~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ May 31, 2011 ★~ Today's Quote: Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman ★~ National Tobacco Day: Don’t smoke. If you do smoke, quit. The World Health Organization started No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the risks of tobacco. ★~ Complete Sentences Day: Somewhere amidst instant messages, … Continue reading May 31, 2011: No Tobacco, Sentences, Positive Thinking, Macaroons!
★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ May 30, 2011 ★~ Today’s Quote: They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ★~ Memorial Day: Celebrated since the end of the Civil War, this holiday commemorates and honors all of the men and women who … Continue reading Celebrating: Memorial Day and Mint Juleps
Today we are musing with my friend Emily, a 30 something modern mama, about her WOW family. Have a cuppa and muse along with us. Big families did not used to be odd. Being an only child was odd. I grew up next door to a family of five, and I’m pretty sure there weren’t … Continue reading Modern Mama’s WOW Family!
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ May 29 Today’s Quote: I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.” Bob Hope It’s a slow, odd holiday weekend, but I’m not a quitter, so I did come up with something for us to celebrate. ★~ End … Continue reading Celebrating: End of Medieval Times and Coq Au Vin
Let’s muse over an afternoon cuppa and a bikkie! I love the word “cuppa.” Antoinette, our Aussie Facebook friend introduced me to the word cuppa. Since her days end when ours begin, she enjoys a nightly cuppa with us, which is usually tea. Antoinette sometimes enjoys a bikkie with her cuppa while she catches up … Continue reading Mussing: The Lady of the House is In!
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ May 28, 2011 ★~ Today’s Quote: “We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself.” Louis Armstrong ★~ International Jazz Day: Jazz started sometime in the late 1800s in the New Orleans area. It is a combination of ragtime, blues, and marching band … Continue reading Celebrating: Jazz and Brisket
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ May 27, 2011 ★~ Today's Quote: The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.~L.Thomas Holdcroft ★~ Sunscreen Day: Sunscreen Day: Summer is here, and this day offers you a friendly reminder to protect your skin from the sun. Applying your choice of sunscreen will protect your skin from the … Continue reading May 27, 2011: Sunscreen and Grape Popsicles
Shall we muse over after dinner drinks in front of the fireplace with a piece of blueberry cheesecake? Does anyone do after dinner drinks anymore? I remember when I was growing up that my parents would go out to dinner with friends, and then they would enjoy after dinner drinks or coffee at each others’ … Continue reading After Dinner Musing: Woozle or Honey badger?
★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ May 26, 2011 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway” John Wayne quote ★~ Sally Ride Day: We are celebrating the first woman in space. Dr. Ride’s first career choice was to become a professional tennis player. She soon discovered that even with hard work, she … Continue reading May 26, 2011: Sally Ride Day, Paper Airplanes, Blueberry Cheesecake!
Guest post by Cousin Carla.... I have to begin by saying that I have made some . . . not some but several . . . actually MANY mistakes in raising my kids. - I dropped my 6 month old. - I locked my daughter in the car . . . twice . . . … Continue reading Cousin Carla: The Tiger Mom