It’s Monday! Let’s Be Thankful!

For the first time in all the years I have been doing these posts, I completely forgot to start out the new month on time! I was pretty busy with stuff around the house over the weekend and it just flew right by me.  On the good side, I do feel like we accomplished a LOT!  The old RV is now empty of all of our stuff – hard to believe how much you can fit into a 22-foot motor home – and the new one is cleaned up and most of the supplies are put away where they belong in the new one.  There is a bit of work to go, but we should have it completed before we know it!  Between doing the transition from old to new, and housework inside, the weekend whipped by before I knew it!  Whew! I need a weekend to recover from my weekend!  Oh well, we have another in just 5 days, right?


Verse of the Day

June 3, 2019

Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.

Ecclesiastes 7:12

Thoughts on the Verse of the Day

We can try to insure our future through many things. Wisdom, however, is always a better investment than finances because it not only shelters us from our uncertain future, but Godly wisdom can also keep us out of the unnecessary consequences for dumb and ungodly behaviors. Most of all, God’s wisdom teaches us that there’s no solid future without our lives centered on God.



Chimborazo Day- How many of you have heard of Mt Chimborazo?  I hadn’t, and I’m betting a few of you haven’t either.  This mountain is located in Ecuador and its summit is the farthest point one can get from the center of the earth and still be on land.  Now some will argue that Everest is the highest mountain peak and they wouldn’t be wrong since it is the highest point above sea level, however because Chimborazo is at the equator, taking into consideration the fact that the earth actually bulges a bit at that point, it gives Chimborazo the distinction of being the furthest from the actual center of the earth.  A few Chimborazo facts: Chimborazo has a circumference of 78 miles and a diameter of 30 miles.  Its crater is 820 feet deep and has a surface diameter of 1,600 feet.  Chimborazo has four major summits – 20,561-foot Veintemilla, 20,702-foot Whymper – the highest point, and 18,274-foot Nicolas Martinez – named for the father of Ecuadorian mountaineering.  So, giving this mountain its due – it’s a pretty impressive and beautiful peak and deserves its own day.



Leave the Office Early Day (Note: If June 2 falls on the weekend, then observed on closest workday) – This day was created not to cause problems in the work place, but for those people who may have flex time at their offices who can figure out ways to be more productive and possibly leave the office early to enjoy a little more of the afternoon.  For some people, this can be a good thing, for others . . . not so much.  It’s more an exercise in good time management than anything else.  So, if your boss is OK with it, see if you can organize your time in such a way as to give yourself some free space to leave early in the day!



National Thank God It’s Monday Day (First Monday) – Every first Monday in June we are supposed to be thankful that it is Monday. I’m not at all sure why though, and nobody seems to know. While I personally struggle with the concept, I suppose we should be thankful for every single day, even if it is a Monday. Let’s be thankful today . . . and thankful when it’s over too.


Wonder Woman Day – This is a new one as of two years, and of course I missed it.  Many of the superheroes have had their own special day for a while, but for some reason Wonder Woman didn’t.  Well, now she does.  You know what is funny to me is that apparently last October they had set up Wonder Woman to be role of U.N. Ambassador (how does a fictional character achieve that anyway?) but it was taken away from her after protests.  And again, how does someone justify protesting a fictional character from being an ambassador?  Well, this injustice has been fixed so she had her special day in June, which suits the costume better . . . I just think it’s a little late coming since Wonder Woman has been in existence for a very long time.





Food Celebration of the Day –

National Chocolate Macaroon Day – We just celebrated National Macaroon Day on the 31st of May, and these treats are loved so much that today they just added chocolate to the recipe to create chocolate macaroons! Nice! Can’t go wrong with that, can you?  I had to laugh because while I was looking this one up, I ran across a couple of different sources that showed a picture of French Macarons instead of macaroons – and yes, that extra “O” does make a difference in what type of cookie it is.


National Egg Day – We use eggs in just about everything.  They are in baked goods, obviously for breakfast, binders in meat dishes, pastas, etc.  We eat them boiled, fried, scrambled, baked, with soft yolks and hard . . . think about it! The egg is pretty amazing.  I know a lot of folks have a problem with brown eggs.  I’ve heard “ewwww” many times.  Truth is there isn’t a nutritional difference between white or brown eggs – they just come from different breeds of hens!


I’m hauling my thankful it’s Monday backside to work now, so I can thankfully haul it back home tonight! How’s THAT for celebrating???  Have a good one! God bless you and I’ll see you soon.

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