Friday, July 15, 2016

Pet Fire Safety Day July 15, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER .. Celebrate Pet Fire Safety Day

The combined efforts of the Kennel Club and ADT Security Services led to the first Pet Fire Safety Day being held in the late 2000s. The idea behind the event is to make pet owners aware of the hazards their beloved cat, dog, or other animal could pose in the home with regard to fire. Many fires are caused by pets, especially when they are left alone in a property and the intention is that by highlighting the dangers to owners it can help in preventing them.
Pet owners should take advantage of the day to discuss who in a home is responsible for helping a pet escape in the event of a blaze and carry out some practice escape drills. They can also use Kennel Club advice to pet proof their home against fires and install a pet alert notice in a window for use by emergency services.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A horizontal beam at the ridge of a roof to which the rafters are attached.
Usage:I knew a girl in Marysville who could walk the ridgepole of a roof.

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Idiom of the Day

golden duck

 — In cricket, a batter's score of zero after being dismissed on the very first ball he or she faces.


Festival of Castor and Pollux

In Greco-Roman mythology, Castor and Pollux were twin gods who helped shipwrecked sailors and received sacrifices for favorable winds. Worshipped as the Dioscuri (from the Greek Dioskouroi, or "sons of Zeus"), their cult was a popular one in 484 BCE, when, according to legend, the twins fought on the side of the Romans in the Battle of Lake Regillus and brought word of their victory to Rome. A temple was built for them in the Forum, and it was here that the annual festival in their honor was celebrated on July 15. 

Biting Your Nails May Help Your Allergies

Kids love to put their hands in their mouths. Up to 25% of children suck their thumb or bite their nails, despite warnings not to; dentists and dermatologists caution that thumb sucking can adversely affect gum and mouth health and even lead to skin conditions that increase the risk of infections.  

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1876 - George Washington Bradley of St. Louis pitched the first no-hitter in baseball in a 2-0 win over Hartford. 

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1885 - In New York, the Niagara Reservation State Park opened. 

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1965 - The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars. 

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1968 - ABC-TV premiered "One Life to Live". 

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2006 - The social networking service Twitter was launched. 



If You Were Born Today, July 15
You are a very focused person, with some obsessive qualities, but as you gain life experience, you learn to ease up and enjoy yourself more. You often have a cause that you're passionate about and certainly enjoy helping people or opening others' eyes - teaching them to see the world differently. You are communicative, busy, and often on the go. You love to travel, but your home base is very important to you. Famous people born today: Woody Guthrie, Jane Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Matthew Fox, William Hanna, Gerald Ford, Jackie Earle Haley.

Picture of the day
Wiesen Viaduct
The Wiesen Viaduct is a single-track railway viaduct (concrete blocks with dimension stone coverage) which spans the Landwasser southwest of the hamlet of Wiesen, Switzerland. Designed by Henning Friedrich, then the chief engineer of the Rhaetian Railway, it was built between 1906 and 1909 by the contractor G. Marasi (Westermann & Cie, Zürich) under the supervision of P. Salaz and Hans Studer (RhB). The Rhaetian Railway still owns and uses the viaduct today for regular service with 29 passenger trains per day. An important element of the Davos–Filisur railway, the viaduct is 88.9 metres (292 ft) high, 210 metres (690 ft) long, and has a main span of 55 metres (180 ft). In 1926, the viaduct was the inspiration for Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's painting Brücke bei Wiesen.

Picture of pedestrians crossing a street in Tokyo

Crossing the Lines

Photograph by José Hernán Cibils, National Geographic 
Pedestrians make their way across an intersection in Tokyo. Given the crowded intersections the city is known for, this crossing looks like a breeze.


