Monday, October 12, 2015

Just a couple of weeks away...

almost that time of year again....  

Happy Monday! And Canadian Thanksgiving...

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend - today is the start of another great week!  And not only that, it's the start of a SHORT work week, so everyone is excited, right? Well at least for those of us who work for a school district...we love Fall Break!  (used to be hunters weekend or

Well, we have a couple of fun things to think about/do today.

First - It's Native American Day -  I always take this day to tell my son-in-law I appreciate him, since he's part Native American.- not that you'd know it to look at him, lol.  Got to love those Scottish ancestries...  Go watch the Lone Ranger and enjoy Johnny Depp  ��   
Canadian Thanksgiving.  This is one my family celebrates every year since my hubby went on an LDS mission to Toronto Canada.  It's fun, it's out of the norm, and that way our married kids don't have to divide their time between both families on the regular turkey day.  �� win-win for everyone! �� and hey, we get turkey and pumpkin pie twice, which I'm lovin, let me tell you. 

Natinoal Kick Butt day.  Okay - so I'm not sure this is such a good thing, but I thought it sounded off the wall.  I would imagine this is to encourage those who are struggling to overcome something to get out there and kick it...ya think?  But actually, it's to encourage the youth to avoid tobacco and smoking.  So...there ya go.

National Online Banking day.  Hey - have to admit that the first time they but my banking online so that I could do it from the comfort of my own home I was sold.  I guess we have the small niggle of fear of hackers...but we are able to transfer money to pay bills from the comfort of our home instead of running to the post office.  Got to love it.  Anyone else?

Free Thought day. 
Seeing as how I work for a school district that sort of encourages thought and knowledge, I felt this was an appropriate item.  Besides, I think most educators are free thinkers.  Aren't we glad we live in a nation where we can be free thinkers and express that? (well, for the most part...sigh)

I hope everyone has an awesome day!  Go eat some turkey!
Turkey from a free clipart search...

Thursday, October 08, 2015

From our Canadian friends...

Well...perhaps not.  I thought when my hubby came home from his LDS Mission to Toronto Canada, that Pierogy were a staple of Canada.  However - in researching today's holiday, I discovered they are a Polish and Eastern Europe item, that was brought over here and has quite the following in the US as well.  So...not so much Canadian in origin, but they like them too.  ;)

It’s National Pierogi Day! 
If you’ve seen the movie Men in Black, there’s a scene where they are in a restaurant eating these.  They are a little time consuming to make, but they sure taste good.  ;)  I thought these puppies were Canadian in origin - However - in researching today's holiday, I discovered they are a Polish and Eastern Europe item, that was brought over here and has quite the following in the US as well.  So...not so much Canadian in origin, but they like them too.  ;) 
Most people would think of them as a type of dumpling (which would also explain my hubby liking them…he’s quite a dumpling fan).  I think they are similar to potstickers, so there ya go.
We have yet to have tried to make them ourselves.  I’m just not really into the heavy prep and work for a small bite, lol.  So, we buy them already made.  We used to be able to get them cheap at the Rainbow Market that was in Fort Lane, but now have to buy them at the regular grocery store.  As a result, we don’t eat them a lot, so tonight’s dinner should be a treat.  ;)
Have you had them?  Which flavor is your favorite?  We like the potato and cheese best…but I’m thinking it would be nice to try with mushrooms.
Anyway – there’s your food history lesson for the day.  
Have a good one!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

We Survived! And was worth the wait...

I’ve had a wonderful week off, and fortunately, you didn’t miss much by way of silly holidays.  Aren’t you glad?  Lol  And just in case you’re curious, wedding went well, yard survived, fountain looked cool, and we had a wonderful trip to Fish Lake…sigh.  The leaves were AWESOME!!  I hope to share some photos in the next couple of days...right now we're still digging out the TV room of all the furniture stuffed in there to make the dance floor that no one used...sigh.  It was all got deep cleaned, ya know?
So…today we have a couple of fun items that I thought I’d share.

