The gorgeous spring weather continues today! It’s so pretty out! The sky is blue, the air is fresh and clean . . . and my car is literally covered in yellow pollen. This is the time of year that it doesn’t make any sense to do more than hose down the car, because washing it is a complete waste of time. It will be covered again tomorrow anyway. It’s also the time of year when the wildlife is a bit twitterpated with each other (if you don’t know twitterpated, perhaps you need to go back and watch Bambi again – if you have never watched Bambi, I’m not sure we can be friends.) This includes the owls. At some point in the middle of the night – not sure what time because I wasn’t interested in trying to focus on the clock – I heard what sounded like several different species of owls talking back and forth. Their vocalizations sounded different, so maybe they were the same species, but this was their love language? I don’t know, but it did sound pretty cool.
Verse of the Day
April 24, 2018
You know that is was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
Thoughts on the Verse of the Day
If value is determined by price, we are incredibly valuable. God took the most precious treasure of heaven to buy us out of sin and death and adopt us into his family. Silver and gold pale in comparison to that value.
Holy Humor Month / National Humor Month
Made Where? (Though Sadly, This Doesn’t Sound Like a Joke to Me)
Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 a.m. While his coffee pot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA).
After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB. At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day, Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job In … AMERICA …
Food for Thought
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck – logically it’s a duck. Same thing goes for people who look like they don’t have the best intentions, walk the walk of someone with ill intentions and says things that sound self-serving – then I’m guessing they don’t have the best intentions . . . at least for anyone but themselves.
New Kids on the Block Day – I can find several listings for this one, but no reason for it, no back-up information for it, and seriously, can’t think of why we’d celebrate it. If you are a big New Kids on the Block fan, knock yourself out and have fun with this one today!
Food Celebration of the Day –
Pigs in a Blanket Day – This is an interesting food, and one that has a varied history, with claims from all over at being the originator of it. It may even be as old as the 1600’s, even though it is rumored that it is as modern as 1957. Field laborer’s in England in 1600 had was pretty much the same dish – putting meat inside of dough as an obvious solution for a quick, nourishing meal on the run. The earliest written record of the modern version of this dish is in Betty Crocker’s “Cooking for Kids”, published in 1957. After it came on the market though there were people who came forward that claimed to have enjoyed it before! There is also a trucker legend that puts this creation up to some time in the 1960’s, attributing it to a diner along route 66 in Oklahoma. Still other legends say that it was created in the far east, claiming that Asian cultures put fish into a similar roll, and that American’s copied it using hot dogs and biscuits instead. No matter how it got its start, it did become a national favorite. Do remember though that “pigs in a blanket” can mean something very different depending on where you are. In Pennsylvania it means cabbage rolls stuffed with rice and ground pork. In New York it is a hot dog wrapped in a flour tortilla. In the 1800’s in Boston, it meant oysters, seasoned with salt and pepper, rolled in a slice of bacon, pinned together with a toothpick and grilled, broiled or fried until bacon is cooked, then served hot on toast. Talk about different versions of similar dishes!
Well, there were very few celebrations today, which is nice sometimes, so celebrate spring time instead! Get out in the sun and soak up some vitamin D! God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow.