Pool Wednesday / 6-26-19

Pool Wednesday EveryOne
Wicked wonderful Wednesday to you all and yes happy hump day it is. Where waskally wabbits wun wild about us twying to distwact us from the task at hand. That being, getting to the top today planting that flag, then scooting off the back side and start our way down the back side to the half way point off this mountain. We are not going to get any climbing done without putting on those hikers or climbers and we  still need that staff to balance our steps and ward off unwanted critters. As we get to the top, we need to plant our flag then take a moment and look back to just how far we have come. Then turn make a mental map of where we need to go then pick up our stuff and get moving. This will only be the half way point of the day, but that next step towards home will mean we are closer to end than back to the beginning. So take heart we are getting there and we will take this mountain by storm one way or another. Now are you ready? Let's not forget that when we come on those in need we take the time to stop, listen and lend a hand, in any way that is needed. Now it's time to make hey, rock-n-roll our way through this day, so let's get going and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long. 
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Chocolate Pudding Day
Beautician's Day
Forgiveness Day
National Canoe Day626 Day (Lilo & Stitch)
Harry Potter Day
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
National Coconut Day
National Parchment Cooking Day
Same Sex Marriage Day


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Union Tuesday / 6-25-19

Union Tuesday EveryOne
Well thank you for coming back after yesterdays marathon reading. So the week must go on and the climb of our mountain is still before us. We are only one day into the climb and we still need to crest this bad boy then down the back side. So first things first, let's get those hikers on and grab that staff. Time to get our game face on, get that attitude of gratitude going and start looking for the landmarks that will guide you and us through, and to our next camp. For me Tuesdays are lonely days, stuck between the start and the crest, it's all uphill and I just struggle with it. But together we can encourage each other, pull each other along, and support each other all along the climb. If this is foreign to you, it's no different than having a swimming buddy so each of you can rely on each other, if anything were to happen. We will come on those who did not follow this rule or their help left them, they are hurt, wounded, depressed. When we come on those please take the time to stop and listen and help in whatever way we can, then see them to the next care center. Now, this day is not getting any younger and neither are we, so with a focus and a purpose lets get it moving to the starting line and prepare to give it all we've got from beginning to end. Now let's go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long
Your Morning Coach
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Strawberry Parfait Day
National Catfish DayLog Cabin Day
Color TV Day (CBS)
Day of The Seafarer
Global Beatles Day
Global Smurfs Day
Leon Day
National Columnists Day


