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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
Source: Fix.com (Thank you Mary Lee for sharing this cool graphic)
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”)
♥~ 1952 – Douglas Adams author: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; died May 11, 2001
♥~ 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.
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14 thoughts on “Worship of Tools Day, Oatmeal Nut Waffle Day”
Man, that is a great tool box. Well made and good looking. I might have to buy one for my son and use it until he needs it. Waffles look good but I like just an ordinary waffle with maple syrup.
Interesting about the locks. Hairpins have all kinds of uses. I use to keep one in my wallet.
Sounds like Cole has the perfect internship. Ray is a good name but Ed is the perfect car guy name.
Only rant I have so far is about the guy in front of me who kept threatening to turn on my way to work but never actually turned.
Have a good one and stay sunny.
Care to share any of those hair pin tips? Inquiring minds want to know! The tool box is amazing. Sorry about the unconscious driver in front of you. Want-a-be turners are so annoying.
Oh, dear Katybeth, this weather has got to be driving you a little nuts (car pun intended)! And who doesn’t LOVE a day that welcomes a good rant. Hang in there till spring. What I wouldn’t do for even one cleaning lady, as mine is typing this. LOL
Hugs from Ecuador,
Improve the economy, hire a cleaning lady!:-D. It my case with all my campers it’s a necessity but I’ll admit to putting a cleaning lady high on my list well before it was a necessity. Yes, the weather. No comment.
You are back! Glad everything went so well last week. I’m looking forward to reading more.
Funny about the cleaning ladies. Maybe you need a 3rd?
My husband would love a tool box like Cole’s. It would make a great Father’s Day gift.
We eat a lot of waffles. I will have to try the recipe.
The lock video was interesting. My lock issues are with my car. I don’t suppose a hairpin will help with a car lock.
The weather. Stay strong!
The tool box is very cool. I bet your husband would love it.
I’m not sure about the hairpin and the car lock but I kind of doubt it.
It’s a much prettier day today!
Hey woman! I am also ignoring that weather forecast although ours is not nearly as dire as yours. That 4 letter word is banned from my vocabulary especially now that my sidewalks are clear of ice.
I have the answer for your too hard working Kitchenaid. I just got one of those EZ Doh and it is great!!!! Seriously. Tell them I sent you–they are a nice small family business and I have made countless loaves, cinnamon rolls, etc. since I got it—-it is so easy and who would have thought??? Works like a charm. I have been meaning to do a blog post about them but haven’t gotten to it yet!!!
Interesting. Very interesting. I kind like making the bread by hand tho and just using my Kitchen aid to bring it all together at the end. Nothing like beating the crap out a ball of dough. And another gadget in my kitchen??—you are the devil himself! I’ll look into it.
Hammer…..that is my favorite tool.
Those waffles sure look good. Maybe the next time I go out to breakfast.
Will watch the hairpin video later on. Don’t think I have a single hairpin at home. I’ll get one for my toolbox (which is a drab silver color).
Ohhhh, so your area will be affected by the soon to be weather system. Sorry… We’re expecting our last cold blast.
No real rant other than this being only Tuesday. Am tired today.
A hammer would be my second favorite tool. My first is the needle nose pliers.
Hairpin are very handy. Also great for cleaning the gunky around your keyboard–just don’t lift the key up.
Sunny today and that is how we are advancing on Spring one day at a time….Hope you perked up with some rest.
Well NOW I have a rant! My Grandson’s name is COLE, NOT Ray. How dare those idiots rename him.
Mother, Mother, Mother—it’s all just pretend. They nicknamed him for a few days…they did not rename him.
Love the big red toolbox..
The hand dough maker looks interesting..I should buy one to add to my large collection of kitchen appliances that I rarely use.. 😉
Isn’t it fun? Beth Ann is a devil when it comes to gadgets. I am staying strong. I love my Kitchen Aid and for $50.00 it will be good as new.
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