For many it was a short week, but that doesn't mean being short on Thankful things.
As usual, i cleaned Carl's room on Monday. My celebration of Independence includes earning my keep, and i'm thankful to be able to do that.
#1 Son's car needed maintenance, he dropped it with Kevin and Lenny and i let him use GusGus die Fledermaus to go to NOLA and visit Grandma and Grandpa. We're thankful all the car needed was maintenance. Meanwhile, Sweetie and i ran errands in Lunceford the Land Yacht, and we're very thankful to have a second vehicle for such occasions.
The remainder of the week was a "loss." By that i mean, we have a lot of things we lost that we are thankful were found again.
Brother-in-Law called in a driving rainstorm and told Sweetie he'd lost his car key, he thought maybe it was locked in his car. Sweetie grabbed the spare and went to his rescue, and they couldn't find it anywhere in the car. When B-i-L backed out, he was looking in just the right spot and saw the key on the pavement, it had dropped under his vehicle. We're thankful we have the spare (properly put away for the next possible emergency) and that he found the main key.
Sweetie was at the kitchen table when the rescue call came, and after he got off his phone he put it down, as he is wont to do, and promptly forgot where it was. He then grabbed my phone on the way out the door, since they both have the same case (mine has since been marked). After he left, i began looking for my phone. Just about when i was going to panic and call to have my phone blocked by the company for safety, i found his phone and called mine. Sure enough, all was well, and i was thankful.
As with his misplacing his phone, Sweetie often misplaces other things. This week he walked into the house with a sports drink, and promptly lost it. We're thankful he found it, in the refrigerator where he'd accidentally put the water pitcher in front of it, effectively hiding it from himself.
Then there was my wallet. While on a job with Ms. G, i set down my vest, with my keys and wallet, and we worked on putting a refrigerator back together. As we left, we were taking so much of Ms. G's equipment with us that i forgot to grab the vest.
Later, when i noticed it was missing, we went back for it, but as a precaution, you guessed it, i went ahead and called to cancel my debit card, just in case.
Thankfully i found the vest, keys, and wallet, and the next day the nice teller at the bank made a new debit card for me for no charge, as i'd found the turned in the old one.
This week was my follow-up visit with Dr. BowTie regarding my blood pressure. He's pleased with how the new meds are working together to keep my pressure lower, but not so low that he has to be concerned i'll get dizzy or pass out. This means i don't have to go back until my regular check-up at the end of the year, a very thankful thing.
We're thankful to have had Jock here, it's nice to have a grand-dog in the house sometimes. #2 Son is thankful to have had a great trip to Alaska, although i haven't heard all the details yet.
The cats are, or will be, thankful when they realize the dog's visit is over.
Bald In - Bald Out Day -- sponsored by Bald Girls Do Lunch; if men can be bald and brazen, then women and children who cannot grow hair should bring bald INto their lives, and never feel on the OUTs!
Birth Anniversary of Guru Rinpoche -- Bhutan
Call of the Horizon Day -- can't find any history on this one, but if the idea of following your dreams over the Horizon has ever called you, take the time to follow today!
Carver Day -- George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO, US
Constitution Day -- Australia; Palau
Constitutionalist Revolution Day -- São Paulo, Brazil
Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Omelet Day
Eid al-Adha -- Islam (Festival of Sacrifice, a three-day commemoration of Abraham's obedience and willingness to sacrifice his son; begins at sunset, local customs of date and official government days off in many places will vary)
Feast of Our Lady of Chiquinquira (Patron of Colombia; the Venezuelan National Guard)
Galicnik Svadba -- Galicnik, Macedonia (wedding festival, when one lucky couple gets to be married in a traditional "Galichka" style wedding, through tomorrow)
Independence Day -- Argentina(1816); South Sudan
Martyrdom of the Bab -- Baha'i
Muffler Appreciation Day -- if you've ever had a loud vehicle, you will understand why someone started this one
National Sugar Cookie Day -- what could be simpler or more versatile? make them plain or make them fancy, but be sure you make enough!
Nunavut Day -- NU, Canada
Offerings to Heru and Amun -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (day Heru hears prayers in the presense of the Netjers; date approximate)
Shiman Rokusen-nichi -- Sensou-ji Temple, Asakusa, Tokyo (Day of 46,000; a visit to the temple on this day through tomorrow credits you the same as visiting 46,000 times on ordinary days)
St. Mary Hermina Grivot's Day (Patron of martyrs)
Steven Cauble marries Lisa Whelchel, 1988
Mitchel Musso, 1991
Kiely Williams, 1986
Fred Savage, 1976
Jack White, 1975
Courtney Love, 1964
Kelly McGillis, 1957
Tom Hanks, 1956
Fred Norris, 1955
Jimmy Smits, 1955
Margaret Gillis, 1953
John Tesh, 1952
Chris Cooper, 1951
Mitch Mitchell, 1947
O.J. Simpson, 1947
Richard Roundtree, 1942
Brian Dennehy, 1938
David Hockney, 1937
Vince Edwards, 1928
Ed Ames, 1927
Mathilde Krim, 1926
Ottorino Respighi, 1879
Elias Howe, 1819
Anne Ward Radcliffe, 1764
Today in History
Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire, 455
Henry VIII annuls his marriage to Anne of Cleves (his 4th wife), 1540
In Versailles, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly and begins preparations for a French constitution, 1789
The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited, 1793
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law, 1868
In Provident Hospital on Chicago’s South Side, black surgeon Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery, 1893
Queen Victoria gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia thus uniting separate colonies on the continent under one federal government, 1900
Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds breaking the world swimming record and the 'minute barrier', 1922
The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London, 1955
In a seminal moment for pop art, Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, 1962
Margaret Thatcher begins her second term as British prime minster, 1982
South Africa is readmitted into the Olympic movement after 30 years of exclusion, 1991
The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2002
South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan, 2011
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaims victory over the Islamic State forces in Mosul, 2017
Thai amateur golfer Atthaya Thitikul becomes youngest ever winner in a female professional golf event at 14 years, 4 months & 19 days at the Ladies European Thailand Championship, 2017
US coffee company Starbucks announces it will stop using plastic straws by 2020, reducing use of more than 1 billion straws a year, 2018
Archaeological evidence from shale rock in Taoudeni basin, Mauritania, seems to indicate that 1.1billion-year-old bacteria produced the world's first biological color, a bright pink, 2018
Death Valley, California, records a temperature of 130 degrees F (54.4 C), one of the highest temperatures ever on Earth, 2021