Saturday, November 14, 2015

World Diabetes Day NOVEMBER 14, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day was first introduced in 1991, and founded by both the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization. In reaction to the rise in cases of Diabetes worldwide, it was decided to choose a day of the year to raise awareness of Diabetes and related causes. The day chosen was the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, a medical scientist who co-discovered Insulin and was the first person to use it on humans.
The theme of World Diabetes Day regularly changes. For example, the theme for the day between 2009 and 2013 was education and prevention, and in the past such themes have been used such as human rights, lifestyle, obesity, the disadvantaged and vulnerable, and children/teenagers. Various events around the world mark the day including raising awareness in the media, lectures and conferences, sporting events, and leaflet/poster campaigning. “Going blue” is another global event to mark the day, where people wear blue and landmark buildings and monuments around the world are lit up in blue, to help spread awareness of the day.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A meal at midday; a luncheon.
Usage:His impudence still rankled when I came into the dining room at tiffin time.

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First Shipboard Aircraft Takeoff (1910)

A year after learning to fly, aviator Eugene Ely performed an experiment for the US Navy: he took off from a temporary platform built over the bow of the USS Birmingham, anchored off Virginia's coast, and became the first person to take off from a ship in a fixed-wing aircraft. Two months later, he performed the first shipboard landing, using the first tail hook system to land on the USS Pennsylvaniain San Francisco Bay, California.

Astrid Lindgren (1907)

Lindgren was a Swedish children's book author and screenwriter best remembered for writing the series of books featuring the character Pippi Långstrump, or Pippi Longstocking. Pippi, an unconventional, assertive, and extraordinarily strong girl—recognized by her fiery red hair worn in braids that stick out sideways from her head—was featured in many of Lindgren's hundreds of books, which sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide.

Lord Mayor's Show

The second Friday in November is Lord Mayor's Day in London, the day on which the city's Lord Mayor is admitted to office. The following day is the Lord Mayor's Show, a series of civic ceremonies held since 1215 that culminate in a parade to the Law Courts. Today, the Lord Mayor rides from Guildhall to the Law Courts in a scarlet and gold coach drawn by six matched horses. Accompanying the coach is an honor guard of musketeers and pikemen in period dress, as well as many bands and numerous floats decorated to reflect the interests or profession of the new Lord Mayor.

A Seismic Shift in How People Eat

It's easy to make fun of people in big cities for their obsession with gluten, or chia seeds, or cleanses. But urbanites are not the only ones turning away from the products created by big food companies

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1719 - Composer Johann Georg Leopold Mozart was born.

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1832 - The first streetcar went into operation in New York City, NY. The vehicle was horse-drawn and had room for 30 people.

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1851 - Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.

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1889 - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. 

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1900 - Composer Aaron Copland was born.

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1943 - Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philharmonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old and was an assistant conductor at the time.

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1968 - Yale University announced it was going co-educational


If You Were Born Today, November 14

You crave stability in most aspects of your life, including your career and home life. However, your love life is rather dramatic. You are a passionate person who lives for the drama of love and romance, which may not be immediately apparent. People often turn to you for advice. You are an insightful and perceptive person, and you have many creative talents and hobbies. Inventive and original, you need freedom of movement and thought in your career in order to feel fulfilled.  Famous people born today: Prince Charles, Dick Powell, Aaron Copland, Robert Fulton, James Young, Claude Monet, Barbara Hutton.

Picture of the day
Groundscraper thrush
The groundscraper thrush (Psophocichla litsitsirupa) is a passerine bird of southern and eastern Africa belonging to the thrush family. Four subspecies are known of this bird, which is found in savannasgrasslands and open woodlands.

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Blue-Sky Night

Photograph by Isabelle Bacher
This photo of Lyngen, Norway’s icy landscape was submitted by Isabelle Bacher. The dark Norwegian winter gives these ominous jagged rocks and swirling seawater an eerie glow, but Bacher enjoys the view. “Dark all day and all night,” she writes, “but a blue light in the sky makes this time magical.”


