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★~ Today’s Quote: “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” E. E. Cummings quotes
★~ Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day:
If you live in a warm climate and are feeling mischievous this holiday might offer you a little winter amusement. If you live where the climate is cold, and puddles are frozen or slushy you might want to wait until spring io celebrate. In either climate, before you splash, you might want to first consider how fast you can run in your wellies. Just sayin’ ….
Got milk? On January 11, 1878, milk reportedly was delivered in bottles for the very first time. Prior to this, milk was brought door to door in large metal cans and they’d ladle you out a portion, which means long before the phrase, ‘Dear, could you pick up some milk on your way home?’ came the delightful, ‘Honey, the big can of milk is here. How much ya want?’ We still buy our milk in glass bottles from a local dairy and ice cream shoppe. Cold milk in a bottle is just so much better than cold milk in a carton with an impossible-to-open spout. Being a Waldorf mom, I have been exposed to all the hazards of milk since Cole was first enrolled at the Chicago Waldorf School. We have tried goat milk, soy milk, raw milk, camel milk…once. In our opinion, Bessie does it best. Cole has never broken a bone and has strong teeth, and I give full credit to the goodness of milk. Click for more M00velous Milk facts
★~ Hot Toddy Day:
Another soothing beverage that is a bit more adult is the hot toddy made with honey, lemon, and hot water, and whiskey, brandy, or rum. It’s the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter day, and a few sips can also relieve cold or flu symptoms.
Hot toddies originated in Scotland sometime during the 18th century. Historians believe that the recipe was developed to make the taste of Scotch whisky more palatable. (Apparently the women of the day didn’t care for the smoky peat flavor.) One theory suggests that the word “toddy” evolved from “Tod’s Well” (also known as Todian Spring), the water supply for Edinburgh.
Why not mix up the original hot toddy recipe or try a hot buttered rum tonight?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1770 – The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London. Benjamin Franklin sent the plant to his buddy, John Bartram in Philadelphia.
♥~ 1878 – For the first time, milk was delivered in glass bottles — by one Alexander Campbell, in New York. Up to that time, moo juice had been ladled out of a container by the milkman, right into the customer’s own container.
♥~ 1935 – Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. She had also been the first woman to solo across the Atlantic three years earlier.
♥~ 1984 – Thriller, the album by Michael Jackson, became the all-time best-selling LP. Thriller, with ten-million copies sold, surpassed the previous bestseller, the soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever. Among its precedent-shattering achievements, Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one on theBillboard album chart (longer than any contemporary rock or pop album’
♥~ 2003 – Two-year-old Elliot O’Sullivan, who wanted to build a snowman, was upset when no snow fell near his home in Totton, England. So his dad Shaun, who was working 110 miles away in snow-covered Kent, filled his Mercedes Sprinter with snow and drove the whole way home with the heater off to keep the snow from melting. Then, dad, mom, and son built a snowman. Does anyone else wonder why they did not take the kid to the snow?
♥~ 1958 – Vicki Peterson musician: guitar, singer: group; The Bangles: Walk like an Egyptian, Manic Monday
♥~ 1962 – Kim Coles actress: In Living Color, Living Single, One, Frasier, Six Feet Under, Celebrity Mole, Wig, Hell on Earth, Kids in America, The Show With A.J. Calloway, Strictly Business; author: I’m Free But It Will Cost You
♥~ 1972 – Amanda Peet: actress: The Good Wife
★~ Did You Know: Sharing A Few FUN Milk Products (not affiliated with any links)
Invented by a husband and wife team, the dipr is a specially-designed spoon to dunk your favorite sandwich cookies in milk. This curved device holds the cookie by the cream, preventing the cookie from falling in or crumbling when dunked. It comes in five colors and is available to purchase online.
Udderly irresistible. The Heifer pitchers clever double walled glass design pours milk, non-dairy creamer and more as if it came straight from the cow– only, literally, much cooler.
Never eat soggy cereal again! Obol® has two sections—an upper area for your cereal, and a lower reservoir for milk. Scoop a spoonful of your cereal into your spoon, then swoop into the milk for the perfect bite every time. Yes. I know. This product is a bit techie so click on over to the Obol web site and watch the video….
♥~ Milk Night Light:
If your best inspiration comes in the middle of the night after a glass of cold milk, this Milk Glass LED Lamp will get your creative juices flowing without getting out of bed. Amazon
♥~ Milk Bottle Chandelier:
For those of you who want more than a night light, Bonne Plat’s created a Milk Bottle Chandelier that offers a full, diffused light with a single bulb! The bottles are removable and of-course the Chandelier is environmental friendly.
FUN: I was given one of the milk products list ^ above as a gift. Guess which product it was in the comments! I will hold a drawing of all the right answers, pick a name and some lucky person will receive one of their very own!!
My sweet mother is chairing a tracking event this weekend in Albuquerque. New Mexico. It’s January. It is not up to us to wonder WHAT WAS SHE THINKING…please just send her warm and toasty thoughts. Thank you.