Saturday, March 2, 2024

Reading and Resting and rEcess,. a Ten Things of Thankful Post


As always, there’s more to be thankful for than i will probably have time to get to, but that’s a thankful in itself.

Two weeks ago, Sweetie got a spaghetti dinner from a restaurant in the NOLA area where we sometimes pick up lunch (Grandpa’s treat) and bring it back to eat while working.  They mangled his order.

This week, he called and told them what happened, and we’re thankful they gave us the price difference on what they didn’t include last time.  We’re also thankful for food from a delicious place (they make an excellent salad).

Sunday started our Zoom meetings for our small group Lent study.  It’s great to see everyone, and some new faces bringing new perspectives.

The work week has gone almost perfect.  Ms. G and i got a lot done as she told me all about the drama in her extended family (i’m thankful for the relative peace and calm in my life!), Ms. V and i got the refrigerator coils vacuumed (and all the other work done), no major drips, runs or errors.

Tuesday i had a genuine, real as can be day off!  I went no further than my own mailbox, my personal definition of a good day off.

Then there’s Read Across America Day.  I’m thankful anyone, anywhere can participate by reading.  I’m thankful for Dr. Seuss and his delightful and insightful writings.  I’m thankful to know how to read and to have books at my fingertips.

Finally, rEcess!

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Today is:

Adwa Victory Day -- Ethiopia

Iditarod Sled Dog Race - Last Great Race on Earth® begins -- Anchorage to Nome, AK, US (1,000 miles along the historic Iditarod Trail)

Feast of 'Ala (Loftiness) -- Baha'i (first full day of the 19 day fast)

Going Forth of Set, Son of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Highway Numbers Day -- US (a joint board of state and federal highway officials created the first uniform system for numbering interstate highways, as well as standardizing design of road signs, in 1925)

James Ronald Webster's Birthday -- Anguilla

March Nymph's Parade -- Fairy Calendar

National Banana Cream Pie Day

NEA's Read Across America Day -- on or near Dr. Seuss' birth anniversary; "Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat"

Old Stuff Day -- if you are doing the same old stuff, think about how you can change that

Peasants' Day -- Myanmar

St. Chad of Mead's Day (Patron of St. Chad's College of the University of Durham in England; Birmingham, England; Lichfield, England)

Texas Independence Day -- Texas, US (anniversary of declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836)

Anniversary Today:

Mt. Rainier National Park is established, 1899

Birthdays Today:

Henrik Lundquist, 1982

Bryce Dallas Howard, 1981

Chris Martin, 1977

Daniel Craig, 1968

Jon Bon Jovi, 1962

Ken Salazar, 1955

Laraine Newman, 1952

Karen Carpenter, 1950

Eddie Money, 1949

Lou Reed, 1944

John Irving, 1942

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931

Tom Wolfe, 1931

John Cullum, 1930

Doc Watson, 1923

Jennifer Jones, 1919

Desi Arnaz, 1917

Martin Ritt, 1914

Mel Ott, 1909

Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), 1904

Bedrich Smetana, 1864

Carl Schurz, 1829

Melissa Burton Coray, 1828

Sam Houston, 1793

Juvenal, 54

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Bubbling Brown Sugar"(Musical), 1976

"The Sound of Music"(Film), 1965

"Bus Stop"(Play), 1955

"King Kong"(Film), 1933

"Morning Chronicle"(London daily newspaper), 1769

Today in History:

The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England, 1717

A semaphore machine that will speed communication is introduced in Paris, 1791

The US Congress outlaws the import of slaves, 1897

The Republic of Texas declares its independence from Mexico, 1836

Aleksandr Romanov becomes the tsar of Russia, 1855

Tsar Aleksandr outlaws serfdom in Russia, 1861

The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace, 1888

In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women, 1903

The original film version of King Kong premiers, 1933

Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute, 1949

The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut, 1949

In Toulouse, France the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted, 1969

Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown, 1970

The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets, 1972

Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28, 1978

CD players and discs are released for sale for the first time outside of Japan, 1983

Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century, 1989

Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan join the United Nations, 1992

Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice, 1998

In his book 'Jesus of Nazareth Part II', Pope Benedict XVI exonerates the Jewish people for the responsibility of the death of Jesus, 2011

New findings from the University of Leicester indicate decreasing sitting time by 90 minutes each day can result in major heath advantages, including reducing the risk of Type II Diabetes, 2013

The longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight by distance, Emirates A380 flies 14,200km (8,824 miles) Dubai to Auckland, remains in the air for 17 hours, 15 minutes, 2016

The oldest known land fossil (Tortotubus - 440 million years old) from Gotland, Sweden, is revealed by British scientists, 2016

Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko and US astronaut Scott Kelly return to earth after nearly a year (340 days), setting an ISS record, 2016

Australian wonder horse Winx sets the world record for Group 1 wins in the Chipping Norton Stakes in Sydney, stretching her unbeaten run to 31 races, with this being her 23rd in the highest class of thoroughbred racing, 2019

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announces that six Dr. Seuss books will no longer be published because they are now considered racially insensitive, 2021

Dolly Parton receives her first Moderna Covid-19 vaccine that she donated $1million to help develop, 2021

United Nation states agree to create a legally binding plastic pollution treaty, to be confirmed in 2024, after talks in Nairobi, Kenya, 2022


  1. REcess is a wonderful thing for those children. And all of you adults who participate are doing such a wonderful job.

  2. Those are good thankfuls and seeing all the happy at rEcess always makes us smile. Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

  3. ruh roe
    I would swear that rEcess was like on a monthly (or longer) cycle)... tell me they changed it to weekly so I don't have to contend with the idea that the time-acceleration effect as one gets older has just increased by an order of magnitude.

  4. wonderful time for the children ~ bless you ~ hugs,

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

  5. Great thankfuls. I am glad you got a much-deserved day off. Looks like a lot of fun was had at rEcess. XO

  6. You had a whole entire day off? I'm thankful for that on your behalf. I love the Paddy's Day welcome hanger.

  7. A practically perfect work week with a day off and rEcess, too? I'm happy for your happy week!

  8. Lulu: "It's good when a restaurant makes things right like that! A local fish place did the same thing for our Mimmier and Pippier a few years ago when they forgot to include one of the fish fries they had ordered one Lent; when they went back, the restaurant gave them a free meal worth more than the one they had forgotten. It turned Mimmier and Pippier into loyal customers of theirs for life!"


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