Saturday, July 23, 2022

Finding The Silver Lining, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It has been a most "interesting" week, and now that it's Thankful Day, it's time to find those silver linings.

Last week ended with #1 Son's car needing a part that wouldn't be in until this Friday (yesterday), so he took Lunceford the Land Yacht (Sweetie's car).  We were thankful to be able to let him use it.

Sweetie got a ride to church Sunday morning from Brother-in-Law (thankfully), who dropped him off and then went to attend his own church.  Afterward, we'd ride home together, and meanwhile, i went to see Becca.

After getting her up, fed, dressed, and Mr. Cal walked, Becca and i were playing a game when Ms. A said she wasn't feeling well enough to attend church (headache).  If i wanted, she said i could take Becca to church and bring her home after.

This posed a problem, as i hadn't emptied my car of all my cleaning equipment and already had a passenger for the return journey.

Becca, we were thankful to find, was good with staying home and getting a visit from Cousin C instead of coming to church.  If there's no Sunday school, she's not very interested in attending.

When i went to work Monday morning, Ms. V gave me a small drawstring bag with a very nice spoon and spatula set in it.  She'd been given two of them as a promotional giveaway and did not want both.  Not only am i thankful to have them, Sweetie was lamenting to me about an hour after i got home that he needed a bag of some kind for one of his amplifier cords.  He was surprised and very thankful when i handed him the bag i'd just brought home.

Tuesday was the day my Amazon Prime Day box came in (bluetooth headphones that i could afford and a new feather duster for work), and i was very thankful.

Tuesday was the day #1 Son dropped Lunceford off and went to NOLA in GusGus, where my poor little Ford promptly broke down.

We're thankful he wasn't on the freeway when it happened.

We're thankful Grandma was willing to let him use her car to come home, and i was permitted limited use of it for work during the week.

The fact is, GusGus die Fledermaus is down for the count until Ford makes the part she needs available.  Meanwhile we have to come up with alternate transportation, as #1 Son's car part did not come in and he's going to need Lunceford until it does.

We're thankful one of the mechanics at Kevin and Lenny's has a car for sale, one he's cared for himself.

Thankfully, his family wasn't replacing it because it wasn't running well, but because it had gotten too small for his wife to put all the kids and gear in it.  (They moved up from a four-door sedan to an SUV.)

We won't have to borrow too much to get it, as we have a bit saved, and we're thankful for that, too.

We're thankful that in this pinch, the same friend who loaned us a truck to use for our vacation has come through in the clutch and loaned us the truck for this weekend, with the plan being for us to buy the car on Monday and return the truck that evening.

Mr. BA and Ms. GA have gone on a weekend trip, so i'm cat- and bird-sitting (they have decided feeding birds is great fun), so i'm earning some extra that i can put toward paying the tax, title, and everything else that goes along with acquiring a car.

My biggest thankful is this isn't a surprise to the Lord, and it's all going to work out, and just for today, we have the transportation we need (and i can run by the dealer while i'm in NOLA and get the rest of my stuff out of GusGus).

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:

Birthday of Emperor Haili Selassi I -- Rastafari

Flag Day -- Abkhazia

Gorgeous Grandma Day -- a day to celebrate those who age, date, and mate in style!   

Hot Enough For Ya Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays as the only day on which you may utter these words; any other day, and you will get high fived on the back of the head!;)

Mayan Sun Festival -- honoring Ahau Kin, the sun god, date approximate

National Day of the Cowboy -- US  (celebrating the heritage, and those who still work as cowboys/cowgirls today) 

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Neptunalia and Salcia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god and goddess of the ocean and wide seas, celebrates Neptune in his role as god of irrigation)

Private Eye Day -- internet generated

Ragbrai / Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa(TM) -- Iowa, US (the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world; through the 31st)

Remembrance Day -- Papua New Guinea

Renaissance Day -- Oman (celebrates the accession of Qaboos bin Said Al Said, 14th Sultan of Oman)

Revolution Day -- Egypt

St. Apollinaris' Day (Patron against epilepsy, gout; of Aachen, Germany; Burtscheid, Germany; Düsseldorf, Germany; Ravenna, Italy; Remagen, Germany)

