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Celebrate Celiac Awareness Day

If you’re a lover of grains and light breads, cereals, and pastries, then you have a life deeply steeped in gluten. Throughout the world, this includes most people as bread has been, in all its forms, one of the foundational ingredients in most cultures diets. Celiac Awareness Day was developed to raise awareness of the condition that makes the consumption of gluten a painful and harrowing experience, and the millions of people who experience it.

History Of Celiac Awareness Day

Celiac Awareness Day was developed by the United States Senate to raise awareness of this condition, stating in their resolution that we all “should become more informed and aware of celiac disease.” Celiac disease was first discovered by Samuel Gee in 1888, a pediatrician who recognized that the symptoms he was observing were all tied to the diet of his patients. In honor of this man and the lives that he has helped to make better through awareness and education about this disease, his birthday was selected as the yearly celebration for Celiac Awareness Day.

Celiac disease affects the lower intestine and occurs in those who have a genetic predisposition to the condition. The disease is a result as part of a reaction to gluten, a protein found primarily in grains like barley, wheat, and rye. While it can persist into adulthood, it is most common among those aged six months to two years, and in these patients can cause serious issues due to poor nutrient absorption, often causing anemia. For all sufferers of Celiac disease, the only treatment is a lifelong diet free from gluten.


JOKE OF THE DAY

thanks, Valerie
Am I Getting To THAT Age??? 

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

WORD OF THE DAY

felix culpa

The Fall of Man, 1592

MEANING:
noun: An error or disaster that has fortunate consequences.


ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin felix culpa (happy fault). Earliest documented use: 1913. A related word is serendipity.


NOTES:
Felix culpa is also known as a fortunate fall or happy accident. In Christianity, the fall of Adam and Eve is seen as a felix culpa since it resulted in the coming of Christ. 


USAGE:
“I’ve watched hundreds of clients turn all sorts of disasters — getting cancer, losing a loved one, going bankrupt — into felix culpae.”
Martha Beck; Reversal of Bad Fortune; O, The Oprah Magazine (New York); Jul 2014.

“Seawater had protected us, at least after Duke William, and his invasion was a felix culpa, since it bound Britain into European civilisation and prevented us from becoming part of south Scandinavia.”
Bruce Anderson; The Depths of Tranquillity; The Spectator (London, UK); Sep 15, 2018.

Social Distancing For Dogs

TODAY’S ARTIST 
thanks, Natalie

Louis Valtat (French: [valta]; 8 August 1869 – 2 January 1952)

was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Fauves (“the wild beasts”, so named for their wild use of color), who first exhibited together in 1905 at the Salon d’Automne.[1] He is noted as a key figure in the stylistic transition in painting from Monet to Matisse.


IDIOM OF THE DAY

What does ‘Be all ears’ mean?

Meaning: If you are all ears, you are very eager to hear what someone has to say.

DAILY SQUEEK

If You Were Born Today, September 13

Extremely creative, you are also able to turn your creations into something practical. A born entrepreneur, you seem to have endless new ideas. It’s best to watch a tendency to over-analyze your relationships. You are fully capable of taking the lead; nevertheless, you enjoy serving in some manner, whether it’s through teaching or simply finding joy in attending to others’ needs. You are clever, witty, and your sense of humor is mischievous. Sarcasm comes easily to you, but be careful it’s not too biting. Overall, you have the feeling that you can win others over with your wit, and you usually can! Your ability to solve problems is next to none. Famous people born today: 

1660 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), born in London, England (d. 1731)

1775 Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1868)

1857 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, born in Derry Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)

1874 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (2nd Quartet) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

1903 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

thanks, Riley

(Not So) TOTALLY USELESS FACTS OF THE DAY

In 1719, prisoners in Paris were offered freedom as long as they were willing to marry a prostitute and move to Louisiana.


Your head ages more quickly than your feet. Your feet are closer to the center of the Earth’s gravitational field, where time moves slightly slower.

About 16.4 million Americans believe chocolate milk comes from brown cows.

READERS INFO

1.
1990 –

The law-enforcement series Law & Order debuted on the NBC television network; the show became one of the longest-running prime-time TV dramas in the United States.

2.
Sept 14, 1879 –

American social reformer Margaret Sanger, who was a founder of the birth-control movement in the United States and an international leader in the field, was born.

3.
Coronavirus Style by Sylvia, CAN DO Correspondent
Upholstery & Mattress Spray Cleaner

  • 150ml plain shampoo
  • 150ml alcohol
  • 90ml hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 L water

In a bucket add water, shampoo, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and mix. Transfer everything to a PET bottle using a funnel. If putting into a spray bottle, do not close the bottle for 5 hours, to get rid of oxygenation or the bottle may burst.

To apply to a mattress, use a brush to scrub it and then wipe down with a dry cloth. This can also be used on upholstery. The alcohol helps in it quickly drying, while helping to eliminate dust mites and bacteria.


COFFEE

thanks, Ella

PICTURES OF THE DAY

Aglianico is a red wine grape grown in the Campania and Basilicata regions of Italy. It has also recently been planted in Australia, where it thrives in a predominantly sunny climate. The grape is believed to have originated in Greece, and was introduced to Italy by the Phoenicians. The name is in fact a corruption of ‘Ellenico’ the Italian word for ‘Greek’.


Strike a Pose 

Thoughts Of A Dog

knit
thanks, Emma

Kero Scarf

knit
thanks, Cindy

Introducing Vertices

knit


knit

Martha Stewart Coming Home Pooch Poncho

CROCHET PATTERNS OF THE DAY 

thanks, Valerie, Canadian Correspondent

Crisscross Throw

crochet
thanks, Helen

Scarf

crochet
thanks, Emily


crochet

crochet

Blooming Flower Dish Cloths

RECIPE
thanks, Shelley, New York Food Correspondent

PANTRY RECIPE

thanks, Debbie


CROCKPOT RECIPE

VEGAN/ VEGETARIAN RECIPE

Both vegetarian and vegan diets may provide health benefits, including reduced body weight, lower cholesterol levels, and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, it is important for vegetarians and vegans to ensure that they are meeting all of their nutritional requirements.

thanks, Alice

COPYCAT RECIPE 

thanks, Jenny

RETRO RECIPE
thanks, Ann

SWEETS RECIPE

thanks, Abby

ADULT COLORING


FUN

thanks, Bonnie


CRAFTS

thanks, Claire

thanks, Sonja

Mexican Yarn Painting

PUZZLE



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ICE BREAKER
thanks, Kris

You can use ‘ice breaker questions’ to build a rapport, enabling strangers to engage in back and forth conversion. With a little practice and possibly a beer or two, you’ll be breaking more ice than the Titanic. 

What’s The Wildest Thing You’ve Ever Done In A Hotel Room?

QUOTE

thanks, Winnie


CLEVER 

thanks, Shelley

EYE OPENER 
thanks, Mia

Interactive journey reveals the top songs of each week since 1958

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Much of writing might be described as mental pregnancy with successive difficult deliveries. -J.B. Priestley, author (13 Sep 1894-1984)

OPTICAL ILLUSION

This boat looks like it’s floating in the air, but it’s really just floating on water. The reason this illusion works is because of how crystal clear the water is. You can see straight to the bottom, where the shadow lurks.

Because of this, the shadow looks like it’s at the top of the water, with the boat floating above it. We promise boats don’t fly though. Just look at the person at the end of the boat dangling their legs in the water for proof!

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