Monday, September 24, 2018

Hard Work (Awwww Monday) and Inspiring Quote of the Week

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Being a therapy dog and making hospital visits is hard work, so Bailey needs lots of rest:

Resting at Daddy's feet during prayer time.




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





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Today is:

Armed Forces Day -- Mozambique; Peru

Canterbury South Provincial Anniversary Day -- Canterbury South, New Zealand

Constitution Day/Recoronation of King Norodom Sihanouk -- Cambodia

Do Impressions of Famous People Around the Office Day -- again, i wonder about the intentions of those who start these things

Dominion Day -- New Zealand (Obs.)

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children(TM) -- US (sponsored by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, encouraging everyone to have a meal with the family, because all the studies show it's good for you!)        

Feast of Our Lady of Mercy -- Catholic Christian
    Lady of Mercedes Day -- Dominican Republic
    La Merce -- Barcelona, Spain

Festival of the Latest Novelties -- an internet generated holiday to celebrate everything from traditional whoopie cushions to some of the more modern and weird novelty gifts out there; a great day for practical jokers

Full Harvest Moon a/k/a Full Corn Moon/Indigo Moon/Wise-Crone Moon (with so much food ripe for gathering, harvesting can go on well into the night by the light of the hugely full Harvest Moon)
    Binara Full Moon Poya Day -- Sri Lanka (began yesterday evening)
    Chusok -- South Korea (Harvest Moon Festival; began yesterday, through the 20th; a harvest festival and day to give homage to the ancestors and celebrate family)
    Han'gawi -- North Korea (Harvest Moon Festival; through the 21st; a harvest festival and day to give homage to the ancestors and celebrate family)
    Navajo Sing Festival -- Navajo Native Americans festival in thanksgiving for the harvest, begins at the full moon and goes on for one week 
    Taw Thalin Full Moon -- Myanmar
    Zhongqiu Jie / Chong Chao -- China; Macau; Taiwan (Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival, the birthday of the earth god T'u-ti Kung, celebrating the harvests, family, and eating moon cakes, matchmaking, sky lanterns, Fire Dragon Dances, and more)

Gallbladder Good Health Day -- seems unsponsored, but there's information about keeping your gallbladder healthy here 

Going Forth of Isis -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Heritage Day -- South Africa

Independence Day/National Day -- Guinea-Bissau(1973)

Indra Jatra -- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (the biggest religious street festival in Kathmandu, celebrating of the founding of Kathmandu, with several days of chariot processions, masked dances, and tableau; today is the municipal day off for the festival)

Innergize Day -- the day to take time for yourself! always on the day after the equinox, so either the 23rd or 24th, depending on where you live

Mahidol Day -- Thailand (commemorates the passing of Prince Father Mahidol Adulyadej, the "Father of Thai Modern Medicine")

Metropolitan Opera in NYC Opening Night

Moose Day -- the day Bullwinkle J. Moose, from Frostbite Falls, MN, US, and his pal Rocky the Flying Squirrel debuted in 1959

National Bluebird of Happiness Day -- US (and no one knows why, but it's supposed to be a day to go spread some happiness)

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Punctuation Day® -- US, but good punctuation matters everywhere, so make sure you are using those punctuation marks correctly! Jeff Rubin can help     

New Caledonia Day -- New Caledonia

Queen's Birthday Holiday -- WA, Australia

Republic Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

Santa Cruz Day -- Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving -- Pennsylvania Dutch followers of Silesian Reformation theology

St. Gerard's Day (Patron of Hungary)

St. Rupert's Day (Patron of Salzburg, Austria, where it is an official school and government holiday)

Sukkot -- Judaism (began at sunset yesterday, through sunset on Sept. 30)

Transatlantic Telephone Day -- the first cable across the Atlantic was completed on this day in 1956

World School Milk Day -- UN



Birthdays Today:

Morgan Hamm, 1982
Paul Hamm, 1982
Nia Vardalos, 1962
Kevin Sorbo, 1958
Alan Colmes, 1950
Gordon Clapp, 1948
Phil Hartman, 1948
Linda McCartney, 1941
Jim Henson, 1936
Anthony Newley, 1931
Sheila MacRae, 1924
Jim McKay, 1921
F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896
John Marshall, 1755
Horace Walpole, 1717


Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Nevermind"(Album release), 1991
"No More Lonely Nights"(McCartney single release), 1984
"The Love Boat"(TV), 1977
"60 Minutes"(TV), 1968
"Daniel Boone"(TV), 1964
"The Munsters"(TV), 1964
"Love of Life"(TV), 1951
"Once in a Lifetime"(Play), 1930


Today in History:

Prophet Muhammad completes his hijra from Mecca to Medina, 622
The last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration of the Byzantine Empire, Manuel I Komnenos, dies; the empire slips into terminal decline, 1180
The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England, 1664
The first autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in the state of Maryland, 1657
John Jay is appointed by George Washington as the first Chief Justice of the then six-person Supreme Court, which was instituted by the Federal Judiciary Act passed that same day, 1789
US Attorney General Office is created, 1789
The Northern Daily Times becomes the first provincial daily newspaper in London, 1853
Alexander Dey patents a dial time recorder, 1889
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy, 1890
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument, 1906
Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong, 1946
The Honda Motor Company is founded, 1948
Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England, and a Blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe, 1950
Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona, 1957
President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation, 1957
The United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, 1962
Swaziland joins the United Nations, 1968
Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service, 1979
Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn, 1990
Hurricane Rita devastates Beaumont, Texas, southwest Louisiana, and finishing off some of the parts of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana that Katrina missed, 2005
The G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, PA, US, marks the first use of LRAD for crowd control in the US, 2009
Nigeria's government opens two swollen dams and displaces about two million people, 2010
Pope Francis becomes the first pope to address the US Congress, 2015

12 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Hooray for therapy dogs.
The person I try hardest to convince of my worth is myself. Difficult to walk away from.

stevebethere said...

Having a restful time I can assume Bailey works very hard so it's well deserved :-)

Have a cuteetastic day :-)

Jz said...

I find it fairly mind-boggling that we need to create a day to urge families to sit down and eat together... Much has changed since I was a child!

Brian said...

Bailey is a cutie!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Mimi,

I'm feeling a bit like Bailey this morning but I won't dare lay down for fear it will mess me up tonight. It's national cherries jubilee day? I best not tell DH or he'll be wanting cherry pie. :) Have a good week, my friend!

Granny Annie said...

We had the first therapy dog in church last week. I had wondered why a certain person had not been to church in a long time and now I know. She wasn't sure about bringing her therapy dog. It went very well and everyone was totally receptive.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Aww...Bailey is adorable! Definitely deserves a good nap :-)

Kathe W. said...

What a sweet photo- have a fabulous week.

Sandee said...

It is hard work and now it's time to rest. Aww.

Have a woof woof Awww Monday. ❤

pilch92 said...

Bailey is a cutie and that is a great spark.

lisa said...

I have hopes Cabo will be able to be a therapy dog in a few years. He's still much too much puppy to take the Canine Good Citizen test, but we're working on those requirements. I would love for him to be able to bring a smile and some comfort to those in the hospital or nursing home.

Lee said...

Baily and beauty sleep go together paw in paw! :)