Friday, September 20, 2019

Baby Boo Friday / 9-20-19

Baby Boo Friday EveryOne
   Goooood Moorrrrning everyone, and how do you do? Time to rise and shine and give some glory to the one who got us this far and to whom will get us the rest of the way through this final day. That's right it is FRIDAY, that awesome wonderful, glorious day we strive to get to right from the get go. So what do we need to do to get this day going? First after you get out of that comfy bed of yours, you can put those hikers away and put the staff in the umbrella stand, next find those sprinters and get them on and laced up, then find a good hat or visor to shield your face and eyes from the sun that will do it's best to blind you and then let's get heading to the starting line. What to expect today, is a long, hot dessert marathon where more sprinting is the name of the game than what we have been used to the rest of the week. As we go along today we need to keep out wits about us, yes we need numbers, we need quantity, but we can not sacrifice quality just for numbers. Take those lines those projects that we paired down yesterday and let's see them through to the end. Let's make the best out of every opportunity that comes our way, accept and take those challenges head on and strive to give our best in all we do. I understand that most of us get this, that we hear it day in and day out, but really on a Friday when we are already exhausted and tired. We are just having issues getting going let alone now they want more out of us for what? So what is the theme week you ask, some of you thought I forgot about it,, nope,, the them has been different types or name of Pumpkins. Not even a lousy pat on the back anymore and looking for a thank you is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But if for nothing else yourself and those around you who do care, who do give a crap, who have been there all along and supported you from the very beginning. Do it for your family, do it for those loved ones, do it for you. Those above you in their golden palace chairs and stock market windfalls only care about numbers, but that is not who you do it for. so forget them and concentrate on what needs done. Now along the way, hard times, depression, health and mental attaches do not take a break just because it is Friday. They seem to want to work harder, so as we come on those in true need, we will still take the time to stop and listen and then do whatever we can to help. Then if need see them to the next care center and get back onto the trail and put those toes in the sand and hoof it all in to the finish line. So, with all that, let's get to the starting line. focus, put a smile on our face, get that sparkle in the eye and let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long and share it with however we can and where ever we can.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi
www.ccrockhopper.com 

Holidays & Observances:
National Punch Day / Rum Punch Day
National Pepperoni Pizza Day
Bright Pink Lipstick Day
Clean Up The World Weekend: 20-22
Constitution Day/Pledge Across America
International Grenache Day
National Concussion Awareness Day
National Doodle Day
National Fried Rice Day
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
National String Cheese Day
National Tradesmen Day
National Ballroom Dance Week: 20-29

National Pecan Cookie Day - 21
International Banana Festival - 21
International Peace Day - 21
International Red Panda Bear Day - 21
Miniature Golf Day - 21
Oktoberfest  begins in Germany - 21
World Gratitude Day - 21
Batman Day - 21
Big Whopper Liar Day - 21
Boys' and Girls' Club Day for Kids - 21
International Coastal Cleanup Day - 21
International Day of Peace - 21
International Eat An Apple Day - 21
Locate An Old Friend Day - 21
National Chai Day - 21
National Clean Up Day - 21
National Dance Day - 21
National Gymnastics Day - 21
National Museum Day - 21
National Seatcheck Saturday 2019 - 21
National Singles' Day - 21
National Surgical Technologists Day - 21
Puppy Mill Awareness Day - 21
World's Alzheimer's Day - 21
World Cleanup Day - 21
Farm Animal Awareness Week: 21

National Ice Cream Cone Day - 22
Business Women's Day - 22
Elephant Appreciation Day - 22
Hobbit Day - 22
Car Free Day - 22
Chainmail Day - 22
Dear Diary Day - 22
Elephant  Appreciation Day - 22
Great Gorilla Run Day - 22
International Day of Radiant Peace - 22
National Centenarian's Day - 22
National Girls' Night In - 22
National Leg Wear Day - 22
National Rock n' Roll Dog Day - 22
National White Chocolate Day - 22
Remote Employee Appreciation Day - 22
Banned Books Week: 22-28
Deaf Dog Awareness Week: 22-28
International Interpreters and Translators Week: 22-28
National Dog Week: 22-28
National Employ Older Workers Week: 22-28
National Keep Kids Creative Week: 22-28
Remember to Register to Vote Week: 22-28
Sea Otter Awareness Week: 22-28
Tolkien Week: 22-28 
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week: 22-28
World Reflexology Week: 22-28

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Casper Thursday / 9-19-19

Casper Thursday EveryOne
Hi-de-ho there neighbor like persons, I hope you had a great day yesterday. It had its challenges, it had its ups and downs, but yesterday is behind us and today is before us. So let's start by getting our focus on the right objective and and then get our fuzzy butt out of its proverbial cranial bed. That's right need to actually get our of our cozy place and get moving to get this day actually going. So up, up, up and at em we go, and we will get it together and we will go after it all today. Now a good place to start is getting those hikers on and taking hold of that staff. The trip today will take us down and off this mountain we have been working on since the get go on Monday, and we will not only get out of this tropical jungle but we will clear the tree line and get out into the clearing. But what is it going to take, this is the workhorse day of the week, this is the day we have to weed the garden, pull out all those choke weeds, get those loose ends rained in and, make the decision to what's working and what's not. What is worth keeping and mending and what you need to cut ties with and move on. This is a wicked trying day but we have to get through it to get to Friday in one piece and with any sanity left. There are many that we will see today that need our help. We will need to work together to make sure they are all attended to and that we don't burn ourselves out trying to help them all. while others turn a blind eye. Be ready to help those you can't help themselves and stop, listen then see them to the next care station and move on. Now, we have a lot to do today, we need to give it our best so when the end of the day comes we have no regrets to anything that went on. All we can say is, ready or not, let's get to that starting line and let's get this day on the go. And as we do let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and share it to everyone that you come in contact with. 
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi
www.ccrockhopper.com   

Holidays & Observances:
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
International Talk Like A Pirate Day
National Ask An Atheist Day
National PawPaw Day
National Teach Ag Day
Hummingbird Celebration: 19-22

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Coming Fall & Last Minute Grilled Steak / 9-18-19

