~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 16, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:  The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another. ~William James ★~ Stress Awareness Day:  The real problem with stress is that, for such a well understood and universally experienced condition, as a society we deal with it so […]

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★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 15, 2014 Luna Eclipse: April 15, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:  “We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…”  ― John Lennon ★~ Rubber Eraser Day: Without the invention of the rubber eraser, our faux pas would not […]

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~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 14, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: Blessed are the joymakers. ~ N. P. Willis ★~ Passover: Passover is an eight-day Jewish festival that celebrates the emancipation of the Israelites. Jewish families usually celebrate Passover on the first two nights of the holiday. They hold seders to retell the story of the Israelites’ […]

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Wine Shoe Hack – Does it Work?

April 13, 2014

Wine Shoe Hack – Does it Work? My teen asked if we could have wine with our pork chops tonight—red, of course. I said yes, if he could open the wine bottle with his shoe. Why?  A lesson in self-sufficiency:  Let’s just say that my teen was stranded in the desert, dying of thirst, and […]

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Scrabble Day, Peach Cobbler Day, Odds and Ends

April 13, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 13, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: Palindrome as well. My sister’s name is Hannah. Father liked word games. He was fourteen times World Scrabble Champion. When he died, we buried him at Queenzieburn to make use of the triple word score. ~Jasper Fforde ★~ Scrabble Day: The official game of rainy […]

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National Pet Day, Barbershop Quartet Day, 8-Track Cassette Tape Day, Cheese Fondue Day

April 11, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 11, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:  “It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist.” ― Tina Fey, Bossypants ★~ National Pet Day: Did you […]

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National Sibling Day, Cinnamon Bun Day

April 10, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 10, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.”  ― Anne Lamott ★~ National Sibling Day: Today is the day for a Sibling Shout Out. Insist that while you will always be Mom’s favorite, you’re really glad that your wish that they […]

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Antique Day, Chinese Almond Cookie Day

April 9, 2014

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 9, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.” Winston Churchill ★~ Cherish an Antique Day: Do you have any family heirlooms hidden away in your closets? In 1979, the first episode of Antiques Roadshow aired in the United Kingdom. Local […]

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Free Cone Day, Draw a Bird Day, National Empañada Day

April 8, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥~ April 8, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:   Hope” is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all – Emily Dickinson ★~ Free Cone Day 2014:  Once a year, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops hand out free cones to all […]

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National Beer Day, World Health Day, No Housework Day, Coffee Cake Day

April 7, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 7, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:  “Beer: the cause of – and solution to – all of life’s problems.” - Homer J. Simpson ★~ National Beer Day: You foam within our glasses, you lusty golden brew, Whoever imbibes takes fire from you. The young and the old sing your praises, Here’s to […]

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