Monday, October 26, 2020

Now That's Tired (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday


Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at 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!

Red-headed Alec's boy Lee is a rough and tumble, like #1 Son was.  He is always sporting a bruise, scrape or cut, and always tuckering himself out with his shenanigans.  Last week, i received this picture of Lee, so tired he wouldn't even wait for his daddy to finish remaking the bed:

Yes, he loves the cat, and wears it out, too.


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, and anyone is welcome to write a poem.  Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is taking a blog break due to her husband's health issues.   Charlotte/Mother Owl almost always participates, too.  This week the theme is Favorite Potables.                   

The truth, i gotta tell ya, is wine puts me to sleep,

And i can't hold my liquor, so i don't even try.

As for all things soda, with the carbonation in it

Well you know that means the burps are gonna fly.

Yes, i like the juices, the orange, grape and apple,

Pomegranate, mango, and grapefruit sour,

Veggie juices too, like carrot, celery, tomato,

Even beet and kale and spinach, with vitamin power.

Cows milk is great for baby cows, but i'm human,

And vegan and so to nut milks i've befallen.

Coffee more than one blessed cup gives jitters,

So i stick to my favorite, water by the gallon!

Yes, all those other potables have their good points,

But are all too costly for more than just a scrap,

Thus my go to drink for all day sipping

Is just my plain ol' water from the tap.


Today is:

Angam Day -- Nauru ("Day of Fulfillment"; a celebration of overcoming hardships)

Armed Forces Day -- Benin

Day of the Ancients -- Asatru/Pagan Slavic Calendar

Day of Mourning -- Libya

International School Library Day   

Labour Day -- New Zealand

Ludi Victoriae Sullanae -- Roman Empire (celebration of the victories of Lucius Cornelius Sulla, through Nov. 1)

Mule Day -- anniversary of the first importation of donkeys to the US, which George Washington used to breed the first mules in the Americas

National Chicken Fried Steak Day

National Day -- Austria

National Gospel Day -- Cook Islands

National Mincemeat Pie Day

October Bank Holiday -- Ireland

Peniamina Gospel Day -- Niue (celebration of the conversion of the islanders to Christianity)

Pretzel Day

Pumpkin Day -- time to get one for the 31st, if you haven't already

St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki's Day (Patron of soldiers; Thessaloniki, Greece)

     Greek day to broach the wine barrels and taste the new season's wine in honor of this saint

Sts. Lucian and Marcian's Day (Patrons of converts, possessed people)

Toping Wagglegammon -- Fairy Calendar (no human knows what this means, but it sounds intriguing)

Workaholic Stop and Smell Something Day -- internet generated day to encourage workaholics to stop and consider what they might be missing

Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night -- some organizers even have howling parties

Anniversary Today:

Grand opening of the Erie Canal, 1825

Birthdays Today:

Sasha Cohen, 1984

Keith Urban, 1969

Tom Cavanagh, 1968

Natalie Merchant, 1963

Cary Elwes, 1962

Dylon McDermott, 1962

Jeff Probst, 1962

James Pickens, Jr., 1954

Lauren Tewes, 1954

Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1947

Pat Sajak, 1947

Jaclyn Smith, 1947

Ivan Reitman, 1946

Pat Conroy, 1945

Bob Hoskins, 1942

Jackie Coogan, 1914

Mahalia Jackson, 1911

Abby Greene Aldrich Rockefeller, 1874

Joseph Hansom, 1803

Georges Danton, 1759

Domenico Scarlatti, 1685

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"St. Elsewhere"(TV), 1982

Doonesbury(Comic strip), 1970

The Village Voice(newspaper, first issue), 1955

"Mourning Becomes Electra"(Play), 1931

Today in History:

Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth (2.1 million miles and 3.4 million kilometers)--marking the third closest approach of any comet to our planet in recorded history, 1366

First use of lead pencils, 1492

William Penn accepts the area around the the Delaware River from the Duke of York, 1682

The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia, and the Minute Men begin to organize in the colonies, 1774

King George III goes before Parliament to declare the American colonies in rebellion, and authorized a military response to quell the American Revolution, 1775

Benjamin Franklin departs from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution, 1776

