Monday, December 9, 2013

Aww Monday: Gotta Keep Warm

We live in a swamp that is usually hot, and we tender Southern hothouse flowers don't do too well with cold.

The kittens know what to do when cold.

Rule number one is, snuggle up, preferably on a warm blanket.

Rule number two is, take advantage of any appliance that puts out heat, and the bottom of the refrigerator is perfect for that..

For those of you who are having ice storms and snow, keep warm, preferably by snuggling with an Aww of your own.

Today is:

Anna's Day -- Sweden and Finland (commemorates the conception of the Virgin Mary by St. Anne, celebration for all females named Anne or Anna, and the day to start the processing of the Christmas Eve lutefisk.)

Christmas Card Day -- the first commercial card went on sale on this day in 1843

Christmas Gift Memory Day -- the day to reminisce about your all time favorite Christmas gift

End of Days of Reckoning -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of the Conception of the Most Holy Theotokos by St. Anne -- Orthodox Church

International Anti-Corruption Day -- UN

National Heroes Day -- Antigua and Barbuda

National Pastry Day

National Tree Planting Day -- Malawi

Remembrance for Egill Skallagrimsson -- Asatru/Norse Pagan Calendar (Viking Age poet, warrior, and rune magician)

Republic Day -- Tanzania

Search High and Low For Your Gingerbread Recipe Day -- or just give up and go to the internet for a new one, that's where i found this "holiday"

St. Leocadia's Day (Patron of Toledo, Spain)

Weary Willie Day -- birth anniversary of Emmet Kelley, Sr.

Yuri's Day in the Autumn -- Russian Orthodox Church (a celebration of St. George, as following the Gregorian Calendar)

Anniversaries Today:

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ, US, established, 1962
Christmas Seals first sold, in Wilmington, DE, US, 1907
"Charge of the Light Brigade" published, 1854
YMCA opens in Montreal, QC, CA (first in North America), 1851

Birthdays Today:

Jesse Metcalfe, 1978
David Kersh, 1970
Jakob Dylan, 1969
Kurt Angle, 1968
Felicity Huffman, 1962
David Anthony Higgins, 1961
Donny Osmond, 1957
John Malkovich, 1953
Michael Nouri, 1945
Dick Butkus, 1942
Beau Bridges, 1941
Judy Dench, 1934
Buck Henry, 1930
Dick Van Patten, 1928
Dina Merrill, 1925
Redd Foxx, 1922
Kirk Douglas, 1916
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., 1909
Grace Hopper, 1906
Margaret Hamilton, 1902
Emmet Kelley, Sr., 1898
Clarence Birdseye, 1886
Joel Chandler Harris, 1848
John Milton, 1608
Edwin Sandys, 1561

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"(TV), 1965
"Coronation Street"(TV), 1960
"Salome"(Opera), 1905

Today in History:

The Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city, returning the old capital to its empire, 536
New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster, 1793
The Republic of Texas captures San Antonio, Texas, 1835
The first Young Men's Christian Association in the Americas is founded, in Montreal, 1851
Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback becomes governor of Louisiana for 35 days, becoming the first black US governor, 1872
Levant Richardson patents the ball-bearing skate, 1884
Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department, 1888
The Norwegian parliament vote unanimously for female suffrage, 1903
The first broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV, 1960
Barbados joins the United Nations, 1966
NLS (a system for which hypertext and the computer mouse were developed) is publicly demonstrated for the first time in San Francisco, 1968
The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations, 1971
The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, 1979
Phoenix, Arizona, US, gets 3 inches of snow, 1985
Lech Walesa wins the presidental election in Poland, 1990
In Australia, thieves broke into a home and stole two 300-year-old etchings by Rembrandt. The 4-by-4-inch etchings, a self-portait and a depiction of the artist's mother, were valued around $518,000, 2003


  1. Awww indeed. Cats and kittens are smart. Yes they are.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ♥♥♥

  2. cats are such pros at snuggling! Have a purrfectly splendid day!

  3. We had to put 'ole Smokey The (outside) Cat into the garage during yesterday's unexpected 12 inches of snow. GAH! But by 4pm he was clawing to get out. Apparently he wanted to go skiing. That's my best guess.

  4. rule one and two makes sence my late Harvey used to do both.

  5. Maybe I'm party cat because I cuddle up to my refrigerator all year long.

  6. I saw a t-shirt that was called a cat thermometer, it started with cat in a little ball at about 20-30, then had the cat stretch out more and more as it became warmer. Right now, Buzz would be curled so tight she would disappear!

    Cat (who has found nearly all the warm clothing she owns!)

  7. Oh yes! We are definitely having snuggle weather here. But fortunately no ice storm or blizzard. I feel for those who are. Your kitties look warm!

  8. Definitely awww-worthy photos. Too sweet. And Stephen's comment made me laugh.

  9. Aww indeed!!

    And while I can't exactly complain, it's even kinda chilly in San Diego!


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