      Well folks what do we say this time of year, We are back to making left hand turns, Ok during the week, but not the weekends yet? We can go out to dinner and not have an hour wait in line. And we can check out a beach without have to feel like we are in a sardine can. But then again, the temperatures are starting to change and daylight seems to be leaving as quickly as the tourists. Then again, we have our local breweries starting to brew a lot of seasonal beers and that is always a fun thing, along with donut and pastry shops are getting into the act. And it's starting to get into soups and stews and chilis months. Sorry I am not a warm weather soup and stew person and even chowders I prefer when it gets cooler. The only thing the Cape really does not do well in fall on is changing of leaves. For that you need to go more interior than out here, but if that is the only thing I have to find fault with the Cape on, well that just ain't to bad now is it. Fall is just around the corner the corner so get your ready on, (after we go through another warm up period) and enjoy all that Cape Cod has to offer this coming fall season. More to come later on this,,, I love second season here, and if you are able to experience it let's all have a great and wonderful, right here on Old Cape Cod.
      Ok so most the times I don't do chain restaurants cause I really enjoy promoting the local spots and all the hard work into what they do, and put out some really good food. But I have to mention two, first because they both do a lot for the community right here on Cape Cod but I know for a fact one is locally owned as well, and both places employee locals and pay taxes to the local communities. So I have no problem with these places. 
      First up is Chick-fil-a, located at the corner of 155 Enterprise Rd, and RT132. I have had a chance to meet one of the owners, who took the time, not know who I was to just talk to him. His wife is the real boss (LOL not kidding) I have been back several times and fail to see him out wiping tables, delivering trays of food or taking orders from customers. They are not afraid to get their hands dirty and do what is needed. I love it when I see owners of quick food restaurants take real ownership and then take time to talk with their patrons. And on top of it has really good food. 
      Second is the 99 located off RT 28 located at 14 Berry Ave at the corner of HIggins Crowell Rd and RT 28. Again the 99 has always been big in the community, they hire locals to work year round, and their food is consistently good and run specials that help us no to fat in the wallet people. Although we may be fat other places. LOL. I mention these two places because I know we here on the Cape tend to downplay chain shops, food or otherwise. But there is a place for them and there is a time for them. So if they are doing a good job in the community and are serving good food why not support them and their establishments. So stay in touch with the 99 and go enjoy a nice sit down meal that won't devour your wallet or pocketbook. There are 4 on the Cape FYI by the way, I have only eaten at the West Yarmouth one. 
      So much for the chain good eats, for a local Mom and Pops that I enjoy is Jasons Tavern located in Patriot Square in South Dennis. This is a locally owned and run bar and grill that has more than just good grub, they have excellent meals, budget friendly early bird specials and a great staff. They are also known for their hamburgers which are big, no huge and come with large sides. They have great soups and the desserts are to die for. So if you need or want to stay local try out Jasons Tavern in South Dennis. 
      Hello my friends and glad you came back to visit this old man. What do you think of this crazy weather, more so the temperatures and this up and down like a yo-yo. One day we have freeze warnings out for parts of the New England territories than the next we have summertime like warmth in the 80s. So this weekend we should have a bustling place going on and I could not be happier as it looks to be a great weekend. The lighthouse will be open for tours from 9-5 both Saturday and Sunday so grab the kids and grab grandma and come on out to the Cape. With clear weather predicted the views from the Lamp Room should be spectacular. The waters are still warm and swimming is still in season, but so are the Great Whites so be smart and swim in pairs. Great Whites prefer it that way, kind of like twin lobster dinners to humans. Ok that was a funny, seriously, give an old man a break. Anyway, I know a lot of folks will be taking their boats out for one last spin before the end of the recreational season, so be careful and take your time in and out of the harbors. I have also hear rumors that stripers are starting to run again as well, so you will see your numbers of fisherman out there as well. So take it easy and be careful. Did I mention that we have someone coming in to do apple cider plain and sugar donuts, so bring your appetite and bring your wallets, it's one of our last big fund raisers. So last note, folks have been asking when are the fall decorations and Halloween functions going to be happening. Well I will have those up and ready for October Friday the 11th and go Friday through Sunday , and hours will be 4 till 9 each day. The last day will be November 3rd. Put it on your calendars and hope to see you then. Will have more information in the coming weeks. Well need to get running so have a great and wonderful especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.    
      Well some of you are asking me right now, who can afford Steaks. I agree so use whatever kind of beef cut you can afford. If you shop smart and keep your eyes open you can get some real deal out there. If you have not look into them if you are able to swing it I would highly suggest getting a food saver type vacuum food storage machine. You can buy extra when on sale or you have a few extra dollars available to you. Split up bulk packages, get a larger piece of beef and slice your own steaks, it is much cheaper and then vacuum seal them and freeze them. They will keep much longer than in just foil. This looked rather tasty and sometimes we seem to get into ruts with different cuts of meat. So when I come on some thing that looks good and out of my norm It's worth a try and this is one of them. So just cause fall is coming soon (by the calendar) does not mean you put the grill away. So get it fired up and let's do some last minute steaks, (whatever cut you like or can afford) and enjoy a nice grilled steak. Now on with the show: 

      This week's Recipe: Last Minute Grilled Steak
      
      1      tsp      garlic
   1/2      tsp      cumin
   1/4      tsp      pepper
      1      tsp      kosher salt
   1/2      tsp      chile powder
      4      12 oz  1" thick Ribeye steaks (or whatever cut you have)
              extra virgin Olive Oil

      Start with making the rub, in a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. While you are mixing the rub, pull steaks out of refrigerator and allow to stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before grilling. Lightly brush or spray steaks with the olive oil. Season the steaks with the rub pressing the spices into the meat. Grill over direct heat until cooked to desired doneness. This next step is too often overlooked, Let Steaks rest for 3-5 minutes after taking off grill before serving. 

