Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Nuit Blanche (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day and Brian's Thankful Thursday


Untypical night, wander upstairs tired at 9pm, read devotions and pray, turn over to go to sleep, spend next 3 hours tossing and turning.

Midnight to 2am, doze a bit, and every time i start to fall asleep, Sweetie coughs or i do, start a prayer litany at 12:30 to try to help because sometimes it makes me drift off, but instead actually get through the whole litany because of being reawakened so many times.

Two to 4am, nod off, mostly, only to be awakened by Link Linker the Stinker's snoring -- there's nothing quite like being in bed with a snoring cat -- ask myself why i have cats, then remember it's because i like them so much and they're quieter than dogs, snort.

Take thyroid meds around 4am, doze a bit off and on until 4:45, realize it's time to get up so i won't be late for work.

Get up, restroom, stretch, head for door, almost trip over Tripod SissyCat, almost trip over Link as he races to beat me to the door because, despite his snoring, he is obviously very well rested indeed and is ready for his breakfast.

It's time to get the day started, insulin shot for Dansig the Round, teeth, Bible and Lent study, hit the door running because, no matter how little sleep, there's a full day of work ahead and no time to lounge around.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Lounge.      


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!

A neighbor has what i call a "mullet fence," after the hairstyle known as a mullet.  The fence is business in the front, wild party in the back.


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day This week's image and my poem:    

Man, how did I ever allow

someone to talk me of how

something like this would be so cool

and now I wonder if I was a fool.

It makes people stare and that's no wonder,

the whole car looks like a great, big blunder.

It's hard to steer and hard to maintain,

I'd almost rather a car that looks like a train!

(The driver of this car owns a garage and built it, and i actually think it's kinda cool, but that's the poem which wanted to come out.)


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful sleepless nights are not the norm for me.


Today is:

Armored Warships Day -- the first battle between armored warships, the Monitor and the Merrimac, was this day in 1862

Baron Bliss Day -- Belize

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Thursday:  Name Tag Day, celebrating those silly tags that say, "Hello, My Name is Illegible"!

Crufts Dog Show -- Birmingham, England (the World's Greatest Dog Show; Best in Show here is the most prestigious award in the world of dogs; through Sunday)

Day to Mourn Slavery -- commemorates the day slavery was outlawed worldwide in 1927, and to mourn that it still exists

Eid Al Moalim -- Lebanon (Teacher's Day)

Get Over It Day™ -- halfway between Valentines and April Fools, a day to just get over something or someone that is bugging you 

National Crabmeat Day

National Meatball Day

Panic Day -- a day in which to run around in a panic and tell everyone you can't take it any more, to get it all out of your system, i guess; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Saitousai -- Kashima-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan (festival to pray for good harvest that dates back to the Nara period of 710-794, and still includes traditional dress)

Second Day of No Interest to Fairies -- Fairy Calendar

St. Catherine of Bologna's Day (Patron of art, artists, Bologna Academy of Art, liberal arts, painters; against temptation)

St. Dominic Savio's Day (Patron of boys, children's choirs, choir boys, choirs, falsely accused people, juvenile delinquents, and Pueri Cantores)

St. Frances of Rome's Day (Patron of automobile drivers/motorists, cabbies/taxi drivers, lay people, people ridiculed for their piety, Roman housewives, widows)

Strinennia -- Slavic Pagan Calendar (festival to call birds and spring to come back)

Takaosan Hiwatari Matsuri -- Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan  (fire walking festival, usually on this date but can vary)

World Kidney Day  

Anniversaries Today:

Napoléon Bonaparte marries his first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais, 1796

Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler, 1902

Birthdays Today:

Emmanuel Lewis, 1971

Juliette Binoche, 1964

Terence John "Terry" Mulholland, 1963

Linda Fiorentino, 1960

Jeffrey Osborne, 1948

David Hume Kennerly, 1947

Bobby Fischer, 1943

Trish Van Devere, 1943

Raul Julia, 1940

Marty Ingels, 1936

Mickey Gilley, 1936

Joyce Van Patten, 1934

Yuri Gagarin, 1934

Keely Smith, 1932

Ornette Coleman, 1930

Wally Bronner, 1927

Irene Papas, 1926

Mickey Spillane, 1918

Samuel Barber, 1910

Will Greer, 1902

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, 1890

Amerigo Vespucci, 1454

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Family"(TV), 1976

"Rising of the Moon"(Play), 1907

"Hamlet"(Opera), 1868

"Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor/The Merry Wives of Windsor"(Opera), 1849 

