Good Morning and welcome! To you and to March!
Spring is in the air! Okay, maybe not this morning. It’s currently 24 degrees and we’ve got about 5″ of snow on the ground and more on the way thanks to Fux-a-tawney Phil seeing his shadow out in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania. Jerk.
But, spring is definitely on the way and you can smell it in the air and I’m thankful for that!
Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! If he were alive today he’d be 119 yrs. old! How crazy is that?
I’m thankful that we had Dr. Seuss in our world. I think all children everywhere had at least one if not all of his books on their bookshelves including at least 3 generations in my own family. Unfortunately, much like many other authors, some of Dr. Seuss’ books have made it to the banned pile and will no longer be published. Yep, seriously.
It’s total bullshit but sadly, it’s the world we live in now. I don’t know who has an issue with Dr. Seuss but I can guarantee you it’s not the kids reading his books because the kids that age aren’t examining “racist imagery,” they’re looking at bright pictures and learning rhymes. Holy hell… Just leave the fucking books alone.
Anyway, you can read about it here, “Six Dr. Seuss books will be discontinued because of racist and insensitive imagery.”
P.S. – My favorite Dr. Seuss book is this one…
Oh, and P.S.S. – I came across a really cool Dr. Seuss site. It’s called Seussville. You should check it out.
Oh and P.S.S.S (if there is such a thing.) – What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
So, what’s on tap for everyone this Thursday? For me, it’s dr. appts. and tons of errands. It’s definitely going to be a long cold day but I’m thankful for the dr. appts. Sheesh. I don’t know if we have a shortage of medical staff or what but the wait times to get in to see someone are ridiculous. I have friends and family battling serious illnesses right now and some of them don’t have time to wait. – How about where you live? Do the wait times to see a dr. seem longer?
I can’t believe we’re almost to another weekend. I swear it was just Monday… Anybody have any plans for this coming weekend?
I was hoping to get a little downtime but I’ve got some personal commitments that need to be seen thru and I’m thankful to be able to do so.
In other news – I turn 60 next month! What the actual hell??? When did this happen?? In any event, I’m very thankful to have another birthday!
Who else has a birthday coming up?? Be sure and share in the comments!
Happy Thankful Thursday, everyone! Make it a great one!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
❤ MiMi ❤
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This book banning crap sends chills down my spine! Shades of “Fahrenheit 451” (which is a great movie, but paints such a bleak picture of the future). I don’t remember reading Dr. Seuss as a child and don’t have kids myself, but who doesn’t know about them? They’re iconic!
Healthcare systems everywhere are suffering from humongous backlogs and shortages because of this bloody three-year-long pandemic! That said, hubby and I have a family doctor (while many do not, and rely on clinics), plus we live in a large urban area, so we’ve personally not had any issues. Hope all goes well with your appointments!
Happy 60th Birthday in advance! 🥂🍾 Time marches on, but it sure beats the alternative. I turned 68 end of January and can’t believe how fast the years have flown by!
Have a good weekend!
Well, first, Happy Birthday, belated. Second, yes, the backlog from the pandemic. That makes sense. Plus I think everyone is experiencing a shortage of nurses. Thinking back on that pandemic just seems so surreal. I sure hope that’s under wraps for a while. – Oh, and the dr. appts. went well, just tweaking this n’ tweaking that. I live to blog another day! 🙂 – I need to really get on scheduling posts!
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Yeah, we’re getting cold weather, too. Yesterday places even got faux snow. And they were so excited. (The news said it wasn’t snow but graupel which is a word we don’t know as we don’t get this kind of weather.)
Hahahahaha. Faux snow, I love it. Sounds better than graupel, right? For you, I’m happy it was faux snow because your soil just wouldn’t absorb enough and I think about all of that flooding and mudslides. – How is your crocheting going? I spend more time on Instagram than FB and I try to catch you over there. I’ve got 4 blankets to make in time for Christmas. Lol. Let’s hope I can do it.
I don’t think I’ve checked my Insta in months. And I barely check FB. I guess blogging is my social media of choice.
I’ve been hearing about the rewriting of Roald Dahl’s books . . . because words like ‘fat’ are going to emotionally damage kids!?!? This is what we’ve come to! I loved The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss. I remember at my kids’ preschool, they always had a green eggs and ham day where they served the kids green scrambled eggs. My kids loved that!
Yeah, it’s hard to get in to see a specialist here. Two months wait time, if you’re lucky. And I’ve noticed that ob/gyn’s no longer accept new patients. Not sure what young people are supposed to do!
My 60th birthday is coming in May. Aren’t you glad you’re older than me?🤣
Because that’s the harshest thing they’ll ever hear in their lives… I’ve never eaten green eggs and ham but I’d eat that long before I ever drank green beer! Altho, I’ll be asked to try it again this month and again I’ll say no. – I’ve heard the wait times are horrible in the countries that have universal health care. I can’t even imagine that. – Hahahaha. Yes, I will be older. Apparently, the first one out of the womb loses. Hahahaha. I’m just happy to be. Every day above ground is a good day for me. By the grace of God, I beat stage 4 cancer so I’m just here for the party. And the wine, oh and some chocolate!
I’m thankful for Dr. Seuss and i liked all of his work.
Me too, Mimi. I have such great memories of my children reading to me and now my grandchildren… I’m thankful that we already have all of the “banned” books in our library.
My favourite Dr Suess book is Oh! The Places You’ll go!
Happy Birthday, 60 is in the rearview mirror for me.
Thank you, River and that’s one of my favorites too. A great book to give to high school graduates.
In our family we read it to babies and children as a bedtime story.