knit, 6 - 18 mths


Top in Vertical Wavy Knit Pattern

Top in Vertical Wavy Knit Pattern
Top in Vertical Wavy Knit PatternSizes: 8/10
Yarn: 200 g (100% Mercerized Cotton, 330 m/100 g); 1 circular knitting needle size 3 mm.
Rib Pattern: K1, P1 Rib.
Garter st (gst): k every row.
Vertical Wavy Knit Stitch in rnds:
Work according to chart.
Chart shows odd-numbered rnds.
On even-numbered rnds, work all sts and yos K.
Work rnds 1-40 throughout.
The body is worked in the round from the bottom up.
With circular needle, cast on 165 sts.
Join for working in rnds.
Top in Vertical Wavy Knit PatternTop in Vertical Wavy Knit Pattern
Then work in Rib Pat for 10 rnds. On last rnd, inc 15 sts evenly spaced = 180 sts.
Top in Vertical Wavy Knit Pattern
Cont in Wavy Knit Pat as foll: work 30-st rep 6 times.
Bind off 9 sts in each side for armholes = 81 sts remain on back/front piece.
Cont to work back and forth in rows in gst.
Shape Back Neck:
After 30 rows from begin of gst, bind off center 29 sts and finish both sides separately.
For rounding at inside edge, on every 2nd row bind off 2 sts twice, ending with a WS row.
Place rem 22 shoulder sts on holder.
Shape Front Neck:
After 8 rows from begin of gst, bind off center 10 sts and finish both sides separately.
For rounding at inside edge on every 2nd row, bind off 3 sts once and 1 st 10 times.
When front matches back, all sts have been used up.
Join shoulders from the WS using 3-needle bind-off method.
Work 1 rnds sc around armholes and neck edges.

thanks, jane
OLD FRIENDS.........

Observations On Growing Older 
~Your Kids are becoming you...and you don't like them...but your grandchildren are Perfect! 

~Going Out is good.. Coming Home is better! 

~When People say "You Look Great"... They Add "For Your Age!" 

~When You needed the discount, you paid full Price.  Now You get discounts on Everything.. Movies, Hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them. 

~You Forget names .... But it's OK because other people forgot they Even knew you!!! 

~The 15 pounds you wanted to lose is now 25 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 25 pounds. 

~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything .... Especially Golf. 

~Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember. 

~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore. 

~Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed.  It's Called his "pre-sleep". 

~Remember when your mother said, "Wear clean underwear in case you 'GET' in an Accident"?  Now you bring clean underwear in case you 'HAVE' an Accident! 

~You used to say, "I hope my kids 'GET' married... Now, "I hope they 'STAY' married...this time!" 

~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" Switch.. 

~When GOOGLE, ipod, iPad, email, modem .... Were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table. 
~You tend to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"... ??? 

~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere. 

~Your husband has a night out with the guys, but he's home by 9:00 P.M. Next week it will be 8:30 P.M. 

~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've already read it. 

~You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!! 
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots. 

~Everybody Whispers.
~Now that your husband has retired ... You'd give anything if he'd find a job!

~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ... 2 of which you will never wear. 

No matter where you are in the world, it's 10 feet too far to the nearest toilet.

~~~But Old is good in some things: Old songs, Old of all, OLD FRIENDS!! 





spiral crochet pattern

Peach Lemonade
Made from fresh fruit, this Peach Lemonade is a refreshing summer drink
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Balloon ping pong is a fun activity 
your kids can safely play indoors.





A wild lion usually makes less than 20 kills a year! -------------------- Anthony Mancinelli of New Windsor, New York, has been cutting hair since age 12. Now 105, he has no plans to retire! Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH. -------------------- Isabela Forlenza of North Arlington, New Jersey, wrote a 51-foot-long Valentine’s Day love letter to her boyfriend during the Korean War. Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH.


Toothpicks Alternate Uses
Useful Items

1. Stop boiled water from overflowing – Scared of leaving a pot on the stove? Stick a toothpick between the pot and the lid. This will allow the steam to escape, preventing the pressure that causes water to overflow.
2. Find the ends of sticky tape with ease – If you hate struggling with a roll of tape just to find the end, stick a toothpick to the edge before putting the roll away to make it easy to find it next time.
3. Efficiently fry sausages – By running a toothpick through every pair of sausages, you can make sure that they fry evenly on all sides.
4. Keep young seedlings straight – Just like you’d use a piece of wood as a splint for a young tree, you can stick a few toothpicks around a young seedling to make sure it grows straight up.
5. Paint hard-to-reach corners – When painting, if you encounter corners, grooves, or crevices that the brush doesn’t reach, you can dip a toothpick in the paint and use it on those areas.


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