Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Getting Back Into The Swing of It, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


Ladies and Gentlemen, and especially Ms. Karen from Baking in a Tornado, please forgive me.  Today was supposed to be the Word Counters Post that i did last Tuesday!

Everything around here has been in such a muddle that i am way off.  Here’s the Link to that post, and please forgive me, it’s been a rough three weeks.

It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Sweetie is doing well enough that i can work for at least a few hours each day now.  Yesterday, i went back to Carl’s.  It was the usual.

Gotta give him kudos for trying.  The bag was in there, still folded, but it was in there!

That was five hours and 4 loads of laundry.  His mother is thrilled that i’m able to come back.

Uncle P is finally in a room instead of the ICU.  He has his phone and can’t always answer, but he does read his texts.  So i sent him a text that said, “We’re all praying for you.  Get well soon, stinky little brother!”

Well, he is a stinky little brother for putting us through this scare.  Anyway.

Now i'm going to update and put in my Word Counter's Post for today.  Ms. Karen at Baking in a Tornado chose the number 18, and Diane at On the Border is also playing along.

Every day for the past week has started out around 4:30am.  That's when i take my thyroid pill.

Before i leave for work, i check Sweetie's pulse oxygen level and get his supplies ready for him.

In a small ice chest, i have a banana, protein drink, sports drink, glaucoma drops, and cold pack.

That holds him until i can get home from work to give him his inhaler and a snack.

So far, it's working out, no emergency calls yet and he's usually still napping when i get home.

All right, how about the funnies.

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone, and please stay safe!


Today is:

#2 Pencil Day -- internet generated, but since a pencil can draw a line 35 miles long, write under water, in zero gravity, or upside down, what's not to celebrate!

Ashura -- Islam (optional day of fasting that begins at sundown, local observances and national holidays may vary)

Black Cat Appreciation Day -- they deserve a day! black cats even have a Facebook page     

Day of Rituals in the Temples of Ra, Horus, and Osiris -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Drink Coffee at the Office from A Sippy Cup Day -- begun by someone with a sense of humor, who wants you to see how long it takes people to notice

Festival of Diana -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Jari Kemerdekaan RI -- Indonesia (Independence Day)(1945)

Meaning of "Is" Day -- thank you, Clinton!

National Thrift Shop/Thrift Store Day -- no history on it, probably started by a thrift store having a summer sale; still a good idea

National Vanilla Custard Day

Odin's Ordeal begins -- based on the Ancient Norse legend, Modern Odinists and some Asatru practice silence for nine days, through the 25th

Portunalia -- Roman Empire (honoring the god of locks, keys, ports, and harbors)

Prekmurje Union Day -- Slovenia (celebrates the Slovenes in Prekmurje being Incorporated into the Mother Nation)

San Martin Day -- Argentina (death anniversary of General Jose de San Martin, liberator of Argentina, chile, and Peru)

St. Hyacinth's Day (Patron of Camalaniugan, Philippines; Ermita de Piedra de San Jacinto, Philippines; Kradow, Poland; Lithuania; Poland; against drowning)

Birthdays Today:

Mark Salling, 1982

Donnie Wahlberg, 1969

Sean Penn, 1960

Jonathan Franzen, 1959

Belinda Carlisle, 1958

Guillermo Vilas, 1952

Robert Joy, 1951

Robert DeNiro, 1943

Francis Gary Powers, 1929

Maureen O'Hara, 1920

Harrison V. Chase, 1913

Mae West, 1892

charles I, last emperor of Austria-Hungary, 1887

Samuel Goldwyn, 1882

Davy Crockett, 1786

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Life of Brian(Film), 1979

"Symphonie Liturgique"(Honegger's Third Symphony), 1946

Animal Farm(Publication date), 1945

"Gotterdammerung/Twilight of the Gods"(Opera WWV 86D), 1876

Today in History:

The Peace of Bergerac gives political rights to the Huguenots, 1577

John White returns to Roanoke, Virginia, to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier, 1590

Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins its first trip up the Hudson River, 1807

Solymon Merrick patents the wrench, 1835

The first bank in Hawaii opens, 1858

Patent granted for an electric self starter for automobiles, 1891

Pike Place Market, the longest continuously-running public farmers market in the US, opens in Seattle, 1907

