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. 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

Grape Thursday / 6-13-19

Grape Thursday EveryOne

Wow, what a week it’s been, I have heard everything from awesome to, just show me the finish line. But whatever your end of the scale is or just caught in the middle, the good point is we are here today and together. So let’s take a clue from the birdies and get those feathers fluffed and put a chip in our chirp and rise and shine. Mentally folks mentally, I figure you are already physically up if you are readying this, Dah. While we are fluffing, we might as well get those hikers on and find that staff, the trip down the back side of the mountain can get a little steep and a little tricky so you will use it from start to finish. Thursday is always a workhorse kind of day for me, pulling all the loose ends together, weeding out what is not working well and redirecting those that have gotten out of control and getting them all going in the right direction. This is the day we come off the mountain and and clear the forest line by end of day. So there is a lot to go on but we have gotten this far, and there is no turning back even if we wanted to. There are those that have lost there way, that have fallen, that are sick, that have been attacked in ways we can not imagine, so be ready to stop and listen and help in whatever way we can and see them to the next care center. Now before this day gets away from us and leaves us behind let’s do it and give it all we’ve got and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.

Your Morning Penguin

Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:Cupcake Lover’s Day
Kitchen Klutz of America DayNational Cucumber DayNational Weed Your Garden Day
Sewing Machine DayInternational Albinism Awareness Day
National Career Nursing Assistants Day
Random Acts of Light
Roller Coaster DayNational Hermit Week: 13-20
National Nursing Assistants Week: 13-19
US Open Golf Championship: 13-16
Duct Tape Days: 13-15

