Calendar day; February 25, 2015

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Wednesday, the 25th of February, 2015 is the 56th day in 2015 and in the 9th calendar week
General Events:
Inconvenience Yourself Day
February 25, 2015 in the World
You know those days when you just can’t be bothered to get out of bed? Well, Inconvenience Yourself Day is not one of them. So, put on your happy face and go out there and be nice! The concept may have originated from Ms. Julie Thompson and it was meant to serve as an incentive for others to acknowledge their appreciation for acquaintances or strangers and to promote a respectful attitude and an attentive demeanour. We can all celebrate by simply opening a door for an old lady, giving up a seat to a pregnant lady, helping a child cross the street, stopping to ask if a tourist is lost and needs directions, offering to carry a suitcase up the stairs and generally making a small sacrifice. But most of all, we have to reflect on what others need and how we can help. It can make a big difference!
Where is this event?
National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
February 25, 2015 in the USA
Nuts have been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans were fond of the walnut, Native Americans enjoyed the pecan, and the Chinese believed the hazelnut was one of the five sacred nourishments. People also believed that chocolate had divine properties.
The Aztecs and Mayans prepared drinking chocolate for all their sacred rituals. In the 17th century chocolate became a very fashionable drink throughout Europe and people soon learned that everything tastes better when it’s covered in chocolate. By the middle of the 19th century it was a common practice to dip items like pretzels, nuts, and fruits into melted chocolate.
Celebrate National Chocolate Covered Nuts Day with your favorite chocolate and nut combination!
Where is this event?
Nationwide USA
National Pistol Patent Day
February 25, 2015 in the USA
Guns are dangerous weapons, so why do we have this day? Don’t get it wrong, Pistol Patent Day is only an occasion for people to register for a pistol patent, so that the using of pistol is put under control.
The history of Pistol Patent Day is back to 1836, when the first and only revolver in the world was patented by the United States Patent No.138. Since then, every year the U.S observes this day as a method to memorize an advanced policy to help control the number of pistols, which are being used in the whole country.
Samuel Colt invented the revolver, a pistol with multiple chambers for bullets.  He patented it in Europe in 1835, and in the United States in 1836.
Where is this event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 25th February:
1570 – Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth I, absolves her subjects from allegiance
1751 – 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, NYC (admission 1 cent)
1795 – French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen’s capacities for judgment.”
1803 – 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states
1836 – Samuel Colt patents 1st revolving barrel multishot firearm
1836 – US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth
1859 – 1st use of “insanity plea” to prove innocence
1905 – The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms
1907 – US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic
1910 – Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
1919 – League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
1921 – The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
1932 – Immigrant Adolf Hitler gets German citizenship
1940 – 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
1951 – 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
1966 – Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
1974 – Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975
1988 – South Korea adopts constitution
1992 – Khojaly massacre: about 613 civilians killed by Armenian armed forces during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan
1994 – Israeli extremist Baruch Goldstein massacres 30 Palestinians in Hebron
1998 – Switzerland’s 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich

Calendar day; February 24, 2015

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Tuesday, the 24th of February, 2015 is the 55th day in 2015 and in the 9th calendar week.
General Events:
World Spay Day
February 24, 2015 in the World
World Spay Day draws attention to “spay/neuter as a proven means of saving the lives of companion animals, community (feral and stray) cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.” It is an event held on the last Tuesday in February each year.
The event first started as Spay Day USA, an annual event created by the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1995, to promote spays and neuters across the country to help eliminate the problem of homeless pets. After the DDAL’s merger with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in 2006, the tradition continued under the auspices of the HSUS as World Spay Day.
Where is World Spay Day?
World Bartender Day
February 24, 2015 in the World
The bartender is everyone’s favourite person on a night out. They will keep you well supplied in beverages – probably of an alcoholic variety – at any bar or pub you happen to visit, as long as you have enough money and aren’t too drunk to be served!
World Bartender Day is the day to appreciate the staff in your local bar. They work hard to keep their customers happy and often don’t get paid very well! Remember to always be friendly to the bartender, especially by being patient if you have to wait to be served. Give the bartender a smile and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ – the bartender will appreciate it and you are more likely to get better service next time you buy a drink. Most importantly, if you’re in a country where tipping is expected, make sure you tip appropriately!
Where is this event?
National Tortilla Chip Day
February 24, 2015 in the USA
Rebecca Webb Carranza invented tortilla chips in the 1950s. Carranza and her husband owned the El Zarape Tortilla Factory in Los Angeles and were among the first to automate the production of tortillas. The machine often produced misshapen tortillas, and Carranza decided to try and use them instead of throwing them away. She cut the rejected tortillas into triangles, fried them, and sold them for a dime a bag.
Tortilla chips soon became a nationwide sensation, served alongside salsa, chili, guacamole, and a variety of other appetizers. In 2003, the state of Texas made the tortilla chip the official state snack!
To celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day, buy a bag of your favorite tortilla chips (or try making your own) and enjoy them with your favorite dip!
Where is this event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 24th February:
303 – 1st official Roman edict for persecution of Christians issued by Emperor Diocletian
1389 – Battle at Falköping: Danes defeat King Albert of Sweden
1541 – Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)
1739 – Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah.
1821 – Mexico gains independence from Spain
1839 – Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia
1881 – China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
1895 – Cuban war for independence begins
1918 – Estonia declares independence from Russia
1920 – Peace treaty gives Estonia independence
1944 – Argentina coup by minister of war Juan Peron
1946 – Juan Peron elected President of Argentina
1974 – Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
1976 – Cuba adopts its constitution
1977 – Pres Carter announces US foreign aid will consider human rights
1979 – Highest price ever paid for a pig, $42,500, Stamford, Texas
1981 – Britain’s Prince Charles announces engagement to Lady Diana Spencer
1989 – 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found
1989 – Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie’s death due to his novel, “Satanic Verses”
1991 – US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops


