Saturday, October 2, 2021

Oh, What a Time, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


We had fun last night at rEcess!

My big thankful things all have to do with how my Friday went.  (Yes, i’m thankful the rest of the week went well, too.)

Prayer group met, Sweetie and i cleaned Ms. GA's house, i got to the bank, made a payment to Kevin and Lenny, and picked up the rEcess meal, all by noon.

Then i stopped at the house to change clothes and ran to Ms. PA's house.  She hasn't been able to be part of her Ladies' Circle for months as she has no computer or internet, so i brought my pad and she was part of the zoom meeting.

After i dropped the food at the church and got everything set up, i ran back to Ms. GA's house to feed the cats and clean boxes (they are gone until Sunday).

Back at the church, volunteers started to arrive and the rest of the night was a blur of piano and air hockey, drawing and running, games, and of course, food.  (Since i’m typing at 11pm and i have to get up early to feed the cats again and go to NOLA, i’ll post pictures for the rest.)

We had a grand time, and can hardly wait for next month.

Please write up your own list and link up to Ten Things of Thankful, where Dyanne and her co-hosts always have a warm welcome waiting.   


Today is:

Batik Day -- Indonesia (UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage)

Blessing of the Fishing Fleet -- Church of Saints Peter and Paul and Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, US (a festival of "La Madonna del Lume" today and tomorrow, with a blessing offered on the first Sunday of October each year)

Buttering-Up Quarter Finals -- Fairy Calendar (I have no idea what this means, but anything to do with butter sounds good.)

Day of Appearance of the Primordial/Eight Great Netjers -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Gandhi Jayanti -- India (Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary)

Go for a Stroll After Dinner Night -- because it's healthy

Guardian Angels Day -- recognize and thank your own Guardian Angel

     Feast of Guardian Angels -- Spain (patrons of the police force)

Independence Day -- Guinea(1958)

Inter-American Water Day -- begun in 1992 by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the Inter-American Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering (AIDIS) and the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)

International Day of Non-Violence -- UN, in honor of Gandhi's birth anniversary

International Frugal Fun Day -- created by Shel Horowitz, author of The Penny-Pinching Hedonist; some of his ideas for how to celebrate are here     

Mehregan -- Iran (pre-Muslim Zoroastrian festival of Persia to honor Mehr, which means friendship, affection, and love; also called Persian Festival of Autumn)

Name Your Car Day (and i hope you don't have to name it "Old Unreliable")

National Custodial Workers Day -- US

National Fried Scallops Day

Old Man's Day -- Braughing, Herts, England (in honor of a 16th-Century man's escape from premature interment; he left money for a street sweeping and celebration on this day which is still observed)

Phileas Fogg's Wager Day -- he made his famous wager, according to Jules Verne, this day in 1872

Qatar Prix L'arc de Triomphe -- Longchamp Race-course, Paris, France (one of the world's greatest horse races, first run in 1920; celebrations and events through tomorrow)

Ruler's Birthday -- SBH, Malaysia

St. Leger's Day (a/k/a Leodegar; Patron of blind people, millers; against blindness and sore eyes)

World Card Making Day -- Paper Crafts Magazine started it all in 2006 and suggests you have fun and make a card or two or three on the first Saturday of October each year

World Farm Animals Day

Anniversaries Today:

Redwood National Park is established in CA, US, 1968

Birthdays Today:

Paul Teutul, Jr., 1974

Kelly Ripa, 1970

Lorraine Bracco, 1955

Sting, 1951

Annie Leibovitz, 1949

Donna Karan, 1948

Don McLean, 1945

Rex Reed, 1938

Moses Gunn, 1929

George "Spanky" McFarland, 1928

"Sheriff John" Rovick, 1919

Alex Raymond, 1909

Graham Greene, 1904

Bud Abbot, 1895

Ruth Cheney Streeter, 1895

Groucho Marx, 1890

Cordell Hull, 1871

Mahatma Gandhi, 1869

King Richard III of England, 1452

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Moon Over Buffalo"(Play), 1995

"Ben Casey"(TV), 1961

"The Twilight Zone"(TV), 1959

"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"(TV), 1955

"The George Gobel Show"(tv), 1954

"The Jimmy Durante Show"(TV), 1954

"Comedy in Music"(Victor Borge one man musical), 1953

Peanuts(Comic strip by Charles Schultz), 1950

"Ah, Wilderness"(Play), 1933

Volkskrant(Dutch newspaper, first edition), 1919

Today in History:

Saladin takes Jerusalem from the Crusaders, 1187

Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal), 1535

Kazan is conquered by Ivan the Terrible, 1552

Jan Lippershey completes a prototype of the modern reflecting telescope, 1608

George Washington transmits the Bill of Rights to the States for ratification, 1789

The Texas Revolution begins with the Battle of Gonzales against Mexican troops attempting to disarm the people of Gonzales, Texas, and meeting with stiff resistance, 1835

J Osterhoudt patents the tin can with key opener, 1866

John Logie Baird performs the first test of a working television system, 1925

The "Prelature of the Holy Cross and the Work of God", commonly known as Opus Dei, is founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá, 1928

Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published, 1950

The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television, 1959

Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African-American justice of United States Supreme Court, 1967

NATO backs US military strikes following 9/11, 2001

American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan, 2004

NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico, 2005

The parliamentary election in Georgia is determed by the OSCE to be "fair and free", 2012

Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in SF) after a record 67 MLB seasons, 2016

US scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young are awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for Work on the body clock, 2017


  1. Busy, productive and a HEAP of fun for all involved. Which is lovely.

  2. So thankful all went well at the party.

    God bless always. Thanx for your hard work!

  3. I'm so glad it was wonderfully successful!

  4. You guys really enjoy the things you do. Well done Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  5. Ms PA must have felt so grateful for being able to watch her meeting via Zoom! So glad you were able to give her that opportunity.
    Such a busy, productive week. I am sure those who were able to attend the rEcess had a great time.

  6. Looks like a fun time was had by all. How kind of you to bring your ipad over to a clients s she could zoom. XO

  7. Sounds like you took care of all of your responsibilities and ended the day with a lot of fun. Perfect.

  8. Good TToT (no
    and it sounds like a touch of 'before'.

  9. Great post about the success and fun for you too ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. You are such a giving, caring person! I want to be you when I grow up! I keep thinking of how delighted Ms. PA must have been to get to attend Circle via Zoom!

  11. You are such an incredible caregiver and you take care of so many needs. God Bless You! You are so kind helping Ms. PA get to that zoom meeting. Much LOve to you my friend.


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