Friday, January 24, 2020

Kennebec Friday /1-24-2020

Kennebec Friday EveryOne
Haaaa-ppy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy,  Happy Friiii-day morning to you. It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood and I am so glad to be alive and well. Up and about, the mind as sharp as a plastic butter spreader and a little on the feet as an elephant in a stampede. What a wonderful morning,  You think I’m joking, and I am not, I am most serious and deliriously and exponentially  filled with joy this morning knowing that I am alive and well and knowing we are finally here on the door step of Paradise Friday. Think about it, I’m up and about, I’m not bed ridden, I have most of my properties about me, I would say I have my mind by some are already questioning that. And the list goes on, sometimes you physically and mentally need to down the list of things that make it a good day as there are plenty of things in our lives that can drag us down. But when you start to dwell on those things that are good and that you can be grateful for, your joy should change rapidly to the good and your outlook on both today and the future should be positively effected as well. Does it fix everything, no, is everything going to go right today, I doubt it, but starting out with what is good, will greatly help you attaché head on those other issues when and if they come and help you reach your end goal with a much more positive outlook than starting out any other way. This weeks theme,, no forgetting here,, Different varieties of Potatoes. I hope you have a wicked wonderful day and weekend and make the most of all that is given to you today. Remember if you come on one in true need, stop and lend a hand and to all the others greet with great enthusiasm. And may you have a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Peanut Butter Day
Lobster Thermidor Day
Beer Can Appreciation Day
Compliment Day
Belly Laugh Day
International Day of Education
National Compliment Day
National Peanut Butter Day
Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day
Women's Healthy Weight Day

National Irish Coffee Day - 25
Burns Night - 25
Chinese New Years - 25
National Seed Swap Day - 25
Opposite Day - 25
A.F.R.M.A. Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - 25
A Room of One's Own Day - 25
Fruitcake Toss Day - 25
Local Quilt Shop Day - 25
Macintosh Computer Day - 25
Opposite Day - 25
Robert Burns Day - 25

National Peanut Brittle Day - 26
National Green Juice Day - 26
National Pistachio Day - 26
Australia Day - 26
Spouse's Day - 26
Dental Drill Appreciation Day - 26
Grammy Awards - 26
Lotus 1-2-3 Day - 26
National Bible Sunday - 26
Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement - 26
World Leprosy Day - 26
Catholic Schools Week: 26-2/1
Clean Out Your Inbox Week: 26-31
Meat Week: 26-2/1
National School Choice Week:  26-2/1
Tax Identity Theft Week: 26-30


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Russian Banana Thursday / 1-23-2020

Russian Banana Thursday EveryOne
Well it is a winter wonderland in my corner of the planet this morning. We are wondering where winter is in this land but not really complaining about it. The sun is rising, the sky is a light blue with hues of yellow and orange. Ahh waking up in the mornings, just think if I had stayed in bed I most likely would have missed all this. Hum. Ok enough of that before other thoughts creep into my head. Sometimes, if not most of the times I have to take every little thing that is good to get me going in the morning. So give a smile shake off the morning droopies and let’s remember how good it is to be alive and well, and once we start to fix our mind on those wonderful things, let’s get this journey back on the road and start the trek off this work mountain. It is Thursday and it is a wonderful day for skiing the moguls, especially in upper New England. Humps and bumps that try to dump you on your rum* and give you lumps in places you didn’t expect. But have fun with it, enjoy the ride and if you do go down get back up and finish the run. The only way to the bottom is down the hill, let’s take this head on and run like the wind. If you come on another in true need along the way stop and lend a hand, and to all others give a hoot and a gleeful holler. And may yo have a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
National Pie Day
National Rhubarb Pie Day
National Handwriting Day
Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!"
National Handwriting Day
Paul Pitcher Day
Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day
Sundance Film Festival: 23-2/2

