Happy Birthday Garfield

The Professor loves Garfield so I wanted to give a nod to Garfield's Birthday today.

I was checking it out and turns out that Garfield was 'born' the same year that my daughter was and on the same day as my BIL. So I guess that makes him kinda one of the family.

Along from his quirky sense of humour the Professor and Garfield share a love for Lasagna. So much so that one of the first dishes the Professor learned to cook was lasagna. He has spent years trying to get it "just perfect" and though I think it is very good he still thinks he can do better.

I don't know sometimes that man is a perfectionist to the nth degree but I love him and he loves me and that is all that matters.

Let's Celebrate International Picnic Day!

It is International day and I am hoping your weather is co-operating because as long as the sun is shining I am going on a picnic today.

I am going to take some of the stuff I picked up in St Jacobs and make myself a picnic for one. I'll pack it up good and put it in my backpack.

Then off to catch a bus to the local ParticiPaction park for a day in the woods. I'm not a sunrise person especially since the sun comes up around 4AM

I am going to play a game of hopscotch and swing on a swing and do whatever else presents itself that is a game I recognize from my childhood.

Mainly I just want to remember the picnics my mom would pack when we went picking wild blueberries. We always had so much fun even though the picking was hard in the heat but fresh blueberries were a delicious treat.

St Jacobs

To say I was excited about this trip would be an understatement, I was over the moon!

The original trip plan underwent several changes due to GD#1's schedule, in the end, the RenFairre we were interested in going to got tabled because St Jacobs was the biggest draw for both the professor and me. GD#1 was not able to come after all as she ended up babysitting the youngest grandchildren.

We booked a hotel room, we were not going to but at the last minute, I began to have visions of us sleeping in a roach invested, rent by the hour room so I caved and let the Professor book us into one. we went cheap though, it was only $78CAD a night instead of the hundred plus for others we were looking at and it was a surprisingly good room for the price.

No bugs, nicely appointed including a fridge, microwave and a couch (well actually a love seat but still nice). And clean, fresh linens on the bed, windows washed & floor vacuumed. Breakfast was included and it was only half an hour away from…

National Vinegar Day

Several months ago on a Costco run I bought a box with 2 x 5L bottles of white vinegar in it. At the time I think I was planning on doing some pickling but never got around to it. I use vinegar on my cucumbers & when I make salad dressing but even so, I've barely touched it.

It being National Vinegar day I figured I'd do some research and see what all you can do with vinegar besides pickling.

Turns out it has a lot of other uses as a cleaning & deodorizing element, a beauty accessory and also has some medical uses. The list below is by no means complete but I'm hoping you find it informative

And me, well I think I'm going to have to put mine to work!

Smile Power Day

Celebrate the day by smiling, in order to have a positive effect on yourself and others. Start your day with a smile, as an initial smile will help lead to more smiles later on. Then, once you are warmed up, smile at others throughout the day, and witness the power your smile has!

You've probably heard that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. But, somehow, over the years, most people tend to forget this. Babies smile about 400 times a day, while the average adult only smiles 20 times. Today is a day to fix this and to smile at everyone you come across. Why is the word "power" associated with today? Perhaps it is because smiling has the power to change someone's day around, and help them to smile too. We all have mirror neurons in our brains, that are activated when we do something or see someone else doing something. These neurons fire when we smile or see someone else smile. It doesn't take much to get someone else smiling, and to feel the benefi…

Pop Goes the Weasel

Celebrate Pop Goes the Weasel Day by singing one of many versions of "Pop Goes the Weasel." There are various versions of the rhyme that could be sung. You also could read or sing various other nursery rhymes on the day.

Have you ever noticed that when you hum or sing to yourself you feel happy? Every so often I'll just break into song and it will give me a big grin and get me to dance around. Just listening to this song makes me want to smile and dance!

Random Acts of Light

Started by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS)in 2017, the world's largest voluntary health agency for blood cancer, Random Acts of Light Day exists to bring light to those suffering from the darkness of cancer. Celebrities often make surprise visits to patients and survivors of blood cancer, to lift them up and bring them a random act of light. Some participants have included baseball star Lance McCullers Jr., and Charles Esten of the television show Nashville. But there is no need for one to be famous in order to participate—anyone can do so! The day creates awareness and educates the public about the need to fund research for blood cancer so that patients will have access to lifesaving treatments. It is an annual reminder to fight for a world without blood cancers. These cancers are the third most common deadly cancers in the United States, with someone dying in the country from them every nine minutes, or about 160 deaths a day. About 1.3 million people in the country su…