Good Morning and Happy Monday! It’s darker in the mornings now, and it is supposed to rain through Wednesday, but what a wonderful time of year this is! It’s worth the shorter days to have that wonderful crisp feeling in the mornings. Makes me want to have something delicious made with pumpkin and cinnamon baking in the oven! I’m trying to behave and having a cup of pumpkin spice tea instead. It’s pretty delicious, and satisfies that feeling of wanting something that tastes like fall.
Today is short on celebrations, but that’s OK . . . it’s Monday and we’re just getting into the swing of the week anyway, right?
Checkers Day AND Dogs In Politics Day – Yep, they are connected – In 1952, Richard M. Nixon was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States, running with Dwight D. Eisenhower. There was media speculation that Nixon may have used an $18,000 campaign contribution for his personal use. Nixon, in a brilliant maneuver, took his case to the American people. On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon gave a speech that directly addressed, and explained, the issue. He assured the public that he did not use any of the funds for personal use, and towards the end of the speech he stated that his daughters had received a dog, which they had named “Checkers” as a gift. He said that they would keep the dog. The speech quickly became known as the “Checkers” speech, and went on to be one of the better speeches in American political history. With “Checkers” the dog included in his speech, this day sometimes was referred to as Dogs in Politics Day. See? There really was a connection!
This Day In History –
1846 – The planet Neptune is first discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Golle.
Food Celebration of the Day –
Better Breakfast Month – This is a month long celebration, but we’re just putting a little extra focus on it today. Breakfast, being the most important meal of the day, needs a little extra attention sometimes. In the rush and bustle of getting ready for work, it’s easy to just let it go by the wayside, but we shouldn’t do that! You can interpret this day to be what you want it to be – maybe for some it’ll be a breakfast that tastes delicious, but breaks all the nutritional rules, and for others it’ll be something better-for-you like whole grains and fresh fruit. Whatever it is, break out of your normal routine and do something BETTER!
- Better Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Eggs on a Bed of Potatoes With Bacon
- Cinnamon Flax Muffins
- Sourdough Whole Grain Pancakes or Waffles
- Quinoa & Barley Breakfast Porridge
- Breakfast Muffin
- Simple Fresh Fruit Salad
Well, now that we all have a good breakfast in our stomachs, it’s time to head out to work and be productive. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!