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: 50
It was submitted by: Diane at On The Border
Links to the other Word Counters posts:
In my hurry to get out of town last Thursday, i got done at Ms. V’s house before she could get back from her dentist appointment. Thus i told Mr. L, a retired chemist and typical absent minded professor, to let her know the cleaning cloths were in the wash.
If you think he told her, you didn’t pay attention to the “absent minded” part. When i arrived yesterday to clean Carl’s area, Carl had seen to the cleaning rags when doing his own laundry. They were stuck by the laundry room sink and left to dry on their own.
That’s how i ended up washing the cleaning cloths in the same load with Carl’s sheets. By the way, the sheets that disappeared a few weeks ago have reappeared. Now i can’t find some of his favorite pajamas, the top of one set and the bottom of another have disappeared.
There are times when i am tempted to ask myself, what in the world did he get on this doorknob? but the problem is i really don’t want to know the answer. The same with what was on the tray table — the nice, handy tray table that i really like.
Stuff gets set on the tray table to keep it nearby. When i need to set something down, i put it on the tray table. Today, i set something down and later realized i had miraculously set it on the only spot that wasn’t covered in some goo. Thank heaven.
As i was shooing Carl out of the house, he was cramming things into his refrigerator uncovered, and anything without a lid is to be thrown away, as per Ms. V’s orders. When i reminded him, he said, “But I don’t have time!” Three course breakfasts can cause that problem.
That’s the Carl dilemma. He’s a special needs adult, some things he can’t grasp. Time management is one. If he were a child being trained, i could see applying hard and fast rules to teach him new skills. Since he can’t learn some things, i covered it all up myself.
Time for some cute stuff.
Modern Diet Dilemma:
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Armilustrium -- Ancient Roman Calendar (festival of Mars)
Bettara-Ichi -- Ebisu Shrine, Tokyo, Japan (Pickle Market Fair, enjoy the pickled radishes, a specialty; through tomorrow)
Constitution Day -- Niue
Dita e Lumturimit te Nene Terezes -- Albania (Mother Teresa Day)
Evaluate Your Life Day -- a day to make sure your life is heading where you want, and course correct if it isn't; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays
Greasy Spoon Day -- internet generated, a day to go revel in the love of your favorite greasy spoon diner
National Pharmacy Technician Day -- because pharmacy technicians "Help America Feel Better"
National Seafood Bisque Day
Samora Machel Day -- Mozambique
Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar
St. Frideswide's Day (Patron of Oxford and the University of Oxford)
St. Rene Goupil's Day (Patron of anesthetists, anesthesiologists)
Yabusame Festival -- Koyama, Japan (horseback archery, samurai costumes and dragons, oh, my!)
Jason Reitman, 1977
Ty Pennington, 1965
Evander Holyfield, 1962
Jeannie C. Riley, 1945
John Lithgow, 1945
Patricia Ireland, 1945
Simon Ward, 1941
Michael Gambon, 1940
Peter Max, 1937
Robert Reed, 1932
John Le Carre, 1931
Jack Anderson, 1922
Auguste Lumiere, 1862
Annie S. Peck, 1850
Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, 1748
Thomas Browne, 1605 (O.S. date)
"The Rothschilds"(Musical), 1970
"The Miracle Worker"(Play), 1959
"I Remember Mama"(Play), 1944
"Pomp and Circumstance Marches"(Elgar Op. 39), 1901
"Tannhauser und der Sangerkrieg auf Wartburg/Tannhauser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg"(Wagner opera), 1845
Today in History:
Battle of Zama, Scipio Africanus and his Roman legions defeat Hannibal Barca and the invading Carthagian army, BC202
King Gauseric and his Vandals take the city of Carthage, 439
The Thirteen Years' War ends with the Treaty of Thorn, 1466
Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology, 1512
The first general court is held in Boston, 1630
Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2PM, end of the US Revolutionary War, 1781
Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow, 1812
Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to receive a medical degree, 1849
The first 4 blacks are elected to the US House of Representatives, 1870
The USPS first used an automobile to collect and deliver mail, 1914
Streptomycin, the first antibiotic which could treat tuberculosis, is isolated at Rutgers University, 1943
Black Monday - the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 22%, 508 points, 1987
Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II, 2003
Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity, 2005
Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb, 2005
Naheed Nenshi becomes the first Muslim in Canada to be elected mayor, in Calgary, 2010
Pope Francis beatifies Pope Paul VI, who was known for changes in the Catholic Church that came out of Vatican II, 2014
The New Zealand Labour Party forms a coalition government led by Jacinda Adern (37), the youngest NZ leader in 161 years, 2017