or up to four years in jail, 2017
Japanese tech company SkyDrive says it has completed the first manned test flight of a flying car, 2020