Saturday, November 19, 2022

It's all Good, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It's been an eventful week, and that means a week full of things for Thankful Day.  I'm glad i take notes.

Little Lee is getting bigger, i was able to convince Sweetie to help me at Grandma and Grandpa's last week which got me done faster so i could go to his birthday party.  A good time was had by all, especially the birthday boy.

Even though we were still a car short at the time, Sunday got worked out with a little help from Brother-in-Law, who was able to get Sweetie to church for choir rehearsal while i went to Becca's.

Monday was the day Slow-Moe alerted us that the solenoids were on the way out, i'm thankful i was able to get a next day slot to have it taken care of before it became critical.

Slow-Moe got repaired and the new/used car for #1 Son showed up Tuesday, which is also the day i got more of Ms. D's kitchen floor hand scrubbed.  The difference it's making, both knowing #1 Son has a reliable car and the look of the kitchen floor, is striking.

Wednesday was one of those days where Ms. G put me through my paces.  She'll be gone next week (i'm back on critter care duty) so she wanted it all done that day and i'm thankful my back held up.

Ms. SE started sending me texts before we even arrived Thursday morning letting me know she was sorry she'd left the house in such a state, but they are having company for the weekend and going out of town for the week, and all the rest.  It really wasn't as bad as she thought, and she's the only employer who gives me a Thanksgiving bonus and i'm thankful.

Ms. A, Becca's mom, called me Thursday evening at home.  "Did I remember to tell you we'll be out of town this weekend?"

Um, no, but with all on her plate, it's not a surprise, and i'm thankful she remembered.  Also, i'm thankful Becca just decided to call me when she and her mom were out on a walk, she wanted to make sure i would be okay if she was gone for the weekend!

Grandma has been hankering for Seeduction Bread from Whole Foods.  Thankfully, Sweetie was able to procure it Friday for us to take today.

The cat shelter last night was fun mayhem and had many thankful things.  

Two adoptions, including Theo!  

It turns out they don't use some of the syringes that were donated, they're meant for insulin, could i use them?  Yes!

I found the leaky pipe in the bathroom so a plumber will be called ASAP.

It was the director's birthday, we surprised her with cupcakes and the worst single rendition of the Happy Birthday song i have ever personally been a part of.

Kittens that need extra care got to go together to a foster home.

Taken altogether, 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:

Alligator Wrestling Day -- internet generated, and i wonder if a cat that doesn't want its meds counts?

Automatic Toll Collection Day -- the first machine went into use on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway on this day in 1954

Discovery Day -- Puerto Rico

Equal Opportunity Day / Dedication Day / Remembrance Day -- anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Family Volunteer Day -- to get families working together to better their communities and the world  

Fete de S.A.S. le Prince Souverain -- Monaco (National Day)

Flag Day -- Brazil

Garifuna Day/Carib Settlement Day -- Belize

"Have a Bad Day" Day -- for the hidden, or not so hidden, grouch in all of us; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

International Games Day @ Your Library -- libraries in many countries are sponsoring a local Games Day, check with yours!

International Men's Day -- Australia; Canada; Ghana; Hungary; India; Ireland; Jamaica; Malta; Singapore; South Africa; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; United States

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day   

Liberation Day -- Mali

National Adoption Day -- US (encouraging us to find a home for every child; many courts finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care on this day each year)    

National Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

Please Maintain Your Focus Today Day -- internet generated, but a good idea

St. Obadiah's Day (Obadiah the Prophet)

Surin Elephant Round-Up -- Surin, Thailand (includes elephant football, elephant tugs-of-war, and parades; through Sunday)

"What Ever Happened to Gary Pucket?" Day -- internet generated, and a fun question to research

Women's Entrepreneurship Day   

World Toilet Day -- sponsored by the World Toilet Organization (yes, really, to raise awareness of the 2.5 billion people who don't have access to proper sanitation)

Anniversaries Today:

