Well, it has become obvious to me that no matter how much time posting daily takes, I really don’t take the time to put together an entire week at a time. It’s too much in a chunk! So, at least for October, I’m going to go back to posting daily to see if I can make this work.
We are finally having fall weather! Isn’t that wonderful? The mountains already got a layer of snow in the passes, which doesn’t usually happen this early in the year. I’m just hoping we get some here this year again, since last year was so incredible. I love it! I love everything about it. The leaves turning brilliant colors, the aroma of autumn in the air, pumpkin spice everything – and I do mean everything – the fresh apple harvest. I love it all. It just gets better and better from hear through the end of the year! Let’s celebrate all things autumn!!!
Verse of the Day
October 1, 2019
For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.
Thoughts on the Verse of the Day
People from all over the world and from many different nationalities read Verse of the Day. While our national origins and ethnic heritages are different, we are members of one Kingdom. Our allegiance transcends race, culture, language, and nation. Why? Because we’ve been rescued from the dominion that holds sway over race, culture, language, and nation. That dominion divides us and makes us suspicious of each other, leading to hatred and warfare. We’ve been given a more glorious Kingdom! We’ve been made into a more glorious and colorful race! We are God’s children and part of the Kingdom of the Son he loves.
CD Player Day – Oh my, do you remember when CD players first came out? It was unfathomable that there would come a day when we no longer listened to music on cassette tapes. Here, just a few decades later we are seeing a time in the not so distant future when CD’s too will be a thing of the past. As we see more digital downloads, MP3s and integrated media devices in our lives, the humble CD player will become a thing of the past at some point. Celebrate today by listening to music on an actual CD player – that was ONLY intended to listen to music CD’s, maybe it will be a handheld CD player, or even a boom box! Do you remember the date they first hit the market? On October 1st, 1982, the world’s first CD player went on sale. It was developed jointly by Sony, Philips and Polygram and according to the source I found, cost the equivalent of $2,200.00 in today’s currency. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
Fire Pup Day – Today we recognize and honor our canine firefighters. Not all fire stations have a fire dog any longer, but even so, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. You can check out the Fire Pup Program. The National Fire Safety Council is a non-profit organization that works with paid and volunteer fire departments to provide fire safety educational materials to public and private schools. It’s a great way to expose pre-K through 6th grade students to the importance of fire safety. Today would also be a good day to check and replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. The National Fire Prevention Association says people with operating smoke detectors are 50% less likely to die in a reported fire. Also, check the expiration date on any fire extinguishers you have in your home. If you have elderly neighbors, it would be nice to help them check their detectors too. They may not be able to reach them to change the batteries. However you celebrate this one – the most important thing is keeping fire safety in mind.
Model T Day – Happy Birthday Ford Model T! On October 1st, 1908, the Model T was introduced to the public. Henry Ford called the Model T the “car for the great multitude” and made cars available for the average person, revolutionizing the automobile industry. Henry Ford tried twice, without success, to establish an auto manufacturing company, but followed those up with starting the Ford Motor Company in 1903. The company, like other car manufacturers of the time, built each car individually, which as an inefficient process that produced complicated and expensive cars. Ford had a vision to create a car that was simple, affordable and versatile, and in 1906 he made a breakthrough which eventually brought us to the production of the Model T in 1908. The Model T was nicknamed the “Tin Lizzie” and the “Flivver”. It was sturdy, lightweight and easy to use, but its price was still out of reach for the average American. Over the next five years Ford perfected the assembly line, which allowed the Ford Company to build cars more quickly and cheaply, which meant that the Model T’s were within the means of the average person. Ford produced more than 15 million Model T cars between 1908 and 1927. See what having a dream and vision can do?
National Black Dog Day – Well, I know that there is at least one celebration today that I will celebrate by default! Moose will definitely welcome the extra attention. Today was set up to encourage people to adopt black dogs because they are less likely to be adopted for no other reason than their color. This hardly seems fair, does it? Black dogs are just as wonderful as all other color dogs, coming in all shapes, sizes, breeds and personalities. Our Moose is awesome, except for perhaps all the shedding, and to be honest, the color of his fur never really played into our decision to adopt him!
National Lace Day – Lace is so beautiful and delicate isn’t it? Because it is so delicate, it can be on the pricey side for quality pieces. Did you know that there is an International Organization of Lace, Inc.? I had NO idea! This year they celebrate their 61st year, though they started out under the name Old Lacers. It is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the study and preservation of all types of lace. Their goals include teaching and promoting lace making and lace identification. Encouraging educational programs for public benefit is very important to them with such programs including lace making demonstrations and exhibits of lace collections. They are active in 24 countries, with over 1100 active members, though the greatest concentration is here in the United States. All types of lace are created, collected and preserved by members. I think it is wonderful that the art of lace making won’t die, in great part because of this organization.
National Walk Your Dog Day – This is actually a full week celebration, but it’s such a good one I thought we should kick it of by giving it its own day. It was intended to bring awareness to the growing problem of canine behavior issues and canine obesity in our country, aiming to improve the health and well-being of America’s dogs. Both dogs and people benefit so much from walking – if you don’t have a regular walking routine with your canine buddy, start one today.
Food Celebration of the Day –
Homemade Cookies Day – This one is pretty self-explanatory – and I’m sure we all have our favorite recipes, so bake a lovely batch of homemade cookies for yourself and your family today!
Pumpkin Spice Day – We are seeing pumpkin spice EVERYTHING hitting the stores lately, and that’s a good thing! You won’t hear me complaining about it, that’s for sure. I actually enjoyed a lovely pumpkin spice mocha this morning and loved every sip. Here is some interesting pumpkin and pumpkin spice trivia I found on foodimentary that I thought you’d like to see. What I want to know is, how does one actually bake a 5-foot pumpkin pie, and what sort of pan would one use?
- The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
- In early colonial times, pumpkins were used as an ingredient for the crust of pies, not the filling.
- Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
- The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
- The Connecticut field variety is the traditional American pumpkin.
World Vegetarian Day – I must start out to say, I am NOT a vegetarian. As a matter of fact, I only actually know ONE person who doesn’t eat meat of any kind. And there is a difference between someone who is a vegetarian and someone who is vegan. A vegetarian will still eat dairy and eggs. Some vegetarians will eat fish too. A vegan won’t eat anything that came from an animal at all. I have tasted some wonderful vegetarian dishes, and don’t mind having meals now and again that don’t have any meat. I can’t see myself ever making a complete switch, but I do acknowledge that there are benefits to including more vegetarian dishes in our everyday menu.
Have a wonderful start to the new month, have something delicious and pumpkin spice filled, adopt a black dog – or at least play with one – and most of all, have a save and wonderful day. God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow.
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