Saturday, March 11, 2023

Simple, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


I’m thankful to get to Thankful Day.

The electricity went out and the generator worked.

We checked the oil in the generator, and it’s still good.

Ms. D was finally feeling well enough for me to come, and i got to bring her some flowers as a belated birthday greeting, as it’s never fun to be sick on your birthday.

My two church meetings, Lent study on Sunday and ladies’ circle on Tuesday this week, went well, as did prayer on Friday morning.

Ms. G was given a toaster over to rehome and remembered i’d been looking for one, and she gave it to me.  The old one that burns the toast every single time is gone.

The cat shelter is experiencing a lull before kitten season, and we are enjoying it.

I was able to work in spite of a sleepless night the other night, and i’ve since gotten a nap and almost caught up.

Ms. SE didn’t have too many clothes for me to fold.

I noticed Abigail (Ms. GA and Mr. BA’s cat) had missed the box before walking that way, and so did not make a worse mess.

rEcess takes up the rest.

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:

Bunching of Fairies for the Second Flight -- Fairy Calendar

Celebrate Your Name Week -- Saturday:  Geneology Day, begin or continue the journey to learn about your family

Charter Day -- Pennsylvania, US

Debunking Day -- internet holiday possibly started by someone tired of internet myths

Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow -- Bermuda; Canada (most regions); Cuba; Greenland (Thule Air Base only) Haiti; Mexico (some areas); Saint Pierre and Miquelon; The Bahamas; Turks and Caicos Islands; US (most areas)

Feast Day of Hercules/Herakles -- Ancient Roman and Greek Calendars

Frankenstein's Birthday -- Mary Shelley's famous tale was published today in 1818

Girl Scout Sabbath -- US (encouraging Girl Scouts to wear their uniforms to synagogue services and represent their troop to their congregations; the final day of Girl Scout Week in the US)

International Fanny Pack Day -- started by someone who really likes the things (although i do admit they come in handy for keeping your money with you at all times when you have a garage sale)

Johnny Appleseed Day / Apple Appreciation Day -- death anniversary of John "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman; some say March 18 

King Moshoeshoe I's Anniversary -- Lesotho

National No Smoking Day -- UK (for help quitting, go here

National Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day

Reestablishment of Independence -- Lithuania (independence from the USSR)

St. Eulogius of Cordova's Day (Patron of carpenters, coppersmiths)

World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film -- International

Worship of Tools Day -- begun by someone who knew we would be nowhere without tools

Anniversaries Today:

Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare, 1302

Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise, 1810

Birthdays Today:

Terrance Howard, 1969

Alex Kingston, 1963

Curtis Brown, Jr., 1956

Douglas Adams, 1952

Bobby McFerrin, 1950

Jerry Zucker, 1950

Dominique Sanda, 1948

Charles W. Swan, 1942

Antonin Scalia, 1936

Sam Donaldson, 1934

Rupert Murdoch, 1931

Ralph Abernathy, 1926

Mercer Ellington, 1919

Ezra Jack Keats, 1916

Harold Wilson, 1916

Lawrence Welk, 1903

Robert Treat Paine, 1731

Torquato Tasso, 1544

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Cops"(TV), 1989

"A Raisin in the Sun"(Play), 1959

"Don Carlos"(Opera), 1867

"Rigoletto"(Opera), 1851

"I Capuleti e i Montecchi"(Opera), 1830

"The Daily Courant"(Newspaper; first British daily paper), 1702

Today in History:

Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty),BC1425

Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000, 1669

The first English daily newspaper "Daily Courant," begins publishing, 1702

Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation, 1708

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is published, 1818

Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Maori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand, 1845

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government, 1848

The Great Sheffield Flood: The largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield, 1864

The Meiji Japanese government officially annexes the Ryukyu Kingdom into what would become the Okinawa prefecture,1872

The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins, lasting 4 days, 1888

The first confirmed cases of the Spanish Flu are observed at Fort Riley, Kansas, 1918

The Bank of Canada opens, 1935

Reginald Weit became the first African American to play in the US Tennis Open, 1948

Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," the first Broadway play by a black woman, opens, 1959

Mt. Etna in Sicily erupts, 1974

Pakistan successfully conducts a cold test of a nuclear weapon, 1983

Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader, 1985

Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange, 1999

Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as first female president of Chile, 2006

An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and triggering the second largest nuclear accident in history, 2011

England retains the Six Nations Rugby Championship with a 61-21 win over Scotland at Twickenham; this is England's 11th consecutive Six Nations win and equals NZ's record of 18 consecutive international wins, 2017

China's National People's Congress approves removal of term limits for a leader, which will allow Xi Jinping to retain the presidency for life, 2018

Covid19 is declared a pandemic by the WHO, 2020

The journal Nature reports on the smallest dinosaur ever discovered; its skull was preserved in a piece of amber smaller than an average human fingertip, 2020


  1. rEcess always looks like so much fun

  2. Love to read your thankful list. Very encouraging. I am thankful for our Saviour and for family and friends.

  3. Wow- you have had a lot to manage and I am impressed! Take care lots of hugs to you!

  4. Wonderful thankfuls. I would love to volunteer at rEcess.

  5. Those are such nice thankfuls and all that you do with rEcess is terrific. It's nice to see a young pianist there.

  6. Wow! Busy busy as usual ~ great thankfuls and fun event to be involved with ~

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

  7. Oh, it was rEcess week! :-) That's always a bright spot!
    Glad your generator worked, but I hope your electricity was restored quickly.
    Have a good week!

  8. Darn! Kristi beat me to it! lol i.e. rEcess takes up the rest.
    though I will add a variation of what I once said about the reality of our online friends... the thing is when we are familiar enough with the life of a person online to say, "rEcess! Is it that time again already?"*

    * the original oberservation when writing to an online friend: "Remember the time, the first day of school for...."

  9. As we get older, sometimes it's not just the cats who don't make the litter box. :D Thought I would throw in a giggle maker. Great week! Thank God for generators!

  10. I shouldn't need to be reminded to feel thankful, but I do. And I have you to thank!


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