Monday, August 3, 2015

Awww Monday: After Work

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When she gets home from work, Little Girl likes to relax with the foster kittens.

The boy loves to lie on her shoulder as she leans back in the recliner.

The girl kitten snuggles in the blanket near her knees.
She's soaking it up and enjoying it as much as she can, she will be much busier once school starts this Thursday!

Today is

Armed Forces Day -- Equatorial Guinea

August Monday/Culturama -- Saint Kitts ande Nevis 

British Columbia Day -- British Columbia, Canada

Carnival Monday -- Anguilla (August Monday); Antigua and Barbuda (J'ouvert); British Virgin Islands (Festival Monday); Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba (Saba only)

Civic Holiday -- AB, BC, SK, ON, NB, NT, & NU, Canada

Dia de la Bandera -- Venezuela (Flag Day)

Emancipation Day --  Bahamas; Dominica; Granada; Montserrat; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Turks and Caicos Islands

Fairy Washing Festival -- Fairy Calendar (do the fairies wash themselves, or is everyone supposed to wash his/her fairy?)

Farmer's Day -- Zambia

Feast of Caligo, the mother of Chaos -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate, and this is as good a day to celebrate chaos as any other)

Fete National de l'Arbre -- Niger (Independence Day, 1960)

Fiesta de San Salvador -- San Salvador, El Salvador

Frídagur verslunarmanna -- Iceland (Commerce Day)

Golpe de la Libertad -- Equatorial Guinea (Freedom Day)

Grab Some Nuts Day -- almonds and walnuts are especially good for you

International Friendship Day (original date proposed by Joyce Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, back in 1935 because it is the center of the largest lull between major holidays; the UN celebrates it on July 30 and many countries celebrate on the second Sunday in August)

!!Ishitori Festival -- Kasuga Shrine, Kuwana City, Japan (called the loudest festival in Japan, with lots of bell ringing and drum beating; through the 6th)

Kadooment Day -- Barbados (huge carnival celebration of the end of the Crop Over festival, celebrating the end of the sugar cane harvest)

Kanto Matsuri -- Akita, Japan  (a four day festival, praying for good harvest, purification ceremonies, and feats of skill)

National Children's Day -- Tuvalu

National Hobo Convention -- Britt, IA (held each year since 1900, gathering for migrant workers who are proud to call themselves "hobos" and make a living through working where they choose and travelling where they want; through Sunday)

National Watermelon Day

New Brunswick Day -- New Brunswick, Canada

Old Fiddler's Convention -- Galax, VA, US (fun and fiddles, dulcimers, banjos, autoharps, and more; through Saturday)

Picnic Day -- NT, Australia

Pidjiguiti Day -- Guinea-Bissau (Colonization Martyr's Day; Anniversary of the Killing of Pidjiguiti)

St. Lydia Purpuraria's Day (Lydia the "seller of purple" who was Paul's first convert in Philippi; Patron of dyers)

St. Nicodemus' Day (member of the Sanhedrin and secret disciple who helped bury Jesus)

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally -- Sturgis, SD, US (the grand-daddy of all motorcycle rallies and races; through Sunday)

Tampere Theatre Festival -- Tampere, Finland (largest such festival in the Nordic countries; through Sunday)

Youth Day -- Kiribati

Birthdays Today:

Evangeline Lilly, 1979
Blaine Wilson, 1974
Isaiah Washington, 1963
John McGinley, 1959
Jay North, 1951
John Landis, 1950
Martha Stewart, 1941
Martin Sheen, 1940
Steve Berkoff, 1937
Tony Bennett, 1926
Leon Uris, 1924
P.D. James, 1920
Margaret "Maggie" Kuhn, 1905
John T. Scopes, 1900
Ernest Taylor "Ernie" Pyle, 1900
Elisha Graves Otis, 1811

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Primetime Live"(TV), 1989
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)"(Single release), 1963
"Chu Chin Chow"(Musical), 1916
"William Tell"(Opera), 1829

Today in History:

Tiberius, Roman Empire general, defeats the Dalmatians at the river Bathinus, 8
Columbus sets Sail for the "Indes",departing from Palos, Spain, 1492
John Rut, at St. John's, Newfoundland, sends the first known letter from North America, 1527
Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes, 1678
First ascent of Jungfrau, third highest summit in the Bernese Alps, 1811
Harvard defeats Yale in the first intercollegiate rowing race, 1852*
Second Maori War begins in New Zealand, 1860
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded, 1900
The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap, 1958
President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in Saudi Arabia, 2005
After last months extensive flooding, North Korea finally asks the United Nations for food aid, 2012

*In fact, it was the first American intercollegiate athletic event ever.


  1. oh noooo NOT THE S-WORD!!!!!

  2. Awww, so precious. Both your daughter and the kitten. A huge Awww.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday. ☺

  3. I am so jealous of those kitties right now. I want to be lounging around like that for about a week. No fair!

  4. Aww! how cute are those photos :-)

  5. awesome daughter and adorable cats!

  6. Awww super cuteness. Love how the female looks almost spotted.

  7. Glad she gets this fun time with the kittens before going back to school.