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.
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
Establishment of The Seeing Eye, 1929 (first US guide dog school)
Kansas becomes the 34th US state, 1861
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
"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