Saturday, December 4, 2021

Eventful, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


(This is where the Ten Things of Thankful image should be, but Blogger will not let me post images right now, and i don't know why.)

It's the most wonderful time of the year for the thankfulness to continue, and it really does.

Ms. G's cats are becoming used to me cat-sitting.  They come out for canned food and even when Ms. G is home, they'll come out to visit.  It's a thankful thing when cats that used to hide UTB (under the bed) every time you walked in the door decide you aren't the enemy after all.

Tuesday i was thankful to have a "new" client.  A neighbor has had me come once in so often to do some odd jobs for her, but now that Ms. RW is back to every two weeks, Ms. DJ wants me regularly on the opposite Tuesdays.  She only needs me for the morning, too, which means Tuesday afternoons to schedule things that need doing.

One thing that was scheduled was the biopsy, and i am thankful it went off without a hitch.  

They don't tell you until you are done with the procedure that you are now under restrictions on lifting and strenuous activities.

With those restrictions, i am thankful i was still able to get the shelter done Wednesday morning.

The rest of Wednesday with Ms. G was eventful and i'm thankful for another reason.  She asked me to pick something up out in the garden, and she'd forgotten there was an old, nasty, rusty, sharp and pointy garden stake right in that area.  It was thin enough that i didn't see it until i ran smack dab into it and it went into the skin on the side of temple.  Just a bit in the other direction, and there would have been a real emergency, as it is, i'm thankful it just caused bleeding and a bit of a bruise.

Thursday's adventures at Ms. SE's house did not include enough laundry folding to make my back hurt, which was a very thankful thing.

Then on Friday i had my annual check-up with the doctor.  The biopsy was negative for cancer or precancerous changes, the first thankful.

My health in general is good, another thankful.

My tetanus shot was due in about 6 months, so in light of Wednesday's run-in with a garden implement, it was given early and i'm thankful.

Finally, i am mildly anemic, and i'm thankful because it explains why i get so much more tired in the afternoons lately.  Also, i'm thankful because it's easy to correct with a simple iron pill.

Then Friday afternoon i was thankful to be able to go see Ms. PA and we attended the Ladies' Circle meeting via Zoom.

Ms. GA and Mr. BA are out of town, so i'm thankful to be cat-sitting for them now, and i'm scheduled to do more for Ms. G later in the month.  The busy season keeps me thankful, and busy!

My computer and my tablet are both giving me fits with battery issues at the same time, so i'm thankful i am able to compose and post this.  If i disappear for a day or so (and i hope that won't happen), it's because i had no access to a working computer/tablet.

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:

Bartender Appreciation Day -- with a guide to help you show your appreciation to the Heroes Behind the Bar 

Day of Shango -- Yoruba/Santería religion (various Carribean islands; ceremony for the Defender against Evil)

Day of the Artisans -- internet generated day to honor all who work

Extraordinary Work Team Recognition Day -- created in 2000 by QPC Inc., encouraging recognition of teams that "consistently work extraordinarily well together to produce significant results for their companies or organizations." 

Festival for Minerva -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Grange Day -- US Grange (Order of the Patrons of Husbandry) founded, 1887

 National Cookie Day

National Dice Day -- get together with friends and play a game today (instructions are here)

Navy Day -- India; Italy

Rake Leaves into the World's Largest Pile Day -- just so you can jump in, of course

Ribbons and Wrap Day -- according to the Elf Forum, which no longer exists; i'd suggest making sure you have enough now, anyway

Santa's List Day -- he completes the lists today, according to some people; which one are you on?

Sarsodaw Pwe -- Myanmar (Writers' Day/Literati Day, especially celebrated by the press, and includes The National Literary Award Presentation Ceremony as well as public lectures, essay contests, and story-telling events)

SKYWARN Recognition Day -- National Weather Service, NOAA, and Amateur Radio Operators, working together to report dangerous weather conditions

St. Barbara's Day (Patron of ammunition workers/bomb technicians/explosives workers/ordnance workers, architects, armourers, artillerymen, boatment/mariners/sailors/waterman, brass workers, brewers, builders, carpenters, construction workers, dying people, firefighters/fire prevention, fireworks, fireworks manufacturers, fortifications, foundry workers, geologists, gravediggers, gunners, hatmakers/hatters/milliners, martyrs, masons, mathematicians, military engineers, miners, prisoners, safety from storms, saltpetre workers, smelters, stone masons, tilers, warehouses; Amaroni, Italy; Barbara, Italy; Colleferro, Italy; Montecatini Terme, Italy; Paterno, Sicily; Rieti, Italy; Santa Barbara, CA; Syria; Toa Alto, Puerto Rico; against death by artillery, explosions, fire, impenitence, lightning, mine collapse, storms, sudden death)

     A young woman may place the twig of a cherry tree in a glass of water today. If it blooms by Christmas Eve, the girl is certain to marry in the following year.

     Barborka -- Poland (where Barbara is best known as Patron of Miners, thus "Miners' Day)

     Eid il-Burbara -- Lebanon; Palestine; Syria (where Barbara is celebrated with a holiday similar to Western Halloween)

St. Maruthas' Day (Patron of Iran; Persia)

Thai Environment Day -- Thailand

Wear A Beard of Bees Today Day -- a supremely silly internet generated one, if you ask me, and only for the bold and fearless, and not allergic!

Wear Brown Shoes Day -- internet generated, by someone tired of wearing black shoes all the time most likely

Wildlife Conservation Day -- US

Wind Whirling Bacchanalia -- Fairy Calendar

Anniversary Today:

Mission Santa Barbara is founded as a Franciscan Mission in California, 1786

Birthdays Today:

Tyra Banks, 1973

Fred Armisen, 1966

Marisa Tomei, 1964

Jozef Sabovcik, 1963

Cassandra Wilson, 1955

Patricia Wettig, 1951

Jeff Bridges, 1949

Dennis Wilson, 1944

Chris Hillman, 1942

Max Baer, Jr., 1937

Stewart Rawlings Mott, 1937

Wink Martindale, 1934

Victor French, 1934

Helen M. Chase, 1924

Deanna Durbin, 1921

Francisco Franco, 1892

Lillian Russel, 1861

Crazy Horse, 1840

Samuel Butler, 1835

Thomas Carlyle, 1795

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Broadway Bound"(Simon play), 1986

"Falcon Crest"(TV), 1981

"Beatles for Sale"(Album), 1964

"Tobacco Road"(Play), 1933

"Whoopee"(Musical), 1928

"Ten Commandments"(Film), 1923*

Today in History:

Upon the death of Carloman, Karel the Great (Charlemagne), his brother, becomes king of all France, 771

The Syrian harbor city of Saida (Sidon) surrenders to the Crusaders, 1110

After 18 years, the Council of Trent holds its final session, 1563

Father Marquette begins to build the first dwelling in what is now Chicago, 1674

Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, first published, 1791

Britain abolishes the practice of the "suttee" in India, 1829

The American Anti-Slavery Society is founded in Philadelphia by Arthur Tappen and William Lloyd Garrison, 1833

Oliver Hudson Kelley founds The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, (the Grange), 1867

"Boss" Tweed escapes from jail, 1875

The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published, 1881

Lucille Atcherson becomes the first woman legation secretary in the US Foreign sService, 1922

Cecil B. DeMille's first version of "The Ten Commandments" (the one in which he flooded Hollywood Blvd. without permit 3 times to get the Red Sea Scene right, and had to bail his crew out of jail 3 times, too!) premiers, 1923

The first Burger King is opened in Miami, Florida, United States, 1954

Suriname joins the United Nations, 1975

The Unity Module, the second module of the International Space Station, is launched, 1998

An adult giant squid is caught on video for the first time by Tsunemi Kubodera near the Ogasawara Islands, 1,000 km (620 miles) south of Tokyo, 2006

Political pressure and cyber attacks against WikiLeaks are condemned by Reporters Without Borders

In Koblenz, Germany, nearly 45,000 people wait to return home while bomb squads defuse WWII bombs still hidden under the Rhine River, 2011

In Egypt, a hundred thousand people gather to protest President Morsi's proposed constitutional amendments, 2012

A new island is discovered in the Arctic Ocean's Laptev Sea and initially called Yaya, 2013

French couture house Chanel ends its use of fur and exotic skins following bans by other companies, 2018


  1. Gratz on the clean helath bill. Iron supplement is a thankful - think of all the spinach and parsley you had to eat if it was not invented ;)

  2. Good to know that the cats are more friendly with you now. Thankful for good health report. Hope your computer and tablet issues get settled. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. I am very, very happy that you got a clean bill of health - and that the run in with the garden stakes was relatively minor.
    Take care of yourself. Please.

  4. That is good that you got a clean bill of health but the sound of that garden stake hitting could have been worse but it sounds so scary! You work so hard, I hope you get enough rest too! Take care.x

  5. So many things for us to be thankful about.

    God bless always.

  6. Those were all good and hooray for those kitties trusting you now. We're sure glad your health is doing good too.


  7. Your health in general is good, Thank God Mimi. The more I read your blog, you are important to others. I hope that you have both shots and the booster.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Wonderful Thankfuls and so glad you are okay ~ Xo

    Happy Days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Wonderful thankfuls. Glad your biopsy was negative. XO

  10. I'm so glad your biopsy was negative. I used to be anemic a lot so I take an iron pill with breakfast each morning, for about thirty years now.

  11. It is good to hear so much good news for you, including an accident which could have bee so much worse and wasn't. Perfect timing to get the tetanus shot.
    I hope you are able to get the battery issues cleared up. I would really miss reading your TToT each week. Wishing you a great week ahead.

  12. Fundamental Grat on the health things... very excellent.

    Liked the expression: "Ms. DJ wants me regularly on the opposite Tuesdays."

    Made me think of a local expression (which may very well be universal) about the positioning of things or objects as being "side by each"

  13. I am thankful that I've read your post, which is full of love.


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