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Calendar day; November 25, 2014

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Tuesday, the 25th of November, 2014 is the 329th day in 2014 and in the 48th calendar week.
General Events:
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2014 in the World
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place on November 25, 2014. Women’s activists have marked this day as a day to fight violence against women since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 25 as this special day. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated annually.
The date came from the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic. Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. That’s why the UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on this day.
Violence against women is a technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. The UN General Assembly defines the term as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm of suffering to women including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/
Where is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women?
Worldwide
St. Catherine’s Day
November 25, 2014 in Estonia
St. Catherine’s Day is celebrated on November 25, 2014. It has retained its popularity throughout the centuries and is still widely celebrated in modern-day Estonia. It marks the arrival of winter and is one of the more important and popular autumn days in the Estonian folk calendar. It is a day of celebration for the women of the culture, though different meanings come from each culture itself of this day. The customs for the Estonian St. Catherine’s Day are generally associated with the kadrisants (kadri beggars) or kadris, which give the whole day a unique quality, although it is similar to the traditions practised on St. Martin’s Day. Both require dressing up and going from door to door on the eve of the holiday to collect gifts, such as food, cloth and wool, in return for suitable songs and blessings.
Where is St. Catherine’s Day?
Nationwide Estonia
International Hat Day
November 25, 2014 in the World
Cold head? A great solution might be to wear a hat; and what better opportunity than Hat Day?
If you’re short of ideas for what type of hats to wear, check out this great periodic table of hats [ http://www.origination.net/sites/default/files/Origination-Periodic-Table.pdf ] for inspiration!
Where is International Hat Day?
Worldwide
National Parfait Day
November 25, 2014 in the USA
National Parfait Day is celebrated on November 25, 2014. Parfait is a French word literally meaning “perfect” commonly employed to describe a kind of frozen dessert, beginning in 1894.
In the United States, parfait refers to either the traditional French-style dessert or to a popular variant, the American parfait, made by layering parfait cream, ice cream, and/or flavored gelatins in a tall, clear glass, and topping the creation with whipped cream, fresh or canned fruit, and/or liqueurs.
In the northern United States and Canada, parfaits may also be made by using yogurt layered with nuts or fresh fruits such as peaches, strawberries, or blueberries.
Where is National Parfait Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 25th November:
1034 – Malcolm II, King of Scots (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda) (b. 980) dies; Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.
1177 – Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.
1491 – The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins.
1667 – A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.
1783 – Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US
1792 – Farmer’s Almanac 1st published
1839 – A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.
1841 – 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
1867 – Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
1876 – Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife’s sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.
1897 – Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy
1930 – 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito, Japan)
1947 – New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
1950 – UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia
1975 – Netherlands grants Suriname independence (National Day)
1979 – Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt
1983 – World’s greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of gold, Heathrow, England
1987 – Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.
1988 – Convention on exploitation of Antarctic mineral resources signed
1990 – Lech Walesa wins in Poland’s first popular election
2005 – Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.

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SNOW! WooHOOOOOO!

Yep! It’s snowing here today in North Central Indiana, and wow! It’s so pretty! Yes, I’m weird, I already know that. 😀 I love S N O W! But instead of listening to “let it snow”, I’m listening to the soundtrack from Mamma Mia! LOL I crack myself up! 😀

I’m thankful for lazy Sunday’s; woke up late, mmm the smell of brewing coffee greeting me. And then I rolled over and grabbed the book I was reading, The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Yes, I’m a fan of his novel’s. Don’t discount them. As a lover of mythology…mmmm! He’s brought the past and the present together in a new twist! I like them!! I’m looking forward to his next series that deal with the Gods of the Asgard. Give him a chance you might like his stories; Rick Riordan

So after finishing the fifth of the Heroes of Olympus. I decided to do some meditation and yoga and get my head and body geared up for some writing. Yeah. I could’ve spent the morning writing on my own story… but eh. I love to write as much as I love to read. It’s like my own personal balance- my own yin/yang one leads to the other, or inspires the other.

So I’m thankful for a lazy Sunday morning doing what makes me happy. Hubs is playing his video game and I’m on the computer writing this entry, listening to the soundtrack with headphones on, and preparing to write my story! It’s never been about winning – I’ve been hearing from others that are about to give in, okay! take a break! Go do something completely different. Don’t give up on your characters, don’t give in to your desire to write. But let the competition go! Yeah, seriously!! Give up on that aspect. Deadlines suck! I agree! Been there, done that… EH! Whatev!

I get asked every year what my New Year’s resolution is? stick with me, this will make sense…  I don’t have one, I’ve kept the one I did fourteen years ago, “Stop making resolutions! Do or do not!” I know very Yoda of me. LOL But I’ve kept that one! So how does this tie into the whole NaNoWriMo, stop looking at the end all/be all of writing for you. Stop! I’m writing because I love to tell a story! Yes, I want the badge that I completed it, but I’m only competing with myself. That I can finish this. That is my goal, that I can start and finish a story that is more than just a few thousand words. The goal is not to have 50,000 by the end of November, I’m not going to lie though. I love watching my numbers climb daily, but that’s because Nano month is getting one used to writing on a daily basis. More than just a couple of paragraphs on a story or a blog entry. 😉 Any way, my goal is to complete this story by the end of the month… and yeah, honestly I do like knowing that I can set a goal; whether it be a daily word count, or the fact that I am now setting aside time to write. But to complete these goals, YEAH! That’s my badge of honor!! 😀

so for the NANOWRIMO writer’s take a break; breathe, read, watch a movie, go take a walk… do something else for a day. Now then, come back and finish your characters stories!! I wanna read them. Mine will be available on my other blog… Yep! It is going to help me, revamp that blog! 😀 It’s sad to see one character go, however sometimes you have to let go to see how far you can fly! 😀
(I will be explaining on that particular blog. 😦 )

