Saturday, October 21, 2023

It All Got Done, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


It's a good day to be Thankful Day.

Last Saturday, we were blessed to be able to go vote and thankful to do so.  There are too many people in this world who would love to have the privilege and do not so i take it very seriously.

Sunday morning, i got a text from Mr. J, Becca's Dad.  They'd had family in town and he was driving them to the airport in NOLA and could i please get her breakfast for her and take her and her sister to church?  Ms. A was still recovering from her virus.

Well.  There's cleaning supplies in the back of my car, so it usually only holds two, but thankfully a quick shifting of a few things to inside took care of that and i managed to show up just after Becca had come downstairs, put her retainers in the blue bowl and gotten herself a drink of water.

There's another thankful, not only does she get rewards for not waking anyone in the night, she gets rewards for putting her retainers (which Mr. Cal the dog thinks are chew toys and cost hundreds to replace) in the blue bowl and she's doing it regularly.

I was thankful to be able to go through her whole morning routine with her, including remembering her Laxa-Clear in her tea (her Dad forgot to remind me, but i still got it) and her sister wasn't feeling well (she's had the same virus as Ms. A) so she stayed home, too.

Our Sunday evening Zoom Bible study is going great, i'm thankful to be part of this group.

Carl's place was a big wild, but even with having to leave and go to Ms. G's for a bit after he left for work to take care of her critters, i was thankful to still get out and to Ms. D's right at noon.

Ms. D had me help her set up an online account with Costco so she could order a new bed.  I'm thankful she's finally getting a new bed (the old one was awful) and thankful that even as i'm no young, computer techie person, i can help her through some of these things.

Then Ms. JAI called.  She'd cancelled the last two visits and i knew she wouldn't cancel again, and i was right.  She wanted to make sure i was willing to be there cleaning while she went to the clubhouse on the property to play bridge with her ladies.  I was thankful to be able to do that and thankful i went  to the clubhouse after for a hug.

Ms. G is out of town again, as i mentioned above, and i'm thankful for the extra work and income.  Also, Angel almost let me pet her.  Baby steps.

The Wednesday adventure was meeting up with Ms. JAI so she could pay me since she left to go play bridge without brining her pocketbook.  She wasn't doing well and it took me a while to track her down, i'm thankful i finally did and convinced her to eat (her blood sugar was probably off) and go home.

Sweetie and i got through Ms. SE's house Thursday with no drips, runs or errors, always a thankful, as many times as the plumbing there has been a problem.

Friday evening at the shelter was a joy.  Fosters coming in, adopted cats going out, plenty of work and plenty of help and i'm thankful it all got done.

All of us are also thankful we've had a few autumn like days here and there, a promise of more to come soon, we hope.

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Today is:

Apple Day -- U.K. (to inspire local orchard revival and celebrate local varieties)

Antillean Day -- Bonaire; Curacao; Saba; St. Eustatius

Armed Forces Day -- Honduras (Dia de las Fuerzas Armadas; traditional date, now usually celebrated earlier in the month as part of Morazanica Week)

Babbling Day -- an internet generated day for Blatherskites

Caramel Apple Day -- US (leave it to the US to add sugar to a delicious, nutritious snack!)

Egyptian Naval Day -- Egypt

Garbanzo Bean Day

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day

Hurricane Bebe Day -- Funafuti, Tuvalu (commemoration of the destruction by this hurricane in 1972)

Independence Day -- Marshall Islands(1986)

International Day of the Nacho -- Mexico; U.S.

Jailhouse Rock Day -- Elvis' song hit #1 today in 1957

Nagoya Festival -- Nagoya, Japan (biggest festival in the city; through tomorrow)

National Nurses Day -- Thailand

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Overseas Chinese Day -- Taiwan (Republic of China)

President Ndadaye Day -- Burundi

Reptile Awareness Day -- hooray for snakes and turtles!  and lizards, don't forget lizards, and gators, and...

Seeking of King Look Under Your Mattress -- Fairy Calendar

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word -- Nashville, TN, US (through Sunday)

St. John of Bridlington's Day (Patron against complications in childbirth)

St. Ursula's Day (Patron of educators/teachers, holy death, schoolchildren, students; British Virgin Islands; Catholic education, especially of girls; Cologne, Germany; University of Paris)

Sweetest Day -- begun by Herbert Birch Kingston, a candy company employee who decided it would be wonderful to distribute candy to the sick, shut-ins and orphans in Cleveland, OH; today is the day to do something for someone that makes him/her say, "Oh, that is so sweet!"

Trafalgar Day -- British Empire (noted, but no longer an officially holiday)

World Toy Camera Day -- now with a Flickr page 

Anniversaries Today:

Juan Peron marries actress Evita (María Eva Duarte), 1945

Birthdays Today:

Jeremy Miller, 1976

Ken Watanabe, 1959

Carrie Fisher, 1956

Benjamin Netanyahu, 1949

Elvin Bishop, 1942

Judge Judy Sheindlin, 1942

Frances Fitzgerald, 1940

Ursula K. LeGuin, 1929

Edward Charles "Whitey" Ford, 1928

Celia Cruz, 1925

Joyce Randolph, 1925

Dizzy Gillespie, 1917

Georg Solti, 1912

Edwin Myers "Ted" Shawn, 1891

Will Carleton, 1845

Alfred Nobel, 1833

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Butterflies are Free"(Play), 1969

"Orphee aux enfer/Orpheus in the Underworld"(Offenbach operetta), 1858

Today in History:

Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders, 1096

Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg., 1512

Ferdinand Magellen arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean), 1520

Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish Armada under De Oquendo, 1639

First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America, 1774

US Navy frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, launched in Boston, 1797

Battle of Trafalgar, Adm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies, 1805

The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia, 1816

Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England), 1824

Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb, 1879

First transatlantic radiotelephone message, Arlington, Va to Paris, 1915

Women are allowed to vote in France for the first time, 1945

Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun, 1965

The European Patent Institute is founded, 1977

The metre is defined at the seventeenth General Conference on Weights and Measures as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second, 1983

Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz, 2003

The European Parliament awards Cuban Dissident Guillermo Farinas the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, 2010

Kateri Tekakwitha is canonized as the first Native American saint by Pope Benedict XVI, 2012

The Parliament of Canada confers Honorary Canadian citizenship on women's rights and education activist Malala Yousafzai, 2013

Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 2014

The Spanish government suspends Catalonia's autonomy in the face of a deepening political crisis over the region's push for independence, 2017

Excavations at an 8,000-year-old site at Marawah Island, near Abu Dhabi, UAE, uncover the world's oldest natural pearl, 2019


  1. Yet another v busy week - and I am so glad it is packed with things to be thankful for.

  2. You certainly accomplished a lot in your week, and I can see where most of it would make you extremely pleased and thankful. Part of that being willing to get on the computer and help someone else figure out how to do something. I hate computer stuff. Unfortunately our Humane Society has no on-call veterinarian so they can no longer take in any cats and have not for nearly one year. The ones they had they were able to give out to Foster homes. I have no idea what's going to happen to all the cats on the loose.

  3. You sure had a lot of free time this week NOT! That was a very nice thankful list.

  4. Wow! is right ~ you are so busy ~ Wonderful thankful list ~ Xo

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

  5. Wow you've been super busy, how wonderful lots of kitties getting adopted too xxx

  6. I am thankful you manage to do all of these things for so many people each week and cheerfully too!

  7. I like your hankfuls, and this time it was nice to read how all the parts of teh puzzles finally fit.


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