~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 31, 2012
★~Meet Susie: Susie, or Susie Cutie as we call her at camp, is a Scottish Deerhound. She is fun, friendly, very quick, and a champion counter surfer and pie snatcher. Whole pies. Susie does not retrieve (anything, ever), but she does love to chase things and is excellent at the game of tag. When she wants to show us how much she loves us, she clacks her teeth at us, and if I clack back at her, she rewards me with a tail wag and a silly human grin. If you want to learn more about the Scottish Deerhound, here is a wonderful account of living with a Deerhound.
★~ Today’s Quote:
Our aim is not to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. Maria Montessori
★~ Blue Moon:
A blue moon occurs when there’s a second full moon in one calendar month. The full moon cycle is 29.5 days so a blue moon only happens once in a ‘blue moon.’ It won’t happen again until July 2015.
While tonight’s blue moon is significant due to its rarity, it also happens to fall on the same day as a private memorial service for Neil Armstrong. The late astronaut, who died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82, was the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.
Armstrong’s family has suggested paying tribute to him by looking at the moon and giving it a wink.
Some people also call tonights moon a “wishing moon” so don’t forget to make your wish!
★~ Rabbit Rabbit:
Today is the last day of August and you know what that means don’t you? It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of September must be “rabbit, rabbit.”
★~ Eat Outside Day:
Can you believe August is over? The summer days are dwindling fast and soon we will be saying, Cold enough for you? But not yet. Today is the perfect day to eat lunch on your patio, plan a picnic dinner in the park, enjoy a popsicle on your porch. Some picnic favorites are fresh fruit, grilled perfect- picnic chicken or vegetable kabobs, don’t forget the crusty bread and cheese.:
★~ National Trail Mix Day:
Trail Mix and I have a sordid past together. So I’ll just stick to my Hershey bars and encourage you to munch on the same snack that the Ancient nomads, and Natives Americans enjoyed for many moons according to Foodtimeline. Try Hit the Trail Mix, or Blaze-a-Trail Mix . I wonder where the Nomads and Native Americans get the M&M’S? And don’t forget your pup on that long walk!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1963 – Walter Cronkite began anchoring the CBS Evening News .
♥~ 1976 – Carallyn Bowes became the first woman to run across Canada when she arrived in Burnaby, B.C., after a 3,841-mile jog from Halifax. In 133 days she lost 15 pounds and wore out 13 pairs of shoes.
♥~ 1985 – The Dire Straits album, Brothers in Arms, rose to number one in the U.S. The album was a smash, remaining on top for nine weeks. The tracks: So Far Away, Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, Your Latest Trick, Why Worry, Ride Across the River, The Man’s Too Strong, One World and Brothers in Arms.
♥~ 1870 – Maria Montessori educator: first woman to attend medical school, first female Doctor of Medicine in Italy, worked with handicapped and socially deprived children, developed unique educational method known as the Montessori method; Montessori Schools named for her; died May 6, 1952
♥~ 1949 – Richard Gere actor: An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, American Gigolo, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Cotton Club, Days of Heaven, First Knight, The Jackal
★~Did You Know: Astrologically speaking…..
The full blue moon in Pisces is special because of its ability to melt boundaries between people. It’s all about compassion and feeling empathy for others, and it’s a time when we are connected with many unseen spiritual forces.
Now is a time to forgive people, let go of worry and grudges, step back from the pressures of your daily routine, and tap into something larger than yourself. Imagination will be heightened now, so create freely and often.
It’s also important to note that the full moon in Pisces is forming an opposition aspect to the Virgo sun, which could add a critical element to the full moon’s energy.
Virgo is very precise and detail oriented, whereas Pisces is more dreamy and abstract. Therefore, this opposition could pit compassion against criticism, free-flowing thoughts against particular details, and going with the flow against over-analyzing everything.
The key is to use Virgo’s energy to pay attention and watch the details while Pisces energy floats you along the more scenic route of life.
Speaking of blue …I loved this picture of the Blue Footed Boobie: Boobies live off the western coasts of Central and South America. The Galápagos Islands population includes about half of all breeding pairs of blue-footed boobies.
TGIF. Last Day of the month. is it over already? Don’t forget to Rabbit Rabbit!