Carl tried very hard to stay in bed yesterday.
"Five more minutes!" he kept saying, and i had to put my foot down.
Young man, i have to wash the pillowcases you're sleeping on, and it's time for a shower.
He groaned and got up, then headed for the shower. He'd already picked out a pair of pants and shirt to wear, both hung up in the closet. The pants were dirty. Yes, sometimes he hangs up dirty clothes when his mom tells him to "get your clothes off the floor!"
No, it isn't easier to hang them than to throw them in a clothes hamper, but once again, job security.
He then proceeded to eat a sampling of practically everything in the kitchen. He cooked an egg until it looked a bit rubbery to me and kept prodding at it, asking me, "Is it done yet?"
It's ready for cremation, i muttered. He enjoyed it anyway.
At Ms. PA's house, a mutual friend of ours from church came to visit her while i was there. Ms. B brought her some fancy chocolate candies, and Ms. PA was in heaven. Once the visitor left, she couldn't help herself and ate two of them. When the sitter asked if she wanted her lunch, Ms. PA said, "No, I just ate those candies, I think I'll have lunch later."
The sitter and i teased her. Just like our kids, you spoiled your supper with candy! All three of us laughed.
Speaking of laughing, did you know common household objects can be male or female?
As always, there's something to smile about.
Have a blessed and beautiful Tuesday, everyone!
Ako Gishi sai -- Ako, Japan (traditional dances and warrior parades honoring the 47 Ronin)
Asarah B'Tevet -- Judaism (Tenth of Tevet, a minor fast day, in remembrance of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar)
Buy a Tree Day / Deck the Halls Day -- internet generated, and if you are going to decorate, why did you wait this long?
Christmas Bird Count begins -- sponsored by the National Audubon Society (through Jan. 5); since 1900, the longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations)
Free Shipping Day -- with hundreds of participating merchants
Halcyon Days begin -- a time of calm and tranquility (beginning seven days before the winter solstice, lasting until December 28, seven days after the solstice; named for an ancient fabled kingfisher bird [or halcyon], which hatches and raise her young during this time)
Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Stufur -- Shorty, who is also known as Ponneskefill, the pan-scraper, who will scrape food scraps from the pans left out
Khoiak Ceremony for Ploughing the Earth -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Monkey Day -- unofficial, by animal groups, a day to draw attention to the plights of simians kept in labs and as pets
National Bouillabaisse Day
National Energy Conservation Day -- India
Play An Old Song That You Didn't Like To See If You Still Don't Like It Day -- internet generated, and don't bother, bad songs don't improve with age
Precalentines Day -- an unofficial holiday for math lovers begun by a precalculus class at a Nova Scotia high school
South Pole Discovery Day -- thank you, Roald Amundsen
St. John of the Cross' Day (Patron of contemplative life, contemplatives, mystical theology, mystics, Spanish poets; Ta' Xbiex, Malta)
St. Spyridon's Day (Patron of Corfu, Greece, and potters)
Alabama becomes the 22nd US State, 1819
Princess Mary Stuart is crowned Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542
Samantha Peszek, 1991
Vanessa Hudgens, 1988
Paul "Beakman" Zaloom, 1951
Bill Buckner, 1949
Dee Wallace Stone, 1948
Patty Duke, 1946
Jane Birkin, 1946
Ernie Davis, 1939
Leonardo Boff, 1938
Lee Remick, 1935
Charlie Rich, 1932
Don Hewitt, 1922
Shirley Jackson, 1919
Morey Amsterdam, 1914
Spike Jones, 1911
Margaret Madeline Chase Smith, 1897
James Harold Doolittle, 1896
Saturday Night Fever(Film), 1977
Diamonds are Forever(Film), 1971
"Il Trittico"(Puccini opera), 1918
Today in History:
Osman ibn Affan is appointed the third kalief of Islam, 644
The Zuider Zee seawall collapses, 50,000 lives are lost in the floods that follow, 1287
The first artificial pearls, made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales, are manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris, 1656
The Montgolfier brothers' first balloon lifts off on its first test flight, 1782
David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a machine that cuts nuts and bolts, 1798
The American Academy of Political and Social Science is organized in Philadelphia, 1889
The Commercial Pacific Cable Company lays the first Pacific telegraph cable, from Ocean Beach, San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii, 1902
Norwegian Roald Amundsen becomes the first to reach the South Pole, 1911
Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Libya, Nepal, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sri Lanka join the United Nations, 1955
The United Republic of Tanzania joins the United Nations. 1961
NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus, 1962
Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations, 1999
The Millau viaduct, the tallest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened, 2004
China's first lunar rover, the Yutu, lands successfully on the Moon, 2013
The Vatican announces it has rediscovered the lost last paintings of Rafael, painted around 1520, in the Vatican Museum, 2017
The Walt Disney Company buys most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, 2017
The 85th Heisman Trophy is awarded to Joe Burrow of Louisiana State University; Burrow received the highest percentage of first place votes ever with 90.7%, 2019