Saturday, August 28, 2021

All Catawumpus, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


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.

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:

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

International Bat Night -- through tomorrow, go enjoy these wonderful creatures; or

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

Birthdays Today

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Lohengrin"(Opera), 1850

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


  1. I'm thankful you got to get back to work and that the Eulogy is done.
    I'm thankful for the peace and quiet around here, there hasn't been any fighting amongst the neighbours for quite a while now.

  2. Hooray for thankfulness. It is definitely a gift which keeps giving.

  3. "Stay safe, and remember our blessings are always bigger than our problems." Thank you for this - just what I needed.

  4. I love how you can find something to be thankful about just about anything. You must be about the nicest person that I don't really know. Stay safe and ride out the storm.

  5. The rainbow sounds so beautiful. I'm so glad you're able to be thankful amidst all the chaos in the world.

  6. Sending lots of positive energy for you and your family to be safe ~ wonderful thankfuls in the midst of life ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Praying for you and yours.

    God bless always.

  8. Wonderful thankfuls. How sad about Mr. Jack, but how blessed to have such a long marriage. Praying you stay safe from the storm. XO

  9. the routine of our everyday lives, even the work schedule can be. somehow, calming.
    Trust you guys get missed by whatever weather might be headed your way

  10. Such a nice post and we're sending prayers for Ida to behave, be nice and get outta town quickly.

  11. I feel all the complaining I've been doing about this home gets me upset because other people are having problems even worse then me. I apologize. Mimi, please be safe because this hurricane will be bad, really bad. I'll be praying for you all.

    Cruisin Paul

  12. I'm sorry that the funeral was postponed, I know you'll honor him when it's safe. I feel like that cloud may actually still be following you around (metaphorically anyway). Nothing to do but wait it out and celebrate the rainbow when it comes.

  13. Hoping the best for you and yours. I'm not always around, but you're still in my heart.

  14. I have you and others on my mind knowing that Ida is going to be hitting the southern regions soon. May you all stay safe, and the image of that rainbow will stay in your mind.

  15. Praying for you and yours as Ida wreaks havoc

  16. I've been thinking about you since I found out where Ida was going to hit. I hope you and your family are safe and that the generator is holding up. Prayers your way. If there's anything I can do for you, let me know!

  17. I'm hoping you have power to read this, Mimi. Have been saying prayers and hoping today finds you and your family safe.
    Thank you always for shining the light on the positive amidst the negative.

  18. your encouraging heart always makes me smile. You find thankfunessl in everything and I need to go back to my thankful posts. They were a good reminder , we are very blessed. Stay safe and thank you for sharing so many simple thankfuls that often are the biggest part of days. You are a gem. :-) HUGS and PrayERS and LOVE