March 30th and 31st

Sorry for missing yesterday but it was somewhat of a hectic day so I will combine the days today.

Yesterday it rained all day and night. I am so tired of the rain. Today it is beautiful outside and the temperature is climbing. I love it. I’m about to open up the windows and let some fresh air in.

Good News: ” The Land of Horses” is selling and the second order is about to be shipped. I can’t get them in as fast as they are going out.

I finished “Grandma’s Pantry” I’m waiting for it to go live which it will probably do tomorrow. I’ve already sold it and haven’t even got my proof on it yet. LOL

Life is good.

Next week I will work on finishing “Tribute to Those Serving the Red, White, and Blue.”

Then I will take a break from poetry and work on the hard stuff. I will go back to finishing my sequel “Coming of Age in the Rockies: The Rebel ” and I will continue on my forty-year journey of teaching “Secrets Behind Closed Doors.” I am also going to get ready to take my first stab at a children’s book.

I love each and every day that the Lord permits me to write. I hope that I will have many more years to do so.

I am gearing up for my book signing on April 14th in Burley, Idaho at “Alice’s Used and New Book Store” it’s also a hot little coffee shop where people go frequently. I’m looking forward to it.

March 31st National Days

National Tater Day

Why Idaho

To be sure you’re getting genuine, top-quality Idaho Potatoes, look for the “Grown In Idaho” seal. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho Potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance.

for more information go to:http://www.idahopotato.com/why_idaho

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Today is Clam on the Half Shell Day. Boy, the world really needs a day like today. You must be elated that someone was smart enough, and had the insight, to create this day for us to enjoy and savor.

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It’s Orange Day: for more information go to : http://www.seasonalchef.com/preserves17.htm

Five Orange Recipes from Yesteryear

It’s not clear who she was, but Nellie Aldridge wrote a cookbook about oranges and named it after herself. “Nellie Aldridge’s National Orange Show Cookbook” was published in 1928 in conjunction with the San Bernardino, California, festival in honor of the fruit.

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It’s Lemon Day: for more information go to http://www.anniebakes.com/lemon.htm

   

Some of my favourite lemon recipes.

 

this page: lemon creamlemon ginger cakequick lemon brulee lemon tartmagic lemon pudding
lemon drizzle cakelemon curd spongeindividual lemon puddingsLemon BiscuitsLemon madeira cakeGreek Lemon and Honey CakesLemon Muesli CheesecakeLemon & Lime CakeLemon Yogurt Cake 

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31 Bunsen Burner Day

Bunsen burners are to a laboratory as stoves are to kitchens. The inventor of this amazing equipment was a German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen. He was born on March 31, 1811. To this day, March 31st is celebrated worldwide to honor this creator and his creation. Bunsen was no ordinary scientist. He was responsible for many important contributions to the world of science. He was a pioneer in gas-analytical methods, photochemistry and spectroscopy.

for more information on what to do on this day go to : http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/national-bunsen-burner-day.html

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March 30th

National Days

30 National Doctor’s Day

Doctors’ Day observances date back to March 30, 1933. It was started by Eudora Brown Almond of Winder, Ga. The day marks the anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. The first National Doctor’s Day was celebrated in 1991.

On March 30, 1958, the United States House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. In 1990, the congress and the senate approved legislation establishing National Doctors Day. The resolution designating March 30 as National Doctors’ Day was signed by President George Bush.

30 Take a Walk in the Park Day

Feline Fridays: National Walk In the Park Day – March 30th

Posted on March 30, 2012 by

Can You Really Take Your Cat on a Walk?

Today is National Walk in the Park Day. And Fridays are also all about felines here at BaxterBoo. (Hurrah for Boo!) You may be wondering how these two things can possibly work together. Well, feline friends, we’re here to expand your kitty’s horizons and say it is possible for you both to enjoy outings together.

for more information go to :http://blog.baxterboo.com/2012/03/30/feline-fridays-national-walk-in-the-park-day-march-30th/#comment-82

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Who knew that we needed a day to recognize taking a walk in the park?! Research shows that kids spend, on average, two hours less per week outside than they did 20 years ago. How about we prove that research wrong by celebrating March 30th with a lovely walk in the park? Visit www.walkscore.com where you can type in your address and explore your neighborhood to find the least and most walkable routes in your area.

