I am so glad that it is Friday. Has anyone else had a very weird week? Tuesday felt like a double Monday to everyone in my office, yesterday I was home dealing with a sore leg, yesterday felt like ANOTHER Monday, and I spent some time at the doctor’s office – twice – to find out that the sore leg was caused by a shallow blood clot. Not necessarily a good thing, but definitely better than a deep vein clot, so I’ll count my blessings. The doctor feels like my office chair has been pressing against the back of my leg – I had the same thing happen last year on my other leg. Thankfully, my hubby is wonderful and had already ordered a new chair for me – one of those exercise ball chairs on a rolling chair base. It arrived yesterday and I am so excited to try it out! So that’s what I will be celebrating, along with the rest of these fun celebrations. Care to join me?
Water a Flower Day – this is one that I really need to celebrate – and much more than just once a year! I am horrible when it comes to remembering to water my flowers and plants! I get all enthusiastic when it comes to planting them, but somehow that doesn’t translate into consistent and regular watering. Today is a reminder to water ALL of your flowers! The celebration is called water A flower – as in a singular flower – but it would be truly sad to just pick one to water and let all of the other ones be thirsty, wouldn’t it?
Loomis Day – One thing we ALL see all of the time lately is a cell phone in everyone’s hand. It’s true, right? Especially teenagers. I swear they can’t carry on a conversation or eat a meal without burying their face in their phone, feverishly following every move all of their friends are making. Did you ever wonder though who it is we have to thank for this technology? I thought that this was really interesting and something I certainly didn’t hear about in history class! In 1868 a man by the name of Mahlon Loomis took two kites and some copper mesh and he invented wireless communication! Yep, he was WAY ahead of his time! He had a theory about wireless communication and proved that it was valid. He attached the copper gauze to the bottom of a kite and used copper wire for a string. He set it on top of a mountain connected to a galvometer. He then set up an identical contraption about 15 miles away. By touching the second kite’s wire to the ground, he could move the first kite. Unfortunately, after failing to receive funding to develop the technology, Loomis abandoned the project. In an explanation he stated, “I know that I am by some, even many, regarded as a crank – by some perhaps a fool . . . But I know that I am right, and if the present generation lives long enough their opinions will be changed – and their wonder will be that they did not perceive it before. I shall never see it perfected – but it will be, and others will have the honor of the discovery.” We have Mr. Loomis to thank for our cell phones! Pretty incredible, right?
This Day In History –
1889 – The brassiere is invented. As we understand, it received a lot of support.
Food Celebration of the Day –
Mint Julep Day – On the first Saturday in May we celebrate the Kentucky Derby. But on May 30 we celebrate “National Mint Julep Day,” the signature drink of the Run for the Roses. Historians believe the mint julep originated in the 1700s, somewhere along the east coast of the United States. It first appeared in print, however, in 1803, described as a “dram of spirituous liquor that has mint in it, taken by Virginians in the morning.” The Derby serves more than 100,000 of these on race day! Here are a few Mint Julep ideas from the folks on www.food.com to help you with your celebration.
Well, end of the month is always short and sweet – Nice right? It’s Friday – that alone is enough to celebrate, but I think that the invention of the initial technology for our cell phones is a pretty great thing to celebrate too. I hope everyone has a completely fabulous Friday – I know I will! God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!