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National Dog Biscuit Day


Diabetic Dog Treats
Recipe by Barb Maxwell
“If you have a diabetic dog like we do, then you know it is hard to find a treat that will do no harm. This is one of those treats. It is easy to fix, and even dogs without diabetes will enjoy them.”
Ingredients: (Original recipe makes 2 pounds)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 1/2 pounds beef liver, cut into pieces
1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper.
2.Place the liver into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. If you have room, add the flour and eggs, and process until smooth. Otherwise, transfer to a bowl, and stir in the flour and eggs using a wooden spoon. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
3.Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is firm. Cool, and cut into squares using a pizza cutter. The treats will have a consistency similar to a sponge. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Biscuits
Recipe by Sandra 
 “A yummy dog treat especially for holidays.”
Ingredients:  (Original recipe makes 10 servings)
1 egg
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 egg white, lightly beaten, for brushing
1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2.Stir together the egg, peanut butter, banana, and honey in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Stir in the flour and wheat germ; mix well. Turn dough out onto a floured board and roll to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter, place on prepared baking sheet, and brush tops with egg white.
3.Bake biscuits in preheated oven until dried and golden brown, about 30 minutes, depending on size. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
Thank you very much, Skeen!! 😀





Calendar day; February 23, 2015

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 Monday, the 23rd of February, 2015 is the 54th day in 2015 and in the 9th calendar week.
General Events:
Tennis Day 2015
February 23, 2015 in the World
Tennis Day is observed on February 23, 2015. Tennis is a sport people usually play individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each. Each player uses a racquet that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent’s court. The object of the game is to play the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a good return.
Tennis is an Olympic sport and is played at all levels of society and at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racquet, including wheelchair users. Tennis is played by millions of recreational players and is also a popular worldwide spectator sport. The four Grand Slam tournaments are especially popular: the Australian Open played on hard courts, the French Open played on red clay courts, Wimbledon played on grass courts, and the US Open played also on hard courts.
Where is Tennis Day?
Defender of the Fatherland Day
February 23, 2015 in Russia
Defender of the Fatherland Day takes place on February 23, 2015. Defender of the Fatherland Day is a holiday observed in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and several other former republics of the Soviet Union.
Where is Defender of the Fatherland Day?
Nationwide Russia
National Dog Biscuit Day
February 23, 2015 in the USA
All dog owners, remember that February 23rd is the annual celebration of National Dog Biscuit Day!  This day is also celebrated around the world as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day.
Man’s best friend deserves a special treat, whether it is as an award for their behavior, as part of their training or just because we want to show our dogs how much we love them.
Where is National Dog Biscuit Day?
Nationwide USA
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
Pinocchio Day
February 23, 2015 in the World
Walt Disney’s second animated movie “Pinocchio” was released on this day in 1940.
“Once upon a time there was…” “A king? A princess? A castle?”, guess our little visitors. “Sorry, not in this story children, this one starts a bit differently: once upon a time there was a piece of wood…” Do you want to know the rest of Pinocchio’s tale? Come and enter the magical world of Pinocchio, meet Geppetto and be transformed into Pinocchio with his colourful hat, nose and collar! All you have to do is to take your spelling book and get to school, but be careful not to get distracted on the way… along the path there are lots of tempting diversions:
Where is this event?
Historical Events on 23rd February:
303 – Emperor Diocletian begins policy of persecution of Christians razing church at Nicomedia
1455 – Johannes Gutenberg prints his first book, Bible (estimated date)
1540 – Francisco Vázquez de Coronado’s expedition sets off from Mexico in search of the 7 cities of Cibola
1836 – Alamo besieged for 13 days until 6th March by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed
1854 – Great-Britain & Orange Free state sign Convention of Bloemfontein
1887 – French/Italian Riviera struck by Earthquake; 2,000 die
1896 – Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
1898 – In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his “J’accuse” letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus
1903 – The US and Cuba sign an agreement by which Cuba releases Guantanamo and Bahia Hondo to the US for naval stations
1904 – US acquired control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
1904 – Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers
1916 – French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
1918 – First victory of Red Army over the Kaiser’s German troops near Narva and Pskov. Since 1923 this date become the Day of Red Army in honour of this victory
1940 – Walt Disney’s animated movie “Pinocchio,” released
1945 – US Marines raise flag on Iwo Jima, famous photo and later a statue in the Marine Corps War Memorial
1954 – 1st mass inoculation with salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)
1969 – Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People’s Front for Liberation of Palestine
1970 – Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
1983 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
1987 – Supernova 1987A in LMC 1st seen; 1st naked-eye supernova since 1604
1997 – Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named “Dolly”
1998 – Osama bin Laden publishes a fatwa declaring jihad against all Jews and Crusaders.


