February 16: Do A Grouch A Favor Day, Almond Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
February 16

★~ Today’s Quote: I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn’t it. ~ Groucho Marx

★~ Do A Grouch A Favor Day:

One of the best-known grouches of modern history is Oscar, a Muppet character first introduced on “Sesame Street” in 1969. Like all grouches, Oscar’s mission in life is to be as miserable and grumpy as possible. He complains about everything, then wants to pass that feeling on to everyone else. When a visitor knocks on his trash can – invariably interrupting him from a nap or an important task – Oscar greets them with a snarl. He’s a grumpy old fart, always complaining that he wants to be left alone.

Some times the best favor you can do for a grouch is leave them alone to suffer their own company. And sometimes a grouch just needs a hug and a distraction to have a better day…A few suggestions for grumpy days are down below.

★~ Almond Day:


Go Nuts! Have a tasty good for you almond! Almonds are packed full of vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber, and can help lower cholesterol. While they are native to the Middle East and South Asia, the state of California, produces 80% of the world’s supply of almonds.

The crunchy almond can be served roasted with a little sea salt.   Or you can spice them up with cumin and cayenne; enjoy them spicy-sweet in a honey-sesame crust, or cover them with a combination of vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. I like mine cover in chocolate!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1868: The Jolly Corks organization in New York City changed its name to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

♥~ 1918 –  Lithuania proclaimed its independence. Happy Lithuania Day to Doville and her family (my sister-in-law)

♥~ 1937 –  Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont, received a patent for nylon.

♥~ 1968 –  The nation’s first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala.

♥~ 1980 –  “Do That to Me One More Time” by Captain & Tennille topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

♥~ 1998 – A driver ticketed in Great Falls, Montana, for doing 104 miles an hour in a 45 zone told police he had washed his truck and was just trying to dry it off. He was cited for reckless drying.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1959 –  John McEnroe, Tennis Hall of Famer, In 1992, at the age of 33, McEnroe became the oldest men’s player ever to win a Grand Slam (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open) title of any kind when he and Michael Stich of Germany captured the Wimbledon men’s doubles championship.

♥~ 1961 – Andy Taylor musician: guitar: group: Duran Duran: Planet Earth, Hungry like the Wolf, Save a Prayer, Rio, Is There Something I Should Know, Union of the Snake, Wild Boys

♥~ 1971 – Sarah Clarke, Actress, Twilight

★~ Did You Know: Activities to cheer a grouch

♥~  Tidy Up: Take out the trash, clean off a table, clean out a drawer, straighten a cupboard. It might not make the grouch feel any better but they will have a tidier abode.

♥~ Go Walking: A half hour walk will work wonders to improve a grouchy mood

♥~ Crunch: Eat something that has a bit of a crunch to it. It is very satisfying to crunch away a grumpy mood.

♥~ Go Away:  Sometimes the best way to improve a grouchy mood is to be alone for awhile.

♥~ Sleep: Never ever suggest to a grouch that they might be tired but do try to trick them into a nap, earlier bedtime of even some quiet time. The number one cure for grouchness is sleep!


Tonight Cole’s 10 grade play will open!

and I am pretty sure after watching last night’s dress rehearsal it will open to rave reviews!

Hope you have a terrific  Thursday. If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company!

10 thoughts on “February 16: Do A Grouch A Favor Day, Almond Day

  1. I think I need a day alone without work..I’d be MUCH less grumpy then!

    Good luck to Cole and his school tonight at opening night! It will be WONDERFUL!

  2. My trusty alarm did not go off. I am not only grump but I got up on the wrong side of the bed. Maybe some honey roasted almonds will help.

    Gads, this has been a long week. Break a leg Cole!

    • I am going to start to put after every nut day..Sorry Debbie this day is not for you..it’s so ingrained in me that every time I post about nuts..I feel a little bad 🙂 but just a little because I LOVE NUTS….

  3. So, are you taping the play? I mean, since you video the dogs, I don’t want Cole to get a complex. (More probably, he’d stop the play and demand you lay down that camera. :))

    Reckless drying? Sooooooo bad!

    • Mary Lee,
      I take pictures and tape every moment of every event. When the kids that have grown up with Cole see me coming they just shrug, move closer together and smile. Joe always said if the house caught fire I would grab my cameras before Cole which is not true! I would have to grab Cole and the pups because he would be busy putting on his shoes–

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