On Happy-Feet Monday

We had fantastic weather this past weekend … all in advance to what appears to be a rainy week ahead. Tell us about your weekend.

Our weekend included ballroom time, exploring some new trails and sights. and playing handbells at the dedication service of our church’s new sanctuary. I was able to play through the elbow problems as I used some creative problem solving to reduce the stress on the elbow ligaments.

Life: The Musical – Act 3 is on the docket this week with the curtain rising on Wednesday at 9:30 PM (US Eastern). This week’s also has a twist. Song titles must include a first name .. but first names can only be used once.

Celebrations for your week

  • (Week) Scoop the Poop Week, Air Quality Awareness Week, Tattoo Week, Forest Week, Lingerie Week, Intergenerational Week, TV Turn-off Week, Volunteer Week, Consumer Protection Week, Playground Safety Week, Big Brothers/Sisters Appreciation Week
  • (Mon)Β Biological Clock Day, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Blueberry Pie Day
  • (Tues) Dance Day, Peace Rose Day, Wish Day, Zipper Day, Shrimp Scampi Day, Gnocchi Day
  • (Wed) Mr. Potato Head Day, Bugs Bunny Day, Jazz Day, Animal Advocacy Day, Honesty Day, Spank Out Day, Oatmeal Cookies Day, Raisin Day, Hairball Awareness Day, Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, Walpurgis Night
  • (Thurs) May Day, Batman Day, Global Love Day, Law Day, Lei Day, Loyalty Day, Bubba Day, Mother Goose Day, Day of Reason, Stepmothers Day, New Homeowners Day, Beltane, Chocolate Parfait Day

Because last Friday was Penguin Day while this Tuesday is Dance Day, seems logical that I should start your week with dancing penguins. Enjoy … and have a great week.

73 thoughts on “On Happy-Feet Monday

  1. Ballroom dancing you mean?

    Gnocchi day… wait, there’s a day to celebrate chalky little mouth-roof sticking confections but not a day to celebrate well, like, other things? Gnocchi? I don’t even know what country those came from (Polish maybe?), but ugh. I think I’ll stick to Batman Day. I just watched the animated version of the Dark Knight Returns. It was awesome. Not as awesome as the seminar comics, but awesome all the same.


    • Trent,
      Yep … we ballroom dance for pleasure … no performing … no competitions, just fun.

      I love gnocchi. Today we associate them with Italian, but in my research, I found a source that tied them to the Middle East WAY BACK in time … but the Romans played an important role in spreading the goodness.


    • Carrie,
      I looked for a recording of but couldn’t find one that I liked. “Gather Us In” is a popular hymn and we had a flute join us. I limited the swinging by flicking the clapper, which is OK with the lower notes.


  2. Two requests this week, aFA, I’d like Monday’s Peace Rose Day because our Portland volunteer group worked on the rose beds this Saturday last , and mulched an adjacent park block that houses a wonderful statue of Abraham Lincoln.
    Second pick: Thursday’s May Day since I’ll be in England celebrating birthdays (even my own) with friends. I’ll be gone a fortnight, aFA, but will think of you and Mrs. aFA while embracing my English friends with cups of flat white, afternoon scones slathered with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Carry on…


  3. Great to hear that you played handbells [I am curious about the creative problem solving!].
    Lots of things to celebrate this week!
    This time we beat you to the rain! It’s been raining most of the weekend and -with a small sunny break this morning- it looks like it’s going to be another couple of rainy days!
    Beautiful April showers…
    Happy new week, my friend. πŸ™‚
    PS: New Moon and Annular Solar Eclipse tomorrow.


  4. We got out for some walks in the nicer weather. Then, Sunday pm, storms came thru with 2.3″ of rain and 50 mph winds. We’ve finished with them and have sent them to the east for your enjoyment.


  5. It was a nice weekend here, Frank. Warm weather on Saturday which allowed for some timely garden time. The raised bed vegetable garden is now ready for planting. We also made a fabulous home-made pizza last night – roasted cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and an arugula pesto made with some volunteer arugula that I discovered while cleaning out the garden. Delicious!


  6. Penguins are awesome.

    My weekend was pretty quiet. I’m still sleeping around….in my house, our waterbed has yet to be refilled, so finding a place to sleep is a challenge if I want to be comfortable. On a good note, the eldest is painting our room, so hopefully it will be finished by the end of the week (she paints after working all day) and I will not have to sleep around in my own house.


  7. A great video to capture Penguin & Dance days! πŸ™‚
    The weather was ok here. Yesterday was too windy to enjoy. And – wearing a dress (dressed up for church – a friend’s son’s communion) was quite a challenge.
    We’re in a rain zone this week too. But – better rain than sn*w… πŸ™‚


  8. Okay, this may sound silly, but every time I read one of your weather updates, I remember I need to call home and check on my mother. I know–WEIRD. But glad you had some sunshine.

    In these days when anyone can pretty much be named ANYTHING, this should make for an interesting challenge. LOL

    Hugs from Ecuador,


  9. aww, so sweet the penguin dance video, Frank. πŸ™‚ hope your elbow gets back into shape…but, wait, maybe it’s keeping your creative mind active and that’s a good thing. seriously? hairball awareness day? eww. πŸ™‚ have a wonderful week, Frank!


  10. Wow, my favorite animate movies – and I love Riverdance. I’m glad you are keeping those dancing shoes busy at the weekend. So envy! Tomorrow we are going to demonstrate – tomorrow is’t the workers day over here. We can demonstrate about anything we like … just join the parade. *smile – what would I demonstrate about??? That there isn’t enough interesting and nice available men around.


  11. Don’t you just Love Happy Feet… Glad you had a good weekend, it was mild here and the Sun shone on and off.. So can not grumble… πŸ™‚ I envy you your Ballroom time.. I so miss Strictly Dancing … Saturday nights are just not the same LOL…. But I did get to do a little dancing last night.. All be it a slow waltz.. As I got treated to an evening meal out.. πŸ™‚ Very nice.. πŸ™‚

    So—–Keeeeeeeep…… Dancing! πŸ˜€


  12. Late again to read this. The bad news is I missed chocolate parfait day. The good news is I also missed Scoop the Poop Week (of course, until I get a puppy that chore isn’t too extreme)! Hope you had a nice week Frank. Thanks for the penguins.


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