~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 21, 2014 ★~  Today’s Quote: “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ~ Mary Oliver ★~ Winter Solstice: In the Northern Hemisphere, the day of the winter solstice features the least amount of possible daylight […]


A dear friend brought me these ruby red slippers back from her trip to Tokyo. They are fuzzy, soft, warm, and wonderful! And isn’t the color great – Christmas slippers! They make me so happy, I had to share them with you! Thank you for admiring them. My teen left last Friday for Merritt Island, […]


Monkey Day, Bouillabaisse Day

by on December 14, 2014

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 14, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.” Winston Churchill   ★~ Monkey Day: Quit monkeying around and take a moment to participate in this celebration of all things simian! Did you know that there are three distinct types […]


Horn Honking – Stop It!

December 13, 2014

Honking. And I’m not talking about Canadian geese; I’m talking about the honk of a car horn. I loathe being honked at. Ok, before I tell the whole story, full disclosure. I’ll admit that sometimes I deserve to be honked at. I’ve been known to inadvertently cut off other drivers, who then alert me to […]

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ObamaCare or Con? Sign-up Nightmare

December 12, 2014

ObamaCare Sign-Up. . . Dearly Departed Joe worked in his family’s insurance business, and took care of our health insurance benefits. When Joe died, my brother-in-law adjusted our plan, and we carried on accordingly. In 2013, my brother-in-law encouraged me to look at ObamaCare. He felt it would save me money. I tried. I really […]

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Scintillating Travel Companions

December 10, 2014

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 10,2014 I see a Starbucks in our near future. Be back later. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Odd Loves Company,

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Pastries Day, Christmas Card Day

December 9, 2014

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno!♥~★~★~♥ December 9, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water. Anonymous ★~Pastries Day: Pastries have been around forever. In 2600 B.C., the Egyptians were making doughnut-like pastries out of crude flour and honey, and dipping them in wine. In the 7th century, […]

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Brownie Day, Marsala 2015 Color Pick

December 8, 2014

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 8, 2014 ★~Today’s Quote: I intend to live forever. So far, so good. ~ Steven Wright  ★~ Brownie Day: Brownies originated in New England during the early twentieth century. One story says that a Boston chef mistakenly added melted chocolate to a batch of biscuits, thus creating the first brownies. […]

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Cotton Candy, Letter Writing, Civil Aviation Day

December 7, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 7, 2014 ★~  Today’s Quote:  The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. Mark Russell ★~ Cotton Candy Day:  From the sweet, sugary taste to the soft, fluffy texture that melts in your mouth, what’s not to love […]

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Gazpacho Day, Saint Nicholas, Put On Your Own Shoes

December 6, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 6, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:  “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat. Please put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, a half penny will do. If you haven’t got a half penny, then God bless you.” – Traditional English Christmas rhyme […]

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