I'm so thankful it's Thankful Day!
While i mentioned it on Sunday, i'm going to mention it formally again as it did make a difference. When we got to the store last Saturday, their computers were down and they couldn't take any kind of card, it was cash only. I'm thankful Grandpa carries cash, just in case, it came in handy and we didn't have to go back to his house, delaying our shopping trip.
It was a good day Sunday. Becca and i have finished the Peter Rabbit stories and i was thankful to find Winnie-the-Pooh on their shelves, as mine has gone AWOL. We're going to have fun reading about Edward Bear, a/k/a Winnie-the-Pooh.
Carl went to work this past Monday. That's a thankful because he has stayed home so many times lately and it's much easier to clean his room when he's not coming in once an hour to rummage, or brush his teeth again, or take a shower "this very minute" even though i just sprayed the shower cleaner on, etc.
At the shelter Wednesday morning, i started going through and feeding and watering and litter changing and Ms. H, the director, came in very early. When i asked what was up, she said it was a surgery day, and we realized the cats which were supposed to be fasting for surgery did not have signs on the cages. We were both thankful we got the food out of those cages before the cats ate enough to have to delay their surgeries, and i'm thankful she's making sure the fasting cats have signs from now on.
Ms. G was not home Wednesday, so i got to stay at her house and do "all the things," none of which have been done to my satisfaction the past several weeks as we ran other errands. Adventures are great, but sometimes you are just thankful to actually get the floors vacuumed thoroughly.
Sweetie overslept on our day to clean Ms. SE's house. I was going to let him stay home, but he finally got up and wouldn't stay home. I'm thankful for the help, thankful he agreed to save time and buy coffee at the convenience store where i stop for gas, and thankful we got through it as we had such a slow start.
Also, i'm thankful Mr. DE is working on the back fence. We love Cookie, the dog, but since the back fence was damaged we can't let her out to run every time she wants to go and it's hard on her and us, as i stop every hour and take her out for a bit.
Mr. BA is now retired, and is spending part of his retirement clearing and decluttering. He has 3 storage units and a house full of stuff (he's an antiques buff and a DIY builder who keeps every nail, every screw, every scrap of wood, you get the idea).
He has begun by, among other things, getting rid of Ms. GA's stuff he thinks she doesn't need. I am thankful i found the bucket we use for mixing the mop solution in the recycle bin so i could rescue it. I'm thankful i found a marker and made a note on it as to what it's for, so we hope he won't try to get rid of it again.
(I'm thankful she's being a good sport about it, as he really is getting rid of more of his stuff than hers, and most of hers he is asking about before it goes away. That mop bucket is kind of beat up so i can see why he wouldn't realize it's still used.)
Friday evening was another busy one at the shelter, with one lady driving over an hour to see and adopt one specific cat she'd fallen in love with from the picture and description on the website.
One bottle feed kitten was in the medical room waiting for his foster mama to come back for him. I was so thankful to get to hold and feed him, if i ever get to retire i want to bottle raise babies again, it's so rewarding.
I am always thankful for the camaraderie, the fun, the cats, the people adopting, and the general feel of enjoyment about the place.
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.
Anniversary of the Arengo and the Feast of the Militants -- San Marino
Annunciation of the Virgin Mary -- Roman Catholic Christian
Lady Day/Quarter Day -- England; Ireland; Wales (traditional New Year's Day)
Varfrudagen -- Sweden (waffle day)
Day of the Shining Ones of Heaven move Upstream -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Earth Hour -- 8:30pm-9:30pm, your local time; turn off your lights to take a stand against climate change
Festival of King Amenhotep I -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (rituals depicting his death and burial, performed for the Deir-el-Medina workforce; date approximate)
Hilaria -- Ancient Roman Empire ("Day of Joy", honoring Attis)
Independence Day -- Cyprus; Greece(1821)
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade -- UN
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members -- UN
International Waffle Day -- based on Sweden's tradition of having waffles on Annunciation Day
Medal of Honor Day -- US (first one awarded this date in 1963)
Mother's Day -- Slovenia
National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy -- Greece; US
National Lobster Newburg Day
National Pecan Day -- anniversary of George Washington's planting of Pecan trees at Mt. Vernon in 1775
National Waffle Day -- possibly also International Waffle Day, depends on the site you search
Numbskulls and Clodhoppers' Dance -- Fairy Calendar (i know a couple of people who qualify on both counts; i need to find out how to buy tickets!)
