Monday, February 9, 2015

Awww Monday: SissyCat is Happy

Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee, of Comedy Plus.  It's easy, just post a picture that makes you say, "Awww!"  It's a great way to start the week with a smile.

SissyCat loves the outdoors!

SissyCat, sometimes called Tripod, loves the outdoors.  It rained for a day and a half, and every time anyone opened the door she would run out, only to turn and look reproachfully at that person (mostly me), as if to ask us how we screwed up the weather like that.  (Really i wasn't sure whether to scold her or just be glad she thinks i'm in charge of stuff like that!)

When it finally did stop raining, she got to go out to eat grass and just enjoy herself.  She's learned to never leave the yard, and watches everything closely.  It was nighttime, so it was peaceful just watching her sit and take in the great outdoors.

A special note out Saturday's post:  Gracie wasn't feeling the best, and was tired and cranky, so she didn't come to rEcess.  She was there last night, as the children's choir met at the same time we had our congregational meeting.  Her smile was huge, and she gave me a big hug, so i know she is feeling better.


Today is:

Clean out Your Computer Day

Family Day -- BC, Canada

Feast of Apollo -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Go Green Week begins -- UK (helping people find greener alternatives)

Hurling the Silver Ball -- St. Ives, Cornwall, England (keeping up the over 1,000 year old tradition of an early form of rugby, the person who returns the silver ball to the Mayor on the steps of St. Ives Guildhall at midday gets a silver coin; pennies are thrown to the children in the afternoon)

Love a Mensch Week begins -- because mensches are decent and responsible men and women, and we should appreciate how they enhance our lives; info from Robin Gorman

Narvik Sun Pageant (Vinterfestuka) -- Norway (annual festival held since ancient times to honor the sun goddess)

National Bagels and Lox Day

National DAV (Develop Alternative Vices) Day -- internet generated, in hopes that bad habits will be altered to positive coping mechanisms

National Read in the Bathtub Day -- yes, the day has its own Facebook page

Oatmeal Monday -- Scotland (traditionally, at universities in Scotland, the day the students were allowed to go home and get more "meal", or oatmeal, and other supplies, as they had to provide their own food and fuel for the fires while in school)

Pizza Pie Day

Read in the Bathtub Day -- another one that no one will claim to have invented, and please don't try it with a digital book

Remembrance for Eyvind Kinnrifi -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (martyr)

Royal Hobart Regatta Day -- Tasmania, Australia

St. Apollonia's Day (Patron of dentists; Achterbos, Belgium; Ariccia, Italy; Cuccaro Monferrato, Italy; against toothaches, tooth disease)

St. Maroun's Day -- Lebanon (Syriac Maronite Church of Antioch, an Eastern Catholic Church)

Tales of Kelp-Koli begin -- Fairy Calendar (through the 16th)

Toothache Day -- and someone thought this needed a day because...?  Okay, I guess because there is a patron saint for it.  Or against it.  However that works.

Weather Day -- US (Weather Service Founding)

Birthdays Today:

David Gallagher, 1985
Ziyi Zhang, 1979
Mena Suvari, 1979
Shakira, 1977
Travis Tritt, 1963
Charles Shaughnessy, 1955
Judith Light, 1949
Mia Farrow, 1945
Alice Walker, 1944
Joe Pesci, 1943
Carole King, 1942
Janet Suzman, 1939
Roger Mudd, 1928
Brendan Behan, 1923
Kathryn Grayson, 1922
Bill Veeck, 1914
Gypsy Rose Lee, 1914
Ernest Tubb, 1914
Carmen Miranda, 1909
David Dean Rusk, 1909
Ronald Colman, 1891
Amy Lowell, 1874
William Henry Harrison, 1773

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Falstaff"(Verdi Opera), 1893
"Venice Preserv'd"(Otway Play), 1682

Today in History:

The Synod of Breslau orders Jews of Silesia to wear special caps, 1267
The first recorded race meet in England in Roodee Fields, Chester, 1540
The British ex-premier Walpole becomes the Earl of Oxford, 1742
After no presidential candidate receives a majority of electoral votes in the election of 1824, the United States House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States, 1825
The U.S. Weather Bureau is established, 1870
The first Japanese immigrants arrive in Hawaii, 1885
The Davis Cup competition is established, 1900
The first forestry school is incorporated at Kent, Ohio, 1909
Snow falls on Mauna Loa, Hawaii, 1922
Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty, 1922
Year-round Daylight saving time is re-instated in the United States as a wartime measure to help conserve energy resources, 1942
Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 1960
Jamaica becomes an independent nation within the Commonwealth of Nations, 1962
The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers, 1964
First test flight of the Boeing 747, 1969
Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1971
Space Shuttle astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Michael Foale become the first African American and first Briton, respectively, to perform spacewalks, 1995
A storehouse of thirty Egyptian mummies is unearthed inside a 2,600-year-old tomb, 2009



  2. How cute Sissy Cat is! Certainly a cat with a lot of personality it seems!


  3. cute little kitty - i can just see the look on her scornful face in being disappointed about the weather! :)

  4. Thanks for the update on Gracie. I'm partial to that little one.

    A great big Awww on Tripod. I love that name.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. My best to your wonderful mom. ☺

  5. Aww sweet. That's a cute perspective of the kitty.

  6. Awesome news about Gracie....and I love Tripod! Have a super week!

  7. Sissycat seems to be enjoying her shadow.

  8. We only watch the rain from inside but it does look like fun to go out there Sissycat!

    Angel & Isabella

  9. that's a great shot -- with the shadow to the side it looks like there is a cat play mate sitting beside! very cool.


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