Saturday, February 12, 2022

Good Week, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It’s a thankful thing to get to Thankful Day.  Every week is a bit different, and every week has thankful things galore.

Twice this week i’ve been thankful i checked the traffic before i set out for my destination, as i managed to avoid stopped traffic due to accidents.

We’re all thankful that days are getting longer, especially Tripod SissyCat.  She  has been able to go out each afternoon after the temperatures go up enough.

Though it is getting warmer in the afternoons, i am very thankful it’s not air conditioner weather quite yet (and i hope it stays that way for a bit longer).

Ms. D, the lady four houses down who has me come every other Tuesday now, has been needing some things done that require someone tall.  Enter Sweetie, who was tall enough to change the light bulbs without a ladder and who helped me get a blind hung in the guest bedroom window that she’s been wanting up for almost a year.  We were both very thankful for his help.

It’s not often that i am thankful one of the cats thinks it is being clever and gets itself trapped in a room, but that happened this week.  Dansig needed to go back to the vet again for his insulin regulation, so he is supposed to be fasting the night before.  Sweetie accidentally left the food down, but Dansig had snuck behind Sweetie when he went into the hall bathroom and got himself trapped in there.  There wasn’t anything in there for him to eat, so he went to the vet on schedule, thankfully.

Also thankfully he doesn’t have to go back, we’ve got  him on what we hope is a good maintenance dose.

While picking him up from the vet, i was thankful to be able to meet up with Little Girl and her boyfriend, they were bringing Coda for her checkup and Bart for his first puppy visit.  He’s a sweet snuggler.

Ms. G put me through my paces on Wednesday, and i’m thankful as it was a good workout.  We went to a bulk store and by the time the cart was loaded with the on sale cat litter, diet soda, bottled water, and bird seed, well let’s just say i’m thankful i can still push a 350+ pound flat cart through the bulk club.  Not to mention unloading it all when we got it back to her house.

Sweetie had a special thankful Thursday, although it was a frustrating moment.  We had plenty of money in the account, but his debit card was declined at the store.  He pulled out The Big Boss’ credit card that he keeps for when The Big Boss calls and needs him to get stuff, and so his trip to the store was not wasted.  As soon as he got home, he called The Big Boss, told him what happened, and made arrangements to bring him cash the next morning.  He’s thankful The Big Boss lets him keep that card, and understands when something weird like this comes up.

We’re both thankful that checking with the bank the next day revealed they had no record of the transaction even trying to go through, so the decline was a simple computer glitch, not something wrong with our account.

Our Friday morning prayer and Bible study group wrote Valentine cards to women in our church who are recent widows, we were thankful to be able to do a little something to make them feel special on a day that often means so much.

All in all, we’re thankful for a good week.

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:

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday -- US (with a wreath laying ceremony at the rebuilt cabin near where he was born)

Borrowed Days (through the 14th) -- Scottish Highlands (Gaelic Faoilteach, days supposedly borrowed from January, and if the weather is bad, the rest of the year will be good.)

Darwin Day -- International (birth anniversary)

Day Holy to Diana -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Lost Penny Day -- in honor of pennies, the first US coin to commemorate a person; collect all those pennies you have hanging around and donate them to a good cause

Oglethorpe Day/Georgia Day -- Georgia, US (landing of General Oglethorpe at what is now Savannah in 1733)

Pick A New Love Song Day -- internet generated, and why?  Only bother if your old one has worn thin.

Plum Pudding Day -- shouldn't this be at Christmas? Ah, well, i don't set them, i just report them.

Powamu Festival -- Pueblo/Hopi Native Americans (8 day sacred Bean Dance and purification ceremonies; date approximate)

Red Hand Day -- UN (Drawing attention to the plight of child soldiers.)

Runic Half Month of Sigel (Sun) begins

Sacrifice to Dionysos -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

St. Julian the Hospitaler (Patron of boatmen, carnival/circus workers, childless people, clowns, ferrymen, fiddlers, hospitality, hotel keepers/innkeepers, jugglers, knights, pilgrims, repentant murderers, shepherds, travellers, wandering musicians; to obtain lodging while travelling; San Giljan, Malta)

Union Day -- Myanmar

Youth Day -- Venezuela

Anniversaries Today:

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded, 1909

Michigan State University is founded, 1855

Maria Therese Habsburg marries Emperor Francios I, 1736

Birthdays Today:

Jennifer Stone, 1993

Christina Ricci, 1980

Jesse Spencer, 1979

Naseem Hamed, 1974

Josh Brolin, 1968

Chyna Phillips, 1968

Arsenio Hall, 1955

Joanna Kerns, 1953

Michael McDonald, 1952

Simon MacCorkindale, 1952

Steve Hackett, 1950

Cliff De Young, 1947

Maud Adams, 1945

Ray Manzarek, 1939

Judy Blume, 1938

Joe Don Baker, 1936

Bill Russell, 1934

Arlen Specter, 1930

Joe Garagiola, 1926

Franco Zeffirelli, 1923

Dom DiMaggio, 1917

Lorne Greene, 1915

Ted Mack, 1904

Roy Harris, 1898

Omar Bradley, 1893

Anna Pavlova, 1881

John Llewellyn Lewis, 1880

John Graham Chambers, 1843

Charles Darwin, 1809

Abraham Lincoln, 1809

Louisa Catherine Johnson Adams, 1775

Cotton Mather, 1663

John Winthrop the Younger, 1606

John Winthrop the Elder, 1588

Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun, 1218

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Child's Play"(Play), 1970

"Dracula"(Film), 1931

"Rhapsody In Blue", 1924

"Beggar on Horseback"(Play), 1924

"Fruen Fra Havet(The Lady from the Sea)"(Ibsen Play), 1889

Today in History:

Vasco da Gama sets sail from Lisbon, Portugal, on his second voyage to India, 1502

Santiago, Chile, is founded by Pedro de Valdivia, 1541

A year after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded for treason, 1554

The Onderlinge van 1719 u.a., the oldest existing life insurance company in the Netherlands is founded, 1719

Englishman James Oglethorpe founds Georgia, the 13th colony of the Thirteen Colonies, and its first city at Savannah, 1733

The first US fugitive slave law, requiring the return of runaway slaves, is passed, 1793

The Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest working opera house in Europe, is destroyed by fire, 1816

The Creek Indian treaty is signed, requiring the tribes to turn over all of their land in Georgia to the government and migrate west by Sept. 1 the following year, 1825

Ecuador annexes the Galapagos Islands, 1832

Official proclamation sets April 15 as last day of grace for US silver coins to circulate in Canada, 1870

The US Congress abolishes bimetallism and authorizes $1 and $3 gold coins, 1873

King David Kalakaua of the Sandwich Islands/Hawaii becomes the first king to visit the US, 1874

The first news dispatch by telephone takes place, between Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, 1877

News of the Battle of Isandlwana, the single greatest defeat for the British Army at the hands of a native army, reaches London, 1879

The New York to Paris auto race, via Alaska and Siberia, begins; George Schuster wins after 88 days behind the wheel, 1908

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms, 1909

The last Ch'ing (Manchu) emperor of China, Hsuan T'ung, abdicates, 1912

A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union, 1947

U.S.S.R. launches Venera 1 towards Venus, 1961

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1970, is exiled from the Soviet Union, 1974

Carmen Lawrence becomes the first female Premier in Australian history when she becomes Premier of Western Australia, 1990

NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touchdown in the "saddle" region of 433 Eros becoming the first spacecraft to land on an asteroid, 2001

The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom, 2004

Intel entrepreneur and co-founder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years, 2014

Pope Francis  meets Patriarch Kirill in Havana - first meeting between Catholic and Russian Orthodox church heads for nearly 1,000 years, 2016

Emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, California threatens to collapse, 180,00 residents ordered to evacuate, 2017

Tropical cyclone Gita strikes Tonga as a category four cyclone causing widespread damage, 2018

NASA data shows the world has got greener; the Earth is 5% leafier than it was in the early 2000s, mostly due to tree planting in China and intensive farming in India, 2019

Black panthers are seen in Laikipia County, Kenya, for the first time in almost 100 years, 2021


  1. How lucky about the cat! I am also glad to see the days get longer.

  2. Wow! You really got your exercise this week. Pushing or pulling those big carts around isn't easy.
    Poor Dansig, but I kind of laughed about his cleverness.
    There must be a story behind a cat being given the name of Tripod SissyCat. HaHa

  3. So many things to be thankful for.

    God bless.

  4. Love your thankfulness. And how nice to hear of a cat outsmarting himself rather than his owner (which is often the case here).

  5. Love your thankful post with so many things to be thankful for. Poor Dansig but all for his own good. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. "Borrowed Days (through the 14th) -- Scottish Highlands (Gaelic Faoilteach, days supposedly borrowed from January, and if the weather is bad, the rest of the year will be good.)" Thank you for this! We're having winter holidays in these days, and the weather seems to be bad as you please, windy just above freezing, cloudy, a shower now and then. In short my least favourite weather. Now I can look forward to the rest of the year being good!

  7. I'm thankful that I'm alive and this morning I was able to speak to this new family member. Wow, I'm so pleased. Have a great day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Wonderful list of thankfuls ~ especially the Big Boss card ~ LOL

    Wishing you lots of love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Wonderful thankfuls. That did work out nicely with Dansig. I hope his numbers are under control. XO

  10. I'm thankful for the Winter Olympics...and awed by the skill and courage of the athletes competing in said Games. They are incredible! The Games are a welcome respite from all the bad news and behaviour that is going on throughout the world.

    Have a good week ahead, messymimi...take good care. :)

  11. I'm thankful for yesterday, which was pretty special, but I can't post about it, it's too private.
    Great that Dansig is doing well.
    A 350+ weight cart? How did you manage corners? those things are awkward at half the weight!

  12. Those were all really good thankfuls! We are glad the debit card was just a goofy glitch!

  13. Busy week!*

    We've had warm(er) weather... totally welcomed.
    I hate being caught in traffic and it's not exactly (or only) being late, it's being stuck in a line there is no escape from.
    (Don't laugh.. shorter lines, like the bank or coffee shops drive ups I'll leave more space than most between me the car in front... to make a getaway if necessary)
    have a good week

    * yeah, like knock us over with a

  14. What a great list! The cat trapping itself in the bathroom is pretty funny (not to the cat, I'm sure!), and I'm pleased to hear his insulin is correctly regulated. Cats are so tricky, since they are known for hiding their illnesses. Glad Sweetie had the back up card. It's not only frustrating when our bank cards don't work, it's embarrassing, because there's always someone around to give you a judgy look.


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