Extra Blessings Abound, a Ten Things of Thankful Post (2024)

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Extra Blessings Abound, a Ten Things of Thankful Post (1)

There are always a lot of blessings to be thankful for on Thankful Day, but this week seemed especially full.

We've known for a long time my computer was on its last legs as it is always telling me there's no storage left and it's slow as molasses in January.While i've saved up some, it's always been a race to see if i'd have enough if it became critical.

(Not that having a computer is critical.Air, water, food, housing, clothing, those are critical.A computer is a very, very nice blessing beyond what's really needed, which is why i was content to wait and make due with whatever i have.)

Sweetie has been asking people for a couple of months now if they or anyone they know is getting rid of an older model that still has some life in it yet, as i do not mind buying something gently used.He happened to ask #2 Son last week on Friday, after i'd gotten back from my shift at the shelter.

I was about to turn off my computer and head to bed when #2 Son texted me and said, "Wait up for me, I'm 15 minutes away."I propped my eyes open and he walked in with a new-to-me computer!His Bride's new job provided her all new equipment, and this one is still excellent and should suffice for years and years.

Saturday was another comedy of errors on the food ordering, but i'm thankful the restaurant is not far and they take phone orders so i was able to simply go pick everything up.

I'm also thankful i was able to still get the cleaning done in spite of the time spent out of the house.

Sunday was a beautiful day and i managed to start working on setting up the computer.There were a couple of password problems where i had to reset them (i stay signed in and just could not remember them), but it all worked out and i'm very thankful for this and for having the passwords noted and logged now.

July 1, i forgot my blog anniversary!I'm thankful, though, for this "outlet."

It was also the day i found out i won an Amazon gift card from The Cat Blogosphere!They have a drawing once a month.I'm thankful i found it in the email junk folder after i refreshed it.https://blog.catblogosphere.com/

Ms. S and i had a fun time once i was done cleaning Monday.She and i really enjoy our talks and i'm thankful for great clients.

While i did have to work Tuesday afternoon at Kevin and Lenny's, i was thankful for the morning off to start the day at a much slower pace than my usual.

Ms. G and i ran the roads on Wednesday and i'm very thankful she treated me to lunch as a place called Salad Station.It was quite refreshing, since usually i do not eat at all until i get home in the evening.

Independence Day was celebrated with work, as it usually is, since my clients really don't want to have to go without a cleaning and i'm thankful to have the work and the money which goes with it.

We're thankful we got some rain that day, but not enough to dampen everyone holiday.I'm also thankful the fireworks weren't so plentiful as to keep us from going to sleep or scare the cats.

Also, while i was doing Ms. V's place, Ms. GA texted me.

She was off that day and was cleaning her house, since all of our prayer group was coming over there the next morning instead of meeting at the church.She told me she'd decided to not just clean the places people would see, but to do the wholehouse and pay me anyway and let me have Friday off!

That's a real thankful, a day off with pay.It doesn't happen when you own the business and you either work and get paid, or don't work and don't get paid.

We did have a lovely breakfast Friday morning and a wonderful prayer meeting at their house, then i got to simply run errands and go home!It was blissful.

The cat shelter is busy, we're thankful for very few sick cats, lots of helpers, and some adoptions.

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Today is:

Birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama / World Tibet Day -- Tibetan Diaspora, to bring awareness to the cause of restoring freedom to Tibet

Build a Scarecrow Day -- keep the crows out of that field of freshly growing corn in the back 40!

Buy Yourself a Toy You Always Wanted As a Child Day -- internet sites that list this suggest you then donate it to a child in need

Day of the Capital -- Kazakhstan

Ettelbruck Rememberance Day -- Ettelbruck, Luxembourg (remebrance of Patton's 3rd Army liberating the area from the Nazis)

Feast of Isaiah the Prophet -- Roman Catholic

Fill an Aquarium Day -- they are fun and entertaining; probably spread around the internet by an afficionado who wants to share the love

Hop A Park Day -- US (several years ago the Colleyville, Texas, Park and Recreation Commission started this celebration on the first Saturday of July, which is National Parks and Recreation Month; go visit a park today, or make plans to do it soon!)

