Friday, December 02, 2016

Happy Friday and day of service 2


Greetings all!!  Today is the second day of service...and this one honors parents.  Have you spoken to your parents lately?  Since mine are all dead, can't really do that, but I can honor my mother-in-law, who is awesome -- and perhaps my step mom, check in on her, though I'm recovering from a cold, I don't know if she'd want me to come cough on her in person...lol  I might have to just call.

Well, in order to celebrate life, let's look at a couple of things.

first - it's National Mutt DayI like that...though it's sad there has to be such a thing.  Mutts are the best dogs!  They don't have all the quirks that some of the breeded dogs do, lol.  Anyway.  We have a couple - we like them.    Here's a spot from Studio C and dogs...  


 

And - it's Special Education Day!  Since I work for special education, I figured this was a special day to commemorate.  If you know someone who works in special education, they do a lot of hard work!  Give them a pat on the back next time you see them -- I promise they'll need it.  :)


And just to be on the healthy side, today is Eat a Red Apple Day.  I'm not a big apple fan unless it's sliced, lol.  But I love applesause!  Do you like red apples?

Yesterday was National Pie day...and tomorrow - lest you forget - is National Fritter Day!!  I wonder who thought fritters up?  I thought I'd look it up real quick, and it's a mixed bag.  The early colonists used to do apple slices and dip them in batter and fry them.  I don't know where it came to what we have today - large fruit and dough fried and slathered with sugar.  ...
oh well, to each their own. 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Christmas Day of Service 1

Well...I had so many plans for today - and then I got sick.  I tell ya...sometimes your body has it in for you, know what I mean?  At least it waited till I got Nano out of the way...

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, the church has this great program starting today...  Christmas Light of the World - 25 days of service.

I had hoped to do something amazing, and it's not going to happen.  But at least I can share it with the world - well, the small part of the world that reads my posts once in a while, lol.

https://www.mormon.org/christmas/in-25-ways-over-25-days/jesus-lifted-others-burdens

I hope you are able to lift someone's burden today and make it lighter. For those living in Tennessee, perhaps you can help those who have lost their homes in the fires.

For those in Utah, perhaps you can help the homeless feel warmer in someway.

Whatever your situation, it's time to honor the Savior by helping others.  It's what he would love for you to do.

What's your plan for today?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It's Wednesday...and baby it's cold outside!

But it's also gorgeous.  I can't believe it's the end of the month already.  :)

But we leave behind thankfullness and head onto precursor to all the commercial insanity.  I thought we could take a moment to be grateful for all that has gone on...especially to add the thought for today --

Stay Home Because You're Well Day!!  Did you know that was a thing?  I wonder if we could convince our supervisors, lol.

It's also National Mousse Day - which is my hubby's favorite thing.  What's your favorite flavor?  Have you ever tried the lemon?  MMmmmmm 




Anyway - hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and enjoyed time with family.  Now we get to look forward to the craziness that used to be Christmas, lol.  I think the focus has gotten too much on the whole buying thing.  But that's probably the scrooge in me.  😊

To help get you in the holiday mood, here's a clip from one of our favorite holiday movies.  Got to love Michael Caine!



have a great day!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Welcome to Cold Friday...

Personally, I love this time of year.  It's cold enough to wear warmer clothes and not melt...the air is crisp and the leaves are gorgeous and especially when it snows!!  I love snow.  Now if we could just have another storm...

Anyway - It's also FRIDAY!  For some reason that always brings joy to my heart, even when it's not that big of a deal - like nothing going on.  But that is the best reason this weekend...we finally don't have anything big we have to go to!  We can work on our projects at home.  :)   I'm sure my sons will not be excited, lol.

It's kind of scary to realize that next week is Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner.  I'm a grandma and I'm totally NOT prepared!!  ARGH. It's okay...we just stay calm and keep shopping, right?

Well..there's just a couple of fun things I want to point out for today...

Mickey Mouse Day - 

For those of my friends who love everything Disney and Mickey, it's Mickey Mouse Day!  I figured the one with him holding pumpkin pie was the best, since Thanksgiving is next week.  :)
 

 
National Apple Cider Day -
That's always good - I love warm apple cider on a cold day.  So, when work is over, go home and warm up some apple cider, grab a doughnut and wrap up in a blanket in front of the fireplace.  Life is good.

just to be on the totally not related side...I just heard of a group yesterday that is totally awesome.  I'm probably behind the rest of you, but have you heard of Home Free?  They are an a capella group and wow...  here's one of my favorite songs:



aren't they great?  sigh.

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Celebrate Life and Nano!


Celebrate life because how can you not?  It's a glorious day!  I love warm fall weather where it's still cool and yet, not bone chilling.  Ya know...winter.  But I love winter better than summer, so I'm not complaining!  We're supposed to get some snow this week, we'll see if it happens.

It's Tuesday, and we can always use a bit of cheer, right?  Since I can't hand you a hot cocoa through the internet, I'll try and send a smile.  :)

 ( And for those who like them...sorry I missed National Pickle day yesterday...have a pickle today.) 



Today is I Love to Write DayI find it interesting that this is in the month of Nano.  For those who I haven't bored to tears with the information, Nano is National Novel Writing Month...or Nanowrimo to those of us in the know.    It's where you have 30 days to write 50,000 words and try and come up with the great American novel.  It's great for people who love to write!  Helps you make it a habit (hopefully) to write every day.  Most people try to get these novels published.  Me, I'd rather just store them in my computer and say that I finished, lol.
sigh.

National Bundt (Pan) Day -
I think the best way to celebrate this is to use the pan...make an awesome bundt cake that your family will enjoyI usually make one with pudding and drizzle it with chocolate, and hmmmmm
                                  

                                This looks very similar to that one... 


And for those of you who need an excuse...it's National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day - we don't usually need an excuse...it's grocery shopping time, so our fridge is pretty bare. 

Well..  that's it.  Hope you have a great day, and remember to have some chocolate!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day!

Today is Veteran's day, which is being marked all around our country.  My cub scout troop honored the Vets in our neighborhood by giving them a little plaque thanking them for their service last week.  This week the youth in our neighborhood honored them at a dinner, and I know that there are several areas that are honoring them today.



After a day that we all practiced our rights and voted for our next president, we honor the people who sacrificed so much to give us that right and made it possible for us to be where we are today.

Along with that...how best to celebrate and honor them than to have a Sundae!!  Today is National Sundae day, and I grew up thinking these were one of the best desserts ever.  What is your favorite?  I just saw a meal version...they did it with mashed potatoes and roasted meat...interesting.  I would never have thought of it.

Well...it's also Friday, and I think we're all VERY glad it is!  Hope you have an awesome day and great weekend!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Day After...

Well, I figured most of us could use a little bit of brightness in the day...last night was a disappointment on many levels, lol, but it is what it is.

So - I thought I'd see what food holiday it was.  Ever heard of scrapple?  I hadn't...it's national Scrapple day.  It's a sort of meat product that's apparently popular back east...I think they can have it, doesn't look very appetizing to me. 

Since that didn't give me anything to cheer over, I figure we can fall back on chocolate and call it good.  But if you really need a chuckle, then Studio C is always there...
For the few of us who have a hard time remembering the right word...



and for those who sympathise with teachers...



but to start out the morning right, we all need snoopy and the Peanuts gang.  Have a good one!