Saturday, January 29, 2022

Full of Thankfuls, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


This week has been full, so it's time to be Thankful.

Last Saturday was Red-headed Alec's mom's funeral.  It was a fitting tribute and i am thankful i was able to go.

About two weeks ago, i noticed Little Girlie was acting strangely, and figured out she had a urinary tract infection.  Since she was 16 and crotchety and always hated going to the vet, i am thankful i was able to get my vet to give me the antibiotics without having to take her in.

The first few days went well, she was feeling better, and then she suddenly went downhill fast.  Always thin, she had no reserve, and when it got to the point where it would be cruel to keep trying to treat her, we let our vet help her to the other side.

We're thankful we had her as long as we did and that her end was peaceful.

#2 Son came to visit, and he told us he thought Dansig wasn't acting like himself.  We took Dansig in and we're thankful #2 Son spoke up.  Dansig is diabetic, and i'm glad i am not squeamish about giving insulin shots.  In addition, Dansig doesn't object or get mad or fight it, and i'm thankful about that, too.

It had been a while since Ms. JAI called me, and i was starting to be concerned.  She finally contacted me, she'd been out of town for over a month.  We were thankful to reconnect and i was thankful for my arsenal of tools for cleaning toilets.  After a month, they all had a ring that fought back!

Thursday at Ms. SE's house i got a break i don't get often.  Her mother was in town and helped me fold the clothes.  If my back is going to object to anything, it's moving furniture and folding clothes, so i'm always thankful for help with either.

 We got to the laundromat this week, always a thankful thing although i don't always mention it.  This week it had gotten almost critical.

Sweet William, Ms. GA's newest rescue, is doing well.  He cooperated with getting into the carrier to go get his staples out, and he's free from being confined to the bathroom although he still shouldn't do too much that's strenuous.  We're all thankful for him, he's a love.

The big news is that Brother-in-Law's taxes are done, and i'm always thankful to get that out of the way.  From the moment he is given his W2 at work, he starts fretting about it.  It took less than an hour this time and he's getting a nice refund, so he's thankful, too.

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:

Blue and Pink Day -- Fairy Calendar

Bubblegum Sculpture Day -- commonly listed on ecard sites, and not to be confused with National Bubble Gum Day, coming in February

Carnation Day -- in honor of William McKinley; also on the date of his assassination each year, Sept. 14

Curmudgeons' Day -- W.C. Field's birth anniversary

National Corn Chip Day

National Puzzle Day -- because they are just fun

National Storytelling Week -- UK (the Society for Storytelling encourages you to celebrate one of the most ancient art forms; through Feb. 5)  

Sahid Diwash -- Nepal (Martyrs' Day)

St. Constantius of Perugia (Patron of Perugia, Italy)

St. Gildas the Wise's Day (one of the earliest British historians)

Thomas Paine Day/Freethinkers' Day -- birth anniversary of Thomas Paine

Tuxedo Cat Appreciation Day

Anniversaries Today:

Establishment of The Seeing Eye, 1929 (first US guide dog school)

Kansas becomes the 34th US state, 1861

Birthdays Today:

Adam Lambert, 1982

Jonny Lang, 1981

Andrew Keegan, 1979

Sara Gilbert, 1975

Heather Graham, 1970

Bobby Phillips, 1968

Nick Turturro, 1962

Greg Louganis, 1960

Oprah Winfrey, 1954

Teresa Teng, 1953

Ann Jillian, 1950

Tom Selleck, 1945

Katharine Ross, 1942

Germaine Greer, 1939

John Forsythe, 1918

Victor Mature, 1913

Huddie William "Leadbelly" Ledbetter, 1885

W.C. Fields, 1880

Anton Chekhov, 1860

William McKinley, 1843

Henry Morton Stanley, 1841

Thomas Paine, 1737

Emanuel Swedenborg, 1688

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sweet Charity"(Musical), 1966

"Dr. Strangelove"(Film), 1964

"Sleeping Beauty"(Cartoon movie), 1959

"The Potting Shed"(Play), 1957

"All My Sons"(Play), 1947

"The Raven"(publication date), 1845

"Idomeneo"(Mozart Opera), 1781

"The Beggar's Opera"(Gay Ballad Opera), 1728

Today in History:

The first performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1595

John Beckley of Virginia is appointed the first Librarian of Congress, 1802

Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is first published, 1845

The Victoria Cross is established to acknowledge bravery, 1856

Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, 1886

Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch, 1891

Walt Disney starts his first job as an artist, earning $40/week with the KC Slide Co, 1920

North America's first guide dog school, The Seeing Eye, is incorporated in Nashville, Tennessee, 1929

The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced, 1936

The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced, 1963

Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so, 1989

President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing, 1996

La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire, 1996

The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a China Airlines flight lands in Beijing, 2005

Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens, 2010

American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history, 2012

Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono, 2014

Scientists announce they have discovered how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice, 2014

Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident, 2015

The Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim, 2019


  1. A truly lovely list - which is a reflection of your truly lovely self.

  2. A beautiful thankful list. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. I did not know that about Carnation Day!
    I always learn a little something here...

  4. A beautiful, albeit sad list, that as alwaus leaves me slightly breathless. Happy curmudgeon's day ;)

  5. Lovely list ~ a bit sad ~ but all part of life ~ Xo

    Wishing you lots of love in your day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Thank you for helping Little Girlie to the other side. It's such a hard thing to do but it's the final loving thing we can do for our furry ones. I know you will miss her but she had a good life with you.

    Your thankful lists are always a very good reminder to me to be more grateful for the good things in my life, Mimi. That's one thing *I* am thankful for!

  7. Bubble gum sculpture? It would have a long life.

  8. So sad to learn about Little Girlie, messymimi....the sweet, beautiful little girl. So very sad...I'm sorry. Our pets are so precious and so important to us.

    Take good care. :)

  9. I am so sorry about Little Girlie. I am glad Dansig is good about insulin. Nice thankfuls, as always. XO

  10. Surely the most difficult responsibility we accept when an animal joins our herd/pack/school...
    What the heck with the human body?!?! Ok I can see moving furniture being provocation to a back, heavy weights, unforgiving laws of physics but to allow (smaller) muscles to raise Cain... just don't seem fair.
    Have the best possible week.

  11. I'm glad you have so many thankfuls each week.

  12. We know LittleGirlie will sure be missed. That was a good list though and we're glad to hear that Sweet William is doing good.

  13. Oh I am sorry you lost Little Girlie but I understand. So many times in life the hard stuff gets in our way. HUGS across the miles to you and many blessings too. You have the very best thankfuls.

  14. So sorry that Little Girlie had to move on. She lived a long life, but she will still be missed, I know.
    Having help with folding clothes is always a blessing when one's back is acting up. What a nice relief for you.
    Wishing you a nice week ahead.


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