Sunday Dec. 9 2007

  1. Well I got my car back FINALLY at 5 pm - got in - started it - drove home, and ... the noise is STILL there if not worse!!! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH!

    Anyway - tomorrow is another day and - Monday I might be calm enough to tell them they better fix it by 10 am or I will sit in that garage and watch them til it is done. ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH! ARGHHHHH!

    K nough of that. Good nite. And now a little hx lesson:


    December 9, 1926 USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
    December 9, 1925 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 and raise to $40,000
    December 9, 1925 Pro football a hit in New York City; Grange and Bears beat Giants before 73,000
    December 9, 1924 Dutch and Hungary trade treaty signed
    December 9, 1924 Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
    December 9, 1922 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
    December 9, 1918 French troops occupies Mainz
    December 9, 1917 British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
    December 9, 1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
    December 9, 1913 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
    December 9, 1910 French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
    December 9, 1909 1st U.S. monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, New York)
    December 9, 1907 1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)
    December 9, 1907 Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
    December 9, 1906 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed U.S. Senate commission on the Congo
    December 9, 1905 French Assembly National votes for separation of church and state
    December 9, 1905 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome," premiers in Dresden
    December 9, 1903 Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage
    December 9, 1902 AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
    December 9, 1900 Dutch President Paul Kruger and Queen Wilhelmina have a triumphant procession
    December 9, 1894 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
    December 9, 1889 President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium
    December 9, 1884 Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
    December 9, 1883 New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
    December 9, 1878 Joseph Pulitzer buys St. Louis Dispatch for $2,500
    December 9, 1869 Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
    December 9, 1868 1st British government of Gladstone forms
    December 9, 1861 Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
    December 9, 1854 Lord Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published
    December 9, 1851 1st Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montreal)
    December 9, 1842 St. M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg
    December 9, 1824 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
    December 9, 1805 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
    December 9, 1793 Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
    December 9, 1783 1st execution at English Newgate-jail
    December 9, 1762 British parliament accept Treaty of Paris
    December 9, 1747 England and Netherlands sign military treaty
    December 9, 1738 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
    December 9, 1724 Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt," premieres in London
    December 9, 1688 King James II's wife and son flee England for France
    December 9, 1658 Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
    December 9, 1640 Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
    December 9, 1625 Netherlands and England sign military treaty
    December 9, 1570 Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
    December 9, 1425 Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
    December 9, 1315 Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
    December 9, 1212 Frederik II crowns himself Roman Catholic king
    December 9, 656 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion
    December 9, 536 Byzantines Libya occupies Rome on Ostrogoten

    For more recent hx:
    http://www.brainyhistory.com/days/december_9.html
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  2. 101 Comments

  3. by   nyapa
    16 days til Christmas...



    We've started throwing out much loved rubbish...*sniff*. Dh is having a wonderful time doing this. He hates hoarding. I on the other hand am the opposite and I am being very hard on myself.

    We have to be out of this place by the 23rd, and to be quite honest, that date cant come soon enough...

    I'm so tired, just finished night duty. I take so long to recover. Every roster we have four nights. Why we can't have more, say, one whole roster, so the body can adjust, I'll never know.

    Alois love the 'roo. Where is his white glove?

    Sabby when are you coming home? For how long? You have probably said this already, but I haven't been here for a while...

    Conrad you must be getting so fed up with studying. Do you get to stop over Christmas? Have you got the car on the road yet?

    Yay zooz when do you start the course?

    dria do you have photos of the dogs?

    raindreamer just had some rain here. It was lovely in the middle of the day when it is normally sweltering. Rain is seen as the next thing to heaven here...

    mgr1 I remember you were soooo looking forward to this. And now you are in limbo (((hugs)))

    butterfly whats the Biltmore house?

    Grace you are joking re: the broadband!!! How long have you had it? Our area of town is supposed to have the oldest wires in Australia, so I was told to not get normal broadband, but wireless broadband. I hope they will refund the price, seeing as they blame themselves! Did you take the person's name and the time you contacted them, and the call centre they were operating from? Its amazing how much power you have when you have that info.

    Happy tree decorating time ppl. Mines still up from last time, but we will have to take it down before we move. So that means we'll have to put it up again! Good, I like decorating.

    Well, have a great day ppl.

    J
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Happy Sunday! :kiss

    It's not quite midnight in my neck of the woods, yet. I worked a 16-hour double shift today (as always), and it was busy and rough. Plenty of needy family members and patients kept me on my toes throughout much of the shift with repetitive questions, time-consuming requests, and so forth. I've got to return for more of this craziness in a few hours. Yes, I have to work another 16-hour shift before I get to fart away my 5 days off during the week.

