Today is a very special day! It’s Baby R’s Birthday! Our big boy is two years old, and I’m so stunned by how fast the past two years have flown by! I can’t legitimately call him Baby R any longer, so since Baby B grew up to be Miss B, I guess Baby R will be Mister R? Master R? Little Man R? I just don’t know! What I do know is that I can’t wait to see him on Saturday and celebrate his birthday and a pumpkin hunt together. I need to get through today, make his cake tomorrow, and then – WOOHOO! We will get to see our boy! In the meantime, I need a strong cup (or more) of coffee and to get through this day!
Verse of the Day
October 18, 2018
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Thoughts on the Verse of the Day
If there is anything we don’t like to do, it’s wait. Maybe that is why God is so interested in us learning to do it! There is something purifying about remaining strong in tough times and remaining faithful when ill winds blow. So, God gives us times of waiting to see if our search is really for him or merely for something new or easy.
Food for Thought
I don’t understand the point of making someone’s life miserable by hacking their email. I get that I will never understand the criminal mind, but the crap we have dealt with today from having our work email hacked is ridiculous. There has to be a special punishment for this at some point in their futures!
Get Smart About Credit Day – I had to laugh when I saw this one – a bitter laugh. It just seems like this day is ironic, considering the dire straits our country has been in with our credit. On this day, all across the country, bankers go into classrooms to talk to the students about getting, and keeping, good credit. Now that we have a business man, instead of a seasoned politician, running our nation, maybe we can get a handle on the debt problem, or at least a good beginning to a solution. Good credit 101 – don’t spend money you don’t have, pay your bills on time, and stick to a budget. That means you have to CREATE a budget first!
No Beard Day – This is the day that someone, probably a disgruntled wife who didn’t like her husband’s beard, created to convince him to shave it off. I must say I don’t personally endorse this one, since I LOVE beards . . . mostly goatees, but beards are nice too. They give a distinguished look to an already handsome face. But there are some people who don’t agree . . . it’s OK . . . it takes all kinds of people to make up the world and we can’t ALL be right! (hehehe). However, if you’ve had a beard so long that you don’t know what you look like without one, and your family isn’t all that fond of it, maybe today’s celebration will be the incentive you need to shave it off. It’s OK . . . you can always grow it back again! My father has had a beard for as long as I can remember. One time when I was about 15 years old he forgot the attachment for his beard trimmer and shaved a bare path across his face, so he shaved the rest of it off and surprised us when we got home. I’ll never forget how different he looked! Not bad necessarily, but different. We begged him to grow it back . . . and he did. He did the same thing when my kids were about 5 and 9. They both cried. He grew it back again. I tell you this, so you shave at your own risk. If your family is used to you this way, don’t expect them to immediately respond in a positive way to it. You may be growing it back again tomorrow!
World Menopause Day – I had no idea that there was a special day set aside each year to focus on hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and out of control hormones! World Menopause Day is an annual event held each year on October 18th. The intent of this day is to help educate women around the world about the issues of menopause. The word menopause comes from the Greek words meaning “month” and “cessation”, which refers to the end of menstruation. Organizations, clinicians and health educators around the world take part in this day by giving lectures and holding informative activities. The average age of menopause happens at age 51, and it is estimated that over 1 billion people will be over age 50 by 2025. If I were a man, I’d consider taking cover! I’m in the middle of it and being educated about this time in my life and having the tools and resources at my fingertips helps make the process easier to deal with.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Chocolate Cupcake Day – These days, you can’t flip through the channels without stumbling on a TV show about cupcakes. But these hand-held cakes didn’t become a household name until 1919 when Hostess introduced its first snack cake, The Cupcake. I’ll be making chocolate cupcakes for Little Man R tomorrow to take when we celebrate his birthday on Saturday. I can’t wait to see him dig into one!
Have a great rest of your day and pray you don’t ever get hacked. *sigh* God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow.
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