Big Rock Wednesday / 9-18-19

Big Rock Wednesday EveryOne
   Hello, hello, hello, and how do you do? Are you ready for today's journey, are you ready to accept the challenges before us? Are you prepared to take advantage of all that comes your way? NO? Oh, Why not? Your brain is still in its comfy place in your cranium wanting to sleep away the morning? Well no can do my friend, like it or not this is a brand new day with places to go things to do and people to see. We have got work to get done, mountains to climb over the time and adventures to conquer. So no sleepy, sleep, but wakey, wakey and let's get up and at em. Time to pull on those hikers and give that staff, this is rock climbing day and to think that by mid-day we will be mid-way through the week. We will be on the top of this mountain planting our flag and as when we do, we need to take a moment to look back and see just how far we have come then turn and make a mental map of where we need to go then pick up our stuff and get moving down the backside of the hill. Folks this is Wednesday the day that once we cross over that line at the top of this dirt mound we will be closer to the end than back to the beginning. So rise and shine get your brain in gear see what we can do to make this one heck of a day. Ok, I know for some of you that is stretching it. The week has been lousy and the thought of pushing on is daunting, but life does not stop and neither can we. The chance to just check out is not an option, so as much as it seems overwhelming we need to get it going. Remember that there will be those along the way that are in much greater peril than we are and some of the best medicine for the blues is helping someone else. Be ready, be open, all of us need to be on our guard for those that need our help. See to it they get to the nearest help center then move on. It will do you as much good as it will do them. Now we have a day to go after and opportunities to take advantage of and an adventure to be open to. So let's go do it and as we do, let's go make us a most Happy, Happy and share it every step of the way.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com 

Holidays & Observances: 
National Cheeseburger Day
Air Force Birthday
Chiropractic Founders Day
Hug A Greeting Card Writer Day
International Day Against DRM
National Ceiling Fan Day
National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
National Rehabilitation Day
National Respect Day
National School Backpack Awareness Day
World Water Monitoring Day
National Guitar Flat-Picking Days: 18-22

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Big Mac Tuesday / 9-17-19

Big Mac Tuesday EveryOne
   Welcome back my friends to a show that never ends (thank you ELP). So we made it through that Monday jumble of chaos, and here we sit on the ledge of Tuesdays journey. A day full of redirections, corrections, and hoping that missed opportunities are not overlooked today. What is there that we did not do so well yesterday? Can we change it, then change it, if we cannot can we live with it, then change it. If we cannot live with it, and can not change it on our own, seek help from those around you to make a way. For the most part, those of you who are reading this, we need to take account of a few things, We were able to get our of bed this morning, many can not. We were able to get a breakfast of our choosing this morning, many can not. We have the opportunity to work, many can not or do not have that ability. the list goes on and on. Is your glass half empty or half full. Are you willing to be poured out so that you can be refilled? Or are you holding on to what needs changed to hard that you cannot let opportunities and goodness refill you? Be open, be ready, be on the lookout to give thanks at every corner you come on and make the most of the adventure and path you must travel, so many can not. Seek ways to be good, do good and act good in every step you take. The rewards are not always immediate, but the long term payback is uncountable. The greedy die holding onto their last dollar with no one to care for them, but those who give freely in all aspects of life will see a reward with unseen returns for a lifetime of blessings. As we get ready this morning for our next leg of this weeks journey, as we pull on our hikers and take hold that staff, be open to seeing those who need our helping hand to get to the next care center. Be open to stopping and listening, and doing what is needed, then move on with the days next challenge. The daylight is getting shorter so we need to get a move on it and give it all we've got and make the most of everything that comes our way. And as we do let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and give it away to all who come our way. 
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com  

Holidays & Observances:
National Apple Dumpling Day
National Monte Cristo Day
Citizenship Day
Constitution Day
Get Ready Day
International Country Music Day
IT Professionals Day
National Monte Cristo Day
National Professional House Cleaners Day
Time's Up Day
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Day
Constitution Week: 17-23

Monday, September 16, 2019

Baby Bear Monday / 9-16-19

Baby Bear Monday EveryOne
   Magnificent Monday morning to you all, and may the sun shine upon your every step and may you sore like eagles amongst a rafter of turkeys. How can one be so pleasant on a Monday morning, first i have to work at it, no i would rather be in bed still asleep but, as most I have to be up, I have bills to pay a mortgage to make, I like to eat, and I enjoy some of the finer things this has to offer, which most cost money. You may have other drives that could make it worth wild to be up and about, like your kids, your parents, someone you love. While some of you just are up out of habit, out of restlessness, and other issues surrounding your life. But the bottom line is we are all here at this time in this moment in space, together for what? Well for some moral support in getting our day going. Whether you are a morning person, I really don't like morning people, I think there is something totally wrong with them, or you are up due to necessity, like me, we might as well make the most out of it for what it's worth. So put the blues, the boo bahs and the sulky grumpiness away and decide we are going to make the best out of whatever comes our way today. We have the opportunity to give our best, we our best and strive to make the most out of whatever is there for us, or not. Let me tell you, not just for your sake but for those around you, putting a smile on your face, a spark in your eye and a hip in your hop will help the day go much better and much quick than the opposite. So come take a ride, come take a ride, come take a ride with me, on this wild and wacky trail we call life and let's were it will take us and what good we can bring it. Along the way we will come on those who are down, out, hurting in ways we have never seen. But we will take the time to stop, listen and help in whatever way we can, including seeing them to the next care center. Be good, do good and move on, it's the least we can do for another human life, whether they are the same faith, same nationality, same political background or walk in life. Live every moment of today to bring a smile on all those around you and make a better way for all of us to travel. Now it's time to get that footwear on, for me it's the hikers, pulled on and laced up. Take hold of that staff that you might lean on in times of need and to ward off those creatures who seek to do you harm and let's get this day going on a new journey, a new path, set for new destinations and new opportunities. And as we go, let's make us a most Happy, Happy all day long and share it with all that cross our paths. 
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi
ccrockhopper.com 

Holidays & Observances:
National Cinnamon-Raisin Bread Day
National Guacamole Day
American Legion Day
Collect Rocks Day
Step Family Day
Mayflower Day
Mexican Independence Day
National Play Doh Day
Working Parents Day
Anne Dudley Bradstreet Day
National Stepfamily Day
National Tatoo Story Day
Respect for The Aged Day
Stay Away From Seattle Day
Stepfamily Day
National Love Your Files Week: 16-22
National Postdoc Appreciation Week: 16-20


