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 50. 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: 32
It was submitted by: yours truly
Links to the other Word Counters posts (check them out, they're awesome!):
Carl did his usual begging for more snooze time before getting up yesterday, and i let him enjoy the warmth and comfort of his favorite cozy chair while i tended the laundry.
The laundry required it. His mother is trying to encourage him to do more of his own washing, and i understand. He generally gets through the wash part okay, but only generally.
Once in so often, he will decide to put the clothes in, add detergent and set the washer to rinse and spin. As you can guess, the results are less than stellar.
My trick is to turn the washer on and fortunately the last cycle used lights up. If the rinse and spin cycle lights up, i just run it through a normal wash.
If he gets through the wash, he's iffy with the dryer. With effort he's washed and gotten the clothes into the dryer, does he really have to remember to start it?
Now that the drying is out of the way, there's that pesky putting away part. That's where he gets finished before the job does and i find clothes in the oddest places.
This time, the socks were in the underwear drawer, underwear was stuffed in with pajamas, and the hanging clothes were hanging from the top closet shelf, no hangers were required. Job security.
It's time for some cuties and some funnies.
Have a blessed and beautiful day, everyone!
Anniversary of the Founding of Lima -- Lima, Peru
Confession of St. Peter -- Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, and Anglican Christian
Feast of the Chair of St. Peter -- Roman Catholic Church (celebrated as the founding of the papacy)
Feast of Neith -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of war and hunting)
Four an' Twenty Day -- Scotland (24 days after Christmas)
Hair Dryer Appreciation Day -- no history on this, but if you love your hair dryer, more power to you
Jazz Day -- Jazz gets recognized, it plays the Met!
National Lay Awake and Whisper in the Dark Night -- another one i can't fathom or find out why it even exists
National Peking Duck Day
Revolution Day -- Tunisia
Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day -- always the Tuesday of Healthy Weight Week and includes the announcement of the Slim Chance Awards, highlighting the worst fad diets of the prior year
Royal Thai Armed Forces Day -- Thailand (former Siam)
Santa Prisca Day -- Taxco, Mexico
Thesaurus Day -- birth anniversary of Peter Roget
UFO Day -- see the history section, 1644
Unsliced Bread Day -- from this day in 1943, until the war ended, US bakers sold only unsliced bread loaves so no steel had to be diverted from the war effort for slicing machine blades
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity -- Christian (from the celebration of the Confession of St. Peter to the celebration of the Conversion of St. Paul, Jan. 25)
Winnie the Pooh Day -- birth anniversary of author A.A. Milne
Wesley College, Melbourne is established, 1866
Henry VII of England weds Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV, 1486
Jason Segal, 1980
Dave Bautista, 1969
Jesse L. Martin, 1969
Jane Horrocks, 1964
Kevin Costner, 1955
Bobby Goldsboro, 1941
Davis Eli "David" Ruffin, 1941
Curtis Charles (Curt) Flood, 1938
Ray Dolby, 1933
Evelyn Lear, 1931
John Boorman, 1930
Constance Moore, 1920
Danny Kaye, 1913
Cary Grant, 1904
Oliver Hardy, 1892
A.A. Milne, 1882
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, 1856 (The African-American doctor who performed the first open heart surgery.)
Thomas A. Watson, 1854 ("Come here, Watson, I need you," said Bell)
Peter Mark Roget, 1779
Daniel Webster, 1782
Daigo, Emperor of Japan, 885
"The Jeffersons"(TV), 1975
"Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour"(TV), 1948
"The Nose"(Shostakovich' opera), 1930
Today in History:
Emperor Huizong abdicates the Chinese throne in favour of his son Emperor Qinzong, 1126
Francisco Pizarro founds Lima, Peru, 1535
The first documented UFO sighting in America, by some very perplexed pilgrims in Boston, 1644
Pirate Henry Morgan defeats the Spanish defenders and captures Panama, 1670
San Jose, California is founded, 1777
Captain James Cook stumbles upon the Sandwich Islands (Hawai'i), 1778
The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay, 1788
Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, the first US electrical journal, begins publication, 1840
Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, J. C. Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom, 1884
Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England, 1886
The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time, 1896
President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States, 1903
The first shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania, flown by Eugene B. Ely), 1911
English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before, 1912
Japan issues the "Twenty-One Demands" to the Republic of China in a bid to increase its power in East Asia, 1915
A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri, 1916
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden, 1944
Willie O'Ree, the first African Canadian National Hockey League player, makes his NHL debut, 1958
A Disengagement of Forces agreement is signed between the Israeli and Egyptian governments, ending conflict on the Egyptian front of the Yom Kippur War, 1974
Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease, 1977
Phil Smith and Phil Mayfield parachute off a Houston skyscraper, becoming the first two people to BASE jump from objects in all four categories: buildings, antennae, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs), 1981*
The International Olympic Committee restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals to his family, 1983
Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided, 1997
The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth, 2000
Sierra Leone Civil War is finally declared over, 2002
A bushfire kills 4 people and destroys more than 500 homes in Canberra, Australia, 2003
The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet, is unveiled at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, 2005
Hurricane Kyrill becomes one of Western Europe's deadliest storms, 2007
An amateur astronomer in Peterborough, England, discovers a new, Neptune-sized exoplanet, 2012
For the first time ever, lifeguards in Australia rescue endangered swimmers with a drone, using it to drop a rescue pod flotation device, 2018