Greetings. Rain, rain go away! Please leave Chester County, PA! Seriously tho', the rain is good as it will almost guarantee lush lawns and foliage so I am sort of kidding. One of my housemates spent a lot of time at the Doctor last evening and this morning is still feeling punk. Something odd must have happened the day that he ran freely for a couple of hours and hasn't been the same since. His mouth was bloody late yesterday, is dehydrated and seems very lethargic and sad. I sure hope that with proper medication and a lot of TLC he will pull through. That is a first to see him less than ebullient and whip smart. Many firsts happened on this day in history and I am not simply speaking of taxes. On this day in 1755 Samuel Johnson's 'A Dictionary of the English Language' was published in London, in 1865 Abraham Lincoln died after being shot the previous evening by John Wilkes Booth, in 1892 The General Electric Company was formed, in 1912 the Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg, in 1921 mine owners announced an increase in wages and price cuts leading to the threat of a strike all across England known as Black Friday, in 1923 Insulin became generally available for use by diabetics, in 1924 Rand McNally published its first road atlas, in 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and in 1952 the B-52 made its maiden flight. That is quite a lot of firsts and taxing endings for one day in history, isn't it! Oddly though, all that I can think about is the health and well being of my Max! Get better! I received new fabric books from Michael's Textile, chose more silks for an office design job, spent a few hours on a room plan and finally stopped answering the land line at work and let the machine tangle with the myriad solicitors. I hope that everyone reading this blog has a great day, experiences a life changing first, (only in a good way) and if something in your life has to come to an end make it something that you would rather do without. Today's photo is a 'Punctuation Mark Area Rug'. I hope that you $#&*(@! like it.
"I hate a word like "pets": it sounds so much like something with no living of its own." Elizabeth Jennings