Monthly Archives: May 2012

Love yourself…

Love yourself, no matter who else loves you back; continue to love who you really are as a person. You have to accept not everyone is going to love you back, that’s why it’s most important to love yourself. The greatest achievement for any human being is to love God, yourself, and others. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. No one is going to love you if you don’t love yourself.

The “Best in Class”…is the gambit…

In this case, the gambit was an independent clause introducing the “Best in Class” for our entry at the “Pie baking contest”.

gambit \ GAM-bit \
1. A remark made to open or redirect a conversation.
2. Chess . An opening in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a pawn or piece.
3. Any maneuver by which one seeks to gain an advantage.

Origin: Gambit is primarily a term used in chess. It came from the Italian idiom gambetto meaning “to trip up.”

Thank you…

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We were the cynosure…

Whenever we would get new pajamas, as a child, my mom would line us all up on the couch, so we could become the cynosure of the picture. Boy, were we ever proud & sitting tall, as if we’re the only ones on the face of the earth that had new PJ’s!

cynosure \SY-nuh-shoor; SIN-uh-shoor\, noun:
1. An object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration.
2. That which serves to guide or direct.
3. [Capitalized]. The northern constellation Ursa Minor, which contains the North Star; also, the North Star itself.

Origin: Cynosure derives from Latin cynosura, from Greek kunosoura, “dog’s tail, the constellation Ursa Minor,” from kuon, kun-, “dog” + oura, “tail.”

Face your fears & wipe your tears…

Wake up everyday stronger than yesterday, face your fears and wipe your tears. Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful. Never forget yesterday, but always live for today. Because you never know what tomorrow can bring, or what it can take away. Instead of regretting where you’ve been..give thanks for where you’re going.

The midwest is the omphalos of the universe…

I think that sometimes the beauty of the Midwest (regardless of the season), is the omphalos of the universe!

omphalos\ OM-fuh-luhs \, noun:
1. The central point.
2. The navel; umbilicus.
3. Greek Antiquity. A stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, thought to mark the center of the earth.

Origin: From Greek, omphalos did not enter English until the 1850s when Thomas De Quincey used it in his work Suspiria de Profundis. It literally meant “navel.”

Do you like where you are going, today?

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.
~Lewis Carroll

My mother’s matrilineal “looks”…

In looking at an old picture of my matrilineal grandparents, it is apparent where my mother gets her looks from. I have not met my mother’s dad, because he passed before she was even married, but I can so see my mom in him!

matrilineal \ ma-truh-LIN-ee-uhl \ adjective:
1. Inheriting or determining descent through the female line.

Origin: Matrilineal was first used in the early 1900s by anthropologists. It derives from the Late Latin roots matri- meaning “mother” and lineal meaning “line.”

May 16th…A good day to…

Send a special wish to that someone special for any ‘ole ordinary holiday for everyday:

First US Nickel Minted In 1866
Wear Purple For Peace Day
National Bike to Work Day
International Pickle Day
Biographers Day
Root Beer Birthday
Spaghetti-Os Birthday
Spam Birthday

May 13th…A good day to…

Recognize your favorite “somebody” because of:



Limerick Day
Florence Nightingale’s B’day
International Migratory Bird Day
Goofy’s Birthday
Cough Drop Day
Airmail Stamp Birthday (The first U.S. airmail stamp was issued on May 13, 1918.)
I Just Called to Say I Love You Day
Cross-Country Helicopter Flight Day (The first cross-country flight via helicopter began in 1942.)
Tulip Day

It only takes a moment….just do it!

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