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Turkey Neck Soup for Turkey Neck Day

happyhen@alaska.net

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2 Turkey Necks  Ya didn’t think Happy Hen would use Chicken, did you? {:>
1 Can or 2 Cups Chicken Stock
Water to cover necks
3 Cloves Garlic, mashed
1 tsp. Dried Minced Onion
2 Tbsp. Celery Tops, chopped
Dash or two of Tony’s Cajun seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste (use lots of pepper for a cold)
2 tsp. Guar Gum & enough water to mix (opt.)

Throw everything in the crock pot (except the Guar Gum), and let cook on HI for 4-5 hours. (When I start with frozen turkey necks, I let it cook for 5 hours.)

Remove the necks and cool just long enough to handle, then pick the meat off the bones and throw back into the pot.

Whisk the Guar Gum in water to blend well, and pour into the soup, stirring well.

Let set for 5 minutes to thicken.

This makes a great soup for those cold winter days, or for when you’ve got a cold and feelin’ kinda puny.

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Well no matter what you feel like doing today. We all have to agree having great weather for a walk, good food to eat, and good company to appreciate along with our doctors makes for a great day.

So don’t forget to send your doctors an appreciation card to remember the Doctor’s appreciation day.

So until next time 🙂

March 29th

Great day!!!!

Overcast but rain has stopped for now. Just returned from the doctor’s office. Stitches out but still no answer. The biopsy looked weird but didn’t think it was cancer but didn’t know what it was so they sent it on to the Mayo Clinic so now I continue to wait.

This is the story of my life…… Always weird. I was hoping to know what I was facing today. Well life goes on and you take it one day at a time.

“The Land of Horses” is suppose to arrive today I am excited.

I will finish proofing “Grandma’s Pantry” and get it off.  Here is a post from the book “The Land of Horses”.

Winter Roundup

 

Horses running in the snow,

Deciding which way to go.

 

Wanting just to run free,

Rancher’s dog herding to safety.

 

Snow is falling on the ground;

Time to gather them all around.

 

Roundup time has moved in,

Now they’ll stay in just like the men.

 

One last day to run free,

Horses frolicking come chase me.

 

The dog is working hard you see,

Getting his friends to safety.

 

Horse wanting to run free.

Herding them to the barn to be.

 

Running through the open range.

Wishing the weather wouldn’t change.

 

Freedom is a horse’s play,

Loving to run wild every day.

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Birthdays Days

Lou Henry Hoover was born on March 29, 1874, in Waterloo, Iowa. She married Herbert Hoover in 1899. Lou loved the outdoors, riding horses, hunting and hiking. She supported the Girl Scouts and was made a troop leader by Juliette Lowe in 1917. She was national president of the Girl Scouts. Addressing the Girl Scouts on the radio on March 24, 1931, she became the 1st First Lady to promote her views on the radio. She was a supporter of women’s rights and civil rights. Lou died on January 7, 1944.

John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) was the 10th President of the United States. John Tyler was the first Vice President to take the office of President by the death of his predecessor. Tyler was part of the Whig Party, but he disagreed with a lot of what they believed. He vetoed many bills they tried to pass. Many refused to acknowledge he was President and called him Acting President Tyler and His Accidence. He only served one term.

Oscar F. Mayer was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, on March 29, 1959. He began selling bratwurst and liverwurst with his brother in Chicago in 1883. It was nearly 20 years later when they began labeling the meat with the Oscar Mayer logo.

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National Days

March 29th is ‘National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.’  As the name says, this day is to celebrate and give attention to those small business owners.  These people normally put in long and hard hours because there usually aren’t many employees.  Things still need to get done so the few people that are employed at these places have to get the work done no matter how long it takes.  Normally these people don’t mind these kinds of hours because the work isn’t overly bad.  After all, they do not have to listen to other people really because they are their own bosses.

Small businesses like these are vital to the economy and many people prefer going to these places instead of the big corporate companies.  Customer support usually is way better and quicker.  People know what they are talking about and are more willing to help because they know that’s what keeps businesses alive.