Old New Year's Day -- until 1751, British Empire
Revolution Day -- Greece (anniversary of the revolt against the Ottoman Empire in 1821)
Sacrifice to Kronos -- Ancient Greek Calendar (private sacrifices to Kronos; date approximate)
St. Dismas' Day ("Dismas" is the name given to the unnamed "Thief on the Cross", crucified next to Jesus according to Biblical accounts, and who repented; Patron of condemned/death row prisoners, funeral directors/undertakers, penitent criminals, prisoners, reformed thieves; Merizo, Guam)
Struggle for Human Rights Day -- Slovakia
The Tichborne Dole - in Alresford, Hampshire, UK; since 1150, a gallon of flour is given to every resident by the Tichborne family head on this day, to avoid a curse
Tolkien Reading Day -- sponsored by The Tolkien Society on the anniversary of the fall of Sauron
Danica Patrick, 1982
Lee Pace, 1979
Sheryl Swoopes, 1971
Sarah Jessica Parker, 1965
Marcia Cross, 1962
John Stockwell, 1961
Mary Gross, 1953
Paul Miles, 1952
Bonnie Bedelia, 1948
Elton John, 1947
Bonnie Bedelia, 1946
Paul Michael Glaser, 1943
Aretha Franklin, 1942
Anita Bryant, 1940
Gloria Steinem, 1934
James Lovell, 1928
Eileen Ford, 1922
Simone Signoret, 1921
Howard Cosell, 1920
Norman Borlaug, 1940
David Lean, 1908
Bela Bartok, 1881
Arturo Toscanini, 1867
Gutzon Borglum, 1867
"Cagney & Lacey"(TV), 1982
Today in History:
The first Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus, 31
According to legend, Venice, Italy is born today at noon, 421
Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6, 1199
Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland, 1306
Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America, 1584
Henry Hudson embarks on an exploration for Dutch East India Co., 1609
Lord Baltimore founds Catholic colony of Maryland, 1634
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christian Huygens, 1655
Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000, 1669
The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire, 1807
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway in England, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world, 1807
Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism, 1811
Greeks revolt against the Ottoman Empire, beginning the Greek War of Independence, 1821
In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers, leading to factory reform laws, 1911
The Georgian Orthodox Church restores its autocephaly abolished by Imperial Russia in 1811, 1917
The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 1948
The European Economic Community is established (West Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), 1957
Canada's Avro Arrow makes its first flight, 1958
Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, 1965
The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch, 1979
The world's first wiki, a part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham, 1995
The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease, 1996
Protesters demanding a new election in Belarus, following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, clash with riot police, 2006
In southwest China, environmental and health concerns among residents are raised when 1,000 dead ducks pulled from the Sichuan River, 2013
The world's largest banana split ever, at 8,040 metres long, is made in Innisfail, Australia, 2017
Doctors perform the first ever organ transplant from a live HIV+ patient to an HIV+ recipient, a kidney transplant in Boston, MA, US, 2019
NASA has to cancel a planned all female spacewalk because it doesn't have enough space suits in the right size, 2019
The Renaissance masterpiece The Ghent Altarpiece (1432) by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck goes on display, after a seven-year restoration, in St Bravo's Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium, 2021
A wonderful list - and a reminder that I too have a lot to be thankful for.ReplyDelete
A good thankful list, but I am surprised you can pay with cash when the store computers are down. Here in Australia, the cash drawers won't open if the computers are down, so you can't pay at all, so people leave their groceries and the store boys run around putting everything back.ReplyDelete
There's so much to be thankful for.ReplyDelete
Counting one's blessings is a good and necessary exercise.ReplyDelete
Having cash is a good plan. I love your thankful list as always.ReplyDelete
You have such a busy week and still blog so nicely for us. Your ready for the weekend to start this morn and then off to the races again Monday. Enjoy this time.ReplyDelete
Busy busy busy. I do not know how you have both the energy and the empathy and the optimism...but you do!ReplyDelete
You are one busy lady ~ lots to be thankful for too !ReplyDelete
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Wonderful thankful list. Tell Mr BA to deal with hos own stuff and leave Ms. GA's alone. :)ReplyDelete
Those are really good thankfuls, the shelter ones always bring smiles here too.ReplyDelete
What a fulfilling productive week!ReplyDelete
Which shelter web site is this, please?ReplyDelete
OK, a TToT that's busy, but not too exciting lolReplyDelete
We're approaching Spring here in southern New England, which mean 30 degrees one day, 79 the next. So, keeping it reasonable, I put up screens in two windows so that the house will not be uncomfortably warm for Una. (Not yet time for the air conditioners.)
Have you ever read Uncle Wiggly stories? Becca might enjoy those, too. My mom read them to me out of an old anthology of children's literature that had belonged to my grandma.ReplyDelete
I've always wanted to foster kittens, but I know I'd be a foster failure, and since I already have 3 AND because my husband said he'd move out if I got ONE MORE (he's sort of kidding), it probably won't happen. If I weren't working, I'd foster puppies again, though, because I don't want a dog, so it's not as difficult to give up the puppies! I've only done it once, and it was HUGE amount of work (especially since I've never even owned a dog), but it was rewarding
Hearing about your 'thankfuls' always reminds me to remember mine! Thank you!ReplyDelete