The first of the "Federalist Papers" are published, calling for ratification of the US Constitution, 1787

The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created, 1795

Hamilton Smith patents a rotary washing machine, 1858

Soccer football rules are standardized and rugby starts as a separate game, 1863

The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral takes place at Tombstone, Arizona, 1881

First use of a "getaway car" after a robbery in Paris, 1901

The first Soviet (worker's council) formed, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1905

Margaret Sanger arrested for the obscenity of advocating birth control, 1916

The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India, 1947

Mother Teresa founds her Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, 1950

Pan American Airways makes the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 from New York City to Paris, France, 1958

The world sees the far side of the Moon for the first time, in pictures taken earlier in the month by the Soviet Luna 3, 1959

The last natural case of smallpox is discovered in Merca district, Somalia, 1977

"Baby Fae," born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, receives a controversial heart transplant from a baboon, dies of kidney infection 21 days later, 1984

The Charlottetown Accord fails to win majority support in a Canada wide referendum, 1992

Jordan and Israel sign a peace treaty, 1994

Britain's House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain's upper chamber of Parliament, 1999

The water level at Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest water control and utilization project, reaches full capacity, 2010

China blocks the New York Times from searches and social media in response to an investigation into Premier Wen Jiabao, 2012

The World Health Organization classifies processed meat as carcinogenic, 2015

Jacinda Adern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government, 2017


  1. The boy and cat so soundly asleep. A cute sight. I too need my plain water.

  2. Interesting poem. My go to drink is water too, I don't like most juices, only apple juice.

  3. Water is inbdispensable. I could not suppress a smile reading your rhymes. So not-off even when they were looking it. Well done!

  4. Lee and his cat are totally 'xausted - and very cute.
    Water is the drink that I consume most of - but I also like my chai and an occasional glass of wine.
    Loved your poem - and would drink to it.

  5. If you are not one to quit, the quote is very true. Discouragement and failure spur Mom on to do better next time and figure out why failure is occurring. We love that since it applies so well to our sports.

  6. If at first you don't succeed, suck something else instead.

    If at first you don't succeed don't try parachute jumping.

    If at first you don't succeed, give up.

    If at first you don't succeed ... I'll get it right in a minute ... how does the quote end?

    God bless.

  7. Awww those two are adorable. Play till you drop. That goes for the cat too.

    Love the spark and really love the poem. We all have our drink of choice.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  8. I think we're opposites in the potables department, I love coffee, soda, and cocktails. Great poem, I was happy to join you today with one of my own.

  9. Those are sure cute nappers! I enjoyed your Spark too!!!

  10. Aww! how very cute heheh!

    I always enjoy your poems :-)

    Have a cutetastic safe day 😷😷😷

  11. Oh, the drinks that accompany LIFE! And I'm the same. Water is usually my drink of choice!
    Great topic and great poem, Mimi!
    Happy Mule Day!

  12. Darling photo of the tired out kitty and young boy! Your poem is great- we all have our favorite beverages!

  13. the photo is too cute !!!

    and the poem today is great; I'd like to say I drink water from the tap, but in this !!!!! ☺☺

  14. Sweet photos! Great poem, and always great to visit here! I am very far behind. You will see catching up everyday this week. Send me your info at for the postcard exchange. HUGS and LOVE

  15. National Mincemeat Day! Oh, I would so love that.

  16. That photo is precious. Great spark and poem. I drink a lot of water and some coffee, no alcohol, soda, milk or juice.

  17. I am having a weird glitch trying to send you an e mail message. It keeps saying check your network. SO I am going to restart everything and try try again! HUGS to you

  18. I love the photo of Lee, and his furry companion, too. Of course....I'm kinda fond of the name, too! :)

  19. Oh dear, I'm afraid water is way down on my list unless I'm very parched. Tap water varies greatly in taste in the UK and some tastes truly awful. I've gotten used to ours but prefer it boiling hot to cold - I think I'll stick to tea. Good poem, Mimi.

  20. Good grief, I've managed to leave a comment! Happy days!

  21. Such a loving photo with boy and the kitty and great spark ~ Xox

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


Thanks for meandering by and letting me know you were here!