Monday, February 18, 2019

Hard Worker (Awww Monday), Thought Provoking Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday

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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!

Yesterday was the Mystic Krewe of Mutts Parade, and Pastor J was out there to bless the animals as they passed by.  Riley the therapy dog was with him, and all that blessing wore her out!






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Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's a Thought Provoking Quote of the Week in her honor.




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Delores and her friend Jenny are taking turns providing a theme for Poetry Monday, and i am trying my hand at participating.  This weeks theme is Winter Windows.        

Winter windows covered with ice
we actually had them last year, twice!

From the space heater, water does condense
on the bathroom window, and from thence

It freezes solid in the night
on the inside, blocking light

Our houses are built to stay cooler in summer
so winter freezes are really a bummer!


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Today is:

Celtic Tree Month Nuin (Ash) begins

Clean Out Your Cubby Holes Day -- internet generated, but if you have any cubby holes, give them a look today, make sure nothing is in there you don't want to see

Cold Day in Hell -- snow fell in the Sahara today in 1979

Day of Spenta Armaiti -- Zoroastrian (goddess of earth and fertility, especially celebrated by women; originally on Esfand 5th, which corresponds to 24 February, but is now celebrated on the 18th for reasons i can't figure out)

Family Day -- AB, BC, NB, ON, SK, Canada

Festival of Women -- Persian (traditional, it has been kept even amont those who are no longer Zoroastrian)

Fly-By for Fairies and Elves -- Fairy Calendar

Heritage Day -- NS, Canada (honouring Mona Louise Parsons)

Independence Day -- Gambia(1965)

Islander Holiday -- PEI, Canada

Louis Riel Day -- MB, Canada

National Battery Day -- probably created by the battery manufacturers, but they won't claim it

National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

Pluto Day/Solar System Day -- the planet/planetoid was discovered on this day in 1930, and then considered to "complete" the solar system

Presidents' Day -- US and Territories

Rastraya Prajatantra Dibas -- Nepal (Democracy Day)

Rites of Tacita -- Ancient Roman Calendar (goddess of silence, rites to keep people from speaking out in anger)

Scout - Guide Week -- Canada (Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada plan and hold special activities; through the 24th)

St. Bernadette of Lourdes' Day (in France; the remainder of the church celebrates her on 16 April)

St. Fra Angelico's Day (Patron of artists)

Tanigumi Odori -- Tanigumi-mura, Gifu Prefecture, Japan (dance festival)

Thumb Appreciation Day -- your first digit does more than just get mashed when you use a hammer and hit the space bar on your keyboard; take time to appreciate the complexity that is your thumb.



Anniversaries Today:

Tommy Lee marries Pamela Andersn, 1995
Ohio State University is chartered as the first US land-grant college, 1804


Birthdays Today:

Jillian Michaels, 1974
Molly Ringwald, 1968
Dr. Dre, 1965
Matt Dillon, 1964
Vanna White, 1957
John Travolta, 1954
Juice Newton, 1952
John Hughes, 1950
Cybill Shedherd, 1950
Andrea Dromm, 1941
Aldo Ceccato, 1934
Yoko Ono, 1933
Milos Forman, 1932
Toni Morrison, 1931
Gahan Wilson, 1930
George Kennedy, 1925
Helen Gurley Brown, 1922
Bill Cullen, 1920
Jack Palance, 1920
Hans Asperger, 1906
Enzo Ferrari, 1898
George "The Gipper" Gipp, 1895
Wendell Lewis Willkie, 1892
Boris Pasternak, 1890
Nikos Kazantzakis, 1883
Sholem Aleichem, 1859
Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1848
Ernst Mach, 1838
George Peabody, 1795
Count Alessandro Volta, 1745
Uesugi Kenshin, 1530 (Japanese samurai and warlord)
Mary I Tudor, 1516
Saint Jadwiga of Poland, 1374


