Monday, August 20, 2018

Don't Wanna Nap! (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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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.

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Link, a/k/a Linker Stinker, is like a toddler when you are trying to get him to take a nap.  First he needs to get up and get some water.  Back to the bed.  Then a trip to the litter box.  Back to the bed.  When he finally seems to be settling down:

Oh, wait!  I can't go to sleep yet!  Something smells odd on this sheet, I have to investigate!


Sparks, the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, is on hiatus, so here's an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.


Today is:

Arafat Day -- Afghanistan; Bahrain; Djibouti; Kuwait; Libya; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates

Bad Hair Day -- birth anniversary of Don King

Birth of the White Buffalo -- Lakota Native American rituals honoring the birth of the White Buffalo in 1994, signaling the return of the White Buffalo Woman (manifestation of the Star Goddess Wohpe), who gave them the sacred peace pipe

Boil Over Thursday -- Fairy Calendar (sometimes on Thursday, most often not)

Dial the Phone Day -- the first rotary dial phone patent was applied for by A. E. Keith, John Erickson, and Charles Erickson on this day in 1896

Eid al-Adha -- Islam (Festival of Sacrifice, a three-day commemoration of Abraham's obedience and willingness to sacrifice his son; begins at sunset, local customs of date and official government days off in many places will vary)

Feast of Asma -- Baha'i

Independence From USSR Day -- Estonia

Lemonade Day

Moon's Birthday -- Aztec Calendar (according to some websites, but i haven't confirmed it; if you want something to celebrate, this is as good as anything else)

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

National Radio Day -- on the day WWJ(AM) radio first signed on in Detroit in 1920, one of the earliest news broadcast stations

Revolution Day -- Western Sahara

Revolution of the King and People -- Morocco

RSPCA Cupcake Day -- a fun and delicious way to raise funds to stop animal cruelty    

Stay at Home With Your Kids Day -- begun by Work at Home Moms ezine in 1999, to encourage and support parents who work from home

St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Day (Patron of bees and beekeepers, candle makers, wax refiners; Burgundy, France; Cistercians; Gibralter; Queens College, Cambridge, England; Speyer Cathedral)

Stop and Smell Your Dog Day -- and, depending on the results, maybe even Give Your Dog a Bath Day

St. Stephen's Festival --  Budapest, Hungary (National Day for all of Hungary)

Thoth orders the healing of the Eye of Horus -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Virtual Worlds Day -- internet generated, as well it should be

World Mosquito Day -- commemorates the day Dr. Ronald Ross discovered the link between mosquitoes and malaria in 1897

Yukon Discovery Day -- YT, Canada

Birthdays Today:

Amy Adams, 1975
Tara Dakides, 1975
Jan Allen, 1956
Theresa Saldana, 1955
Al Roker, 1954
Robert Plant, 1948
Connie Chung, 1946
Don King, 1931
Jim Reeves, 1924
Jacqueline Susann, 1921
Eero Saarinen, 1910
Edgar Albert Guest, 1881
H.P. Lovecraft, 1880
Eliel Saarinen, 1873
Benjamin Harrison, 1833
Bernardo O'Higgins, 1776

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"1812 Overture"(Tchaikovsky Op. 49), 1882

Today in History:

Hungary is established as a kingdom by Stephen I, 1000
The Dutch bring the first African slaves to the colony of Jamestown, VA, 1619
The Spanish establish the presidio that will be the town of Tuscon, Arizona, 1775
The Lewis and Clark "Corps of Discovery", exploring the Louisiana Purchase, suffers its only death when sergeant Charles Floyd dies, apparently from acute appendicitis 1804
Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuts in Moscow, 1882
Rotary Dial telephone is patented, 1896
The Big Blowup, a huge fire in the Northwestern US, burns 3 million acres, 1910
Adolphe Pegoud makes the first parachute jump from an airplane, 1913
Stainless steel is first cast, 1913
WJM,8Mk, Detroit, becomes the first commercial radio station to start daily broadcasting, 1920
UK becomes the first to use radar, 1940
Plutonium's weight determined, 1942
Launch of Voyager 2, 1977
George and Joy Adamson, the Born Free conservationists, are gunned down by poachers, 1989
The Oslo Peace Accords are signed in Norway, 1993
The Supreme Court of Canada rules that Quebec may not secede from Canada without federal government approval, 1998
As part of ongoing political reforms, the government of Myanmar announces it will end media censorship, 2012
Thirty students at West Point Military Academy are injured in the traditional end-of-summer mass pillow fight, 2015


  1. Link needs to take lessons from Jazz. Jazz takes a three hour nap to get himself in shape for a night's sleep.

  2. Linker Stinker sounds like someone, me! The minute I get onto bed, there seem to be so many things not done yet! Ha ha!

  3. Those 3 C's are very true. Linker Stinker is an adorable name for a pretty adorable looking cat. Have a great start to your week.

  4. Awww, I would love to see that production before his nap. I can so remember my son doing this things.

    Love your Spark and it's true.

    Have a purrfect Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

  5. Excellent spark, I wish I could get my hubby to believe that. Link is a cutie, he looks so much like my Brody :)

  6. Nice quote. And that story about bedtime is adorable. I enjoyed the history lesson, good and bad. Injured in a pillow fight? What a visual! Be well, my dear.

  7. Such an adorable kitty semi napping photo and great Spark!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. great kitty great Sparks (swipped for a future one on my page) Big time Hug,Have a Grand Day my friend!

  9. Curious kitty...always! I love the 3 Cs Spark. Definitely a true statement.

  10. While the moon's birthday is always important to a Cancerian, I think I'll throw in with the chocolate pecan pie this time.

  11. Feline's have such stress free lives! But I can relate, trying to get to sleep at night requires me to be and down several times before I can drift off to sleep. I always enjoy all the shares you have here. Thank you and enjoy your week. HUGS

  12. He seems a bit like me LOL

    Love his name Linker Stinker heheh!

    Have a linkerstinkertastic day :-)

  13. Mimi,

    I'm sorry for the late visit. My plate is super duper full this week. This is one time that I really want the days to zip by so I can get this behind me. I hate that feeling, too. :(

    My tubal procedure went well. My hearing is muffled. The doctor said that's normal. He used larger tubes than usual with the hopes of keeping them in place longer. I did picked up something in the hospital and now have bronchitis-like symptoms. It's not real bad but bad enough leaving me fatigued and coughing at times. I believe you mentioned being interested in the Eustachian tube dilation procedure. Don't be surprised if your insurance will not cover it. BC/BS won't pay for it just yet because it's considered "investigative" meaning there's not enough data to back it's claims. It's really expensive. I hope if I need tubes again, which it sounds like I may, then at that time we can re-evaluate the need to shell out that kind of money should our insurance still not cover it.

    I like your Sparks quote. Sometimes when you take a chance to change, often times it's others who won't give you a change to change which is truly sad. That's when you have to stand steadfast in your resolve to prove the naysayers wrong.

    Again, thank you for sharing the dance floor with me. Have a sparkletastic week! ;)


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