It’s Tuesday and I am happy to say we survived the night. When we went to bed last night the wind was gusting, the trees were thrashing around, and my insides were in turmoil that didn’t feel like it would ever calm down. Even staying up as late I as could watching TV didn’t help matters, and most of the night ended up being spent in fitful bouts of sleep and prayer. I just checked front and back of the house, and thankfully the only thing that is covering the house, porch and cars are needles and leaves. I was also up all night with my poor Tibbi girl. I don’t know if it was the stress that she was feeling from us, something she ate, or some sort of a tummy bug that dogs get (they DO get tummy bugs, don’t they?) but she needed to go outside about once every 1/2 hr to hour from about 2 a.m. on. To say I’m dragging would be an understatement. Fortunately I have a very understanding boss, who also loves her dogs and knows what it is to worry about leaving them alone (I’m also worried about the carpets), so she was good with me staying with Tibbi at least for a few hours this morning to see how she is doing. If she improves, I’ll go in this afternoon, but if not, I’ll stay home with her and just be here for her. Not sure what to do for a dog’s upset tummy, but I’m sure we’ll figure something out. As for her leg . . . her vet told me to keep doing what I’m already doing . . . antibacterial ointment, not stick pads and all wrapped up with self-adhesive tape to keep her from chewing it. If she keeps on nibbling at it then we will have to resort to the cone of shame. Poor girl hates the cone of shame so I’m truly hoping she leaves the leg alone! Now you’ve been updated by my exhausted rambling, let’s get on with the celebrations, and I’ll get on with another cup of coffee!
Election Day – Today is Election Day, a day when every single citizen of this nation has the opportunity to stand up tall and proud, a day to exercise the right to take a stand for what we believe in, what is best for our nation and the people who live here. Today is the day to start a peaceful revolution, a revolution where the majority rules. We get this chance every four years when we elect a president, every six years when we elect our U.S. Senators, and every two years when we elect our U.S. Congressmen. This is our chance to clean house and remove from office the people who do not take our wishes into consideration, which is their job to do, and replace with them with people who actually listen to us and vote accordingly. Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the last six years, I’m sure you have an opinion about what has been going on in our nation. I ask you, if you haven’t yet voted, to please think carefully about how you truly feel about where we are and where you think we will be with more of the same over the next few years. Please read about the initiatives carefully, research the candidates, and thoughtfully cast your vote today. The future of our nation, as our forefather’s envisioned it, depends on the continuation of this right by all citizens. Don’t let the people who have been committing voter fraud win – get out, vote, stand up for what this nation should be and help her get back to where she was. . . when she really was the land of the free. I voted! Will you?
King Tut Day – Over 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamen became the King of Egypt when he was 9 years old. He died when he was 19 and was called Egypt’s “child king”. On November 4, 1922 his tomb was discovered nearly intact in Egypt’s Valley of Kings. The cause of King Tut’s death is uncertain, but the two main theories are murder and that there was an innocent accident. Seems to be two opposite extremes. I remember the first time the King Tut exhibit went on tour when I was a kid – I don’t remember much of the exhibit itself – but I do remember the sense of history and feeling of mystery that surrounded the incredible artifacts that were on display. If you ever have the opportunity to study up on this very interesting piece of the past, please do. Knowledge is always a good thing, and this is a very good place to start!
National Chicken Lady Day – Nope, this day is not about a lady who invented the Chicken Dance, and honestly it doesn’t have much to do with chickens at all! The Chicken Lady is really Marthenia “Tina Dupree”, also known as The Chicken Lady. She worked for 12 years for the 2nd largest chicken restaurants in the world, in one of the highest level positions in the company as Director of Community Relations and Training. For her community involvement and her efforts to raise educational standards, she was invited to meet President Bush in 2001. In honor of her work the President proclaimed November 4th to be National Chicken Lady Day. Though he didn’t officially declare it to be a National holiday, their meeting did bring about the celebration and recognition of this day.
Use Your Common Sense Day – American cowboy and actor Will Rogers said, “Common sense ain’t all that common.” And no, it is not a coincidence that Use Your Common Sense Day is on November 4th because Will Rogers was born on November 4, 1879. Sadly, it seems these days that common sense is an oxymoron that holds its own holiday since we really are seeing less and less of it every single day. There are ways YOU can celebrate it though, and make it less of an oxymoron in your own life. Celebrate by using common sense with your money, family and health. Read Thomas Paine’s historic take on “Common Sense” as it pertained to American Independence. Maybe watch the classic movie “Sense and Sensibility”, which is based on Jane Austen’s novel. Regardless, just USE your common sense not just today, but every day. Right there, with that little step, we’ll be ahead of the game.
This Day In History –
1842 – Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Candy Day – Honey was the original candy, but now we aren’t limited to honey for our candy. The sky is actually the limit! Learn how to make your own candy, or find creative ways to use store-bought candy in a recipe. I found a few interesting candy facts and dates from the National Confectioners Association. I thought you might like to read them.
- M&M Monster Cookies
- Twinkie Sushi
- Peppermint Patties
- Smartie Cookies
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
- Twix Bar Cookies
- Toblerone Chocolate Mousse
I think I’m going to grab an extra cup of coffee – I think I’m going to need it! *yawn* Praying all of you are safe and sound as you head out for your day, and that all of your celebrations are happy. God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow.