Ding-A-Ling

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What is a Ding-A-Ling?png_social-media-chat-smart-device-vector-icon

  • According to The Free Dictionary.com;
  • Christmas_Bells_and_Ornaments_Transparent_PNG_Clip_Art_ImageBritish version a telephone or bell
  • Informal US a foolish person
    • Slang words:
    • A person regarded as eccentric, crackpot, strange, crazy
    • lunatic
    • loony
    • dingbat ringing-phone-hi
    • weirdo
    • nut
    • screwball

Today is National Ding-A-Ling day per National Day Calendar

NATIONAL DING-A-LING DAY

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National Ding-a-Ling Day is observed across the United States each year on December 12.

Ding-a-Lings on this day call the people they haven’t heard from in a while.  It may be an old classmate, co-worker or neighbor from years ago.  Or perhaps a call will go out to the child who used to mow the grass during the summer.  How about that couple who carpooled for soccer.  What was their name? There are all sorts of people in our lives who manage to slip out of our lives who would love to hear the ding-a-ling of a call from you or me.  Why don’t you join the Ding-a-ling club and call someone this year?

HOW TO OBSERVE

Call someone you haven’t heard from in a long time and use #NationalDingALingDay to post on social media.

For the history of this day go to National Day Calendar.com

Have a great day! pop-art-woman-chatting-on-retro-phone-comic-woman-with-speech-bubble_1020-786Hope

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Laughter

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  • Did you know there are different types of laughter?
    1. You have belly laughter
    2. You have etiquette laughter
    3. See the source imageYou have nervous laughter
    4. You have stress relating laughter
    5. You have silent laughter
    6. You have contagious laughter See the source image
    7. You have pigeon laughter
    8. You have snorting laughter
    9. You have canned laughter
    10. You have cruel laughter See the source image

WOW! What a list!

Which one are you?

  • Me? Hmm!
    • #2 etiquette depending on the people surrounding me in a group,
    • #5 silent when I’m around people I don’t know too well or they’re stuffed shirts,
    • #4 stress related when I have paper work to get done or phone calls

Have a great day! clipart-cute-shy-girl-smiley-emoticon-512x512-65b4Hope

Information from How Stuff Works.com 

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Trees Silent

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In a meditation from the late summer of 1876, Whitman writes:

How strong, vital, enduring! how dumbly eloquent! What suggestions of imperturbability and being, as against the human trait of mere seeming. Then the qualities, almost emotional, palpably artistic, heroic, of a tree; so innocent and harmless, yet so savage. It is, yet says nothing.

Illustration by Arthur Rackham for a rare 1917 edition of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.

Nearly a century and a half before researchers uncovered the astonishing science of what trees feel and how they communicate, Whitman adds:

Science (or rather half-way science) scoffs at reminiscence of dryad and hamadryad, and of trees speaking. But, if they don’t, they do as well as most speaking, writing, poetry, sermons — or rather they do a great deal better. I should say indeed that those old dryad-reminiscences are quite as true as any, and profounder than most reminiscences we get.

Art by Jacques Goldstyn from Bertolt, an uncommonly tender illustrated story about of the friendship of a tree.

Two centuries after an English gardener exulted that trees “speak to the mind, and tell us many things, and teach us many good lessons,”

Have a great day! teal-heart-tree-hiHope

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Hello! Have you ever heard about?🤔

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Have you ever heard about blase’ day? I haven’t. Below is information from National Day Calendar.com

BLASE’ DAY

Blase’ Day is observed annually on November 25.

On Blase’ Day, we have permission to be blase’ toward just about anything. 

Of French origin meaning to be indifferent or bored with life, unimpressed, as or as if from an excess of worldly pleasures.

pumpkinUnimpressed by pumpkin spice everything? It’s okay to be blase’ about it today. Heard the same pop song for the 4th time today? Be blase’. Nothing on TV tonight? teal shell animatedJust be blase’. Bored by your friend’s team winning their 266th game in a row? Yep, you got it. Whether it’s that 20 page Christmas letter, your mom’s constant picture taking or the fifth night of leftover pizza, you can be blase’.

HOW TO OBSERVE

There are also several ways to express your blase’ feelings.  Meh.  Yawn. Tune out. Use #BlaseDay to post on social media. See the source image

My idea of social media is talking with people face to face. retro pop art women

HISTORY

Blase’ Day was created by Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays.

Have a great day! Isaac Maimon amandaHope

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Hello! It’s National French Toast Day 😊

Hi Everyone!

Happy National French Toast Day!