This holiday should be promoted by people shopping in these stores.  If you generally pass up these shops to go to the corporates, take a moment today to stop in and see what they have to offer.  These are people’s livelihoods and they are very passionate about what they do.  I know firsthand what this is like as my grandparents and parents own a small hunting and sporting clays club.  They appreciate every person that walks through the door to support them.  Everyone is greeted and treated like they are valued, which is how everyone should be all the time anyway.  Make someone’s day happier by shopping at the small ‘mom and pop’ places in your area.  Thank them for their hard work by buying things they sell.  Have fun and good luck!

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Origin of “National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day”: According to the son of the “mom and pop” this day was created for:” This holiday was created to honor the business that my parents started on 3/29/39 in Everett , MA —a hat shop called Ruth’s. It later developed into a woman’s specialty clothing store and moved to Medford , MA , increasing in size to 10,000 square feet with over $2 million dollars revenue until it closed in 1997.”Rick Segel, Poinciana, FL 34759http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/March/mpboday.htm~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Today and every other day it is very important that we support the mom and pop businesses. These are the foundation of any community and it is very difficult for them during such hard economic times. If everyone in the community would go in and buy one item today that support would enhance their ability to provide more throughout the up coming year.

Remember these are the stores that still keep free enterprise alive so let’s shop there and support them especially today.

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March 29, 2012 is

National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

It’s National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day! An insurance salesman named Harry Baker invented chiffon cake in the 1920s. He sold his cakes to the Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles and all of Hollywood fell in love with the dessert’s lighter-than-air texture. Baker carefully guarded the recipe for over twenty years before selling it to General Mills (home of the Betty Crocker brand) for an undisclosed amount.The recipe for chiffon cake debuted in a 1948 edition of Better Homes and Gardens. General Mills marketed it as “the first new cake in 100 years” and it quickly became a nationwide sensation. The secret recipe called for vegetable oil instead of butter or shortening, and instructed the baker to beat the egg whites and egg yolks separately.There are many flavors of chiffon cake including chocolate, orange, walnut, maple, and today’s reason to celebrate, lemon! To celebrate National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day, try baking a delicious lemon chiffon cake for your family tonight!

http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-lemon-chiffon-cake-day

For recipes look up lemon chiffon cake recipes online.

Enjoy a wonderful lemon treat today.

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Well that’s all I have for you today except have a great day enjoy your day be safe, take care and support your local stores.

Watch for my new books.

Until next time 🙂

March 28th

Hello world: It’s Grey , overcast and we are supposed to get rain, lots and lots of rain.

I wish my sun would come out I would enjoy it so much. This week is spring break for the schools it would be nice if they’d have some nice weather.

Today is something on a Stick Day.

How about: Corn Dogs

1/2 C. yellow corn meal, finely ground

1/2 C. all-purpose flour

1 T. sugar

1 t. dry mustard (optional)

1 t. baking powder

Pinch salt

1/2 C. milk

1 whole egg, lightly beaten

1 T. melted butter

6 skewers (8 inches each) or popsicle sticks

6 hot dogs

Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

Mix the corn meal, flour, sugar, dry mustard, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl. Add the milk, beaten egg and melted butter. Mix until smooth.

Using the skewers or popsicle sticks, skewer the hot dogs vertically almost all the way through. Dip each dog in the batter, coating evenly. Be sure not to coat the sticks. (This works best if you pour the mixture into a tall glass).

Deep-fry in vegetable oil at 375 degrees for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, let cool for 1 minute and eat!

Makes 6 corn dogs.

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Seasoned Skewers:
Calorie-Free Flavor Explosion

Last summer, we wrote about Seasoned Skewers, one of our favorite finds of the year— a 100% natural product made from untreated Maine wood that is flavored with herbal extracts and essential oils. The skewers release natural oils and extracts into the food as it cooks, infusing food with flavor but zero calories. Even for those with little kitchen talent, they turn beef, pork, poultry, seafood, potatoes and other vegetables into truly delicious food. Even fruit could be skewered and seasoned with flavors like Citrus Rosemary and Honey Bourbon. And, they’re even kosher.

for more information on Something on a stick check out the following.

http://search.mywebsearch.com/mywebsearch/GGmain.jhtml?searchfor=March+28th+National+days&id=CDxdm162YYus&

http://www.thenibble.com/fun/more/facts/holidays-march.asp

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There are many things that you can enjoy that come on a stick, what about Popsicle, or how about the candy you like to dip the stick in and then eat the powder off of, there are shishkobobs , make your own special way, how about roasted marshmallows or hot dogs, then there is candy apples, many different flavors for your taste buds. How about roasted corn on the cob on a skewer?
Then there’s suckers, push pops, my favorite fudge cycles. Whatever your choice be today you should be able to find something enjoyable today.
Then at the end of day when all the sticks are done remember we have one more favorite dessert for fun.
For today is Black Forest Cake Day and believe me you don’t want to try this on a stick. But what a great way to finish off your favorite food with a special dessert like this.
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While you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

Chocolate, cherries and whipped cream, oh, my! – March 28 is National Black Forest Cake Day!

Calling this traditional German dessert a Black Forest cake, which is a cherry torte on steroids, is a lot easier than the original moniker: Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte.

If you’re still mystified and/or drooling over what this confection consists of, it’s essentially layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries, with additional whipped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings liberally slathered on top. A tart cherry liqueur is also included in the mixture to amp up the sour cherry flavor.

You’d think it was named for the Black Forest mountain range in southwestern Germany, but the moniker is actually because of the liqueur extracted from tart cherries. The cherry pit flavor and alcohol give the cake a distinctive taste. Here in the U.S., we typically leave out the alcohol, but in Germany, the liqueur is a mandatory ingredient – otherwise the cake can’t be sold under the Black Forest name.

Make a slightly more streamlined version of Black Forest cake for a supreme treat that will find its way to your dreams. One thing is for sure, this is one forest you’ll want to get lost in.

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There is plenty to enjoy today and be thankful for. I am thankful for one more day even if I don’t see the sun today.

Tomorrow I will go to the doctor for my report on my biopsy and I hope the needs is good news.

Then I will be back to join all my friends, and supporters her.

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first order of “The Land of Horses.”

Today I will be finishing up the proof on “Grandma’s Pantry.” I am anxious to send it in.

I said I would write as much as I could until June and that I am doing. Now friends pass the word to all your friends about my books. I can use all the help that I can get.  I will be fighting with PayPal to get those buy buttons on. I don’t know why they aren’t cooperating with me but I won’t quit until I win. Until then you can order from the links on my blog roll or directly from me.

Well until next time 🙂

March 27th

The links to order “The Land of Horses”

If you go to Amazon.Com the book doesn’t come up under the title. You will have to look it up under Janice N. Richards. I don’t know why that has happened but I will be checking on it. It is now available at both of these locations. The first delivery of books was shipped to me yesterday via UPS so they could come any day. I only ordered seven so they won’t last long. If you are in a hurry contact them direct or get a hold of me before the seven are spoken for. First come first served.

CreateSpace and Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Land-Horses-Volume-1/dp/1469949660/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332870166&sr=1-8

CreateSpace

https://www.createspace.com/3777168
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American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Held on the fourth Tuesday of every March, the next Alert Day will be held on March 27, 2012.

For every Diabetes Risk Test taken, Boar’s Head® – manufacturer of premium delicatessen products – will donate $5 to the American Diabetes Association starting March 27 through April 27, 2012, up to $50,000.

http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/programs/alert-day/

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Well today is a nicer day although somewhat overcast.

In the world of National Days there isn’t much to be found.

National “Joe” Day is listed but no references as to how, why or what information.

However, National “Joe ” Day is the day that if you don’t like your name you can just be called Joe. Everyone goes through a period in their life when they don’t like their name for whatever the reason.  Today you can change and just have everyone be called Joe, Jo, JoJo, whatever your heart desires today. You can have a different name.

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Today is National Paella Day

Paella is currently an internationally-known rice dish from Spain. It originated in the fields of a region called Valencia in eastern Spain. Today paella is made in every region of Spain, using just about any kind of ingredient that goes well with rice. There are as many versions of paella as there are cooks. It may contain chicken, pork, shellfish, fish, eel, squid, beans, peas, artichokes or peppers. Saffron, the spice that also turns the rice a wonderful golden color is an essential part of the dish.
For more informational Look up Paella Rice, Spanish Paella or Paella Recipes. There are many recipes available on-line.