Mornings or Nights & Marinated Veggie Salad / 6-12-19

So another week has passed us by, the sun continues to warm the sands by day and the moon reflects upon the ripples by night. The wonders that are illuminated around us every day, mornings and nights here on Cape Cod. As the mornings come alive here on the Cape at the ungodly hour of 4:30am for first light and sunrise at 5:05am. Unless you are a real lover of morning or a light sleeper and wake at the sound of the first chirp of a cardinal, or better you’ve stayed up all night, your not going to appreciate what I’m about to say. The sunrises of any of the beaches is spectacular enough but go out to the lower and outer Cape off Nauset Beach,  Coast Guard Beach, National Seashore or Race Point are just out of this world. Watching the sun come up over the Atlantic Ocean horizon first filling the sky with colors that you can dream of mixing on an artists pallet. Then the sun starts to peak up above the horizon and the glow becomes more intense. If you are near one of the lighthouses to capture a picture with the sun just over the line with the light tower either right behind or just off to one side makes for a wicked picture. As the sun continues to climb, everything on land begins to come alive with only the energy the suns life can give. Be there when some of the surf fisherman (and woman) pull in a nice size Striper is just about as exciting as catching on yourself. Ok, well, not quit but still exciting to see. But find someplace this year to go and watch it at least one.       Now many of you folks who are early to bed people, being out as the sun sets at 8:15pm then last light at 8:49pm may be pushing it. But if you are able you those of you who love to be out when the sun is just setting there are several spots to watch a great sunset. Find a boardwalk as in Yarmouth Port at Grays Beach and Bass Hole Boardwalk, or Sandwich Boardwalk. Or to find a pier like in Woods Hole or go out to the point by the Nobska Lighthouse, or Hyannis, or even Chatham, or many of the beaches along Nantucket Sound are just special places to watch the moon set. One other place is along the Cape Cod Canal and then as the Sun sets and the moon rises and the lights on the bridges come on is just another wicked awesome thing to see. Finding a special restaurant that looks out over a marsh or either the Bay or the Sound also makes for an awestruck moment and can be very romantic. But remember guys, hand holding can lead to trouble, if you get my drift, especially in that kind of setting, so be prepared.       The bottom line folks is this no matter if you are a morning person or a night owl there is something spectacular waiting to be discovered for any size party from 1 to many. So get it together and find your way to this awesome place, and have a great and wonderful time right here on old Cape Cod.           So business report/ travel tips lists. So far this year I have covered the Wineries, only a few of them on the Cape but they are wonderful. The Breweries (those numbers are growing) Mini Golf Courses, Farmers Markets, Honey Producers, and Coffee Roasters. I will continue for the next few weeks on more lists of places to go and things to see and hopefully most will be free or at least family fee friendly. But I have one blurb first, Kappy’s of Hyannis is having a BeerFest on Saturday June 22 from 2-5 check out the details on their events page on their website.       From a small business report this list is going to be a very delicious review. From a consumption viewpoint they are as tasty as it gets. I open that while you are here on Cape Cod you can find one of these places to enjoy and if you live here, what’s keeping you from going and picking something up, you have visitors coming in and want to spend time with them and not in the kitchen. So with all that, the list is Pie Shops and Baked goods Shops.             Marion’s Pie Shop – Chatham            Centerville Pie Shop – Centerville (dah)            Pies A La Mode – Teaticket            Pie in the Sky Shop – Woods Hole            Connies Bakery – Provincetown            Hole in One Bakery – Eastham            Cottage Street Bakery – Orleans            Buckies Biscotti – Dennis Port            UnderGround Bakery – Dennis            Great Island Bakery – South Yarmouth            Little Miss CupCape – Hyannis            Ella’s Bakery – Hyannis            Amie Bakery – Osterville            Beth’s Bakery – Sandwich            White Lion Baking Comp – Mashpee            Washashore Bakery – Mashpee      I am sure I am missing some, so sorry if I did not get you on this list. but folks seriously, there are some outstanding bakeries, pie shops, cafes related to these shops, pastry shops and more like bagel and bread shops which I did not even go into. Another way to eat your way around Cape Cod then roll you all the way home. LOL, Seriously we all don’t each this way everyday, but when on vacation or staycation you might as well live up. Then back home and back to reality the diet comes back to balance the sugar rush. So get out there and go enjoy.                      Hello my friends, well I hope this past week has been good for you, I know we had an unbelievable gorgeous weekend and the turnout to the station and lighthouse was extremely good. Those that chose to make the climb to the top and the lamp room got some spectacular views, seeing some container boats, and lots of other local craft ot for a day in the sun. Now many of you have heard all the whoop-de-do about an Orca whale about 75 miles off the elbow (Chatham/Monomoy Island). Trust me they are a beautiful sight to see. But in reality this is a normal thing this time of year as they travel north to Labrador & Newfoundland. Took some radio jockey dude by the name of Joe Rosetti to put the word out on that one. As he put it, when you see one 500 yards from shore then he will get excited about it. We see him out there on the beaches quite a bit on the weekends and twilight with that camera of his taken a might fine lot of pictures. Seems he’s pretty good at it, so check him out. Anyway, there have been a few boating issues, more over in the Buzz than around here, and then some yahoo who wanted to take more than his fare share of catch. Please watch the laws and obey them, overfishing just ruins it for everyone. So on with other things, time to start looking at whale watching cruises as the whales are slowly returning as well. Also a great time to remind you if you are going out a bit listen for the Coast Guard Reports to where they are at to stay the legal distance from them. Well thats about it for another week. More good weather on the way so more great views from the lamp room and maybe as the whales continue to return you will see some from up there. Hope to see you soon and have a great and wonderful, especially if you can do it right here on Cape Cod.    
      I am always good with salads in the summertime and this one looked relatively easy and when you get to the marinade it will look familiar to other salads similar. You’ll get the point when we get there. So this salad just goes a bit further than most and really shows the options that can go into a marinated salad. So as you go down the list to what goes in it, you can either eliminate some things or switch them out for others or add things. Salads are a great place to experiment with ingredients and not loose the overall taste of what you are trying to achieve. So have fun with this and let’s get this show on the road.
      This Week’s Recipe: Marinated Veggie Salad
      1      can      green beans      1      can      wax beans      1      can      pinto beans      1      can      whole kernel corn      1      can      green peas      1      cup      chopped celery      1      cup      chopped onion      1      cup      chopped green pepper      1      can      sliced water chestnuts      1      jar        sliced pimentos
      Marinade:      1      cup      sugar   3/4      cup      white vinegar   1/4      cup      tarragon vinegar   1/2      cup      water              seasoned salt to taste
       Drain all vegetables; add enough marinade to cover vegetables and let stand overnight in refrigerator to season. 

