Well, it's been quite the week so far, and it barely started.
Sweetie got diagnosed with Covid19 last week, and didn't seem very sick although he was sleeping a lot.
Just to be safe and especially for the sake of my elderly clients, i stayed quarantined, too.
It didn't help, and i also have the plague. (Yes, i was vaccinated, which should protect me and keep my case mild, at least that’s my hope and prayer.)
Sweetie started showing signs of mental confusion, shakiness, and walking like he was leaving a bar after being there too long. Yesterday i dropped him at the ER -- no visitors allowed -- and they admitted him.
Because you gotta laugh so you don't cry, let's do some funnies.
You might have seen these before, but because of my situation and my warped sense of humor, i had to include them.
For those of us who are too hot, let's remind ourselves that winter will be here soon enough and cool down with Maxine.
Here are a few really cool photos.
|What the inside of a guitar looks like.|
|How they lay brick roads in the Netherlands.|
|As a space shuttle is leaving Earth, this is what it looks like above the clouds.|
|The underside of a lily pad.|
|Looking into the theater from back stage.|
Finally, this is why kids are so much fun.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Armed Forces Day -- Equatorial Guinea
August Tuesday / Culturama -- St. Kitts and Nevis
Carnival Tuesday -- Antigua and Barbuda (Last Lap Jump Up); St. Vincent and Grenadines
Dia de la Bandera -- Venezuela (Flag Day)
Fairy Washing Festival -- Fairy Calendar (do the fairies wash themselves, or is everyone supposed to wash his/her fairy?)
Feast of Caligo, the mother of Chaos -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate, and this is as good a day to celebrate chaos as any other)
Festival Tuesday/Horse Races -- British Virgin Islands
Fete National de l'Arbre -- Niger (Independence Day, 1960)
Fiesta de San Salvador -- San Salvador, El Salvador
Golpe de la Libertad -- Equatorial Guinea (Freedom Day)
Grab Some Nuts Day -- almonds and walnuts are especially good for you
Hot August Nights -- Reno, NV, US (celebrate cars and music of the 50's and 60's at the largest classic car and nostalgia event in the United States; through Sunday)
International Friendship Day (original date proposed by Joyce Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, back in 1935 because it is the center of the largest lull between major holidays; the UN celebrates it on July 30 and many countries celebrate on the second Sunday in August)
Kanto Matsuri -- Akita, Japan (a four day festival, praying for good harvest, purification ceremonies, and feats of skill)
Krishna Janmashtami -- Hindu (birth of Lord Krishna)
National Night Out -- US (sponsored by National Association of Town Watch, to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness)
National Watermelon Day
Pidjiguiti Day -- Guinea-Bissau (Colonization Martyr's Day; Anniversary of the Killing of Pidjiguiti)
St. Lydia Purpuraria's Day (Lydia the "seller of purple" who was Paul's first convert in Philippi; Patron of dyers)
St. Nicodemus' Day (member of the Sanhedrin and secret disciple who helped bury Jesus)
Evangeline Lilly, 1979
Blaine Wilson, 1974
Isaiah Washington, 1963
John McGinley, 1959
Jay North, 1951
John Landis, 1950
Martha Stewart, 1941
Martin Sheen, 1940
Steve Berkoff, 1937
Tony Bennett, 1926
Leon Uris, 1924
P.D. James, 1920
Margaret "Maggie" Kuhn, 1905
John T. Scopes, 1900
Ernest Taylor "Ernie" Pyle, 1900
Elisha Graves Otis, 1811
"Primetime Live"(TV), 1989
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)"(Single release), 1963
"Chu Chin Chow"(Musical), 1916
"William Tell"(Opera), 1829
Today in History:
Tiberius, Roman Empire general, defeats the Dalmatians at the river Bathinus, 8
Columbus sets Sail for the "Indes",departing from Palos, Spain, 1492
John Rut, at St. John's, Newfoundland, sends the first known letter from North America, 1527
Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes, 1678
First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps, 1811
Harvard defeats Yale in the first intercollegiate rowing race, 1852*
Second Maori War begins in New Zealand, 1860
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded, 1900
The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap, 1958
President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia, 2005
After last months extensive flooding, North Korea finally asks the United Nations for food aid, 2012
The International Olympic Committee approves baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding to be included in the 2020 Games, bringing the total number of sports to 33, 2016
*In fact, it was the first American intercollegiate athletic event ever.