Years may come and years may go, but thankfulness lasts forever!
That's a thankful in itself, isn't it.
We're still thankful to have Coda. #2 Son has been taking her on occasion to spend the night with him, he loves that dog.
Coda has a good friend in the neighborhood, Jazzie. They play every afternoon and wear each other out. It certainly looks to me like they are thankful for each other.
Most Sundays i go get Becca and take her to church, but this past Sunday her mother was very, very worried about the recent Covid surge. She asked me to keep Becca at home, and so we had an extra long walk with Mr. Cal. He was thankful for that, and i was thankful Becca and i had a good time doing that and playing games and reading when we got home.
Sunday i also had a visit with Ms. S. As it turned out, it was my last one at her place here in town, and i'm thankful i got to go. We knew she was moving, we didn't know her son was coming to move her on Monday. As sad as i am that she's further away from her friends here, i am very glad she's able to get the care she needs and her son/daughter-in-law are just up the street, ready and willing to make sure she's okay.
Ms. PA is also going to be moving soon, and i got to have a good talk with her daughter-in-law. They don't have a date yet, but it's soon, so it was a bittersweet thankful thing when i cleaned her house Monday.
For the past two weeks i've been reminding all of my clients that i have Jury Duty coming up, and that i might not be available for a week or maybe even longer (Heaven forbid!). When i told Ms. G, my Wednesday lady, she said, "You don't need to be down there with this virus surge! You have too many vulnerable people you tend, especially your parents."
When i rhetorically replied, Sure, but whatcha gonna to do? she responded with, "I'm going to call someone."
She called someone, and my Jury Duty has been postponed, we don't know until when but it's not right now, and i'm thankful.
The bonus in my Duty being postponed comes from the fact that i've managed to do something to my back again. It seems i should be sliding furniture and not really picking it up so much any longer. By Friday morning i was just about immobile and when i sneezed i thought i'd pass out from the pain. Thankfully the doc could see me, and i'm on medicine that seems to be working.
Finally, my tablet that died because the battery finally bit the dust is back in action, thanks to a very good shop that does that sort of thing for a reasonable price.
Bikaner Camel Festival -- Bikaner, India (colorful camel activities, including a beauty competition, and fun for people also in this gorgeous, fortified desert town; through tomorrow)
Bubble Bath Day -- remember how much fun it was as a kid? enjoy that again today
Children's Day -- Thailand
Day Sacred to Justicia -- Ancient Roman Empire (personification of justice)
Emperor Norton Day -- E. Clampus Vitus Society puts on a party in San Francisco's Chinatown in honor of the passing on this day of Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico
Feast of Hathor and Sekhmet -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Feast of St. Gudula (Patron of single laywomen; Brussels, Belgium)
Grandmothers/Midwives Day -- Bulgaria (a/k/a Babin Den; celebrating Grandmothers as midwives of their grandchildren, for the role they play in the traditional family.)
Haloa -- Ancient Greek Calendar (fertility festival of Demeter and Dionysos called after the halos, or threshing floor; date approximate)
Rural Dionysia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (the fertility festival of the countryside)
It All Adds Up Day -- anniversary of Hollerith's tabulating machine patent
Kim Jong-un's Birthday -- North Korea
Male Watcher's Day -- often listed as a day for the females to get even and do a little guy ogling, but no site gives any reason behind why this day was chosen
Midwife's Day / Women's Day -- Greece (women get out and go to a cafe or shopping, and the men must stay home and do the chores and care for the children, and in some areas, men caught shirking will be stripped and drenched in cold water; on the approximate date of an ancient Greek celebration of midwives)
Gynaecocratia -- Macedonia
Milk Carton Day -- Sheffield Farms began packaging milk in parafin lined paper cartons on this day in 1929
National Eat Something Raw Day
National English Toffee Day
National Joygerm Day -- a day to infect others with joy; begun by Joygerm Joan, whose motto is "The only thing Joygerms allow to get depressed are their tongues!"
Old Hickory Day -- Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson leads the victory in the Battle of New Orleans
Rock 'n' Roll Day -- on Elvis' birth anniversary, of course
Show and Tell at Work Day -- another Wellcat Holiday to observe carefully if at all
St. Severinus' Day (Patron of Austria and of San Severo, Italy)
Toka Ebisu Matsuri -- Osaka, Japan (Festival of Ebisu, god of business and prosperity; through the 11th)
Ami Dolenz, 1969
Vladimir Feltsman, 1952
Don Bendell, 1947
David Bowie, 1947
Robbie Krieger, 1946
Kathleen Noone, 1946
Stephen Hawking, 1942
Yvette Mimieux, 1939
Bob Eubanks, 1938
Shirley Bassey, 1937
Elvis Presley, 1935
Charles Osgood, 1933
Soupy Sales, 1926
Ron Moody, 1924
Larry Storch, 1923
Jose Ferrer, 1912
Galina Ulanova, 1910
Wilkie Collins, 1824
James Longstreet, 1821
Nicholas Biddle, 1786
Symphony No. 15 in A major (Opus 141, Dmitri Shostakovich), 1972
"Almira"(Handel's first opera), 1705
Today in History:
Monaco gains its independence, 1297
Genoa, Italy expels Jews, 1598
The oldest surviving commerial newspaper begins in Haarlem, Netherlands, 1675
The New York Fishing Company is the first American commercial corporation chartered, 1675
Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1734
US President George Washington delivers the first "State of the Union" address, 1790
Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron, emerges voluntarily from the wild in southern France (he had been captured and escaped before), 1800
The Battle of New Orleans, 1815
The first US music school, the Boston Academy of Music, is established, 1833
The US national debt hits $0 for the first and only time, 1835
Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code), 1836
French physicist Jean Foucault proves, using his "Foucault's pendulum," that the Earth rotates on its axis, 1851
Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the US Cavalry at Wolf Mountain in Montana Territory, 1877
Dr. Herman Hollerith receives the first US patent for a tabulating machine, considered by some to be the earliest computer, 1889
The Blackstone Library is dedicated, marking the beginning of the Chicago Public Library system, 1904
Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., 1963
Soviet space mission Luna 21 is launched, 1973
The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II, 2004
Some scientists claim 2012 weather as the hottest year ever recorded, 2013
The previous year, 2017, is declared a record year for cost of natural disasters, coming in at $306 billion, 2018