D.A.R.E. Day is the day when local law enforcement officers will traditionally visit schools all over the United States spreading the word about drugs, how to avoid them, why they’re bad for you, and the penalties if you choose to become involved with them. Most Americans will remember the special and particularly snazzy car that would arrive at the school, often times with a K-9 unit in tow, and a variety of items to do a show and tell with.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(verb) Make something more diverse and varied.|
|Usage:||After the third consecutive dinner of mashed potatoes, we began to hope that the cook would begin to variegate the menu.|
Idiom of the Day
An unenthusiastic, disdainful, or unfriendly welcome.
|After attending Kansas State Agricultural College, Salter moved with her husband to the town of Argonia, Kansas, and became the first woman to have a baby there. Following the city's incorporation in 1885, her father was elected to be its first mayor. Two years later, while serving as an officer in the local Women's Christian Temperance Union and caring for her family, she was placed on the ballot as a mayoral candidate and became the first female mayor elected in the US|
|A German writer, von Arnim also spent time as a composer, singer, visual artist, patron of young talent, and social activist. However, she is perhaps best known for the company she kept. She formed friendships with Goethe and Beethoven, among other artists of the day, and tried to foster an artistic union between them. Many leading composers of the time, such as Franz Liszt, admired her for her spirit and her talents.|
|The Qing Ming Festival is a day for Chinese people throughout the world to honor their dead. It is a Confucian festival that dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BCE to 221 CE), and it is now a Chinese national holiday. The day is observed in the countryside with visits to ancestral graves to sweep, wash, repair, and paint them. Offerings of food, wine, incense, and flowers are made, firecrackers are set off, and paper money is burned at the graveside, so that the ancestors will have funds to spend in the afterworld|
|The birds and the bees are telling humans about much more than sex, a new study released Thursday says. They are a harbinger of climate change, with species swapping habitats like a game of musical chairs as regions in Europe and the United States warm.|
The Pinwheel Galaxy is a face-on spiral galaxy located 21 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. It was first discovered by Pierre Méchain on March 27, 1781, and communicated to Charles Messier, who verified its position for inclusion in the Messier Catalogue as one of its final entries. This image, released on February 28, 2006, is composed of 51 individual exposures, as well as some extra ground-based photos. At the time of its release, it was the largest and most detailed image of a galaxy by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Light the Way
Photograph by Stephen Scarlett, National Geographic
The Milky Way glitters over a Colorado highway in this long-exposure photo submitted by Stephen Scarlett. “As a veteran who struggles with PTSD,” Scarlett writes, “I find the isolation [in] the darkness peaceful and capturing long-exposure photographs of the night sky therapeutic. This photo was taken just outside Allenspark on Highway 7 at around 1:30 a.m. I was out taking photos of the Milky Way that night when I realized that if I waited for another hour and a half, the Milky Way would rotate and align with the highway.”
Auto Racer Marjorie Eccles in 1936. She's taking a knit break while her pit crew gets busy with her vehicle.
Independent, strong and talented - and OF COURSE she was a knitter!
Laguna Beach Washcloth
a hook pineapple pot
1 glass of yogurt
1 ball of yarn and a hook ocher 3
1 sheet of green paper
1- Make chainette the size of the turn of the pot. Close round the chainette below the top edge of the pot. And make a sc in each stitch to completely cover the pot. Break yarn and fasten.
2 Row 1: Crochet a chain of 445 ml. Row 2: 1 sc in each stitch. Row 3: 1 dc, skip 2 stitches, and make 5 dc in the same dc, skip 2 stitches, and repeat until the end of the row. Break yarn and fasten.
3. Sew the band obtained around the pot from the top.
4- Cut sheets of paper 2 of different sizes. The corner to give them their rounded shape and glue them inside the jar with white glue or glue gun.
Cola Pork Chops
1 large onion, sliced
12-16 ounces of Coca Cola
3 T. prepared mustard
6 T. ketchup
dash of pepper
dash of salt
1 can sliced mushrooms (or fresh)
dash of garlic powder
Place the pork chops in a large frying pan coated with non stick spray and brown on both sides. Once brown remove and set aside.
Stir-fry the onion in the same pan that you browned the chops in. Once cooked remove from pan and set aside.
Mix the cola, mustard, ketchup, salt and pepper and the garlic in a small bowl.
When the cola mixture is combined pour into the pan that the pork chops were browned. Add the onions and mushrooms and then the pork chops. Make sure the pork chops are covered in the sauce.
Cover and simmer for 45 minutes over low heat.
Serve over rice.
Yarn Bird’s Nesting Material
Use your colorful yarn scraps to help out your bird friends with nesting materials.