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

January Life & Honey Bourbon Whiskey Balls 1/22/2020

     Ok, so what have you been doing for the last few weeks since the new years. The weather for the most part has been interesting, so depending on the day and the week, either bundled up to keep the wind off or walking around in shorts and a t-shirt, in January, who'da thunk? Not me. Personally I prefer the warmer weather, especially when I take my pooch for his evening walks. Just makes it easier to get around the neighborhood when I don't have to bundle up so much. However I will say my little guy, (a Pomeranian) just loves the snow. This past weekend when we had the Saturday snow, my son and I took him for a walk and he just went bonkers. My best image to offer is if you remember the movie Gremlins when they get wet. Yup thats my boy. Speaking of boys, my son, who lives in Florida decided to make a pilgrimage to see his dear old Dad. So grateful to have his company, and just have some down time with him here over MLK weekend. Only thing is, what is he doing coming north in the winter, shouldn't I be going south to visit him? LOL. But we have a good time, great food and sleeping in a bit. Do you have family coming in? Do you get to escape to a warmer place? Whatever you do I hope you are able to relax and just get enjoy this quiet season and are able to stay warm. The only other things I have been doing, has been working, long days, long weeks, but I need it to help pay off this new kitchen of mine. It is great, having fun in it. love it to death, but will be paying for it for a while, just due to the extra time it took and the additional unexpecteds we ran into. And no not even my contractor could have planned some of these. But it is all done and wow, I think I can actually say I have a magazine type kitchen. Could not be any more happy with i and will always be grateful to my contractor for all he did. Well that's about it for another week, maybe something good and exciting will happen and will be able to share, then again knowing my life, We will figure something else to discuss. But it will almost always be something about this great place we call old Cape Cod. Have a great and wonderful and see you back here soon. 
       This weeks local business report, reports into Brewster. Although he has been there now a bit over a year the new kid on the block for your local spirits shop is Brewster Wine & Spirits located in Foster Square located right in the front. I have been driving back and forth and have seen it but had never been in. I met the owner several weeks before at another event and is a really nice guy and encouraged. So in I went, they have a really nice selection of beer and spirits and a really good wine selection. So if you live around or do business in this area, and enjoy your libations, check out Brewster Wine & Spirits. 
      Right behind Brewster Wine & Spirits is Oki Sushi  Restaurant,, The actual address is 2655 Main Street #16, all I can find are wonderful reports on having good food. I am very interested in trying them as I enjoy good Sushi. Now they are on vacation 1-21 through 1-28, but they will be back on on 1-29. They have daily specials, they have Maki, Sushi, & Sashimi, along with Sushi entrees. They are open Wednesday through Monday 4:30 to 9, but Friday and Saturday till10. So pick up some wine, some Sushi and have a great evening. 
      If Sushi is not your back, go back a little further and you will find Brewster Pizza House and Sports Bar. find them on the web at check out there menu, they are a great little local place to grab a cold brew and a great pizza Calzone, Grinder, Burgers and more. They have a nice place to sit and have a great time with family and friends and have some great food. 
      Across the street you will find the Brewster Book Store, a great place to find new prints, local prints, book signings and a whole lot more. You want the latest New York bester seller, this is the place to get it. So for your actual book needs check them out. Then next to them is Ace Hardware, Karma Foods and the Snowy Owl Coffee Roaster. Brewster has a lot to offer but sometimes you have to just look a little closer to see all that it has. So get out and go visit your local businesses.   
      Welcome back to the rolly-polly world of winter weather here on Cape Cod. I will have to say, when the wind is not blowing and the sun has been out, it has been down right beautiful. But that wind over the last couple days has just felt bone chilling, I'm not sure if that is because of the warmer days we have had earlier in the month or what. But the temperatures are really normal and not extreme lows, so who gets it? I have had several of those older timers, you know the ones older than I am (and that's old) who tell me that these are more like the past winders of years gone by when their friends used to go golfing in the middle of January every year. Then it got colder and snowier and well just ridiculous. But we are back to the days of golfing on Cape Cod in the middle of winter. What is this when you have to make a decision on the weekend whether to go golfing or clamming? If there ever was a decision to make there. Do you wanna eat or play games? And yes we have several golf courses around here, not to forget the frizbee or disc golf courses either. We could use a few more of those around here. Anyway, I am surprised that I am not seeing more recreational fisherman going out, as the seas have been quiet and lack stormy weather. But I guess they are all down in Florida where it is, well not much warmer, the past couple of day. Around here all is quiet, too quiet as there is a Helium Shortage going on, not just here but globally so our weather balloons have not been going up like we would prefer they do. But other than that, we are still reading the gauges, keeping records, and doing the visuals. The station we are keeping tightied up till spring, then we will do the yearly painting and updates. So with tall that, stay healthy, this change in weather is really nasty for colds and flue, but enjoy the sunny days and take full advantage of that warmth anyway you can on the cooler days. And remember we are gaining sunlight now every day and the coldest averaged days are not behind us and with each day towards spring it is gradually getting warmer, or at least we like to think that. So have a great and wonderful , stay healthy and warm and have blast in whatever you do, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.   
      This year we are going to revisit a favorite of mine, Cookie Balls. I love cookies balls, they are small, poppers, you can have a few now and a few later. Or a lot now or a lot later, whatever you want. But all these recipes are new, none are repeats and they are all great recipes. Oh and for this recipe as are about half the recipes are not for the younger generation. Please be mindful that those with liquor, aka booze, and are no-bakes you get a pretty strong kick of the liquor. Those that are baked, a majority of the alcohol burns off, but not all of it, don't be fooled by those recipes or comments that tells you that cooking eliminates the alcohol, it does not. So please be mindful. Now let's go have some fun with this one, and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. Now on with the show:

      This week's recipe: Honey Bourbon Whiskey Balls

      1      pd        vanilla wagers, finely crushed
   1/2      cup      mild-flavored honey
   2/3      cup      Honey Bourbon Whiskey 
      1      pd        walnuts and pecans finely chopped

      (the original recipe advised that liquor could be 1/3 cup of brandy, Cognac or bourbon and 1/3 cup of rum I chose to make it honey bourbon whiskey and go just one, not mixed. I'm not making a cocktail, I'm making cookie balls)

      Combine all ingredients and work together thoroughly, using your hands. Form into small balls and roll in superfine granulated sugar or in sifted powdered sugar (the balls should have a generous coating of sugar). For best results wrap each separately in plastic wrap. Let stand for at least 24 hours before serving, and the longer the better, possibly a week or more to allow flavors to mellow and blend. This recipe makes about 5 dozen. 
      (One last thing, if you wish not to use liquor can substitute orange juice for the liquor and add several tablespoons of grated orange rind.) 

Desiree Wednesday / 1-22-2020

Desiree Wednesday EveryOne
How do you do on this mid-week roller-coaster ride. Today we are about to crest the top of the mountain, go over the top, be at its highest peak before the decent towards paradise Friday. Are you ready, are you wide eyed and bushy tailed, are you ready to run like a happy camel to an oasis, are you like the house looking to get back to the barn, raring to bolt. Well I’m not sure I’m that awake this morning but, I am up and I am happy that I am breathing, could get out of bed by myself and had a roof over my head. So It is a good day and a good day to be started. So as you go this morning look for all the good things that are happening, stop looking for the negatives and see what you can give thanks for and be happy about. It is Wednesday and it is another opportunity to live another day. So let’s get it together, put on that happy face and let’s get this show on the road. We are not going to get to Friday by standing here all day long. If you come on one that is in true need, lend them a hand and to all the others, give a word of encouragement. And may your day be nothing short of a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Blonde Brownie Day
National Southern Food Day
Answer Your Cat's Questions Day
Library Shelfie Day
Roe vs. Wade Day

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Golden Wonder Tuesday / 1-21-2020

It's a Golden Wonder Tuesday EveryOne
Morning to all the birds and the bees and if I could find a peppermint tree that would be nice too, but I will take what I have and go from there. What a day to start and know we only have 4 more days to this so called working week, to some starting on Tuesday is a much fine think than Monday but hey any day I am able to get out of bed breathing and walk to the kitchen to get my coffee is a good day. So grab a stick of honey and not a lump of coal, lick your way to happiness on the sugar of life’s highs. Enjoy the present as if there were tomorrows, but plan every day as if you were to live and impact the world for another hundred. We have a wonderful gift called life, live it to the fullest and share it with others. Don’t hoard all your good for yourself and give the best you have to those around you. Today is Tuesday and the journey is going to be quick and furious, so get on your running shoes and let’s conquer this hill together in style. On the way if we encounter one in true need, we will be stopping to lend a hand. And to all the others greet with great encouragement and invite them to join us. And whatever happens may you have a most Happy, Happy all day long.
Your Morning Nestor
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Granola Bar Day
National New England Clam Chowder Day
National Hugging Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
International Sweatpants Day
National Cheesy Socks Day
National Hugging Day
National Hug Your Puppy Day
Kitchen and Bath Show Week: 21-23
International Hoof-Care Week: 21-24