Independence Day / National Day -- Comoros (1975)

Independence Day / Republic Day -- Malawi (1964)

International Day of Cooperatives -- U.N. (theme: Cooperatives for Climate Action)

International Kissing Day / World Kissing Day -- noted everywhere, but not sponsored; that doesn't matter, kiss someone you love today!(and by the way, kissing burns 6 calories a minute)

Iriya no Asagao-ichi -- Kishibo-Jin Shrine, Taito Ward, Tokyo (morning glory flower festival, buy one for good luck, through the 8th)

Ivan Kupala Day -- Belarus; Poland; Russia; Ukraine (through tomorrow; Feast of St. John the Baptist in Orthodox Churches using the Julian Calendar)

Jan Hus Day -- Czech Republic

King Mindaugas Day / Statehood Day -- Lithuania

Los Sanfermines -- Pamplona, Spain (bull running, through the 14th; don't be bored, be gored! a part of the San Fermin Festival)

Ludi Apollinares -- Ancient Roman Calendar (first day of games in honor of Apollo; through the 13th)

National Fried Chicken Day

Old Albums are Frisbees Day -- if you have nothing to play them on, and they are scratched anyway, why not?

Ra o te Ui Ariki -- Cook Islands (House of Ariki[Tribal Chief])

St. Godelieve of Ghistelles's Day (Patron of difficult marriages, healthy throats, in-law problems, throat diseases, victims of abuse, victims of verbal spouse abuse)

St. Maria Goretti's Day (Patron of children, teen girls, martyrs, poor people, rape victims, young people; Albano, Italy; against poverty, the death of parents)

Take Your Webmaster to Lunch Day -- because your online business depends on keeping him/her happy and well fed; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Anniversary Today:

Prince George Frederick Ernest Albert (King George V) marries Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (Queen Mary), 1893

Birthdays Today

Matthew O'Leary, 1987

Gregory Smith, 1983

Tia and Tamera Mowry, 1978

Jennifer Saunders, 1958

Kenny G, 1956

Allyce Beasley, 1954

Grant Goodeve, 1952

Hilary Mantel, 1952

Geoffrey Rush, 1951

George W. Bush, 1946

Sylvester Stallone, 1946

Burt Ward, 1945

Ned Beatty, 1937

Dalai Lama, 1935

Della Reese, 1932

Janet Leigh, 1927

Pat Paulsen, 1927

Merv Griffin, 1927

Bill Haley, 1925

William Schallert, 1922

Nancy Reagan, 1921

Sebastian Cabot, 1918

Laverne Andrews, 1915

Frida Kahlo, 1907

Beatrix Potter, 1866

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, 1781

John Paul Jones, 1747

Debuting/Premiering Today:

A Hard Day's Night(Film), 1964

"Name That Tune"(TV), 1953

"Judith"(Play), 1840

Today in History

Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) is crowned King of England, 1189

Papal bull of Pope Clement VI protecting Jews during the Black Death, 1348

Jan Hus is burned at the stake, 1415

Richard III is crowned King of England, 1483

Portuguese sea captain Diogo Cão finds the mouth of the Congo River, 1484

Sir Thomas More is executed for treason against King Henry VIII, 1535

Córdoba, Argentina, is founded by Jerónimo Luis de Cabrera, 1573

The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States, 1785

In Jackson, Michigan, the first convention of the United States Republican Party is held, 1854

Lyman Reed Blake receives the first patent for a machine to sew the sole of a shoe on to the upper, 1958

Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies; the patient is Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog, 1885

David Kalakaua, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii, is forced at gunpoint, at the hands of the Americans, to sign the Bayonet Constitution giving Americans more power in Hawaii while stripping Hawaiian citizens of their rights, 1887

Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain, 1892

The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship, 1919

The first Major League Baseball All-Star Game is played in Chicago's Comiskey Park; the American League defeats the National League, 4–2, 1933

The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed, 1939

Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annex" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse, 1942

The Hartford Circus Fire, one of America's worst fire disasters, kills approximately 168 people and injures over 700 in Hartford, Connecticut, 1944

Davis Phinney became the first American cyclist to win a road stage of the Tour de France, 1986

The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years, 2006

Exiled Tibetans are banned from celebrating the Dalai Lama's birthday as Nepalese authorities fear they will turn into anti-Chinese demonstrations, 2011

Pokémon Go, the real-world mobile game by Niantic, is first released, 2016

France announces it will ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040, 2017

According to the World Health Organization, Paraguay has eliminated malaria within its borders, 2018

According to a report by the UN, zoonotic diseases, which jump from animals to humans, are increasing due to unsustainable farming and climate change, 2020

Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister, names Mary Simon Canada's first indigenous Governor General, 2021

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