Mushroom Monday/ 6-24-29

Mushroom Monday EveryOne
Well another week another Monday and another theme. I hope adding the theme of the week has added a little more fun and taken some of the routine hum drum out of this morning letter/blog/whatever we want to call it. Some of you who have joined me over the past 2-3 years might not know where this all started.
      For starters I am not a morning person, I feel the only reason God made mornings was He had to create sometime to kick Satan out and as we know over the years "he" Satan landed in the back row of the church choir. This may also be another reason for the demise of what was once a great part of most churches, the choir. Saying I am not a morning person is like saying the Pope is Catholic, or Micky Mouse is all about Disney, those who know me would just go DAH. I would go into work, day after day and we all would literally grump our way through the first 1, 2, 3 hours till we woke up and got our brains and personalities going. One morning it struck me just how much of an impact one persons grumpiness had on others around them, and then it spread up and down the aisle. So between 12 and 15ish years or so ago, I decided I was going to make changes, I was going to do better and try as much as I disliked mornings to come in with a better attitude and at least a grin on the face and to stop grumping around. I also wanted to help my team mates/peers to do the same and if nothing else get them to at least change the grump to a grin. So I started doing this letter every morning, I would come in and do it first thing in the morning and send it out to about a dozen or so people. Over the years I added family, and some friends to it. At one point I went on vacation and my boss asked me were the letter was? That when it really hit on me that I was at least making some kind of difference. Over the years I know it has gone over seas with a few of our troops, and has been shared with other groups and individual have used, to even a couple on-air radio personalities have used bits and pieces from time to time. It's been fun, challenging at times, and have had to make changes in when I write it to accommodate changes in work schedules. But the idea is still the same the encouragement is still the same and my end goal is still the same. So that is my story on this 
   So where is it going today, what is my purpose to keeping this going, to putting it out every week, every work day. I now work at home, I don't have to deal with others, either on the phone or up and down an aisle cubical after stuffy cubical. I just take that wicked commute from my bedroom to my office, (converted 3rd, guest bedroom) plop down in my seat, open my laptop and start working. Why do I need to do this? Well for starters, I still hate mornings, seriously, but what I hate worse is working late and loosing sunlight to do things. So I get up and get my work done so I can go play and some mornings it is very difficult, others it's just the normal, Do I really have to do this, to just let me sleep kind of mornings. and even the I wanna go hide from the world days. And yes I am a 58 year old man, I don't have it all together, I have issues in life, I am not independently wealthy, I have dealt with back surgeries, I get migraines and the list goes on. Why do I share this, cause I want you to know I am struggling with a lot of the same things you are, I am not writing this for others, I am writing this for me first, and the rest of you second. I need pushed every morning, I need reminded the same things as if I was walking into an office building every day. 
   One of the questions that comes up is, it starts to get repetitive after a while. Let me ask you, does your work really change or do you do the same thing in and out. I know it gets old sometime. What do you think I'm thinking trying to write this thing. LOL. I try to find different ways to say it, That is one reason I have added the theme, it's just something different to change up the scenery a little. But bottom line is, we get up each day, we go to work each day, and we do the same thing day in and day out. So when you are reading it, and you start to go, this sounds familiar, well, grab it and own it, then go to the bottom, get your weird on with the holidays and food observances and run with it. The rest fo the time just know you are not alone, there is someone else out there struggling day in and day out just like you, and take some encouragement that we will stick together and we will make it. 
      I know this one has been a little longer than normal, but just felt it was the right time to do this. I know we all don't have a lot of time, especially in the mornings, that is why I like to keep them short, as stupidless as possible and something that you can either grin at or get a chuckle at, and realize there are others out there fighting to get another day going too. So with all that, let's get the hikers on, grab the staff, remember to be good neighbors and stewards of our resources and help others when we are give the opportunity to, and let's got get it done. And as we do, let's go make us a most Happy, Happy cause ain't no one else gonna do it for us. 
Your Morning Friend
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Pralines Day
Swim a Lap DayCelebration of the Senses
International Fairy Day or Faerie Day
Please Take My Children To Work Day
Stonewall National Monument Day
World UFO Day


Dingy Skipper Friday / 6-21-19

Dingy Skipper Friday EveryOne
Hallelujah Amen, we have come to the final day of the week, we have arrived at Friday and we have so much to look forward to at the end of this day, through the weekend. First we need to give thanks for getting us this far and ask for that extra push to help us get through this day. Many of us are running on fumes in the tank, the peg moved past E sometime yesterday and was so exhausted when finished that even the night sleep did not seem to help. But we can put away the hikers, we can put away so much of the heavy burdensome garments and grab the sprinters and what little you have to, to make you feel comfortable. Run free, Run hard, Run smart. Give it all you've got, we don't just want quantity but we need quality as well. So as we run today, sail, fight though all that wants to keep us from our destination, keep focus, keep your eye pointed towards the goal and give it all you've got. But don't let everything get in the way of a good day. We can not do it crabby, grumpy, with a bad attitude, just the opposite we need to take on this day with a sense of glee, happiness, joyfulness that we have been blessed to make it this far. Now for the Theme of the week, is types of butterflies, yup that's creatures that start out as caterpillars and morph into a beauty all their own, not by their own doing by by their creator. Along the way we will still encounter those in desperate need of help, we will stop, listen and help in any way we can and see them to the next care center for any additional help needed. Now we need to get this day rolling, sprinting, whatever it takes, put that vizor on, put on that smile and let's go nail it today, and make us a most Happy, Happy not only all day but all weekend as well. 
Your Morning Jester
Steve Gimmi  