"Ernani"(Opera), 1844

"Nabucco"(Opera), 1842

"Horace"(Play), 1640

Today in History:

Liu Che, posthumously known as Emperor Wu of Han, assumes the throne over the Han Dynasty of China, BC141

First known mention of Lithuania, in the annals of the monastery of Quedlinburg, 1009

Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria, 1496

Nicolaus Copernicus makes his first recorded astronomical observation, 1497

Marten Luther preaches his first Invocavit sermon, 1522

Kissing in public is banned in Naples, punishable by death, 1562

Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776

Prussian government limits work week for children to 51 hours, 1839

The Amistad Ruling:  The US Supreme Court rules that captive Africans who had seized control of the ship carrying them had been taken into slavery illegally, and were to be set free, 1841

The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred at Rancho San Francisco, six years before the California Gold Rush, 1842

Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox, 1858

The Westmoreland County Coal Strike, involving 15,000 coal miners 

represented by the United Mine Workers, begins, 1910

Pancho Villa leads nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, 1916

Pink's War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins, 1925

President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to the Congress, the first of his New Deal policies, 1932

CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, "A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy", produced by Fred Friendly, in which Edward R. Murrow criticizes the senator, 1954

The Barbie doll makes its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York, 1959

Dr. Antonia Novello is sworn in as Surgeon General of the United States, becoming the first female and Hispanic American to serve in that position, 1990

Observers in China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits Comet Hale-Bopp to be seen during the day, 1997

Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights, 2011

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft transmits images that for the very first time, allow scientists to create a 3D reconstruction of ancient water channels below the surface of Mars, 2013

Asteroid 2013 ET comes within 960,000 km from the Earth’s surface, 2013

Italy announces it is locking down the whole country due to a spike in Covid19 cases, 2020

China and Russia announce plans to collaborate in building a research station on the Moon, 2021


  1. I think that car looks kind of silly. A clever build though. Your six sentences made me feel tired, all that tossing and turning and very few minutes asleep.

  2. Yuck what a nigth. And I am pissed because the doves woke me up at 5.45 - alarm goes off at 7.00. Maybe because I know this will be standard from now till autumn. Sorry I should have spent the time praying like you instead of getting more and more irritated.
    The car made me laugh - and your poem is so good; I admire that uour head works this well after a sleepless night.

  3. Those kinds of nights are the worst! The more you try to sleep, the worse it gets. Love that car. What a fun idea.

  4. What a night that was! I too find my self saying the Lord's Prayer 100 times some nights. It is a comfort even though I'd rather be asleep. And "MeatBall Day", yum.

  5. Your story had me yawning and stretching - in a good way of course! I want that car!

  6. Fun story ~ and great fence photos and yes ~ sleepless nights are not fun ~ sigh ~

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

  7. This is me, thecontemplativecat. Google wants send third party cookies in order to comment. So I hope This one will make it through.

  8. I for one might be inclined to set up a chaise lounge* by the door, the better to getting a quick respite from the morning gauntlet. lol

    * ikr? most weeks I'm scrambling to include the prompt word this week, well, everything's coming up lounge

  9. Bet you daydream of a good night's sleep.

  10. Oh yeah I love a sleepless night - not! Nice to see that someone else starts praying while trying to dose off. I try meditation/breathing techniques, long slow breaths, thinking of nothing else and most time it works but I really need to focus while doing it.

  11. That was quite the story, boy I'm tired after reading that. I enjoyed the poem too and hooray for your thankful. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  12. I am sorry you had a rough night. I miss my Sammy's snoring. It ever bothered me like my hubby's snoring does. :) XO

  13. Very fun Thankful post! Will you be doing Feline Friday this week? I cannot find it! Cheers and hugs!

  14. A no sleep Six! Rough nights like that are tough. Lol, love the upside down car!

  15. Holy Moley that's a busy night! At least the cat's well-rested, Lol!

  16. What Ford said...minus thecar! lol

  17. I love your poem - as interesting as it is, I hope I never see one on the road like this - it would capture my attention and I SHOULD be paying attention to driving and not that strange conveyance! LOL

    Hugs, Pam

  18. Sleepless nights are the worst, hoping you eventually got back into your regular sleep pattern

  19. It IS a blessing that sleepless nights are the rarity rather than the norm!
    That car sure makes you look twice!


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