Saturday, November 6, 2021

A Tight Schedule Ten Things of Thankful


Here we are at Thankful Day, and my week started quite a while back to get me here.

Yesterday, Friday, was rEcess, which is a huge thankful in and of itself. 

This rEcess, though, started last rEcess when Becca had a meltdown and it took me a while to get her to come in and eat.  Once she ate, she did well, but it made me realize we need a battle plan, which turned out to be three things.

First, when her helper picks her up from school, give her a snack.  Getting too hungry is not good.

Second, make sure you give her the supper you promised.  In this case, a local chain that specializes in chicken fingers was promised and needed to be delivered.

Third, don't let her see her parents, get the helper to drop her off to me early so she could assist with the setting up.

Of course, that meant Ms. GA would decide to go out of town for the weekend, so i'd have to go take care of her cats.  Ms. G, my Wednesday lady, was also out of town and left cats to care for.

Can we say tight schedule?

It's all thankful, every single bit, partly because the Circle Seven meeting was rescheduled.

Let’s recap the week, on Sunday, we had a wonderful Reformation Day service and Sweetie and i sat with the neighbors and handed out treats.  We were thankful for those things and thankful that Red-Headed Alec and his family took all the leftover candy.

Monday i got Ms. PA’s washing machine working again, just like the week before, and this time i showed the aide how to do it, too.

Tuesday went pretty well, i did Ms. RW and Ms. JAI.  Ms. JAI only calls me over once a month, and mostly what she wants is for me to talk to her.  Her family just don’t make time for her, and it’s sad, so i’m thankful i can.

Wednesday is when Ms. G left, so i went over to get the key before she did and then was able to go to the laundromat, always a thankful thing.  We will restart the laundromat library soon.

On Thursday, Ms. SE was running like a mad lady, trying to tidy up and change the beds while we were there.  It all worked out.

That led to Friday where the plan was prayer group, post office, Ms. G’s cats, clean Ms. GA’s house, go home and change, back to Ms. GA’s to feed the cats, meet up with Becca at the church, go get the food and bring it back for rEcess, and have a fun evening with everyone.

(If Circle Seven had not cancelled until next Friday, i would have had to skip go home and change, and instead had a quick shower at the church.  This worked out better, and i’m very thankful everything didn’t get crammed into one day.)

It almost worked out that way.  Everyone’s favorite place for chicken tenders is supposed to have a location just a few blocks from the church.

Looking online, it looks like it’s still open, but it is not.  One hour until hungry people will be looking for supper and the place is closed.

No panic, at that moment Sweetie happened to call.  (There is no happened, i don’t believe, it was because G-d is good.)  He went to the other chicken place for his own supper, so i told him to get back in line, place an order, and run it down to us.

Here comes the cavalry, with food!

We had a wonderful rEcess night, no meltdowns, lots of fun.

Today, of course, i start all over again, and it’s part of the thankful cycle.

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:

Basketball Day -- birth anniversary of James Naismith

Birth of Tiamat -- Ancient Babylonian Calendar (mother of gods, goddess of primeval chaos; date approximate)

Children's Day -- Malaysia

Constitution Day -- Dominican Republic; Tajikistan; Tatarstan, Russian Federation

Deepavali/Diwali(Festival of Lights) -- Hindu; Jain; Sikh (3rd day of the festival)

     Gai Tihar and Laxmi Puja -- Day of Cows and Laxmi (goddess of wealth; day three of the festival)

Digital Scrapbooking Day -- it certainly takes up less room than the other kinds!

Electric Razor Day -- Jacob Schick patented the first electric razor on this day in 1937

Fall Back Night -- all areas that end Daylight Saving Time tomorrow; set your clock back one hour before you go to bed and change the batteries in your smoke alarms/carbon monoxide detectors (Bermuda; Canada (most areas); Cuba; Greenland (some areas); Haiti; Mexico (Baja area); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; The Bahamas; Turks and Caicos Islands; US (most areas))

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day -- Finland

Fish Returning Days begin -- Fairy Calendar (the fairies borrow centuries old fish in sealed crystal boxes from each other, and why they prefer each others or what they do with them, they will not tell)

Green March Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Gustavus Adolphus Day -- Sweden

Halfway Point of Autumn

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict -- UN

International End Gossip Day -- the founder of this didn't want to be gossiped about, and left no trace

Marching Band Day -- birth anniversary of John Philip Sousa

Marooned Without A Compass Day -- internet generated; how's your sense of direction?