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So for today we will all be called Jo, support Diabetes, eat Paella and order my book The Land of Horses to give you something relaxing to enjoy as you sit back and enjoy the spring as it heads your way.

So until next time 🙂

March 26th

Cold, rainy/snowy  mixed with wind. This is not good during 70 degree temps.

Oh no sun today.  Flooding has increased in the Sun Valley, Bellevue area and now Boise is watching that they don’t get it.

Warmed up real fast and yet it’s raining and snowing bringing more precipitation. What a strange year this is.

I hope all of you are well today.

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National Days

Although all I could find for today was make Your own holiday, I could not find any information on it. There are many events in individual states, and cities so I would check with your own area calendar for today.

The one thing that you can always do is plan your own interest activity and celebrate what you’ve been wanting to do all year.

 

While you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

Celebrate your inner Popeye and pop open some spinach – March 26 is National Spinach Day!

Not only is spinach crazy good for you, but there are a multitude of delicious ways to enjoy this leafy green. See how many you can try today, and you’ll be feeling as healthy and buff as the famous sailor man.

Spinach originated in ancient Persia, eventually making its way to Italy in 827 and finally gracing European tables in the 1300s. Its appearance in early spring made this a fast favorite when other vegetables were scarce during Lenten diets. For this reason, spinach has the great honor of being mentioned in the first known English cookbook.

When Catherine de’Medici became the queen of France in 1522, she insisted that spinach be served at every meal because she loved it so. Today when you hear of spinach dishes referred to as “Florentine,” that is because Catherine was born in Florence.

Spinach is available in a variety of types: Savoy, flat leaf and semi-savoy. Savoy is a nice dark green color with curly leaves, sold in fresh bunches. Flat leaf shows up mostly canned, frozen, in soups or baby food. Semi-savoy is a hybrid variety with crinkly leaves and appears fresh and processed.

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Birthday

Robert Lee Frost (named after Southern General Robert E. Lee) was born on 26 March 1874 in San Francisco, California to Isabelle Moodie (1844-1900) teacher, and William Prescott Frost Jr. (1850-1885), teacher and journalist.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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Well no matter what you plan to do today. Today is a good day to stay warm and enjoy relaxing.

So until next time 🙂

March 25th

Hope everyone is having a great day. The sun is out and the weather is beautiful. However, today we are going to experience those gusts of wind that I don’t like. I guess they will keep me on my toes.

Let’s send prayers out today to the family of the 17-year-old who was shot wearing a hoody.

Let’s pray for our own soldier who now is facing a life or possible death sentence after four tours of duty and a head injury.

Let’s pray for the young man whose roommate committed suicide because he was gay leaving his roommate to face charges of “bullying”.

Let us pray for all those who are lost, hurting, sick, and can’t find their way.

Let us pray for all countries in turmoil that we may find peace.

Thank you for your prayers

Amen.

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I once knew what it was like to have constant turmoil going on in my life. It seemed like for years my life was out of control but not because of any choices I made but because of my family and their lives and their choices.

I wondered what I could ever do to have my life back again. Although God walked with me everyday it took me sometime to piece it together.

Once I did I found the piece that I had so been looking for.

However, I had to let go not only of things, but of people who were bringing me down.

I had to pull away from being that social butterfly to being happy and content at home.

Once I found my own content at home I found the peace I had so wanted.

I still have a few friends but I am very guarded on who I let into my life. I use to help everyone and it took  not only a lot of energy but it affected my own attitude and well-being.

One must choose wisely this day and age for it is not like it use to be. People do not appreciate the help they are given and often resent you. Leaving you to wonder what you did wrong. That is where I had to stop. I did nothing wrong but care too much.

I will still help someone in need however, I will not deplete my energy, my spirit, mind and body.

Let us teach instead and show the way for others to help themselves. Then they can be proud of taking control of their own lives. Let’s give them the responsibility for their success .

Now I can know that no one has made choices for me. I am at one with the universe. My mind, heart, and soul are in balance and if I lose my way I sit and pray for the Lord to give me guidance.

I know how to listen and pay attention when the Lord is showing me the way.

His strength is what guides me each and every day.

It doesn’t matter what religion you are but without faith there is no hope.