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Roots: Next Generations"(TV Miniseries), 1979
"Any Wednesday"(Play), 1964
"The Telephone, or L'Amour à trois"(Comic Opera), 1947
Trouw(Publication, Dutch Resistance newspaper), 1943
"Simple Simon"(Musical), 1930
"Cities Service Concerts"(Radio), 1925
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn(Publication date), 1885
The Pilgrim's Progress(Publication date), 1678


Today in History:

Origin of the Kali Yuga Epoch ("age of vice" or Dark Age) of the Hindu/Buddhist calendars, BC3102
Jerusalem is taken by Emperor Frederik II, 1229
Amda Seyon I, Emperor of Ethiopia, begins his campaigns in the southern Muslim regions, 1332
Henry Tudor (Henry VIII) created Prince of Wales, 1503
Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels, 1574
John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" is published, 1678
Fort Saint Lewis, Texas, is founded by Frenchmen under LaSalle at Matagorda Bay, the basis for France's claim to Texas, 1685
Quakers conduct their first formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1688
The premiere of George Frideric Handel's oratorio, "Samson" takes place in London, 1743
Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercrombie, 1797
The Detroit Boat Club (still in existence) forms, 1839
The first continuous filibuster in the US Senate begins, lasts until March 11, 1841
The first regular steamboat service to California begins, 1849
A direct telegraph link between Britain and New Zealand is established, 1876
Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is published, 1885
The Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for the first time in 50 years, 1896
Winston Churchill makes his first speech in the British House of Commons, 1901
H. Cecil Booth patents a dust removing suction cleaner, 1901
The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet delivers 6,500 letters to Naini (a distance of about 10K), 1911
The US and Canada begin formal diplomatic relations, with the appointment of Vincent Massey as the first Canadian ambassador to the US, 1927
The first Academy Awards are announced, 1929
While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto, 1930
The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California, 1954
The Space Shuttle Enterprise test vehicle is carried on its maiden "flight" on top of a Boeing 747, 1977
Snow falls in the Sahara Desert in southern Algeria for the only time in recorded history, 1979
Dan Jansen skates world record 1000m (1:12.43), 1994
Pope Benedict XVI announces seven new saints - including American saint Kateri Tekakwitha - and appoints 22 new cardinals, 2012
The Ukrainian Revolution begins, 2014

17 comments:

  1. Aww! how cute does Riley LQQK heheh!

    Brilliant quote and spot on :-)

    Have a cutetastic day ;-)

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  2. What a good poem. I would like to join in on Poetry Monday, but versification in a foreign language is mostly beyond my skills. I must content myself with reading your brilliant poems.

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  3. We looked a lot like that dog yesterday. A two day road trip wore us out! Happy President's Day. Too bad all professions don't have off to celebrate.

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  4. Riley is adorable! Love the idea of blessing the animals :-)

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  5. Great job with the 'winter windows' theme. Same thing happens here with heavy cooking days. Our windows are not the best. Are you prepared for Jenny's challenge for next week.....it's HAIR.

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  6. Riley is probably just resting up to be a blessing to everyone else later in the day. Have a blessed week.

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  7. What an adorable doggie ~ resting after all the excitement ~ and what a fun poem too ~ ^_^

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

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  8. I love dogs. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

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  9. Riley is adorable. Blessings can wear you out.

    Love your quote. It's spot on.

    Your poem is wonderful. Well done.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

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  10. That is a cutie pup and that quote sure makes sense!

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  11. Few things are so appealing as a sleeping dog.

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  12. Seeing about cleaning out cubby holes made me realise I don't have any cubby holes. In fact, now I think of it, I am not entirely sure what they are. Maybe it is an American expression, although my dad did use it.

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  13. Riley is a cutie. Great poem and excellent spark.

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  14. Riley's tail is amazing...and your quote is spot on! have a lovely week Mimi!

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  15. Sweet little Riley had a tiring day! Love the quote - MOL! So true.

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  16. You always post the most amazing days. I'm with #1, and Fairies . It's an Irish thing.

    What a sweetie, Riley!

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  17. I enjoyed your poem, mimi - much said in a few lines :) Thanks for joining in again this week!

    That pup is so cute!

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