Holidays & Observances:
National Peaches & Cream Day
National Smoothie Day
Go Skate Day
International Yoga Day
National Selfie Day
Finally Summer Day / Summer Solstice
Take a Road Trip Day
Take Your Dog to Work DayAnn & Samantha Day
Cuckoo Warning Day
Global Orgasm Day
Go Skateboarding Day
International Day of Yoga
National Daylight Appreciation Day
National Day of The Gong
National Sea Shell Day
National Selfie Day
Summer Solstice
Summer: 21-9/23
Take Back The Lunch Break Day
Tall Girl Appreciation Day
Ugliest Dog Day
World Giraffe Day
World Handshake Day
World Humanist Day
World Hydrography Day
World Music Day

National Chocolate Eclair Day - 22
National Onion Ring Day - 22
ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day - 22-23  
Baby Boomer's Recognition Day - 22
HVAC Technicians Day - 22 
Great American Backyard Campout - 22
Polar Bear Swim - 22 
Stupid Guy Thing Day - 22
World Rainforest Day - 22
Worldwide VW Beetle Day - 22

National Pecan Sandy Day - 23
National Columnists Day - 23
National Pink Day - 23
International Widows' Day - 23
Let It Go Day - 23
National Eat At A Food Truck Day - 23
National Hydration Day - 23 
Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments) - 23
Public Service Day - 23
Runner's Selfie Day - 23
SAT Math Day - 23 
Typing Day - 23
America's Kids Day - 23Carpenter Ant Awareness Week: 23-29 
Fish Are Friends, Not Food! Week: 23-29 
Lightning Safety Awareness Week: 23-29 
National Mosquito Control Awareness Week: 23-29 
Windjammer Days: 23-29


Map Thursday / 6-20-19

Map Thursday EveryOne
Tis the dawning of a new day and time to give glory for all that we have been afforded and blessed with. It has been a struggle all week, for some more than others, A few of you are just riding a cloud due to just life, love, something so positive that no words could explain to the rest of us what it means. For many of the rest of us we are scratching and scrapping just to get by. Hoping and praying we don't fall flat on our faces, can find where the next meal is coming from, worried about how the bills are going to be paid, and looking for changes that you know have to come from someplace other than you. But we need to reach down and pull on those hikers, pull on that which fits your duties, and take hold that staff and take that first step. You don't feel like reaching out, but there are those that are even more down and out that you and I and the best medicine to realize just how much better you have it, is to take the time to stop and listed and help those that need it. Sounds so simple, no, it is not easy, no, it is not going to fix your problems but it will give you a boost that will carry you through the day. When we choose to look outward at others than to focus in on us and poor pitiful me/us it will helps us focus on the attitude of gratitude. Thursday I call the workhorse day of the week. We need to gather all together, sift through what is working and what is not. We need to choose what is worth keeping and seeing to the end and what needs let go. Not easy, hard in many ways. But can do it and we will, and we will get off this mountain today and out past the tree line. To you happy birds, Encourage, uplift, share, spread good cheer in a heart felt way and not overbearingly. We all have something we can give, something we can share, something that can give a boost to another and keep ours looking up, focused on our goals for today only and go do what needs be done. Now time to get this show on the road and go make us a most Happy, Happy all the day long. 
Your Morning Penguin
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Vanilla Milkshake Day
Ice Cream Soda Day
National Bald Eagle DayAmerican Eagle Day
Bartender Day
Dump The Pump Day
Flitch of Bacon Day
Lambrusco Day
National Hike With A Geek Day
National Kouign Amann Day
National Library Legislative Day
National Nystagmus Awareness Day
Recess At Work Day
World Productivity Day
World Refugee Day



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Life on the Cape 2019 & Beach Shrimp / 6-19-19

   So life continues here on Cape Cod, were every day is full of sunshine and laying on the beach sipping a cool adult beverage and getting all the vitamin D you can soak in, Right? Hum, Ok you think that, and when you're vacationing and loosing yourself with a good book getting that tan, or traversing the back roads to miss the traffic to get to those quant shops on the rainy days. Well it can seem almost storybookish. Now don't get me wrong here, It's nice living here the other 9 months of the year, unless it's winter filled with nor'easters and/or extra cold temps. And yes summer does have it's pluses, my neighbor will tell you that as he is retired and just brought home 2 stripers, one for each him and his adult son. And yes the fried seafood is good, but seriously the world you enjoy playing in for a couple days, a week, a month or weekend, we have to still pay our mortgages, our electric bills, gas bills, doctors visits, everyday food bills (we can't afford to eat out every day). And then there is the upkeep to the homestead. Since I have moved in I have replaced the roof the trim the gutters, the appliances, the water heater and started a kitchen redo. Then came surgeries for my contractor, for me and all came to a halt. Now nearly 3 year later, I finally have the new flooring in boxes in my garage, I just ordered my cabinets today and will start ether in the next two weeks or put off till August depending on the time frame that my contractor can get here and get it done as I have them coming at the end of July then my Dad and his wife in September. So you still wanna move here? I have to laugh, although life has not been the easiest and I definitely could stand for a change in jobs that paid a bit (ok let's get real a lot more), I would not change a thing on being here. And there are still parts of my life that just won't get resolved no matter how hard I wish they would. My point to all this is, vacationing is so much different than the real world of living here full time. Sometimes we need reminded that there is two worlds here, the real and the fantasy, the working and the lazy leisure. Sometimes we need to learn to enjoy those places that are just meant to be fun on special occasions and find that permanent place that we live the rest of the time at and keep the two separate. But please while you are here, live it up and, have fun and enjoy yourself, while I stay in my house working to pay the bills. I'll come join you at the beach once I am done. Have a great and wonderful, all the time, right here on old Cape Cod.           Well this past weekend started the summer tour of Arts and Craft shows, festivals, farmers markets, shows and oh and oh. I love this time of year as I get to go visit with other artist, see what they are doing new, talk shop and encourage them on. This is another year that just do to finances and still carryovers from back surgery nag at me doing shows. Honestly, finances are more the issue, just being honest here, it cost money to put these on and each booth or spot coast, to show. So know that when you go to these free shows, free parking they really aren't free. So if you find something you like, help the artisan, the crafter, the foodie cover their cost and get something. This helps put money back into our community in the long run and helps support the small business owner. This past weekend, I was very discouraged when I heard one couple talking about getting out of shows as they were not making it. You try to encourage, to build up, but even some of the best products struggle in our economy, and it breaks my heart to see good people with good ideas and decent products get to that point. I'm not trying to guilt anyone into spending money they don't have, or should not be spending. But if someone does not let you know of what is happening, you see these folks out there and think they are there for free and are making lots of sales and able to just live a good life on what they are doing. Think again. So with all that, if you have a need, and someone at one of these arts and craft shows has what you need, get and support. 
