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: 28
It was submitted by: Karen at Baking in a Tornado
Links to the other Word Counters posts:
Arriving at work yesterday, Carl snuggled down into his chair, pulled up his blanket, and said, "Check the schedule! I don't have to be there until 9 today!"
Smiling, i told him i knew his schedule had gone back to winter hours, that i wasn't trying to wake him, only i did need the cleaning supplies.
When he finally got up, i shooed him into the shower straight away so i could get the sheets and pillowcases to the wash, no lying around playing online.
By that time, i'd sorted out his clothes. He'd picked 3 different outfits for the day because every time he goes to get ready, he starts over again.
His fridge was the usual jumbled mess, but i used it to my advantage by grabbing a sandwich bag and putting the last still good sandwich in it.
Then i added a fruit cup, water bottle and freezer pack to keep it cold and told him it was enough snack for the day. He bought it.
It is enough since he has at least a 3 course breakfast daily. Yesterday i think he was out of oatmeal, he had toast with three different jams.
That was his starter, then came cereal with prunes, followed by yoghurt. The cereal was a mix from 2 boxes, of course. He can't have just one cereal.
On a totally different topic (and not limited to 28 words because i've run out of brain cells that will count tonight!), i've changed my comments from embedded to a pop up box for those who were having difficulty. One thing i did not change was the captcha option, it is turned off and always has been. If you are being stopped by a captcha, i am very sorry, i did not turn it on and have no idea how to prevent it.
Any ideas or suggestions on that are welcome.
We're having real autumn weather most days now, so i went with Maxine at her coldest for the funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Birth of the Blues Day -- birth anniversary of W.C. Handy, "Father of the Blues"
Button Day -- internet generated; a day to collect, or reminisce about collecting, buttons, with information about buttons here
Dagur Islenskrar tungu -- Iceland (Icelandic Language Day)
Day of Declaration of Sovereignty / Day of National Rebirth -- Estonia
Famous San Diego Chicken Day -- a day to celebrate anyone who has ever slugged a purple dinosaur
Flag Day/Statia and America Day -- St. Eustatius
Have a Party with Your Bear Day -- no comment, it's too obvious
Hecate Night -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; celebrated still by some Wiccans)
International Day for Tolerance - UN
Mothers' Day -- North Korea
National Entrepreneurs Day -- US (by Congressional designation)
National Fast Food Day -- why?
School Pride Day -- US (always on the Tuesday of American Education Week)
St. Gertrude the Great's Day (Patron of nuns; Naples, Italy; West Indies)
St. Margaret of Scotland's Day (Patron of learning, parents of large families, queens, widows; Scotland; against the death of children)
St. Matthew the Evangelist's Day (Eastern Churches)
Oklahoma becomes the 46th US State, 1907
Maggie Gyllenhall, 1977
Oksana Baiul, 1977
Martha Plimpton, 1970
Lisa Bonet, 1967
Diana Krall, 1964
Dwight Gooden, 1964
Susanna Clarke, 1959
Marg Heigenberger, 1958
Shigeru Miyamoto, 1952
Elizabeth Drew, 1935
Daws Butler, 1916
Burgess Meredith, 1908
W.C. Handy, 1873
Tiberius, Roman Emperor, BC42
The Roman Catholic Church issues the first new Universal Catechism since 1563, to address modern issues, 1992
"The Real Thing"(Stoppard play), 1982
"The Sound of Music"(Musical), 1959
Today in History:
The second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published, 534
Francisco Pizarro captures the Incan emperor Atahualpa after the victory at Cajamarca, 1532
The first colonial prison is organized, in Nantucket, Massachussetts, 1676
Kentucky becomes the first state to nullify an act of Congress, 1798
The New York Evening Post publishes its first edition, 1801
An earthquake in Missouri causes the Mississippi River to flow backwards, 1811
Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail, 1821
Napoleon Guerin of NYC patents a cork life preserver, 1841
Fyodor Dostoevsky is sentenced to death for anti-government activities; sentence is commuted to hard labor, 1849
Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens, 1856
William Bonwill patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities, 1875
6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan, 1894
Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera, 1908
US Federal Reserve System formally opens, 1914
LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland, 1938
UNESCO is founded, 1945
NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission, 1973
The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk, 1992
After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons, 1997
The People's Republic of China begins to implement the "Great Firewall," filters which make it impossible to connect to internet sites the government deems illegal or unhelpful to the communist ideal, 2006
Hostess Brands reveals plans to file bankruptcy because of a baker's union strike, 2012
Chocolate manufacturers state that a cocoa-pod fungus and dry weather in cocoa-growing regions has created a shortage of cocoa that may increase in the future; world chocolate demand already exceeds production capacity, 2014
The largest diamond discovered in more than a century, a 1,111 carat stone, is found in the Karowe mine, Botswana, 2015
French President Francois Hollande declares the country at war with ISIS in an address to parliament, 2015
Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi" sells for $450.3 million at auction in New York, world record price for any artwork, 2017
Nineteen countries pledge to phase out coal at UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, 2017
Scientists agree to redefine the kilogram, measuring it against Planck's Constant instead of measuring it against a physical artifact specimen, 2018
Samoa declares a state of emergency and shuts down all schools after a measles epidemic claims the lives of 6 children, 2019