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So I walked into my office this morning and found this: unnamed

I then pulled out: unnamed (2)

and inside this box was: unnamed (1)

SQUEEEE! a Hello Kitty! lol 😀

Thank you very much, Ann! You’re Awesome!!

Do my friends know me, or what? 😉



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Calendar Day; December 29, 2014

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Monday, the 29th of December, 2014 is the 363th day in 2014 and in the 1st calendar week.
General Events:
Tick Tock Day
December 29, 2014 in the World
There are only two days left until the end of the year; have you achieved everything you set out to do, upheld your New Year’s resolutions and made a difference? Tick Tock Day puts the pressure on you to cram in some last-minute work before the end of the year to achieve your goals!
Where is Tick Tock Day?
National Pepper Pot Day
December 29, 2014 in the USA
Today is Pepper Pot Day! Pepper pot is a thick spicy soup first created on December 29, 1777. During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army experienced an exceptionally harsh winter in Valley Forge. The soldiers were low on food because the farmers in the area sold all their supplies to the British Army for cash rather than the weak currency that the Continental soldiers could offer.
Christopher Ludwick, the baker general of the Continental Army, gathered whatever food he could find to feed the frail soldiers. The chef was able to find scraps of tripe, meat, and some peppercorn. He mixed the ingredients together with some other seasonings and created the hot spicy soup we now know as pepper pot. It became known as “the soup that won the war.”
To celebrate this historic dish, try making your own pepper pot soup today! It’s the perfect way to warm up on a chilly December day.
Where is National Pepper Pot Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th December:
1170 – Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
1539 – St Jacob’s Church burns after being hit by lightning
1786 – French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
1813 – British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812
1835 – The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
1837 – Steam-powered threshing machine patented, Winthrop, Maine
1852 – Emma Snodgrass arrested in Boston for wearing pants
1862 – Bowling ball invented
1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patents 1st bike (Germany)
1890 – US 7th Cavalry massacre 200+ captive Sioux at Wounded Knee, SD
1903 – French Equatorial Africa separates into Gabon, Chad & Ubangi-Shari
1908 – Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
1911 – Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
1922 – Dutch Constitution proclaimed
1922 – Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
1930 – Fred P Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minn, to New Orleans
1934 – Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 & London Treaty of 1930
1948 – US State Dept announces work on placing objects into Earth orbit
1954 – Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands & Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being
1967 – Star Trek’s “Trouble With Tribbles” 1st airs
1972 – Life magazine ceases publication
1978 – Spain constitution goes into effect
1997 – Hong Kong begins slaughtering all its chickens to prevent bird flu
1998 – Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million.

Woohoo! *Happy Dance* time

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I have over 200 follower’s now here on this blog! I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you very much!

I have made a little thank you Here


okay! social media etiquette

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Apparently there needs to be a guide for people that are online, re; social media!

Okay, what brought this on? Well only the fact that within two weeks, I’ve gotten some friend requests on Facebook and saw we had mutual friends, so okay. ‘Accepted’

AND THEN! “I want to get to know you better.” “Oh send my your phone number so we can talk/text.” “You are sooo beautiful, want to get together?”


UM Dudes! Did you read that profile thingie: I’m married! I’m not looking for a date, a companion, to hook up or whatever. I’m on facebook, twitter to converse with friends, and if you think I’m giving out my phone number to some random person I don’t know, then you really need to think again. (which is my very polite way of not saying what I’m really thinking!) *Face Palm!*

There’s this thing called commonsense, USE IT!
As for asking a woman for her number online, and you don’t know this person, seriously that’s stupid. And the woman that would give it to you, also stupid! Hey I’m equal opportunity, I call both genders stupid when they act it! 😦

okay short brief rant, hopefully the two people that need to see this- ON Facebook! might actually take the time to read it, and if you unfriend, me, AWESOME! 😀

And to the other people that are nice and say hello, and are genuinely nice and polite, it’s great to have you as a friend! Thank you!! xoxo



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if anyone finds any of the Hello Kitty as Maneki Neko, please! leave me a comment with the link! thank you 😉 xoxo

Chicken Bones: a uniquely Canadian holiday treat

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Thank you, Skeen!

Ganong’s signature candy, Chicken Bones, with a spicy cinnamon crust and dark chocolate core, go back to 1885.

Chicken Bones: an uniquely Canadian holiday treat
In this small town of 5,000 people, hours away from any major urban centre, this is a story of success tied to Chicken Bones, a bright pink candy with a gory name.
Invented by Ganong candy maker Frank Sparhawk in 1885, Chicken Bones have a spicy cinnamon crust and dark chocolate core and are polarizing in the Maritimes: some love them, some hate them, but few are indifferent. Since their invention, the company has produced nearly 700 million pieces – more than five million in 2012, a banner year – all of which are still made by hand at Ganong’s headquarters at 1 Chocolate Dr.
In one room, glossy hot-pink cinnamon candy is stretched, kneaded and cooled, both by the gyrating metal arms of a taffy puller and the strong arms of two workers.
They wield long, pockmarked steel bars and wear thick, heatproof gloves to protect themselves from the scalding candy, which is wrapped around a giant slab of bittersweet chocolate. The resulting 100-pound log is heated, rolled, pulled and cut into its distinctive tapered shape.
A lot has changed since brothers James and Gilbert W. Ganong founded Ganong Bros. Ltd. in 1873. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the company’s original steam whistle. It blows every day, twice in the morning and once at lunch hour. Candy maker Joey White, 55, who has been making Chicken Bones for a decade, says the sound, like the company itself, is part of what defines St. Stephen. “You can hear it five miles away. I don’t know what people would do if it stopped.”

Calendar day; December 28, 2014

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Sunday, the 28th of December, 2014 is the 362th day in 2014 and in the 52nd calendar week.
General Events:
Card Playing Day
December 28, 2014 in the World
Card Playing Day takes place on December 28, 2014. A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games. Playing cards are typically palm-sized for convenient handling.
Countless card games exist, including families of related games (such as poker). A small number of card games played with traditional decks have formally standardized rules, but most are folk games whose rules vary by region, culture, and person.
Where is Card Playing Day?
Endangered Species Act Day
December 28, 2014 in the USA
On this day, Congress passed the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and the habitats in which they are found. The law requires federal agencies to ensure that their actions are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat of such species and prohibits the harming of any animal designated as endangered or threatened.
Where is Endangered Species Act Day?
Nationwide USA
Innocents’ Day
December 28, 2014 in the World
Innocents’ Day is observed on December 28, 2014. The Massacre of the Innocents is the biblical narrative of infanticide by Herod the Great, the Roman appointed King of the Jews. The number of infants killed is not stated, however the Holy Innocents have been claimed as the first Christian martyrs. The commemoration of the massacre of these “Holy Innocents” – considered by some Christians as the first martyrs for Christ – first appears as a feast of the western church in the Leonine Sacramentary, dating from about 485.
Today, the date of Holy Innocents’ Day, also called The Innocents’ Day or Childermas or Children’s Mass, varies. The 27th of December is the date for West Syrians and East Syrians. 28th December is the date in the Church of England, the Lutheran Church and the Roman Catholic Church (in which, except on Sunday, violet vestments were worn before 1961, instead of red, the normal liturgical colour for celebrating martyrs). The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates the feast on 29 December.
Where is Innocents’ Day?
Els Enfarinats
December 28, 2014 in Alicante
Els Enfarinats is celebrated on December 28, 2014. The annual festival of Els Enfarinats takes place in the town of Ibi in Alicante, Spain, as part of celebrations related to the Day of the Innocents. In the day long festival, participants known as the Els Enfarinats dress in mock military dress and stage a mock coup d’état. Meanwhile, the Casats i Fadrins, accompanied by a band of street musicians called the Rondalla, known by the name of Sonet, Xirimita and Tabal, tour the city. At 8am, the Els Enfarinats take the city under the slogan “New Justice”, and at 9am the Race for Mayor will take place in which it will be decided who is to be Mayor of the Els Enfarinats. Then, the act of L’Aixavegó is carried out in the Plaça de l’Església (Church Square), where the Els Enfarinats reside. Here, it is decided that those who do not pay the fine will go to jail. At midday, a collection called the Arreplegada dels Enfarinats takes place through the streets of the old quarter and of the city centre of Ibi, terminating in the Sant Joaquim Sanctuary. They exercise their authority under a blaze of fireworks, flour bombs and eggs. Atfive o’clock in the afternoon the authority of Els Enfarinats comes to an end giving way to the celebration of the traditional Dansà.
Where is Els Enfarinats?
Nationwide Alicante
Day of the Holy Innocents
December 28, 2014 in Mexico
The Day of the Holy Innocents (Día de los Santos Inocentes), on December 28, remembers the biblical story of King Herod’s orders to execute male babies in Bethlehem in order to kill baby Jesus.
Mexicans play jokes and pranks to trick friends and family members on December 28, which is similar to April Fool’s Day. The media also get involved by reporting news that is too ridiculous or funny to be true, all in good fun. Some Mexicans visit cemeteries with offerings to souls of departed children, in line with a pre-Hispanic tradition.
The Day of the Holy Innocents is a religious observance and not a statutory federal holiday in Mexico.
Where is Day of the Holy Innocents?
Nationwide Mexico
Historical Events on 28th December:
1065 – Westminster Abbey consecrated
1612 – First observation of Neptune – Galileo observes and records a “fixed star” without realising it is a planet
1767 – King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital.
1828 – 6.8 earthquake strikes Echigo Japan, 30,000 killed
1836 – Spain recognizes independence of Mexico
1849 – M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect
1850 – Rangoon, Burma, destroyed by fire
1860 – Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NY, on her last mission to free slaves, evading capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad
1867 – United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.
1902 – Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US
1906 – Ecuador adopts its constitution
1908 – Earthquake strikes Messina, Italy (nearly 80,000 died)
1921 – The beginning of the Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa; the rebellion started as a strike by white mineworkers on and became an open armed rebellion against the state
1943 – All Kalmyk inhabitants of of the Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die en route
1945 – Congress officially recognizes “Pledge of Allegiance”
1950 – Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
1970 – Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) adopts constitution
1973 – US President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law
1975 – “The Hail Mary”, with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the “Hail Mary” play is born
1981 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
1984 – Creosote bush determined to be 11,700 years old
1985 – Warring Lebanese Moslem & Christian leaders sign peace agreement



