ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
AUGUST 1st, 2006
Peace begins with a gentle smile.
Remember that your best is always good enough.
I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
HOT HOT AND HOTTER !
Well August is now here. This is usually our hottest month of the year and just so we could set a new record…it’ll be over 100 degrees here today. It was sooo hot when I left work yesterday that I felt like I could hardly breath outside until I got in the car and put the a/c on.
DD fixed a delicious dinner for me and I had my first taste of a home grown fresh tomato too ! She has a nice garden and she gave me some cucumbers, a tomato, and a yellow squash. Yummm!!!
Next week is the first of our August birthdays and DS#5 will celebrate another year of blessings on the 9th…I’m planning to fix a birthday dinner for him on this coming Sunday. I don’t know yet if anyone else can make it, but if they do I hope they let me know so I can put another chicken in the pot. He requested chicken and rice – so that’s what it will be.
I was corrected on which son is doing the booth at the fair—it is DS#5 NOT DS#6 that is doing artwork at the fair this year…sorry about that! I DID know which son it was, just got the number wrong…Oh, dear.
Have a great day all ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
TODAY IS…RASPBERRY PIE DAY
Raspberries were one of the first European plants brought to America. They belong to the rose family and are usually red or purple - although you can also find gold and black. These sweet berries have tiny edible seeds and an intense flavor and aroma. This makes them perfect for flavors and syrups, but their most common use is in preserves and pies. They like to grow in the northern temporate zones - and they like to be eaten everywhere.
RAPSBERRY CRISP PIE
1 qt (4 cups) fresh raspberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Wash the raspberries and put in the bottom of a 9 inch baking pan. If you don't have a deep dish pie pan, use a casserole dish. Sprinkle sugar over the top of the raspberries.
3. In a medium bowl, mix the margarine, flour, brown sugar and oats with the back of a fork until it looks like coarse meal. Sprinkle over the raspberries and sugar.
4. Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve hot or cold. Top with vanilla ice cream if desired.
August was the 6th month of the Roman year and was called Sextilis. In the year 8 B.C. the Emperor Augustus Caesar persuaded the Senate to change the month's name to Augustus in his honor.
August birthstone: sardonyx or peridot.
August flower: poppy or gladiolus.
Today is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day.
1790: The first United States census was completed, showing a population of nearly four million people.
1876: Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.
1892: John Philip Sousa quit the US Marine Corps Band to form his own hundred-piece band. Sousa was then 37 years old.
1958 First Class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years).
1964: Hasbro Toys introduced GI Joe, an 11½-inch "action figure" that sold for $4.00. The doll was inspired by the 1945 Robert Mitchum movie, "The Story of GI Joe."
Health Care... Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.
The first patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
The second sees his family doctor after waiting a week for an appointment, then waits eighteen weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another month and finally has his surgery scheduled for a year from then.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
The first is a Golden Retriever.
The second is a Senior Citizen.
1. To make slender, fine, or small. 2. To reduce in force, value, amount, or degree; weaken. 3. To lessen the density of; rarefy. 4. Biology. To make (bacteria or viruses) less virulent. 5. Electronics. To reduce (the amplitude of an electrical signal) with little or no distortion.
--intr. 1. To become thin, weak, or fine.
1. Reduced or weakened, as in strength, value, or virulence. 2. Botany. Gradually tapering to a slender point.
David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the Lord of hosts who is enthroned on the cherubim. They carried the ark of God on a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were driving the new cart with the ark of God; and Ahio went in front of the ark. David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals.
2 Samuel 6:1-5
David and the people of Israel knew what it was like to live in the present. They knew what it meant to celebrate the wonder of God's active presence in their lives. Two times in the previous verses, we read that God had protected them and given them victory over their enemies, and now as they traveled - carrying the ark of God - they knew without a doubt that they were in the presence of the One who had delivered them. Many of us would pull ourselves together and move on. We have places to be and things to do.
The Israelites, however, chose to dance. They danced before God with “all of their might.” They danced with every ounce of their being. They did not stop journeying, but they continued to worship and celebrate as they went. What about you? When was the last time you “danced” before God? When did you worship with your whole being—not allowing your schedule or the expectations of others to impede you?
Dance then, wherever you may be.
I am the Lord of the Dance, said He!
And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be
And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said He!
Lord of the Dance by Sydney Carter
TODAY’S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC
Sprinkle powdered charcoal around your house, patio, or garden to keep ants away.
52 DAYS UNTIL AUTUMN !
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!
I believe we should live ‘ON THE BRIGHT SIDE’
BRIGHT SIDE LOGO BY SON #6