Things seem to have gone from full stop as we wait to see what would happen with our sick family members to moving along nicely, which is great come Thankful Day.
Uncle P is off the ventilator, responding to commands, and able to move all of his extremities, so no paralysis. He has totally cleared the Covid virus from his body, and his kidneys came back to full function, so once he gets over the fungal pneumonia, he can get on with rehab.
Brother-in-Law is home from the hospital and has an oxygen compressor as well as a tank for travel, just like Sweetie. Also like Sweetie, the quarantine period is over and neither of them are considered contagious. With both of them, it's just a matter now of getting their strength back and getting their lungs strong enough to keep their oxygen levels up without supplementation.
Sweetie is regaining more of his mental faculties, so i've been able to leave him and go to work some.
The real test will be when i go back to longer days this coming week.
There are other thankful things, too.
Little Girl now has her apartment. She's glad to be settled and no longer living on a borrowed futon in her brother's apartment with all of her belongings scattered there, in her car, and all over my house.
We are both thankful that i was strong enough to help her carry a huge couch and get it out to where the movers could get to it easily. The friend who came to help her is a petite little thing and just couldn't pick up an end of the couch. Leave it to the janitor, who regularly moves couches to vacuum under them.
Coda is with her, which makes Coda ecstatic and most of the cats ecstatic not to have her here. We can go back to leaving the cat food out all of the time, not just when it's being watched.
(Coda is a very well behaved dog, but she's a dog, and any dog will be tempted to snitch the cat food if it is left unguarded.)
There was a visit to the laundromat, a thankful thing in that it resulted in almost everything getting washed.
Finally, today i am back to going to Grandma and Grandpa's to clean. It is more than time.
Anniversary Day -- Tristan da Cunha
Assumption Eve -- France; Holy See
Celebrate Your Lakes Day -- originally a senate resolution in the US state of New Hampshire to celebrate local lakes and ponds, now more widely observed; go enjoy some recreation at a pond, lake, or even river or stream near you!
Day of Peace between Horus and Set -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Faradda di li candareri (Descent of the Candlesticks) -- Sassari, Sardinia (beginning of the celebration of the Assumption)
Ferry Fair Day -- South Queensferry, Edinburgh, Scotland (centuries old fair, the biggest day of the modern festival that was originally a way for farmers to find labour for harvest, but is now just for fun)
Festival for Fortuna Equestris -- Ancient Roman Calendar
Hartjesdagen -- Amsterdam and Haarlem, Holland ("Little Hearts Day"; the folklore is that this was the day non-nobles could hunt deer in the woods around Haarlem, and became a two-day cross dressing festival, all men dressed as women, and women as men, to see how the other half lived; revived in recent years on the 2nd or 3rd weekend of August, because the 3rd Monday was the original celebration, and is still the biggest day)
Independence Day -- Pakistan(1947)
International Nagging Day -- ignore this one if you have any sense, the founder was smart enough to leave no trace
La Torta dei Fieschi -- Lavagna, Italy (this city on the Italian Riviera comes to life with dance and music every year to commemorate the wedding, on this day in 1230, of Bianca de Bianchi and Count Opizzo Fiechi, as he had invited everyone in town to share the 30ft. high cake he had made for the occasion)
Liberty Tree Day -- Massachusetts, US
Mantoro Lantern Lighting -- Kasuga Taisha, Japan (through tomorrow; 3,000 lanterns light the shrine, and the main hall is open for visitors, with Bugaku and Kagura performed in the apple garden)
National Creamsicle Day
National Financial Awareness Day -- can't find the history on who started this for which country, but it's wise to become financially literate no matter where you live
National Garage Sale Day -- US (the goal, according to C. Daniel Rhodes, is to turn the nation into a giant shopping mall on the second Saturday of August each year)
National Navajo Code Talkers Day -- Navajo Nation; US
Oued Ed-Dahab Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara (celebrating the recovery of this area from Spanish occupation in 1979)
Pramuka Day -- Indonesia (Scouting Day)
Qi Xi -- China (Double Seventh or Chinese Valentine's Day, the 7th day of the 7th moon, the day all the magpies in the world form a bridge so the cowherd and the weaver can meet across the Milky Way, which separates them.)
St. Maximillian Kolbe's Day (Patron of families, imprisoned people, journalists, political prisoners, prisoners, recovering drug addicts, the pro-life movement; against drug addictions)
St. Werenfrid's Day (Patron of vegetable gardeners; Arnheim, Netherlands; Elst, Netherlands; Westervoort, Netherlands; against gout and stiff joints)
Wiffle Ball Day -- the wiffle ball was introduced this day in 1953
Jackie Mason marries Jyll Rosenfeld, 1991
V-J Day, 1945
Tim Tebow, 1987
Terin Humphrey, 1986
Mila Kunis, 1983
Spencer Pratt, 1983
Jay Manuel, 1972
Catherine Bell, 1968
Halle Berry, 1966
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, 1959
Marcia Gay Harden, 1959
Gary Larson, 1950
Danielle, Steel, 1947
Antonio Fargas, 1946
Susan Saint James, 1946
Steve Martin, 1945
Lynne Cheney, 1941
David Crosby, 1941
Arthur Betz Laffer, 1940
Alice Ghostley, 1926
Buddy Greco, 1926
Russell Baker, 1925
John Ringling North, 1903
Ernest Everett Just, 1883
Ernest Lawrence Thayer, 1863
Doc Holiday, 1851
H.C. Oersted, 1777
Emperor Hanazono of Japan, 1297
"The Front Page"(Play), 1928
Today in History
The young Emperor Antoku and three sacred treasures are taken by Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan, fleeing to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan, 1183
Kublai Khan's invading fleet disappears in a a typhoon near Japan, 1281
Three years after Gutenberg, the oldest known exactly dated printed book is published, 1457
Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of the Netherlands, 1585
Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha (remotest occupied island), 1816
Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma, 1842
Oregon Territory created, 1848
Magazine "Field and Stream" begins publication, 1873
Construction of Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, is completed, 1880
Japan issues its first patent, for rust-proof paint, 1885
A recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London, 1888
France begins requiring motor vehicle registration, 1893
The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21, 1901
Mt. Rushmore project first proposed, 1925
United States Social Security Act passes, creating a government pension system for the retired, 1935
British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland, 1969
Longest game in softball history begins, as The Gager's Diner team takes on the Bend'n Elbow Tavern; the game was played to raise money for a new softball field in Monticello, NY, went to 365 innings over two days, and the Gagers won 491-467, 1976
Lech Walesa leads strikes at the Gdansk, Poland shipyards, 1980
Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada, 2003
More than 2,000 people found in Poland's largest mass grave during World War II are reburied in a military cemetery, 2009
As a sponsored event of the IOC, the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics for athletes age 14-18, officially starts in Singapore, 2010
North and South Korea agree to reopen the jointly-operated Kaesong Industrial Region, 2013
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt becomes the first man to win the coveted 100m Olympic gold medal three times, with a win at the Rio Olympics, 2016
According to a survey published by the US Department of the Interior and the US Geological Survey, 90% of rain samples taken in Colorado have plastic in them, 2019
Stephanie Frappart of France becomes the first woman to referee a major men's football/soccer match in a European men's tournament, 2019