It’s Friday! Let’s Celebrate With a Mad Hatter Tea Party!

Oct 6th

It’s Friday! It’s Friday! Happy Dance and Drink More Coffee! It’s FRIDAY! I don’t know if you can tell, but I’m truly happy that today is Friday. For all of the usual reasons, but ALSO because we get to have Baby R visit overnight with us tonight! You know what that means? That means Gramma and Papaw need extra energy to keep us going for the entire evening, since our little guy is like the energizer bunny. He just keeps on going, even when we are ready to drop. All of that energy always comes with a happy smile, giggles and a lot of entertainment value for us.  We will take a seemingly endless number of pictures so we can mark all of these special times and look back on how fast he has grown. Can you believe he is already going to be one year old in 2 weeks???  It’s shocking to me.  Also, that reminds me, I need to get a cake planned for him!


Verse of the Day

October 6, 2017

This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 34:6

Thoughts on the Verse of the Day

So few hear the cry of the poor or respond to the plight of the disadvantaged. If we are going to be true children of our Father, his values must become our own, his lost sheep must become our quest. Let’s help others around us who are in need find that when they call to God, they are not forgotten. Let’s be his delivery system of grace.

Food for Thought

To say that I do not trust the media, or the mainstream stories that are put out about major events such as the horrifying attack in Las Vegas this week, would be a major understatement. I look at alternative news sources, taking everything with a grain of salt, but allowing the articles and conjecture to stretch my thoughts and allow in theories that, though not proven, make sense when put in the context of what little we are told about such events.  To some people who steadfastly refuse to believe conspiracy theories, this is unreasonable and sometimes they get a little prickly about the whole thing.  However, something to think about . . . Hillary and her posse of criminals put out the lie that Benghazi was all about a video, when in reality, she hung American citizens out to dry. The cover up runs so deeply that layers of government departments have dogpiled to protect her – though I cannot for the life of me fathom why anyone would do that.  Just keep that in mind.


Come and Take It Day – Come and Take It Day started in Gonzales, Texas.  The town was having problems with the Comanche and Tonkawa Indians, so the Mexican government sent the town a 6-pound cannon to help them out.  During this same time period the Mexican government increased taxes and regulations.  The colonists became rebellious, moving closer to a revolution and Texan independence.  This promoted the Mexican government to demand that the cannon be returned, and Mexican soldiers were sent to the town.  The colonists challenged them to “Come and Take It”, and the cannon was subsequently used in the “Come and Take It” battle on October 2, 1835, firing the first shot of the Texas Revolution.  The town now celebrates the Come and Take It festival on the first full weekend in October.   Sometimes you just have to stand up as a community and not take the nonsense any longer! I completely agree!



Mad Hatter Day –  This is a great day to be silly!  The Mad Hatter is a fictitious cartoon character from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.  The Mad Hatter was always acting silly, so on Mad Hatter Day it is fair and fitting to be silly yourself!  The choice of October 6th is a logical date for this day.  The Mad Hatter wears a top hat, and on the front of the hat is a slip of paper with 10/6 written on it.  It is believed that the paper is an order to make a hat, and that it costs 10 shillings sixpence.  (I have NO idea what that would be in American dollars.)  Take advantage of a silly day and have fun.


National German-American Day – Today we celebrate the contributions of German-Americans to U.S. culture.  In the year 1683, 13 German families landed in Philadelphia, and later founded Germantown, Pennsylvania.   President Ronald Reagan issued Presidential Proclamation  5864 on September 23, 1983, declaring October 6th to be National German-American Day, honoring all of the contributions that the Germans has made to our country since they first began immigrating to our shores.  My Great-Great-Grandparents immigrated from Germany, settling in Illinois.  My Grandpa returned to the land of his forefathers to fight for the United States in World War II.  There are a variety of ways to celebrate today . . . try eating German foods like Bratwurst or Wiener Schnitzel, buy something of German origin, do a search for famous people who are German American, or learn to speak simple German greetings.


Physician Assistant Day – Today we celebrate and recognize how important Physician’s Assistants are to doctor’s offices everywhere. They are a valuable aide to physicians and honestly, I often prefer to work with one over doctors. In my experience they listen better and are more sympathetic. The profession of Physician’s Assistant was created in 1965 by Dr. Eugene Stead at Duke Medical Center. The first ones graduated from Duke on October 6, 1967. Since that time the profession has grown to include tens of thousands of people.





This Day in History

1889 -Thomas Edison showed the 1st motion picture.

1967 -The first Physician’s Assistant graduate from Duke University.



Food Celebration of the Day

Mat Hatter Day – Time for a Mad Hatter Tea party! – If Alice’s Wonderland pal hosted a tea party today, it’s my bet he’d pair up a cup of tea with some of these wonderful treats. 


National Noodle Day – I would say that, for me at least, noodles have always been a comfort food. I love them cooked then tossed with butter and garlic (YUM), with sauce, or in soup! It’s a staple food that fills the tummy and is used in many different cuisines from around the world. A noodle is unleavened dough that is stretched, then cut into pieces, or made into shapes, cooked by boiling, pan frying or deep frying, and tossed with other foods and sauces. Since cutting out a lot of carbs in my diet I have also cut out most noodles, but I can tell you, when I saw this, I did feel an urge to have a cheat day and have a bowl of noodles. I’ve even been eating my Chicken Pho minus noodles lately! It’s still delicious, but I admit to feeling a little sad about it. I need to experiment with keto noodles. I know I’ve seen a few recipes but haven’t wanted to go to that much effort for a fail. These experiments get a little expensive!


Let’s get this Friday rolling so we can get onto the weekend! My Baby R time will be here before I know it! God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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