This month in History

This month in History: January

General events not linked to a date National Hot Tea Month National Oatmeal Month National Slow Cooking Month National Soup Month National Baking Month National Fat-Free Living Month 1 January National Bloody Mary Day National Black Eyed Pea Day 1735 Paul Revere’s Birthday (1735 – 1818) 1752 Betsy Ross’s Birthday (1752 – 1836) 1892 Ellis Island Begins As Immigration gateway…

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Making diamonds…

Hi there! It’s been a while. I would love to say it was because of world wide travel. Or maybe a fabulous new book release! But it was none of the above. This year has been terrible so far. But in a sick and twisted way also a very good year. I think it’s probably one of those years where…

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This month in History

This month in History: November

National Fun with Fondue Month National Georgia Pecan Month National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month National Pepper Month National Stuffing Month National Raisin Bread Month November 1-7: National Fig Week 1 November National Bison Day 1927 Ford Model A Begins In Production 1938 Seabiscuit Match Race Against War Admiral at Pimlico 1952 The United States detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon,…

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Wonderful Words

Words not often used 02:07

This week I have a few odd words, some made up and made famous by some prominent people and others more popular words in the written language. flummoxing – to confuse someone so much that they do not know what to do (e.g. Anyone not knowing the story would have been completely flummoxed) covfefe – “(n.) When you want to…

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Wonderful Words

Words not very often used 02:06

Halo from my brand new spot on the world wide web. It has been a very educational experience to convert from a wordpress.com site to a self hosted site. It is not quite as similar to my wordpress.com site as I thought it would be. But alas. I am learning a lot and that is worth it to me. I…

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This month in History

This month in History: February

General events not linked to a day Canned Food Month National Chocolate Lovers Month National Cherry Month National Grapefruit Month National Snack Food Month National Potato Lovers Month Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month National Hot Breakfast Month 1st week of Feb- African Heritage & Health Week 3rd Weekend of February: National Margarita Weekend “Superbowl Sunday” : National Pork…

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Wonderful Words

Words not very often used 02:05

Halo there Last week I started my personal challenge of #1000days on Instagram. I’ve read some fascinating words in the three different pieces of writing every time. Words I’ve either never seen before or words that I’ve never learned the meaning and sometimes the pronunciation of. scimitar a sword with a curved blade that is sharp only on its one…

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Wonderful Words

Words not very often used 02:03

Here are some more words that surprised me this week with interesting meanings. As a writer and a general word nerd, I find words fascinating. And beautiful and all those lyrical things. Enjoy! obstinate unreasonably determined, especially to act in a particular way and not to change at all, despite what anyone else says (e.g. She follows an obstinate conviction…

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Wonderful Words

Words not very often used 02:02

I’ve managed to get another few words together that is new (or maybe just forgotten) by me. It’s not that easy to always add these words to my vocabulary but I find that they pop up here and there in the stories I write and tell. Enjoy! abodes noun a place in which a person resides; residence; dwelling; habitation; home…

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Wonderful Words

Words not very often used 02:01

And 2018 has officially started! May this be the year where you choose yourself. Be the best version of yourself. That way you will be the best for everybody else around you as well. Our reading together as a family has slowed down significantly over December and for this year, the aim is to get my youngest to start doing…

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