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Calendar day; December 27, 2014

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Saturday, the 27th of December, 2014 is the 361th day in 2014 and in the 52nd calendar week.

General Events:

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day
December 27, 2014 in the World

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day is observed on December 27, 2014. The snowflake is often a traditional seasonal image or motif used around the Christmas period, especially in Europe and the United States. It represents the traditional White Christmas. During this period it is quite popular to make paper snowflakes by folding a piece of paper several times, cutting out a pattern with scissors and then unfolding it.

A snowflake is either a single ice crystal or an aggregation of ice crystals which falls through the Earth’s atmosphere. They begin as snow crystals which develop when microscopic supercooled cloud droplets freeze. Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Complex shapes emerge as the flake moves through differing temperature and humidity regimes, such that individual snowflakes are nearly unique in structure.

Printable snowflake templates: http://www.firstpalette.com/tool_box/printables/snowflake.html

Where is the event?

National Fruitcake Day
December 27, 2014 in the USA

National Fruitcake Day is celebrated on December 27, 2014. Fruitcake is a cake made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and soaked in spirits. A cake that simply has fruit in it as an ingredient can also be colloquially called a fruit cake. Fruit cakes are often served in celebration of weddings and Christmas. Given their rich nature, fruit cake is most often consumed on its own, as opposed to with condiments (such as butter or cream).

Typical American fruit cakes are rich in fruit and nuts. In the United States, the fruit cake has been a ridiculed dessert. Some attribute the beginning of this trend with The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson. He would joke that there really is only one fruitcake in the world, passed from family to family. Commercial fruit cakes are often sold from catalogs by charities as a fund raiser.

Where is National Fruitcake Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 27th December:

1512 – The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World.

1657 – Flushing Remonstrance petition is signed in the Dutch colony of New Netherland protesting ban on Quaker worship

1825 – 1st public railway using steam locomotive completed in England between Stockton and Darlington

1871 – World’s first cat show (Crystal Palace, London)

1900 – Carrie Nation’s 1st public smashing of a bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS)

1934 – Shah of Persia declares Persia now Iran

1939 – Between 20,000 & 40,000 die in magnitude 8 quake in Erzincam Turkey

1945 – International Monetary Fund formally established by 29 member countries

1945 – The World Bank was created with the signing of an agreement by 28 nations

1949 – Queen Juliana of the Netherlands grants independence to Indonesia

1976 – Albania constitution goes into effect

1979 – Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, Pres Hafizullah Amin overthrown

1997 – Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland

2001 – The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

2004 – Radiation from an explosion on the magnetar SGR 1806-20 reaches Earth. It is the brightest extrasolar event known to have been witnessed on the planet

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