Last night while we were watching a little TV after dinner the phone rang. It was our 3 year old granddaughter, Miss B. She is growing up so quickly and it makes my heart feel so good that she asks to call and talk with us. Hearing the excitement in her voice as she shared about her day put a big smile on our faces. Knowing that our visit is coming up soon, and that she’ll squeal with excitement when she sees us, and give us huge hugs, will do a great job of erasing the pain of having them move so far away. . . at least until we have to leave to come home.
It’s been awhile since I’ve shared anything about Moose – he’s such a big, lovable, hairy clodhopper but as he got older he stopped doing the funny, puppy things every day and sometimes it was difficult to find something new to share. Well, here’s one for me to share. Yesterday I was cleaning the bathroom. I’d just finished mopping the floor and forgot to lock the dog out of the room. I went back in there, and there was was, flopped out on the still damp bathroom floor. OH NO! I called him to me and went to take a look at my floor! Yep, it was completely covered with a layer of his hair, stuck to the Mop and Go! ARRRGH! I had to clean it all over again, but this time I remembered to lock him out in the hall. Silly boy always wants to be in the middle of everything I do, and this time it doubled my work. *sigh* It’s hard to be angry with him when he looks at me with such a sweet expression on his furry face.
Verse of the Day
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all of our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
Thoughts on the Verse of the Day
We are comforted to comfort others. God doesn’t bless us with his presence and comfort of his Spirit because we are somehow better than everyone else. No, he comforts us to equip, empower, and encourage others. God has human hands, but only when I use mine to his glory and for others comfort.
Food for Thought
There is such a profound feeling of accomplishment from working hard all day and getting things done, isn’t there? I’m pretty wiped out today because of it, but it doesn’t take away the satisfaction of checking off many things from my list. What gives you a feeling of a job well done?
Be Nasty Day – I can only imagine that the person who created this celebration was in a really bad mood when they thought it up! Or MAYBE they worked with someone who was perpetually nasty, so it put them into a nasty mood too. Sometimes we have good days, sometimes great ones . . . and others we wake up in a bad mood and the day follows along the path with us. I hope for you that you aren’t celebrating this one, just learning about it from afar. If you DID wake up on the nasty side of the bed, try not to pass it on . . . OK?
National Proofreading Day – Oh my goodness, this is a pet peeve of mine, and definitely a day that needs to be observed! Pay attention! Today is about proofreading all of your posts, letters, documents . . . something that not nearly enough people do these days. Have you read posts lately? For crying out loud! They look like they have been written by a bunch of illiterates, if what we see on Craig’s List and Facebook are anything to go by. It’s horrifying. Proofread people! Take a moment and LOOK at what you’ve typed before you hit send. It isn’t difficult, especially with spell check! Go for it – check your work before you show it to anyone else. Your old English teachers would be proud. Sorry . . . this is really a hot button one for me.
National Retro Video Game Day – Well, this one is interesting to me in that I can find several places that reference that it is celebrated today, but not who started it, why they started it, or any details about it. So, I’ll ask you this . . . what was your very favorite retro video game; and what is the first one you ever remember playing? The first one I ever played was Pong. Does that date me or what? I also remember my brother having a little Tandy computer from Radio Shack when we were kids. There was a game on there called Hunt the Wumpass. I never played it myself but I can remember him playing it, and looking back I know it was very basic, but for then, it was pretty awesome. Game systems began to hit the market, and progressively got more advanced and the games became more complicated. Of those old ones I think I liked Pac Man and Frogger the best. Ahhhh the memories.
This Day in History –
1983 – President Ronald Reagan calls the USSR an “Evil Empire”.
1999 – Baseball great Joe DiMaggio dies.
Food Celebration of the Day –
National Peanut Cluster Day – Old-fashioned peanut clusters were simple: some peanuts covered in chocolate. These days, the chocolaty-cluster idea works with lots of goodies. I just went to the kitchen and whipped out about 8 peanut clusters. I had a bar of the no-sugar milk chocolate (Simply Lite is the brand) from Trader Joe’s, melted it with a little butter, stirred some peanuts into it and they are now chilling in the fridge.
- Roasted Pecan Clusters
- Peanut Butter-Potato Chip Clusters
- Coconut Clusters
- Easy S’more Clusters
- Easy Peanut Clusters
- Chocolate Cherry Clusters
It’s going to be a great day at work! How do I know it? Well, because I’m going to try for a positive attitude (even if that means I’m positively angry! Nah, mostly kidding.) and focus on the work that I need to get done today. I’d better get out the door so I can get to it! God bless you and I’ll see you tomorrow.