Monday, December 18, 2017

Hold Your Nose! (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!

Baby Lee has his own opinion about who stinks!



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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:

Bake Cookies Day -- the holiday for everyone!

Eponalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (feast of Epona, goddess of fertility and horses, mules, and donkeys; during the Saturnalia and the only Roman honoring of a Celtic deity)

Flake Appreciation Day -- snow or human, your choice!

Hug a Soccer Player Day -- this “holiday" has a Facebook page, but no other history

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Hurdaskellir -- Door-Slammer, a noisy fellow who tries to keep everyone awake

International Answer the Phone like Buddy the Elf Day -- for fans of the film Elf, starring Will Ferrel

International Migrants Day -- UN

Kayin New Year -- Myanmar (The Kayin, or Karen, are the second largest ethnic minority in the country, and their New Year is an extra holiday with traditional costume and lots of celebrating)

Khoiak Ceremony for the Sokar Festival -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (falcon god; date approximate)

Let's See What We Find In the Fridge Day -- to bravely see if you've left anything in the back that you shouldn't have

National Day / Founder's Day -- Qatar

National Roast Suckling Pig Day

National Scrooge Week begins -- at least according to Mr. Ed

Nuestra Senora de la Soledad -- Oaxaca, Mexico (Our Lady of Solitude, Patron of the lonely, of Oaxaca, and of sailors who bring her pearls)

Republic Day -- Niger

Sarsodaw Pwe -- Myanmar (Writers' Day/Literati Day, especially celebrated by the press, and includes The National Literary Award Presentation Ceremony as well as public lectures, essay contests, and story-telling events)

St. Flannan's Day (Patron of Killaloe, Ireland)

Tulya's E'en -- Orkney Island (beginning of the Yule season when evil spirits roamed; date approximate, as we aren't sure if they equated Yule initially with Dec. 25 or the 22nd)

Wear a Plunger On Your Head Day -- observe this internet generated holiday at your own risk (and you will be one of the human flakes, i guess, that the rest of us appreciate)*


Anniversaries Today:

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future president, marries Asif Ali Zardari, 1987
Capitol Reef National Park established, Utah, US, 1971
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, outlawing slavery, takes effect, 1865
New Jersey becomes the 3rd US State, 1787


Birthdays Today:

Christina Aguilera, 1980
Katie Holmes, 1978
Earl "DMX" Simmons, 1970
Rob Van Dam, 1970
Rachel Griffiths, 1968
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin, 1964
Brad Pitt, 1963
Ray Liotta, 1955
Leonard Maltin, 1950
Steven Spielberg, 1946
Keith Richards, 1943
Ossie Davis, 1917
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, 1917
Douglas Fraser, 1916
Betty Grable, 1916
Willy Brandt, 1913
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., 1912
Ty Cobb, 1886
Joseph Grimaldi, 1778


Debuting/Premiering Today:

Avatar(Film), 2009
"The Sunshine Boys"(Play), 1972
"To Tell The Truth"(TV), 1956
"The Nutcracker"(Ballet), 1892


Today in History:

Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic, BC218
Kublai Khan renames his empire "Yuan", officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China, 1271
The Mayflower lands in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts with 102 Pilgrims on board, 1620
Abel Tasman becomes first European to land in New Zealand, 1642
Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children", 1719
Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia, 1774
The first celestial photograph (of the Moon) is made in US, by John Draper, NYC, 1839
William Bond obtains the first photograph of the Moon through a telescope, 1849
Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde, 1888
The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic, 1900
The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson, 1912 
Japan joins the United Nations, 1956
Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker, 1966
Dominica joins the United Nations, 1978
HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium, 1997
The first of a series of floods strikes Malaysia, 2006
The last US troops withdraw from Iraq, formally ending the Iraq War, 2011


*Unless this should have been Wear A Brand New, Never Before Used Plunger on Your Head Day, and was started by the plumbing supply industry

15 comments:

  1. Dear Mimi,
    thank you for sharing your stunning shot and for hosting your so lovely and inspiring party !

    Wishing you the Merriest and Brightest Christmas ever,
    and a New Year filled with Love, Peace and many Blessings,
    with much love

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

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  2. Mimi,

    The little guy (Baby Lee) knows something we don't, right? lol What a cute photo!! I am in total agreement, "Let the light of the world shine through you". We need to show Jesus' light to mankind all year long, not just at Christmas or on Sundays. Excellent "Sparks". Well...National Bake Cookies Day is one I can get behind today because I plan to make some gingerbread cookies. :) Have a joyful & blessed week, my friend!

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  3. Awww... Great sparks quote, too, and I really like that ideal image behind it. Be well!

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  4. Baby Lee is adorable. Excellent spark and photo to go with it. Have a great day :)

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  5. Love the baby and love the spark. We do need to shine and shine positively.

    Have a blessed Awww Monday. ♥

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  6. Baby Lee is so adorable and precious! Wonderful post to send light into our world ~ thanks!


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

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  7. Answer the phone like Buddy, the elf! LOL! That would be hilarious. The sleepy babykin made me smile. And, I love the Advent/Christmas Spark. Perfect for any time of year.

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  8. Wonderful AWES and SPARK!
    And today we are baking cookies!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  9. Wow! LOts to think about here today and always a pleasure to see all the wonderful shares. Have a Merry CHRISTmas and come visit soon. Watch for Santa too. HUGS

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  10. Yes. We are meant to be conductors of His light. We can do it.
    Hugs.

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  11. That cute baby knew who stunk. ha,ha,ha. Christmas is coming Mimi. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  12. I like the idea that we can all be a light in the world.

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  13. What a cutie! And the idea of sparks is a lovely one.

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