Goodbye June Bug

by on November 24, 2014

Every Volkswagen Bug has a story. Hindsight: I never should have agreed to let Cole buy a Volkswagen Bug to restore for his senior project. Honest to God, it didn’t seem crazy at the time; looking back, it seems like I lost my mind. Idealism: My kid sold me on the idea that he could […]


Espresso Day, Cranberry Day

by on November 23, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ November 23, 2014 ★~  Today’s Quote:  I was the same kind of father as I was a harpist – I played by ear. Harpo Marx ★~ Espresso Day: Luigi Bezzera invented the espresso coffee machine in Italy in 1901. His objective was to decrease his employees’ coffee break time and increase […]


Leak Free Full of Gratitude

by on November 21, 2014

Leak free! Read Fast! Yep. Our house is leak free for the first time in months. The kitchen sink isn’t leaking, the toilet isn’t leaking, and water isn’t leaking into the basement. Our Thanksgiving guests will not have to sprint upstairs to use the bathroom, and we won’t have to empty water pans under the […]


Great American Smokeout, Absurdity Day, Peanut Butter Fudge

November 20, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ November 20,2013 ★~ Today’s Quote:  It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ~ Oscar Wilde ★~ Great American Smokeout The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the […]

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Tea Bags a Wonderful Invention

November 18, 2014

Tea.  Lipton is my tea of choice. Lipton loyalty runs deep. However, with the onset of a cold. I decide to open myself up to the loose green tea experience. Let me compare making  a pot of Lipton tea and making a pot of green tea. Lipton Tea Bags Buy 100-ct tea bags for $3.48 […]

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Homemade Bread Day, Hike Day

November 17, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ November 17, 2014 ★~  Today’s Quote: “How can a nation be great if their bread tastes like kleenex?” – Julia Childs ★~ Homemade Bread Day: Breaking bread is a universal sign of peace. Early Egyptian writings urged mothers to send their children to school with plenty of bread and beer for their […]

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Fast Food Day, Button Day

November 16, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ November 16, 2014 ★~  Todays Quote: I’m Jewish. I don’t work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.” Joan Rivers ★~ Fast Food Day: The concept of ready-cooked food for sale can be attributed to the Ancient Romans. In many cities, […]

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Stuff to Share

November 15, 2014

Stuff to Share. You know, odds and ends, a little of this and a little of that… The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away Rosetta Stoned: Touchdown. After a ten year journey and a seven-hour fall, the Philae lander lived up to its name and anchored itself to the […]

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King Spa Groupon – Tempted Again

November 14, 2014

King Spa Groupon! Only $19.00 Facebook friends are flocking to buy this King Spa groupon. “Is that the nakeds spa?” Why, yes it is. If you go plan to get naked. However, since my last visit I’ve learned most activities at the spa require you to be clothed. King Spa is modeled after a traditional […]

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Pickle Day, Loosen Up Lighten Up Day

November 14, 2014

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ November 14, 2014 ★~Friday Giggle:  Q: What does the non-believing pickle say? A: You’re gherkin my chain.   ★~ Pickle Day: The Pickle has been popular for thousands of years. In fact Cleopatra “attributed her good looks to a hearty diet of pickles” according to the New York Food Museum.  […]

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