Monday, November 6, 2017

Visitors (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

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!

We’ve had friends visiting:

They ran after Pepe.

They ate kibbles.

Nap time...

...times two!


McGuffy's Reader

The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark!

I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world! ~ McGuffy Ann Morris

My "Spark" for the day was inspired by the costume a rEcess friend wore:

Today is:

Basketball Day -- birth anniversary of James Naismith

Birth of Tiamat -- Ancient Babylonian Calendar (mother of gods, goddess of primeval chaos; date approximate)

Constitution Day -- Dominican Republic; Tajikistan; Tatarstan, Russian Federation

Electric Razor Day -- Jacob Schick patented the first electric razor on this day in 1937

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day -- Finland

Fish Returning Days begin -- Fairy Calendar (the fairies borrow centuries old fish in sealed crystal boxes from each other, and why they prefer each others or what they do with them, they will not tell)

Green March Day -- Morocco; Western Sahara

Gustavus Adolphus Day -- Sweden

Halfway Point of Autumn

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict -- UN

International End Gossip Day -- the founder of this didn't want to be gossiped about, and left no trace

Job Action Day -- a day for workers and job seekers to put job or career in the forefront, make plans, and take action

Marching Band Day -- birth anniversary of John Philip Sousa 

Marooned Without A Compass Day -- internet generated; how's your sense of direction?

National Day -- Tonga(obs.)

National Nachos Day / I Love Nachos Day

Recreation Day -- Tasmania, Australia

Saxophone Day -- Adolphe Sax birth anniversary

St. Illtyd's Day (Abbot, reputed cousin of King Arthur)

St. Leonard's Day (Patron of barrel makers/coopers, blacksmiths, captives, childbirth, coal miners, coppersmiths, greengrocers, horses, imprisoned people, locksmiths, miners, porters, P.O.W.'s, prisoners; Castelmauro, Italy; Conegliano, Italy; Kirkop, Malta; against burglaries, robberies/robbers)

Tori No Ichi -- Japan (the first "rooster day" of November, so called because it is held on the three days of the rooster this month, in which to wish good luck and prosperity at temple and shrine ceremonies around the country, and celebrate with a fair)

Traffic Director's Day -- Traffic Directors Guild of America (those who are Traffic Managers, Inventory Control Specialists, Revenue Managers, or many other terms in the broadcasting and mobile industries)

Birthdays Today:

Ethan Hawke, 1970
Pat Tillman, 1976
Rebecca Romijn, 1972
Thandie Newton, 1972
Ethan Hawke, 1970
Kelly Rutherford, 1968
Lance Kerwin, 1960
Maria Shriver, 1955
Nigel Havers, 1949
Glenn Frey, 1948
Sally Field, 1946
Mike Nichols, 1931
Walter Perry Johnson, 1887
James Naismith, 1861
Ignace Paderewski, 1860
John Philip Sousa, 1854
Cesare Lombroso, 1835
Adolphe Sax, 1814

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Good Morning America"(TV), 1975
"The Phil Donahue Show"(TV), 1967
"Meet The Press"(TV), 1947

Today in History:

Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas, 1528
Spain grants independence to the Dominican Republic, 1844
Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication, 1856
Canada celebrates its first official, national Thanksgiving Day, 1879
Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa, 1913
Colonel Jacob Schick patents the first electric razor, 1928
Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers (hello, FM radio!), 1935
Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie, 1935
Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, 1944
The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation, 1962
Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States, 1965
Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara, 1975
Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum, 1999
Elizabeth Warren becomes the first female Senator from Massachusetts, 2012
The Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites, 2016


  1. Pepe's friends are so cute! So adorable!

  2. Dear Messymimi,
    thanks most sincerely for hosting every Monday !

    Thanking you for sharing a so lovely and cute post of yours too,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  3. ahhhh if only I COULD NAP THAT EASILY@@@

  4. Very cute pups. I love your spark and the adorable costume with it.

  5. Awww on the puppies. They are so cute when they are pups. I would have fallen in love with them in about three seconds.

    I love your Sparks. Yes, be yourself. That's the first step in being truly happy.

    Have a woof woof Awww Monday. ♥

  6. Your guests are adorable. Definitely an Aww...xo
    I love your Sparks, too! Perfect meme, my friend. This is a truly great one. Too often we lose ourselves in other's expectations. Being true to ourselves is often a gift to others. This illustrates that. Thank you, Mimi. Hugs.

  7. Awwww... That line about ending gossip cracked me up, too.

  8. Such cute puppies. Sure looks like they had such a good time. Your spark is so true and so good. Have a fantastic day.

  9. absolutely- if you are not yourself- then who are you? Cheers and have a lovely week!

  10. Cute puppies! Somedays I wonder if I am still me! HaHa! Life goes by so quickly. Enjoy the day and have a wonderful week. HUGS

  11. Aw such cute doggie photos and always a most informative post ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!~ Adorable--I would chase them too!

  13. Poor Pepe. Seems to be a little tired. I loved that photo with the young little girl. THe comment made a great deal. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  14. The puppies are so adorable. I want one.

  15. We bet those puppies tied Pepe out! They sure are cute though!

  16. Fun little visitors. - Yes being yourself is a good thing.

  17. Aww! needs a good rest afterwards ...I liked the quote and pic too heheh!

    Have a tanfabulous day :-)


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