Friday, September 13, 2019

Brown Sugar Friday / 9-13-19

Brown Sugar Friday EveryOne
   Rise up, Rise up, it's that wonderful, magnificent day we call Friday. It's a bright sunny sky out there, even if you are having to do some soaring to see it. But where I am at the sun is as bright as can be. And so should our attitudes be as we have reached that final day that we make that trek to the promised land we call the weekend. But we have lots to do and a lot of ground to cover before we get to party hardy. So let's start by putting those hikers away along with that staff and pull out those sprinters and get yourself a good hat or visor. This run will be across a dessert floor with no shade, and dessert critters that want to take you down. go light and then even lighter if you can do it as this is a race against the elements and not your neighbor. We will be sure to keep our eyes open for those who have fallen before us, those who are disoriented and lost, those who are confused and bewildered and we will stop, and listen and then give them any help that we can and make sure they get to the care center for what we can not provide. And once you have done good, move on, it just part of life and the decent thing, to help your fellow human being. Now this is going to be a long day and we will need to keep our focus, keep that eye on quality and the head doing the numbers crunching. But you can not do one without the other and we will be held accountable for all we do or don't do. Speaking of accountability if I don't cough up the theme of the week I am going to be in dutch by many so with no further ado the theme has been: Different Flavors Bacon comes in. Now that we have that taken care of, don't you think it's about time to get this show underway? We have much to do, places to and people to see. So let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long and share it each step of the way. Hi ho, hi ho it's off to work we goooooo.
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances
National Peanut Day
Snack a Pickle Time
Defy Superstition Day
Fortune Cookie Day
Blame Someone Else Day - first  Friday the 13th of the year.
Chinese Moon Festival - date varies
Friday the 13th
National Peanut Day
Positive Thinking Day
Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813
9x13 Day
Friday the 13th
International Chocolate Day
Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
National Celiac Awareness Day
National Programmers Day
Roald Dahl Day
Scooby-Doo Day
Hug Your Boss Day

National Kreme Filled Doughnut Day - 14
Eat a Hoagie Day - 14
International Crab Fest Day - 14
Banana Day - 14
Farmers' Consumer Awareness Day - 14
International Drive Your Studebaker Day - 14
Live Creative Day - 14
National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children - 14
National Hollerin' Day - 14
National Iguana Awareness Day - 14
National Sober Day - 14
Prairie Day - 14
World Goat Days: 14-17 (2020)

National Double Cheeseburger Day - 15
National Creme de Menthe Day - 15
National Linguini Day - 15
Make a Hat Day - 15
Felt Hat Day - On this day, men traditionally put away their felt hats - 15
National Women's Friendship Day - 15
Wife Appreciation Day - 15
Google.com Day - 15
Greenpeace Day - 15
International Day of Democracy - 15
International Dot Day - 15
LGBT Center Awareness Day - 15
National 8-Track Tape Day - 15
National Cheese Toast Day - 15
National On-line Learning Day - 15
Tackle Kids Cancer Day - 15
Wife Appreciation Day - 15
World Lymphoma Awareness Day - 15
Balance Awareness Week: 15-21
Build A Better Image Week: 15-21
Child Passenger Safety Week: 15-21
International Clean Hands Week: 15-21
Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week: 15-21
National Farm & Ranch Safety and Health Week: 15-21
National Historically Black Colleges & Universities Week: 15-21
National Indoor Plant Week: 15-21
National Rehabilitation Awareness Week: 15-21
National Security Officer Appreciation Week: 15-21
National Singles Week:15-21
Pollution Prevention Week: 15-21
Prostate Cancer Awareness Week: 15-21

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Pecan Smoked Thursday / 11-12-19

Pecan Smoked Thursday EveryOne
   Good Morning Mr Sunshine another day another chance at life and the opportunity to get it going in the right direction, even if we have to do it backing down a one way street the wrong way with our nose pointed in the right direction. You get it? In other words we need to find a way to dig deep today and do what we can to see this week get better. First thing is the recognize that we really do have it a lot better than so many people out there. We have a roof over our heads, we have clean water and food. We have access to medical care and supplies, we have cloths to wear, we have family and friends. What does it take to get this through our heads. So on this workhouse of a day, let's get those hikers pulled on and laced up, and grab hold that staff. We need to take it down the entire side of this mountain and make it past the tree line. We need to see what has been working correct and gather it in and that which has not been working well cut the strings and let it go. This needs to come all together by the end of the day and we need to get it right. So let's get focused and put our minds and our efforts into full gear and go get em. Along the way we will come on those in great need. We need to be open to stopping, listing and helping in anyway we can, including seeing them to the next care center. Now let's get our behinds to the starting line and let's give it all we've got with quantity and quality and make this one hay bailing day. And as we go let's go make us a most Happy, Happy the day long and share it with everyone we come in contact with. 
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances
National Chocolate Milkshake Day
National Video Games Day
International Day for South-South Cooperation
National Day of Encouragement
National Police Woman's Day
Report Medicare Fraud Day
One-on-One Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Pain Awareness Month
Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
Pet Health Insurance Month 
Pleasure Your Mate Month
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month
Save The Koala Month
Save Your Photos Month
Sea Cadet Month
Self-Care Awareness Month
Self Improvement Month
September Is Healthy Aging Month
Shameless Promotion Month
Sports and Home Eye Health & Safety Month
Subliminal Communications Month
Superior Relationships Month
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month
Update Your Resume Month
Whole Grains Month
Wild Rice Month
Women's Friendship Month
World Alzheimer's Month
World Animal Remembrance Month
World Speak Out Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Harvest Moon & Oven Roasted Vegetables / 9-11-19

