Thankful Day seems to show up just in time every week, and this one is special. It's the Tenth Anniversary of the Ten Things of Thankful Blog Hop!
Ten years ago, Lizzi came up with the idea for the Ten Things of Thankful, and i'm thankful she did. It's a wonderful reminder to count our blessings.
I'm thankful for the others who have hosted over the years after Lizzi (whom i never had the pleasure of meeting online, i don't believe) bowed out.
I'm thankful for those who have participated both regularly and occasionally. It's a joyful thing to be able to celebrate the good in other people's lives, too. Blogging friends are a special blessing.
Carl's car is in the shop awaiting a part, i'm thankful i was able to take him to work this past Monday while i was there, and i will do the same this coming Monday. His mother, Ms. V, is thankful, too, as she really doesn't like having to get up that early.
My appointments went like clockwork Tuesday, and i'm very thankful. I arrived at 7:45 for an 8am appointment for a mammogram and DEXA scan, and they are so efficient i was done by 8:20.
I'm thankful the mammogram was normal this time, nothing to biopsy (big sigh of relief). Dr. BowTie will discuss the DEXA results with me at my appointment in just over a week.
While not as bad as it could have been, the shelter on Wednesday gave me a run for the money as many of the cats, both adults and kittens, had really made some horrible messes. I'm thankful i went to tend Ms. G's critters first and as Ms. G hadn't arrived home yet, i was able to stay at the shelter until all the work was done and get to her house at my leisure.
Yes, i'm thankful Ms. G is back now, as pet sitting before work wears me out after a while.
Because Ms. V had also emptied all the under-the-sink cabinets and cleared the bottoms of closets so the house could be bug sprayed, i'm thankful i was able to get to a couple of those places while cleaning the house and reorganize them when putting stuff back in.
When i got home Thursday, Sweetie informed me he'd lost his phone again. He and the Big Boss went out to the farm, so it could have been in the Boss' vehicle, could have been dropped outside at the farm, could be in the farmhouse, could have been left at the store where they bought supplies, or could have been left at the restaurant where they ate lunch.
If it was lost at either of the last two locations, it is most certainly gone as no phone was turned in at either place.
It's not in the Boss' car.
That leaves looking at the farm itself, and the cleaning lady was supposed to go over there yesterday and look while she was cleaning, but she got sick and will go next week. The carpenter is supposed to go by this weekend and work on the shelves, if he feels up to it and has promised to look if he goes.
The yard guy is busy and can't get there right now.
Thus it stands his phone is probably at a location about 70 miles from here, and the three people who live within one mile of the place, who have keys and could go over there and look, don't have time to do so or cannot do so.
I'm thankful we have a spare phone he can use, i was able to suspend service on the phone once we realized it really was where we couldn't get to it, and i'm thankful there is still the possibility we might get it back. After all, the Big Boss will go back to the farm within the next two weeks, right?
Friday night at the shelter was quieter than usual, and all the cats which had made messes Wednesday had settled down some. It made the work go faster and i'm thankful.
Abolition Day -- French Guiana
Alcoholics Anonymous Founders Day
Army Day -- Jordan
Ball Point Pen Day -- date, in 1943, Biro patented one of the early models of a ball point pen (it was as awful as the other early ones, though!)
California Artichoke Festival -- Castroville, CA, US (lots of fun in the Artichoke Capital of the World; through tomorrow)
Celtic Tree Month Duir (Oak) commences
Dia de Portugal e de Camoes -- Portugal (National Day)
Herbs & Spices Day
Holiday of the Wan Thing -- Fairy Calendar (the Wan Thing arrived in Fairyland this day and has sat there looking wan ever after, so the Fairies decided to give it its own holiday)
King's Birthday -- Tuvalu
National Black Cow Day
National Iced Tea Day
Rape of Lidice/Lidice Memorial Day -- Czech Republic and Slovakia/New Jersey, US (in one of the most-remembered atrocities of WWII, the small town of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, was invaded by Nazi troops who murdered every man, burned every house, and sent all the women and children for "reeducation.")
Reconciliation Day -- Republic of the Congo
Sovereign's Day/King's Birthday -- Pitcairn Island
St. Brigid of Ireland's Day (Patron babies/infants/newborns, blacksmiths, boatmen/mariners/sailors/watermen, cattle, children whose parents are not married, dairymaids/dairy workers, fugitives, midwives, nuns, poets, poultry farmers, printing presses, scholars, travellers; Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Ireland; Ivrea, Turin, Italy; Kildare, Ireland; Leinster, Ireland)
Where the Wild Things Are Day -- birth anniversary of Maurice Sendak
World Wide Knit in Public Day -- better living through stitching together!
Alcoholics Anonymous is founded, 1925
Joey Zimmerman, 1986
Tara Lipinski, 1982
Leelee Sobieski, 1982
Hoku Ho, 1981
Shane West, 1978
Doug McKeon, 1966
Elizabeth Hurley, 1965
Linda Evangelista, 1965
Jeanne Tripplehorn, 1963
Michael Burger, 1957
John Edwards, 1953
Jeff Greenfield, 1943
F. Lee Bailey, 1933
Maurice Sendak, 1928
Nat Hentoff, 1925
Judy Garland, 1922
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921
Saul Bellow, 1915
Frederick Loewe, 1904
Hattie McDaniel, 1889
"Tales from the Crypt"(TV), 1989
"Paperback Writer"(UK song release), 1966
"Tristan und Isolde"(Opera), 1865
Today in History:
Frederick Barbarossa drowns leading his troops across the Saleph River to attack Jerusalem in the Crusades, 1190
The first American log cabin is built, at Fort Christina in Wilmington, Delaware, 1639
Bridget Bishop becomes the first person hanged for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692
Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef, 1770
A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China, 1786
The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris; a year later, it becomes the first public zoo, 1793
The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place, 1829
Myall Creek Massacre in Australia: 28 Aboriginal Australians are murdered, 1838
The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate, 1854
Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and destroying the famous Pink and White Terraces, 1886
Americus Callahan of Chicago patents the window envelope, 1902
The inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches, is held in Toronto Arena, 1925
Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson, 1925
Six-Day War ends: Israel and Syria agree to a cease-fire, 1967
Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer, 1977
The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission, 2003
Twenty inches of rainfall in Escambia County, Florida damages roadways and bridges, and leaving parts of the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama under water, 2012
German authorities are forced to evacuate 10 villages as heavy rains swell the Elbe River, breaching its banks, 2013
Heavy monsoon rains cause the collapse of a partially-finished building on a residential block in Mumbai, India, 2013
Juan Felipe Herrera, age 66, is named by U.S. Congress as this year's national poet laureate, the first Latino to be given the title, 2015
According to a DNA study published in the science journal “Nature Plants”, grapes grown for some types of wine in modern France are genetically similar and, in some cases identical to grapes grown 900 years ago, 2019
The European Space Agency announces a new probe, the EnVision, to study Venus, 2021