Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Houseplant Appreciation Day January 10, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day

Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any home, adding the fresh scent of living earth, the subtle fragrance of your favorite flowers, or just a bit of the outdoors in the indoors. While some people have difficulty being able to sustain these little treasures, it has been shown to be incredibly therapeutic to have this blush of the natural world inside your home.
Houseplant Appreciation Day was established by The Gardener’s Network, establishing an official opportunity to remind people of the benefits of houseplants. Often with the holiday’s fading into the past, our homes lose some of their beauty and joy. This makes Houseplant Appreciation Day the perfect opportunity to brighten up the home with the sharp splash of green of a living plant. There are so many things that houseplants can help with when it comes to enhancing your life. Aloe Vera grows quite well indoors, and is perfect for minor cuts and bruises, helping to moisturize skin, and healing minor burns. A small herb garden in your window sill can bring the delicious taste of fresh herbs to your meals, while catnip can make your cats happy. Though you may want to grow those someplace they can’t get to them.
Houseplant appreciation day is all about bringing the joy and pleasure of the Houseplant into your home. Whether you decide to start growing a small group of flowering plants for their color and fragrance, or a small herb garden to enhance your kitchen, Houseplant Appreciation Day is your chance to really brighten up your home. 
Household Appreciation Day is finally time to celebrate all the little nooks and crannies in your home, by filling them with plants!

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Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A bright spot sometimes appearing on either side of the sun, often on a luminous ring or halo.
Synonyms:sundogmock sun
Usage:At first, Sue thought the bright spot in the sky beside the sun was a comet, but she soon realized that the phenomenon was actually a parhelion.

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Idiom of the Day

hoist by (one's) own petard

 — To be injured, ruined, or defeated by one's own action, device, or plot that was intended to harm another; to have fallen victim to one's own trap or schemes. (Note: "hoist" in this instance is the simple past-tense of the archaic form of the verb, "hoise.")

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London Underground Begins Operation (1863)

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The world's first subway line opened in London in 1863. It was 3.75 mi (6 km) long and soon carried tens of thousands of passengers each day—transporting 9.5 million in its first year. Initially steam-powered, the system first electrified some of its lines in 1890. By 1896, it was fully electrified. Today, the London Underground system is one of the largest in the world, with 256 miles (410 km) of track and 270 stations. 

George Edward Foreman (1949)

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A high school dropout, Foreman learned to box in the Job Corps. He won the Olympic heavyweight gold medal in 1968 and beat Joe Frazier for the world heavyweight crown in 1973. He won all 40 of his professional bouts—many by knockout—before losing to Muhammad Ali in the "Rumble in the Jungle." He retired to be a minister in 1977 but launched a comeback in 1987 and became the world's oldest heavyweight champ in 1994. 

Benin National Vodoun Day

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Vodoun is an ancient, African, pantheistic religion. When it was brought to the Americas by African slaves, it was blended with elements of Christianity into what is known as "Voodoo." The present African country of Benin, situated on the former kingdom of Dahomey, is known as a center of Vodoun culture. This day is celebrated throughout Benin with processions, Vodoun rituals, dances, and even an international film festival. The celebration's central activity, however, is the re-enactment of the journey from the slave auction block in the center of town to the ships in the harbor.

In England, You Can Camp in Abandoned Medieval Churches

Throughout Southeast England, a small batch of modern pilgrims have been traveling to visit and sleep in ancient churches. 
St. Mary of the Virgin church and churchyard.
In England, You Can Camp in Abandoned Medieval Churches

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1776 - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published. 

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1911 - Major Jimmie Erickson took the first photograph from an airplane while flying over San Diego, CA.

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1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt sailed from Miami, FL, to Trinidad thus becoming the first American President to visit a foreign country during wartime. 

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1951 - Donald Howard Rogers piloted the first passenger jet on a trip from Chicago to New York City. 

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1956 - Elvis Presley recorded his first songs as an RCA Victor artist in Nashville. Elvis recorded "Heartbreak Hotel," "I Was the One," "I’m Counting On You," "I Got a Woman" and "Money Honey." 

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1971 - "Masterpiece Theatre" premiered on PBS with host Alistair Cooke. The introduction drama series was "The First Churchills." 

