Tuesday, August 10, 2021

We Live In Interesting Times, a Random and Happy Word Counters 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 

Part of today’s post is also a writing challenge. This is how it works: one of the contributing bloggers picked a number between 12 and 74. The submitted number is a challenge to participating bloggers to write at least one piece using that exact number of words. 

This month, the word count number is: 20

It was submitted by:  Karen at Baking in a Tornado


Links to the other Word Counters posts:

Baking In A Tornado                    

On the Border                                  

To say that life has been “interesting” around here is an understatement.  Much more, and i’ll send in a resignation!

Uncle P is hanging in there.  They quit weaning him from the vent to perform an endoscopy, he’s bleeding somewhere.

The goal is find the bleeding,stop it, give him another transfusion, get his hemoglobin up, wean from the vent.

Once he’s stable, he will probably need rehab.  Sad to say, some have to relearn to walk, eat, and talk.

Brother-in-Law also has Covid19.  His doc gave him meds, but he's gotten worse and is in the hospital.

Sweetie's oxygen level stays stable only if he always stays on the oxygen.  He's more lucid some times than others.

He can't figure out how to work his phone or put his oxygen cannula on.  This is causing some difficulty.

If i can't trust him to get his oxygen on or call in an emergency, i can't leave for long.

Until he gets to where i can leave him alone for several hours, i can not go back to work.

All right, enough of the news, such as it is, it is time for some funnies:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Banana Split Day

Carnival Tuesday -- Granada

Chemistry Set Volcano Day -- beat summer boredom or winter blahs, make a chemistry set volcano!

Day of Wandering -- Fairy Calendar

Defence Forces Day -- Zimbabwe

Dejada de Santo Domingo de Guzeman -- Managua, Nicaragua

Feast of San Lorenzo -- San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Fox Hill Day -- Nassau, Bahamas (final day of their Emancipation celebrations)

Hijra -- Islam (New Year, began last night at the first viewing of the new moon crescent)

Horse Racing Festival -- Nagchu, Tibet (through the 16th)

Independence Day / National Day -- Ecuador(1822)

Lazy Day -- internet generated, since it's so hot, though, make it a lazy day!

National Duran Duran Appreciation Day -- anniversary of the 1985 near fatal accident of lead singer Simon Le Bon, when his yacht capsized during a race; the band acknowledges the declaration of this day on their website, and many years offer a free download of a song from one of their albums

National S'mores Day

Opalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar, festival of Ops (date approximate, there were several celebrations of Ops through August and September)

Puck Fair -- Killorglin, Ireland (one of Ireland's 3 oldest fairs, with a wild goat caught and crowned the Puck, and let go on the 3rd day, Aug. 12)

Prisoner's Justice Day -- Canada (prisoners fast and refuse to work in memory of those who have died in prison of murder, suicide, or neglect)

Skyscraper Appreciation Day -- birth anniversary of architect William Can Alen, the genius behind the Chrysler Building

St. Lawrence of Rome's Day (Martyr roasted on a gridiron; Patron of archives and archivists, armories and armourers, brewers, butchers, chefs, comedians, confectioners, cooks, cutlers, deacons, glaziers, laundry workers, librarians and libraries, paupers and the poor, restauranteurs, schoolchildren, seminarians, stained glass workers, students, tanners, vine growers and vintners; of over 25 cities around the world; against fire and lumbago)

World's Fair of Money -- Rosemont, IL, US (the greatest money show on Earth, including dealers, exhibits from around the world, family activities and educational programs; through Saturday)

Anniversaries Today:

The Smithsonian Institution is chartered, 1846

Missouri becomes the 24th US state, 1821

Birthdays Today:

