Saturday, June 10, 2023

It’s a Celebration, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


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.

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:

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!   

Anniversary Tday:

Alcoholics Anonymous is founded, 1925

Birthdays Today:

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

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"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


  1. I hope Sweetie's phone is found - but I am glad you could suspend it.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. Blogging friends are certainly a big blessing.
    And I hope everything with Swwtie's phone works out in the end.

  3. I think the people in your life should be thankful for you.
    It's great to know that your mammogram was clear, and that those messy kitties didn't present you with a sequel.

  4. Good news on the mammogram and hope the Dexa is fine too. Sometimes we just need to take a few moments every day and realize we have so much to be thankful for.

  5. Great news on the mammogram!
    Thankful you are part of the TToT community!

  6. Wonderful thankful list, especially a normal mammogram. That stinks about the phone. Hopefully he will get it back.

  7. Wow! What a week for you ~ glad tests were normal ~ great post ~ Xo

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

  8. That was a nice bunch of thankful, except for the lost phone. Your sweetie needs a cell phone lanyard to keep it around his neck.

  9. "horrible messes", I hope that doesn't mean something contagious or allergies to the foods.

  10. With one exception, you had plenty to be thankfiul for this week!

  11. Good health news is, like, a total top three Grats. (Probably a Secret Rule about it counting for multiple grats)
    But hardly necessary for those of us who start the week with a sprint... lol (not me)
    Ten years. Hard to account for... in blog years, what, 47 years?

  12. Happy Tenth Tens! I'm sorry about the lost phone! Hopefully it turns out better for you than my lost phone story. Sigh.


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