Thank you everyone for your patience yesterday, with the lack of imagination and being so late with the post. My brain was just too tired and hurt too badly to think clearly. The great news is IT’S FRIDAY! And it will be a little cooler today. It was beautiful yesterday – not that I got to enjoy it, but I’m not a big fan of heat. I feel my best in the low to mid 70s. Anything higher than that and I end up feeling like I did yesterday . . . just blah and ouchie. May your Friday be speedy, productive and safe.
Baby Day – ooooooh babies! What is NOT to celebrate about BABIES? The funny thing about this particular celebration today . . . nobody said WHY they set it up. . . beyond that they must have loved babies of course. Logically we know that today is a day to get some baby time if we can, and to appreciate the miracle of birth and life. Parents – especially new parents – can celebrate this day by spending some extra time with their little one, keeping in mind that this time is so fleeting, so take advantage of it while you can.
* This is Ani – the precious baby of a dear friend of mine. Love those eyes!
Brothers and Sisters Day – Do you have sisters and brothers? Today is a day to cherish your siblings, no matter whether they are near or far, whether or not you feel close to them. Anyone who has had brothers and sisters growing up know that we love them so much . . . we may not like them all of the time . . . but we love them always. My brother and I lead completely different lives, we don’t talk very often and we don’t truly have all that much in common – except blood ties of course – but doggone it, we do love each other and when we do have time together, even if it is short, it’s always accompanied by a hug and positive feelings. My brother knows if he needs a kidney he can come to me, and I hope I can say the same about him for me!
International Space Day – Looking at the skies has been fascinating to people since the beginning of time, and today being International Space Day, is another opportunity for us to show that fascination by studying the night sky. In 2001, former astronaut and Senator John Glenn expanded Space Day to International Space Day – after all – everyone, everywhere shares the same stars. It was originally started to get America’s youth interested in math and science, and in many Science Centers, schools, observatories, or other educational places, there will be demonstrations, celebrations and special programs to teach about our universe. Tonight, if you are able and the stars are out, go outside and look through a telescope and view the night sky. If you don’t have a telescope, maybe just go out and look at the stars. It is always beautiful and it is always fascinating. If it IS rainy, maybe you could watch a documentary about space – there’s some incredible footage out there to be enjoyed. * This is an image of a Nebula – amazing, isn’t it? To me it looks like God is watching us . . . well He is . . . but this looks like a giant cosmic eye!
Tuba Day – I can’t help it – when I think of Tubas I think of polka. I know! Tubas are used for far more than polka music, but I can’t help it! Tuba Day isn’t for my giggling though – it’s to recognize musicians around the world who have chosen such a big and weight instrument to play. It is an important musical instrument that no concert or symphony should be without! It has a big, deep sound that provides character and depth to a performance. I know that none of want to see a marching band without a Tuba – it would just be so sad! Think about the job the tuba player has . . . he lugs this heavy instrument around, and still has to have the wind to play the instrument. Give a tuba player some deserved recognition.
This is a picture of what they say is the largest Tuba in the world! It’s HUGE!
This Day In History –
1885 – Good Housekeeping Magazine first hits the newsstands.
1939 – Lou Gehrig plays in his 2,130th game, a baseball record that will last for 57 years until Cal Ripken come along.
National Truffle Day – Named for the little rare mushrooms they can sometimes resemble, truffles are a sweet delight that can be filled with anything you imagine.
Have an awesome and incredible Friday! I know I will! Now, I must dash off to work. I’ve been gone for two days and now that I’m feeling better I’m ready to go! Gets me to the weekend faster! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!