Angie Harmon, 1972

Antonio Banderas, 1960

Rosanna Arquette, 1959

Schim Schimmel, 1954

Ian Anderson, 1947

Betsey Johnson, 1942

Bobby Hatfield, 1940

Rocky Colavito, 1933

Jimmy Dean, 1928

Eddie Fisher, 1928

Rhonda Fleming, 1923

Leo Fender, 1909

George Crockett, 1909

Norma Shearer, 1902

Henri Nestle', 1890

Herbert Hoover, 1874

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Candid Camera"(TV), 1948

Today in History:

Nineveh is destroyed and Sinsharishkun, King of the Assyrian Empire is killed, BC 612

Temple at Jerusalem is burned, 70

Ferdinand Magellan sets out with 5 ships to circumnavigate the globe, 1519

The foundation stone of the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London is laid, 1675

Word of the US Declaration of Independence reaches London, 1776

Mozart completes "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", 1787

First ascent of Finsteraarhorn, the highest summit of the Bernese Alps, 1829

Candid Camera makes its television debut after being on radio for a year as Candid Microphone, 1948

The Magellan space probe reaches Venus, 1990

The highest temperature ever recorded in the UK – 38.5*C (101.3*F) in Kent; it is the first time the UK has recorded a temperature over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, 2003

New Zealand's highest mountain, the south ridge of Aoraki/Mount Cook, is renamed Hillary Ridge after Sir Edmund Hillary, first to conquer Mt. Everest, 2011

Google announces it is restructuring as Alphabet, a holding company with Google, YouTube, Android and Chrome as subsidiaries, 2015

Scientists exploring Captain Scott's hut in Antarctica discover a 100-year-old Huntley & Palmers fruitcake that is perfectly preserved and deemed to look and smell almost edible, 2018

A rare wind storm called a “derecho” slices through the US Midwest, flattening crops, leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity and killing two people, 2020


  1. Love the funnies.
    I am sorry that your Sweetie, your Brother in Law and Uncle P continue to face challenges - which also challenge you.

  2. So sorry to hear you, too, are experiencing troubling times. I've been so wrapped in my own worries, I haven't been visiting. Hope your three loved ones are well again soon.

  3. It sure sounds as if you live through interesting times. May the all start to improve - soon!
    Remember to look for shooting stars tonigth.

  4. I hope you stay strong facing so many challenges and troubles. Hope your Sweetie, brother in law and Uncle P will make good recovery. Shalom.

  5. I continue to pray for you all.

    God bless.

  6. So sorry the health in your family isn't going so well. Hope things improve soon as it sounds scary. We are glad you seem to be doing well, but we're sure you would like to get back to work since you seem to feel fine.

  7. Goodness on your family illnesses. I was hoping Mr. Sweetie would be feeling better by now. Prayers continue.

    Love all the funnies and really love the kids. That brings back some cringe worthy memories. Kids will be kids.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug and tons of healing prayers. ♥

  8. That's some story, we sending mega-prayers for all of you. Those were cute funnies and fun photos!

  9. continmewed prayers for you mimi; I know you're about ready to ....looze it...... ♥♥♥

    and thanx for sharing the funnies; the kilt and the dogs get our vote this week ☺☺☺

  10. Lots of healing energy to y'all and what great LOL photos ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Prayers for your Sweetie and brother-in-law too. A friend who had the virus can not form sentences. another has memory loss. SO very sad . So we pry. You are such an encourager. LIfe is hard, I willbe praying harder.

  12. I am praying for your Sweetie and the rest of your family. XO

  13. I'm so sorry to hear about Sweetie and your brother. Hopefully Uncle P will make better progress.
    Thanks for the funnies, I'm certainly glad I never had to clean up such an egg mess as that baby made.

  14. You are having a very difficult time with all the sickness in your family. I will be thinking of you and hoping for good outcomes for all your loved ones. Take care of yourself as well as Sweetie, okay? Even a few minutes can make a difference in how we cope.

  15. oh dear- life is sure handing you some challenges. Keeping you and all in my thoughts and prayers. Be safe and take care.

  16. I can't believe how much you're dealing with all at the same time. I continue to keep you all in my thoughts.