Today is National Kale Day!  For those of you (like me) who love just about everything Kale, it’s an excuse to eat this wonderful veggie in full force!  Even those of you who can’t stand the thought of it would probably eat the soup at Olive Garden…you know which one I’m talking about, the Zuppa Toscana with sausage and kale…YUM.  Anyway…I like it sauted, in casseroles, salads, etc.  I usually put it in my green shake when I get it made.  So…let them eat KALE!  ;)

It’s Walk to School Day.  Since we don’t have to walk to school, I guess it’s more to encourage kidos to do that…my children are all grown out of high school, so no more walking to school for them.  It’s kind of a days walk to Weber U in Ogden, lol.  Well, maybe not a day, but toooo long to get anything else done.  ;)  And I don’t know what the big deal is…when my kids were all in school they walked to school every day until they were in high school.  (unless it was snowing a blizzard, raining cats and dogs or under 20 degrees, lol – I’m not totally heartless!)

And last…
You Matter to Me Day.  That’s the truth folks,…it’s a real day.  And you know what?  You all matter!!  Everyone is important.  It reminds me of the phrase the help was teaching the little girl in the movie The Help.  You is kind, you is smart, you is important.”  So take that thought with you through the rest of the day, because all of you. Are. Awesome.
Have a good one!  ;) 

Friday, September 25, 2015

It's Fall!!

I LOVE this time of year.  I love the leaves changing colors, I love the cooler night air...sigh.  This is one of my favorite times to be alive.  ;)  So, I haven't been able to write as much as I'd like, we've been sooo busy with the wedding, it's like we have no life.  Yesterday we still went to the temple though, so it was all good.  ;)
Today we have some silliness as I won't be able to post for a little while - we're moving the desks out of the sunroom for the dancing, so that makes it a little difficult, lol.

Today we have some really silly items, so hope you have your funny bone ready…

Bright Pink lipstick day!  Okay, so Tom wouldn’t think this was that cool, lol, but it’s for Cancer, of course.  It’s kind of a cool site, and if I’d known about it ahead of time I would have looked for some bright pink, but that’s a color I don’t own in lipstick, lol…

Math Story Telling Day.  Well…this goes along with the districts drive to encourage math, right?  How did you use math today??  Lets see…if we are having a wedding reception where we’re serving peanutbutter bars, and there are 30 bars per sheet, how many sheets will I need to make? ….  Ugh.  These were always the problems I hated in school for some reason.  (Will you just write the numbers out for Pete’s sake??) Now I’d much rather have them in that form…interesting.  ;)

National One Hit Wonder Day.  Oh boy, everyone knows one…that one great song a group did and then never really had success after that?  What’s your favorite?  Mine is Believe it or Not…the theme song from Greatest American Hero…remember that show??  Sigh.

Vegan Baking Day.  I guess this is to encourage everyone to use items that aren’t from an animal…so no eggs, milk, cheese, butter, honey…  won’t be me!  ;)

Along with that, we have Hug a Vegetarian Day.  That should be easy, doesn’t everyone know someone who’s a vegetarian?  My daughter used to be one…until I made my smothered pork chops, then she gave up.  Afraid I don’t know any personally…this could be more challenging than I thought, lol.

Love Note Day!  Everyone write a love note to your significant other today!  (not like you need an excuse, but ya know) It will totally surprise them because it’s not valentines.  ;)

And last…it’s Save the Koala Day.  I didn’t know we still needed to save them, but ya know.  We are trying to save all sorts of things right now…there was just a news event this week about somekind of Grouse that’s doing better than expected here and won’t be put on the endangered list….

And, because I don’t want anyone to miss out on it, tomorrow is National Museum Day, and there are several museums in Utah that are participating with the Smithsonian and offering free entrance…including the Gateway Discovery Center and The Leonardo!!  So, everyone go enjoy for me, I’ll be too busy stringing lights and Tulle in my yard…lol  You have to get tickets online, here’s the link:

So, everyone enjoy the lovely weekend!  I know I will.  ;)