Thursday, May 26, 2022

Fluid (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


"I'm retaining fluid like the Hoover Dam!" she waddled in, scratching her expanding belly and trying to look over it at her ankles, which were distinctly puffy.

"Anything I can do for you?" he asked, preparing to either get up and run to the store for something, or listen to a litany of pregnancy complaints.

"Only if you can convince this child to get off my bladder," she said with a sigh as she flopped on the couch, kicked off her hated "pregnancy support shoes" and put her swollen feet up on the ottoman.

"Would you like some of that mango sorbet, I saved you the last serving," he said, knowing it was her favorite.

As she started to shake her head and remind him about the doctor's warning on her blood sugar levels, he interrupted with, "Wait, I know, how about you swing those beautiful feet over here and I'll rub them, see if we can get them feeling better."

"That's the best idea I've heard all day," she said, settling in and putting her feet in his lap with a smile.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Fluid.      


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day!  This week's image and my poem:    

Don't grow up so fast, my baby,

the day will come soon enough

when the good and the bad of being grown

will teach you life can be tough.

Stay little a little longer, my baby,

among board books and baby toys,

let's try to catch before it's gone

all of life's daily joys.


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful the Laundromat Library is back up, after being set aside during Covid quarantines.    


Today is:

Ascension Day -- Christian; related observances

     Procession of the Holy Blood -- Belgium (religious historical procession recalling the adventurous crusaders, especially Count Thierry of Alsace, who was supposed to have carried back relics of the Holy Blood)

Bob Day -- an internet holiday i couldn't confirm, but if your name is Bob, you deserve a special day just for having that name!

Crown Prince's Birthday -- Denmark

Dracula Day -- Bram Stoker's Dracula went on sale this day in 1897

Dzien Matki -- Poland (Mother's Day)

Festival of the Valley -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (celebration of the movement of Amun from the East Bank of Thebes to the West Bank; it involved giving flowers and sharing food with the dead)

Goblin Races -- Fairy Calendar

Holiday of the Receiving of Ra -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Independence Day -- Georgia(1918); Guyana(1966)

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

National Cherry Dessert Day

National Day of Healing -- Australia (formerly called National Sorry Day; to express regret for the ill treatment of Aboriginal Peoples of Australia)

National Paper Airplane Day -- not an official holiday, but go make one, and have a blast; some people even organize contests

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day -- Hawai'i

Sally Ride Day -- US (birth anniversary of America's first woman in space)

St. Augustine of Canterbury's Day (First Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of England; feast day in the Anglican Communion and most Eastern Churches)

St. Philip Neri's Day (Patron of Gravina, Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni Rotondo, and Rome, Italy; the United States Army Special Forces)

Thargelia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (birthday festival of Apollo and Artemis; through tomorrow, date approximate)

World Lindy Hop Day -- Frankie Manning's birth anniversary    

Anniversaries Today:

Boston University is founded by the Massachusetts legislature, 1869

Birthdays Today:

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, 1968

Helena Bonham Carter, 1966

Lenny Kravitz, 1964

Genie Francis, 1962

Sally Ride, 1951

Pam Grier, 1949

Philip Michael Thomas, 1949

Hank Williams, Jr., 1949

Stevie Nicks, 1948

Brent Musburger, 1939

Miles Davis, 1926

James Arness, 1923

Peggy Lee, 1920

Jay Silverheels, 1919

Frankie Manning, 1914

Peter Cushing, 1913

Robert Morley, 1908

John Wayne, 1907

Dorothea Lange, 1895

Al Jolson, 1886

Today in History:

Armenian rebels battle the Sassanid empire and win the right to openly practice Christianity, 451

An earthquake  strikes Kamakura, Japan, killing about 30,000, 1293

Geneva  expels John Calvin and his followers from the city, 1538

Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, 1647

Lewis and Clark first see the Rocky Mountains, 1805

The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress, 1830

Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners, 1857

The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote, 1868

Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia, 1894

Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1896

The first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, 1908

The world's longest-lasting tornado, lasting for over 7 hours and traveling 293 miles, strikes Mattoon, Illinois, 1917

British Guiana gains independence, becoming Guyana, 1966

Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing, 1969

The Soviet Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial transport to exceed Mach 2, 1970

Willandra National Park is established in Australia, 1972

George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center, 1977

A 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people, injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed, 1983

The European Community adopts the European flag, 1986

Zviad Gamsakhurdia becomes the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia in the post-Soviet era, 1991

The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York, 1998

Sherpa Lakpa Gelu climbs Mount Everest in 10 hours 56 minutes, 2003

The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skepticism towards sources during the build-up to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, 2004

The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 6,600 people, leaves 200,000 homeless, 2006*

The World Health Organization confirms that Ebola has reached Sierra Leone, 2014

Hackers steal personal data for about 100,000 taxpayers after breaking into a U.S. Internal Revenue Service system that allows taxpayers to retrieve previous tax returns; the data can be used to file tax refund claims and commit identity theft, 2015

Ken Wyatt becomes Australia's first Aboriginal minister in government as the minister for indigenous Australians, 2019

Amazon says it will buy 97-year-old film and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $8.45 billion, 2021

*Occurred 22:54 GMT May 26, 05:54 Local Time May 27, so some sources date it today, some tomorrow 


  1. I love your six sentence story. And don't grow up too fast indeed. And, if you can, avoid high heeled shoes like those. They will do your back no favours...

  2. That's my metal fence you photographed.

    God bless.

  3. What a sweet end to your Six, Mimi!
    (now to construct a paper plane)

  4. Retaining water is no fun at all. Gramma has that problem from her heart issues and she gets all swollen up.

  5. I remember all those feelings of being pregnant. Made me smile.

    Love the poem. Yes, stay little a little longer.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  6. Rubbing feet is the ultimate sign of love.
    PS What happened to the dodo? You've got me worried now.

  7. Love the story and poem. Babies grow up too soon.

  8. Nicely done... totally sitting at the kitchen table in earshot of the living room

  9. Delightful story Mimi and your poem is spot on! As for the photo, brilliant!

  10. That was some story but a nice ending. A cute poem and a really good thankful too. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  11. Wonderful story ~ being pregnant was intriguing ~ LOL ~ great poem and fence photo ~ and thankful ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Your poem is just PRECIOUS. Those innocent days are over way too soon...thanks for being our poetry friend on Thursdays!

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy

  13. A beautiful couple story, Mimi.

  14. This was beautiful, Mimi! I could definitely relate and reflect on this one.

  15. Here's to those wonderful spouses who know EXACTLY what we need! How I lament the years between toddlerhood and marriage!

  16. A good man may be hard to find, but she seems to have have managed just fine. Waonderful and warm six!

  17. A Six with a happy ending! You did such a good job showing the discomfort and also of showing a supportive father to be.

  18. Love manifested in a simple act. Beautiful Six.
    They should not be in such a hurry, the young ones.
    I love the idea of Laundromat Library.


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