Tuesday, August 3, 2021

This Is My Life, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


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 

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!


Today is:

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)

Birthdays Today:

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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.


  1. I’m so sorry that your Sweetie is ill and pray for a swift healing for him! And for you, my friend!
    Ohmyword, those funnies made me laugh. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been catching up on my reading here in bed with Husby trying to sleep beside me... Oops...
    Please be well! Praying for you!

  2. Praying for your Sweetie for quick recovery and also for you as well, that both of you will be cleared of covid. Thanks for all the funnies especially the little cute kiddies.

  3. Praying for your and yours good health.

    God bless.

  4. oh no, so sorry you have contracted the virus and your sweetie is in the hospital. We hope you both have no trouble getting over it. You do have some great funnies, though. We enjoyed them.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear that your sweetie has Covid. Get well soon. Take care Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I'm sorry that Mr. Sweetie is in the hospital. Bugger. I know he'll get the care he needs. You just take it easy too. Keep us posted.

    Love all the funnies, but the kids take the prize. Such fun.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big healing hugs all around. ♥

  7. Prayers for Sweetie and for you too. Those were good funnies, loved the WHO let the dogs out.

  8. Oh no, I'm so sorry you're both sick. Hope your cases are not severe and that you're feeling better and testing negative soon.

  9. I will be praying for you and your Sweetie. XO

  10. Oh my goodness- prayers for a speedy recovery for both of you- we love you and your Sweetie! xoxo

  11. mimi; prayers to you both and I hope that sweetie's stay in the hospital is short; even better... that he's home by now...so sorry and I hope your symptoms don't get worse. I'm hearing of too many VACCINATED people; getting sick....COD ~~~~ blessings to you both ♥♥♥♥♥

  12. My heart goes out to you. Oceans of caring and well wishes are going your way - and thanks for the funnies.

  13. Thankd=s for the chuckles and the adorable babies. I hope Sweetie is feeling much better very soon.

  14. Fun ~ LOL ~ sayings and photos too ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. Praying for Sweetie for a quick recovery but he needs plenty of rest. I have heard this numerous times from others. Rest and hydration. Take care of you too. HUGS and LOVE and PRAYERS

  16. Your funnies are just that. Keep laughing and feel better soon!