Monday, May 2, 2022

Where's Waldo? (Awww Monday), Inspiring Quote of the Week, and Watch Out! (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!

A few days ago, Sweetie and i saw a dog wandering in our yard.  It had a tag but wouldn't hold still, so i snapped a picture and barely made out the name Waldo and two phone numbers.  Calling the first, i asked the nice lady on the other end if she'd lost a dog.

"No," she said, "I haven't...wait!  The fence is open!  Yes!"

She was my neighbor two doors down, so she came and got him.  If Waldo manages to roam again, i'll know where to bring him.  Trying to get a picture turned out like this.

As i said, he's cute but he doesn't hold still!


Sparks is the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, who wanted us to post something positive and uplifting at the start of the week.  While she no longer blogs, i like to post 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 semi-break and her poetry 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 Babies.                         

A baby is a wonderful way

To start a brand-new life.

Just look around the world,

With examples it is rife.

They start so small and tender,

You can't help but get fond,

They squirm and coo and smile,

Makes it easier to bond.

Be careful with that little, though,

It's not just the choochy cheeks,

Here's a fair warning for you,

That little baby leaks!


Today is:

Anniversary of the 3rd Druk Gyalpo -- Bhutan

Baby Day -- birth anniversary of Dr. Spock

Brothers and Sisters Day/Sibling Appreciation Day -- an internet generated holiday, not to be confused with National Siblings Day on April 10 each year

Community Day -- M, Spain

Day of Osiris going forth from his mountain -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Eid al Fitr -- Islam (celebration of the end of Ramadan; begins at sundown, and runs through sundown on the 5th, but local dates and official government observances may vary)

Flag Day -- Poland

Holiday of the Region of Madrid -- Madrid, Spain

International Scurvy Awareness Day -- because yes, some people do still get this disease of Vitamin C deficiency 

King James Bible Day -- marking the publication in 1611 of the King James Version of the Bible

Melanoma Monday -- learn how to check yourself for skin cancer, and how to get someone else to check your back, the most common spot for melanoma 

National Education Day -- Indonesia

National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day 2022 -- US (you are only obligated to celebrate this if you love meetings, love to plan meetings, or have a meeting planner in your organization to humor)

National Play Your Ukulele Day -- just because it's fun!

National Truffles Day

Roberts Rules of Order Day -- birth anniversary of Henry M. Robert, author of the standard parliamentary guide Robert's Rules of Order

Rowdy Friends Day -- go look up the ones you haven't seen in a while

School Bus Driver Appreciation Day -- US

St. Athanasius the Great's Day

St. Zoe's Day

Teacher's Day -- Bhutan; Iran

Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Hughes, 1985

Jenna Von Oy, 1977

David Beckham, 1975

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972

Elizabeth Berridge, 1962

Christine Baranski, 1952

Larry Gatlin, 1949

Lesley Gore, 1946

David Suchet, 1946

Bianca Jagger, 1945

Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936

Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925

Theodore Bikel, 1924

Satyajit Ray, 1921

Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903

Baron Von Richthofen, 1892

Hedda Hopper, 1885

Henry M. Robert, 1837

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sunday in the Park with George"(Musical), 1984

"Peter and the Wolf"(Prokofiev Op. 67), 1936

"The Jack Benny Program"(Radio), 1932

Good Housekeeping(Magazine), 1885

"La Bottega del Caffe/The Coffee Shop"(Play), 1750

Authorized King James Version of the Bible(Publication date, by printer Robert Barker), 1611

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536

John Knox returns from exile to Scotland  to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559

Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568

King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670

William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780

Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829

Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao, 1866

Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885

Cree and Assiniboine warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885

The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium, 1885

Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887

General Motors  acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918

Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938

The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952

Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955

The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969

The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986

The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy, 1998

President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military, 2000

Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless, 2008

Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them, 2013

New research published in the journal "Plos One" shows plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in a study on corn, 2018 

For the first time, a drone delivers a kidney for transplant, to a hospital in Baltimore, MD, US, 2019

Second-only sketch known of Leonardo da Vinci (from Queen Elizabeth's collection) is revealed on the 500th anniversary of the artist's death, 2019

A clean-up on Mt Everest ends, having removed three metric tons (6,613 pounds) of rubbish and four bodies in just two weeks, 2019

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelandic actor who played Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in Game of Thrones, sets a world deadlifting record, lifting 501kg (1,104lb), 2020


  1. Waldo is indeed a cutie - and I am still smiling at your poem. Thank you.

  2. He's certainly a beautiful dog.

    God bless.

  3. Sounds like you have an escape artist in your neighborhood.

  4. I'm glad you rescued Waldo. I hate it when they get out.

    Love the Spark. So very true.

    Love your take on babies. I laughed out loud with the last line. They sure do.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

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

  5. The leaking part is true especially a boy. Look out, there he blows.LOL Have a cute day Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. I agree he is cute LQQKS like you had trouble getting him to pose hehe!

    Have a wooftastic Monday 👍

  7. Oh the 'little wiggle worm' is a cutie ~ great spark too ~ so true ~

    Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. Hahahaha! I have yet to get a good picture of my Pandy. I get set up and she moves!
    That meme is adorable!
    And your poem is perfect. And very, very accurate!

  9. waldo we iz happee ewe getted finded and getted home wear ewe knead ta bee !! whoa :)

  10. Glad you found Waldo's owner. The quote is so true and the poem is cute. XO

  11. That's a beautiful Spark. Thanks for finding Waldo!

  12. Waldo the Wanderer is quite the mover! Your spark is so true! And your poem says it all! have a lovely week! Big hugs!

  13. Seems Waldo is appropriately named. Thanks for the poem, it made me smile.

  14. great poem! Babies do leak, a lot, and sometimes at both ends, but we love them anyway.

  15. Great poem! Maybe Waldo is a member of the Witness Protection Program and does not want his photo taken. He looks sweet.


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