Monday, July 14, 2014

Awww Monday: Do I Have To?

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  We could all stand to start the work week with a cute picture that makes you say, "Awww!"  So post a cute picture, and enjoy a nice start to the day!

Today, Hope is asking the question so many of us ask, "Awww, mom, do I have to get up?"

But I don't wanna get up!
 HopeCat has a hard life, at least in her mind.  She has to share our room with Horizon and Kida and she can never, in her own opinion at least, get enough food.  Or sleep.


Today is

Barn Day -- celebrating barns, old and new, and their history and importance

Bastille Day / National Day -- France, French Territories and some former Colonies (Quatorze Juillet/Fete Nationale)

Birthday of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden -- an official Flag Day of Sweden

Central Maine Egg Festival -- Pittsfield, Maine (more fun with eggs than you ever thought you could have; through Saturday)

Children's Party at Green Animals Topiary Garden -- Portsmouth, RI, US (annual party for children and the young at heart)

Feast of St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Festival of Millennial Fairy Olympics -- Fairy Calendar (Closing Ceremonies)

International Town Criers Day

Macaroni Day

M&Ms Argument Day -- which are best?  plain?  peanut?  almond?  minis?  spend the day in a heated discussion with friends and end with an M&M feast

Nachi Himatsuri -- Kumano-Nachi Taisha, Nachi-Katsuura, Japan (one of Japan's 3 largest fire festivals, a grand summer festival and purification ritual, through tomorrow)

National Grand Marnier Day -- on Bastille day, to show the friendship between France and the US

National Nude Day -- New Zealand (although now it's often called International Nude Day, and celebrated everywhere as a day to enjoy your beautiful human form)

Pandemonium Day -- internet generated; don't let the crazy things that happen in your life get you down, celebrate instead!

Republic Day -- Iraq

Runic Half-Month Ur begins (primal strength)

Shark Awareness Day

Snake River Stampede -- Nampa, ID (the 93rd year of one of the top 15 professional rodeo events in the nation; through Saturday)

St. Kateri Tekakwitha's Day ("Lily of the Mohawks", first Native American proposed for canonization; Patron of ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, exiles, people ridiculed for their piety, people who have lost their parents)

Tape Measure Day -- the first modern spring tape measure was patented this day in 1868 by Alvin Fellows of New Haven, NJ, US

Birthdays Today

Missy Gold, 1970
Robin Ventura, 1967
Matthew Fox, 1966
Jackie Earle Haley, 1961
Jane Lynch, 1960
Joel Silver, 1952
Tommy Mottola, 1949
Steve Stone, 1947
Roosevelt "Rosie" Grier, 1932
Polly Bergen, 1930
John Chancellor, 1927
Harry Dean Stanton, 1926
Dale Robertson, 1923
Ingmar Bergman, 1918
Douglas Edwards, 1917
Gerald R. Ford, 1913
Woodie Guthrie, 1912
William Hanna, 1910
Ken Murray, 1903
Dave Fleischer, 1893
Florence Bascom, 1862

Debuting/Premiering Today:

License to Kill(Film), 1989
"Spring Symphony"(Britten Op. 44), 1949
Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care(Publication Date)

Today in History

Foundation of the Mission San Antonio de Padua in modern California by the Franciscan friar Junípero Serra, 1771
Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners, 1789
First ascent of the Matterhorn, by Edward Whymper and party, four of whom die on the descent, 1865
The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta, 1902
The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation, 1969
A powerful solar flare, later named the Bastille Day event, causes a geomagnetic storm on Earth, 2000
The United States Government admits to the existence of "Area 51", 2003
In Borneo, a rainbow toad, believed to be extinct since 1924, is sighted, 2011
Neptune, discovered in 1846, completes its first orbit of the sun since that date, 2011


  1. that is 10000000% how I feel too :-)

  2. Aww! how absolutely cute heheh!

    Have a kittytastic week ;-)

  3. we all have these mornings! Have a great week!

  4. HopeCat has a good life, even though she doesn't think so. I know she has a good life because she lives in your home. It couldn't be any other way.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. Scritches to all the babies and especially The Lorax. :)

  5. Life can be tough for a pampered kitty. Wait until he finds out about the real world.

  6. Super cute,at least Hopecat has a roof over it head and food in its belly,not like the ferrel cats.

  7. Awww. She looks so cuddly and I'm jealous. Mimi the Kittay refuses to cuddle up. Grrrr!!!

  8. That is an awwww-evoker for sure... so sweet.

  9. That's cute!

    Too bad, I didn't get to enjoy the M&M's Day. I didn't get the memo ;o)

  10. aw, she looks so comfy and cute. I don't blame her for wanting to snooze away the day.