Monday, August 27, 2018

Grin, Baby, Grin! (Awww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

(Because some people like Blogger and some like WordPress, i am putting the same content at both.  If you would prefer to read this on the other site, it is linked here.) 


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!

The other day, i got to go see Baby Lee and his daddy, Red-headed Alec.  He has turned into one happy baby!


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:

Araw ng mga Bayahi -- Philippines (National Heroes' Day)

August / Summer Bank Holiday -- UK

Banana Lover's Day

Be Kind to Humankind Week:  Motorist Consideration Monday 

Birthday of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Day Sacred to Consus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of graineries, horses, and mules)

Feast Day of Pan -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate)

Feast of Incandescent Rebellion -- on lots of websites, and supposedly something celebrated in China, but no detail as to what it is really celebrating

Just Because Day -- internet generated, enjoy something ordinary you like to do, just because!

Liberation Day -- Hong Kong (from Japan in 1945; no longer an official holiday, but still acknowledged by many)

National Old-Time Country, Folk, and Bluegrass Music Festival -- LeMars, IA, US (largest and oldest festival devoted to rural music, arts, and crafts; through Sept. 3)

National Pots de Creme Day

Ould Lammas Fair -- Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, Ireland (claims to be Ireland's oldest festival; through tomorrow)

Petroleum Day -- on the anniversary of the opening of the first commercial oil well in Titusvilla, PA, US, in 1859, a day set aside to work on figuring out how to do without petroleum

St. Caesarius' Day (Patron against fire)

St. Monica's Day (Mother of St. Augustine; Patron of abuse victims, alcoholics, difficult marriages, disappointing children, homemakers, married women, mothers, victims of adultery and unfaithfulness, victims of verbal abuse, widows, wives; Bevilacqua, Italy; Mabini, Bohol, Philippines)

"The Duchess" Who Wasn't Day -- birthday of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, who wrote under the pseudonym "The Duchess" and first said, "Beaty is in the eye of the beholder" in her novel, Molly Bawn

Threethousandth Thnork of the Year -- Fairy Calendar

Umhlanga -- Swaziland (Reed Dance for the Zulu King; a fascinating week long ritual with beautiful costumes, dancing and singing, culminating with the final dance and a speech in which the King addresses the people, on Sept. 3)

Volturnalia -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of water)

Ziua Republicii -- Moldova (Independence Day, 1991)

Birthdays Today

Sarah Chalke, 1976
Chandra Wilson, 1969
Paul "Pee-wee Herman" Reubens, 1952
Barbara Bach, 1947
Tuesday Weld, 1943
Tommy Sands, 1937
Martha Raye, 1916
Mother Teresa, 1910
Lyndon B. Johnson, 1908
C.S. Forester, 1899
Samuel Goldwyn, 1882
Theodore Dreiser, 1871
Charles Gates Dawes, 1865
Hannibal Hamlin, 1809

Debuting/Premiering Today:

Birdman(Film), 2014
"Good Sex! with Dr. Ruth Westheimer"(TV), 1984
Mary Poppins(Disney film), 1964
"Prométhée/Prometheus"(Fauré tragédie lyrique), 1900

Today in History

The Persian invasion of Greece is halted with Greek victories in two separate battles, BC479
Koreans battle and prevent Japanese invasion, 663
The first unmanned hydrogen balloom flight reaching 900 m altitude, 1783
Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well, 1859
The shortest war in world history occurs from 09:00 to 09:45 between the United Kingdom and Zanzibar, 1896
Edgar Rice Burroughs' publishes "Tarzan of the Apes", 1912
First flight of the turbojet-powered Heinkel He 178, the world's first jet aircraft, 1939
The Mariner 2 unmanned space mission is launched to Venus by NASA, 1962
Turkish military diplomat Colonel Atilla Altikat is shot and killed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1982
The Rainbow Bridge, connecting Tokyo's Shibaura and the island of Odaiba, is completed, 1993
Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, 2003
Curiosity, the Mars rover, broadcasts its first audio recording of a human voice from the surface of another planet, 2012
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos names the top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou, to be Greece's first female Prime Minister, 2015


  1. That is one GORGEOUS smile. Long may he keep it.

  2. That is one smile that will brighten up your day and melts your heart! You just couldn't help smiling back at him!

  3. Aww! how cute and what a lovely smile heheh!

    Have a contentedtastic day :-)

  4. Ha! I love the 45-minute war! :-)

  5. Ah what a cute baby. His smile is amazing. His dad must be very proud. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Aww...what an adorable baby. I love the red hair :-)

  7. Such joy that children have. We all should be able to bottle i and take it like a tonic.

  8. Awww, baby Lee is a handsome one. They are most wonderful when they are happy.

    I love your quote. We all need to remember that as we navigate through our day.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ♥

  9. what a lovely child! Have a great week!

  10. Such an adorable little guy. And excellent spark.

  11. What an adorably happy child. May all of his life be this good.

  12. Lee is sooo adorable and what wonderful Sparks too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores


  13. What a cute baby. Those sparks were right on the money too. Have a good evening.

  14. A beautiful, happy baby Lee is. How can he not be with having such a great name! :)

  15. Mimi,

    Babies are so precious! I see Baby Lee has some teeth, too. What a sweetie! Our oldest daughter is expecting a girl in November. It won't be long now until I'm an grandma. Am I ready for this? Probably not. :) I love your quote for this week. The smallest of things we can offer another can be just the thing another needs. Thanks for visiting and I'm sorry for being such a slow poke on my return visits. Have a pAwesome and blessed week, my friend!

  16. What a delightful baby! That smile is reason enough to have a good day.