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.
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.
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.
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
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
"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.