Vanilla Wednesday / 6-12-19

Vanilla Wednesday EveryOne 

Hello, hello, hello, and how do you do? OK you got up out of bed, your smelling the coffee or tasting your tea, you were able to put on brush your own teeth and brush your own hair. Stop and think about it, I know some of you are already there, but many are not. We struggle getting up in the mornings, getting going and it’s all because of a fracture in our thinking. We look at the glass half empty not half full, we dread what we can not change instead of looking for ways to make the best of things or other ways around the obstacles preventing us from doing what we need or want to. We choose a bad attitude instead of a good one, and let it bring us down instead of rising up. This is Wednesday, this is halfway day, this is hump-day. this is the day we crest the mountain and as we do become closer to the end than going back to the beginning. So we have so much to shoot for today, so much to achieve, so much to go after, don’t start it in the dumpster and have to climb out of that too. There are so many folks that are already there and can’t find there way out, those are the ones we need to stop, and listen, and lend a hand to. We need to be ready to be helper not the hinderer. We need to be the sunshine, not the cloudy skies be the Happy Harry, not the Debbie Downer, and if need see them to the nearest care center. Now all this yakking and we need to get going and what have we on our feet? Nothing, so let’s get those hikers on and grab that staff, remember once we get to the top that is only way. Take a quick glance back to where we started and note how far we have come they turn and mentally map out were we need to go then get moving off the back side of the mountain for the second half of the day. Now let’s get it going and give it all we’ve go and make us a most Happy, Happy all day long. 

Your Morning Guru

Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
International Falafel DayInternational Cachaça Day National Jerky Day Red Rose DayCrowded Nest Awareness Day
Superman Day
Victims of Orlando, Florida Attack Day
World Day Against Child Labor

Lemon Tuesday / 6-11-19

Lemon Tuesday EveryOne

Well, we made it through Monday and here we are at a new day and another chance to correct everything we did wrong yesterday. The sun came up and life is going on, Ok so it’s raining in your neck of the woods, doesn’t matter the sun still came up so get over it we all need a little rain in life to help things grown. Really, get an umbrella! You pull on the hikers, and get them well laced, you take you staff in one hand and the umbrella in the other and we have a job to do, so we will go do it regardless of what is coming out of the sky. Just think at least (unless you are reading this in the southern hemisphere) it’s not that white stuff coming from the heavens, and I ain’t talken about manna. You see, we look at life so much as a drudgery, when it is a gift, and it is not about what has been thrown our way but what we do with it. So let’s get that attitude in check and make sure we have got the happy button pushed, (don’t fake it, make it real for you and those around you) and let’s get ready to go. As we do the commercial time, but in all seriousness we need to be reminded daily, to ready to help those that we come on that in real need. Stop, listen, and help in any and all way. Now let’s get this day on the go, go, go and make the most of what is given us and make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.

Your Morning Coach

Steve Gimmi

Holidays & Observances:National German Chocolate Cake Day
National Corn on the Cob DayNational Cotton Candy Day
National Making Life Beautiful Day
World Pet Memorial Day
Call Your Doctor DayScleroderma Awareness Month 
Skyscraper Month
Sorghum Month 
Sports America Kids Month
Student Safety Month
Turkey Lovers Month
Vision Research Month
World Naked Bike Ride Month 
Women’s Golf Month
World Infertility Month 
World Sponge Month

Cherry Monday / 6-10-19

Cherry Monday EveryOne

Hello and welcome back to the never ending cycle of life, where what goes up must come down and what goes round, does come around. The cycle of life, the sun, moon and stars, another day, week, month and year, and that absolute endless task called work. And if you think it ends with retirement, guess again just ask a retired person, it don’t even end there, just different responsibilities. So let’s get this day on the go and meet it all head on with all we’ve got. The footwear is still one of thee most important parts of anything we would or would not put on, so get them hikers pulled on and laced up well, find a good staff that will support you and let’s get out there to the starting line. One of the other things we need to check an be sure it is turn on and at high volume is a good attitude. I know it’s Monday but that doesn’t matter, we need to get it on right from the beginning and take this day and this week by storm. Last note before it all happens, there are those out there that need our help, don’t turn a blind eye or a deaf ear, be ready to help those that need it, even if they need directed to the next care center. Now let’s get this day and week on the roll and give it all we’ve got and go make us a most Happy, Happy all day long.

Your Morning Friend

Steve Gimmi

Holidays & ObservancesNational Iced-Tea Day
Herbs & Spices Day
National Black Cow Day A root beer float made with chocolate ice cream. 
National Iced Tea Day
National Rosé Wine DayBall Point Pen DayRace Unity DayMen’s Health Week: 10-16Oral Health Month
Perennial Gardening Month
Pharmacists Declare War on Alcoholism Month
Potty Training Awareness Month
Professional Wellness Month
PTSD Awareness Month
Rebuild Your Life Month