A great recipe from Blue Diamond.com

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup almond butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 cup plus 4 tsp. Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Blend almondmilk Almond Coconut Original
  • divided
  • 4 tsp. mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 8 slices day-old Italian bread (½” thick)
  • 4 large eggs; lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
  • Toasted coconut; optional
  • Syrup; optional
  • Combine almond butter, 4 teaspoons almond milk, and 4 teaspoons mini chocolate chips
  • Spread 4 slices of bread with almond mixture. Top with the remaining slices of bread.
  • Whisk together remaining almond milk and eggs in 13”x 9” baking dish. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, soaking for 2 minutes per side.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter or oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place 2 of the sandwiches in skillet. Cook 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining sandwiches and butter or oil. Top with coconut and syrup, if desired.

Refrigerate leftovers.

Almond butter and mini dark chocolate chips sandwiched between golden slices of egg-battered bread – it’s a reason to roll out of bed! Be sure to use bread that is at least a day old – stale bread soaks up the tasty almondmilk-egg batter better than fresh. Almond Coconut almondmilk is delicious in this recipe – vanilla, banana and even chocolate varieties are also super tasty. For a decadent take, double the filling.

Have a great day! Hope

November 24, 2018

Hi Everyone!

It’s the day after Thanksgiving. How do you feel?

  • Do you feel like you can’t move fast?
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  • Do you feel like you are ready to rock n’ roll?
  • Do you feel like walking around the mall? Just walk, not shopping.
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  • After walking around the mall, doing some window shopping, were you hungry?
  • Whatever you are going today, make sure you take advantage of everything going on around you. 
    • Smiling facesSee the source image
    • People laughing
    • Smells of delicious foods in the court
    • Meeting friends as you are walking around
    • Seeing the holidays through children eyes. Their expressions make you feel like a kid again.

Have a great day! vintage gardenHope

 

Hello Veggies!

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See the source imageAnother great part of Thanksgiving is the variety of veggies that are cooked in cream sauce, served with veggie sauce on the side, See the source imagesteamed with added sea salt and your favorite seasonings, See the source imagebroiled, grilled. 

How about a vegetable platter with a couple of different dips or hummus. You can also stuff some veggies.

Me I use peas, cream corn, See the source imagestring beans. Yes they are canned.

Remember some people out there don’t care for fresh or steamed veggies.

See the source imageRemember variety is the spice of life!

Have a great day! Cooking-PNG-PhotoHope 

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Hello Thanksgiving!

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  • turkey_pieThanksgiving is almost here.
  • Are you ready?
  • turkey, ham, meatloaf, beef, pork, venison, shrimp, crab, fish, etc.
    • did I just type fish! salmonOh my gosh!!
    • Yes I did. How about Wild Caught Salmon from what I have read “wild” is better than “farm” raised. How do you cooked it? There are many, many recipes you can find on the web youtube.com, Pinterest.com, allrecipes.com a favorite cookbook

Okay that is it for now. I listed so many options I have no idea what to cook.

Do yo know what you are cooking? Nine (9) days to go. Yikes!!!!cranberries

Have a great day! kawaii_dragon_by_ekita23-d7xantnHope (aka little dragon)

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Hello Who’s There?

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  • Hope: Who’s there?
  • See the source imageAbby: It’s me. You told me to be here at 10 am.
  • See the source imageDot: It’s me. You told me to be here at 10:05 am.
  • See the source imageHannah: It’s me. You told me to be here at 10:10 am.
  • See the source imageEzzie: It’s me. You told me to be here at 10:15 am.

Now that we are all together let’s start planning for Thanksgiving.

Abby, Dot, Hannah, Ezzie: You have to be kidding??

Hope: It’s sooner than you think! Do any of you remember how hard it was to get ingredients when we started later?

Abby, Dot, Hannah, Ezzie: YES!!!!

Hope: Here’s pen, pencil, paper, erasers, markers for all of us. Are we all ready?

  • Ezzie: I need sugar for my tea.
  • Abby: Can you make some more coffee. Ya know Hope you need to get one of those coffee makers where you can make foamy stuff, or better yet lattes.
  • Hannah: Please bring over the oatmeal apple cookies you make.
  • Dot: I will take a little bit of what everyone is having.

Hope: Now do you all see why we have to start early? It’s now 12:30 pm. I was hoping we would be done by then. SILENCE! Abby you have the honor of starting.

Abby: Thanks Hope you are just so good to me. That’s why we call you the little dragon!!!!

Have a great day! kawaii_dragon_by_ekita23-d7xantnHope