National Nachos Day / I Love Nachos Day

Sadie Hawkins Day -- US (On Nov. 9 or the Saturday nearest, and based on the Li'l Abner comic, a day for a woman to ask out the man of her choice; also widely observed on Feb. 29 because of a law passed in Scotland in 1288)

Saxophone Day -- Adolphe Sax birth anniversary

St. Illtyd's Day (Abbot, reputed cousin of King Arthur)

St. Leonard's Day (Patron of barrel makers/coopers, blacksmiths, captives, childbirth, coal miners, coppersmiths, greengrocers, horses, imprisoned people, locksmiths, miners, porters, P.O.W.'s, prisoners; Castelmauro, Italy; Conegliano, Italy; Kirkop, Malta; against burglaries, robberies/robbers)

Birthdays Today:

Ethan Hawke, 1970

Pat Tillman, 1976

Rebecca Romijn, 1972

Thandie Newton, 1972

Ethan Hawke, 1970

Kelly Rutherford, 1968

Lance Kerwin, 1960

Maria Shriver, 1955

Nigel Havers, 1949

Glenn Frey, 1948

Sally Field, 1946

Mike Nichols, 1931

Walter Perry Johnson, 1887

James Naismith, 1861

Ignace Paderewski, 1860

John Philip Sousa, 1854

Cesare Lombroso, 1835

Adolphe Sax, 1814

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Good Morning America"(TV), 1975

"The Phil Donahue Show"(TV), 1967

"Meet The Press"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas, 1528

Spain grants independence to the Dominican Republic, 1844

Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication, 1856

Canada celebrates its first official, national Thanksgiving Day, 1879

Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa, 1913

Colonel Jacob Schick patents the first electric razor, 1928

Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers (hello, FM radio!), 1935

Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie, 1935

Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, 1944

The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation, 1962

Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States, 1965

Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara, 1975

Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum, 1999

Sweibodzin, Poland announced the world's largest statue of Jesus, called Christ the King, has been completed, 2010

Tammy Duckworth becomes the first disabled woman and first person born in Thailand to be elected to US Congress, 2012

Officials crack down on foreigners working illegally in Saudi Arabia and over 16,000 are arrested, 2013

According to a UN report, ISIS left behind over 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims in the area they once controlled, 2018

According to a study of over 400 million records on Ancestry and published in the journal Genetics, less than 10% of human longevity is due to our genes, 2018


  1. Thank the Lord always and praise Him.

    God bless.

  2. Wow, what a tight schedule Mimi. Have a warm day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Your thankfulness makes for much better days. I like the way you work!

  4. Sounds like a busy week. Glad you figured out some things to help Becca. XO

  5. You never have to worry about getting bored, you don't have the time!

  6. I can find very little to be thankful about from this past week...and the preceding couple of weeks, unfortunately. I am, however, very thankful for my two constant much-loved furry best mates...Remy and Shama. :)

  7. It was a very crammed and busy week for you, yet you were able to see the goodness of God in every situation. So true that God is at work in our lives because of His love for His children.

  8. Your big heart and organizational skills are such a blessing to so many people, Mimi. Thank you for sharing your life and the way you perceive it with all of your readers. Wishing you a beautiful week ahead.

  9. Left over candy? Does that actually happen?
    Thank goodness for chicken suppers that almost didn't happen.

  10. Loved this, Mimi! There isn't a day goes by that I'm not thankful I can still do the things I need to do!
    And you are right. There are no 'happen'ings. No coincidences. He IS good!

  11. Most definitely a 'tight schedule' ~ you are a blessing ~ Xo ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Oh, that's sad about Ms. JAI. You are such a good person to so many - even fixing washing machines and going above and beyond to get the chicken to the chicken dinner!

  13. Nicely organized TToT*
    You still get more done in a week than I can since my last birthday

    * and, yet, still exhausting


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!