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.
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.
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!
#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)
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)
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
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