And it's Monday.
And my spouse is so freaked out he may change employers without thinking.
And he'd still be commission-only so what's the diff in terms of impact on his field as economy gets shaky? Or is perceived to be? Or or or or or... Yes, it's Monday in our house. I swear I'm gonna find tranquilizer darts and zap the man.
Because Mom has a heart scan today and an abdominal scan tomorrow and we still don't know why her edema won't respond to meds (and it's worse now than it was 2 years ago!) and why her liver bloodwork is wonky. Sure, I've got no stress. None at all.
BUT even though it's Monday, it's not all bad!
Monday derives from "moon-day" in English, so fun facts about moons.
Earth is th efirst out from the sun to get a moon --- one. We just call it "the moon" or similar. Mars, however, has Deimos and PHobos --- Mars being Latin for god of war, and the latter being ancient Greek for, respecitvely, terror and fear. Which makes sense, if they're hanging out with War, right?
For some reason, after we get past asteroid belts, we get buckets of moons. Tons of them. Dozens, really. Scads. Why? Well, you have to be about Earth distance from the sun to have enough gravity to hold a moon of your own. Any closer and the sun's gravity sucks in anything small. ZAP.
Jupiter has 53 known moons (as per NASA), with the largest one being visible from Earth with binoculars, assuming you find Jupiter okay. Ganymede is the biggie, tho' if you have good binocs you can get Europa and Callisto, too. INteresting note: Yes, all planets are Latin/Roman mythology, and moons are Greek. As a rule, anyway.
Saturn clocks in at 53 moons not counting rings and similar, and its moons are coooooool. As in, one spews jets of vapor from its south pole... Enceladus. (En as in En, sell as in sell, a as in ah, and dus as in dust-minus-the-t, as close as I can figure.) Saturn's moon Titan is bigger than planet Mercury and has an atmosphere, but don't inhale --- it's methane and nitrogen. It rains methane/ethane there, and Titan has lakes, rivers, etc., but of liquid natural gas. And that's just two of the many many moons of Saturn. Whoa.
Uranus,, alas, clocks in at only 27 moons (and no juvenile jokes, please, my husband already made one about Uranus only has one moon har har)... Anyway, back in adult land, Uranus's moons aren't all rocks. Some seem to be made of dusty ice, a bit like comets but not.
Neptune, alas, gets unlucky 13 for its number of moons.
Dwarf planet Pluto technically has 5 moons, but one (Charon) is so large it and Pluto could be termed a twin dwarf planet system b/c they're locked together. However, people realllllly haven't yet gotten over Pluto being demoted from Full Planet status, sooo... Yeah, we'll leave that one alone.
Meanwhile, we're still trying to figure out if about 25 other orbiting hunks of stuff can qualify as moons by definition or not. If everyone agrees, Jupiter's moon total will jump to something like 69 or 70, and Saturn could hit 60. Basically, more like asteroid belts around them than what we think of as a nice round shiny sky-rock called "moon".
And on this note I leave you:
Hubby: "Dammit, I stubbed my toe and I have to (defecate)."
Me: "Are those two related? Like, I step on your toe and you need a toilet?"
Hubby: "How would I know?"
Yes, it's Monday morning!
Meowy merry day to all.
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