Monday, March 30, 2020

Dog Tired (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Write It! (Poetry Monday)


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Lulu gets worn out every time i go to Grandma and Grandpa’s house.  She loves the excitement of a visitor, and runs until she doesn’t any more:


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



Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border She and Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey take turns providing a theme each week.   Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too.  This week the theme is Writing.         

Writing is a hobby,
Writing is such fun,
That writing makes me happy
Can be seen by anyone.

But something else is true,
That also you can see,
No, i can’t live without reading,
It means even more to me!

Please writers, keep on writing,
Please just churn it out,
And i will keep on reading,
Upon that you can count!


Today is:

Check for Change in Every Coin Return You Pass Day -- because someone has a sense of humor and put it on the internet

Culture and Traditions Day -- Micronesia

Doctors Day -- US (begun by Eudora Almond in 1933 because she thought her husband, Dr. Charles B. Almond, deserved recognition for his hard work; for ideas on how to thank your doctor)

Fairies of the First Wand Reunion Dinner -- Fairy Calendar

Feast of Janus and Concordia -- Ancient Roman Calendar

Festival of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (cat goddess; date approximate)

Festival of Reality Fabrication  -- internet holiday to celebrate your imagination

Festival of Salus -- Ancient Roman Calendar (god of health)

Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day -- remember how good you have it; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

I am in Control Day -- remember Alexander Haig's words on this date in 1981? well today, if you find the phones won't stop ringing, the kids got into the glue again, the coffee maker is on the fritz, and somebody dyed the poodle purple, stand up and declare that you are in control!

Land Day Commemoration -- West Bank/Palestinian remembrance

Limited Liability Day -- because no one can be responsible for everything

Mule Day Celebrations -- Columbia, TN, US (the "mule capital of the world" has mule shows, entertainment, dancing and music, food, and fun; the Wagon Train starts today, and the festivities go through Sunday)

Pencil Day -- the pencil with an eraser top was patented this day in 1858 by Hyman Lipman

Runic Half-Month Ewhas (Horse) begins

Seward's Day -- Alaska, US

Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day -- Trinidad and Tobago

St. Leonard Murialdo's Day (Patron of apprentices)

Take a Walk in the Park Day -- begun by someone who wanted to get out of the office

Turkey Neck Soup Day

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day -- US (information here

Birthdays Today:

Scott Moffatt, 1983
Jason Dohring, 1982
Norah Jones, 1979
Matt Doran, 1976
Mark Consuelos, 1971
Celine Dion, 1968
Ian Ziering, 1964
Tracy Chapman, 1964
M.C. Hammer, 1962
Paul Reiser, 1957
Robbie Cotrane, 1950
Eric Clapton, 1945
Astrud Gilberto, 1940
Warren Beatty, 1937
John Astin, 1930
Rolf Harris, 1930
Peter Marshall, 1930
Richard Dysart, 1929
Peter Marshall, 1927
Frankie Laine, 1913
Sean O'casey, 1880
Anna Sewell, 1820
Vincent Van Gogh, 1853
Francisco Jose De Goya, 1749

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Agnes of God"(Play), 1982
"Applause"(Musical), 1970
"Jeopardy"(TV), 1964
"Verkaufte Braut/The Bartered Bride"(Comic opera), 1866

Today in History:

The first recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, BC240
Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple, 1422
Henry VIII divorces Catherine of Aragon, 1533
British and coalition forces march into Paris after the defeat of Napoleon, 1814
Dr. Crawford Long of Georgia, US, performs the first operation with anesthesia (ether), 1842
A pencil with attached eraser is patented by Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia, 1858
Alaska is purchased from Russia by US Secretary of State William Seward, for $7,200,000 (about 2 cents per acre), 1867
Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, 1932
Einstein announces his revised unified field theory, 1953
The Yonge Street Line, the first subway in Canada, opens in Toronto, 1954
President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr., 1981
The oldest copy of Codex Holmiensis, dating from 1280, is returned to Denmark from Sweden after 300 years, and 45,000 Inca artifacts are returned to Peru's Machu Picchu after spending 100 years at Yale University, 2011
North Carolina repeals its controversial bathroom law that restricted transgender use, 2017
Pope Francis arrives in Rabat, Morocco, on his first-ever visit to the Magreb region of Northern Africa, 2019


  1. Lulu definitely provoked an awwww from me.
    And yes, writers are my heroes, so I really, really liked your poem.

  2. I prefer reading to writing, but there seems to be not enough hours in the day to get any reading done lately.

  3. I love that meme...that saying. More people should heed it.

    Take care. :)

  4. I like both reading and writing...and binge watching series, and watching home! :)

    I love your poem.

  5. Mimi,

    I like reading and writing, mainly blog content. I don't have the attention span to devote to a book anymore. I blame my kids. It's about time this mom blames it on the kids instead of the other way around, right? lol Good grief,right? Anywho, I've been dog tired lately and I'm not a dog. I see you got hit with the anonymous commenter, expelling hatred for baby boomers. I'm pretty sure this is spambot. I got it, too. But, instead of approving it I deleted it because there's no sense of paying attention to that junk and even if it isn't then there's no reason to have negative vibes by a no name commenter on your site, right? Have a good week. Be safe and well, dear friend! xx

  6. The pup looks pooped, but happy! Great quote. We always try to remember that no matter how bad things seem, there are a lot of folks worse off than we are. Be grateful for what one has.

  7. Inspiring quote. Thanx Mimi.

    God bless.

  8. Perfect poem.....without readers where would writers be?

  9. That's a terrific Spark and a might zonked Lulu!

  10. Lulu sure did wear herself out. So adorable.

    Love the Spark.

    The poem is perfect. I agree.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  11. Writing blog is one way to keep me occupied. Enjoy your week. Keep safe and stay strong.

  12. So true. The good things are always forgotten. We must remember. You do a very good job of that with this blog!

  13. I love that poem, please all writers keep on writing!

  14. Aww @ Lulu heheh!

    That quote is so true

    Have a tanfasticatedly safe day :-)

  15. I agree with your poem - where would we be without writers writing!

  16. Lulu is a cutie. Great spark and poem!

  17. That's great that you can stop by for them. So many elderly people can not receive visiters.

  18. Writing is one gift has given me. It enriches me.

  19. LuLu ~ great photo and I agree ~ it is all very tiresome ~ Perfect quote ~ thanks ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  20. I will keep on writing. If you will, too! :)
    And now I want to dye a poodle purple...


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