Monday, July 2, 2018

Jezzie (Awww Monday) and the Inspiring Quote of the Weeki

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Join us every Monday for Awww...Mondays.  Post a picture that makes you say Awww... and that's it.

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#2 Son has been wanting a dog of his own, a small one to be a companion for Daughter-in-Law Becky's Pepe.  They found a Chihuahua pup, and we have a new member of the family:

Jezzie, a blue Chihuahua pup, sitting in Sweetie's lap.


Sparks! from Annie at McGuffy's Reader is on hiatus while Annie takes a blogging break.  In the spirit of spreading good thoughts through the internet, here is an Inspiring Thought for the Week:


Today is:

Adonia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (date approximate, but always in July, a ritual to honor Adonis)

Caricom Day -- Guyana; Saint Vincent and Grenadines 

Constitution Day -- Cayman Islands

Distressed Elves' Creditors' Day -- Fairy Calendar

Flag & Anthem Day -- Curacao

Freedom From Fear of Public Speaking Day -- as proposed by Beverly Beuermann-King, as you don't want to blow it when your big opportunity comes because you are afraid to speak out!

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show -- Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, England (the world's largest flower show; through Sunday)

Heroes Day -- Zambia

I Forgot Day (the day to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or other special days that you forgot during the first half of the year)

Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival -- Kirkpinar, Edirne, Turkey (since 1362, the oldest wrestling festival in the world as well as the oldest continually running, sanctioned sporting event in the world, in which men clad in leather britches and covered in olive oil wrestle; through Sunday)

Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon -- Wimbledon, England (through July 15)

National Anisette Day

Palio di Provenzano -- Siena, Italy (horse race and pageant, named after the Madonna di Provenzano, whose church is in Siena)

Remember to Feed the Hummingbirds Day -- internet reminder to be nice to these beautiful creatures

St. Swithin's Day (Patron against drought; of Stavenger, England; Winchester, England)

Try to Find Your Slinky Day -- the weird holiday of the day!

Violin Lovers' Day

World UFO Day -- unfortunately, a real day observed by many around the world (on the "anniversary" of the UFO crash in Roswell, if such a thing even happened, which i doubt*) 

*i believe that if there's life elsewhere, it shows its intelligence by staying away from us!

Anniversary Today:

Prince Albert of Belgium marries Paola Ruffo di Calabria, 1959

Birthdays Today:

Lindsay Lohan, 1986
Ashley Tisdale, 1985
Johnny Weir, 1984
Jose, Jr., and Ozzie Canseco, 1964
Jimmy McNichol, 1961
Ron Silver, 1946
Vicente Fox Quesada, 1942
Richard Petty, 1937
Polly Holiday, 1937
Dave Thomas, 1932
Medgar Evers, 1925
Dan Rowan, 1922
Ken Curtis, 1916
Thurgood Marshall, 1908
Jean René Lacoste, 1904
Hermann Hesse, 1877
Thomas Cranmer, 1489

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Andy Williams Show"(TV), 1957
"The Lawrence Welk Show"(TV), 1955
"Finlandia"(Sibelius' Op. 26), 1900

Today in History:

Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine, 1698
Vermont  becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery, 1777
Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19, 1881
Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinque take over the slave ship Amistad, 1893
Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtains patent for radio in London, 1897
The first zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany, 1900
Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight 1937
The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas, 1962
North and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunite to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 1976
The AbioCor  self contained artificial heart is first implanted, 2001
Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon, 2002
Planetoid Pluto's fourth and fifth moons officially receive the names Kerberos and Styx from the International Astronomical Union, 2013


  1. Jezzie is a cutie and I love that quote.

  2. It worked - I saw the pup and went Awww! Wimbledon tennis starts today - horrah, football is not the only sport!

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  3. I rarely aww over kitties but you got me with that pup!

  4. I normally don't like Chihuahua but I have to admit that this pup is cute!

  5. "Try to Find Your Slinky Day" - fascinating the things that are out there to celebrate :-)

    Adorable puppy.

  6. I'm a WordPress girl all the way. :) I agree with the quote.

  7. oh my goodness- what a sweet puppy! and I think your quote is purrfect for these days! Cheers! and Happy 4th!

  8. Awww on the new pup. What a little cutie pie.

    Love your quote too. Enjoy life.

    The code is right now. Sorry about that. You think you changed it for this week, but you didn't.

    Have a wonderful Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

  9. Awwwwwwwww what a cute little puppy Mimi. Have an enjoyable day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  10. What a cute little puppy heheh!

    Good quote too :-)

    Have a quotetastic day :-)

  11. Nothing is cuter than a Ciihuahua pup,

  12. Jezzie is adorable. That is a great spark and so true.

  13. Mimi,

    Excellent quote and so true! It looks like you have a new cutie pie for a family member! :)

  14. Awww adorable little puppy and quote is sooo true!

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    A ShutterBug Explores,
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