      Well another full moon is about to come on the scene between Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of September and yes this month is the harvest moon and happening on Friday the 13th. They also call it the spooky moon, other than if it occurred on a Friday the 13th in October. But this is September and we are still looking forward to fall to start. But full moons and the Cape are some of the most wonder things to experience. Either on the sound side or the bay side. If it is a clear evening the reflection off the water can be eerily spooky yet so beautiful. Stay there long enough and you will start to believe in those ghosts of ship wrecks long ago, hovering just above the water as the cool of the evening sets in over the warmer waters and the mist rises with the moon. It has been said that even the cries of the those who have gone down below the waters line can be heard the closer to the pinnacle the moon gets. Then at it's peak the howls and cries seem to just echo off invisible rock cliffs while visions of abandoned pirate ships can be seek sinking and slinking into the sea. Yup I love siting on the beach and just taking it all in, wondering has gone before me out across that pond so dark, so deep so unknown. When was the last time you have spend an evening on the beach with a full moon? Maybe you should consider and see just what might happen and what you may experience. If you do, I just hope they don't get you intoxicated with their hypnotic spells and carry you off to to their domain. Well, I guess that is about if for this week, have a great and wonderful, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.    
       This week I am starting to run low on resources as my house is still in great disarray. So small business report may be thin the next couple weeks but I will do my best. So this week I was going to talk about apple picking but there are no actual real apple orchards here on the Cape to do that, you need to go off Cape to be able to pick your own apples, so forget that thought. There are plenty of farm stands and farmers markets that you can get fresh fruit at. Google Cape Cod Farm stands and farmers markets for a full listing or Edible Cape Cod @ https://ediblecapecod.ediblecommunities.com/shop/cape-cod-farmers-markets and also Cape Cod Online @ http://capecodonline.com/farmers-markets-swing-into-season. So back to the drawing board, but this is making me hungry. So restaurants are a great thing and this time of year, many are still open even if only on the weekends till Columbus Day such as Arnolds in Eastham, while others are open till thanksgiving like Cooks in Hyannis. And now during the week, those places still open are not crowded, no major wait lines and lots of good food to enjoy both Seafood and just good old grub. So get out there and make some visit to places you were avoiding during the high season. 
      Also coming up this coming weekend September 14th and 15th is the Annual Harwich Cranberry Festival going on at the Community Center Fields on Oak Street. Craft show goes on from 9-4 each day but the music festival goes from 12:30 till 8pm on Saturday. So have some fun and go check it out. 
      Also happening this weekend is the Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival happening at Nauset Beach from noon - 6pm this Saturday 9-14-19. 
      Cape Cod Canal Day from noon - 6 in Buzzards Bay happening on Saturday 14th of September 
      Then the following weekend on the 21st there is the Annual Cape Cod Beer fest, This is a ticketed event so be sure to get your early. 
      You may also want on Sunday the 22nd Truro Treasures Grape Stomp & Music Fest in North Truro at Truro Vineyards. 
      So get out of the house these next two weekends and go check out what's happening around the Cape. 
        So what is going on, have you adjusted to life as routine life again. Do you miss us already, well I can say I miss you. The days are slower, the crowds have greatly reduced in numbers, the sunlight hours are diminishing and that harvest moon is coming up the 14th of September. I am just hoping we have a clear evening that night so that the moon view is gorgeous. And although the tower will not be open to the public the grounds will be open for the bonfire gatherings that will be starting this weekend and running through Halloween, weather permitting. But the view from the observation area is still great and you can see up and down the coast line and well out into the Atlantic Ocean. Many times we can see cruise ships and shipping freighters lights off on the horizon in the near distance. I have even had over the past years whale sightings, and that can be beautiful and spooky all at the same time. As far as what is going on with the maritime world, well not a lot. With the numbers gone and the cooler weather and shorter days there is less to deal with. Other than the nice little hurricane that we watched pass us by well to the east, then make a bee line for Nova Scotia. I'v had reports that some of there fishing fleets took a pounding as they are not as prepared for a Cat 1 as we are. But as we know it will slow them down no more than if it had been us. We still need to keep those in the Bahamas in our prayers as it will be a long long time before they get back to any kind of normalcy. Well, waters are still warm enough for anyone still looking for a fall dip, but still be start about it and keep an eye on the waters around you for those pesky things called Great Whites. Well folks, it's about that time, I still need to get some cookies made for a group coming in tomorrow and the weekend. The wife is doing her thing and the gauges still need read. So hope you have a great and wonderful, remember we miss you and hope you can come to one of the fall weekend bonfires/campfires gatherings and see what this place we call Old Cape Cod is all about during this fall and autumn season. See you all soon.    
      As we dive into fall I thought what a great time to start getting the oven going and nothing says autumn to me in side dishes then roasted veggies. Harvest time, a bonfire, good stuff going on in the kitchen, cooler evenings, Ok I know some of you reading this are going to say what cooler weather, as the past few days have still been in near or at 90 degrees in the mid-west. But we here, in New England are getting to enjoy those cooler evenings in the upper 40s or lover 50s, but I am sure it is coming soon, So let's get the oven going (or grill) and get the fall harvest of fresh veggies roasting. Now on with the show:

      This week's recipe: Oven Roasted Vegetables

      1      med      zucchini
      1      med      summer squash
      1      med      red bell pepper
      1      med      yellow bell pepper
      1      lb          fresh asparagus
      1      med      red onion
      3      Tbs       extra virgin olive oil
      1      tsp        salt
   1/2      tsp        fresh ground pepper 

      Heat oven to 450 degree. Cut all vegetables into bite size pieces. Place vegetables in a large roasting pan. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper to mix and coat. Spread in a single layer in pan. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are lightly browned and tender but not over done and still lightly crunchy.  

Bourbon Barrel Wednesday / 9-11-19

Bourbon Barrel Wednesday EveryOne
   Are you ready, are you ready for a brand new day, We have so much to be smiling about, so much to be positive about, that even in the deepest of times we have got to keep it looking up to see the sun and know that soon, sometime soon the clouds will part and the blue, blue skies will appear. I get it that life is not fair for some, situations not the most favorable, relationships that won't move on or that is biting you in the butt big time in ways you feared would never happen. But as we continue our climb up this mountain, each day being a challenge, we know that with each step another opportunity is possible, another adventure could come your way. Another chance for things to brighten up. Know that as we reach the top of this mountain half way through the day we will be half way through the week. We will want to put down our things, turn and look back and see just how far we have come, then turn make a mental map of where we need to go. Pick up our things and move off the back side, knowing that the end is another thought closer with each step we take. So let's get that foot gear on and laced up and take hold that staff as we move out for the starting line. A quick word though, we will come on those in a world of hurt, deep in depression, lost without hope. We will stop and listen to them, offer whatever help we can and see them to the next care center. Life is not always fair and sometimes it just gets the most of some, remember to treat others as you would want them to treat you if in the same situation. Now we need to get this day going. Half the week is just about gone and the end is coming quickly, so we need to do what we can to make the most of what we need to get done. Wow, what a day, So let's get it going and go make us a most Happy, Happy, and share it all along the way. It will help us have a better attitude and it will help others to see a more sunny side to the day. So let's get this day hopping and make it as fun as you can, lightening any dark and heavy load. Have a great and wonderful all day long.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi



Holidays & Observances:
National Hot Cross Bun Day
911 Remembrance
Make Your Bed Day
No News is Good News Day
Libraries Remember Day
National Day of Service and Remembrance
Patriot Day
Remember Freedom Day
National Recovery Month
National Rice Month
National Save A Tiger Month
National Sewing Month
National Service Dog Month
National Shake Month
National Sickle Cell Month
National Skin Care Awareness Month
National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
National Suicide Prevention Month
National Translators Month
National Pediculosis (Head Lice)  Prevention Month
National Piano Month
National Preparedness Month
National Wilderness Month

