Monday, February 7, 2022

New Boy On The Block (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Poetry Monday


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Little Girl and her boyfriend have a new puppy.



 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 Kites.                


Kites kiss the blue skies

A sure sign of spring

Defying gravity

Tugging their strings

Dipping and swirling

Like living things

One of the gifts

The time of year brings


Each year we'd look forward

And anticipate

Whether Easter came early

Or Easter came late

It brought with it something

Special and bright

Each child would be getting

To fly a new kite!

We'd get up so early

Because church came first,

Then drive to see family,

Thrilled, about to burst,

A big family dinner

Then hunting those eggs,

And out to the levee

'Bout run off our legs!

Each child had a kite

And a grown-up assigned

Making sure they got going

Leave no one behind.

It was truly a favorite

Part of the day

We'd enjoy it until

The sun slipped away.

Maybe this year

Though my kids are all grown,

It's time for a kite

One all my own,

When family time's over

If the day's clear and bright

Go over to the field

And there fly a kite.


Today is:

Charles Dickens Day -- read a chapter or two of his work, in honor of his birth

Constitution Day -- Mexico (obs.)

Daniel Boone Escape Day -- he escaped from the Shawnee tribe which had captured him

Feast of Mulk (Dominion) -- Baha'i

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day -- because you have to do it at least once a year

Independence Day -- Grenada(1974)

Marriage Week -- UK (part of the Futureway Trust, and now observed around the world, celebrating the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the heart of family life)     

National Fettucini Alfredo Day

National Hangover Awareness Day -- internet generated and shouldn't it be on Jan.1?

Send a Card to a Friend Day -- wonder which card company created this one

Saint Theodore Stratelates' Day (Patron of soldiers; Brindisi, Italy; for finding lost objects)

Wave All you Fingers at Your Neighbor Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays; wave to your neighbors, let them know you like them

Birthdays Today:

Tina Majorino, 1985

Ashton Kutcher, 1978

Chris Rock, 1965

Garth Brooks, 1962

Eddie Izzard, 1962

James Spader, 1960

Miguel Ferrer, 1954

Hector Babenco, 1946

Pete Postlethwaite, 1945

Gay Talese, 1932

Keefe Brasselle, 1923

Eddie Bracken, 1920

Oscar Brand, 1920

Larry "Buster" Crabbe, 1908

Sinclair Lewis, 1885

James Hubert “Eubie” Blake, 1883

Alfred Adler, 1870

Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867

Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev, 1834

Charles Dickens, 1812

John Deere, 1804

Sir Thomas More, 1478

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"America's Most Wanted"(TV), 1988

"Blazing Saddles"(Film), 1974

"Pinocchio"(Disney animated Film), 1940

"The Cat and the Canary"(Play), 1922

"Kid Auto Races at Venice"(first Charlie Chaplin "Little Tramp" Film), 1914

"Chantecler"(Rostand Play), 1910

"The Deserter"(first ballet performed in US), 1827

"Il Matrimonio Segreto" (Comarosa Opera), 1792

Today in History:

The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir, 1238

Edward of Carnarvon,later Edward II, becomes the first English prince to hold the title Prince of Wales, 1301

The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy, 1497

King Philip II forms an inquistion in South America, 1569

Academie Francaise begins a Dictionary of the French Language, 1639

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri, 1812

The colonial Tasmanian Parliament passes the Electoral Act of 1856, the first piece of legislation anywhere in the world providing for elections by way of a secret ballot, 1856

The Battle at Ingogo, Transvaal: the Boers defeat superior British forces, 1881

The Great Blizzard of 1891 begins, 1891

Émile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse, 1898

Baltimore catches fire; 1500 buildings are destroyed in 80 blocks, 1904

The Mud March, the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), 1907

Charlie Chaplin debuts "The Tramp" in "Kid Auto Races at Venice," 1914

The first wireless message sent from a moving train to a station is received, 1915

Bert Hinkler begins the first solo flight from England to Australia, 1928

Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered, 1979

Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), 1984

The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power, 1990

Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in, 1991

The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union, 1992

Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein, 1999

Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history, 2009

In Europe, ready-meal manufacturer, Findus, withdrew its beef lasagne meals from supermarkets after confirming beef supplied by French manufacturer, Comigel contained horsemeat, 2013

All citrus fruit can be traced to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to a DNA study published in Nature, 2018

Sarah Thomas becomes the first woman to referee a Super Bowl, 2021


  1. Bart is a cutie - and it is definitely time for a kite of your own. Sooooo much fun.

  2. Aww! Congrats to them heheh!

    Have a quotetastic week 👍

  3. I like your poems, even though for me kite flying is an autumn thing. A kite of your own sounds great, and I migth try to sneak it in as a part of our Easter celebrations ;)
    Thanks for your always enlightening lists

  4. You know, Dearie, I loose myself reading such a post of yours, thank you for your effort!
    Wishing you a wonderful new week
    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  5. Awww....Bart is so cute! Great poem and I love this song and movie.

  6. The new puppy looks like a Bart, good name choice. Great quote about the kites. Very true.

  7. Omgosh. Bart is adorable! I keep saying I'll find another pup for me but I still miss my lit'l Luci so much and getting another pup almost feels like a betrayal to her.

  8. There's nothing quite so freeing as running around chasing the wind with a kite. It's been years, maybe it's time for me to buy one too.

  9. Oh what a cute little dog. I would love to have a dog like that but my wife told me that it's either her or the dog. I guess you figured out who stayed? LOL

    Cruisin Paul

  10. Awww, what a little cutie pie. A bundle of love and mischief right there.

    Love your poems. And your Spark is spot on.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  11. Bart is a definite ~ Awww ~ sweet puppy ~ Xo

    Wishing you happiness in your day,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Cute puppy. Nice spark and poem. A kite for Easter is a great idea. I may do that for my great nieces.

  13. What a Happy post to start off the week- Bart is certainly a cute pup, love your kite poems and the Spark is perfect with your poems too!! Have a great week!

  14. wavez two ewe bart N welcome ta blog land !!!! ☺☺♥♥

    N de gurl sayz happee birthday mizz wilder; yur bookz bee awesum ☺☺

  15. That puppy is a cutie!!!
    Wonderful poems, Mimi! I love that Easter tradition!
    It may help run off a bit of our Easter Feast!

  16. Bart is a cutie! That was a nice Spark and a good poem too.

  17. Flying kites were a joy! Whens the fields were harvested, we ran and flew kites until we were exhausted/

  18. Puppy! :) :)
    I like your poem and I like kites. I've never been able to fly one though, so I sometimes try to get out to the beach for the annual kite festival. I've forgotten exactly when it is though so I'll have to look to up.

  19. Most Funny memes I like it some are available on our insta as well

  20. That pup has wrinkles before it's time, if you ask me. :D I was never a good kite flyer but I sure do like seeing them sail through the air. Nice poem!


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