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1997 - James Brown got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

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If You Were Born Today, January 10
You are exceptionally hard working, organized, intelligent, and efficient. Some of you can be accused of being workaholics, and sometimes this comes from a fear of being poor or needy. You are a friendly person and you carry yourself especially well so that others easily respect you. Others generally appreciate your straightforward approach to life, as well as your practical and sound mind. Famous people born today: Rod Stewart, Linda Lovelace, Pat Benatar, Ronnie Hawkins, George Foreman. 



Ever Thought of Publishing Your Patterns?

Pattern A Day wants original knitting or crochet pattern submissions for the Pattern-A-Day Calendar. If you would like to showcase your knitting or crochet designs in the 2017 edition of the Knitting Calendar™ or the Crochet Calendar™

Due: before October 15th

2. The Crochet Chain & About My Area Waltham Abbey 

would like to invite you to our 4th Wool show on
​ Sunday 15th January 2017

at Marriott Hotel, Old Shire Lane,
                                         Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3LX 
                                         (Junction 26 of the M25)

3. Nordic Lights 8th Annual Film Festival

SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center campus

JANUARY 12 – 16, 2017

A cutting-edge cinematic festival offering immersion into the world of Nordic films during the chilly winter season.

We focus on contemporary, award-winning films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. This year, we include films from the Faroe Islands.

Opening Night Reception and Movie:

Nordic Heritage Museum and SIFF members: $15
General admission: $20

Single tickets:

Nordic Heritage Museum and SIFF members: $9
General Admission: $13

Festival Passes:

Nordic Heritage Museum and SIFF members: $65
General Admission: $75

Nordic Heritage Museum is thrilled to present our eighth Nordic Lights Film Festival .

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Pictures of the day

Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant
Joshua passing the River Jordan with the Ark of the Covenant, an oil painting on wood completed by the American artist Benjamin West in 1800. It depicts a scene from the Biblical Book of Joshua in which Joshua, leader of the Israelite tribes after the death of Moses, leads them across the River Jordan. In the Biblical narrative, God (shown here as a Pillar of Cloud) parts the river at Gilgal to offer the Children of Israel safe passage into Canaan.

Suntory Whisky CNC Mills 24 of the Coolest Ice Cubes Ever
Suntory Whisky CNC Mills 24 of the Coolest Ice Cubes Ever In an award-winning campaign for Suntory Whisky, creative agency TBWA\Hakuhodo used a CNC milling machine to create the coolest ice cubes we’ve ever seen. The campaign, entitled 3D on the Rocks, used a CNC (computer numerical control) milling machine or router, to carve and whittle ice cubes into the amazing sculptures seen.

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 Something Blue - a free knit pattern
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Super Scarves are wildly popular for this Fall and Winter Season. A Poppy in the Storm looks great in one color, two colors, or more. There are no limits when it comes to this super scarf.

Free Pattern Crochet Ballet Slippers

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One pot slow cooker meal!

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The Beginner's Guide to Modern Calligraphy

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Watertight Door Lock Jigsaw Puzzle

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Because you’ve been there: | 19 Memes That Totally Made Parents Laugh In 2015:

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10 New Kermit Memes We Cried Laughing At:

The 1883 Volcanic Eruption of Krakatoa was so loud that it altered the Earth's air pressure for five days and ruptured the ear drums of sailors 40 miles away!--------------------Ebay seller BBALLJUAN listed a Flamin' Hot Cheeto that he thought resembled an eagle on a perch-for $5,000!-------------------- Russia didn't consider beer alcohol until 2011.

Hahaha soooo true!! Hell hath no fury like a toddler who wanted the green cup instead of the orange one.:

This Japanese 'Library Hotel' Is Every Book Lover's Dream

Book and Bed is a hostel that's designed to look exactly like an old-time library and has been attracting traveling bibliophiles since it opened last year.
 It originally opened in Tokyo, but its surge in popularity led its owners to create a second book-hotel in Kyoto.
Bunks are under $50 a night and come with a lamp, an outlet, a privacy curtain, and storage space for your personal belongings.
You also have access to a huge selection of books in both English and Japanese, a communal living space, robes, and free WiFi.
There's also a cool bar where weary traveler's can booze up while reading a good book.
The Tokyo location only offers up 12 beds, while the Kyoto hostel, which opened on December 2nd, provides up to 20.
If you're a book-loving traveler or just want a quiet, homey single-bunk hostel experience on the cheap, you should definitely check it out next time you're in Japan.

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1 comment:

  1. Would love to check into that library hotel--it would be almost like being at home:)