Friday, January 17, 2020

Barn Friday / 1-17-20

Barn Friday EveryOne
Good Paradise Morning to you, the sky is blue, the rabbits and squirrels are already bounding about, and still no snow gives way to the color brown that tries to bring us the dreariness of a winter landscape. It is such a wonder at times to be able to be up and see all that is going on, seriously no snow on the ground this time of year, Hooray. Yes I admit that the bed was pretty warm and inviting and on more than an occasion I long to be still there snuggled in. But since I have to be up and about I might as well take advantage of enjoying and admiring that which makes life go round. So put a smile on your face,, put a tap in your toe and a wiggle to your nose and tail and let’s get this day a hopping and a bopping to the beat of the rhythm of life. This is Friday and we have a train to catch at the 5 O’clock whistle and I want to be aboard with all work done and completed behind me and only a clear good conscience before me. Want to join me, well, let’s get-r-done and get-ready to –get-on-board, cause the Friday Paradise special is heading out after work and we are going to party all weekend long. So have a great and awesome and wonderful day and may your weekend be even better and we will see you first at the station tonight and then back here bright and bubbly Tuesday morning as many have MLK Day off on Monday.Oh the theme for this week, they have all been North American Owls. Remember if you come on one in true need, stop and lend a hand and to all others, encourage them and invite them to the party. And throughout all may your have a most Happy, Happy all weekend long.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
National Hot Buttered Rum Day
Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
Cable Car Day
Hot Heads Chili Days: 17-18
International Mentoring Day
Judgment Day
Kid Inventors' Day
National Bootleggers Day
Popeye Day
International Fetish Day
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week: 17-23

National Gourmet Coffee Day - 18
Peking Duck Day - 18
Thesaurus Day - 18
Winnie the Pooh Day - 18
National Use Your Gift Card Day - 18
Week of Christian Unity: 18-25
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days: 18-19
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week: 18-26

National Popcorn Day - 19
National Tin Can Day - 19
Celebration of Life Day -19
National Sanctity of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day) -19
World Day of Migrants and Refugees - 19
World Quark Day - 19
World Religion Day - 19
World Snow Day - 19
Healthy Weight Week: 19-25
Hunt For Happiness Week:  19-25
National Activity Professionals Week:  19-25 
National CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) Week: 19-25
National Handwriting Analysis Week:  19-25
Snow Care For Troops Awareness Week: 19-25

National Buttercrunch Day - 20
National Cheese Lover’s Day - 20
National Granola Bar Day - 20
National Coffee Break Day - 20
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - 20
Penguin Awareness Day - 20
Camcorder Day - 20
Martin Luther King Day - 20
National Crowd Feed Day - 20
National Day of Service 20 -
National Disc Jockey Day - 20
Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day - 20
Robert E. Lee Day - 20
Sugar Awareness Week: 20-24
No Name Calling Week:  20-24

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Oriental Scops Thursday / 1-16-20

Oriental Scops Thursday EveryOne
Well it’s a Thumpen’ Bumpen” Thursday morning on the mogul’s hill of the downhill ski off  of this week. Yes folks we are looking at a wicked and wild ride to the bottom of this mountain we call work week. It appears that today will start in the clouds and I am praying ends up in the sunny delight of the homestretch called Friday. But we have a lot of skiing to do before we can even think about that one. So if someone would punt the ball and get this thing underway I am sure we will move it right along. As for the glee of the moment, the outburst of sunshine and raise of joyous out coming? Ok, I’m up and my bed was not or is not yet in a cemetery, the spot over which I sleep is still dry and the pluming is still working in my dwelling so I am good there. And health wise I am still able to see the leaves gathered on the moss of what is called my lawn and I am still breathing, always a good thing when one gets up in the morning. So overall not too bad for a Thursday. So let’s buckle the belt and lace up the shoes, and get this show on the road. It’s Thursday Moguls and first one down is first one done, last one out remember to turn off the lights, see you all at the bottom. Now if along the way you encounter one in true need, STOP and lend a hand, and to all the others, smile and wave as you pass them. And may your day be filled with all Happy, Happys all the day long.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
National Fig Newton Day
International Hot and Spicy Food Day
National Quinoa Day
Appreciate A Dragon Day
Bean Day: 16-17
Civil Service Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day
National Nothing Day
Religious Freedom Day
Without A Scalpel Day