Monday, April 8, 2019

A to Z: Goal of a Cat's Life (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday

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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.

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!

A cat's goal in life, i am convinced, is to worm its way into your heart and take over!


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


Delores and her friend Jenny are taking turns providing a theme for Poetry Monday, and i am trying my hand at participating.  This weeks theme is Lace.   

Sorry but i'm not usually
A lacy kind of girl.

Most times you will not find me,
Vacuuming in dress and pearls.

It's jeans and shirts and comfy shoes
When of me you catch a sight,

But once in so often, when i have to,
This girl cleans up all right.

Me, at Uncle P and Miss Eva's wedding.


Today is:

Act of Self Determination Day -- Cocos (Keeling) Islands (obs.)

Aerosol Day -- John D. Lynde receives a patent for an early aerosol dispenser on this day in 1862

All is Ours Day -- an internet holiday to remind us of what we do have

Buddah's Birthday -- Mahayana Buddhism in Japan (based on Gregorian Calendar, other Buddhists use a different dating system)
    Hana Matsuri Flower Festival

Counter Stool Memorial Day -- when was the last time you got to sit on the stool at a diner counter and spin?  if you can find such a place, go take a spin today

DAB(Draw a Bird) Day -- a movement begun in Britain in the 1940's, encourages everyone to draw a picture of a bird, and share it with friends

Feast of the Hummingbird -- Ancient Aztec Calendar (date approximate)

Hammerin' Hank Day -- anniversary of his 715th homer in 1974, breaking Ruth's record

International Day of the Roma -- a celebration of Romani culture

Invocation of Lumps and Cysts -- Fairy Calendar (Goblin Celebration)

Milk in Glass Bottles Day -- prior to this day in 1879, milk was sold in the container you brought with you to the seller

National Empanada Day

Sealing the Frost -- Guatemala (Cuchumatan Indians ritual to protect their corn from frost; date approximate, always early in April)

St. Julie Billiart's Day (Patron against bodily ills, disease, and poverty)

Trading Cards for Grown-Ups Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, and i got this out of my system dealing with Pokemon cards when my kids were young

Tutor Appreciation Day -- because some people need that extra boost

Zoo Lovers' Day -- go support your local zoo

Anniversary Today:

Voyageurs National Park established, Minnesta, US, 1975

Birthdays Today:

Kirsten Storms, 1984
Katee Sackhoff, 1980
Patricia Arquette, 1968
Robin Wright, 1966
Julian Lennon, 1963
John Schneider, 1960
Gary Carter, 1954
James Augustus “Catfish” Hunter, 1946
Stuart Pankin, 1946
Kofi Annan, 1938
Seymour Hersh, 1937
Shecky Greene, 1926
William D. Chase, 1922
Carmen Mcrae, 1920
Betty Ford, 1918
Sonja Henie, 1912
Mary Pickford, 1893
O. Raymond Knight, 1872
William Williams, 1731
Lewis Morris, 1726

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Falsettos"(Musical), 1992
"Twin Peaks"(TV), 1990
"White Horse Inn"(Musical), 1931
"The Bolt"(Shostakovich ballet), 1931 *Note: sometimes translated as "The Arrow"
"La Gioconda"(Ponchielli opera), 1876

Today in History:

Sultan Baybars conquers the Krak des Chevaliers in Syria, 1271
The first Jewish congregation in the US forms the Shearith Israel synagogue in NYC, 1730
The first fire escape, a wicker basket on a rope and pulley system, is patented, 1766
The statue Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo) is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos, 1820
John D. Lynde patents the aerosol dispenser, 1862
William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons, 1886
The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1893
Longacre Square in Midtown Manhattan is renamed Times Square after The New York Times, 1904
Auguste Deter, the first person officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, dies, 1906
The last meeting of the League of Nations is held, 1946
Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run, beating Babe Ruth's record, 1974
Retired tennis great Arthur Ashe announces that he has AIDS, acquired from blood transfusions during one of his two heart surgeries, 1992
The Republic of Macedonia joins the United Nations, 1993
The construction of the world's first building to integrate wind turbines is completed in Bahrain, 2008
The U.S. Department of Justice admits that it has probed WikiLeaks-related Twitter accounts, defending the practice and dismissing privacy and freedom of speech concerns, 2011
Wikileaks released 1.7 million U.S diplomatic and intelligence documents from 1973-1976 when Henry Kissinger was U.S. Secretary of State, 2013
The world's oldest living person, Gertrude Weaver of the U.S., dies at age 116, just five days after the death of the previous record holder, Misao Okawa of Japan, who died at age 117, 2015


  1. That's a very nice purple dress. I'm uncomfortable in dresses, so I don't own a single one.

  2. You scrub up beautifully.
    And yes, a cat's role is indeed to wind their paws deep into our heart strings.

  3. Pretty lady :) As always I love your list of holidays serious and fun. Off to draw a bird.

  4. Cute cat. You look very pretty in the purple dress. Nowadays, I do not have any dress, just blouse and pants or just shorts and t-shirt most of the times.

  5. I'm going to go out on a limb here, Mimi, and say that you clean up more than "all right"... I'm gonna go with "good"! (*gasp!*)
    (After all, it's G day, right?) ;-D

  6. Cats do have the life. They just do what they want, refuse to be trained, sleep, eat, and get loved.

  7. Mimi,

    Everybody wants to be a cat because a cat's life is where it's at! I changed the lyrics up a bit but that's precisely what felines think. :)

    I'm a girlie-girl all the way. I love to dress up but I can't for the life of me wear a dress and heels to clean house like you see in those old 50s TV shows. lol Happy a2zing!

    My posts...
    Visit my A2Z Little Mermaid art sketch series ‘Grimsby’ post today and I'd love it if you hit the 4M dance floor with me! ;)

  8. Oh what a wonderful life it must be just to lie there and sleep mot of the time.

    You look beautiful in that dress Mimi. To bad that we couldn't see your face. I know, keep us wondering. See ya my friend.

    Cruisin Paul

  9. Cool kitty and cool purple dress too!

  10. You are right about kitties and cats. That's exactly what they do.

    You're beautiful. Yes you are.

    I love your Spark and I'm happy to say I've done whatever I wanted to do and I'm happy about that.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday, my friend. ♥

  11. You look lovely in the purple dress. However I think we have to change your name to Spot. LOL

  12. Aww is right ~ what sweet kitty ~ You look great too!

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

  13. Aww, darling cat - and that is a beautiful dress, very flattering. I can't remember the last time I wore a dress, and I don't miss them at all.

  14. That kitten will have no trouble stealing someone's heart. Excellent quote and poem too. Very nice dress too.

  15. You most certainly do clean up all right. What a fun poem.

  16. That is a sweet kitty, but I do have a soft spot for gingers.

  17. Love the kitten and also the poem well done!


  18. You look lovely! I'm with you - comfort rather than fancy, most of the time. Thanks for joining up for Poetry Monday, Mimi :)

  19. So true, cats sure do worm their way into one's heart. Great picture of you. You all have a great evening.

  20. We went shopping this weeknmd and there were dresses for sale everywhere. Looks like I will be out of style once again. Love your lovely dress.


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