St. Bridget of Sweden's Day (Patron of widows; Europe; Sweden)

St. Phocas the Gardener's Day (Patron of agricultural workers, boatmen, farm workers, farmers, field hands, gardeners, husbandmen, mariners, market-gardeners, sailors, watermen)

Warei Shrine Summer Festival -- Warei Shrine, Uwajima City, Japan (through tomorrow, includes "bull-sumo", a non-fatal type of bull fighting, where the bulls try to push each other out of the ring)

Anniversaries Today

Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson, 1986

Coronation of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, 1999

Birthdays Today

Daniel Radcliffe, 1989

Michelle Williams, 1980

Omar Epps, 1975

Nomar Garciapara, 1973

Marlon Wayans, 1972

Charisma Carpenter, 1970

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967

Eriq La Salle, 1962

Woody Harrelson, 1961

Lamont "ShowBoat" Robinson, 1961

Edie McClurg, 1951

Belinda Montgomery, 1950

Don Imus, 1940

Nicholas Gage, 1939

Ronny Cox, 1938

Anthony M. Kennedy, 1936

Don Drysdale, 1936

Bert Convy, 1933

Arata Isozaki, 1931

Gloria DeHaven, 1925

Amalia Rodrigues, 1920

Harold "Pee Wee" Reese, 1918

Arthur Treacher, 1894

Haile Selassie I, 1892

Raymond Chandler, 1888

Samuel Augustus Maverick, 1803

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"(Single release), 1966

"The Gene Autry Show"(TV), 1950

Today in History

William Austin Burt patents the Typographer, a precursor to the typewriter, 1829

The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union, 1840

The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique, the world's oldest international sport federation, is founded, 1881

The Ford Motor Company sells its first car, 1903

Fox Film buys the patents of the Movietone sound system for recording sound onto film, 1926

Telstar  relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite, 1962

The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling within 4 years, 1982 *

Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba, 1983

Comet Hale-Bopp is discovered, 1995

Cape Verde becomes the 153rd member of the World Trade Organization, 2008

Patent law disputes between Samsung and Apple deadlock as the dispute addresses valuation of each other's patents, 2012

NASA's Kepler mission announces the discovery of the most Earth-like planet yet - Kepler-452b, 1,400 light years from Earth, 2015

Japan records its highest ever temperature at 41.1 degrees (105.98F) in Kumagaya, 2018

China launches its first mission to Mars, Tianwen-1, a combined orbiter, lander and rover, 2020


  1. So thankful that God is always at work in our lives. Thankful that all things work out well for you and you will be getting another car soon.

  2. I am so glad that your cloudy week has silver linings - and that you can see them.

  3. I am thankful for your amazing update.

  4. Let us be thankful for so many small things.

    God bless.

  5. My last comment here is probably in your spam folder.

  6. It sounds like you have been playing Musical Cars all week - happy to hear it all worked out in the end.

  7. ok... tab 4 is folded, then line 6 (not! the perforated one) is placed next to...
    lol ayiieee
    some people are blessed with the capacity to juggle flaming bowling pins... the rest of us? not so much
    have the best week possible!

  8. Wow Mimi. Thank God he's with always. Have a great weekend.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. What we put "out there" is returned to us in abundance. (I believe)
    One giant thankful for all the strings, with potential to get way tangled, working themselves out.
    Always, you are the reminder. Thank you.

  10. Wonderful thankful list. That is great about the mechanic's car. XO

  11. That is some vehicle adventures and I hope y'all are driving normally super soon.

  12. A new car just in the nick of time! That's a ray of sunshine straight from heaven :)

  13. Your faith is so strong ~ Car soon!

    Trying to see the good in each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  14. Oh my goodness so many thankful's. I always have many too we needed rain and we received it. Cars - what can I say. Thankful you will get getting another one.. YAY! Thankful to be here.

  15. What do people who always have a new car do for entertainment? I sure wouldn't know! So pleased the car debacle worked out for your family. The bluetooth headphones are going to come in really handy when you're working!


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