Monday, January 22, 2018

Big Boy! (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!

My foster grandbaby came by for a visit:

He is finally gaining weight, too!


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:

Answer Your Cat's Questions Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; meditate on what your cat's question might be, then answer it

Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day

Celebration of Life Day

Clean Out Your Email Inbox Week -- cure your email e-ddiction, get rid of the old stuff clogging up your inbox; see InboxDetox for details 

Come in From the Cold Day -- somebody at an ecard company decided today would be a good day to do that 

Day of Unity and Liberty of Ukraine -- Ukraine

Dia de la Fundacion del Estado Pluinacional de Bolivia -- Bolivia

Elementary School Teacher Day

National Blonde Brownie Day -- i thought these were just called "blondies."

National Heroes' Day -- Cayman Islands

Polka Dot Day -- looking up why they are called "polka dots" gives lots of stories, but no concrete evidence; they were probably named after the dance craze that became fashionable around the same time the pattern appeared

St. Vincent of Zaragoza's Day (Spanish martyr and Patron of vine dressers, vinegar makers, vintners; Lisbon, Portugal; Portugal; vicenza, Italy; Vilamalla, Catalonia, Spain)
    a sunny day today indicates a good wine crop next season

Wellington Province Anniversary Day -- Wellington, New Zealand (obs.; trad. date 22nd)

Birthdays Today:

Christopher Masterson, 1980
Balthazar Getty, 1975
Olivia D'Abo, 1967
Steven Adler, 1965
Diane Lane, 1965
Michael Kelland Hutchence, 1960
Linda Blair, 1959
Steve Perry, 1949
John Hurt, 1940
Joseph Wambaugh, 1937
Seymour Cassel, 1937
Sam Cooke, 1935
Bill Bixby, 1934
Piper Laurie, 1932
Ann Sothern, 1909
Robert E. Howard, 1906
George Balanchine, 1904
Rosa Melba Ponselle, 1897
D.W. Griffith, 1875
Grigori Rasputin, 1869
August Strindberg, 1849
Richard Upjohn, 1802
Nat Turner, 1800
Lord Byron, 1788
Andre Ampère, 1775
Sir Francis Bacon, 1561

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Emergency!"(TV), 1972
"Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"(TV), 1968
"The Crucible"(Miller play), 1953
"Our Town"(Wilder play), 1938
"Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District"(Opera; Shostakovich Op.29), 1934

Today in History:

The first contingent of Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican, 1506
Postal service between NYC and Boston is inaugurated, 1673
The Native American Iroquois tribes renew their allegiance to the British against the French, 1690
Spain ceded the Falkland Islands to Britain, 1771
A severe earthquake in southern Syria kills thousands, 1837
The Zulus attack the British Army camp in Isandhlwana, South Africa, 1879
The Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" is erected in Central Park, 1881
After 63 years, England stops the sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series and begins King Edward VII series, 1901
First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury, 1927
KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California, 1947
Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space, 1968
The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service, 1970
The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued, 1971
The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial, 1984
Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm, 1990
Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, 2002
Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president, 2006
Water vapour is detected on the dwarf planet Ceres, 2014


  1. Your foster grandbaby is an absolute cutie. And I love your spark.

  2. What a sweet and lovely boy you're sharing today in your shot, darling Mimi, I truly love him :) !

    Thanking you wholeheartedly for hosting,
    I'm wishing you a most lovely new week ahead,
    with sincere gratitude

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

  3. Cute babies like your foster grand baby never fails to bring a smile on our faces! So, so sweet! Smile is a beautiful universal message that touches the heart of the receiver.

  4. I love the power of a genuine smile - it can make the soul feel better. Your awww moment is very cute.
    Have a great week.

  5. you and that heart of yours.


  6. Mimi,

    Babies are great "Awww" moments! A smile can warm the heart which is always welcome but what about my toes? I love bubble wrap! I can't stop myself I have to pop that stuff every time I get it in a package. I know, I'm a big kid! Bill Bixby...that's an actor I haven't thought about in years. Is he still alive? I just asked Google and learned that Bixby died in 1993 from Prostate cancer at the age of 59. I had no clue. I always thought he was handsome.

  7. How cute Mimi. He might grow up to be the president of the United States. It's raining right now so you guys have more snow then we do. That's OK, it's suppose to snow ater in the week just before we leave for our cruise.
    See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. Such a cute baby. Nice spark too. It is so cold, I better get smiling. :)

  9. Awww, nothing cuter than having a baby around. Especially when they are sleeping.

    Love your Spark today. That's exactly what we need when it's so cold outside.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ♥

  10. So precious ~ always a miracle to me ~ a baby ~
    lovely 'spark' ~

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

  11. yes indeed we do need more smiles! One can never hand out too many! Cheers!

  12. What a good looking little baby boy.

  13. You are certainly a light in your world!!!

  14. Beautiful baby and love the spark!

  15. Mimi, you always make me smile. I swear, I think we are related. I would love that! HUGS.
    Sparks: 16
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~