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Ms. GA keeps a cardboard box on the floor near the sink in her kitchen, and after rinsing cans or flattening the boxes drops recyclables into it.
The other day a box destined to go in recycling fell to the floor before she could flatten it, and Abigail had to investigate.
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 Oatmeal.
oatmeal in the bowl?
be not quick to disparage
grab milk and sugar
Some are quick to compare the taste
to something akin to wallpaper paste
but I don't write off oatmeal.
It's great when the tummy is out of sorts
and gets good grades in the health reports,
i don't thumb my nose at oatmeal.
Like rice, you don't just serve it plain,
it's meant to be a "carrier grain,"
get creative with your oatmeal.
Make it savory or make it sweet,
healthy as breakfast or a treat,
find your own speed with oatmeal.
Don't write it off as just a trend,
for your heart it's a very good friend,
now i'm going to make some oatmeal!
Bon Om Touk -- Cambodia (a/k/a The Water Festival, it is Cambodia's largest party, always held for two days around the time of the full moon in November)
Commemoration Day -- Tunisia
Day of Accord and Reconciliation -- Russia (formerly Great October Socialist Revolution Day, with the date determined by the Gregorian Calendar)
Feast of Blessed John Duns Scotus (the Subtle Doctor, known for merging the views from many philosophies)
Dunce Day -- from the word Dunse, a name for the followers of the philosophy of John Duns Scotus
Feast of Stolen Fire -- find it listed on several sites, but none have any background; maybe celebrate that Prometheus stole fire for us?
International Tongue Twister Day -- internet generated
Job Action Day -- a day for workers and job seekers to put job or career in the forefront, make plans, and take action
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Day -- Tonga(obs.)
National Stress Awareness Week -- UK (International Stress Management Association; through Friday)
October Revolution Day -- Belarus; Kyrgyzstan (also called Days of History and Memory); Transdniestria
Recreation Day -- Tasmania, Australia
Stay Away from Anyone named Honest John Day -- internet generated; no comment
St. Florentius' Day (Patron against gall stones, ruptures)
St. Willibrord's Day (Patron of epileptics; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Utrecht, Netherlands; against convulsions, epilepsy)
Tazaungdaing Lights Festival -- Myanmar (multi-day celebration of the end of the rainy season)
Traffic Director's Day -- Traffic Directors Guild of America (those who are Traffic Managers, Inventory Control Specialists, Revenue Managers, or many other terms in the broadcasting and mobile industries, including radio and TV traffic directors, who always schedule your favorite shows when you just can't watch, and put more and more commercials in when they can; on the Monday nearest the anniversary of the first commercial radio broadcast in Pittsburgh in 1922)
Wish Granting Championships -- Fairy Calendar (Fairies)
The Old Stoughton Musical Society, the oldest choral society in the US, is founded, 1786
Jeremy London, 1972
Keith Lockhart, 1959
Joni Mitchell, 1943
Johnny Rivers, 1942
Barry Newman, 1938
Joan Sutherland, 1926
Al Hirt, 1922
Billy Graham, 1918
Albert Camus, 1913
Dean Jagger, 1903
Leon Trotsky, 1879
Madame Marie Curie, 1867
Captain James Cook, 1728
"America Hurrah"(van Itallie play), 1966
"Face the Nation"(TV), 1954
"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century"(Radio),1932
The Republican Elephant, as drawn by T. Nast in Harper's Weekly, 1874
"The Conscious Lovers"(Steele play), 1722
The Oxford Gazette(first edition), 1665 (Now The London Gazette)
Today in History:
The oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, the Ensisheim Meteorite, strikes around noon in a wheat field near the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France, 1492
Pierre Gassendi observes the transit of Mercury as predicted by Kepler, 1631
Anne Htchinson is banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic, 1637
The first edition of the "London Gazette", the oldest surviving journal, is published, 1665
Lewis and Clark first sight the Pacific Ocean, 1805
The first Thomas Nast cartoon depicting the Republican Party Elephant is published, 1874
Edward Bouchet becomes the first black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale), 1876
Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, 1893
The first air freight shipment is undertaken by the Wright brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse (from Dayton, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio), 1910
Mao Tse Tung proclaims the "Chinese People's Republic", 1931
Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City, 1933
Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city, 1967
Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States, 1989
Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland, 1990
NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor, 1996
U.S. voters in the state of Massachusetts approve a referendum legalizing the use of medical marijuana; Colorado and Washington approve the legalization of recreational use of the drug, 2012
Sierra Leone is declared free of Ebola by the World Health Organization (death toll 4,000), 2015
Extreme smog in Delhi, India, leads Indian Medical Association to declare "a state of medical emergency", 2017
The world's oldest figurative painting of an animal, at least 40,000 years old, is identified in Lubang Jeriji Saléh cave, Borneo, 2018
Queen Elizabeth II confirms that she is no longer buying any clothing that contains real fur, 2019