Monday, December 20, 2021

Too Late (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, Music (Poetry Monday)


Awww Monday is hosted by Sandee at Comedy Plus.

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Coda and Lulu were sitting and having a quiet moment, so of course, when i took the camera out to capture it, this happened.


 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 and is sorely missed, we hope she comes back soon.   Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too.  Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun, just let Diane know!

This week the theme is Music.                    


"Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast,

To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak." ~ William Congreve

Music does have charms,

It soothes my savage breast,

Graces all my days,

Accompanies my rest.

Indeed what would we do

When the world's noises impose,

If we could not turn to music

In its comfort to repose?


Today is:

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Day -- marking the debut of the song, think of 50 ways to stay with the one you love, and do one!

BPT Remembrance Day -- try to remember what breakfast was like BPT (before Pop-Tarts)

Cathode Ray Day -- the kinescope (cathode ray tube) was patented by Vladimir Zworykin on this day in 1938

Dot Your I's With Smileys Day -- a great internet generated idea, if you are a 9-year-old girl

Fete des Cafres -- Reunion (Abolition Day)

Go Caroling Day -- if you have the voice for it, enjoy

Icelandic Yuletide Lad of the Day, Bjugnakraekir -- Sausage-pilferer, who will steal any kind of sausage you don't manage to hide from him

International Human Solidarity Day -- UN

Louisiana Purchase Day -- US

Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day -- Macau

Mudd Day -- for Samuel Mudd, the doctor who accidentally treated a disguised John Wilkes Boothe after he assassinated Lincoln; don't hang your head in shame if your name is Mudd!  Today is your day.

National Fried Shrimp Day

National Sangria Day (If you still aren't ready for Christmas, you might need it.)

Old St. Thomas' Eve -- St. Thomas, whose feast is now in July, was formerly on Dec. 21, and the evening before used for prognostication; related observance

     Tammasmass E'en -- Orkney Islands, UK (from tonight until Yule, no work was undertaken or amusements enjoyed after sunset; all alemaking for the Yule celebrations had to be done by this day

Snowflake-Riding Championships -- Fairy Calendar (no Goblins allowed!)

Solstice Eve

St. Dominic of Silos' Day (Patron of captives, pregnant women, prisoners, and shepherds; against hydrophobia, insects, mad dogs, and rabies)

Try to Remember Where You Hid The Christmas Gifts Day -- it's getting close, and you don't want to have to go out at the last minute and buy more; originally sponsored by "Marlar in the Morning," QFL-101 Radio, Rockford, Illinois

Anniversary Today:

Donald Trump weds Marla Maples, 1993

Montgomery Bus Boycott ends, 1956

Birthdays Today:

Jonah Hill, 1983

David Cook, 1982

Billy Bragg, 1957

Jenny Agutter, 1952

Uri Geller, 1946

Peter Criss, 1945

William Julius Wilson, 1935

John Hillerman, 1932

David Levine, 1926

George Roy Hill, 1922

Irene Dunne, 1898

Susanne K. Langer, 1895

Robert Gordon Menzies, 1894

Hazel Virginia Hotchkiss Wightman, 1886

Wesley Branch Rickey, 1881

Harvey Firestone, 1868

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Sunshine Boys"(Play), 1972

"The Dating Game"(TV), 1965

It's a Wonderful Life(Film), 1946

Today in History:

Vespasian enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor, 69

Richard the Lionheart is captured in Vienna, 1192

Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta, 1522

Peter the Great orders the Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1, 1699

The Louisiana Purchase is formally transferred from France to US for $27M, 1803

The international cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls, 1883

North America's longest railway, at 50,000km, the Canadian National Railways, is established, 1919

The first international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Quebec, 1928

The cathode-ray tube is patented by Russian immigrant Vladimir Zworykin, 1938

Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom, 1955

Djibouti and Vietnam join the United Nations, 1977

NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X, 1996

US District Court Judge John E. Jones III rules against mandating the teaching of "intelligent design" in his ruling of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, 2005

Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days, 2007

Intercontinental Exchange purchases the New York Stock Exchange, the largest in the world, for USD $8 billion, 2012

Great Britain agrees to help Syria destroy over 165 tons of chemical weapons; the stockpile includes substances that could be used to make highly toxic nerve agents, 2013

United States Space Force is founded, an armed forces branch dedicated to space warfare, 2019


  1. Much as I like your poem, I am in the minority. I do not need man made music. Bird song is enough. And sometimes too much.

  2. Anything can be music as long as it is pleasing to my ears. Nice words, kind and encouraging words, birds singing, even rustling of leaves. Coda and Lulu in action.

  3. Dearest Mimi,
    Thanking you for hosting,
    I'm wishing you the Merriest Christmas ever
    XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  4. Aww! they are sooo cute together heheh!

    Have a wooftastic Monday 👍

  5. Great fotos of the dogs playing.

    God bless you and yours always.

  6. Love to see the dogs having fun together. Love that b flat button too.

  7. You had a camera and the pups knew it was time to act. Adorable.

    Love the Spark. You made me smile.

    Love the poem and music is a wonderful thing. Not all of it, but much.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  8. Wonderful spark ~ great poem ~ and of course the dogs move when you do so photo image changes ~ Xo

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Great post especially the without music life we be flat button.i think you will find my Aww monday post interestine

  10. Life would definitely B flat without music, especially this time of year. Have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

  11. Love the Bflat button and your two pups are having far too much fun! Happy day to you!

  12. I guess dogs are like cats when the camera comes out. :) Nice poem.

  13. Those sweet pups were just waiting for an excuse to play! Love the musical Spark!

  14. I like your poem and agree life would definitely be flat without music.
    Funny how animals behave when there is a camera about.

  15. I believe Music goes to the soul! That’s why it affects us so profoundly!
    LOVe your poem, Mimi! Beautifully done!


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