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:
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!
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)
The Smithsonian Institution is chartered, 1846
Missouri becomes the 24th US state, 1821
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
"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