Zion National Park is established, 1919

Women's Christian Temperance Union is founded, 1874

Birthdays Today:

McCaughey Septuplets, 1997

Kerri Strug, 1977

Savion Glover, 1973

Gail Devers, 1966

Terry Farrell, 1963

Jodie Foster, 1962

Meg Ryan, 1961

Allison Janney, 1960

Anne Curry, 1956

Eileen Collins, 1956

Scott Jacoby, 1956

Glynnis O'Connor, 1955

Kathleen Quinlan, 1954

Ahmad Rashad, 1949

Calvin Klein, 1942

Garrick Utley, 1939

Ted Turner, 1938

Dick Cavett, 1936

Jack Welch, 1935

Larry King, 1933

Roy Campanella, 1921

Indira Gandhi, 1917

Peter Drucker, 1909

Tommy Dorsey, 1905

Billy Sunday, 1862

James Garfield, 1831

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Heaven's Gate(Film), 1980

"Rocky and His Friends/Rocky and Bullwinkle"(TV), 1959

The first Automatic Toll Collection Machine, at the Union Toll Plaza in New Jersey, 1954

Today in History:

The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land, begins, 1095

Rabbi Isaiah b Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Isreal, 1621

The Jakobinen club forms in Paris, 1794

The Jay Treaty, the first US extradition treaty, is signed with Great Britain, 1794

Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first European Americans to cross the continent, 1805

Warsaw University is established, 1816

The St. Petersburg flood, caused by storms, kills 10,000, 1824

The second Canadian railway line, the Montreal and Lachine Railway, is opened, 1847

Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address, 1863

Boss Tweed is convicted, sentenced to 12 years, 1874

Carrie Nation attempts to address the US Senate, 1903

NY receives the first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy, 1911

Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (anybody want to guess what this eventually became?), 1916

The first issue of Time Magazine is published, with Emperor Hirohito on the cover, 1928

Télé Monte Carlo, Europe's oldest private television channel, is launched by Prince Rainier III, 1954

The first automatic toll collection machine is introduced on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, 1954

Ford cancels the Edsel, 1959

Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the "Ocean of Storms") and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon, 1960

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the first Arab leader to officially visit Israel, when he meets Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and speaks before the Knesset in Jerusalem, seeking a permanent peace settlement, 1977

Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire, 1996

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD, 1998

The People's Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft, 1999

Claudia Castillo has a successful trachea transplant from stem-cell created organ, 2008

Many nations urge lower fishing rates on the Atlantic bluefin tuna; quota limits on the critically endangered fish are discussed by major fishing nations in Paris, 2010

The Philippines receives a $500 million emergency loan from the World Bank to help the country recover and rebuild in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, 2013

‘Oumuamua (1I/2017 U1), the first interstellar object in our solar system to be detected by humans, is sighted by Robert Weryk using the Pan-STARRS telescope at Haleakaia Observatory, Hawaii, 2017 

LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to record a triple-double against all 30 franchises with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the LA Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 2019


  1. It sounds like an excellent week - which is lovely.

  2. You are whirlwind of activity ~ I am tired reading about your days ~ be well ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka(A Creative Harbor)

  3. A very good week with everything working out. Very sweet of Becca to be concerned about you missing her.

  4. Wonderful thankfuls. Becca sounds like a sweet little girl. XO

  5. Even with taking notes I think I'd be lost, you sure are busy. Great thankfuls though.

  6. Giving a reluctant cat its meds DEFINITELY counts as celebrating Alligator Wrestling Day :D Glad to hear of the adoptions, and, as always, I marvel at how much you do every day.

  7. I thought of you this week when we had to take our car in for repairs, and knew I needed to find the thankful in it! :-) Glad that Slow-Moe got fixed and your son's car came in.

  8. Grat #10 def fun
    Becca just decided to call me when she and her mom were out on a walk, she wanted to make sure i would be okay if she was gone for the weekend!

  9. It always amazes me how your 'thankful' things all revolve around 'service'. You are a light and an example to me!


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