Monday, September 21, 2015

Int'l Day of Peace SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate International Day of Peace

Since 1982, the International Day of Peace has begun with the ringing of the Peace Bell at the United Nations headquarters, New York.
Peace means so much more than an absence of war. More ordinary conflicts arise from disputes with family, colleagues and neighbors and these disturb our sense of peace. Making peace with one person today, even if it is just with yourself, is a fitting way to mark the day. Light a candle, reflect, forgive and enjoy being tranquil.
Parents, do you reward your children when they share toys and help each other? Learning how to solve disputes without aggression is a great way to enjoy peace day. A sponsored toddler can raise funds for peace charities and tire out the little ones. Bliss!
Peace needs building, not just celebrating. Make everyday your day of peace as you work towards harmony at home, school, work and in the community

thanks, susan

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Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A vessel used for decanting, especially a decorative bottle used for serving wine.
Usage:Sir Percival was sitting at the table with a decanter of wine before him.


The Hindu Milk Miracle (1995)

On September 21, 1995, news spread around the world that Hindu worshipers in India and several other countries were experiencing what they considered a miracle. At numerous temples, thousands of Hindus were spooning offerings of milk to statutes of deities, especially the elephant-headed god Ganesha, and claiming that the milk—which appeared to disappear from the spoons—was being miraculously consumed by the gods. 

Maurice Barrymore (1849)

Maurice Barrymore was the first in the famous family of Barrymore actors. In 1875, a few years after he began his acting career in London, Barrymore went to New York and became an instant success. Over the next 25 years, he starred in a variety of roles. In 1876, he married Georgiana Drew, the actress daughter of famous British-American actors John and Louisa Lane Drew, thus founding what would become known as "The Royal Family of Broadway."

This Skintight "Invisibility Cloak" Can Hide Tiny 3-D Objects

We're one step closer to Harry-Potter-style invisibility cloaks. In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers report the first ever success in cloaking 3-D objects regardless of their shape..

1784 - "The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser" was published for the first time in Philadelphia. It was the first daily paper in America.

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1893 - Frank Duryea took what is believed to be the first gasoline- powered automobile for a test drive. The "horseless carriage" was designed by Frank and Charles Duryea. 

1897 - The New York Sun ran the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" editorial. It was in response to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon. 

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1937 - J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was first published.

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1948 - Milton Berle debuted as the host of "The Texaco Star Theater" on NBC-TV. The show later became "The Milton Berle Show." Berle was the regular host until 1967. 

1957 - "Perry Mason", the television series, made its debut on CBS-TV. The show was on for 9 years.

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1970 - "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets. The Browns won 31-21. 

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1981 - The U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. 


If You Were Born Today, September 21:

You are an exceptionally creative person. Once you learn to focus your energy into one or a few creative passions, you can go far. Disciplining yourself is not necessarily a problem--you tend to have so many ideas and talents that it can be hard to develop just one. Indecision is sometimes an issue. You are especially thoughtful and helpful. You are very likeable, and others sense your warmth, or at the very least, they seem to know you have a lot to share. Your mind is sharp and you love to communicate! You may grow into this quality–beginning life as a quiet child and, over the years, you discover your voice. You easily attract admirers and you are willing to make huge sacrifices for the sake of love. Famous people born today: Faith Hill, H. G. Wells, Larry Hagman, Leonard Cohen, Stephen King, Cheryl Hines, Bill Murray, Ricki Lake, Nicole Richie, Maggie Grace.

Picture of the day
Benoît Peeters
Benoît Peeters is a French comics writernovelist, and critic. His works include a series of novels, Les Cités Obscures(1983–present); an illustrated history of the Belgian cartoonist Hergé and his creation The Adventures of TintinLe monde d'Hergé (1983); and biographies of the philosopher Jacques Derrida and the early comics artist Rodolphe Töpffer.

Picture of men in a van in the early morning

Coffee Car

Photograph by Terry Allen, National Geographic 
While traveling in western Mongolia’s Khovd Province, Terry Allen eagerly set out from her shabby hotel to capture sunrise shots in the Altay Mountains. “I had just set up my tripod in the predawn, and I glanced over at our van and saw the guys had the light on inside and were steaming it up making coffee,” she writes. “As an added touch, one of them had left his tripod set up outside the van. I framed the shot to include the indigo sky and the mountains and shot several frames until the windows fogged up completely.”

