Monday, November 20, 2017

Hanging Around (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.

Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

Make sure you get the code from Sandee's site, linked above, and leave a link to your post so we can visit you.  What better way to start the week than with a smile! 

Just hanging around waiting to be adopted!




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McGuffy's Reader

The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark! 

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world! ~ McGuffy Ann Morris

My "Spark" for the day





Today is:

Absurdity Day -- an internet generated absurd holiday

Africa Industrialization Day -- UN

Air Your Dirty Laundry Day -- internet generated, and be careful with this one!

Beautiful Day -- Fairy Calendar

Canadian Western Agribition -- IPSCO Place, Regina, SK, Canada (Canada's premier agriculture showcase; through Saturday)

Clean the Cat Hair Out of the Vacuum Cleaner Day -- internet generated, and always tops on my chore list

Day of Sekhmet and the Purifying Flame -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Day of National Sovereignty -- Argentina (commemorates the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado)

Dia da Consciencia Negra -- Brazil (Black Consciousness Day)

Dia de la Soberania Nacional -- Argentina (Sovereignty Day)

Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day a/k/a G.O.H.A.R.D

Learn When To Start Thawing the Turkey Day -- US (USDA "Let's Talk Turkey" hotline 800-535-4555; Butterball "Turkey Talk-Line" 800-288-8372 or 800-BUTTERBALL)

Name Your PC Day -- mine is Ol' Bessy, a/k/a Old Crankypants; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays   

National Military Families Recognition Day -- US (by Presidential Proclamation in 1993, the Monday before Thanksgiving Day)   

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Praetextatus and Paulina's Day -- Ancient Roman Calendar (Guardians of the Eleusinian Mysteries, pagan activists and devotees who tried to save Roman religions; date approximate)

Revolution Day -- Mexico

St. Edmund the Martyr's Day (Patron of kings, torture victims, wolves; East Anglia, England; against plagues)

Teachers' Day -- Vietnam

Transgender Day of Remembrance -- memorial for those who have been killed because of transphobia

Universal Children's Day -- UN

Zumbi Day -- Brazil (death anniversary of Zumbi dos Palmares, a day of Afro-Brazilian consciousness, as he was a hero and freedom fighter)


Anniversaries Today:

The Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London, 1947
The first municipal airport in the US opens, in Tuscon, AZ, 1919


Birthdays Today:

Sabrina Lloyd, 1970
Ming-Na Wen, 1967
Sean Young, 1959
Bo Derek, 1956
Steve Dahl, 1954
Richard Masur, 1948
Duane Allman, 1946
Judy Wooodruff, 1946
Veronica Hamel, 1943
Joe Biden, 1942
Dick Smothers, 1939
Don DeLillo, 1936
Richard Dawson, 1932
Estelle Parsons, 1927
Kaye Ballard, 1926
Robert F. Kennedy, 1925
Nadine Gordimer, 1923
Gene Tierney, 1920
Robert Byrd, 1917
Alistair Cooke, 1908
Chester Gould, 1900
Edwin Hubble, 1889
Karl von Frisch, 1886
Kenesaw Mountain Landis, 1866
Selma Lagerlf, 1858
Sir Wilfred Laurier, 1841
Thomas Chattertn, 1752
Oliver Wolcott, 1726
Susanna Wesley, 1669 (mother of John, Charles, and 17 other children)
Peregrine White, 1620 (born on the Mayflower)
Maximinus, Roman Emperor, 270


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Beatles Anthology 1(album release), 1995
The Day After(TV movie), 1983
"A Soldier's Play"(Fuller Pulizer winning play), 1981
"Cabaret"(Musical), 1966
"The Seven Year Itch"(Play), 1952
"The Children's Hour"(Play), 1934
"The Goldbergs"(Radio), 1929
The Sheik(Film, with Rudolph Valentino), 1921
"Das Lied von der Erde/The Song of the Earth"(Mahler symphony), 1911
"The Doctor's Dilemma"(Play), 1906
"Fidelio"(Opera, Beethoven Op. 72), 1805


Today in History:

Bögü, Khan of the Uyghurs, conquers Lo-Yang, capital of the Chinese Empire, 762
Zumbi, the last leader of the Quilombo dos Palmares of Brazil, is executed, 1695
New Jersey becomes the first state to ratify the US Bill of Rights, 1789
Curacao's government forbids slave work on Sunday, 1795
Howard University is founded in Washington, D.C., 1866
US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports, 1914
The first municipally owned airport in US opens, in Tucson Az, 1919
In response to the Soviet Union agreeing to remove its missiles from Cuba, U.S. President John F. Kennedy ends the quarantine of the Caribbean nation, 1962
The SETI Institute is founded, 1984
Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released, 1985
The number of protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million, 1989
In England, a fire breaks out in Windsor Castle, badly damaging the castle and causing over £50 million worth of damage, 1992
The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched, 1998
The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level in eleven years, 2008
NATO agrees to begin handing over Afghanistan's security to the Afghan military, 2010
The UN World Meteorological Organization announces the 2011 greenhouse gasses reached record levels, 2012
A vote of the General Synod of the Church of England approves women to be ordained bishops beginning the next year, 2013

18 comments:

  1. The first photo is awesone what a pity i live on another continent

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  2. The cat is adorable! I hope someone nice and loving adopts her soon.

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  3. Aww!I am sure a home will be found soon who could resist :-)

    Have a hammocktastic day :-)

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  4. Yes! Choose love, always. Choose love to give. Choose love to receive. We need more love; the more we put out there, the more there will be to share. Thank you, Mimi. Hugs.

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  5. That cutie won't have to wait too long. Excellent spark!

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  6. With that pose the cat won't wait long for love.

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  7. Mimi,

    You can't go wrong with love! I hope your family has a joyful, blessed Thanksgiving, my friend! Have a sparkstastical day!

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  8. If I were going to celebrate "Name Your Computer Day", I would probably name mine "Maxine". It seems to have the same personality as the cartoon.

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  9. Another sweet photo and great post with lots of info ~ thanks, ^_^

    Happy Thanksgiving to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  10. awwww this sweet kitty will find a home soon I am sure! Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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  11. Love makes the world go round! And BOTH pictures made me go Awwww
    Thanks for the wonderful spark!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  12. Thanks most sincerely for hosting, darling friend, and for sharing your so lovely photo, I'd love to adopt your wonderful cat needing a home, it's s pity I live in Italy!

    Wishing you a beautiful Monday and new week,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

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  13. Awww on the adorable kitty. I hope it finds a forever home soon. How about today? Great idea.

    I love your Spark and I always chose love.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday and may your day be filled with love. ♥

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  14. Great quote and precious photo of the cat. Have a blessed day!

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  15. I hope this kitty doesn't have to wait too long for a forever home.

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  16. Your picture definitely made me go awww, I want to adopt all the cats. Love your spark - so important.

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  17. Beautiful kitty and so relaxed. I chose love every day.

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  18. I enjoyed your entire post today! Perhaps, we all should adopt a "hammock-y" mindset while waiting for what we really want. And, choosing love is always a safe bet. Thanks for the cuteness today.

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