Okay, see I got it all back together! I’m also thankful for the way my brain processes random things into a cohesive thought. At least it’s coherent to me. LOL 😀 Have a beautiful day!! Stay warm! [_]>
***Notice that this is the longest blog entry I’ve written… see the whole nano is working within me, The NaNo/Force is strong within this one! LOL 😛

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Anyone else cracking up now??? I probably should’ve issued a no-drinking while reading this entry! LOL 😀

oops nearly forgot it…

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I’ve always celebrated today and through tomorrow! Black cat’s aren’t evil. They are just as sweet as other kitties.

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And please! PLEASE keep your kitties safe! =^.^=

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Okay so this kitty isn’t completely black, but he’s BatKitty! 😛

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And who’s going to tell her she’s not a black cat… LOL Cosplay of the Black Cat from Spider Man.

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Domestic Violence Awareness month

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And I’ve been slacking, every one knows that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. However it’s also Domestic Violence Awareness month.

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As a survivor you figure I’d have written this one out at the beginning of the month. Truth is, I don’t like thinking or remembering the hell I lived through. I survived and feel I’m much stronger for it. Conan has it right, “That which doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” Damn. 🙂

So while I’ve been searching for images, the prevalent theme is to stop being silent. We can’t be aware if we stay silent.  I’ve spoken on campus before and woot I was even on a local PBS channel as a survivor- however due for safety reasons, my face wasn’t shown. My pretty lil toosies were on camera though. LOL 😀 And yeah, my sense of humor is a defense mechanism. But in my opinion, it’s a much better coping skill than all the negative one’s I could’ve done. 😉

So if you are, or if you know a survivor, or want to help bring awareness, 1 out of 4 women will thank you immensely. And now you technically know one of those four.

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Go to your local women’s shelter and ask how you can help. Donate clothes, most women leave with what they have on them. Donate kids clothes, same.  Donate hygienic items, sounds silly but they are needed! And most shelters will ask for money, which I do understand. But I also see the value in donating your time. Help with the upkeep of the shelter-if allowed, paint, mow, weed, plant some flowers. Help with transportation- again if allowed. If you are a doctor, teacher, lawyer. Your skills are most valuable to these women. If you’re not any of those, your skills are still valuable. The one thing that helped me, knowing I wasn’t alone, I did nothing wrong. Simply being there and listening is valuable.

If you are in need and are one of the four that need assistance:

Domestic Violence Hotline  1-800-799-7233

And for the new smart phone users a free app:

a short snippet from their website:

The Aspire News app looks like any other iPhone or Android news aggregator, but it’s actually a potentially lifesaving domestic violence alert system.  While the front page functions like a regular news app, when you go to the “Help” section of the page it provides a list of local domestic violence resources and a “Go Button,” that, once pressed, alerts the user’s chosen contacts, local authorities and service providers about the violent or potentially violent situation.

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So who’s with me? Pink and Purple looks good together, ask the cheshire cat! 😀 So combine your ribbons for this month!

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And then join me, share your pix of wearing purple on October 29, 2014. I will share your picture in a blog entry along with moi. I know! Aren’t you excited? LOL 😀

Thank you very much and please reblog this entry! You never know who might need this information! Speak out, and listen when appropriate. Thank you!

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It’s not over

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Join the Battle 

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It’s not to late…

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to be tickled Pink. I mean tinted Pink. 😀 please leave a comment where I may grab your photo and then pink you up! I will update the Pink Pick UP Post once I complete them. Thank you to those that have been pinked, and are reposting this blog entry! You’re Awesome!!!

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XOXO ❤

Pinked Pick up Post

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Come on, you know you wanna be Pinked up!! I’ve completed two already and still waiting on Georgia Kevin to let me know where to snag his pic from. Blue Stevey, I know you wanna be pinked? LOL

Leave a comment; I wanna Be Pinked! here along with a link to a pic you want me to pink up. To easy. 😀

XOXO ❤

so? who wants to be pinked?

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We’ve got seven days till October 1st! And I’ll have some time this weekend to pink people up! 🙂

And I know I shouldn’t have to tell you why?

I’ve been playing around with my widgets again… I love widgets, don’t you? 😀

And Hello! All you beatiful people/friends I’m following!!! XOXOXO ❤

so if you want to be pinked up, you have till Friday, September 26 to comment here on this post, email me, facebook me, etc. I’ll be posting in a Pink Pickup Post! LOL 😛 I’m soo silly.

 

Tealed for your pick up! :D

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Thank you, Blue Stevey!! here is your pic tealed!

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and no, it’s not to late to have your pic tealed for support and awareness of Ovarian Cancer!

https://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/2014/09/02/ovarian-cancer-awareness-month-september/

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