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It’s good for what ails you. No, seriously, if you are a creative person, than being creative helps you get healthier faster. Okay, that’s just my opinion. But as part of Distress Tolerance from DBT, yep! It’s very helpful to get your mind back to a nominal level. 😉

I’ve been working on my sequel story today, and I’ve done pretty good so far today, I’m up to 2293 words. Which is 1793 then I had the other day! I’ve gotten it to a good stopping point for now, and I’m thinking I need some food and a break.

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend!


diabetes suck…


aka my health issue yesterday and today…

So apparently I passed out on hubs last evening, I don’t remember. And he says I was unresponsive. He checked my blood sugar and it was um…high. He called for an ambulance. By the time they arrived, I was up and coherent again. Did my own orientation, knew who I was, where I was, and other pertinent stuff. Only thing I don’t remember was falling out. oops

Anywho checked my sugar later and yep, still really high, it went up to over 300 at one point, I did some exercising, meditation, etc and it finally went down. My own stress was not helping. Once I got it back down, I decided to sleep. And that seemed to help too. Today, not so bad. But I’m still having moments of wooziness. I don’t know what caused it to spike that high and so fast. ???? But today I am taking it easier. Staying unstressed and watching it.


until later, be mindful and stay warm!

ps- to all my friends on Facebook and Twitter, thank you very much! Your thoughts, prayers and good vibes have been very helpful! Blessed Be,  love and light, Namaste!




