Saturday, December 11, 2021

Holly Jolly rEcess Night, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


Last night was rEcess!

While thankfulness abounds, words do not as i started the day at work at 5am catsitting, and didn't finish the day until all the children went home at 10pm.  You'll have to imagine it from the pictures:

Pizza, because the catfish dinners never showed up.

Dessert, the best part of the meal.

Remember Rock-em Sock-em Robots?

Out of the wheelchair.

It’s hard to catch them playing in the gym. 

Assignments and notes

The movie room projector broke, we used the white board.

Art Room Fun

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:

Agonalia -- Ancient Roman Empire; also observed

     Festival for Diva Palatua -- guardian of Palatine Hill

     Septimonia -- to honor the Seven Hills of Rome

Feast of Sekhmet, Bast, and Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of warfare, feline goddess, and sun god; date approximate)

Fourth Republic Day -- Madagascar

International Mountain Day -- UN

International Shareware Day

Jashan-e Sadeh / Adar-Jashen -- Zoroastrian/Parsi (a mid-winter fire ceremony for purification; date approximate)

 National Day / Republic Day -- Burkina Faso (also called Proclamation of Independence Day)

National Day of the Horse -- US (by Congressional resolution, information here 

National Noodle Ring Day

Nose-Scrambling and Hair-Hiking Events -- Fairy Calendar

Pampanga Day -- Pampanga Province, Philippines

Remembrance Day of Llywelyn II -- Wales (death anniversary of Llywelyn the Last, the last native-born Prince of Wales, killed in battle in 1282)

St. Damasus' Day (Patron of archaeologists)

St. Pens' Day (Patron of Llanberis, Wales)

Tango Day -- Buenos Aires, Argentina (birth anniversary of both Julio de Caro and Carlos Gardel)

Anniversaries Today:

Unicef is established, 1946

Edward VIII abdicates, 1936

Indiana becomes the 19th US State, 1816

Birthdays Today:

Rider Strong, 1979

Mos Def, 1973

Mo'Nique, 1967

Gary Dourdan, 1966

Curtis Williams, 1962

Jermaine Jackson, 1954

Ken Wahl, 1953

Susan Seidelman, 1952

Teri Garr, 1949

Brenda Lee, 1944

John Kerry, 1943

Donna Mills, 1943

David Gates, 1940

Tom Hayden, 1940

Rita Moreno, 1931

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918

Carlo Ponti, 1913

Naguib Mahfouz, 1911

Marjorie H. Buell, 1904

Fiorello LaGuardia, 1882

Annie Jump Cannon, 1863

Robert Koch, 1843

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"City of Angels"(Musical), 1989

"Magnum, PI"(TV), 1980

Today in History:

Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office, 359

Llywelyn the Last (born c. 1228) the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cimeri, 1282

The Aurora Borealis is seen from New England by English settlers for the first time, 1719

The first newspaper on Curacao is published, the Curacao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser, 1812

Nitrous oxide is used in dental work for the first time in Hartford, Connecticut, 1844

Boston's Bijou Theatre becomes the first American theater lit exclusively by electricity, premiering Gilbert and Sullivan's "Iolanthe" as its first performance, 1882

The New Zealand Parliament Buildings are almost completely destroyed by fire, 1907

Color moving pictures are demonstrated in Madison Square Garden, 1909

The Boll Weevil Monument is dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama, 1919

The British Parliament enacts the Statute of Westminster 1931, establishing legislative equality between the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Dominion of Canada, the Irish Free State, Dominion of Newfoundland, the Dominion of New Zealand, and the Union of South Africa, 1931

Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, takes his last drink and enters treatment for the last time, 1934

Arthur Lucas, convicted of murder, is the last person to be executed in Canada, 1962

Apollo 17 becomes the sixth and last Apollo mission to land on the Moon, 1972

The Kyoto Protocol opens for signature, 1997

The People's Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization, 2001

In Taipei, protesters demand foreign live-in caregivers have the right to a day off each week, 2011

Pope Francis is named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year," 2013

A landmark trial for Huntington's disease in London announces positive results, the first time a drug has been able to slow an incurable brain disorder, 2017

India passes its controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill, clearing the way for citizenship for immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as long as they are not Muslim, 2019

The journal Nature publishes details of the earliest figurative artwork found in the world to date, 43,900-year-old depictions of part animal, part human figures in a cave in Sulawsi, Indonesia, 2019


  1. Sounds like fun but tiring. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. You must be exhausted - and I am sure that you will do it again as often as you can.❤

  3. So much to be thankful for.

    Thank you for all your good works, Mimi.

    God bless always.

  4. So wonderful to bring such joy during this season.

  5. 5am, when do you sleep? You must be exhausted. You must be like the Everyready bunny. LOL See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Oh my goodness, wonderful pictures. And you've been so busy . Thank you for your photo list

  7. That looks like a wonderful time for all.

  8. Thank you for helping to make that a wonderful time for everyone.

  9. Thank you for your great photos! The dessert looks especially good!

  10. What a great time. I want the cookies and cupcakes.''Keep strong, Keep well!

  11. Pizza!! and cookies :) it does look like everyone had a fun night. but 5am to 10pm would wear me out completely, I'd have to sleep for two days to catch up.

  12. Yow!*
    Have a quiet pre-Christmas week.

    *compliment, not only on the photos but on the work required to set up and break down the gym and other areas

  13. I'm so glad you were so grateful, but oh my, you were so busy! Thanks for sh aring your pictorial gratitude list.


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