Find your faith and be lifted up so that your life can be renewed and you can find the contentment that I did.

It will be different for every one of us as we are different people. However, it is waiting for you.  All you have to do is reach out and accept it.

Well  that’s my Sunday good morning. 🙂

Now let’s look and see what the National Days are and Current Events

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Current Events

“The Land of Horses” is now available I will be linking the CreateSpace store to my sight this week however, it will be available on Amazon in about a week. If you are anxious contact me and you can order through me.

“Grandma’s Pantry” I finished last night and will do the final proofing today. Then will send off for a proof of the book to make sure the layout is right. It will be available in April.

“Tribute to those Serving The Red, White and Blue” I will be working on this week as I want it out before Memorial Day.

Then I will return to working on “Coming of Age in the Rockies ” The Rebel Years, and “Secrets Behind Closed Doors”.

I will also be getting ready to work on my children’s books. It’s go, go, go, go.

That’s the latest with me for now so on to National Days.

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Color Television
On March 25, 1954, RCA began production of the first color television set for consumers. It was a very expensive TV set, selling for $1,000. I didn’t see a color TV until 1964 when I was 8 years old and I remember it well.

Woolly Mammoth
The Woolly Mammoth was believed to have become extinct about 10,000 years ago, but a dwarf species on Wrangel Island survived until about 4,000 years ago. On March 25, 1993, Russian paleontologists published these findings in Nature Journal.

Maryland Day
On March 25, 1634, the first settlers arrived at St. Clement’s Island in southern Maryland. Many colonies used the headright system to encourage people to settle in the colonies. Maryland used this system and the first settlers headed over on two small ships, The Ark and The Dove. Maryland Day is celebrated each year on March 25th.

For more information check out the following site.

http://homeschooling.about.com/od/holidays/ss/March-Events2_10.htm

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International Waffle Day (March 25) originated in Sweden where it is called Våffeldagen. It occurs nine months to the day before Christmas – the day the Archangel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary that she was pregnant. As the holiday progressed, it also began to commemorate the first day of spring. Waffles come into play because on March 25th the women of Sweden would set aside their winter tasks like chopping wood and knitting, and began their spring tasks… the most notable of which was preparing waffles.

For more information check out the following site.

http://www.mrbreakfast.com/article.asp?articleid=19

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Lobster Newburg

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Lobster Newburg

Ingredients

  • 3 Lobsters, about 1-1/2 lb. each
  • 1/4 c Unsalted butter
  • 7 ts Medium dry sherry
  • 10 ts Brandy
  • 1 1/2 c Heavy cream
  • 1/4 ts Nutmeg
  • <p>Cayenne pepper</p>
  • 4 lg Egg yolks, well beaten
  • Toast points as an accompanient

Instructions

Into a large kettle of vigorously boiling salted water, plunge the lobsters, head first, and boil them, covered, for 8 minutes from the time the water returns to a boil. Transfer lobsters to a cutting board and allow them to cool. Break off claws at the body, and crack them. Remove claw meat and cut it into 1/2-inch pieces. Halve the lobsters lengthwise along the undersides and remove meat from the tails. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. In a heavy saucepan, cook the lobster meat in the butter over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add 6 teaspoon Sherry and 3 Tbsp brandy, and cook the mixture, stirring for 2 minutes. Transfer lobster meat to a bowl. Add the cream to the Sherry mixture and boil until it is reduced to about 1 cup. Reduce heat to low and stir in the remaining Sherry and brandy, nutmeg, cayenne, and salt to taste. Whisk in the yolks. Cook the mixture, whisking constantly, until it registers 140° F on a cooking thermometer. Cook, whisking, for 3 more minutes. Stir in lobster meat and serve over the toast points.

For more information follow this site. http://www.culinarycafe.com/Seafood-Fish/Lobster_Newburg.html

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So it looks like there is plenty to be thankful for today and to enjoy. Whatever your interests are for today have a blessed day.

Until next time 🙂

March 24th

Hope Everything Is well with the world today.

