Yesterday felt like such a wasted day, though I suppose it really wasn’t. I rested my leg for a good portion of the day, managed to ride the mower around the yard for awhile – scared myself and a snake silly when I was in the backyard – then rested some more. Certainly not like one of my usual days off. I guess once in awhile this whole relaxing thing isn’t a bad idea.
Learn About Composting Day – I’ve learned over the last few years that I am pathetic at composting. I start out with great intentions . . . and like my attempts at gardening, they seem to fall by the wayside. Today is a wonderful chance to learn about composting, and all of the benefits there are to your family and to the environment by composting. Maybe if I read about if often enough, the details of how to do it will eventually sink in! What surprised me was how much can be composted. Most people know that garden and yard waste can be thrown into the compost bin, but you can also do kitchen vegetable scraps, cardboard, paper towel and toilet paper holders, egg shells, etc. When everything is all broken down you can use the compost around your plants. It feeds them and keeps the weeds down, and helps the soil retain moisture. There is a lot to learn about composting, but spend time today learning how to compost, and get started. I admit I’ve tried several times and given up . . . maybe I should give it another shot.
Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day – I admit it. I looked at this one and I scratched my head as I wondered what in the world this was about? Seriously? I just figured I’d find that it was a silly one (rather like the slugs yesterday) that someone made up just for fun. However, I found that this is celebrated both in Europe and in the United States and it supposedly brings good luck and wealth to the household. It’s not clear where the tradition originated, but it is known that before the 1930’s, cloth was put in larders to bring prosperity and good luck to the household. The first refrigerator to see widespread use was the General Electric “Monitor-Top” refrigerator which was introduced in 1927. Since then fridges have replaced larders worldwide, but the tradition didn’t die with the larder. Since then it is now celebrated by putting a pillow on, or inside the refrigerator. If this national holiday is something you celebrate every year, or if you’ve only just found out about it, why not join in – if you believe in luck that is – and see if it helps! I can honestly say, for myself, my fridge is far too stuffed to put a pillow inside, and I have too much stored on top too, so I will skip this one. Let me know if you decide to celebrate though! I’d be interested to hear if anything good comes from it!
This Day In History –
1849 – Famous Abraham Lincoln quote: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of time”.
1953 – Sir Edmund Hillary is on top of the world. He is the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. 1942 – Bing Crosby sings “White Christmas” into the record books as the biggest selling record.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Salsa Day – Going out for Mexican food, the chips and salsa at the beginning of the meal is my favorite part – always has been. There’s something about that deliciously spicy, vege filled sauce that just tantalizes the taste buds. We are pretty self-limiting as to what salsa is though – at least most of us are. There are plenty of different types of salsa we can make and enjoy as more than just a dip. The folks at www.food.com have provided a few ideas for you. That all sound quite yummy!
- Pico de Gallo
- Cucumber, Wasabi & Fresh Ginger Salsa
- Salsa Verde
- Black Bean-Mango Salsa
- Lychee Salsa
- Chilean Cilantro Salsa
- Roasted Corn Salsa
Well, it’s Thursday so of course, that means I’m off to work. I’m sure many of you are too. I hope your day is peaceful and productive . . . and that it passes quickly! 🙂 God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!