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Coffee & Cocoa Tuesday / 9-10-19

Coffee and Cocoa Tuesday EveryOne
Howdy, Howdy, Howdy, Isn't great to be able to start a new day with new opportunities and adventures. We are always on a journey, it is just, do we take full advantage of all the new experiences that come with each days journey. So as we get today started, let get that foot gear on and laced up, find where we dropped the staff and take hold of it and let's start heading out to the starting line. So, we all know what didn't work yesterday, so let's relook at things and see what did and expand on it. I know someone grumped at your smile, but remember you were doing that last week, so give that time, many others did like it. So again, take account off what worked and expand on it, and change what didn't. If you can't change it, find a way cope with it. Remember most of these things only come in spurts and are not constant, and we can usually step away and come back to it. So let's start this day with a positive attitude, be thankful for all that we can. Remember there are so many who can't get out of bed, can't dress themselves, can't feed themselves, can't remember who they are or even identify their families. Be thankful for ever single thing you can and even in the darkest of times remember that even a chance at a new day is reason to smile. So as we go along this day be open and ready to help those in situations they find themselves hopelessly in and if nothing else see them to the next care center for appropriate help. Expect and ask for nothing in return, do good and move on and through it all keep looking up. You know what I like to say, let's go make us a most Happy, Happy as no one else is going to do it for you, but a smile can sure go a long way to helping. Be that help to someone else who is struggling, especially in the morning.
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi
www.ccrockhopper.com

Holidays & Observances:
National TV Dinner Day
Sewing Machine Day
Swap Ideas Day
(World) Suicide Prevention Day
Ants On A Log Day
National Food Safety Education Month
National Family Meals Month
National Fruit and Veggies Month
National Guide Dog Month
National Head Lice Prevention Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
National Home Furnishings Month
National Honey Month
National Infant Mortality Awareness Month
National Mulled Cider Month
National Mushroom Month
National Organic Harvest Month
National Osteopathic Medicine Month
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
National Passport Awareness Month
National Pet Memorial Month
National Preparedness Month
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Prime Beef Month
National Prosper Where You Are Planted Month
National Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month

Monday, September 9, 2019

Apple Cinnamon Monday / 9-9-19

Apple Cinnamon Monday EveryOne
   Morning, Morning, Morning, and a grand morning it is. I am up and about, life is still streaming through my veins, I can still walk around, see the sky whether blue or gray, I can hear the birds chattering, I still have food available in my pantry and I still have the opportunity to work. Is life exactly what I want, no, are things in my life perfect, LOLOLOL, are you serious?, No. But at some point you need to start looking at what is good and moving on from there. Accept what you can't change, Change what you can, and for the rest either learn to live with it or find help to get changes made. This week we will be concentrating on looking at life in a positive light even when things are not going as well as you would like. I don't like climbing the same mountain over and over again, but I have to pay the bills. I don't particularly like not going places and having to just do staycations. I would love to eat out more often, I would, this, I would that, I don't this, I don't that. You getting the point. We can complain, complain, complain. And starting our mornings off with an sucky attitude is going to do nothing that lifts us up, and puts us in a position to even see something good if we constantly have our heads looking down at the dirt instead of up where we need to go and what opportunities are before us. I'm not being delusional, or disregarding what isn't going right or the bad things that are happening. But what I am doing is trying to adjust our outcome but the way we are starting each morning. At least give ourselves a chance to get through the day with a bit better attitude so that when changes are available we can take them and help make our lives better. So let's get the foot gear on and grab hold that staff. Life whether we like it or not must go on and we are going to be apart of it, good, bad or indifferent. Along the way there will be those who are in much more hurting ways that we are, regardless of our situations, we need to stop, listen than help in whatever way we can, including seeing them to the next care center if need. Then move on and get back in the groove of things. To some this may be stretching it but we need to do our best in that as we start this day let's take the attitude of gratitude and go make us a most Happy, Happy then share it with whomever crosses your path today.
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances
National Wiener Schnitzle Day
Teddy Bear Day
Ashura
Care Bears Share Your Care Day
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day
International Buy A Priest A Beer Day
National Boss/Employee Exchange Day
Opposite Day
Wonderful Weirdoes Day
Direct Support Professional Recognition Week: 9-15
Line Dance Week: 9-14
National Americana Month
National Bake & Decorate Month
National Campus Safety Awareness Month
National Child Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Chiari Awareness Month
National Coupon Month
National Disease Literacy Month
National DNA, Geonomics & Stem Cell Education Month

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sugar Maple Friday / 9-6-19

Sugar Maple Friday EveryOne
   Hallelujah, Amen, it is finally that wonderful, glorious day we call FRIDAY. The longest short week has reached that final work day. Now before you get too excited and happy beyond your wildest expectations  and the joy of it grabs a grip your enthusiastic emotions, let's get real about it all. We still need to make it from here to there, from point X to point Z, over dessert parched land and through thickets and tumbleweeds trying to missteer us from the task that needs to come to its full conclusion. This week has not been easy, but there have been many times along the way that have been cause for praise, for encouragement, and for excitement. So this is not the time to lay down in the hammock and take a snooze, on the contrary, it is time to bare down and go bust or go home. Give it all you've got and lay it on the line or be known as a quitter, make the most out of every moment of today to finish strong and give not reason for anyone to question your integrity or your effort. To do this we will need to put the hikes away and get those sprinters out, put the staff away and find a good visor and some suntan lotion as the sun will be high and hot and we will need to be sure we don't get burned along the way. Then get it all together and get to the starting line. Wait you want to know the theme, really is that all you are here for is to speed read the rest just to get o the theme of the week. Oh, all right, if you must, This week has seen 4 of the top 5 fall trees in the USA and North American when it comes to fall colors. Ok now that, that's over with, as we come on those in dire need, and need aid of any kind, just because it is Friday does not mean that bad times take off for a holiday. We need to be open to stoping, listening, and lending a hand in whatever way we can to see them to the next care center to receive the help they really need, then move on. Now let's wrap this up, we know our jobs, we know our responsibilities, we know what is expected of us, now let's go do it even better than that and drive this day hard right through to the end. While you are at it be sure that you find a way to make the most of everything, and see that we make us a most Happy, Happy cause we know, no-one is going to do it for us, but we can share it with others all day and all weekend long. And may whatever good you do for others be returned to you 10 fold out and beyond. 
Your Morning Jester 
Steve Gimmi