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Trailing Vine Bedspread Pattern #631

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Etoile Crochet Dishcloth Pattern


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Six Pointed Star Bedspread Pattern #210


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CrockPot Applesauce Chicken Recipe

This is a good chicken recipe. Don't be concerned by the name--the chicken doesn't turn into applesauce, it gets cooked in it, but still keeps shape. You should make this. 
The Ingredients.

--4 frozen chicken breast halves or thighs (I used 2 of each) 
--1 1/2 cups of applesauce

--1 T dried onion flakes, or 1 yellow onion, chopped finely 
--1 T apple cider vinegar
--1/4 tsp cinnamon

--1/2 tsp black pepper
--2 cloves garlic, minced
--1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional, I used them, and added more to the adult servings)

The Directions. 

A 3 or 4 quart crockpot is the best size for this, but I did use a 6 quart. If your pot cooks fast, err on the lower end of cooking time.

I decided to up the applesauce a bit from 
Amiyrah's original recipe and omitted the water. I live life on the edge. 

Put the frozen chicken pieces into your crockpot. Add the onion (if you are using the dried onion, wait and add it to the applesauce). In a bowl, mix the applesauce, vinegar, garlic, and spices together. Pour on top of the chicken.

Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours, or on high for 3-4.

Serve with rice or quinoa. I used a butternut squash risotto package I had, and then kicked myself because it was the same color as the chicken. I am never going to be a food stylist. 

The Verdict.

The kids ate this! And liked it! And said I was the best mother ever and that I should make this every single night from now on. and it had nothing to do with the long lecture about wasting food and starving people. nothing at all.


RAINBOW RING (polymor clay) .. this is the english translation of the page

Жаркому, душному лету, радугой яркой ответим!

We make a rainbow! Take your ring, or the one who makes a gift, and press down to the base, to print a trace. Now our finger will penetrate no soap in the finished decoration. Natsarapyvaem around the outer circumference of the ring. Do this with a stock. Excess can always be cut down. Bake, cut off the excess. Pick out the interior. It is not so difficult. Just take care of your fingers. Why do you ring finger if not? Mini drills with a special nozzle line the inside of the ring. Who does not have such a machine - I sympathize. Drum pencil sandpaper and torture. We attach a ring shape. Bring to mind. Here I realized my mistake. As far as I complicate my life. Hat ring could soon form in the original piece of plastic, and get results much faster. But there is no way back, and I keep. Edges hats grind and cracks obscure. Dopekat plastic that turned out to be in the crevices, treat sandpaper. Varnishing. Done!Ring without metal base. Wear neat. All with the first day of fall! And a good mood light!









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Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! - Audrey Hepburn



Witch Fingers by Grapery

In California on Mohawk Street there’s a company making an already delicious fruit—Grapes—even better!
The company called Grapery is something between a vineyard and laboratory where they make special grapes!


They call these grapes Witch Fingers and they taste just like normal grapes but have a weird shape that is more like peppers than grapes.
We admit that their shape is weird, but wait till you put these “fingers” in your mouth.


And of course the famous cotton candy grapes!
Cotton Candy Grapes by Grapery Ripleys Wide Bar
Cotton Candy Grapes
Tweaking grapes and fruits in general isn’t anything new: You’ve probably eaten seedless grapes, watermelons, and more! By definition fruit is supposed to have seeds.
Cotton Candy grapes taste exactly like the pink spun-sugar treat you loved as a kid at the circus—and we mean exactly!


Farmers make seedless fruits by grafting species together and growing old branches into new trees. Grapes that don’t make seeds are actually a genetic problem for the plants, hindering the ability to reproduce. But that happens to be good for eating!
Remember that next time you eat seedless grapes, which might just also taste like cotton candy or something even odder!

"Welcome" in Bulgarian (Bulgaria) [to several] - Dobre doshli

thakns, helen
They weren't in my pockets. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car.
Frantically, I headed for the parking lot. My husband had scolded me many times for leaving my keys in the car's ignition. He's afraid that the car could be stolen. As I looked around the parking lot, I realized he was right. The parking lot was empty.
I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen.

Then, I made the most difficult call of all to my husband: "I left my keys in the car and it's been stolen."
There was a moment of silence. I thought the call had been disconnected, but then I heard his voice. "Are you kidding me?" he barked, "I dropped you off!" 
Now it was my turn to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, come and get me." 

He retorted, "I will; just as soon as I convince this cop that I didn't steal your damn car!" 

Welcome to the golden years...

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  1. Cannot believe Virginia was worrying about the "reality" of Santa in September! She must have been ahead of her time;)

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