Saturday, December 9, 2023

It’s the Most Busiest Time of the Year, a Ten Things of Thankful Post


Eight times a year, Thankful Day comes after rEcess night, and i am running like a crazy person on that Friday, getting ready for rEcess.  No time to waste.

Mr. BA and Ms. GA were out of town last weekend, i'm thankful i managed to squeeze cat care into the usual busy-ness.  Also, i'm thankful they let me do laundry there when i cat-sit, it catches me up.

Sweetie and i drove down to NOLA Saturday in a monsoon.  It was so bad, almost all the cars on the road were lined up in a row, hazards flashing, doing about 45mph, creeping along and following each other to stay on the road, which we could barely see.  It's been a while since we had that bad a storm, we're thankful to have made it safely.

My Monday was not roasted or salted, it was just pain nuts!  Ms. V and Carl got swapped so i worked long, then did another job, then had errands, and it never seemed to stop.  Somehow i still got everything done and got to see a friend at the post office whom i hadn't seen in a while.  It was nice to catch up.

The Ladies' Circle meeting was Tuesday, and for the first time at this circle, i brought the lesson.  I was very concerned, but it was well received, even the usual teacher enjoyed it, and i'm very thankful.  Also, we just had a plain good time, always welcome.

Ms. G was out of town the rest of the week, so i was thankful to stay extra long at the shelter Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday went well, and as for the rest of my thankfuls:

Ready for art, and Christmas!




Sweet seranades.

Checking in paperwork.

Heading to the gym.

Dinner time, with the feeding tube.

Getting tired.

We made our own books!

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Today is:

Anna's Day -- Sweden and Finland (commemorates the conception of the Virgin Mary by St. Anne, celebration for all females named Anne or Anna, and the day to start the processing of the Christmas Eve lutefisk.)

Christmas Card Day -- the first commercial card went on sale on this day in 1843

Christmas Gift Memory Day -- the day to reminisce about your all time favorite Christmas gift

Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos by St. Anne -- Orthodox Church

International Anti-Corruption Day -- UN

International Shareware Day

National Day of the Horse -- US (by Congressional resolution, information here)  

National Heroes Day / Vere Cornwall Bird, Sr., Day -- Antigua and Barbuda

National Pastry Day

Remembrance for Egill Skallagrimsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Viking Age poet, warrior, and rune magician)

Republic Day -- Tanzania

St. Leocadia's Day (Patron of Toledo, Spain)

Weary Willie Day -- birth anniversary of Emmet Kelley, Sr.

Yuri's Day in the Autumn -- Russian Orthodox Church (a celebration of St. George, as following the Gregorian Calendar)

Anniversaries Today:

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, US, established, 1962

Christmas Seals first sold, in Wilmington, DE, US, 1907

"Charge of the Light Brigade" published, 1854

YMCA opens in Montreal, QC, CA (first in North America), 1851

Birthdays Today:

Jesse Metcalfe, 1978

Reiko Aylesworth, 1972

David Kersh, 1970

Kara DioGuardi, 1970

Jakob Dylan, 1969

Kurt Angle, 1968

Felicity Huffman, 1962

David Anthony Higgins, 1961

Joe Lando, 1961

Donny Osmond, 1957

John Malkovich, 1953

Joan Armatrading, 1950

Michael Nouri, 1945

Dick Butkus, 1942

Beau Bridges, 1941

Judy Dench, 1934

Buck Henry, 1930

Dick Van Patten, 1928

Dina Merrill, 1925

Redd Foxx, 1922

Kirk Douglas, 1916

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909

Grace Hopper, 1906

Margaret Hamilton, 1902

Emmet Kelley, Sr., 1898

Clarence Birdseye, 1886

Joel Chandler Harris, 1848

John Milton, 1608

Edwin Sandys, 1561

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"(TV special), 1965

"Coronation Street"(TV), 1960

"Salome"(Opera), 1905

"Charge of the Light Brigade"(Publication date, in The Examiner), 1854

Today in History:

The Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire, 536

New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster, 1793

The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio, Texas, 1835

The first Young Men's Christian Association in the Americas is founded, in Montreal, 1851

Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback becomes governor of Louisiana for 35 days, becoming the first black US governor, 1872

Levant Richardson patents the ball-bearing skate, 1884

Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department, 1888

The Norwegian parliament vote unanimously for female suffrage, 1903

The first broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV, 1960

Barbados joins the United Nations, 1966

NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco, 1968

The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations, 1971

The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, 1979

Phoenix, Arizona, US, gets 3 inches of snow, 1985

Lech Walesa wins the presidental election in Poland, 1990

In Australia, thieves broke into a home and stole two 300-year-old etchings by Rembrandt. The 4-by-4-inch etchings, a self-portait and a depiction of the artist's mother, were valued around $518,000, 2003

Pakistan's media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India, 2010

China creates a new "Coonfucius Peace Prize" to honor its former Taiwanese Vice President, Lien Chan, who refused to collect it, 2010

The NASA Mars rover Curiosity has returned images from the red planet's Gale Crater showing evidence of sediment deposits, suggesting that lakes and rivers potentially existed across the planet millions of years ago, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is named Time Magazine's Person of the Year, for her handling of debt and refugee crises, 2015

Whakaari volcano, a tourist attraction in New Zealand, erupts killing 16, 2019

More than 40 camels are disqualified from the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival beauty contest after Botox injections and other cosmetic enhancements were discovered, 2021


  1. How I love your list. And, as always, I am blown away by how busy you are and how much you get done.

  2. I don't know what it is about gratitude that always makes me feel happier.

  3. It sounds like a Planter's Peanuts kind of week. But you made it through, especially that storm. It's lovely to see the little children that you are taking care of.

  4. Those were all good thankfuls but I do hope you get a moment or two of calm and relaxation!

  5. My, you are such a busy lady, and so kind as well to devote yourself to the needs of others. The world needs more folks like you.

  6. Wonderful thankfuls. rEcess looks like fun. I love that Grumpy Cat sweater. XO

  7. I see garlic bread! Yuuuuum :) I am thankful for Garlic Bread and whoever invented that deserves a medal. I'm also thankful a wedding I attended went very well and the twins are growing well and strong.

  8. Amazing list of thankfuls ~ glad you made it through the 'monsoon' ~ lots of yummy foods too ~

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

  9. Wow! I'm glad you're OK from the monsoon. What a productive week.

  10. Enjoyed the photos. (There's a thing about some blogs that with time they become a part of the calendar... the rEcess is one of those things... "Hey! It's time again!")

  11. I agree with Clark. It's always nice to hear about rEcess!

  12. Charlee: "Our Dada says that once you hit Halloween the year turns into a giant whirlwind slide that doesn't end until New Year's Day. I'm not sure if he thinks that's a good thing or a bad thing."
    Java Bean: "Camel botox injections?!?!?!"


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