Have A GREAT Day . . . Have a GREAT Day . . . Have A GREAT Day . . . (It’s Repeat Day, Have Fun With It)
Welcome to Monday! As usual the weekend just went by way too fast, didn’t it? It was especially so here because the sun was shining and there’s just so much to do on days like these. But real life intrudes, and let’s face it, most of us have to work to be able to afford to have fun on the weekends, so we need to appreciate our jobs.
Repeat Day – Have you ever been listening to a CD that you liked so much that you just listened to it over and over again on the same day? Or how about a movie that you were so enthralled with that as soon as it was over you hit restart and watched it again right away? There are just some things in life that we enjoy so much that once isn’t enough . . . a bite of chocolate may be one. One is wonderful, more than one is sublime. Today is your chance to do things over and over again without anyone giving you that “she’s nuts” look. Hopefully you will choose to repeat only those things that you truly enjoy. Pick a few foods and have more than one serving, or an activity that makes you really happy and do it twice! Pick wisely though – you only have 24 hours in a day and if you pick too many things you won’t have time to do repeat them!
Chimborazo Day – How many of you have heard of Mt Chimborazo? I hadn’t, and I’m betting a few of you haven’t either. This mountain is located in Ecuador and its summit is the farthest point one can get from the center of the earth and still be on land. Now some will argue that Everest is the highest mountain peak and they wouldn’t be wrong since it is the highest point above sea level, however because Chimborazo is at the equator, taking into consideration the fact that the earth actually bulges a bit at that point, it gives Chimborazo the distinction of being the furthest from the actual center of the earth. A few Chimborazo facts: Chimborazo has a circumference of 78 miles and a diameter of 30 miles. Its crater is 820 feet deep, and has a surface diameter of 1,600 feet. Chimborazo has four major summits – 20,561 foot Veintemilla, 20,702 foot Whymper – the highest point, and 18,274 foot Nicolas Martinez – named for the father of Ecuadorian mountaineering. So, giving this mountain its due – it’s a pretty impressive and beautiful peak and deserves its own day.
National Leave The Office Early Day – This day was created not to cause problems in the work place, but for those people who may have flex time at their offices who can figure out ways to be more productive and possibly leave the office early to enjoy a little more of the afternoon. For some people, this can be a good thing, for others . . . not so much. It’s more an exercise in good time management than anything else. So, if your boss is OK with it, see if you can organize your time in such a way as to give yourself some free space to leave early in the day! Too bad it lands on a Monday – this day on a Friday would be much better, but that’s just my personal opinion.
American Space Walk Day – On June 3,1965 Edward H. White II became the 1st American in history to step outside a spacecraft and let go, setting himself adrift in the zero gravity of space. For 23 minutes White floated/maneuvered himself and Gemini spacecraft, logging history during his orbital stroll. He was attached to the spacecraft by a 25 foot umbilical line and a 23-foot tether line, both wrapped in gold tape to form one cord. Mr. White was posthumously Awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Can you imagine that moment when he let got and just floated? Since I’m not adventurous in that way, it’s not something I would EVER wish to do, but we all face a special defining moment in our lives, and I can honestly say this one would be hard to beat.
Food Celebration of the Day
National Egg Day – We use eggs in just about everything. They are in baked goods, obviously for breakfast, binders in meat dishes, pastas, etc. We eat them boiled, fried, scrambled, baked, with soft yolks and hard . . . think about it! The egg is pretty amazing. I know a lot of folks have a problem with brown eggs. I’ve heard “ewwww” many time. Truth is there isn’t a nutritional difference between white or brown eggs, they just come from different breeds of hens! There are lots of ways to fix eggs, and here are a few ideas from www.food.com. Enjoy!
- Deviled Eggs
- Smoked Salmon With Poached Eggs & Asparagus
- Fried Eggs With Coriander, Cumin & Balsamic Vinegar
- Poached Eggs a la Romana
- Sunny-Side-Up Eggs With Onion Rings & Zucchini
- Ham & Tomato Omelet
- Greek Scrambled Eggs
Well, I hope your work week has a good beginning and that you enjoy your celebrations, no matter what they are. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!