Fantasmagorie by Émile Cohl, the first animated cartoon, is shown in Paris, 1908

First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California, 1953

Quake Lake is formed by the magnitude 7.5 1959 Yellowstone earthquake near Hebgen Lake in Montana, 1958

East German border guards kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin becoming one of the first victims of the wall, 1962

Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the Mississippi coast, killing 248 people and causing $1.5 billion in damage, 1969

Venera 7 launched. It will later become the first spacecraft to successfully transmit data from the surface of another planet (Venus), 1970

Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine, 1978

The first Compact Discs are released to the public in Germany, 1982

The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts, 2005

Afghan archeologists discover the remains of a Buddhist site located south of Kabul, 2010

Trogloraptor marchingtoni, an unusual spider discovered in 2010 is determined to be a new family of spiders previously unknown in the world of science; the new spider family has been named Trogloraptor, meaning 'cave robber', 2012

LIGO picks up images of two neutron stars colliding, the first time scientists have ever been able to witness that event, 2017

The landmark power-sharing deal signed by military and civilian leaders is celebrated in Khartoum, Sudan, with a transitional government to take over as of the beginning of September, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill becomes the first US university to send students home and convert to all online classes after 135 Covid19 cases are detected on campus, 2020


River said...

Yep, that looks like Carl :) My mum would have had a fit at the shoes on the counter, apparently it's bad luck or something.

Elephant's Child said...

I am thrilled at the good news on the health front. And loved the funnies. Maybe next time made me laugh out loud.

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

Happy to hear normalcy is beginning to set in.
And pencils sure deserve their very own day!
Carl ... shoes on the table means bad luck, I heard that one too as a kid.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great selection of photos. Thanx Mimi.

God bless.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Praying for improved good health.

God bless you all.

My GBGV Life said...

LOL, those customs dogs! So happy your hubby is doing better and you can start working again and your BIL is also doing better. Both wonderful miracles.

Nancy Chan said...

I will faint if my house is in such a state. You are a wonder lady, able to put everything in order in that house. Glad that everyone is making good progress. The kids are cute and funny.

Cathy Kennedy said...

You're a miracle worker! Carl's place looked great when you got done but I knew it would. I use a pencil...okay, it's a mechanical one but still it's a pencil nearly every day. Most of my note taking is done using it. :) Super happy to hear Sweetie is doing better! Have a good week!!

Georgina Grogan said...

Looks like you've done a brilliant job! I love a proper deep clean and sort out!

Sandee said...

I'm glad everyone is better and you're back to work. You and yours have been in my prayers since the beginning.

Carl is a whirlwind. I'm sure he was happy you came to his rescue too. Wow.

Love all the funnies. Especially the kid ones. Oh the messes they can make.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend. ♥

Cruisin Paul said...

I'm so glad that all of your relatives are getting better. I loved all of your memes especially the one that said " My sex life isn't dead but the buzzards are circling " That's me. LOL

Cruisin Paul

Brian said...

I think Carl missed you! I'm sure glad your Sweetie and Uncle P. are doing better. Those funnies sure were!

Karen BakingInATornado said...

I'm so glad the men in your life are doing better, it must be a big weight off of your shoulders. And I think you deserve a raise for all you had to do for Carl.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

buzzed happy uncle P is doing much better; here's hopin next week he's in his OWN home

too funny; the custom's labs !! =(..)=

pilch92 said...

Love the before and after at Carl's- you deserve at least double of whatever you charge. XO

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so glad Sweetie is better ~ Great LOL photos and sayings ~ love them all ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

jenny_o said...

Glad your family members are on the mend, Mimi. I love the meme about bedtime for the kids. Black cat appreciation day - yes! and I went to a thrift store today so I was trendy and didn't realize it :)

Stacy Uncorked said...

I'm sorry, I've missed a lot! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers for sure!

And my friend, you have the patience of a saint! The Carl messes - holy moly!!!

Thanks for the funnies - laughing out loud over here, and I *so* needed that! :)

Violet Glenton said...

Looks like you've done such a brilliant job! So much patience :-)