      Now for a restaurant review, I had the pleasure of going to Arnolds Lobster and Clam Bar in Eastham right on Rt 6. www.arnoldsrestaurant.com. If you think all they have is Lobster you are totally mistaken, one of my friends that I sat with to eat with had gotten friend Scallops, seriously folks I don't know how they ate them all, The basket was heaping full. One of the other couples got a basket of onion rings a small, it was big enough to feed several of us as they graciously shared. I also got a glimpse of the fried oyster plate, yikes you better bring your appetite. The word is they are not cheap, well, if your looking for a $5 buck blue plate special then no you are not going to find that, however, you do not get cheated out of food, you get what you pay for and it is excellent food. There are other things on the menu if you have someone in your party that is not into seafood they do have burgers and hot dogs, good for those picky kids, or even a Veggie burger if that is your thing. But please give this place a try if you have never been there and be prepared to enjoy some of the best seafood on the Cape. Oh and take the green backs as they don't take credit cards. Then when you get done, go play a round of miniature golf, then before you leave grab some ice cream for dessert. It's a great and wonderful experience for the whole family. 
      Oh happy days are here again and summer solstice is knocking at the door, and the back door will stay locked until September 23. So with the sun coming up early the fishing boats are leaving more like in the middle of the night to most of you, but with the full moon guiding them it has been wonderful to watch them glide out of the harbor and out to sea. Well there is not much to report in the way of boating incidents but every once in a while you just have to wonder. Come to find out earlier this week, I guess our Hyannis PoPos had to pull someone from the harbor, the story was reported that he was washing his garments and fell into the brink. Apparently a little inebriated they say at 2am in the morning. Where I grow up, the next comment would be, "YA THINK" Oh well, lesson to learn, don't drink then try to wash your garments still on in salt water in the middle of the night, come to think about it, anytime. Oh well glad they got him out. With the clear skies earlier I have had some reports that our beacon has been seen out as far as 35 miles and we feel pretty good about that being only 48 feet tall but sitting about 85 feet up from the beach. I have heard some beacons can shine as far out as 50 miles. But they are a little taller than ours and sit a bit higher in the air, but I felt pretty good when i heard this. Well those that are coming to visit are still mild numbers as schools are just starting to let out for summer break. I feel by this next weekend we will start to see a jump in the numbers. So get here while you can still find a parking spot, LOL, but if you can only come during peak hours and days, bring it on we will fit you in and find you a place in lines to see what you want to see and learn about. Please remember that our parking is only for the lighthouse and station and not for the beach and there really is no full access to the beach from our point anyway so find a closer spot please. Oh and we do not charge for our parking so no need to dig through the change purse. Well, this is starting to drag on, the rain we are having as I am relaying this to that young reporter I am hoping gets out of here by the weekend and think it should. I have putting his young man to work more and more as he comes, he learns from me, and not going to admit it but he's taught me a few things as well. He's a good kid and I think someday can go more places then I ever was able to. Ok have a great and wonderful, especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod and hope to see you real soon.        This month we are back to seafood and this time the name just fits the time of the year so I just could not pass it up. Now I know that Cape Cod is not know for it's shrimp but I look at it as seafood is seafood regardless of where it comes from. And sometimes you just have to go with the flow. So take a look at this, it is really yummy, and I was although thinking you could do a party as this being one side and a good Shish Kabob (if you have to ruin it use beef, or chicken) and do a Mediterranean Beach Party, that's a double yum. But seafood is what is on the menu and I am ready to get this going. Happy eats on this one (really wanna say the other but not sure of the legal ramifications). 

