Saturday, February 5, 2022

Especially Cookies, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It’s been a changeful week, weather-wise.  We went from warm to cold, dropping about 50 degrees in 36 hours.  Thankfully, the weather-guessers warned us and were mostly right even if we didn’t get the bad storms they were concerned about.

Dansig went back to the vet, and he’s doing okay.  We’re still adjusting his meds, and i’m thankful he’s better each time.

May i say, the new pharmacy where i transferred all my prescriptions is right on top of everything and i’m more thankful than ever to have found it.

There have been meetings for which i am thankful.  The Civic Association annual meeting went well, there is a plan for better drainage.

The ladies’ circle meetings have been wonderful and i’m thankful for the ladies and their insights and getting to know them.

Ms. PA is settled at her son’s house and i’m thankful i was able to go over there where we could do the zoom ladies’ circle meeting together.  Thankfully her cat has adjusted as well, Little Bit is getting along with the 5 cats that already live there.

It’s rEcess week, i’m thankful i was able to get all of our supplies, thankful for frozen lasagna to feed crowds, thankful for Caesar salad, thankful for the whole whacky and wonderful time.

Cookies.  We especially like the cookies.

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:

Constitution Day -- Mexico (trad.)

Feast Day of Jacob, Patriarch -- Catholic Christian

Kashmir Day -- Pakistan

Liberation from the Alberoni Occupation -- San Marino (also St. Agatha's Day)

Longest War in History Ends -- The Third Punic War, between Rome and Carthage, was officially ended on this date with a peace treaty signed in 1985, which is 2,131 years after the war began

Move Hollywood & Broadway to Lebanon, PA Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and Why would they want it?

National Chocolate Fondue Day

National Weatherperson's Day -- US (mostly, though some other countries now observe it as well; in honor of the first US meteorologist, John Jeffries)

Nones of February -- Ancient Roman Calendar; also

     Fornacalia -- celebration in honor of bread and the ovens used to dry grain; held any day between now and the 17th, one of Rome's few movable feasts)

Runeberg's Birthday -- Finland (National Poet)

St. Agatha's Day (Patron of bell-founders, fire prevention, jewelers, martyrs, nurses, rape victims, single laywomen, torture victims, wet-nurses; Malta; San Marino; as well as over 50 cities around the world; against breast cancer, breast disease, earthquakes, eruptions of Mt. Etna, fire, natural disasters, sterility, volcanic eruptions)

Unity Day -- Burundi

Vasant Panchami / Saraswati Puja  -- Hindu (celebrating Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge)

World Nutella Day

Birthdays Today:

Jeremy Sumpter, 1989

Sara Evans, 1971

Bobby Brown, 1969

Michael Sheen, 1969

Laura Linney, 1964

Jennifer Jason Leigh, 1962

Christopher Guest, 1948

Barbara Hershey, 1948

David Alan Ladd, 1947

Charlotte Rampling, 1946

Roger Stauback, 1942

Jane Bryant Quinn, 1941

David Selby, 1941

H.R. Giger, 1940

Alex Harvey, 1935

Henry "Hank" Aaron, 1934

Andrew Greeley, 1928

Red Buttons, 1919

William Burroughs, 1914

John Carradine, 1906

Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr., 1900

Andre' Citroen, 1878

Belle Starr(Myra Maybelle Shirley), 1848

Dwight Lyman Moody, 1837

Ole Bull, 1810

Robert Peel, 1788

John Witherspoon, 1723

Sanjo, Emperor of Japan, 976

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego"(TV), 1994

"Hagar The Horrible"(Comic strip), 1973

"Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour"(TV), 1967

"Peter Pan"(Disney cartoon film), 1953

"Otello"(Verdi Opera), 1887

Today in History:

Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy, 62

King Alfonso V orders Sicily's Jews to attend conversion sermons, 1428

A group of early Japanese Christians are killed by the new government of Japan for being seen as a threat to Japanese society, 1597

The first US livestock branding law is passed, in Connecticut, 1644

Georgia becomes the first state to abolish both entail and primogenature, 1777

Sweden recognizes US independence, 1783

Hannah Lord Montague of New York creates the first detachable shirt collar, 1825

The "Oregon Spectator" is the first newspaper published on the American West Coast, 1846

An adding machine employing depressible keys is patented in New Paltz, NY, 1850

Two innovations which helped pave the way for motion pictures are pateneted, a hand turned stereoscope by Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati, and the Kinematoscope by Coleman Sellers of Philadelphia, 1861

Four inches of snow falls in San Francisco, 1887

The loop-the-loop centrifugal railroad (a/k/a the roller coaster) is patented by Ed Prescot, 1901

Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis performed the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane, 1913

Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists, 1919

Reader's Digest magazine is first published, 1922

The Royal Greenwich Observatory begins broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal, 1924

A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered, 1958

The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families, 1997

Danish special forces storm a ship captured by Somali pirates, freeing 25 crewmembers on board, 2010

Archaeologist and runologist K. Jonas Nordby publishes his suggestions for how to decrypt the 13th C Viking jötunvillur runic code, 2014

Computer hackers try to steal 1 billion from Federal Reserve Bank of New York, but a typo in their codes alerts authorities before they can finish, 2016


  1. So much to be thankful for in life. Praise the Lord.

    God bless, Mimi.

  2. Another Wonderful Thankful list. Which is yet another thing to be thankful for.

  3. My daughter AmyLynn made cookies the other day, a lot of cookies and they tasted pretty good.

    Cruisin Paul

  4. Those are all really nice thankfuls. Cookies? The Dad is our resident cookie monster here!

  5. Being to escape from somewhat from the storm that had been predicted is good news.
    It sounds like the meal at rEcess hit the spot.
    I didn't know about the Oregon Spectator newspaper. It would be interesting to read some of the articles that were printed.

  6. Thank you for sharing a wonderful gratitude list.

  7. Sounds like you had a social week.REcess is such a nice idea. XO

  8. Mmmm, cookies. And Hooray for a decent pharmacy.

  9. Oh wonderful thankfuls ~ Can't resist cookies ~ Xo

    Wishing you love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  10. ...the weather-guessers

    Excellent term! (I, for one, use the weather radar sites and can figure it out from my own satisfaction, at any rate.

    Have an excellent week ahead


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