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While i'd planned to use these a while back, i couldn't find where i had, so if anyone recognizes them, sorry for the repeat. Ruth(less) is an amazing acrobat, and every time she does this her mama says, "Girl, you're stressing me out!"
|Yes, this is at the top of those steep stairs.|
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 Bats and/or More Herbs, Less Salt (and i had to do both).
They say that everybody
wants to be a cat,
well i am also partial
to the marvelous bat.
The only flying mammal,
some are pollinators, too,
the biggest, flying foxes,
are often found at the zoo.
Insectivore bats will eat
their weight in mosquitoes at night,
if you don't think that's useful,
something with you's not right!
Yes, i like our bat friends,
they do give me a thrill,
so if you see them flying,
don't panic, watch and chill!
In my family there's a gift
and it's not a happy lift
it's the gift that you get when over fifty.
It comes with bad effect
that you wish you could reject,
'cause getting high blood pressure isn't nifty.
You must keep it in mind,
because if you don't you find
you get lots of bad stuff that will assault,
you sometimes feel quite dizzy,
headaches put you in a tizzy,
you find that sadly sodium's at fault.
Now you have to limit intake
as you cook and stir and bake
and as you concoct you wonder what to do.
You don't want to give up flavor
because that is what you savor
so you realize that herbs can see you through.
Time to pass on the salt shaker
and since you are the maker
of the meals you cook and only you to please,
you have to learn facility
and develop the ability
to use more herbs your taste buds all to tease.
You'll develop new facility
with herb mixing ability,
adobo seasoning to zedoary all exploring.
As you work to fix each dinner
you'll pick losers and pick winners,
and you'll find that your new meals are never boring!
According to Hoyle Day -- death anniversary of Edmond Hoyle
Araw ng mga Bayahi -- Philippines (National Heroes' Day)
August / Summer Bank Holiday -- UK
Be Kind to Humankind Week: Motorist Consideration Monday
Birthday of Hathor -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)
Chop Suey Day
Day of Loose Talk -- Fairy Calendar
Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Patron of baptism, bird dealers, converts, convulsive children, cutters, epileptics, farmers, French Canadians, lambs, monastic life, motorways, printers, tailors; over 70 cities and countries around the world; against convulsions, epilepsy, hail and hailstorms, spasms)
Head Day -- Iceland (a weather omen day; whatever today's weather, it will stay the same for at least 3 weeks)
Individual Rights Day -- on the birth anniversary of John Locke, the first philosopher to argue that a human being has basic rights based on his status as a sovereign human being, and that people are not slaves of their government, but their human rights should be protected by government
International Day Against Nuclear Testing -- UN
Judgment Day -- according to "The Terminator"
Lemon Juice Day
Liberation Day -- Hong Kong (from Japan in 1945; no longer an official holiday, but still acknowledged by many)
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day -- US (by presidential proclamation in 1991)
Runic Half-Month Rad begins (Motion)
Slovak National Uprising Anniversary -- Slovakia
St. Medericus' Day (also called Saint-Merri or St. Merry, acclaimed as the Patron of the Right Bank of the Seine River in Paris)
Lea Michele, 1986
Rebecca De Mornay, 1962
Mark Morris, 1956
Michael Jackson, 1958
`Richard Gere, 1949
Robin Leach, 1941
William Friedkin, 1939
Elliot Gould, 1938
John McCain, 1936
Richard Attenborough, 1923
Charlie "Bird" Parker, 1920
Isabel Sanford, 1917
Ingrid Bergman, 1915
Preston Sturges, 1898
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 1809
John Locke, 1632
Today in History
Era of Diocletian (Martyrs), the last major time of persecution for the early Christian churches, begins with Gen. Gaius Aurelius V Diocletianus Jovius becoming emperor of Rome, 284
Japan mints its first copper coins, 708
The last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa, is executed by order of Francisco Pizarro, 1533
The first Indian "reservation" is formed by the New Jersey Legislature, 1758
Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction, 1831
The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire, 1833
Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War, 1842
The first motorcycle is patented in Germany by Gottlieb Daimler, 1885
The chef of a visiting Chinese Ambassador invents "chop suey" in NYC, 1896
The Goodyear tire company is founded, 1898
The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers, 1907
Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California, 1911
The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, 1949
Speedy Gonzales makes his debut, 1953
The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, 1966
Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party, 1991
Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast, 2005
Sumatra's Sinabung volcano erupts for the first time in 400 years, killing one and causing Indonesia to evacuate thousands of people, 2010
London holds the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Summer Paralympics, 2012
Austrian researchers announce they successfully grew 'cerebral organoids' or mini-brains, containing several distinct regions of the brain; the mini-brains will help scientists understand how brains develop, and what causes schizophrenia and autism, 2013
Hurricane Harvey sets a rainfall record of 51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou the most ever from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service, 2017
John McCain lies in state in the rotunda of the Arizona State Capitol Building in Phoenix, only the third person ever to do so, 2018
Hurricane Ida makes landfall as a Category 4 storm near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, 2021