~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 31 ★~ Today’s Quote: An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughan ★~ New Year’s Eve: We are setting a comment record on Facebook! El Morno on Facebook can have as many … Continue reading December 31: New Year’s Eve, Champaign!
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 30 ★~ Today’s Quote: And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?" Rudyard Kipling ★~ National Bicarbonate of Soda Day: Baking soda and bicarbonate of soda are different … Continue reading December 30: National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, International Bacon Day
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 29 ★~ Today’s Quote: One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things..John Burroughs ★~ Pepper Pot Soup Day: According to the legend........... It was during the Revolutionary war, and the Continental army was camped at Valley Forge. The winter … Continue reading December 29: Pepper Pot Soup Day
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 28, 2011 ★~ Today’s Quote: "Stop cheating!" the dealer told the card player. "I'm not!" claimed the player. "You must be," said the dealer. "That is not the hand that I dealt you." (unknown) ★~ Card Playing Day: My grandmother had a saying: Trust everyone but always cut the … Continue reading December 28: Card Playing Day, Chocolate Candy Day!
Today, an envelope arrived from my sweet mother, and I pulled out this picture. I LOVE... this picture. I love that it’s so perfectly my mom. I love my mother's outfit. I love my mother’s Ugg boots. I love that my mother wears Ugg boots. I love my mother's expression. I love the two … Continue reading Mothers Thicker than Marriage
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 27, 2011 ★~ Today’s Quote: Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. Henry David Thoreau ★~ Fruitcake Day: Is there any food product anywhere that is more ridiculed and parodied during the holiday season than the poor old … Continue reading December 27: Fruitcake Day, Make Snowflakes Day!
December 26: Candy Cane Day Food of the Day for Year Goal Day: 213 When I was a dumb little kid, my grandparents gave me a Pretzel Jetzel for Christmas. I loved it and it has remained one of my favorite Christmas gifts of all time. It may have been my first cooking gadget. I … Continue reading Candy Canes, Pretzel Makers, Cotton Candy Machines!
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 26 ★~ Today’s Quote: “I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.” ~ Buddy in Elf ★~ Boxing Day: It's a holiday with presents that have already been opened and … Continue reading December 26: Boxing Day, Kwanzaa, Thank You Note Day, Candy Cane Day
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 25 ★~ Today’s Quote: I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol ★~ Christmas Day: I was poisoned on Christmas Eve Day. I ate lunch at one of my favorite places and a homemade pot pie nailed … Continue reading December 25: Christmas Day!
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ December 24 ★~ Today’s Quote: Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love! ~Hamilton Wright Mabie ★~ Peace Day: The moon seemed a little closer to Earth this day ... and the world got a little smaller. It was 1968 and three astronauts, James … Continue reading December 24: Peace Day, Eggnog Day, World Christmas Traditions