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It truly is a happy thing to be able to count blessings and list thankfuls.
Last Saturday i woke up at Grandma and Grandpa's house and since Grandma slept in, i went and did the grocery shopping by myself so Grandpa could be there when she woke up. We're thankful she slept, and i was thankful Grandpa, a take-charge person (micromanager!), actually trusted me to go to the store by myself.
Their groceries got bought and the house got cleaned and i got to spend extra time with Grandma because i'd done some of the cleaning the day before, we were both thankful for that.
Sunday morning, Becca's mom was not feeling well, so i'm thankful i was able to get Becca and bring her to church, giving her mom a break to get some much-needed rest.
On Monday i worked two jobs instead of just one, taking care of Carl and Ms. D. This had been arranged so that i could have Tuesday to go to a meeting, and i'm thankful Ms. D agreed to the plan, and i'm thankful it was a cool day for working outside so i got her back porch posts properly scrubbed down.
#2 Son came by that afternoon to talk over what to do with his car situation. His car would cost more to repair than it is worth even at today's prices, and Mr. Lenny's son is going to be selling a used car soon, so i'm thankful we had a chance to discuss buy new versus buy used. (Leaning toward used at the moment, as the vehicle in question has a new engine.)
The meeting i was to attend on Tuesday was supposed to be the group's first in person meeting in two years. Unfortunately, it was raining, so the rest of the group decided to go back to a Zoom meeting. Thankfully i hadn't gotten very far up the road when Ms. V called me, and i'd left early enough (because of the rain) that i was able to run two quick errands and still make it back home in time to get on the computer.
For the past several months, Lunceford the Land Yacht has not cooperated in the air conditioner department. Sometimes it worked, most times it didn't. Sweetie came to me saying he needed an oil change and his inspection sticker was expired (!), so we were thankful to get an appointment with Kevin and Lenny. We're also thankful the A/C problem was just a relay, they switched it out and now Sweetie won't be borrowing my car all summer because his is too hot.
Thankfully, too, we were able to take his car to Ms. SE's house on Thursday while my GusGus got the line cleaned out that lets windshield washer fluid actually do what it's supposed to do. They didn't charge for that, either, another thankful.
When i arrived at Bible study Friday morning, Mr. BA informed he he'd pressure washed the back wall of the house. The water came through the windows. The back room, he and Ms. GA told me, was in a condition they'd rather not discuss. Yes, i got it cleaned as best i could, i'm thankful i was able to get to everything except moving one table, and i'm thankful i can still get down on the floor to clean a floor, because that's what it took.
Once i was done there, i ran home, changed clothes, and went to Ms. PA's son's house so i could set up for a Zoom meeting with her ladies' circle. Ms. PA is totally homebound now, i'm thankful i can go over there and let her be a part of the group she's met with for 40+ years. We had a good time, i stayed after to just talk with her for a while. Every visit with a friend who is 92 is a cherished visit.
The cat shelter was rather quiet yesterday evening, i think the employees were thankful for it as they were using the time for catching up on paperwork, and i'm always thankful to get to go there and tend to kitties.
Appomattox Day -- US (marking the end of the US Civil War on this day in 1865)
Astronauts' Day -- web generated by someone who wants all these brave people honored
Baby Massage Day
Baghdad Liberation Day -- Kurdistan, Iraq
Bataan Day/Day of Valor -- Philippines (Araw ng Kagitingan)
Dita e Kushtetutes -- Kosovo (Constitution Day)
Dry Milk Day -- the first patent for powdered milk was issued this day in 1792 to Samuel Percy
Feast of Jalal (Glory) -- Baha'i
Independence Restoration Day -- Georgia (formerly Day of National Unity)
Martyr's Day -- Tunisia
Name Yourself Day -- an internet holiday allowing you to change your name for a day, if you want to.
National Cherish An Antique Day -- hooray for old fashioned quality!
National Chinese Almond Cookie Day
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day -- US
Observation of the Nazi Occupation -- Denmark (anniversary of the Nazi invasion)
Public Library Day -- US (anniversary of the opening of the first "publicly funded" library -- i.e. a tax based, free library -- in the US, in 1833 in Petersborough, New Hampshire)
Remembrance for Haakon Sigurdsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Haakon the Great, one of the Jarls of Hladhir)
St. Casilda's Day (Patron against sterility)
St. Mary of Cleophas' Day (one of the Marys in the Bible who was present at the Crucifixion)
Verruca Day -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin Celebration again)
Vimy Ridge Day -- Canada
Winston Churchill Day -- commemorates his becoming an honorary US citizen
World Konkani Day -- Goa (Official language of the Indian state of Goa; on the death anniversary of the pioneer of modern Konkani literature, Vaman Raghunath Varde Valaulikar)
Yasurai Matsuri -- Imamiya Jinja, Kyoto, Japan (festival to prevent ill health)
Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti, 1966
Wayne Newton marries Kathleen McCrone, 1994
Charles, Prince of Wales, marries Camilla Parker-Bowles, 2005
Elle Fanning, 1998
Kristen Stewart, 1990
Jesse McCartney, 1987
Leighton Meester, 1986
Taylor Kitsch, 1981
Keshia Knight Pulliam, 1979
Rachel Stevens, 1978
Gerard Way, 1977
Austin Peck, 1971
Jacques Villeneueve, 1971
Cynthia Nixon, 1966
Paulina Prizkova, 1965
Dennis Quaid, 1954
Michael Learned, 1939
Avery Schreiber, 1935
Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1933
Paul Krassner, 1932
Tom Lehrer, 1928
Hugh Hefner, 1926
John Presper Eckert, Jr., 1919
Ward Bond, 1903
Paul Robeson, 1898
Efrem Zimbalist, 1889
Frank King, 1883
Eadweard Muybridge, 1830
Charles Baudelaire, 1821
"Ticket to Ride"(Beatles' single), 1965
"Diamond Lil"(Play), 1928
"Shadow of a Gunman"(Play), 1923
The World, the Flesh and the Devil(Film), 1914
Today in History:
The Mongol hordes defeat the Poles and Germans in the Battle of Liegnitz, 1241
Robert Cavalier de la Salle reaches the mouth of the Mississippi River and claims all the land drained by the river and its tributaries for France, 1682
The African Methodist Episcopal church in the US is formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1816
The oldest audible sound recording of a human voice is made, 1860
Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses Grant at Appomattox Court House, effectively ending the US Civil War, 1865
Passing by a single vote, the United States Senate ratifies a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska, 1967
The Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada, 1869
Jumbo the Elephant arrives in the US, 1882
The Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland for NYC, 1912
The first full color film, "World, The Flesh, and The Devil", premiers in London, 1914
Mae West makes her NYC debut in "Diamond Lil," 1928
The first Japanese built aircraft to fly to Europe, the Kamikaze, arrives at Croydon Airport in London, 1937
The Suez Canal is officially opened for shipping, 1957
NASA announces the selection of the United States' first seven astronauts, whom the news media quickly dub the "Mercury Seven", 1959
In the first game in the Astrodome, Houston beats the Yankees 2-1 in an exhibition game, and Mickey Mantle hits the first indoor home run, 1967
The first British built Concorde makes its first flight, 1969
Georgia declares its indepedence from Russia, 1991
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, at Westminster Abbey, 2002
Facebook purchases Instagram, a photo sharing application, for $1 billion, 2012
US Senator Tammy Duckworth becomes the first senator to give birth while in office, 2018
According to ecologists, The Netherlands has its first resident wolf population in 140 years, 2019