      This week's recipe: Beach Shrimp

      3      lb         large unpeeled raw shrimp 
    16      oz        bottle Italian dressing
1 3/4      Tbsp    freshly ground pepper
      2      cloves  garlic, pressed
      2      each     lemons, halved (4 halves)
   1/4      cup       chopped fresh parsley
   1/2      cup       butter, cut up

      Place shrimp, dressing, garlic, and pepper in a 13x9 inch baking dish, tossing to coat. Squeeze juice from lemons over shrimp mixture and stir. Add lemon halves to pan. Sprinkle evenly with parsley: dot with butter (and lightly dust with Old Bay Seasoning:Optional but I like this added). Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Serve in pan. 
      Easy to double.  For picnics, potlucks and beach parties, use foil disposable roaster pans. Serve with French bread a salad and white wine, summer sangria or a blond beer.      

Dogface Wednesday / 6-19-19

Dogface Wednesday EveyOne
Well time to wake up and smell the coffee my friends, we come to that day that halfway through the day we will be halfway through the week. The moment we step over that line on the top of the mountain peak and start down the backside we will be closer to the finish line than to the starting line. I've said this in the past and will say it again today, when we get there, let's take a moment to look back and see just how far we have come. Sometimes when it's struggle we really don't get just how far we have traveled. Then I want you to turn and look ahead, see where we need to go, map it out in your head then get moving off the backside of the mountain as that is not the end of the day. So let's get the hikers on, the elements protection, grab hold that staff and let's get this parade started. Along the way we will encounter those who really need our help. Be prepared to stop, listen and lend a hand in any way we can. Now for those of you early birds, may the heavens bless you with a wicked awesome day, may you be sensitive to those those that morning is not their time of day, and may you spread a smile of encouragement to all who cross your paths. To you who's day does not start with the birds or at the first ray of sunlight, stay focused and find that attitude of gratitude and hold on tight to it and make the most of what has been given you in every way and sense of the word. The climb will be tough, I have heard the galactic travels are running into some real meteor storms and that those on the high seas are doing all they can to steady the ship through their uncalming seas. Stay the course, keep the hope, and may your faith be what carries you through each and every moment of this this day. Now it's time, let's get to it and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long in everything we do and say.
Your Morning Guru
Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:
National Dry Martini Day
National Kissing Day
World Sauntering DayFree BSD Day
Garfield the Cat Day
International Day For The Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
National Watch Day
World Sickle Cell Day
World Sauntering Day



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Zebra Tuesday / 6-18-19

Zebra Tuesday EveryOne

Good Morning Mr Sunshine, (yes the Bee Gees) Ok, for those of you who had a wicked cool day yaa for you and time to get up and get it going. But for those of you who did not, and this morning is looking more like a Blue Morning Blue Day (by Foreigner), time to put what can not be changed behind you, and focus on what is before you and what you have control over. Ok so control may seem relative, but really, we all have some handle over things in our lives. The way we think, the way we act, the decision to be positive or negative and the list goes on. We have those choices that we can make, and they are not predetermined and it all starts right here, right now, as we are pulling on our hikers, dawning our outfits, our whatever that suits our particular journey. Yesterday is behind us, tomorrow is yet to come, but today is here and now before us. So pick up your staff, pick up your feet and let’s get this show on the road. It’s a brand new day and let’s make the most of whatever is given us. Now as we come on those who are still in dire struggles be ready to stop, listen and lend a hand in whatever way we can and see them to the next care center as needed. Now time to get this day on the buzz, to the line and on the go, and as we do let’s go make us a most Happy, Happy, cause no one else is going to do that for us.

Your Morning Coach

Steve Gimmi


Holidays & Observances:International Picnic Day
National Cheesemakers DayNational Cherry Tart DayNational Splurge DayNational Sushi DayGo Fishing DayAutistic Pride DayClark Kent’s Birthday (Superman)
Sustainable Gasteronomy Day

Peacock Monday / 6-17-19

Peacock Monday EveryOne

Morning on and all and welcome to another Magical Mystery Tour (as the beetles once said), just not induced by psychedelic stimulants we hope. But the words do ring out an interesting picture of what lies before us each Monday as we step out into a brand new week. The future is always a mystery as we know not what is down or up each path, We do not know what is in the depths of space, we know not what is around each corner but the tour, the trek, the climb must go on. To some this becomes very daunting and unnerving event to the point it overtakes them. Some physically, some mentally, but when we come upon them we need to take the time to lend a hand, help in the same way you would want help if is that position, see them to the next care center and move on.  i know I go over this everyday, but it’s important, as we could find ourselves in that same spot without warning, at any time. So as this day, this weeks begins and we start pulling on our hiking shoes, putting on our uniforms if that is what’s required, getting ready in whatever way we need to, let’s take the time to also prepare our minds and our hearts for the tasks that lie before us. We need to focus on what needs done, do it right, do it well, do it to the best of our abilities. We need to embrace that attitude of gratitude and look at the glass half full not half empty and try in all things to bring a smile to whatever comes our way. So are you ready? Me? I doubt it, but it’s here and we need to get it going and need to make it work. Mine is another mountain climb so I’m gonna grab that staff and get to the starting line and to my best efforts go make this a most Happy, Happy all day long in whatever I say and do. Will you come join me ? 

