Can You Tell Me How To Get . . . How To Get To Sesame Street? (admit it- the song is in your head now)
Today I am blessed to be home. The company I work for is very generous with our holidays, and they recognize how important our military veterans are, so today we have as a holiday to honor them. How will I spend my day? Most of it will be in the kitchen, trying out new recipes and appreciating that I have this day to experiment with new, hopefully delicious, treats. We will be very busy all weekend, so this is the day that I have to hang out, cook, watch movies and enjoy one of my favorite things to do. Now, if my knee and hip will just cooperate with standing all day, it will all be good!
Verse of the Day
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Thoughts on the Verse of the Day
I guess we could call it the irony of discipleship. To follow Christ means that we give up everything and follow him. To follow Christ means that we receive untold blessings in this life and eternal life with God in the life to come. So is it hard? Yes, sometimes it is. But life is hard. Is the burden light as Jesus promised? Yes, because we know our lives are not lived in vain, that we are living life as God intended it, and when life is over, it isn’t really over! We get to go home and be with our Lord!
Food for Thought
I don’t have any deep thoughts to share today. I am too grateful to have the day off, being away from the toxicity that I deal with every single day of the week, and having some time to have a little kitchen fun. Maybe I’ll have something for you tomorrow. For today, count the blessings in your life, pray for those who mean you harm of any sort, and be peaceful in your heart if you have done all you feel you could to work through difficult situations.
Area Code Day – Because so many people have cell phones, area codes aren’t as important as they used to be. Area codes USED to be a point of prestige, and those of us who remember as far back as party lines remember the time when someone’s area code told you about where they lived, because they set boundary definitions. Seems like just yesterday, doesn’t it? I know that the children of today won’t have any clue about area codes when they are grown – many teens and young adults don’t even. I still find myself looking at an area code and automatically assuming where the call is coming from but so often that isn’t the case any more! Sometimes I miss those days, where things seemed so clear all of the time, even with phone numbers.
Marine Corps Birthday – Happy Birthday United States Marine Corps!!! Did you know that the Marine Corps were created during the Revolutionary War? The Continental Congress of the newly created United States of America authorized the creation of the Continental Marines on November 10th, 1775. It was later renames the U.S. Marine Corps, and is often abbreviated as USMC. The Marine Corps has proudly participated in every war that has involved the United States. If you see a Marine today, thank them for their contributions to protecting our country. Active or retired, they deserve our thanks and our appreciation.
Sesame Street Day – Wow – one of the shows we grew up with has a birthday today! On this day in 1969, “Sesame Street” debuted, turning out to be a TV show that would teach generations of young children the alphabet and how to count. “Sesame Street” with its catchy and memorable theme song, became the most widely viewed children’s program in the world. It has aired in more than 120 countries! The show was created by Joan Ganz Cooney, who was a documentary producer for public television. The goal was to create programming for preschoolers that was entertaining and educational, and that would help prepare 3-5 year old kids for kindergarten. “Sesame Street” was set in a fictional New York neighborhood and included ethnically diverse characters and positive social messages. Since the show began, it is estimated that over 74 million Americans have watched “Sesame Street”. Today it is guessed that 8 million people tune in to the show each week in the United States alone! Great, now I have the song stuck in my head.
This Day in History –
1775 – The United States Marine Corp. was created.
1951 – Direct dial telephone service is first available coast to coast.
1969 – Sesame Street premiered on PBS television.
1975 – The Edmund Fitzgerald and it’s entire crew is lost during a storm on Lake Superior.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Vanilla Cupcake Day – There’s nothing “plain” about vanilla beans: Culled from the vanilla orchid, they’re one of the most expensive spices on the market!
- Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes
- Vanilla Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
- Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes
- Very Vanilla Cupcakes
- Golden Glow Cupcakes
- Finest Vanilla Cupcakes