Monday, January 4, 2021

Hiding (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Ode to Spaghetti (Poetry Monday)


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Little Bit, Ms. PA's cat that she adopted from the shelter, says, "If I can't see you, you can't see me!"

She has her face under the blanket!


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 Jenny at Procrastinating Donkey is on a blog break because of her husband's health.   Charlotte/Mother Owl always participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in, too.  Spike's Best Mate often leaves a wonderful poem in the comments on one of our blogs.

This week the theme is Spaghetti.                        

S is for my children's favorite supper

P is pasta shapes that we adore

A means it's always reliable

G is good and fills teens up for sure

H is handy always in the pantry

E for easy even when you're poor

T terrific time and time again

T for tasty, everyone wants more

I is incredible invention

Put it all together, it's SPAGHETTI,

The meal that gets everyone in the door!

It's not a perfect rhyme scheme, but it's what i got right now, and as noted below, today Is National Spaghetti Day!  Go boil some pasta, simmer some tomatoes and garlic and other goodness together and have a great meal tonight.


Today is:

Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression -- Angola

Day To Mourn Racism -- anniversary of the day ethnic discrimination was outlawed worldwide in 1969

Dimpled Chad Day -- if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st US-born Saint; Patron of Apostleship of the Sea, people ridiculed for their piety, widows; Shreveport, LA; against in-law problems, the death of children, the death of parents)

Festival of Fufluns -- Etruscan (god of wine, also of spring and rebirth; date approximate)

Get Out Your Boxer Shorts Day -- internet generated, and why, i do not know

Handsel Monday -- Scotland (traditionally a day to exchange small tokens of good luck with friends and neighbors; celebrated in rural areas on the Monday after Jan. 12, where they did not want to deviate from the OS/Julian Calendar)

Independence Day -- Myanmar(1948)

Martyrs' Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

National Spaghetti Day

Ogoni Day -- Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People of the Niger River

Pop Music Chart Day -- Billboard magazine published the first one today in 1936

St. Pharaildis' Day (Patron of difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows; Bruay, France; Ghent, Belgium; against childhood diseases)

"Thank G-d It's Monday" Day

Trivia Day -- celebration of those who have a doctorate in uselessology, sponsored by PunsCorp

World Braille Day -- birth anniversary of Louis Braille

World Hypnotism Day -- to remove myth and misconception, and promote the truths and benefits of hypnotism 

Anniversaries Today:

Utah becomes the 45th US state, 1896

Birthdays Today:

Julia Ormond, 1965

Dave Roley, 1962

Michael Stipe, 1960

Matt Frewer, 1958

Ann Magnuson, 1956

Grace Bumbry, 1937

Dyan Cannon, 1937

Floyd Patterson, 1935

Don Shula, 1930

Barbara Rush, 1927

Jesse White, 1917

Jane Wyman, 1914

Sterling Holloway, 1905

Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, 1838

Louis Braille, 1809

Jakob Grimm, 1785

Benjamin Rush, 1746

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Night Court"(TV), 1984

"Blondie"(TV), 1957

The Pop Music Charts in Billboard Magazine, 1936

"Academic Festival Overture"(Johannes Brahms Op. 80), 1881

Today in History:

Titus Labienus is defeated by Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina, BC 46

Columbus leaves the "New World" on return from his first voyage, 1493

Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew", 1570

Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire, 1698

Andre Méchain discovers M80, the globular cluster in Scorpio, 1781

Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government, 1847

4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY, 1863

The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City, 1865

Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule, 1878

The last known sighting of an eastern cougar, in Ontario, 1884

Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs the first appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22), 1885

Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF); his itinerary accounts "DISTANCE ACTUALLY WHEELED, ABOUT 13,500 MILES", 1887

The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter, 1912

The first elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho, 1915

Sputnik 1 reenters the atmosphere and burns up, 1958

Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, 1959

Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, 1972

Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint, 1975

Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC, 2004

The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history, 2007

The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened, 2010

Eleven-year-old Kathryn Gray, of Canada, becomes the youngest person in the world to discover a supernova, 2011

The world's largest ever blue star sapphire at 1404.49 carats, found in a Sri Lankan mine in August 2015, is finally certified by Colombo's Gemology Institute, 2016


  1. LOL Hide and seek they love it don't they :-)

    Have a safetastic Monday 😷😷😷

  2. What a silly furbaby - MOL! I love that spark, too true. Spaghetti is our go-to meal, easy, cheap and yummy comfort food!

  3. I like this kind of verse. I almost forgot them, thanks for reminding me in good style.
    And I don't know if the problem is in your end or mine. Now, finally at a quarter to 7 pm. my time (I think this equals 12.45 pm in your time) your blog has finally updated on your blog only, but not in my sidebar. Strange things happen in cyberspace.

    1. obviously not as can be seen from the time stamp 6.43 pm my time is 11.43 am your time. Confused I am.

  4. Thanks I was wondering what I could make! Cheers and a big THANK YOU! xoxo

  5. Blessed blogger ate my last comment. I hope it relents this time.
    Like Charlotte (MotherOwl) this post was hidden from me until this morning. Sigh.
    Love the hideaway kitty, and your poem.

  6. Little Bit is adorable and I love that name. I miss our Little Bit. Okay, cats do believe that if they can't see you we can't see them. Works for us.

    Love what you did with Spaghetti. Well done.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug. ♥

  7. Great spaghetti poem, I could relate to every line!

  8. I had a beau who did the same sort of thing, taking off his glasses whenever he felt under scrutiny...

  9. I don't know anyone who doesn't like a plate of spaghetti - my favourite is spag carbonara. I like the poem. I must try that format sometimes.

  10. That's some good hiding Little Bit! Hey, Spaghetti works here just about any old time, yum!

  11. Cute kitty shot. Great spark and poem. I love spaghetti.

  12. Marv and Kozmo are the same way! If they can't see you, you can't see them. I LOVE the spark!
    Purrs Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo and Barb

  13. I think I overdid my spaghetti days, I haven't wanted any for months now.

  14. Sooo cute Kitty! Reminds me of playing hide and seek with toddlers! :)
    That poem is perfect! Good enough that now I want to come in the door...

  15. Oh Little Bit ~ you are a sweetie ~ Love spaghetti!

    Moment by moment ....

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


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