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Step  1. Choose your size One Size Table runner measures 15" x 50" (38 x 127 cm).
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RECIPES (diabetic)

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stephanie o'dea

CrockPot Turkey Breast Recipe

I do plan on finding a little turkey (probably a 10 pounder?) to cook in the crock, but I wanted to test out a turkey breast first. 

I used my mom's "famous" and "secret" family recipe. Hey mom! Your recipe is now going to be even more famous, and it's no longer a secret. :-) Thanks mom, I love you! 

This is good turkey. It's moist and juicy, even though there isn't any brown meat. If you'd like, you can certainly throw in some turkey legs along with the breast. The rule of thumb is usually 1 pound of turkey per person. 

The Ingredients. 

4 to 6 pound turkey breast (bone-in or out. your choice) 
2 cups cheap white wine (you can use broth or apple juice instead, if you'd like)
1 stick of butter (1/2 cup) 
1 onion 
salt and pepper 

The Directions. 

I used a 6 quart crockpot and a 4 1/2 pound turkey breast. I easily could have fit in some legs or a larger breast piece. 

I know that it's suggested to not cook with any wine that you wouldn't drink, but it's okay because I drink cheap wine. 

Unwrap the turkey breast and pat it dry with paper towels. If desired, cut off the skin with poultry shears, and discard. 

Salt and pepper the breast liberally. 

Plop it, breast-side down into the crockpot. Wash your hands well. 

Cut up an onion coarsely and push some pieces down next to the turkey and put a few in the rib cavity. Add the stick of butter. 

Pour the wine over the top. 

Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours, or on high for 4-6. Use a meat thermometer to test doneness--it should register at 170°. 

Remove from crockpot, and let sit for about 20 minutes before carving. The meat will be much more tender than if cooked in an oven. 

The Verdict

We all ate turkey! 

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Tabletop Turkey
  1. Paint a paper cup brown. Turn the cup upside down and glue a pom-pom to the top of the cup for the head.
  2. Cut nine 4-inch leaf shapes from different colors ofconstruction paper. Fold a 1-inch-square piece of orange construction paper in half; cut a triangle shape out of the folded paper for the beak. Using a 2-inch square of red paper folded in half, cut a heart shape to create the turkey's wattle.
  3. Glue the beak and wattle to the pom-pom. Add googly eyes. Glue on the “feathers.”


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What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - John Lubbock

Quebec, Canada  has a unique method of drawing. It involves burning paper and using the soot from candles to color. He then uses various tools to shade it.
The pieces he makes vary from small to huge murals composed of many delicately crafted works. 




Steve isn’t the only fire art we’ve noticed. At Ripley’s in St. Augustine we have a work by Daniel Diehl that stands two and half feet tall and depicts the famous John Lennon.
John Lenon by Daniel Diehl
John Lenon by Daniel Diehl


Similarly Wilmer Lam who currently lives in Orlando, Florida goes through as many as 10 packs of cigarettes a day. He doesn’t smoke them: He uses them to draw portraits from the ash!
Cigarette Ash Portrait: Brad Pitt by Wilmer Lam
Cigarette Ash Portrait: Brad Pitt by Wilmer Lam


Created by Rob Tarbell, this circus scene is made by hanging the canvas overhead and using rising smoke to make the picture. You can see this oddity in Orlando, Florida!
Rob Tarbell
Rob Tarbell

"Welcome" in Hebrew (Israel) [to a man] - Baruch haba
                      Hebrew (Israel) [to a woman]    -         Brucha haba'a

