Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Comfort, Mess and New Year Wishes, a Random and Happy Tuesday Post


It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus 

It's been a while since i've shown a before and after with Carl's room:

He was genuinely confused about how to dress for work.  We're having rather cool mornings but unseasonably warm afternoons, as i told him when he asked.  After determining he wouldn't need thermal underwear, he changed three times.  

First it was jeans and a black collared shirt with a white t-shirt under it, which he had on backwards.  When i told him the t-shirt was on backwards, he changed and put on a long sleeve shirt over it, leaving the t-shirt on backwards, then asked me again about the temperature.

Once more, i told him that it was going to be very warm by afternoon, so he took off the long sleeve shirt and put on a white, short sleeve shirt.

The t-shirt underneath stayed on, and backwards, the whole time.  If it's comfortable to him, though, who am i to complain?

 My hopes for you in the coming year include but are not limited to:

Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!


Today is:

Bairns Day -- Scotland (Begins the runic half-month of Eoh, the yew tree, which signifies the dead, and is now associated with the Slaughter of the Innocents of Christian tradition, so today is considered by some the unluckiest day of the year, and no work should be undertaken today.)

Call a Friend Day -- just to catch up a bit

Card Playing Day -- internet generated, enjoy a fun game with friends and family; "Go fish!"

Childermas a/k/a Holy Innocents Day -- (Patrons of babies, children's choirs, foundlings)

     various Christian traditions celebrate under many names and in various ways

     Els Enfarinats -- Ibn, Valencia, Spain (flour fight, and if it's anything like the tomato throwing in other towns of Spain, it's probably lots of fun)

     French Childermas tradition interpreted what the Norse saw as evidence of the Wild Hunt of Odin as the spirits of the Holy Innocents running from King Herod

     Inocentes -- Mexico, and sometimes celebrated as Mexican December Fool's Day (Herod fooled himself into thinking he had gotten rid of his rival king born in Bethlehem.)

Dyzemas Day -- Northhamptonshire, UK (an unlucky day to begin any new undertaking, "what is begun on Dysemas Day will never be finished")

     origin unknown, but often translated as Tithe Day, being very close to the Portugese word for tithe

Eat A Vegetarian Day -- an internet generated joke; yes, the vegetarian in question can be a cow

Endangered Species Act Day -- US (act passed 1973; a day to mourn species already extinct)

Fairy Academy of Window-Frosting Winter Exhibition -- Fairy Calendar

First Day of the Stanley Races -- Faulkland Islands

Fourth Day of Christmas

Incwala Day -- Swaziland (the biggest day of the 8 week Ncwala Festival, which loosely translates as "first fruits", although today's tasting of the first of the harvest by the King is only a portion of the many days of ceremonies)

King Taksin Memorial Day -- Thailand

Kwanzaa, Day 3, Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)

National Chocolate Candy Day

Proclamation Day -- South Australia (trad.)

Return a Gift for the Cold Hard Cash Day -- and good luck, these days

Runic Half-month Eoh (yew) commences

Take a Drive and Enjoy the Christmas Lights Day -- before they are gone for another year

Unluckiest Day of the Year -- various traditions state no work should be started today, for whatever is started today will never be finished!  In Olde England, nothing of importance was ever undertaken on Childermas, because it would prove unlucky

Anniversaries Today:

Billy Ray Cyrus weds Leticia Finley, 1994

The US Pledge of Allegiance is formally adopted, 1945

Iowa becomes the 29th US State, 1846

Birthdays Today:

David Archuleta, 1990

Sienna Miller, 1981

John Legend, 1978

Joe Mangianello, 1976

Todd Richards, 1969

Malcolm Gets, 1964

Denzel Washington, 1954

Edgar Winter, 1946

Don Francisco, 1940

Maggie Smith, 1934

Nichelle Nichols, 1933

Martin Milner, 1931

Johnny Otis, 1921

Sam Levenson, 1911

Lew Ayres, 1908

Cliff Arquette, 1905

Earl "Fatha" Hines, 1905

Hendrik Meijer, 1883

Woodrow Wilson, 1856

John Molson, 1763

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Gulag Archipelago"(Publication date), 1973

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers"(Play), 1969

"Night of the Iguana"(Play), 1961

"On the Town"(Musical), 1944

"Tip-Toes"(Musical), 1925

"St. Joan"(Play), 1923

"Cyrano de Bergerac"(Play), 1897

Today in History:

The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, a/k/a Westminster Abbey, is consecrated, 1065

The reign of Emperor Hanazono of Japan begins, 1308

Galileo Galilei becomes the first astronomer to observe the planet Neptune, although he mistakenly catalogued it as a fixed star, 1612

King Taksin is crowned as king of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as a capital, 1768

Construction of Yonge Street, formerly recognized as the longest street in the world, begins in York, Upper Canada (present-day Toronto, Ontario), 1795

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo, Japan, killing 30,000+, 1828

John Calhoun becomes the first US Vice President to resign (over differences with President Andrew Jackson), 1832

Spain recognizes independence of Mexico, 1836

South Australia and Adelaide are founded, 1836

Rangoon Burma, destroyed by fire, 1841

The United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits, 1867

The Lumière brothers perform for their first paying audience at the Grand Cafe in Boulevard des Capucines, marking the debut of the cinema, 1895

The first municipally owned streetcars take to the streets in San Francisco, California, 1912

The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park, 1950

Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago", 1973

Winnie Mandela is banished from South Africa, 1976

The first American "test-tube baby", Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia, 1981

U.S. retail giant Montgomery Ward announces it is going out of business after 128 years, 2000

At 115 years old and 266 days, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan becomes the world's oldest living person, 2012

Iranian woman Vida Mohaved is arrested for protesting against the policy of the compulsory hijab, sparking other protests, 2017


  1. You make a huge difference to Carl's room - and no doubt everywhere you go. I salute him for his dedication to comfort.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful selection of "may you" photos.

    God bless, Mimi.

  3. At least you know you are truly needed at Carl's place. We'd love to be a mouse in the corner at his job to see how he is there! Great and funny wishes for the new year!

  4. Carl will be lost without you. Just looking at the "before" photos makes me tired. You did a great job in the "after" photos. Love all the cute critters. Happy New Year 2022 to you and yours.

  5. I still stay Mimi, you are an angel when it comes to Carl. Enjoy your day my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I love all the funnies, but Carl takes the prize. I love it when you post about Carl. I'm guessing all your hard work vanishes as soon as he comes home. You rock.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, my friend.

  7. oh my gosh- Carl is quite the challenge- and you do meet his challenge- that is a LOT of work! Thanks for all the cute funnies and have a super nice day!

  8. Carl = Job Security! I sure enjoyed those sweet critter photos!

  9. Wonderful funnies ~ adorable animals and fun captions ~ Xo

    Bless you for taking care of Carl ~ ^_^

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. OMG! on Carl's befpore and after.
    And thanks for the funnies - I wish you the same!

  11. You are a saint. I would run out of there screaming. XO

  12. Each week I picture Carl's room as you describe what you find, but I had no idea it was that bad. I was feeling anxious just looking at the pictures. You are a saint.

  13. The before reminds me of my college days. We did not have an after.

  14. The before looks very much like my kids rooms when they were teenagers.
    Thank you for all the wonderful "may you" pictures.

  15. Oh Carl! God Bless him! He is a quite the fashion plate and a real character. My grand boy was here, shirt on backward. He said Oops and I said pull your arms out and just work that t shirt forward. hahaha He is 5! What a character he is too! Your photos were too precious. I LOVED THEM ALL! HUGS and LOVE


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