    Take care, and have a peaceful Sunday!
  5. by   DutchgirlRN
    just got home from our medical imaging dept party. we had a great time. my cookies were the hit of the party. thankfully they turned out great. we played dirty santa and we ended up with a nice bailey's gift pack and a gift certificate to carraba's which just opened up here two weeks ago. we will be spending the day with the grandbabies tomorrow. i hope the weather clears, it's been awful here today. cold, wet, foggy, ech!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    christmas in holland:
    in mid-november dutch television broadcasts the official arrival of st. nicholaas and his helper black piet live. coming by steamer from spain, each year they dock in the harbor of a different city or village. wearing a traditional bishop's robes, sinterklaas rides into town on a white horse to be greeted by the mayor. in the weeks before st. nicholaas day, december 5th, sinterklaas goes around the country to determine if the children have behaved. he and his black piet helpers visit children in schools, hospitals, department stores, and even at home. the bakeries make speculaas, a molded spice cookie of the saint. during this time children put out their wooden shoes with wish-lists and a carrot or maybe a saucer of water, for the horse. when st. nicholaas comes by children find their initials made of chocolate, candy treats, and little gifts in their shoes.
    the dutch celebrate sinterklaas on december 5th with family parties which is when gifts are exchanged. the dutch feast of saint nicholaas is about giving, for "it is in giving that we receive." in holland there are two christmas days, december 25th and 26th. both are celebrated as a quiet holiday with family and friends.
  6. by   Grace Oz
    G'day and G'night from me!
    It's not quite sunday night here, more early evening. It's still light outside. We're heading out to the HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR performance which we've been booked to see for a few months. Hoping for an entertaining evening! We just might feel like we're up/over listening to and seeing that choir perform! LOL

    Wishing everyone a pleasant sunday!

    TTFN!
    Cheers............
  7. by   ertravelrn
    Good Morning Everyone.....
    Am on the downhill slide of my 12 hour shift, thank goodness
    The weather here is wet and dreary.......
    Maybe freezing soon, but just this morning it was 50 when I left work...such strange weather for us.
    Hope everyone has a nice day today
  8. by   Diary/Dairy
    Morning all - went to Leavenworth - a Bavarian village yest - it was soooo much fun!! The village was soooo pretty with all lights! I love Christmas light!!!!!! Sooo warm and cozy and relaxing!

    And I had all the traditional Christmas foods - roasted chestnuts, gingerbread cookies, hot spiced wine, apple cider - Yumm......
  9. by   sirI
    good sunday morning!!!







    first one up for the day! hi, zoey, dar15, thecommuter, dutchy, gracie, ertravel, and diary.


    Last edit by sirI on Dec 9, '07
  10. by   Joe NightingMale
    Morning sirI DG etrn Grace Dutch Commuter zoe!

    zoe I hope you get that problem fixed.

    Have to work this afternoon and evening, but I have Monday off.

    Does anyone know...is there a comprehensive list of blogs anywhere? I've been reading political blogs mostly but I'm looking to branch out a bit.
  11. by   Sabby_NC
    Gooooooooood Morning everyone,

    Commuter you are working your tail off. I do hope your 5 days off are blissful for you and that you spoil yourself a little ok?

    Well I did get most of the Christmas Cards written yesterday. A few more to go but the Rheumatoid is playing up and the ol' finger joints are sore.

    So happy we got the kids gifts out of the way. We are pleased with our purchases and that we remained within our budget.

    Hoping Hubster's Mumma comes up today to have a cuppa with us and see our beaut Christmas Tree.

    Oh dear Zoe I would not be happy either. You go there on Monday and scream at them. They did not deliver what you paid for. Sic' em go on sic' em, that makes me crabby too when you expect after this time they got the problem fixed. Makes me wonder what they did do!

    Anyway gotta go and take the kitty out. LOL. Have a blissfully blessed day one and all.



    AND no it is not me I would not be able to lift such a large kitty!!
  12. by   sirI
    Threads merged.

    Hi, Joe.

    Hi, Sabby.
  13. by   tnbutterfly

    foggy morning here. getting ready to head out for asheville. going to get some breakfast, then go to the mall to do some christmas shopping. then tonight we will go to the christmas candlelight tour of the biltmore house. i posted pics in yesterday's thread of biltmore.

    looking forward to a great day.

    y'all behave while i'm gone.

    it's beginning to look alot like christmas.........

  14. by   Sabby_NC
    Quote from sirI
    Threads merged.

    Hi, Joe.

    Hi, Sabby.

    Ribbit Ribbit...*cough cough* sorry sirI had a frog in my throat

    Ok gotta run before sirI wrings my neck

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