Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Update, Relaxation (Wordless Wednesday) and Where'd My Brain Go?(Words for Wednesday)


Sorry to put some words first on Wordless Wednesday, but Sweetie is home.  Diagnosis was low sodium levels due to the fact that he won't eat because food tastes awful.  He is being plied with electrolyte drinks and calorie/nutrition boosters, no matter how much he doesn't want them.


Linking up with Wordless Wednesday and Sandee at Comedy Plus.     


Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.    

This month, the prompts are being provided by David M. Gasciogne and posted by Elephant's Child.          

  1. Plumage
  2. Sleek
  3. Peripatetic
  4. Agony
  5. Permissive
  6. Pray




  1. Duty
  2. Colourful
  3. Absent
  4. Mastery
  5. Prey
  6. Orchid

My mind is all over the place, like a PERIPATETIC living the migrant life.  Not being a PERMISSIVE parent, i tell it to get back over here and concentrate, and with the MASTERY of a child slippery in the bathtub, it eludes me.

When i try to PRAY, it wants to fall PREY to every temptation to stop and check the phone or email instead.  When i remind it of DUTY, it wants to be AWOL, ABSENT WithOut Leave.

It's a slippery bird with SLEEK and COLORFUL PLUMAGE, flying off when i need it most, staying just out of reach; a rare ORCHID, hard to find and hard to grow.

Having the phone go off every few minutes with concerned friends and family calling or emailing or texting to check up on us does nothing for my ability to focus.

It's not causing me AGONY, but it is causing me to take longer to do things than i want, like write up this post!

That's the best i can do today. Mr. Gasciogne, i don't believe i did your wonderful words justice.  


Today is:

Champagne Day -- internet generated holiday, probably created by someone who wanted an excuse to celebrate

Coast Guard Day -- US (anniversary of founding in 1790)

Constitution Day -- Cook Islands

Fairy Drying-Out Day -- Fairy Calendar (makes sense, as we washed them yesterday. Now it begs the question, how does one dry a fairy?)

Festival of the Dead; Sunset Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Festival Wednesday/East End Parade -- British Virgin Islands

Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca -- Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Basque Country, Spain; through the 9th

Fiestas Patronales -- El Salvador (through the 6th)

Founder's Day -- Ghana

Matica Slovenska Day -- Slovakia (main Slovak cultural institution, established 1863)

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Nicole Robin Day -- St. John, USVI (unofficial celebration her safe return, with the crew, to the Virgin Islands after being held by Cubans.)

Single Working Women's Day

St. John Baptist Mary Vianney's Day (Cure of Ars; Patron of confessors, parish priests; Dubuque, Iowa; Kamloops, BC; Kansas City, KS; Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN)

Vigil of St. Oswald -- Anglo-Saxon holy day, commemorates the day before King Oswald's death in 642

Zuni Corn Dance -- the Zuni Native Americans give thanks to Mother Earth, the Kokos (Nature Spirits), and the Corn Maidens for the maize harvest; through the 7th

Birthdays Today:

Cole and Dylan Sprouse, 1992

Daniel Dae Kim, 1968

Roger Clemens, 1962

Barack H. Obama, 1961

Billy Bob Thornton, 1955

Kristoffer Tabori, 1952

Richard Belzer, 1944

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, 1921

Helen Thomas, 1920

William Howard Schuman, 1910

Glenn Verniss Cunningham, 1909

Louis Armstrong, 1901*

Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, 1900

Louis Vuitton, 1821

Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Saturday Evening Post"(Magazine, first issue), 1821

Today in History

The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans, 70

A supernova is observed in constellation Cassiopeia, 1181

The first printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah), 1558

A hurricane in the Carribean kills thousands in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Christopher, 1666

Dom Perignon invents champagne (traditional date), 1693

First edition of the Saturday Evening Post, which was published until 1969, 1821

The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home, 1892

The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens, 1902

The Supreme Court of Japan is established, 1947

The Billboard Hot 100 is founded, 1958

American civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21, 1964

The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso, 1984

Operation Storm begins in Croatia, 1995

Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th Governor General, 2005

California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 2010

Britain has their greatest success in one day at an Olympics since 1908, winning six gold medals and a silver on Day Eight of the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius becomes the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games in the 400 meters, 2012

Actor Peter Capaldi, of Scotland, lands the role of the Doctor in the twelfth incarnation of the 'Doctor Who' British science fiction show, 2013

A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared, 2015

Frank Zapata becomes the first person to cross the English Channel by flyboard, taking only 22 minutes, 2019

The UN declares the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the largest disruption to education ever, affecting 94% of students world wide, 2020

*In several interviews, Satchmo claimed to have been born on July 4, 1900. Historians always disputed that claim, saying it was too neat and tidy, and his baptismal records, found in a church basement, proved otherwise. Some biographies still give the July 4, 1900 date in error.


  1. I am so very glad to hear that Sweetie is home. And you most assuredly DID do David's words justice.

  2. Praying for good health to you and yours.

    God bless.

  3. Glad that your Sweetie is home. Hope he will make an effort to eat and drink even though it may taste awful but it needs to for his health. Praying all will be well with you and your Sweetie.

  4. Hope he gets back to normal really soon 👍

    Have a healthiertastic week 👍

  5. Glad sweetie is home and we hope you are both feeling better and can get on with regular life soon.

  6. That pup is certainly enjoying his bed.
    Me, I'm headed out to get some chocolate chip cookies.
    Have a blessed week.

  7. At least he's home and that'a start.

    I had a craving for choc chic cookies this morning and ate a whole packet - now I know why!

    Brilliant use of the words Mimi .

  8. You take care of y our husband and don't worry about anything else. I now see why he was acting drunk without drinking. You need to hydrate.

    Love and prayers coming for you both.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  9. Sending purrs and pawsitives your way, hugs.

  10. Healing energy hugs to Sweetie and awesome doggie photo ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. We are so happy that your Sweetie is home, we're sure thinking of you both.

  12. mimi....buzzed happy sweetie is home; tell him NOW's the time to eat stuff he REALLY shouldn't; cake, pie, shakes, pizza, repeat :) ☺☺♥♥ continued prayers for you both

  13. Thinking of you and your husband, Mimi. I'm glad the issue with your husband was not too complicated. It's startling how easily our electrolytes can get out of whack, and also how dependent our appetites are on our ability to smell and taste. Sending you both my best.

  14. You did a good job. I am glad your Sweetie is home. I hope he feels better soon. XO

  15. Give your Sweetie TLC. Don't worry about the world or anything else in it until he is better. Thabnk you for always being such a kind heart.

  16. I believe you did the words justice, I like this a lot. I'm glad Sweetie is home again. Is he not allowed salt for a medical reason? Perhaps there are other spices that would make food taste better for him? Does he like celery? it has the perfect combination of sodium and potassium in their natural forms.

  17. Must be awful not to be able to taste, and what you can taste is all wrong.

  18. Poor Sweetie. We are purraying that things taste good again! We wend you patience and strength!