Holidays & Observances:
National Coffee Ice Cream Day
Fight Procrastination Day
Read a Book Day
Bring Your Manners To Work Day
National Dog Walker Appreciation Day
National Food Bank Day
National Lazy Mom's Day
Stand Up To Cancer Day
National Days of Prayer & Remembrance: 6-8 (Friday thru Sunday Closest to 9/11)
Mushroom Days: 6-8

National Beer Lover’s Day - 7
National Acorn Squash Day - 7
National Salami Day -7
Neither Rain nor Snow Day - 7
AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day - 7
Google Commemoration (Founded) Day - 7
Grandma Moses Day - 7
Grateful Patient Day - 7
National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day - 7
National Tailgating Day - 7
National Writing Date Day - 7
World Beard Day - 7
International Air Ambulance Week: 7-15

National Date-Nut Bread Day - 8
Grandparent's Day - 8
International Literacy Day - 8
National Pet Memorial Day - 8
Pardon Day - 8
Bowling League Day - 8 
Iguana Awareness Day - 8
Miss America Pageant - 8
National Ampersand Day - 8
National Hug Your Hound Day - 8
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day - 8
Pet Rock Day - 8
Virgin Mary Day - 8
World Physical Therapy Day - 8
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 8-14
International Housekeepers Week: 8-14  (Second Full Week) Link
National Assisted Living Week: 8-14   (Always Grandparents Day thru Saturday)
Suicide Prevention Week: 8-14 (Always has 10th in it)
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week: 8-14


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Aspen Thursday / 9-5-19



Aspen Thursday EveryOne
   Rise and shine and give glory that we made it through another day and we are now poised to shoot the rapids, tackle the trail or conquer path that leads down and off this wicked wonder of a dirt mound they call a mountain. Yup, it is all in for going all out to get off this flea bitten hill, clearing the tree line and making the open valley that lies between the last stand of trees and the dessert. The sun is up, it is shinning, and it is warming, whether you an see or feel it, it still exists, even if above clouds. This week just keeps coming and coming and we need to just keep going and pushing through. Grab the hand of the one beside you and bring them along for both your support and theirs. But we better get that foot gear on and find that staff, it can get pretty slippery out there and there are also some pretty pesky critters that would just love to see you fail. But now that we are up and about and figured out that as rotten as some of us feel we are still alive and there is still a life to live and work to get done. We need to get all the loose ends caroled and going in the same direction, weed out the bad ones and group like situations together to braid them into a stronger unit or grouping. We need to work hard today to see that all is done is done with excellence and quality and not be considered to be doing things the cheap and lazy way of getting the job finished. Yes, it get tiring, yes it seems that cheaters get ahead faster, but in the long run those who are faithful and true in all they do, will come back to when all is said and done. Now along the way we will come on those in dire need of help, and comfort, will need a helping hand, someone to stop and listen to them and when need, offer any help we can to get them back on their way. Be open to these opportunities as they come along the way. Now we have gabbed enough, and we need to get something done, so get it together and let's get to the starting line and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long, and share it every step of the way today.
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances: 
National Cheese Pizza Day
Be Late For Something Day
International Day of Charity
Jury Rights Day
National Environmental Services Week: 5-9
Popcorn Days: 5-7
Intergeneration Month
International  or National Guide Dogs Month
International People Skills Month
International Self-Awareness Month
International Speak Out Month
International Strategic Thinking Month
International Square Dancing Month
International Women's Friendship Month
ITP Awareness Month
Library Card Sign-up Month
(World) Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month
Million Minute Family Challenge (September-December)
Mold Awareness Month

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Crazy Happenings & a Rockhopper's Peach Bikini Cocktail / 9-4-19

