~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 11, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.” ― Abraham Harold Maslow
★~ Worship of Tools Day
This year on his birthday, Cole received a front loading tool box for his birthday. He had wanted one, well, since Christmas when they were out of stock. It’s big, red, shiny, and metal. I’m pretty sure it’s the only tool box he will ever need and I am sure he’ll be able to pass it along to his son or daughter someday. If you are looking for a special gift for your favorite handy person you might want to take a look at this tool box.
Do you have a tool that is your absolute favorite? I love my needle nose pliers.
★~ Oatmeal-Nut Waffles Day:
Waffles became a popular baked treat during the Middle Ages. The original recipe called for just flour and water, so vendors sold waffles on the streets during the religious fasting season. Bakers branded the waffles with coats of arms, religious symbols, and the traditional honeycomb pattern we are accustomed to today. Eventually people began adding other ingredients like eggs, butter, milk, and honey. If you are looking for a healthier version of this already perfect breakfast classic….
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1968 – Otis Redding posthumously received a gold record for the single, (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay.
♥~ 1958 – An American B-47 bomber accidentally dropped an unarmed atom bomb on a farm near a Florence, South Carolina. The bomb’s conventional explosives exploded, injured six people, leveling a farm house, and blasting a thirty-five-foot-deep crater.
♥~ 1986 – Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a flatter, one-stick model. Two sticks or one those Popsicles look like Spring to me.
♥~ 1997 – Paul McCartney was knighted by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Hundreds of fans, some wearing T-shirts that read “Arise Sir Paul,” cheered his arrival and stayed outside the palace until he emerged.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1903 – Lawrence Welk bandleader: The Lawrence Welk Show.
♥~ 1934 – Sam Donaldson TV newsman: ABC White House correspondent; host: Primetime Live
♥~ 1946 – Mark Metcalf, Actor (“Animal House”)
♥~ 1952 – Susan Richardson, Actress (“Eight is Enough”)
♥~ 1963- Alex Kingston, Actress (“ER”)
★~ Good to know:
How to Pick a Lock With Hairpins (hairpins – another great tool). A video that will not only to show you how to pick a lock (you never, know) but also how locks work. . .which is what you really want to know, right?
It was 54 degrees yesterday (Monday) and tonight (Tuesday) we are under a weather watch for a significant storm that could dump as much as 8 inches of snow on us overnight; dropping the temp more than 30 degrees this afternoon. The same forecast is predicted to repeat over the weekend. I have declared war against this insanity by being indifferent. Can you declare war and be indifferent at the same time? Well, no matter, that is my battle plan.
My teen is off to his second day at his internship. He is interning at an Import Auto Shop and according to last nights report they are showing him, “how to do lots of cool stuff on cool cars likes Audis and Mercedes.” They have nicknamed him Ray so he sounds more like a car guy, bought him tacos for lunch and are helping him adjust a seat in his Audi – which is another long blog post (when I share it, you’ll swear I am from Ohio). Cole has a blog post written, his mother just needs to add a picture or two and he’ll post it later today. We doped out who will share what, so I’ll write my side of the story this afternoon.
Tuesday is errand day. Vickie (our friend and camp helper) will run camp and I’ll head out to exciting places like the Kitchen Aid repair store (my bread making killed my mixer). My two cleaning ladies will clean while I’m gone….I’ve had one cleaning lady for years that does a so-so job and now she brings her sister with her to help her clean – the only benefit to having two cleaning ladies is feeling abundant. My house is now asi-asi, asi-asi clean. But I would never complain, two cleaning ladies and one marginally clean house, is better than no cleaning ladies and a dirty house. Really.
Have a terrific Tuesday! However, if it falls short of terrific, feel free to rant – it’s rant TUESDAY.
Odd Loves Company!