Calendar day; February 22, 2015

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Sunday, the 22nd of February, 2015 is the 53th day in 2015 and in the 8th calendar week
General Events:
Be Humble Day
February 22, 2015 in the World
Be Humble Day is always observed worldwide on the 22nd day of February each year.
Humility may be the most difficult of all the virtues to truly attain. There seems to be a paradox in that claiming to have humility may be an act of pride. Some people might be prideful in their humility… or something like that. Either way, Be Humble Day focuses on humbling yourself. There is no boasting allowed on Be Humble Day. Choosing not to brag about your successes and abilities can prove to be much more difficult than one might anticipate, as the culture surrounding us is often centered on self and the successes achieved by an individual. Throughout the ages philosophers and the average Joe alike have pondered humility and what it means to be truly humble. It is a difficult question to answer and the final answer may never fully present itself. But perhaps the seeking of humility is more important than the achieving.
The observance of Be Humble Day can be gone about in many ways, but all the avenues of observance should maintain the quietness associated with humility. There should be no loud proclamations of the fact that you’re celebrating Be Humble Day, as that would ruin the point. The first step is simply to bear in mind to be humble. If you keep that focus then the rest may follow along after quite simply.
C.S. Lewis, best known for his beloved Chronicles of Narnia book series, said that “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
Where is Be Humble Day ?
World Thinking Day
February 22, 2015 in the World
 World Thinking Day is celebrated every year around the world on 22nd February by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides. The day is celebrated to appreciate the help and guidance of brothers and sisters around the world. On a larger perspective, it is a day to think about fellow brothers and sisters around the world, address their concerns and understand the true meaning of guiding.
Originally called the Thinking Day, the day was first celebrated in 1926. It was during the 4th conference of Girl Guides in USA that the idea of having a day for appreciating girl guides and scouts around the world was pitched. After discussion, 22nd February was mutually chosen as the World Thinking Day. February 22 is also the birth date of Lord Baden-Powell, which is credited with starting the Boy Scout movement.  In 1999, during the 30th Girl Scout conference in Belgian, the name was changed to World Thinking Day to signify the global impact of it.
There are quite a few traditions associated with World Thinking day. For example, in Auckland, New Zealand, girl scouts and girl guides climb Mount Eden and wave the Guide World Flag. They also sing the World Song and thank each other about their help and support.
In other parts of the world, girl scouts from different nations meet and discuss their founders and their colleagues. In fact, the celebration of the day starts from the nearest weekend of the day, when girl guides and scouts meet up to express their thankfulness and take pledges to support the community as long as they can.
Another tradition associated with the day is that of lighting a candle by the window pane by an ex-girl scout. The light from the candle stands for guiding light and signifies the guiding light acting as illumination in the darkness, where darkness stands for problems and illumination stands for solutions. Over the past few years, The World Association for Girl Guides and Scouts has started adopting themes for the day. These themes are then discussed in their conferences and suggestions are made to help solve global problems. In 2005, the theme was “Think About Food”, while in 2012, the theme was “We can Save our Planet”. Other themes that have been incorporated till date are “Do something about adolescent health issues”, “Discover your potential”, “Think about water”, “Stop the spread of diseases”, “Together we can end poverty” and “empowering girls will change the world.”
Although the day is largely celebrated by girl scouts, in some parts, even the boy scouts celebrate the day. It was in 1932 that the World Thinking Day Fund was established. It was suggested that since the day falls on Lord Powell’s birthday, it should be about giving gifts and presents. Hence, a fund was set up whereby girl scouts could give voluntary donations in order to help the needy around the world.
Where is the event?
Walking the Dog Day
February 22, 2015 in the World
Walking the Dog Day is celebrated on February 22, 2015. Go out with your dog on this day and don’t tell them to do it alone … Dog walking is both a pastime and a profession involving the act of a person walking with a dog, typically from the dog’s residence and then returning. This constitutes part of the daily exercise regime needed to keep a dog healthy. It also provides exercise and companionship for the walker.
Dogs are walked with a collar around their neck, or a dog harness, or by following their owner by familiarity and verbal control. Commonly the dog is walked by the owner, or another family member, but there are also professional dog walkers. A study by Michigan State University showed that people who walk their dogs are 34% more likely to meet expected levels of exercise, with a recommended level of 150 minutes of activity such as dog walking per week.
Did you Know? “Walking the Dog” is a yo-yo trick. So, if you have a Yo-Yo, you can celebrate the day by “walking the dog” with your yo-yo.
Where is the event?
National Margarita Day
February 22, 2015 in the USA
The margarita cocktail—a famous concoction of tequila, Cointreau or Triple Sec, and lime juice—has been around since the 1940s. Every bartender in the world has put a unique spin on this classic, but no one knows who created the original.
Dozens of people claim that they invented the margarita, including a bartender named Willie from Mexico City. He said that in 1934 he created and named the drink for his friend Marguerite Hemery. Another popular legend is that Carlos “Danny” Herrera developed the drink at his restaurant in Tijuana in 1938. He invented it for Marjorie King, a customer who was allergic to all hard alcohol except tequila, and didn’t like its sour taste. Another story is that the Dallas socialite Margarita Sames mixed up the drink in 1948 for a house full of guests. One of them was Tommy Hilton who later added the drink to the bar menu at his hotels.
While the true identity of the tequila master may never be known, the margarita will go down in history as one of the most popular mixed drinks of all time. To celebrate National Margarita Day, invite some friends over and enjoy a pitcher of homemade margaritas!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 22nd February:
1630 – Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
1774 – British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
1797 – The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.
1821 – Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
1825 – Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
1865 – Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
1882 – The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
1888 – John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
1900 – Hawaii became a US territory
1911 – The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs
1917 – [NS Mar 7] Russian February Revolution begins with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd
1979 – St Lucia gains independence from Britain
1983 – Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India
1986 – Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1989 – Finish ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
1995 – Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
1997 – Dolly the sheep, world’s first cloned mamual (from an adult cell) existence announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland
2006 – At least six men stage Britain’s biggest robbery ever, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.


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