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All hail the Pizza Burger

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Struggles every knitter faces
Have you got knitting on the brain? The late nights, the aching joints, the frustration. It’s a wonder any of us knit at all. Knitting can be the ultimate stress relief. It’s a hobby, almost a meditation, that can calm us down, focus our minds and chill us out. It can also be a giant pain in the arse. You spend your weekends counting dropped stitches and have found yourself furiously knitting just one last sock late on Christmas Eve for the past four years.
If the UFOs (unfinished objects) under your bed are your biggest guilty secret, here are lots of struggles you’ll have faced.
1. You start a new pattern and it asks you to knit a gauge swatch You laugh in the face of such hold ups, and your hats and jumpers always turn out too big or too small.
2. Which inevitably means you run out of wool before the end of the project And have to decide if it’s worth going out to spend a tenner on a new skein when there’s only six rows left. Or think ‘sod it’ and just cast off. No-one will notice the pattern doesn’t fully repeat, right?
3. One more row is always a lie anyway It’s definitely finished, if you just stretch it here, and casting off will add a bit of length.
Woman examining knitting in living room (Picture: Getty)Basically finished 

4. But at least you’ve finished it. The number of UFOs and WIPs (works in progress) that are littering your house is embarrassing. When you eventually get back to them you can’t remember where you were in the pattern in any case. Should have pinned a note to the project when you got bored of it.

5. This is why there is always a UFO on the needles you want to use. And why you can’t play with the beautiful new yarn you just bought because that cardigan you started to make after your last payday splurge is still only half done. Guess you’ll just have to go out and buy new needles.
6. You do understand that your yarn addiction has become problematic. Your stash is the reason you eat beans on toast at the end of every month and why you have to factor in a yarn budget every time you travel. Visiting different yarn shops and hand spinners is half the reason you wanted to go to on holiday anyway. You searched for them before you even booked a hotel.
7. And your stash has started to take over your house as a result. When you start throwing clothes out to make room in another draw, you know you should probably readdress your priorities. But you won’t.
8. Cats and children are the enemy. Let kids and kittens anywhere near your knitting bag and that hand-died silk that you had such plans for will be sequestered. I mean, at least they look like they’re having fun with it.
Women playing with yarn together (Picture: Getty)Lol 

9. But yarn has a life of its own anyway. If your ball hasn’t made a bid for freedom and rolled off the sofa, under the table and through the kitchen then it has probably been making friends with the other skeins in your cupboard. Knotty, twisted, impossible to separate friends.
10. Which is why everything needs to be in arms reach. If you need to be getting up and down for tea, scissors, pattern markers and a different-sized cable needle you cannot hope to keep hold of your runaway wool. This is especially true if you are knitting with a cat on your lap.
11. Tinking back when you notice a mistake on your row is easy enough. But frogging an hour’s work because you didn’t notice a catastrophic error is heart-breaking. If it’s just a slipped stitch it can be tempting to ignore it. Although ripping through 20 lines can be incredibly satisfying.
12.  Because, really, counting is hard. …23, 24, 25, ‘what? Yes, a cuppa would be lovely.’ 1, 2, 3, ‘sorry? No, just milk.’ 1, 2, 3, ‘talk to me again and I will be forced to tear out your tongue and feed it to the dog.’
13. Even counting your needles can be challenging. For some reason you have three 9mm needles and only one 3mm and you do actually have two 5mm but one is metal and the other is bamboo. Your cable needle is lost inside your yarn ball somewhere and you have been making do with a crayon for the last few weeks too.
 (Picture: Getty)If only it was this simple 

14. You have been known to be up at three in the morning browsing patterns online. You don’t even lace knit, but that shawl is so pretty. And you’d love to give those color work mittens a go, but you would never wear them. You must know someone who’d like them?
15. You really do have too many scarves. So you’ve moved on to hats, but you only have one head. But that pattern is so cool. And it would look amazing in that incredible merino yarn you bought on a whim the other day. A shawl isn’t the same as a scarf, and you only have three of them. Maybe you need another shawl.

Knitted beard anyone? (Picture: Getty)Hm. Or a knitted beard?

16. But at Christmas you end up in the same blind panic in the middle of December that you do every year. Why did you think knitting matching socks for everyone in the family was a good idea? And how dare your sister’s baby be born two weeks premature? You aren’t finished with the blanket and matching bonnet.
17. Which is why you are always knitting on public transport. That hour commute is key to catching up with your latest project. You’ve stopped caring that your elbows are in your neighbor's newspaper.

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