Your Morning Friend

Steve Gimmi


Holidays & Observances:National Apple Strudel Day
National Cherry Tart Day Eat Your Vegetables DayNational Garbage Man Day
Ride To Work Day (Motorcycles)
Ryan Moran Day
Stewarts Root Beer Day
World Day To Combat Desertification and Drought
World Tesselation DayBartender of The Year Week: 17-20  Link
National Week of Making: 17-23  Link
Meet A Mate Week: 17-23
National Pollinator Week: 17-23

Green Apple Friday / 6-14-19

Green Apple Friday EveryOne

Let’s jump up and down and shout from the rooftops, (ok just don’t do it before 8, there are those around my neighborhood that are actually on vacation and personally I would really be hacked off if someone was out screaming from the roof tops before 8). Anyway, do it in your head, get your brain’s mojo going and if you need to, do a soft shoe two step boogie to get you in the groove. That’s right folks we have arrived at the beginning of the last, so first things first, away with the hikers and on with the sprinters. Take that staff and put it down and pick up that vizor and the sun screen and let’s head to the beach. Today is an Ironman challenge from beginning to end, if you don’t know that’s, swimming, biking and running all together, one triathlon. So it is going to be grueling today, it is going to be long, hot and tiring, but it will be worth it all when we cross that line. So we need to find that attitude of gratitude and dig deep and give it all we’ve got from front to end. Ok remember bad things, hard times does not take a vacation or a break, and even though it is Friday there are still those that are in a deep hurt and in great need, so we will take the time to stop, listen and help in whatever way we can and see them to the next care center, then get back on your way as quickly as we possible. Oh the theme: These flavors are all Tootsie Roll Fruit Flavors and there are are 3 more to go with these, check them out they are tasty treats.  Now we need to go give this day all we have, leave nothing in the take, and nothing on the table. Make it the best of the best and a day like no other. So with all that let’s get to the line and go, go, go and make us a most Happy, Happy all day and all weekend long.

Your Morning Jester

Steve Gimmi


Holidays & Observances National Strawberry Shortcake Day
Flag Day
Monkey Around DayArmy’s Birthday
Family History Day
Flag Day
Hydranencephaly Awareness Day
International Bath Day
National Bourbon Day
National Flip Flop Day
Pause for the Pledge Day
Poultry Days: 14-16
Wear Blue Day
Work@Home Father’s Day
(World) Blood Donor Day

Lobster Day – 15
World Gin Day – 15National Cannoli Day – 15National Hollerin’ Contest Day – 15
National Nature Photography Day – 15Smile Power Day – 15
Global Wind Day – 15
World Juggler’s Day – 15Dollars Against Diabetes Day(s) – 15-16 
Global Wind Day – 15
Magna Carta Day – 15
Mermaid Day – 15 
Native American Citizenship Day – 15
Nature Photography Day – 15
National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers – 15 
Prune Day – 15
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15 Link
World Juggling Day – 15
Worldwide Day of Giving – 15

National Fudge Day – 16
Father’s Day – third Sunday – 16
Fresh Veggies Day – 16Bloomsday – 16 
Family Awareness Day – 16 
Husband Caregiver Day – 16 
Ladies’ Day (Baseball) – 16
Turkey Lovers Day –  16Animal Rights Awareness Week: 16-22 
National Craft Spirits Week: 16-22 
National Play Catch Week: 16-22
Old Time Fiddlers Week: 16-22 
Universal Father’s Week: 16-22