Last week was a rEcess thankful week, so now i'm going to catch up as best i can.
In making plans to sit outside with our friends next door and give candy for the Great Neighborhood Candy Exchange, i found out they hadn't gotten theirs yet. It seems they thought it was on Tuesday.
I'm thankful we found out and that i was planning to be at the MallMart on Monday anyway. Standing in front of the meagre selections available on the day of, i was very thankful to get them what i could, and that i already had enough. One nice man was standing there mulling his few choices, and he told me, "Next year, I'm hiding the candy from the grandchildren, they didn't leave us enough for tonight!"
Makes me thankful for a good hiding spot at my house.
Things were going well, work, ladies' meeting, all thankful things.
Then came the reason for what Clark always calls "hypograts," the things that aren't thankful on the surface, but bring blessings nonetheless.
#1 Son's car went in the shop, and it was not good. The thankful is we got the loaner car for last weekend so he had mine.
His turned out to be irreparable, unless we wanted to try to find a used motor and pay more than it was worth to have it installed.
We're thankful he scraped up all his savings, got a loan, and is supposed to be getting his new-to-him car delivered this week.
Because we've decided not to try to replace appliances at this time unless we can't live without them, were thankful to get to the laundromat.
There was actual rain on Saturday, which was much needed and much appreciated, and i'm thankful that i still got to NOLA and back safely despite the sometimes poor visibility and bad conditions.
The painters who were recommended to us came by, looked at the area of our house that really needs work, and quoted us a price we can "almost" afford. It's going to be a few weeks, we're thankful to have time to put it together and we'll get it taken care of.
Sunday evening, Brother-in-Law called. He'd dropped his glasses and the screw came off on one side and he couldn't find it and he can't drive without his glasses and could we help?
I'm thankful Sweetie was able to get him Monday morning, take him to a glasses place where they replaced the screw at no charge, and he was then able to drive himself to work.
Tuesday was a big day, in more ways than one. Not only was it election day, and i am very thankful to live in a place where i have the right and privilege of voting, it was the day my back decided it wasn't going to like bending over.
The rest of the week, i have been thankful for naproxen, lidocaine pain patches, ice packs the shelter doesn't use any more that they let me have shoved down my britches, a work apron that makes holding the ice packs in place possible, and grit.
Work is getting done, and i'm thankful. I'm also thankful for my new motto, advice i read from a massage therapist, "Motion is lotion."
Moving may hurt, but being still for too long hurts more, and i'm thankful to have reasons to keep moving.
A&W Rootbeer Mug Day -- see if you can frost your mug like they did
Birth of Baha'u'llah -- Baha'i
Birth of Sun Yat-Sen, Doctors Day, and Cultural Renaissance Day -- Taiwan
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day -- "Changing the world, one story at a time."
Constitution Day -- Azerbaijan
Dia del Cartero -- Mexico (Postman's Day; postal carriers are shown appreciation with small gifts left in mailboxes)
Fancy Rat and Mouse Day -- the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association wants you to know these little critters can give you a lot of love www.afrma.org
Journee Nationale Maore -- Comoros (Admission to the UN Day)
Khalkeia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of smiths, associated with Hephastis and Athena; date approximate)
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week -- US (remembering those who have little or nothing during the upcoming holiday celebrations, and making time to share our bounty with them; through the 20th)
National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day
National Youth Day -- East Timor
Sadie Hawkins Day -- US (on Nov. 9 or the Saturday nearest, and based on the Li'l Abner comic, a day for a woman to ask out the man of her choice; also widely observed on Feb. 29 because of a law passed in Scotland in 1288)
St. Emillian's Day (Patron of Spain, finding lost objects)
St. Josaphat's Day (Patron of Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario; Ukraine)
Tewa Buffalo Dance -- Native American Tewa of the Tesuque Pueblo rites on the feast day of their Patron, San Diego, to honor Mother Earth, Father Sky, the four directions, and the elements; through the 15th
The Lord Mayor's Show -- London, England (originally "The Lord Mayor's Day," according to the official website this show has marched, floated, trotted, and occasionally fought through almost 800 years of London history, making it one of the oldest civic pageants in the world)
World Pneumonia Day -- because we lose a million children a year to this preventable illness
The Arches National Park established, 1971
Ellis Island closes, 1954
Anne Hathaway, 1982
Ryan Gosling, 1980
Sammy Sosa, 1968
Michael Moorer, 1967
David Schwimmer, 1966
Nadia Comaneci, 1961
Megan Mullally, 1958
Neil Young, 1945
Al Michaels, 1944
Wallace Shawn, 1943
Grace Kelly, 1929
Jo Stafford, 1918
Harry A. Blackmun, 1908
Sun Yat-sen, 1866
Auguste Rodin, 1840
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1815
"Grand Hotel"(Musical), 1989
"Irma la Douce"(Musical), 1956
"Paint Your Wagon"(Musical), 1951
Song of the South(Disney film), 1946
The first Sunday American-style football game is held in Philadelphia, 1933
Today in History:
Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days starting today, 764
Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament, 1439
Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic, 1847
Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris); he also designed garment that bears his name, 1859
World's Fair in Paris opens, 1900
The first movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon, 1910
Norway holds a referendum in favor of monarchy over republic, 1905
Robert Scott's diary & body are found in Antarctica, 1912
Austria becomes a republic, 1918
The first underwater tunnel, the Holland Tunnel connecting NY to NJ opens, 1927
The first photo of whatever is in Loch Ness is taken, 1933
Morocco, Sudan and Tunisia join the United Nations, 1956
Equatorial Guinea joins the United Nations, 1968
The Comoros joins the United Nations, 1975
The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings, 1980
The Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first time a manned spacecraft launched into space twice, 1981
Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch, 1990
Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web, 1990
Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world speed record (501 kilometres per hour (311 mph)) for commercial railway systems, 2003
The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database is launched on the web and revolutionizes chemical-gene-disease information for research scientists, 2004
Philippine volcano Mount Bulusan erupts again, 2010
European Space Agency's Rosetta lands the Philae probe on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko,2014
For the first time since his mother became Queen, Prince Charles lays the wreath to Great Britain's war dead, instead of Queen Elizabeth, 2017
Five hundredth anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh religion, 2019