       So I hope your Labor Day weekend went well. I am still in the midst of a kitchen gut job that just seems to be turning more and more into a money pit that I really don't have. But it had to be done, living in a 1971 kitchen with draws falling apart cabinets that we were not sure how sturdy they really were and a pantry that the doors were falling off. And before anyone ask, yes we have permits in hand for ll that we are doing. But from bees nests in the ceiling, to electric lines split in the weirdest way and not really smart and bundled in rats nests together. And floors so uneven that in one corner of the old breezeway dropped about 3" cause the prior owners (who built the home) when they enclosed it, did not do it right and the corner sunk. That stunk to find out. And because of all the crazy splits with the electric lines I get to have a new box put in. Ok folks I don't make 6 figures, I don't own my own business that I have an endless flow of money, but these things are needed to be done. So we will have to figure that out. Oh well. You see I do understand the regular guy and gal here on the Cape. I get it. The other thing that is killing me through this process is, no stove, and no microwave right now. And I don't have the money to eat out every night. So I do the grill as much as possible or buy things that I can get 2 or 3 meals out of like a rotisserie chicken, lots of salads that I can add left over grilled meat to, cold cuts and cereal. Yup cereal for dinner, I needed to loose a few pounds anyway. I know it will look nice once done, but getting there is going to kill me. So in the mean time, I work in my office at the house while the saws, hammers and other equipment go on out in the rest of my house. My dog and I love to go for walks at lunch time, and as soon as I am off work so we can get out of the dust and breath. Wish us luck and I hope you never have to do this, or at least you have someplace to escape to while they do. Well have a great start to September and the unofficial start to fall (it actually starts the 23) and enjoy this place we call Cape Cod to the maximum in our second season. See you next time round, and here's to dodging the Dorian Bullet.  
      Small business report: it's that time of year that we start looking for house, home and cottage decorations. The vacationers have gone, Uncle Bob & Aunt Mary left a few dollars on the dresser as a thank you and you turned in the cans from all the beer everyone consumed at your expense. So you might as well add a little something to the homestead or cottage to give it a fall spruce up. And what better thing than a locally made Cape Cod Hanger. Check them out at Shore Drive Designs @ https://www.shoredrivedesigns.com/. he is also on facebook. Now I want you to look at all the designs he has that he is making, I remember the day when he only was doing about 2 or 3. These things are awesome, sturdy and can be used for so many functions. They show them a lot holding planters, but you can have your house number put on, you can hang a numbers plaque and wind catcher, or even a bird feeder. Put one in the house and hand a basket from it to catch your keys or hang a jacket on, or a few other things. Now the fun thing is you can also find these in local shops. Right how he is reloading stock and should have more available soon on his web store. And what even better is is right out of YarmouthPort. Here is to Shore Drive Designs. 
      Another really cool craftier I found this past weekend is a guy called Falmouth Flag Co. They are Handmade, custom American flags done on wood. He had a 76 colonial flag, a US Air Force Flag, Marine Flag and more. If when you catch up with him. His website is under construction so you will need to stay tuned as he gets that together. Look for him at craft shows and markets around Falmouth and around the south shore. These flags are true works of art and the crafter Patrick Morris has found a really unique niche in the artisan world here on Cape Cod. 
      Last up I have got to add a food place. I have done many as you regulars know and for me finding someplace new can get difficult because I have to admit once I find something good you just have to stick with it. So a few of my favorite places are, for breakfast, Grumpy's, Hole in One, and Keltic Kitchen. For lunches, Cook's Hyannis, El Rodeo, and the Brazilian Grill. And for dinners, Guapo's in Orleans, Red Nun in DennisPort, Roadhouse and Black Cat in Hyannis. For just family friendly Jasons Tavern in South Dennis and yes the 99 is always a hit. No I am not one to frequent those places that cost 100 dollars a plate per person, I just don't got that kind of dough for grub that I can usually do better preparing. And if I am going to spend that much,, well other than at maybe Disney for a special night out I would but thats about it. I just can afford it and I am pretty sure most of my reads can't either, so we will eat where normal people can afford to go at least once every once in a while or when we can get those 1/2 price gift cards to help. Well, thats about it for this round Hope you get out there and support out local businesses and live local, buy local eat local. 
      Hello my friend, I hope to find you all well and that you made it home safe and sound. Exciting week weather wise if you ask me, and something we need to keep our eyes open wide and be mindful of what is going on both on land and out to sea. This gal called Dorian has been packing a real wallop of a punch and causing some serous damage down there in the Bahamas. But she has finally moved on and has now started her wind up and coming up the coast. Our prayers and thoughts to those in the Bahama Island change. With this, as this storm starts to move northward, we need to put the warnings and watches out for waters between that gal and the Cape. Be mindful of how quickly events can change and those waves can get seriously deadly in the blink of a eye. Also we know there are many of you surf boarders who will just love to get out there and ride those big surf waves, but please be wise, the rip tides and currents will be extra strong and has pulled many a good swimmer under. The fog horn warning siren will be going as needed and the beacon light will be cranked up. Be sure to keep tuned into NOAA and the National Weather Service for the latest. Now moving on for now, over in the Bay the whales have been putting on shows for all the folks and just finding their playgroup filled with tasty morsels they enjoy to dine on. Speaking of dinning, Great White Shark season is still with us and they are still enjoying their buffet with the seals and if you decide you want to wonder too far from the shore line they will think you are one of them as well and tried to dine on you. So just be careful and don't think that just because it's past Labor Day all the sharks went home. Also one last thing, although we not expecting anything major to hit here on the Cape at this time just a little shift in the core and this storm may take a wrong turn. If that happens we will be closed in order to do man the station as is needed and keep manual records of what is going on. However if it does what its suppose to and go out and up then we will be doing business as usual. Last note, as long as the weather holds out, this is a great time to visit us here on the Cape, the beaches are less crowded and the days and water are still nice and at the peak of warmth, although the days are getting shorter. The night skies are outstanding from the beach away from a lot of town light. The stars are spectacular like you will not see to many other places. I hope you get to come out and experience it some evening. OK that's about it for now, Have a great and wonderful, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod.   
      Well the meteorology summer has come and gone as of Labor Day, and fall has begun, unless your a purist then fall does not happen till 9-23-19. We are between harvest seasons so what better way to celebrate the end of a season and something that would make an early September delicious refreshment, (adult style that is). So take a look at this one, and mix a few up to sit on a deck that overlooks the marshlands or bay and watch the sun set. I did read one recipe that said this might be one to keep for New Years eve or something like that. But that one leaned more towards a Fuzzy Navel than a true Bikini Cocktail. So after looking at a few recipes I decided to come up with my own that I tried in a different variation not long ago, and now this one has just got me going. So I said I claim nothing to any recipe unless I actually think I made the combination myself. And my combo has not come up, so here is my version of this recipe. Remember to enjoy responsibly and don't let friend drive under the influence. So now on with the show,,,

      This week's recipe: Rockhopper's Peach Bikini Cocktail

      1      part      Peach Schnapps 
      1      part      Peach Vodka
      3      parts    Peach tea (such as Pure Leaf or your own)
      
      Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well to blend, strain into rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a thin slice of peach and a sprig of mint. (optional)
      (if you are brewing your own peach tea, you can add a bit of simple syrup and mix first, then add liquor and shake)
      Please note I am not endorsing Pure Leaf, nor am I endorsed by Pure Leaf, but I needed a reference and since I had it recently and it was really tasty decided to us it as the example.    

Black Tupelo Wednesday / 9-4-19

Black Tupelo Wednesday EveryOne
   The week so short yet so long, We are spending the night on the top of the mountain so be prepared to take warm and dry wear with you. The good news is that by the end of the day we will be half way through the work portion of the week. I feel as though I'm working with a frozen can of concentrate, instead of the usual bottle of semi-diluted contents, making everything that happens seem to be more intense, more in numbers, more this, more that. You get it, but the work must go on, life does not take a holiday and on these short weeks whatever was to have happened on Monday now just gets crammed into the rest of the week. This is why I preach about supporting one another, this is why I say do good and move on, this is why I say focus, this is why I say keep striving, because as we come on days and weeks like this one, we have something or someone to lean on and know that as we have trained through the rest of time, it will help us to endure through these difficult times. Now time to get the foot gear on and laced up, grab hold of that staff, grab your bags and let's head out for the starting line. It's an uphill battle today all the way, but when we get to the top it will be the end of the day. Encourage one another along the way, be of good cheerleader, support those around you and through it all pursue to do your best. And when you come on one that is hurting and in need of help, stop, listen and do whatever you can, including seeing them to the next care center, in other words do good and move on. Now we need to rock-n-roll this day on it's way and make the most out of everything that comes our way, now go and let's make us some Happy, Happy and share it to all we come in contact with today. 
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi
www.ccrockhopper.com

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