National Days:

National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2012/03/19/LA72067

Raisinets chocolate covered raisins were first introduced by a family owned business in 1927, the Blumenthal Brothers Chocolate Company of Philadelphia. The brand was sold over the years and in 1984, Nestle acquired then owner Ward–Johnston, makers of Raisinets, Goobers, Chunky, Sno-Caps, Bit-O-Honey and Oh Henry!  Raisinets are sun-ripened, plump, juicy California raisins drenched in pure, creamy Nestle Milk Chocolate and dark chocolate. They are a natural source of fruit antioxidants, and contain 30% less fat than the leading chocolate brand

For more information follow the bizjournals blog site .

After all who doesn’t love Chocolate Covered Raisins especially at the movies.

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SU National Orange Day

http://syr.edu/news/articles/2012/national-orange-day-03-12.html

Syracuse University and SU alumni clubs around the nation will be celebrating on Saturday, March 24—National Orange Day. This year is the 142nd anniversary of SU’s founding on March 24, 1870.

National Grand Canyon Archeology Day

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/arch_day.htm

Check out the website for the days activities and go and have yourself an awesome day for the entire family.

Join the rangers at the Shrine of Ages to learn more about people who lived here long ago. Family friendly activities take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Make clay pinch pots 
  • Make split-twig figurines
  • “Sift for artifacts” 
  • Create rock art on scratch art paper
  • Plant a seed
  • Throw an atlatl

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On March 24, National Teach Ag Day, agriculture teachers all over the U.S. will be introducing students to an exciting and demanding career–their own.

http://www.hpj.com/archives/2011/feb11/feb28/0214TeachAgDaysr.cfm

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Well it looks like there is plenty to enjoy for today no matter what your interests should be.

Now remember my new book “The Land of Horses ” is available I will be posting the link to CreateSpace and it will be available on Amazon.com in about a week.

I am trying to get a PayPal button added but technology and I sometimes fight. I will eventually win but it will take me some doing.

On a lighter note. I am feeling good and healing well from my biopsy. Go to the Doctor on the 29th and should have the final results then.

I am back into full swing and today I am going to work on finishing my next two books.

“Grandma’s Pantry” and “Tribute to those Serving The Red, White and Blue”.

I however wish to saw something on two news events before I leave.

The young man who was shot down at the age seventeen for wearing a hoody is a terrible tragedy to the entire country. Not only was he young but he had his whole life ahead of him to be a productive citizen. Our country is in a war with itself. No one trusts anyone, there is constant turmoil and an economy that is collapsing. We need to be extra careful of our own actions during this time. Stress is all around us and our judgement is clouded. We have no one to blame but ourselves for allowing our country to get into this shape in the first place. IT is going to take a tragedy to unite this country and right now we have many all at the same time.

Last night on 20/20 I watched the interview with the young man who is facing a ten-year sentence because his gay roommate committed suicide. This is another tragedy that should not have happened. When you go off to college for the first time to life in a dorm this is all new to you. You are not prepared for what suddenly happens and the changes of living that are unexpected. Just because you have graduated from high school and are eighteen doesn’t mean you are all grown up. You still have a lot of growing up to do. This should never have happened to these two boys. It is a tragedy that one is dead and that should have been able to be avoided. However, we as a society cannot and should not put the blame on his roommate. The blame is on society. If he had felt safety to admit his sexual preferences earlier on maybe his parents could have prepared him for the world. Now two lives are going to be wasted for nothing. The roommate facing ten years in prison and possible deportment had a bright future in front of him and it is being taken away not by his choices but by the choice of who his roommate was. It is time that society takes on responsibility for these actions. Our children aren’t taught how to act in these situations nor do they understand what is going on in another’s mind. They are just beginning their adult lives and we need to protect them. IT is a jungle out there.

Last but not least we now have a man in the armed services facing criminal actions. How dare our own country betray him. He should never have been sent back after a head trauma injury. Now we need to stand behind him and protect him for serving us to the best of his ability. None of us were walking in his shoes. We do not know what happened and we never will. We don’t know his mental condition at that exact moment. We don’t know his PSTD or trauma that he experienced. It is a tragedy for those people who were gunned down but we should never continue to send our men back and back and back again until they snap. This happens over and over again and when will our military learn that human beings aren’t machines. They can’t take it over and over again. I blame the military for not discharging him after his brain trauma. We need to see that this young man who had his whole life in front of him be protected. He fought for our country. Now it’s our time to stand up and fight for him.

Well until next time 🙂