Monday, October 10, 2016
For Monday, October 10th, 2016
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 2016
71 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
Sunrise: 7:35 am
Sunset: 6:54 pm
Life is a Special Occasion!
Today is Columbus Day which is a U.S. holiday that commemorates the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 12, 1492. He travelled with three ships: the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.
Most of our city and county offices will be closed today as well as state and federal offices, courts and most banks. As far as schools are concerned it seems to be a matter of choice. Some are open and some will close.
If you can't see the Bright Side, polish the dull side
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
L. Frank Baum
For years and years I would take this day off from work and go shopping with my daughter at our outlet mall. The Columbus Day sales are fantastic there. These days things have changed and I’ll be spending the day here at home as usual. It hasn’t taken much imagination at all to discover I have more than enough of everything.
After sorting through my season clothing, I’ve found that I have more than enough for now and don’t need anything new. I also have more than enough seasonal decorations, in fact there is way too much and some need to go. As far as home goods go, there is also more than enough and I have what is needed. I’ve also sorted through them and a lot will be donated. So there is no shopping going on, other than for groceries, most of the time.
In the 6 years since I’ve retired, I think the amount I had budgeted for groceries has more than doubled. I know I’m spending more and getting less. Thankfully I don’t eat out often and make my own meals. Over the weekend I make a cake, it was cool so it was good to turn the oven on. It’s more than enough for me too, so I’ll probably freeze half of it if I don’t find someone to share it with.
I hope you all have a GREAT start to this new week. Happy Monday!
National Angel Food Cake Day is a great day to bake a cake. Angel food cake is a sponge cake. It can be simple, or fancy. Today’s recipe is for a jello angel food cake.
Strawberry Angel Food Dessert
1 box angel food cake
3, 3 ounce, boxes strawberry jello
4 1/2cups water, boiling
1 pint fresh strawberries, cut in halves
1, 8 ounce, container Cool Whip thawed
Prepare angel food cake according to directions given on box. Once cooled completely, remove from pan and tear up into bite sized pieces. Place them into a 9 x 13' pan.
Dissolve jello in the boiling water, which should take about a minute. Put the jello in the fridge until it has a pudding like consistency. This should take about 1 hour to 1 1/2. Add the strawberries into the jello and pour over the cake pieces.
If you want, you can spread the Cool Whip over the top. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until set.
Serve, and enjoy!
COUNTING MY GIFTS
God is in the hearts of all, and they that seek shall surely find Him when they need Him most.
Louisa May Alcott
Counting at least 3 things every day that I'm thankful for. There is truly is always something to be thankful for.
4300. for discovery, I find something new in every day
4301. for a new favorite fall drink - Pumpkin Spice latte
4302. for my oven, it still works after a summer hiatus
Enter into His courts with thanksgiving — and in His presence is fullness of Joy!
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Almighty and eternal God,
Protect our military
as they discharge their duties
with the shield of your strength,
may the power of your love
enable them to return home in safety
that with all who love them
they may ever praise you for your loving care.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT’s
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
ADVICE FOR TODAY
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone dear…